amh wrote:Adam7986: Your "proof" made me laugh, it proves what happened, which is that I did not trace. The photo bear is missing a back leg that is present on my design, as well as facing the wrong way, look at the left cheek. also, mine has a bigger tummy and a completely different front leg that extrudes beyond the tree. Not to mention the fact that you modified size and rotated the image to fit the outline of the silhouette I drew. The only thing that has any similarity is some parts of the outline (even that it does very loosely), which in turn is only part of a bear, which in turn is just one element of my design.
Dude I think your previous work was really good and I really don't want you stop trying to be an artist and designer, you have awesome potential. My whole problem is with the denying of everything. your right I had to blow up your wall paper image and rotate it to fit, but that is natural step if you made the bear silhouette smaller to fit your image, so you can't really count that against me.
As I explained earlier, I didn't want to take 45 mins and perfectly crop the photo and another hour to make the silhouette the same way you did. But the bear fits, and I actually made it smaller in the shadow so people could see how the lines match up, if made it the exact same size it would just look like I pasted the bear over your image.
Look man, I really am not doing this to attack you, I have no reason to, you seem like a good guy; however, the fact remains that pretty clearly you didn't draw this as you said you did. I made the images initially to see for myself and decided to post them because they were so clearly the same.
And for your claim about artists tracing, if take an image and do an interpretation of it with the image owners permission, that is allowed. If I take a copy written image, change it and claim it as my own, well thats just plain wrong.
I hope you see that you are better than doing that and continue to work on your art. You do well when you try on your own, but please don't tell us that this is an original piece when it clearly is not.