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"you can't own an artstyle." 

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:iconpleoe:
pleoe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wAIT I PICKED THE WRONG ONE 
//inhales
u can't own an artstyle
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TabbiRose Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
SAME UGH
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pleoe Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;v;
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reaoune Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
by definition,you can't

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
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Gingerbreadbirdy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist
It needs to be coined in a way that gets who's looking to recognise you or what franchise they belong too.
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BLAZR-SAN Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
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).
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siIverware Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
you cant own an artstyle uh
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Akiranaa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was a little confused so I thought it's wrong until I saw all the comments
well this is hard to answer :^
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nyuams Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
right,, but also what about walt disneys "style" with how he drew his characters and stuff. isnt that copyrighted?
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spottygeeky57 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, because if someone just happens to have a similar style they could get in trouble for no reason 
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nyuams Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
no, i was trying to say that, yeah you cant really own an art style UNLESS you are some sort of big corporation 
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spottygeeky57 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh, yeah that makes more sense
thanks for clearing that up for me 
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raspberriies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
you can identify with an art style but you can not own it.
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AWPlays Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
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.
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HOUNDD00M Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student General Artist
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
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VeganEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, you can't own an art style. 
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JeshuaJonas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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merathix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh i meant right ri p
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nyosm Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
honestly, unless you trace, if you copy a style it wont look exactly like whoever you copied

theres always something you dont do right compared to the style you were hoping for
so i mean, technically you own the way you personally draw, as in techniques, if that makes sense

but either way styles are pretty hard to come up w/ if you take absolutely no inspiration from other artists
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Miindyou Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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sminfin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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)
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star-pawed Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes and no ;3;
idk
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NeptuneStream Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was so hard to answer omg

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
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VodkaWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
yeah you can. There's a difference between taking some aspects from someone's style and incorporating it into yours, and just flat out drawing like someone else does. Big difference.
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keiala Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
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
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Mind-Wowzer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Its rather ridiculous to own a art style, like how you have a patent to own a movie
bad analogy but the main idea is that no one can own a art style, just as others have said
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C-OFFI Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
"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
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clivehandforth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you? can be known for having a certain art style like if someone sees something in your style they think of you but you can't OWN an art style :/
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Inkiiu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
well for one thing then the style challenge would probably be illegal

it also wouldnt work because people change their styles all the time

also I dont know a single persons who didn't originally develop their style by copying or mixing others.

also anime
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SpookyPopcorn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you definitely can't.
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Viqzen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you can be known for having a certain art style
But you can't own a certain art syle
if that makes sense haha
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Lamalill Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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F0R35T-CH453 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
you can take inspiration but they cant say to you if you took inspiration if its similiar or even similiar by accident 'this is my style you cant use it' in my opinion
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
it is legally correct, you can not own an art style.
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Renjirra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
(draws a line) this is my art style copyright to ME!!!!! DONT copy the way i draw my line s
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siIverware Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
thisssssss
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PebblePawz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg so many people copy my circles it's incredible I feel you
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Miss-Oli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Interface Designer
I think it's okay to use other's styles as inspiration to start your own style, but directly copying detail for detail isn't creative or unique to yourself. 
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Dali-Dog Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2017
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
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Ratlovera Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Solar Sands?
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mmortem Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
copying an art style is pretty beneficial for beginner artists
but if you really don't want people to take aspects of your art style then politely tell them
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DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
I think there are definitely certain circumstances where you can tell when a person is blatantly copying the art style of another.
Like every single retarded LupisVulpes clone out there.
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AnimaAnimalsBR Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
I think the appearances of the characters of LupisVulpes very similar, but to completely different histories and personalities
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DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
I think I get what you're saying. Like the characters have similar designs but different backstories?
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AnimaAnimalsBR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
yes
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:iconmiss-oli:
Miss-Oli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Interface Designer
HAHHAHAHA
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DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
THIS ISN'T EVEN A JOKE YOU SEE THEM EVERYWHERE
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Miss-Oli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Interface Designer
and then if you accuse them of having a style similar to Lupis' they're like: "omg stop Ive had this drawing style since I was 8" HUUUUUUUUH yeah right
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DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
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.
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Miss-Oli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Interface Designer
heck you're right

don't forget they have to have LONG legs and a stitch running across their snout.

and a crown
and a cape
and jewels
and solid eyes
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