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Recent News Surrounding Drawponies and Response

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 24, 2015, 10:52 PM


Hello everypony,

I hope you are all enjoying the new season! Today's episode promises to be truly exciting (not the least for the reason that Rainbow Dash is my favorite pony).

I would like to take this moment to talk about the recent news surrounding drawponies and allegations of him having traced some of his art.. A year ago or so, there was a debate within some of the groups I run about allowing traced images to be accepted or not. The questions were mostly surrounding vectors, which tend to have a high volume of show tracing. Tracing is something that helps artists develop artistically, and acts sort of like training wheels. Ultimately, this group (and others that I manage) decided that traced art is to be allowed, to help encourage further work from developing artists and to help them get feedback on their progress from those who see their submissions in this group.

However, the situation with Drawponies is a bit different. He recently admitted to his having traced certain images in his artwork. Drawponies refers to himself (on his own dA page) as a "professional" digital artist, and must be held to such standards. He has knowingly traced the work of the show creators, not to use as "training wheels" to improve his own work, but to sell under his name. I personally do not believe that is fair to the show artists whom we have to thank dearly for our show. As someone who has seen Drawponies at conventions and has witnessed his large online presence, it is clear that he has been very successful, and has made a large amount of money from his artwork. While I fully believe that he is free to continue making money off of his OWN work, I, nor the groups that I run, can condone the actions that he has chosen to take in regards to making money off of work that was directly not his own.

As a result, this group will no longer be accepting submissions of art by Drawponies, and neither will our sister group, Bronies.

Thank you all very much for reading this, and enjoy your weekends.

~Fifth Element
MLPFriendshipIsMagic Group Director

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angelickittens Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We will don't worry. :)
Hope you feel better. *hug*
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linkinpunk123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Thank you for letting me join your group. I feel very honored to be in a group with such talented characters. I only hope that I will be able to fit in.
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hannyah Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everyone can fit into this group! Your art is terrific!
We are looking forward to your future submissions : )
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linkinpunk123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Thank you very much, Hannyah!
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hannyah Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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manglefnaflover Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Are you making this child friendly because I am only 10?
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Sharkiity Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes this group should be fine for a younger member, there wont be any form of mature content accepted :)

but yes, as the other commenter said you aren't allowed to have an account on this site until you're 13 , it's in deviantarts rules as stated here help.deviantart.com/696/
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deviantart's rules say you need to be thirteen years old to use this site.
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manglefnaflover Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Im 10 though and it let me. Im confused..........
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joeyh3 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you read the terms of service, item 13 says there is a minimum age to use the site
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