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FoodStampDavis
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I'd be willing to go coincidence until the sun shaving. All these are simple ideas that it's not unreasonable to think two people could have independently... but taken all together... that's mighty suspect.

I call shenanigans.

dnice25
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Wow! that's annoying as shit

wowrainbows
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You're just jealous you didn't come up with the title "Tooth Cool."

alexmdc
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mike bautista
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when he stops copying your shit probably.

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Jake Friedman
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At first I was looking through this and thought, "eh, people come up with similar ideas all the time, it happens."

Then I saw it was one guy. That's a little concerning. While he has lots of designs that aren't conceptually similar to yours, these 5 are definitely fishy...

JIMDAHOUSECAT
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alexmdc said:

hahaha

BlancaJP
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Jordan_Bender
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Just one guy did all this so I'm guessing NOT a coincidence!!

goliath72
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He'll to the no!! That's annoying

louisroskosch
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lol damn. did you contact this pirate and see what he had to say about it? i used to know a guy when i started drawing who would annoyingly copy my pictures.. and then blame it on his cousin. everything was his cousins fault!

SteveOramA
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hahahahahahaaha hold on a sec while I catch my breath hahahahahahahaha

lxromero
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Aderezo is spanish for randyotter

Morkki
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Looks like you have a stalker

Wharton
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I thought your work was a derivative of Naolito's work?

JOKE!

melmike
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Now hang on, surely lots of people wake up everyday thinking, a sun... shaving... And a cloud pissing out dollas... Awwww fuck it. This guy's ripping you. Strange though that he actually has drawing skills. He really can't come up with anything original?

soloyo
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Are you sure you are not the one copying him? (joking)

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i feel like those are common concepts, especially the infinite dog one. I wouldn't worry about it...

although if he is looking through your designs for concepts to steal, then FUCK HIM!

probably just coincidence though

kazualtee

I could see 2 or 3 being a coincidence maybe. Look at his other subs though, the best concepts are the ones randyotter has done. I call shenanigans.

randyotter3000
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SteveOramA said:

Made that design before the other one was submitted, just took me a while to upload so bring it on BREH!

Ephyeah

Brb gonna copy randyotter's designs lolz

dsds

Though they are different and quality enough not to be called rip-offs. And as for ideas, once they go public, they are public. Just be glad that they are not printing your designs on mousepads and selling on ebay :]

randyotter3000
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slavinskas said:

Though they are different and quality enough not to be called rip-offs. And as for ideas, once they go public, they are public. Just be glad that they are not printing your designs on mousepads and selling on ebay :]

lol idiot

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randyotter3000 said:
SteveOramA said:

Made that design before the other one was submitted, just took me a while to upload so bring it on BREH!

This premise could work on the side of that guy too, maybe he made it before you but he didn't submitted until now :) Rip off of ideas is something really complicated to judge. We trend to think that because we have a cool idea, it's ours and nobody else can have it.

SteveOramA
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mathiole said:
randyotter3000 said:
SteveOramA said:

Made that design before the other one was submitted, just took me a while to upload so bring it on BREH!

This premise could work on the side of that guy too, maybe he made it before you but he didn't submitted until now :) Rip off of ideas is something really complicated to judge. We trend to think that because we have a cool idea, it's ours and nobody else can have it.

^ This. And basically you can't really do anything about it but shed light and complain. I guess it's time to make some really complicated stuff so this guy can't "steal your ideas". Have fun either way!

goliath72
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Agreed

EricKaz said:

I could see 2 or 3 being a coincidence maybe. Look at his other subs though, the best concepts are the ones randyotter has done. I call shenanigans.

randyotter3000
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I don't wanna say he was stealing ideas, specially when these are ones I wasn't too happy with in the first place, just figured it was odd to see this happening through his work. Maybe I would be more annoyed if he got printed with one of them.

mip1980
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Let them do it, they won't get printed because its your own style, its the same when everyone copies DRO72, its been done people, find something else for yourself

Wharton
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I think you're complaining is legitimate. When you spend years of your life crafting a style and honing ideas then some Herbert comes along an copies it, its only natural to be pissed off.

Sadly theres not a lot you can do about it other than have our sympathies. Or you could find out where he lives and...

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mip1980 said:

Let them do it, they won't get printed because its your own style, its the same when everyone copies DRO72, its been done people, find something else for yourself

I think he has his own style, but he definitely seems to be lifting concepts with abandon, unless it's a massive coincidence. It's kind of unfortunate because I thinks he's actually quite talented. I liked their food doodle design a lot and they have some other cool stuff.

RonanL
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I'm just curious Aaron... how often do you come across work that is trying hard to emulate your style? You know - the small pupil, dark linework, soft background colors, etc. - the Randyotter 'look'. I don't think there's anything wrong with taking influence from other artists you admire, but sometimes I see work that is most definitely trying to be your style. There are a multitude of great designers out there that they're influence can be very easily seen in other peoples work.

I've never really had a concrete style I stick to, so I've always wondered what it's like when you find work that's very similar to your own. Do you often see work that has very obvious design elements to your own? Does it jump out at you like a sore thumb? Is it annoying or really flattering? I always imagined that it'd be really flattering to see someone trying to copy me. I wish people copied me.

mathiole
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I felt like i've been copied a lot of times. In my case at least, it's a mix of angry and flattering. It's cool to see that you're influencing someone so much, but I wish my style to be so unique, so mine, that only I could replicate it, not others. But if you think about it, we've all done that, some people know how to 'gather' others styles and make their own, but some do it in a obvious way. I like to think this is just a small step to an artists path. It's fairly easy to make those 'mistakes' in the beginning of this journey

RonanL
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I agree that people may tend to emulate others at the beginning of their creative careers. I got into digital painting because of artists I admired, so I tried to be them. I found Glennz several years ago and loved what he did, so I started doing more graphic illustration because I wanted to be Glennz. Even down the line, I still get influenced by so many artists here that have their own concrete style totally grounded. I'm starting to own in on an approach to graphic illustration that I really like, and it's the result of so many different people's styles rubbing off on my love of digital painting.

One of the most emulated digital illustrators and designers I've seen online is Olly Moss - without a doubt. That guy made so many people try and make minimalistic movie posters; they're everywhere. Most of them are bad too, and totally missing the magic the Olly put into them.

Jake Friedman
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RonanL, I think this is more about concepts being stolen, rather than styles.

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briancook
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I think in any ONE circumstance the same idea defense could work....but as a whole if one person has THAT many similar designs to you, it's hard to believe it's coincidence...

Statistics and math prove it.

briancook
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Another incriminating factor...you are only 1 or 7 people he is following on here.

Jake Friedman
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briancook said:

Another incriminating factor...you are only 1 or 7 people he is following on here.

Excellent work, Detective Cook

thompson98
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briancook said:

Another incriminating factor...you are only 1 or 7 people he is following on here.

Excellent work, Detective Cook

That is such a good name

briancook
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thompson98 said:
Jake Friedman said:
briancook said:

Another incriminating factor...you are only 1 or 7 people he is following on here.

Excellent work, Detective Cook

That is such a good name

I'll take it!

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