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Recoloring Is Not Art -Stamp by AdventureIslands Recoloring Is Not Art -Stamp by AdventureIslands
Every time you favorite this stamp without checking rest of my gallery, god kills a kitten.

Please, think of the kittens.


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! [link]


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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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
yoitemiha 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.
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
Envelin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014

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
Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Here's my rebuttal...

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

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?
Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
I would but you don't present a sensible side to argue about in the first place.
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". 
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...
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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