Hello Fairy Tail fandom!
See this number up here? I’m sure all of you know what that’s for. That’s how much fanart I’ve had to source from all the tags since I’ve made this blog.
Wanna know how long this blog has been active?
I’VE ONLY BEEN ACTIVE 6 DAYS.
In 6 days I’ve had to source 396 unsourced fanart posts from the many Fairy Tail tags, if you take out all the tutorials on how to source and other important posts I’ve reblogged to help people.
And a friendly reminder that none of the following are proper sources:
- “not mine”
- “credit to whoever drew this”
- “source unknown”
These are really all I ever see added as sources to fanart, which isn’t right at all as many of these places have just stolen them.
Also, did you know it’s against Tumblr’s terms of service to repost something without linking back to the original artist? As seen here.
But, I’m also posting it:
- Make sure you always give proper attribution and include full links back to original sources. When you find something awesome on Tumblr, reblog it instead of reposting it. It’s less work and more fun, anyway. When reblogging something, DO NOT inject a link back to your blog just to steal attention from the original post.
This is a major problem, as just today I had to source 40 newly posted unsourced fanart! 40! Many posts I’ve seen even had a watermark to lead you to the source, yet many people still did not source it. People really don’t like how the tags are spammed with unsourced art.
You all want to have pretty art to look at, right? I’ve heard many artists on pixiv(where most of this art is coming from) is taking down their work, and I’ve seen it myself. Fanart I’ve looked at before months ago on that site are no longer there or are not for public view anymore.
Seriously Fairy Tail fandom, it isn’t that hard to source and only takes a couple minutes, so please, just source what you post.
Tutorials | Important
Links to help you source art:
I really respect you oh wow. It’s amazing how you look up and source for others