I don't believe this person used a filter. I think it was coloured with coloured pencils. Some parts are different from the original, and there isn't a way to have that replicated in a Photshop filter. For example, the berries on the right hand side of the picture, near the subject's head, does not contain the same number of berries as in the original picture. These different are usually attributed to the fact that the artist probably didn't want to replicate ALL the berries, and thus got tired and lazily sped through it. I know I've done that before in a detail intensive drawing, especially background stuff.
The hair is drawing differently around the nape of his neck; the original shows two strands layering over his neck, but this person only chose to do one, and not only that, but to pretty much hide most of the neck.
The face on this picture is narrower than on the original, and several hair strands are drawn more thickly that that of the original picture. The patterns also differ, especially when it comes to the sizes of certain things (the white lines are off, the blue oval in his sleeve is much smaller than the original).
However, this doesn't make the person completely innocent. It's possible that there was either some tracing involved, or she's very good at looking at a person's art and copying. I've overlayed the original and this one, and in some places the lines match up perfectly, however in others, it's skewed. It would not surprise me if she used a grid to do this. It's understandable if the pictures themselves are off as well, since this looks like a photograph, and those are subject to all kinds of distortions.
tl;dr I think she coloured this on her own, and it wasn't a Photoshop filter. However, it's possible she could have traced it, either in whole or a part of it, or she's surprisingly good at referencing.
Do I believe she deserved a DD? No. She's definitely not linking back to the original source, and overall this isn't completely original, only a copy. I think in terms of her colouring ability, however, she is good. She just chooses to not make anything original with it, which is a shame.
And the fact that the DD was removed, but they left the STOLEN.PICTURE.UP. is depressing. C'mon DA, you defend the people who break the law, yet you completely ignore the people who buy stuff and pay for shit on the site, and THAT'S the stuff that is giving you your fat paychecks. If you piss them off, they'll all leave, and there will be no more money!
Eventually you will be sued, and unlike what the rules say (and I actually saw this), you won't get any money from the people that sued you.
Actually try to please the people that keep this site running, instead of helping people break the law.
the picture can't be taken down until the original artist asks to, and the original artist is Kazuki Yone, a famous japanese artist who probably doesn't have time to go around the internet to make complaints. Besides this is a reproduction of the work, it's not reposting of the original so it could be considered fanart. It's not really such a big deal that it stays on the site as long as the artist doesn't receive praise like it's their original work
Alright, first I didn't even request this piece! I requested a different piece that the lady didn't enjoy much but said she would choose something else from her gallery. Second, I didn't know that this was stolen art! I was so excited when someone that I had found got a DD, so when I saw that it was stolen work I was devastated!
there's no need to snap at me and act like a little child, she didn't alter it, she re redid it from scratch in colored pencils. It was wrong of her not to credit the original artist but other than that she hasn't done anything wrong as far as deviantART is concerened.
if you must know, ANY type of fanart is illegal! weather it's completely made by you or traced or eyeballed. If you keep fanart in your home that's fine but the moment you post it online you can find yourself with a lawsuit in your hands no matter how original your art is. But despite it being illegal it is accepted on dA as long as the artist doesn't make a profit of it. This drawing was made by this deviant from scratch, even if she traced it, she probably spent hours on hours coloring this with colored pencils. It is an accepted form of fanart on dA and as long as Kazuki Yone doesn't ask for it to be taken down it can stay here for 100 years and there's nothing you can do about it. So calm down and move on
i work in colored pencils and i am 100% sure that this is redone not rendered. Besides if you look closely you will notice differences in strands of hair atc. This work is recreated from scratch on paper with colored pencils. There is no filter in the world that can make this effect without loosing details and sharpness, but i guess people who never used them can't know that there's a limit to what photoshop filters can do
Ok, so I draw using pencils and colored pencils too, and I still know it is possible to make it look like it is on paper and colored with pencil in photoshop. You can basically do ANYTHING in photoshop (well, artistically).
art filters destroy lines and shapes, and what i was saying is that the strands of hair are different from this image to the original, it's because even if she traced, because this is traditional she couldn't copy every snall detail like small strands of hair so she drew her own. If this would be a filter there wouldn't be any difference between the images. Looc carefully at the strands of hair in the right side of the face, actually all the strands of hair are different, also the markings on the clothings have different proportions than the original. But if you really want proof, here's the overlay of the artworks, they are very different in proportions, it can not be overlayed better than this, the original has a smaller head, there are too many things different for me to overlay this better but you can go ahead and do it yourself if you don't believe me [link] if this would be just with a filter it would fit perfectly no?
maybe you don't notice how rude he replied to me when i was being polite i am defending this person because i don't think people should rage and throw shit when this person isn't doing anything against the dA policy except the fact that this deviation is misplaced and should be in the fanart category and should credit the original artist with a link to the original drawing. But what everyone here doesn't seem to understand is that tracing is accepted on dA, and yes what this deviant did IS tracing.
read this article [link] dA is very clear that tracing is allwed, to quote them 'has a place in our community' but yea, why read the dA rules when you can go and "stand up" for something that isn't breaking any rules
this is not a screenshot, tracing is acceptable on dA but many deviants such as yourself don't seem to know this. the only thing not acceptable is reposting of the original art, and even that, if the original artist doesn't repost himself/herself then dA won't take it down. learn the rules before you rage on other people's art
I didn't rage I was just being honest. U had no idea you could read emotions on the internet. Are you a witch or something? It looked so much the the original I could've sworn it was. Art theft is illegal but you don't seem to know that because you are a bad listener. It was traced which makes the person who posted this unoriginal. I wanna contact the original artist now. I know the rules you are just a bad listener.
here you are calling names, that's not childish at all what this deviant did is not art theft, but you people just don't seem to understand this. Go read the dA rules before arguing with me go ahead and contact Kazuki Yone, i'm sure she'll listen to you
Tracing is not fanart. It's ripping off someone's hard work. The original artist spent a LONG time working on it, only to have someone trace it, which isn't that hard or time consuming so don't try and justify it. Fanart is okay and won't get you sued. What WILL get you sued is trace overs and recolors. And not crediting.
I work in the industry. It's illegal to SELL fanart, but certainly not to make it. However, it IS illegal to post traced works to this site considering the submission agreement enters you into a binding contract where you give DeviantArt the copyright of your image and allow them to use it as they wish. Considering you don't hold the copyright to said image since it's a trace over, it's illegal to give it away.
You should "wake up to the real world" and watch the news. An interesting case was shepherd fairy getting sued over his traced work (traced over a photograph).