I colored this up for Patreon, and thought I'd share the monochrome step. It was a pleasure to set up.
EDIT: Someone pointed out to me the similarities with a fantasy image previously drawn by Blas Gallego. The link they provided to his image is here: scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net…
It's quite a coincidence, but similar enough that I can see how it can be inferred that I referenced it. I didn't. But I'm wondering what I should do about it? I wrote a journal about it here:
Art Comparison / Accusation / Feedback RequestedI uploaded a monochrome image of Beth recently and someone drew an (understandable) reference to an image drawn by a fantasy artist - an image I'd never seen before. The inference is obvious. The position of the camera, so to speak, is in the same place, and the orientation of the two characters to one another is almost identical. I made a side by side comparison for myself and you can see it here: (nsfw)
The thing is, I used no reference and the image similarities are an honest coincidence. But given their similarities, I'm unsure what I should do. Since it was purely innocent, do I just keep it up? Or do I remove it out of some sense of... deference, since it's been brought to my attention?
Especially interested in feedback from other artists. Were you in a similar situation, what would be your course and why?