ANYone who knows me knows I can be a bit analytical and doing homework on the process and body of art is no exception. So, along with the illustrations come the nudgy parts: copyrights, derivatives, attribution, royalties, ad nauseum.

MOST artwork you see here is my own. That means I own the copyrights because I did it. That said, SOME of the work deserves attribution. For starters, the Zentangle (R) method of drawing is a registered trademark of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. I didn't make it up but like a lot of other artists, have been doing this kind of thing all my life. It didn't have a name other than mindless doodling (which researchers have found sharpens your attention rather than distract, but that's another story). But they own the rights to it and good for them! [NB: I am not a CZT, an artist who is certified to teach the method. You can find one of those here.]

SOME of the patterns were created and are official ZENTANGLES and others were created and thus are owned by various artists across the planet. The talent out there is extraordinary! That said, using the patterns is supposedly allowed and thus derivatives thereof are allowed and thus become property of the individual artist. Such as, I cannot say I created a certain pattern or group of patterns. BUT, I can say that I created the unique piece of work from those patterns, a derivative. I'm supposed to give proper attribution to the author of the patterns. Most of that information is available through links and a LOT of my work is back-linked to where it came about.

I don't claim to be a genius, I just play one on TV. KIDDING!

I reserve the right to create, display and share work that I have created from scratch: altered artworks, photographs, collage and drawings. If you wish to share my work with others, proper attribution is the name of the game (and my work should have some copyright information already attached, but sometimes it's just a bit, well, tedious!) I also reserve the right to sell my own work as well as earn royalties for derivatives of my work. [NB: in this case, asking for forgiveness is WAAAAAY more expensive than asking for permission. I don't bite, but my lawyer might...!]. If you find inspiration from my work, it would make my heart glad to know. If you want to use my work, we need to agree to terms of use. If you don't understand what I'm trying to say, step away from the computer...

If you REALLY like my work, buy an original. That's so I can take the starving part out of starving artist. Thanks!



No comments:

Post a Comment