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aka Fabio Girardi
is a 33.25 year old
and has been a part of the Threadless community for 8 years, 6 months!
has scored 148 submissions, giving an average score of 3.92, helping 8 designs get printed.
really nice, very clever...i like it! yeahhhhhhhhhhh
posted 6 years, 6 months ago in God put smile upon your face
First of all i hope that everyone understand my english, cause it´s lil´ rusty.
Well, i must thanks to mj00 for the email. Has been a while since visit the site for last time. So i didn´t knew whats going on. So thanx...and im doing in parts... ok?
Zinker:I know, that as a huge fan of audrey´s work, as u are, i imagined, you would been very mad when someone, that u never knew, seems to copy one of your idol´s work. Maybe in your place i´d did the same. So thanx, for u too for doing that. So i can explain everything. And maybe stop with that subject.
As u can see...in my previous posts, my work always fallowing a style, (that people used to call of “litle dolls”). I think that everyone agrees that style isnt similiar to audrey´ s work. So...if u agree with that u will see that the proportions and stuff are always been present in my work. That proportions came from manga style... is not my invention... Well thats said, the only thing that i did was make that dolls big, in the same proportions. When i start drawing the first one (whats yo flava?) i post the drawing dont yet fineshed in here. For people could see step by step. If u follow the post u would see, how that draw was at the beggining, and maybe, i hope, you´d think different. In that time, i dind knew the audreys work. The idea, consist in a girl melting. Among all kinds of complemments somone said something like: “you are just a cheap copy of audrey kawasaki”. Ow gosh...when i saw her works... God... i felt so flattered with that comment. I comment that should let me down, put me up! And in a second, Audrey start to live im my heart with one of my favorites artists of all time. I think if met her i would cry..I dont know how this thing goes... but of course she became a huge influence on me. Like an idol u know? Somebody u wanna follow, and maybe someday be good as she is. But, never, in my life i would trace a audreys work. This would be like a steal, and i´d never steal from my idol. Altough i must say that your facts, zinker, are so good, that even let ME shock it. And never thouh that her influence was too big for me like that. But i know, in all my haert that, i didint copy her works. Maybe her influence was so huge in that time that her style glued on me, i guess. Is that wrong? I honnestly don´t know. I always ask people (professional in the area, designer, illustrators..) opinions. I much more i ask, my doubt grows even more. I even show them her works, for they could ask honnestly if my peces are to close. Fortunnaly, for all people that this works just 3, that is too similar. I never consider myself as ilustrator, or a artist, maybe iam a designer...and just that. So, i dont know if that helps, i never win a pence, for that works... If u consider a WYF? a plagiarism too, that was a only one.
And Whats a plagiarism? Whats a influence? Just reference? Whats is a copy? One style has a owner? Maybe u can help me grown in that area. The concepts of copy are different in differents areas of design? When the designer realese a mini skirt, he owns that kind of leght? The Zune design is a plagiarism from a iPod? So if draw, girls with floating limbs im copying her? For that questions i dint have awsers yet...Honnestly
Just for the record...limbs was always used in my works... in thal post u will see even bad comments about that:
Another point: in this post i didnt complaning about the plagiarism. Im saying that i´m very flattered, about it. Is the way a saw it. The objective of the post was know how would u felt in this positision. So im not been hipocrate.
That said, let me talk about the solutions:
I CONTACT THE OWNERS, THE EDITOR OF ALL SITES WHERE MY WORKS ARE PUBLISHED. I NOTIFIED THEM ABOUT THIS OPINIONS AND LET THEM FREE TO DO AS THEY WISH. ALTOUGH THE ONES THAT ANSWER ME HAVE THE SAME OPNIONS, THAT AUDREY SHOW. THAT WERE DIFFERENT ENOUGH TO COEXIST.
I ADMMIT THAT I M STILL ON MY OWN STYLE SEARCH. BECAUSE...AS ANY ONE, I DONT WANNA ANYMORE BE POINTED AS COPYCAT (MOST OF ALL CAUSE I M NOT THIS). SO AS U CAN SEE, I DINT POST ANITHING ELSE, UNTIL FIND MY OWN... AND JUST MY OWN... STYLE, I KOWN THAT I CAN ACHIEVE THAT.
AT LAST, THE ONLY ONE THAT IM WORRIED ABOUT IS AUDREY. I KNOW THAT I DIDNT DO ANYTHING WRONG. BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 3 PIECES I GUESS (WRIGHT ZINKER?) SO IF SHE FELT HURT, IN ANY POINT I WOULD BE MORE THAN PLEASED TO DO ANYTHING THAT SHE WANTS TO. SO IF SOMENE KNOW HER, PLEASE, SAY THAT I WOULD BE HONOUR TO TALK DIRECT TO HER, OR A CORRESPONDENT, IF SHE WANTS TO. IM NOT SAYNG THIS AS “TAKING THE BLAME”, IM JUST SAYNG TO CLOSER THE SUBJECT, AND BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I CAN DO SOMETHING KNEW. FOR MORE THAT THIS HURT ME, THAT PIECES WONT BE MISSED, IF SHE (AND ONLY SHE) FELT THAT I HAVE TO ERASE THEM. I LOVE HER WORK TO MUCH, AND I CAN DO THIS FOR HER.
IF I LET SOMETHING UNCLEAR, ORE IF SOMEONE IS STILL FELT HURT, PLEASE, DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM AT ALL TO TALK WITH ANYONE ELSE.
posted 6 years, 6 months ago in Plagiarism 101
posted 7 years, 7 months ago in Abstract City
Thanx guys... U make me blush :)
posted 7 years, 10 months ago in Shame on me....
No...I´ve won the contest. The guy only remake the drawing and share in one site.
posted 7 years, 10 months ago in Plagiarism 101