As promised, here are the topics you asked me to discuss on Instagram. I'll be discussing each of these topics in videos on my page @rachaellynnreynolds as well as writing blog posts about the same content. Fill out the form below to subscribe to my blog, My Thoughts & Such.
Short answer: Totally. Yes. All of the time.
This is something very frustrating to me and many artists. Whenever this happens I immediately go into defense mode. Who does this person or company think they are? Do they understand what they are doing? How many people have this very image circulating their content? Are they profiting off of MY work? Let's break these things down real quick:
Any use of artwork without the written permission of an artist or proper credit given to the artist is stealing their work. There are hundreds of creatives who have written online about this happening to them. Anyone from a couple hundred followers to hundreds of thousands, all of us have it happen. This is our intellectual and creative property. Just as is is illegal to copy someone's written text without citation, it is illegal to pose creative work as your own.
Welcome to my thoughts & such. According to Meyers-Briggs, I am a strong ENTP, with a 49% introvert rating (??). They say I am a debater. Which is incredibly true - however, most of those debates occur in my own head. I spend a great deal of my days thinking about creativity, existentialism, nature and how all of that ties together. I thought I would make a space to put some of those thoughts down.