a style isn't something that can be copyrighted. art itself can,stealing or directly tracing can get you in trouble because of copyright
no offense but having an "original" art style is overrated. you can't be 100% original with another 7 billion people on the planet lol so cartoonish styles are popular,right? well they're inspired/based off reality so now alot of artists draw cartoons,with diferent versions each time ( unless the art is literally fucking traced perfectly or w/e ) that others get inspired by,a new set of styles is "born" however,you can never be fully original. it happens alot when you look at something and later on subconciously copy it. like you saw someone who drew a character with flowers in their hair and you're like "wow cool!". so the next times you draw you might find yourself also drawing flowers in your character's hair,whether you realize where you first saw this/what it's based on or not. you just can't. it's a natural thing in our brains
style is dependent on an artist's overall influence from other sources, so technically it's a mix of both answers. All artists of many walks of life are influenced by previous or current masters and peers, which, therefore, adds into one's own "style-library".
So a style is what, in truth? It's more like "Influenced Authenticity". For some examples, check some art influence memes around the 'net and compare them to those artists (older and current artists alike) who created those memes.
You can own an art style mainly to the extent that you internally/externally acknowledge that you are, in some way, INSPIRED by many sources: Past and present movies (animated or acted), current and older TV shows (again, animated or acted), old and current artists - they all contribute to anyone's art.
I know I'M heavily influenced by artists of old and modern; mostly the poses and anatomy influence my cumulative visual style...
However, creating on a near- to exact-replicating manner of a person's art to the point of identical works popping up can be problematic; and style barely is personal regarding a popular pose among characters from differing artists (they each have their own take on a pose by laying their preferences of creativity on a basic "posture-mannequin", so to speak)
AAAAAAAAND copyrights are an important thing to factor when you stylize: let the original artist know that you are creating a work relative or fan-based regarding their original work, whether it's a personal take or a personal envision of their character. Always make sure to attribute to the original artist and their artwork(s) at all costs, or it's a copyright infringement (plain and simple).
In terms of copyright, a style is not copyrighted by law. However if you are tracing a piece of work done with someone's style, whether it be a small section or large, if it's an important part or is recognisable to be that piece, than you may be infringing copyright.
you shouldn't be able to own one. nobodies style is completely the same, especially if the piece they do is completely original, and the claim that people are stealing a style is dumb. how are people supposed to find their style anyway? and how is it on the same level as copying and tracing a piece if the piece the person they're "stealing" from never drew the piece in the first place? is the hours the person spent on the piece suddenly worth nothing because their style is similar?? people really need to stop claiming that people are stealing a style. its impossible, but you can be inspired by another's style
Some art styles may be really recognizable to the point its just more respectful to not use that style, but you can't really own an art-style. Someone will probably have used it before, and will probably use it afterwards, either way, I don't think you can own an art-stlye.
I have mixed feelings. The way you draw, as in every detail, is of course something unique to you. When someone just takes one part, like maybe they like the muzzle or the way you draw anthro bodies, and then they incorporate it into some of their art to get the feel of it. But when someone takes every single detail, its taking your unique swing to your style.
Ich find schon,dass man einen Artstyle besitzen kann,denn der unterscheidet einen von anderen artist.man will direkt zum artstyle verlinkt werden und nicht von tausend anderen leuten (unter anderem auch fans) überschattet werden die den Stil einfach eiskalt kopieren.man kann sich inspirieren lassen (sogar mein stil war am anfang nur son anderer nifty senpai 2.0 stil,doch ich wollte dies nicht und habs geändert.) wenn man heute drauf guckt erkannt man auf den ersten blick kein stück von niftys stil wieder (was ich persönlich auch toll finde)
I guess you c a n own an art style? like it belongs to you and people associate it with you I mean, popular artists with unique art styles get copied all the time, and usually you can tell when someone has copied lol
I think that everyone owns their own art style and each one is different, even if someone wants to "steal" it from you, they can't, because they're just copying, if they tried to do it themselves it would still be their own art style, no matter how similar they look, they're always different
"stealing" an art style is kind of ridiculous. We use art to express our selves, yes you can advise other people to try and experiment with their art style a little more instead of drawing the same dragon ball Z character over and over again but putting a copy right thing on something as a art style doesn't really make sense to me. But that's just my opinion lol Don't worry if your art style is similar to someone else's if you enjoy what you're doing and you're not hurting anyone go nuts and draw all you want<33
you can't legally own one, but tracing and copying is at the same lvl for me, especially since it can stress out and hurt people who have the original one. take cohzkie as an example, his style is always copied and he hates it.
It really depends on what the quote's really saying. No, you can't put like, a trademark on your art style and that no one can use it BUT you can try to make a very unique original art style, and of coarse, people in general have art styles. Maybe "own" isn't the best word but yes people have art styles
Then the most logical conclusion is that the LV art style is some sort of mythical creature that lives through memetic repetition in human thought. It just exists through the mind and reproduces through artistic expression, but all the expressions are the same because it is but a single organism.