posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:34 AM
a reply to: lucia2389
Oh wow!! I like your version even more!! It is much easier on the eyes because it isn't so busy....
I read your short story and I already noticed the edit line in which you credited my contribution. I think that is really sweet. You shouldn't have to
ask if you can use your own version, it is your avatar. I made it for you and you have given it your personal touch...the essence of corroboration.
I started out here on ATS where I had the need to point some stuff out in pictures and I only knew MsPaint. Because it is limited I started trying
other stuff and ended up with Photoshop. Now I never read any instruction manual, like everything in my life, I just wing it...lol
I respect real artists and I never use material that is watermarked or comes from places like DeviantArt (Those guys are insanely good). I once made
an avatar for a x-mas competition here and it turned out pretty good. It was a transparent Christmas gift with a cute skeleton kitty inside and a tag
attached that is was for E.Schrödinger.
The only skeleton kitty I found was from an artist at DeviantArt and wanted to ask permission to use it. So I contacted her and she said no and
demanded I would take it down. Since then I learned a lot about fair use policy.
Nobody is making money of these avatars and it's all just # and giggles. Sometimes I create stuff out of nothing and sometimes I take existing stuff
and make my own design. I guess the "art" is finding the right composition..
Again, I really like this avatar and it was fun creating it together!!!