it really bugs the shit out of me when artists try to draw archers but can’t be bothered to look up correct proportions for their bows and arrows.

I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve seen a picture of lara croft or katniss or some other adult, fully-grown archer drawn holding a bow half their size and arrows that aren’t even the length of their forearm.

I know art is difficult as balls, but you really do need to pay attention to not just the proportion of the person anatomically, but what it is they’re holding, and if you’re not sure of those proportions, google that shit

thank.

An amazing drawing of Cloud done for me by my lovely friend Emi, who lives in Japan. Absolutely perfect. I’m in love!! ♥

How to properly and easily source pixiv art: a tutorial

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I see far too much unsourced pixiv art around tumblr, and I realized that it’s possible that when people stumble upon something without a source, they figure it’d be like finding a needle in a haystack to track down the source, so they just reblog it without a source. This is still considered stealing art, because the person who actually made it is getting no credit. 

However, finding the source and adding it to the post is quite simple. This is the method I use (though there are other methods that use different sites). This isn’t 100% foolproof because saucenao might not be able to match your art, but if you find that it will work, I encourage you to source as much art as you can… people worked hard on these fanarts and they deserve credit!!

I should also mention that images sourced to sites like zerochan and e-shuushuu are not properly sourced. These imageboards only serve to repost art from places like pixiv, and they are not original sources. So this guide also applies to falsely and incorrectly sourced art. If that’s what you’re working with, follow the directions, except instead of adding in sources, you’ll be replacing them with the original pixiv post.

So here’s a step-by-step tutorial I made to guide you through the process of tracking down a source and adding it onto an unsourced post on tumblr. It looks like a lot, but I promise, it takes about a minute in total to complete. So here we go!!

Step 1. Find a piece of unsourced work and make sure it’s actually unsourced.

Much of the time it’s easy to mistake a sourced image for an unsourced one if there’s no caption giving credit, but there’s still a click-through link added. So make sure your image looks like this:

image

Once you know for sure you’re dealing with a bona fide sourceless image, it’s time to get to work on finding who it belongs to!

Step 2. Find the tumblr url for the image.

This is easy, we just need the url of the image as its stored on tumblr. So just right click and go to “Copy Image URL” like so:

image

Step 3. Go to SauceNAO and enter the info.

We’re using sauceNAO to track down the original source of the image on pixiv. So go there and click on “advanced options”, then enter the URL, like this:

image

After that, just click on “get sauce”, and then…

Step 4. Get the pixiv details

If all goes according to plan, two identical images should pop up, side by side. The left is the image stored on tumblr, the right is the image stored on pixiv. If the one on the right is different, saucenao has failed you. I’m very sorry. More than likely, the image is from a source other than pixiv. In this case, you can try and find a different method for sourcing. Since we’re just dealing with pixiv art though, I’m just going to blindly assume you found your image on pixiv.

So, hopefully, you get something looking like this:

image

As the nice image says, you want to click the pixiv ID, not the member name, to go to the original pixiv post. Go ahead and do that, I’ll wait.

You good? Okay, let’s move on!

Step 5. Find the label/caption you will use to credit the artist when you reblog.

Once you’re on the pixiv page, scroll down past the image to find a little box under the word “Share”. For now, we only want the first half of what’s in that box.

image

Basically just make sure you only copy the bit before the image URL. 

We’re almost there!! Just a little more left to do!!

Step 6: Go back to tumblr and give this poor unsourced artwork a caption.

So go to reblog your image, and use what you copied as a caption, like so:

image

Not too difficult. Okay, onwards!

Step 7. Link the image to the original source using the URL on pixiv.

Now, we’re going to repeat the process with the URL that was underneath the caption on pixiv, except we’re going to paste it a couple of different places to give as much credit as possible.

Back on the pixiv page, find that box again and copy the URL:

image

Then, go back to the reblog page…

image

As the image says, you need to highlight your text first, then go to hyperlink, and paste the URL. Then paste the URL under “content source”, which should automatically also set it as a click-through link. This way you have it technically sourced 3 different ways. 

After you’ve done this, just reblog! You’re done!! :]

So this seemed like a long process in text form, but doing it is much quicker and easier, trust me. If I can get a bunch of you to start actively sourcing art, it would be great for us all, because fewer pixiv artists would be deleting their art and accounts due to their art being stolen. 

I hope this helped you! If you have any questions just ask me. Thank you for reading!! ♥

How to properly and easily source pixiv art: a tutorial

I see far too much unsourced pixiv art around tumblr, and I realized that it’s possible that when people stumble upon something without a source, they figure it’d be like finding a needle in a haystack to track down the source, so they just reblog it without a source. This is still considered stealing art, because the person who actually made it is getting no credit. 

However, finding the source and adding it to the post is quite simple. This is the method I use (though there are other methods that use different sites). This isn’t 100% foolproof because saucenao might not be able to match your art, but if you find that it will work, I encourage you to source as much art as you can… people worked hard on these fanarts and they deserve credit!!

I should also mention that images sourced to sites like zerochan and e-shuushuu are not properly sourced. These imageboards only serve to repost art from places like pixiv, and they are not original sources. So this guide also applies to falsely and incorrectly sourced art. If that’s what you’re working with, follow the directions, except instead of adding in sources, you’ll be replacing them with the original pixiv post.

So here’s a step-by-step tutorial I made to guide you through the process of tracking down a source and adding it onto an unsourced post on tumblr. It looks like a lot, but I promise, it takes about a minute in total to complete. So here we go!!

Step 1. Find a piece of unsourced work and make sure it’s actually unsourced.

Much of the time it’s easy to mistake a sourced image for an unsourced one if there’s no caption giving credit, but there’s still a click-through link added. So make sure your image looks like this:

Once you know for sure you’re dealing with a bona fide sourceless image, it’s time to get to work on finding who it belongs to!

Step 2. Find the tumblr url for the image.

This is easy, we just need the url of the image as its stored on tumblr. So just right click and go to “Copy Image URL” like so:

Step 3. Go to SauceNAO and enter the info.

We’re using sauceNAO to track down the original source of the image on pixiv. So go there and click on “advanced options”, then enter the URL, like this:

After that, just click on “get sauce”, and then…

Step 4. Get the pixiv details

If all goes according to plan, two identical images should pop up, side by side. The left is the image stored on tumblr, the right is the image stored on pixiv. If the one on the right is different, saucenao has failed you. I’m very sorry. More than likely, the image is from a source other than pixiv. In this case, you can try and find a different method for sourcing. Since we’re just dealing with pixiv art though, I’m just going to blindly assume you found your image on pixiv.

So, hopefully, you get something looking like this:

As the nice image says, you want to click the pixiv ID, not the member name, to go to the original pixiv post. Go ahead and do that, I’ll wait.

You good? Okay, let’s move on!

Step 5. Find the label/caption you will use to credit the artist when you reblog.

Once you’re on the pixiv page, scroll down past the image to find a little box under the word “Share”. For now, we only want the first half of what’s in that box.

Basically just make sure you only copy the bit before the image URL. 

We’re almost there!! Just a little more left to do!!

Step 6: Go back to tumblr and give this poor unsourced artwork a caption.

So go to reblog your image, and use what you copied as a caption, like so:

Not too difficult. Okay, onwards!

Step 7. Link the image to the original source using the URL on pixiv.

Now, we’re going to repeat the process with the URL that was underneath the caption on pixiv, except we’re going to paste it a couple of different places to give as much credit as possible.

Back on the pixiv page, find that box again and copy the URL:

Then, go back to the reblog page…

As the image says, you need to highlight your text first, then go to hyperlink, and paste the URL. Then paste the URL under “content source”, which should automatically also set it as a click-through link. This way you have it technically sourced 3 different ways. 

After you’ve done this, just reblog! You’re done!! :]

So this seemed like a long process in text form, but doing it is much quicker and easier, trust me. If I can get a bunch of you to start actively sourcing art, it would be great for us all, because fewer pixiv artists would be deleting their art and accounts due to their art being stolen. 

I hope this helped you! If you have any questions just ask me. Thank you for reading!! ♥

I just had a really interesting thought

and no I’m not high I swear

but have you ever thought about the life your art experiences once you put it online?

You draw this thing, probably a person, and you give it features, and form, and especially eyes. As you look at it, it appears the eyes are looking at you, or the space around you. Of course, they can’t see, but it seems to be another person taking in the same space you’re also occupying.

Then you upload it somewhere. Suddenly, your art, the person you created, gets to experience so many other things. Every time someone else looks at your picture, the person inside your art meets someone new, sees a new place, learns a little of a different world.

They started out just seeing your hands, your face, the room around you. Then, that same person with that same face and those same eyes are sent off to see so much more than is likely that you ever will.

Crazy, right?

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