1. Huh...lots of artists, even professional and well-established ones, use magazine ads and such for photo-reference and ideas for poses, but there's a fine and blurry line between inspiration/reference and straight-out copying. The example you linked to is really surprising--she didn't even bother to change the positioning of their hands! (Didn't this same issue come up with Takehiko Inoue and NBA photos not too long ago? I could swear I've seen someone pointing out an example with Yazawa Ai, too.)
Re. 3., I think technically if it's from a public entry it's okay to quote or link, though if you want to be polite you can always leave the person a comment asking for permission and/or letting them know where you're posting it?
I usually don't pay much attention to such things, but this particular time I saw it mentioned so many times I actually noticed. I can understand getting inspiration from various sources, but some of those images were exactly the same!
1. yes, i think i've seen other mangaka stealing from photos examples, but usually mangaka stealing from other mangaka/artists are the ones that get in trouble. like the above commentor, i wonder why she didn't try to change a few more things to make it not so obvious.
I can't get outraged (I don't care enough), I just find it puzzling. She was being too lazy!
I've heard that many mangakas do that. It seems only recently that people are outraged by it. What I can't understand is why there isn't any outrage over similar character designs. Whenever one manga character becomes super popular, you almost always find her in another series with minor hair adjustments.
They do, even in America. ^_- And wow, all those links...I couldn't resist passing them on because some of them are really reaching [the tree and leaves one is hilarious] while others bother me a bit.
If a creator uses a pose from a photo [or print ad] is it wrong? I tend to care more if a creator steals panel by panel artwork from other manga--then I do about pose-stealing in fancandy illustrations.
I tend to care more if a creator steals panel by panel artwork from other manga--then I do about pose-stealing in fancandy illustrations.
Yes, I agree. I don't understand the outrage over it.
I find it sad that she didn't bother making it less of a direct copy by changing details.
The mink stole pic really had me going 'WTF!?' And yes, the backgrounds looks as if they've been scanned in and Wacom/traced over perfectly. I'm curious though, doesn't she have an army of assistants? [Ok, maybe 3] I'm wondering if one of them, or just her, got lazy.