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People need to shut up about race. Why the hell does it matter? You earned a well deserved honor. I love the look on her face most of all. To me it says, "I don't really WANT to hurt you, but if I have to I WILL kill you," in a very nervous and defensive yet strong and determined sort of way.
I rarely comment on deviations that I've chosen to feature. Honestly, I can't remember if I have before. This may be a first. I would like to say this is one of my favorites of all of my features during my term as a Community Volunteer. As a Native American, I was very pleased by it. The quality of the pose and clarity of the image is a wonderful example of what I look for when I'm searching for stock to feature. I also love the depth of field and lighting in the pose. It draws the eye up to the hatchet and gives it a very intense and powerful feeling. I feel it will challenge and inspire artists who use it as a reference.
I know where this line of questioning comes from, but I wonder if it might actually be rude as well as damaging to demand to know a person's ethnicity every time non-white culture is illustrated. It could be part of why so many creators stick to portraying "safe" white culture, just for the fear of being questioned, even if they themselves are not white or part that culture, and should be completely free to express who they are and their own. Uncovering cultural appropriation is one thing, but considering how people will live together and cultures will mix, demanding expressions of culture be separate based on bodily features is another.
As a native, a citizen of The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, I love artists like you Tugera who portay tribal cultures with respect rather than blind stereotypes and remains appropriation conscious. Whether she is native or not doesn't really matter honestly as long as the end result is respectful and true to whatever tribal traditions being portrayed. Its nice to see more artists branching out culturally in the right ways. You are very right we live together and mesh and mix and it is ok. Plus, it is so refreshing to seenative women portrayed as powerful and competent rather than sexy barefoot maidens lol
Wearing it as a costume might be disrespectful, but since this is stock I believe the purpose is to create a basis for artwork, not to poke fun at their culture. If anything it draws attention to the culture and allows others to portray it as well in their own art.
Yes, I know that's what they're trying to do. I'm thinking beyond that, which I think more people should, rather than going with the current shaming trends. When people attack anything that isn't the norm of white culture, questioning if it's "real" enough, it suppresses all but white culture. Look, for example, at a comparison between that movie Lone Ranger and Lord of the Rings. Johnny Depp got in trouble for portraying Tonto because he's not Native American, as I agree, they should have given a Native American actor the role, for once, rather than so predominately always using white actors. But look at Lord of the Rings. It had no such problem, though every single actor of a huge main casting is white, because they only used ideas inspired from white culture. Having a Native American character, at least, is a step in the right direction, rather than creators always being scared and tempted with the money of illustrating only white cultures.
Rather than people that want to do good in the world trying to get rid of anything that has connotations of a POC culture, lest it possibly be offensive, if there is inaccuracies to be found in it that they can identify, they should let the artist know how to correct them and focus on removing the faults. And please notice that neither the artist nor the model is caucasian.
just because their skin is dark doesn't mean they're not caucasian, just like having light skin doesn't make you caucasian.
the problem with movies and entertainment isn't the fact that there are too many movies based on so-called "white culture", it's the fact that non-white culture is almost always portrayed by white people. we wouldn't have problems with non-white culture, queer culture and disabled culture if it were portrayed by actual non-white people, queer people, and disabled people.
stop implying that white people need to write more poc characters. they don't. poc need to write poc characters and those works need to be given more attention. white people aren't going to fix the problem they made, they have to step back and let the people affected fix it properly, because only they know what it was originally supposed to be.
Yes, there are other features to consider. There are also people of mixed ancestry.
I would say that both of those are very big problems. The stories aren't out there, when they are they're often played out and written by someone unrelated, and it's taking a very long time for new people to break into the field, because it's so monopolized by old, rich families. That's why the independents are so important. I think you want me to be saying exactly what you don't believe, which is why you read the worst into what I have said. It's not a very helpful way to understand one another. What I said in the beginning is that policing appearances of POC culture so harshly can be discouraging to POC artists.
we're not policing the appearances of PoC culture in general, we're trying to keep inaccurate portrayals and offensive racial stereotypes out of said appearances. the only way for me and many others to do that is to make sure the artist/actor is part of the marginalized group they appear to represent. think- if a piece of art or film were someone's first encounter with a certain culture, is that media giving them a demonstrably accurate portrayal of that culture or is it giving the viewers an offensive stereotype or misconception? now, who's going to know more about a group- an outsider studying it, or someone who was raised with it?
some things are okay to be portrayed by an outsider because it's only a singular facet of the culture, and one easily understood by a newcomer. for example, some asian countries have diets mainly consisting of seafood and rice, as they're close to the ocean and their land is well-suited for rice growing. drawing people from that area eating rice balls and sushi isn't going to be offensive because it's easily understood and not so easily misconstrued. on the other hand, an outsider drawing someone, say, involved in something like a native american ritual, could easily misinterpret something or be swayed by stereotypes and make something offensive or end up with a completely inaccurate portrayal of an important aspect of that culture. that inaccurate and offensive miscommunication could spread massive misconceptions and severely impact the treatment of that group. think gay stereotypes and the common but horribly wrong impression that trans women are just perverted cross-dressing men. both of those things are misinterpretations turned into stereotypes and spread by an outsider.
Yes it did. It is a useful stock photo. It is not a finished piece of art. It is meant to be used to create art.
If you do not agree with a DD that a Community Volunteer has chosen to feature for the day please keep in mind that the person who received the DD did not ask for it. We won't all like every DD featured every day; God knows there are several I dislike myself. Just go to the next one or wait a day, there will be more and maybe even some you like.
I did keep that in mind. I blame the person who gave the DD not the person who received it. It's a good photo but nothing really interesting to me besides the fact he/she used a very expensive camera to produce it.
You are more than welcome to contact me via note to discuss in depth why I chose to feature this stock image. That being said, as a Native American of two tribes, I felt a connection with this image immediately. I felt that the pose and expression of the model, as well as the costume, will be useful for artists who often seek a portrait shot for references. Keep in mind that Daily Deviations are not an award. They are not a prize. They are a feature that Community Volunteers choose each day from their respective galleries, provided that the image fits the Daily Deviation Guidelines.
That's interesting. I didn't even know there was a procedure for voicing your disapproval over an image that was chosen. I'll remember that. Though daily deviations feel like a prize since it inevitably boosts traffic and puts a spotlight on said artist for a day. That being said I had no intentions of stirring up a storm. I'm sorry if I upset anyone and the artist in question shouldn't care what one negative person had to say in the ocean of positives. But at least now I know your reasoning behind choosing it
If you blame the person who gave it, talk to them privately about it via note. Not in the comments to the person who received it. By doing so in the comments you are taking the joy about receiving the feature away. This is their day, let them have it.
A stock photo does not have to be "interesting" because it is not a complete work of art. A pencil and a sketch pad are not interesting on their own but in the hands of an artist interesting results ensue.