Short video of the Giveaway Draculaura is up on my Youtube Only two more days before the giveaway ends! Good luck everyone !!
Inspired by a recent experience I had with someone stealing my art and cropping out my URL.
Dedicated to every artist who has had their art work stolen.
I will be honest.
I tried to accept it, as I’m quiet a calm person and I try to accept others’ choices. But I’ve had enough.
There’re so many recasts in my local community that I can’t stand it anymore. I left the facebook group which is recast friendly (we have two big local facebook groups, one is recast friendly, the other is not that much), because it’s a pain for me to look at those dolls.
I will not judge people who buy recasts.
But it’s really painful for me that I work months and save up for so long to buy a doll, and you just buy the “same” looking doll for 1/3 or 1/4 of the money.
It hurts me, so it’s better not to look at them I think.
I don’t care what you buy, it’s your choice.
And it’s my choice to buy dolls only from companies or second hand with a certificate of authenticity.
Dear follower, if you don’t agree with this, feel free to unfollow me. I will not judge you if you have recast dolls but I will not look at them.
Please reblog this if you have the same opinion. Thanks.
Though my reasons are different - I don’t care about people getting the same doll less expensively; if it was just a cheaper doll or a major sale for a legitimate doll, I would be thrilled to death for them. It’s not about how much you spend, it’s about paying the artist his or her asking price.
I care that my friends and fellow artists are losing their livelihoods. I’m sad that I no longer feel safe producing for the resin BJD market - I care too much about my work to provide it to a group that would pay to have a third party recast it if they thought my prices were too high. I would rather just not make my sculpts available for purchase.
I support the artist, even if it means loosing out on a sculpt I adore.
Yepp, these reasons are very important too. Thank you for sharing your opinion, it’s necessary to talk about this topic.
I don’t care about the price of anyone’s dolls. I will warmly welcome even the least expensive legit dolls.
But I do care about theft, and ruining other people’s livelihoods. I know talented artists personally who gave up on ever producing resin cast BJDs, because they do not want to see their beloved work stolen. We will forever be bereft of their talented work. That is the reason why recast dolls are not welcome on my dashboard, or in my life. I don’t go out and attack recast owners personally, but please allow me to refuse to see these dolls, and to call them what they are - stolen pieces of art.
What I’m the most baffled about is when people who find originality, and original customization important (even to the point of attacking others because they find similarities between the stylization or customization of their dolls) choose to be recast friendly, or even neutral.
I’m sorry, but if it’s not okay to steal your ideas and works, why is it okay to steal another person’s ideas and works?
To enter my giveaway, check my Facebook page :) Good luck everyone! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicolles-Dreams/104447756312792
I don’t expect recast supporters are among my followers, but this is so nicely done that I am compelled to repost, not to change anyone’s mind (I’m not in the business of rehabilitation of criminals), but to reiterate the obvious one more time.
My very first Azone Pure Neemo repaint. These dolls are so tiny and cute!!! For more photos check either my Facebook page (Nicolle’s Dreams) or Instagram (@andreja) :)
The Faceup Story featuring the giveaway Draculaura is up on Youtube :) I just need to sort out some minor details before making the official announcement with all the details on how to enter ^0^
The Draculaura I’ve customised for my giveaway. All details regarding the giveaway and how to be eligible to win her, will be announced on my FB page very soon ^___^
impatienttomato asked: Have you considered repainting an Ever After High doll?
Yes, but their facial sculpt is not to my liking, so I don’t feel inspired or motivated to spend money and time on customising one :<