As you have definitely noticed by now, the vast majority of works in my gallery are not actually made by me. The only ones that I did make myself are all featured in a separate folder, appropriately titled "My own work". Anything not in it has, thus, not been made by me. Pretty clear, I think.
So why upload it if I didn't make it, then, you may ask. Well, I'll tell you. When I commission things, I normally have a pretty darn solid idea of what I want to see, and I want to see it strongly enough to pay money or points for it in exchange for an artist's creative skills making it reality. When it is complete, I do not wish to lose it among a sea of favourites and a swarm of artists, and thus ask for permission to create a secondary upload in my gallery, so that the idea's realized form might be here with me. In order for things to be fair, I mark the upload correctly and create the necessary references. However, up until yesterday they've been all over the place in terms of how exactly I did them. With the number of commissions continuing to grow, I decided to standardize that pattern.
From now on, every creation of someone else's that I upload for whatever reason, be it a commission, a request or something else entirely, will be denoted accordingly:
Firstly, its name will start with (MADE BY: <ARTIST'S HANDLE/NAME>)
. If there is not enough space in the title, it will be simply (BY: <ARTIST'S HANDLE/NAME>)
. I have also applied this point retroactively to every single commission upload I've already made.
Secondly, there'll always be a set of link-based references to the artist who made the given work. That includes a link to their dA profile and, if applicable, their own upload of the creation.
I do not normally prohibit them from uploading these commissions, as it is their own work, not mine, and it is they who deserve the attention. I've always been including these references in my uploads, but I might as well state that I'm doing that to potentially put someone at ease.
Thirdly, I will include a statement saying that it has not been made by me
(as if it's not clear enough by then). No precise wording yet, but maybe a set one will appear in the future. I in no way intend to claim that it was I who created those works, and I will word things accordingly.
This journal is mainly to put you artistic folk at ease, really. Yes, I like to upload commissions done for me by others. However, I don't claim that I made them, and I wish to ask all of you to give all the thanks and such regarding the artistic execution of any given project to its creator. The only thing I'm responsible for is the idea; if it's the idea you like, feel free to tell me so.
And just because I feel like this journal sounds a bit too legalistic, have what I love seeing the most: a happy Twily.
In other news, I'm currently watching 1816 people. Hello to all the new members of the list, and welcome to my hunting grounds. There shall be no escape from the sights of the pony art hunters.