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Recoloring Is Not Art -Stamp by AdventureIslands Recoloring Is Not Art -Stamp by AdventureIslands
RANT TIME!

Listen kids: as much you might like that stupid Naruto picture you found with Google or how cool that Sonic spriteset might look, changing their colors doesn't make them your art nor your original characters.

Turning Sonic's fur red and shoes black with Paint and giving some stupid name like Fire the Hedgehog is not only really lame and unoriginal, but it is not true art or real original character either. Adding stuff like cape or etc. is not going to help. Giving Naruto character different colored clothes and editing hairdo is also a sign of lack of imagination too.

And if you still Instinct to make those cheap edits, then for God's sake, don't post them to deviantArt, this is not Photobucket!

Read the Copyright Policy! about.deviantart.com/policy/co…

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My first stamp ever. I just got really mad for seeing all these cheap and lame sprite and character edits, and I couldn't find a existing anti-recoloring stamp, I decided to make my own.

Besides seeing stolen art and other Copyright Policy violating material here in dA, seeing unoriginal and cheap recolorings drives me nuts!
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:iconcheerylollypops:
Cheerylollypops Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
People have before told me my OC is a recolor. Because he has 2 tails. Ever heard of a Kitsune?. I hate recolor artists.
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oO-JoonasTheWolf-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Today I made a Sonic drawing (I'm not recolorer, I drew it all myself) and I ended up to a conclusion...

Sonic must be the easiest character to draw and now I find Sonic recolorers as underachievers...
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xxxStarRavenFirexxx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate recolors.

Too many pokemon recolors.
too many rainbow dash/fluttershy recolors.
too many sonic recolors.
too many disney recolors.
too many furry recolors.

Recoloring isn't cool.
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SimonCaneplz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
REMEMBER, MY ART, AS WELL AS OFFICIAL ART, SHOULD NOT BEEN USED IN ANY WAY, EVEN IN PHOTOBUCKET!!!!

This is extremely strict, DO not use and post MY art as well as official with out permission, guys, EVEN IF YOU POST IT ON PHOTOBUCKET, Get it in your head, This is very very strict.
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SPiCa-Senpai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
I really only support re-colours if they're done as jokes and/or to make fun of people who actually call re-colours art.
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IndigoGamer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen to that!
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:icon12momjosh12:
12momjosh12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
Art thief is a crime by 12momjosh12  
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SonicZeldaFangirl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly in all fandoms have recolors....
I never liked recolors! :/
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visiouscatlovet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I didn't want a cat to get killed so I had to look through ur gallery because I love dem kittens
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:iconcheerylollypops:
Cheerylollypops Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
XD I don't think Shadow really would kill a kitten :)
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TheRumpusGumpert Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Clearly you don't appreciate the art of the genre "(insert name) the hedgehog".
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:iconsciluvcatz:
sciluvcatz Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am laughing so hard
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runwaluigi555 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using!~
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:iconmariosonicpeace:
MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I completely agree.:sonicclap: 
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:iconreallty:
REALlTY Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEN.

I'm so fucking tired of seeing a Sonic X picture being recolored in MS Paint.
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Pyro-tyrannus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the most recolored arts i see are The lion king art , mlp, and sonic.. it's sad what lack of imagination gets you
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dislike recolors, they show no creativity and great lack of effort. It's pitiful that I see recolors here, it isn't fair to those to spend a lot of time drawing the art. To recolorers: Draw your own damn art.
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Boy if you guys hate recolors...

You all must really hate ponies as much as I do.

I like you guys :P
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Envelin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Ehe.

Not every pony is a recolor dude.

I mean, yeah. The MLP fandom is DEFINITELY bad for recolors but the Sonic fandom sucks just as bad. I used to be involved in both. Well, I'm still involved in the mlp fandom but stray away from intentionally looking for art because most of it is shit.

But not everything is generic. To be honest, every fandom based on cartoons and anime have recolors. Just some more than others.

Just saying. Not trying to burst your bubble or whatever.

I agree that recolors in ANY FANDOM suck. But that doesn't mean I'm just going to magically hate ponies because I see them. I can just dislike them individually. ovo
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awesomestarz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I say the sonic fandom is worse.
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Here's my rebuttal...

You rationality makes me sick.
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:iconenvelin:
Envelin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Tch.

Typical arrogant hater of everything.

Look, I'm not trying to make you join the herd, you ignorant asshole. I'm making a fucking point. 

By the way, instead of mocking me on what I KNOW is right, maybe you can spend some more time trying to make a somewhat sensible argument?
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
I would but you don't present a sensible side to argue about in the first place.
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Hokkaido-Inu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Artist
Does that mean that YOU have to have an insensible side too? I honestly think that you should read the argument again, sweetie, before you comment.
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Sleepstar Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Have to agree with you. I detest recolours. What if the original artist/creator discovers the recolours. They will sue for "Copyright violation". 
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xX-Vortexis-Xx Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is NOT art and will never be it.
Unfortunately, that won't stop thoses people to "recolor" over an image. If they do that, it's only because they want attention.
People just lack of imagination, and don't know what to create by themselves. It is so sad, because people CAN have a big potential, but they prefer spending time for bringing attention around their nostril.
I lose faith in humanity more and more...
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hydrosapiens Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I hate to admit, I used to do that when I was like 12

Maybe some of you reading this did too,

Kids will be kids

One day they will grow up and understand that you can't just doodle on a piece of artwork that an artist spent hours on and then claim it yours
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VictoriaAscencio Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... me too >,<U
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:iconhydrosapiens:
hydrosapiens Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The important thing now is that we learn to respect other artists and practice as much as we can to become artists ourselves
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meepers21111 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR Someone did that to me on colors3d they just saved a pic that I drew traced it and recolored it and said it was there even though it had the same cutie mark and name
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Envelin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Well, it is the My Little Pony fandom. 

I completely understand WHY you'd be angry but in this fandom, you might as well just let it blow over and move on because the MLP fandom is the worst one for recolors.

Well.

Besides the Sonic fandom.
Cuz that one is pretty bad too.

Dont get me wrong though. That would REALLY tick me off as well. -_-
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SpiritWolfie66 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I agree 100%. 
Images are often stolen because of recolors, all they do is steal an image and doodle on it, they are like making their recolors like: -insert recolors name here-  IS SONIC'S LONG LOST BRO AND IZ FASTAH THEN HIM!" and that is completely stupid. I don't support recolors, I support OC's!
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SpiritWolfie66 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Forgotten sentance: You are completely right I can thank you!
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thelittlekatze Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're right. It's not art. It's art theft!
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Kamentantei Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is why I draw fan art freehand, that's the legal way of drawing copyrighted fan art. I can't stand recoloring. It's fun on your computer but putting it up online is just stupid. My one friend on here recolors stuff all the time and steals and plagiarizes and while people have told her no, she still doesn't understand and continues to steal art. My fanart is under fan art for a reason-that's what it is, and it won't be up for sale because the characters I draw don't belong to me.

These kinds of people give fan artists like me a bad name. None of my drawings are traced or recolored in any way. I do it all myself, through looking at something and drawing it. The stuff may not belong to me, but my 'copy' can be safely said to belong to me as long as I don't sell it. You'd think people would get the hint and stop stealing.
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WTHappened Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Totally agree
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Bulleus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I beg to differ... recoloring is also art. I believe it is a form of dadaism art. It's not cheap and it's not lack of imagination. Unless you consider Pop art cheap and lacks imaginations as well.

There's nothing wrong with "Turning Sonic's fur red and shoes black with Paint and giving some stupid name like Fire the Hedgehog". Though it's unoriginal, it's still a form of art.
You are right about one thing, though - they're not original characters. But, rather, characters that is strongly based and inspired with...

I don't know why but the Copyright Policy link is broken or something... might just be my computer though.
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zoeblo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
when there is no other purpose behind it than to make your own OC it's not art
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually, using an artists works without their permission IS art theft, and it's not artwork if you're not originally doing the work yourself.

Colouring over someone else's artwork isn't art, it's illegal.
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:iconbulleus:
Bulleus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HAHAHA YES! I ARGEE on that one!. Not unless its free in the internet. It's like your saying that it's illegal to color a coloring book.
Furthermore, maybe if they cite the owner of that artwork and recolor it as means of a fanart, then its still considered as Art.
And, coloring over someone else's artwork may not be illegal if it is completely overpainted to a whole new art. But if not, Yes, it is ILLEGAL.

and because you were the only one who opposed me, I like you!
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Colouring a books and original artwork are two completely different things.

Colouring books are published for the purpose of colouring.

Artists work are not. 

Furthermore, maybe if they cite the owner of that artwork and recolor it as means of a fanart, then its still considered as Art.


According to deviantart, no it's not. Nor is it "Fanart." 


Recoloring is indisputably art theft, and if you are caught/reported in with your recolour, you WILL BE BANNED FROM DEVIANTART FOR ART THEFT.

...also, who the hell would take an artists beautiful work that they spends hours, even DAYS working on, and just completely destroy it by covering it over?

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Bulleus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?

According to deviantart, no it's not. Nor is it "Fanart."
so your saying fanarts are illegal?  Considering that this is a fact, then all fanarts are illegal due to stolen art, specifically the Original Character.
Because they have no permission to use the original character and only cited sources of the original creator.
ummm... what?

...also, who the hell would take an artists beautiful work that they
spends hours, even DAYS working on, and just completely destroy
it by covering it over?

well, I didn't meant it that way. I meant using the artwork as references. Like photographs. I do that in my photographs.
Plus, it's also a practice to overpaint artworks such as photographs.

Colouring books are published for the purpose of colouring.

LOL, Yes, you gotta point there.

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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Fanart is originally designed work using previously designed characters, FOR THE ORIGINAL ARISTS, and crediting them for the character.

Fanart is NOT recolouring the original artists works. 
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Bulleus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Fanarts are not originally designed work. Fanarts copies and redraws of the original designed work of the true creator. By design, we mean the design of the character itself.

Nope, fanarts are not recoloring and I never said it was in the first place. Instead, I was stating that NOT ALL recolored arts are ILLEGAL and are considered as ART.
For example, pop arts. I've seen some pop arts that are just recolored of the original photos which they do not own. And They're in an exhibit.
I was not stating that they are all legal... but rather I was stating that they are CONSIDERED as arts as well. C:

(LOL, I like you very much... )
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
To be completely honest, anything can classify as "art." 

Recolours are just very hideous and shitty pieces.

(same to you~)
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Piddies0709 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
To me recolors are just a lazy way for a person attempted to make an OC but not putting any effort into it and only doing it cause they want attention. You're so right. Recolors are NOT original, they're NOT art, they're nothing but laziness.
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SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
So true
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WolfKomoki1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
People who edit and say it's not recoloring need to wake up.
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