While you have a fair point, its still unfair to the creative person who performed the edit. After all, many of our current day artists started as as little more than those "Evil art edit publishers who kill the original artist's inspiration" as you seem to view them.
Don't believe me? Fine, don't believe me but its the truth even if some of these popular artists will NEVER ADMIT IT.
If an artist is so insecure of their skill that an edit of their work that improves or changes it in someway is enough to upset them, then they need to take a step back and reconsider their hobby…
Dat sounds kinda paranoid not gonna lie, no offense. Are you feeling salty someone didn't like your edit or something?
Besides, most artists I knew and know never did edits of someone else's arts. So that is a bit of a weak argument that "no edits" dnp hurts beginners. Why edit someone else's works when you can start making your own and get recognition for that? :)
You basically say "fuck artists' feelings", yet you care about feelings of editors, that is a weird POV you have here. Sounds very personal at this point.
If you want to edit, trace, or color someone else's work, go ahead. But before you publicly share it make sure the artist is ok with those being publicly shared.
Protip: If you are publicly sharing an edit to replicate something the artist had posted behind a paywall, or to pre-empt something that the artist was working on as a reward for their supporters, then that's never going to be ok.
@deathsia I think it eased a bit compared to the 2000's where lot of pictures had copyrights warnings / threads written directly on it, some artists going as far as preventing people from saving their pictures. The Patreon business plan, where things are often made public after a while, may have helped with that. Less control on content needed.
…but I will say that an artist should feel flattered instead of offended that someone would enjoy their work so much that they would perform an edit or coloring job…
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