The Unicorn speaks to anyone’s imagination. We grow up with them displayed in any kids store, and featured in many movies. Usually portrayed as a white horse with a big horn on its forehead. They signify purity. No one but a virgin female is allowed to approach this creature. Anyone else will either get speared by the horn, or die upon touching the magical creature.
Sooner or later this will happen to all of us. Your art will be stolen for one or another reason and you’re left at the sideline wondering how you are gonna solve this copyright infringement.
Sadly, there is very little protection for artists, and the digital age makes theft a lot easier. In this article, we take you on a ride with Helena Fantasy Art, who had one of her masterpieces called ‘Lady Elluna’ taken from her by a Chinese company for a 3D game.
Creature design is a wonderful subject. Few artists didn’t attempt at least once to make a creature design work. Be that a hybrid, a whole new creature, or maybe a design that roots into some form of technology. But what makes a good creature design?
Surrounded by fauns and mermaids, chimera and centaurs, one may think ‘oh, creature design is easy, we take one part, and add another animal part, maybe even a third and we’re done. But it isn’t that simple. Sure, we can make wonderful creature designs by cutting and pasting animal parts, but true creature design is FAR more than that.
There are many scammers out there, and many ways they can scam you ánd others at the same time. Back in the days, it was a mastery to make a forgery of an existing artwork. These days, one just needs a free art-program to steal your art, or even simply just copy and paste. So, how to protect your art from plagiarism and copyright infringements in this day and age?
Creating a creature from scratch sounds wonderful. You wake up from a dream and have this wonderful impression of a great beast. But when you are drawing from imagination, it’s nothing like that mighty beast you saw in your dreams. Why is that?
It has little to do with your skills in art, the explanation is more complex and interesting than that.