I too am sorry for butting in, even with this comment being a day old...
My capitalizing isn't yelling, I just need to get some things pointed out.
but I just couldn't help but...
You sir/ma'am are just not getting the point.
SHE OWNS THE ART ITSELF, NOT THE POSE(well, maybe), BUT THE ENTIRE ART PIECE ITSELF. THATS WHAT WE ARE SAYING TO YOOOUUU.
THE POINT in all of this is that someone TRACED her art. TRACING ART THEN CLAIMING IT AS YOUR OWN IS ILLEGAL AS HELL.
Get it through your skull and stop trying to say "Oh its okay, to trace someone's hard work."
" really if i wanted to i could copy this pose to a point it looked like i traced it." Oh hun that's not tracing, I believe you mean Referencing.
ITs different. If you put this picture on a canvas then trace it line for line, that's tracing.
Referencing is OKAY, as long as credit is given. In References there is a difference from the original photo to your art, there should be nothing similar only that you wanted to see how another artist did the pose.
Tracing is when a lazy ass decides they don't want to learn how to draw that pose. When you trace someone else's artwork, you trace their style that they have tried to find for years. Its an oddly painful thing to see shit like this. Even if its not me, I can only imagine how Zill feels.
Im sorry for my language but JESUS, just understand that her work WAS TRACED. HER STYLE WAS TRACED. THE LINES WERE TRACED, LINE FOR LINE. THE POSE COULD BE SIMILAR TO SOMEONE ELSES, BUT DID THAT PERSON NEED TO TRACE HER WORK? FUCK NO THEY DIDNT. THEY COULD HAVE LIGHTLY REFERENCED (of course if she allowed it) TO SEE HOW SHE AS AN MLP ARTIST WOULD DO THAT POSE.
And the thing that would piss anyone off is, she declined them the first time. Yet they ignored her declining and went on to do their dirty work.
Now tell me, if someone did this to you, you wouldn't be a tad bit mad and ask them to credit you somewhere in the image.
Or if they didn't ask you and you just happen to see the same pose, you wouldn't just cringe a bit with possessiveness and check that art work to see, if its close to yours. And if it is you may or may not just point that out.
I truly am sorry for swearing, im trying not to sound rude. But damn.