Friday, May 10, 2013

Don't be Grumpy


Last week I stumbled upon a video channel while visiting Susi's blog. This guy has lots of videos that show you how to draw simple little things and I thought I might do just that. :)

I find him really amazing. I thought I'd share his latest video about copyright. This is periodically mentioned on blogs, usually when an artist finds out someone copied their artwork. But what does copyright do for you in reality?

Just a couple of weeks ago I heard about Disney taking Alice in Wonderland artwork from the internet and putting it on their products for sale without compensating the artist or even asking for permission. Let's just mention first that Alice in Wonderland is not Disney's property.

Of course we all know this is wrong and we can all point fingers at Disney and say, "Shame on you!" But in reality, if the artist doesn't have the money to hire lawyers to go against a company like Disney, copyright means shit to her.

It means even less, if your copyright is being breached in a country where they have no copyright law or they do not reciprocate the copyright laws from your country.

So, what is an artist to do?



Linking to Paint Party Friday. Have a fabulous weekend!


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32 comments:

  1. loving your new sketches, I also looked at Suzi's video channel recommendation....he is such a fun artist. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Love what you have made, especially that grumpy cat! Valerie

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  3. Totally loving Gangnam Style!

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  4. Great sketches Natasha. I will have to check out that you tube channel:) Happy PPF

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  5. seen a lot of natasha's art gals .....even changed a little ...would be nice if people also nomintated where the idea came from etc etc

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  6. seen a lot of natasha's art gals .....even changed a little ...would be nice if people also nomintated where the idea came from etc etc

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  7. Great post! Going to check out more of those videos :)
    ManonX

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  8. Great Video NatashaMay. The internet is changing our world in so many ways, and people who are having sleepless nights about their work being copied in Russia are doing just that and no more, having sleepless nights. I'll be looking for the videos on youtube. Your drawings are charming, and like Valerie, my heart has been smitten with the grumpy kitty. Thanks for all the good info. Hugs, Donna

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  9. Great video! Bottom line... if you don't want something copied don't put it on the Internet!

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  10. Love 'Don't be grumpy' ~ very smooth and elegant and so expressive ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  11. Hi Nat,

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful sketches and the video.


    Thanks for sharing,
    Annabelle O,O

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  12. Awesome pieces today! They make me smile :-)

    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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  13. such fun work! love Psy! happy PPF!

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  14. I love your grumpy cat - he's adorable!! Gangnam Style is also brilliant. I tried to watch the video but 'an error occurred try again later' annoying. I must remember to try later as it sounded interesting!

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  15. Such fun sketches! Great video n so well said, I'm glad he said it lol

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  16. Thanks for the links! Love your grumpy cat and your mona lisa!

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  17. Oh I love that pouty kitty face!!! xox

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  18. Love your Grumpy Cat and thanks for the info on copyright, I have been seeing this come up alot lately on FB and this makes alot of sense. HPPF!

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  19. I love those cat and your other sketches .. and yeah..this guy is just brilliant I think!

    happy PPF and happy weekend!

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  20. copyright is like the black hole of the art world isn't it... I have bookmarked the video to watch later... love the art work this week... that grumpy cat is fab...xx

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  21. I guess I am going to have to become a genius! LOL! Great video and great art work for this week ;o) I think sometimes Disney is very high on themselves! Take Care my friend ;o)

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  22. Heeeeeeeyyyyy, Sexy Lady!
    You always pick the funnest ( I know, not a word....haha!) subjects :)

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  23. Brilliant video...and excellent artwork as always...love your version of grumpy cat....so cute!!

    Thanks for sharing I learned something today!!You are inspiring!

    Hugs Giggles

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  24. Love those sketches and I have never heard of this guy! I am going to have to check him out. Loved the copyright video!

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  25. Cool, especially the grumpy cat! :) Now have to watch that video! :)

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  26. I love Shoo Raynor's channel and use his videos to get kids interested in drawing. Thanks for sharing this! Love the grumpy cat and Mona and Mr Gungnam :)

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  27. The art is terrific - as is the video. I was always worried that I needed to "do" something to protect my images - Shoo is right. If I want to do that, I should keep them off the net. I subscribed to his drawing channel as well. Thanks for sharing that. HPPF

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  28. you have the power Natasha to bring smile to each of your visitors' face :)

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  29. Grumpy Cat is just wonderful!
    Great video about copyright - thank you, Natasha.

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  30. Thanks for sharing that video! Lots to think about. Isn't it funny how much the world has changed from just 20 years ago? I love your grumpy cat!

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  31. I love the post. . .my daughter is always being copied on ebay. . .it is a fact of life, just keep on going. . .The idea of vids is great. That's what I did for my 'reflections' painting this week. It looks easy. . .Not! You are truly creative. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  32. Interesting stuff! Love these illustrations, the cat is adorable. I am looking forward to exploring the site. Thanks for sharing. :)

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