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Why “credit to the owner” is one of the shittiest things you can do to an artist.


I see it on social media all the time. Someone posts art that they did not create, and below the illustration write; "credit to the owner", or makes an amv containing art, with no links or names to the original artists.

This is a really shitty thing to do and let me tell you why.

I work fulltime as a freelance artist. It’s really hard work, especially if you’re just starting out like I am (been doing it for a little more than a year).
You have to constantly share your art and advertise yourself to the world. Hunt work wherever you think you can find it.
There’s a lot of artists out there competing for work, and it’s a constant battle.

One of the most important things for a working artist is to be seen.
Getting an audience, getting people to share your art or talk about it. If the right people see your art, it could lead to work.

So if you post work by an artist, make sure to credit properly! Link to the artists dA/tumblr/blog/whatever. Zerochan and weheartis are not sources!

If you don’t know who made the art, look for the source! There’s a lot of different ways to do this!
If you still can’t find the original art, simply don’t post it.
Don’t. Post. It.

You might just want something ‘pretty’ to have on your blog, and you just “found the art on google!”, but don’t be lazy.
Look for the source and credit the hard work of the artist.

Not adding credit when posting other peoples art is robbing an artist of future work. As dramatic as it sounds, you’re killing the artist.

blitzywing said: 32557

agentbartomanoff said: he says 32557 ! [the word is serial number, i think !]

toejones said: 32557 c:

Thank you so much to the 3 of you! ♥ I wanted to finish my art tonight and I needed this number. It’s gonna be really helpful :D And now, back to art! ^^

Guys do you know what is Bucky ID number?

Hi, sorry for the stupid question.

I googled it but I can’t find the answer. What is Bucky Barnes ID number (I’m not even sure it’s called like that).

In The 1st Avenger, when Bucky is in Hydra’s facility, just before Steve comes to rescue him, he’s repeating a number, something like "Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes 5234…". I can’t hear what he’s saying.

I had a gif in my computer with this number but I can’t find it. I need it for a drawing so if you could help me, that would be great!

Thanks a lot ♥

ETA: 32557! You are awesome thank you so much!!

ETA 2: Thegeminisage just sent me the complete serial number. I think their answer could help other people so I’m posting it here:

"Bucky only mumbles five numbers in the movie but actually, each serial number is supposed to have eight digits! the full one, 32557038, is in the First Avenger Comic, and I posted the screencap of it here some time ago:”

Thank you so much! ♥

Anonymous: I just wanted to thank you for leaving anon on. I like sending kind messages to people when I can, I've sent you some too! But often when people don't have anon on, and I send them with my real name, I get no reply, yet typically I get responses when anon. IDK what it is that's wrong with my username or icon?? But for me people like you are a blessing, who are talented and kind yet always leave anon on for people who may be shy or have strange luck. Anyway, I really enjoy your art! Thankyou!!

Hi shy!anon :)

Thanks a lot for your message and enjoying my art! :)

I just wanted to thank you for leaving anon on.

House is open, everybody is invited to the party!

Often when people don’t have anon on, and I send them with my real name, I get no reply

Isn’t it maybe because of a problem with your inbox? Tumblr fucks up very often and it worries me sometimes because apart from a couple of messages, I always answer but I still have people telling me that they didn’t receive my messages.

it is that’s wrong with my username or icon??

Honestly, I can’t tell you! Maybe people you are writing to don’t have the time or as I told you, Tumblr fucks up! Nothing is wrong with you, I’m sure!

Goodnight, shy!anon ♥

Anonymous: You post the cutest/funniest gifs with your posts :D

And you haven’t see half of my collection anon ;)

Anonymous: You art is really really gorgeous. Recently started shipping Bucky and I am so glad I found your blog, you are so talented :D

Hello anon! ^^

Thanks a lot for enjoying my art so much and for taking the time to contact me! It’s very kind of you ♥

Recently started shipping Bucky

You are at the right place (if you love Spn too, particularly J2 and Sam/Dean). I’m a bit new to the Steve/Bucky ship myself but I’m very inspired!  ^o^ Saying that I have tons of ideas is an understatement (I even had to open a WORD document to write down everything I wanted to draw ^^;;)

Have a great weekend :)

J’ai honte mais j’abandonne! :/


Bonjour à tous :)

Voici une éternité que je n’ai pas posté ici!

Je suis désolée mais je ne posterai plus de traduction de Journal of a Man of Letters sur ce Tumblr. Très honnêtement, cette décision est due à un manque de temps (et d’énergie aussi). Je ne peux pas mener de front les version anglaise et française, c’est trop de travail.

Ce Tumblr va donc se muer ce weekend en quelque chose de nouveau (pas Supernatural malheureusement)




Sam Winchester’s Journal – Entry #71

I woke up, unconscious on the floor, my head still spinning from the blow Dean gave me, right to my jaw. I was an idiot. He fooled me, but if there’s someone responsible for this whole mess, it’s me: I shouldn’t have let my guard down because Dean and I had “a moment” earlier, but you can’t blame me for wanting to believe, yes, believe that for a couple of seconds, my brother was back. I guess I’m far too sentimental, and as I’ve written so many times in this journal, family is my weak spot and will always be.

Read More

Very excited because I started to cover Dean’s death at Journal of a Man of Letters. I can’t wait to post the next fics and art.

A big thank you to Becc-j, Maichan 808 and Quickreaver who betaed all the fics during the summer ❤



Anonymous: Hello PM! I was wondering if you have any tips about watercolor? I've kind of experimented with it before, but I find I'm not so great (I'm an art student, so I understand the basics I guess). Thanks in advance, and I'd just like to say your Journal of a Man of Letters is absolutely stunning. xo.

Hi anon :)

I don’t know if I have “tips” per say but I’m gonna explain you how I work and it will maybe help you to improve your technique.

First you have to understand that for my watercolor portraits like this one and this one, I never use watercolor alone. I use Colorex inks, Copic markers but also Prismacolor pencils. That’s how I manage to obtain this deep and very opaque rendering.

Also don’t feel guilty to have difficulties with watercolor, art student or not. It’s one of the most difficult medium, with pastels IMO (YMMV but I really find it hard sometimes (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻  )

Ok, I hope I’ll be able to explain how I work because it’s not easy for me to explain my drawing process in English.

First, I chose a good reference photo (it may seem stupid to start by this precise point but believe me, it’s important). When I work in watercolor I love being able to see all the details of a picture so I don’t choose a crappy screenshot for instance. Promo photos are great.

On watercolor paper (*), I draw a light sketch with a pencil (HB or 2H) or with a sepia watercolor pencil. Then, I start with a very light wash over the whole skin. I use a ochre-sepia color. Next, I apply a light wash of pink near the eyes, the nose, and under the chin. I use a big large brush.

(*) I used to work on thick paper, Canson Watercolor paper 300g, but since I discovered the paper of the Hand book journal by Global art material, that’s what I prefer. This paper is so much easier to handle! Canson 124g is good too.

Then, I apply purple and a bit of cobalt blue in areas where you have shadows. It depends on the lighting of course but purple gives good results in my opinion. More rarely, I use light green too. I add washes of light pink and sepia (or sienna) all over the skin. I carry on building the skin tones little by little with washes of pink, ochre, and brown. I wait for the paper to dry between each layer of ink (and by waiting, I mean WAITING. I don’t use a blow dryer or something)

I use the same technique for hair and clothes except that for hair, I use a very thin brush to draw every strand separately (it’s my favorite part, particularly when I draw Jared ^^)

That’s it for watercolor: I switch to Copic markers and work on all the details, add some shadows here and there, particularly in the eyes, at the corner of the mouth. Next, I add the last details with Prismacolor pencil and a bit of pink pastel for the cheeks. I also use white ink for highlighting the eyes and the tip of the nose.

Voilà, I hope it was clear and easy to understand :S


I’d just like to say your Journal of a Man of Letters is absolutely stunning.

Thank you so much ♥ I worked in B&W a lot in the previous entries (and next week too is in B&W) but all the entries after Dean’s death are in very bright colors. I can’t wait to post them, particularly #74! I hope you’ll enjoy them :)

Have a nice week anon!