Of Professionalism and PortfoliosThis article was inspired by something that happened yesterday, so let me start by sharing that story.Of Professionalism and Portfolios by Majnouna
I delivered a storyboard job to an ad agency yesterday, a regular client. As I was waiting around, the art director I work with received a board from another freelancer, and turned green. The board looked like it had been made by someone's little sister. It was badly drawn and incomprehensible as she had tried to cover up for the weakness of the characters by adding tons of irrelevant details. "That's not the kind of work she showed us in her portfolio!" the art director fumed. She showed the damage to a colleague. He said, "Make her redo it." "She'll never have time to redo it for tomorrow, and she won't make it any better anyway! I can't send this to South Africa!"
To make a long story short, they managed to get me to save their skins, which took all day yesterday and half of today. It should have taken much longer but I departed from my usual storyboard style and went for a sketchy
On copyright violationsRecently I've seen a rant crying about how DARE dA remove their artwork, because EVERYONE uses lyrics and other copyrighted stuff (backgrounds, photos, logos, etc) in their art! The user complains they are being picked on, because obviously the dA admins must not care if so many things with lyrics are uploaded.On copyright violations by jurijuri
You know what else everyone else does? Run stoplights. Why? Because they think they can get away with it. And a lot of people do. There simply aren't enough cops to watch every light.
It's the same thing with deviantART. People get away with copyright violations all the time, because the admins can't check every single deviation submitted. But you know what? That doesn't make it right. A cop will give you a ticket if he sees you run the light, and the admins will pull your stuff if it's reported.
It doesn't matter whether you think it's right. You agree to abide by the rules when you sign up, whether you bother to read them or not. Whether you agree with them or not. I've drawn