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anti comparison stamp by Sythgara anti comparison stamp by Sythgara
Well, I won't lie, this stamp was inspired by the subject of 'Avatar' fandom comparing all that's blue, has tendrils, flies etc to avatar characters, or simply say they're things that could fit in Avatar world. Avatar was not the first movie with dragons, cat-people, or 6 limbed creatures. Plus apparently many aspects, even the mind binding was ripped off from a 50s sci-fi novel.

To many artists this is NOT a compliment, especially if you have nothing else to say in your comment besides 'oh this looks like...".


Of course, if I create something and it's similar to something that's already been made, by all means let me know. But other than that, if you feel the need to compare stuff to anything do write a critique, a compliment, or SOMETHING that strikes you personally about the picture.
It makes the comment much more bearable.
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BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the same around people who draw cartoon horses, me including. Since the Dreamworks movie Spirit the Stallion of the Cimmaron was announced, not only that many people took the style/inspired from it to draw their own cartoon horses, but also many artists, who DIDN'T follow the style is compared to Spirit style. I feel like nowadays ANY cartoon horse around is immidiatelly "Spirit". I cannot blame when people see the similarity around cartoon horses with the same lining style and most of all having EYEBROWS. Horses doesn't have eyebrows but Dreamworks animators were worried it would be difficult to animate expressions withouth it.
I draw cartoon horses, I didn't inspire by Spirit, neither I draw eyebrows. Even that I got bunch of comments "It reminds me Spirit". Yes, I surely spent 4 years of developing my horse drawings style to be a Spirit rip-off... When I asked them politely in which way it reminds it, I got no respond yet.

Luckily I still find those comments harmless. I understand people like to find something they know and like in different stuff around. I don't and won't mind those comments until they will start 'blaming' me for copying someone or something which is not true.
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Tenma-arekussu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
the stamp for boneless insecure artists, if you don't like being compared, do your research instead of telling others to not compare, seriously.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really? You're gonna tell someone to go through every existing movie show and cartoon with some hope something relatively similar hasn't been made? XD
Not to mention millions of other artists out there with similar ideas.
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Tenma-arekussu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
OF COURSE, specially if ya don't want "comparisons" besides, there is nothing original on these days, so instead of getting "offended/enraged/Triggered" By comparisons, learn to deal with them instead of telling everyone to control their common behaviour of relating the unknown with something similar, otherwise, you're pretty much a boneless artists who isn't even sure of their art.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
By the same logic you can go around telling people not to bother with being polite and that everyone else is the problem by taking issue with rudeness and lack of social cues and etiquette.

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Tenma-arekussu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
Actually, those are completely different, a comparison isn't by any means offensive, if you take offense by it, it's because you reaaaally lack spine or probably you aren't even sure if your art it's abble to stand on it's own.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's not offensive. But it's an utterly pointless statement. It starts no conversation. You just told an artist nothing of their work or effort. Like instead of praising a chef for a meal saying hey it's similar to Gordon Ramsay's, or whoever. What do you like about it beside the fact it happens to remind you of something we might not ever have heard of ? What reminded you of it in particular. Nothing else to add? Well. Great, I'll just take that note and do absolutely nothing with it I suppose.
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Tenma-arekussu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
Oh by that logic saying "reminds me to my mother's cooking" it's an insult to a chef right? Snowflake logic you have right there
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure first I'd say something like: this tastes great. And my personal association would simply be an addition.
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Pickledsuicune Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Personally, I don't mind it at all if someone compares my stuff to another style/creature/design from a movie or other piece of media. I actually kind of like it. I think that it would be nice to get a comment more than just "Hey, this looks like____" but if that's how they responded to my work, then I don't really mind. I can understand why it would bother some people, but at the same time, the commenter shouldn't be faulted just for drawing a connection in the first place.
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Artisan-Noteworthy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine usually ends up being; 'hey! Someone else who likes these colors!'

I've never actually gotten the whole; Your character looks like mine! Except when I designed a species called Deamon Wolves. Someone lost their mind because they thought I was 'copying' their characters' name; Demon. . . . .
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HeavensBeautiful Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Using this~
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novadragon1000 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
thats annoying i agree , since i also do a lot of fan art as well
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Kalto-Mate Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, having your special snowflake complex being broken is hard for over inflated egos.
I admittedly point out myself what inspired what I draw and what pieces or parts is made out of, it's healthier.
Telling yourself you came up with every single design choice and then get mad when politely and not in an ill manner you get shown otherwise will just destroy you as a person in the long run
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Nixenoko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Student General Artist
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LovelyGirl003 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's annoying, I agree
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Taigako Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   Digital Artist
Recently got a comment about how this character (Koda CoE App) looks like Sasuke from Naruto...-- In what way? And that was all they said.

Bruh.
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DamianMyutsuu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an old Naruto fan, this looks extremely better than any design Sasuke had. Like, ever...
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Taigako Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm a fan as well. I quite liked Sasuke's design in The Last though. ;;
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DamianMyutsuu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that was probably the only design I thought suited Sasuke well...
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Rosethorn1483 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Completely agree with you Clap 


I'm sorry you had to put up with that in school though :( that really sucks. And.. I know the feeling too -w- where the person is right there in class with you or whatever and you just want to strangle him. 

Same thing happened to me at school too :P twice even when the person decided to compare my best friend's artwork to their favorite anime. 
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just can agree to this stamp.
A few years ago some person said to one of my dragons that it looks like Spyro. Bad thing is, I HATE Spyro, so that was kinda offending for me, as I have an individual style.

Or one time another person compared another dragon to a Pokemon because he had huge paws and looked a bit different to common dragons. And after I  told them "Maybe he has similarities to Kyogre or such, but still he´s a self made Dragon OC" he just answered: "Ah okay so it´s a Pokemon then."
......WHAT?
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That just takes it to a new level  ^^'
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. A friend once told me I´m overreacting over that, but in the same breath he compared one of my Anthros with a TOTALLY different character just because he has the same name! So that´s like "Oh, you character is named XXX? Reminds me to another character XXX!"
I really have to send him this stamp so that he know that I´m not the only artist who´s pissed off by such comments....
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Ramul Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
I don't mind such comparisons.
Considering I draw what I like, someone pointing out similarities to something I don't know has a good chance of directing me to something that I might enjoy.
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Fiire13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have people do this all the time with my work and I hate it. it's my work! it's not like anything because it's from my mind and it's its own thing!!!!!!!
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GreaseRoach Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pokemon is just as bad as Avatar for spawning annoying comparisons though. :|
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Blazichic459 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
I swear, EVERYONE compares my cat OC with my friend's cat OC just because they both love pranks B(
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CorinnaAngela Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's annoying to be compared to someone else's work, however what you say to people who either knowingly or unknowingly hurt you is important because don't you want to be the bigger person? I'm not saying this to invite insult, but an artist has to have a tough skin and put up with empty headed comments like "oh, it's just like Andy Blah blah" (oh jeeze turn on the sentimental friuts basket music T-T), but all kidding aside you can look at the brighter, more friendly comments and use those as fuel and for the dumb ones just quietly realize that everyone is not as smart or talented as you. Last point, this is a suuportive art communty : what you say reflects who you are.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes this can be very annoying especially when you have original concepts.
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NEEDED THIS. Thank you so much for making it :,D !
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Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This stamp is my fucking life!!! ♥
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using it NOW!
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
enjoy : )
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Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed I will ♥
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LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The only problem is......

COMPARING CHARACTERS IS NOT THE BIGGEST CRIME ANYONE COULD EVER COMMIT!

Comparisons are fine. You're just mis-defining comparisons as someone claiming you've stolen a design.

That's NOT what comparisons are.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I realize that. But getting a comment that only States hey this looks like... Seems rather pointless and no one cares.
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LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No one cares, yes. But opinions are rather pointless too, in the sense they're there to tell what a person thinks of a picture. A comparison is ALSO there to tell what a person thinks of a picture. They're not facts, yet people accept opinions. (Well, MOST people.) Comparisons are EXTREMELY similar, so I don't understand how comparing this character to this character is DA BIGESHT CWIME EVAR IMA CRAI CUZ U SED MAI CHARCTR LEWKD LEIK DIS ONE BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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SwankyOrc01 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BAWWWWWWWWWW
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SarahMyriaCarter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Writer
My emotions run high when People say I stole something, I have to get off the computer before I say something I regret.  I'm a full Christian so saying I stole something really anger me, people mis-judge me and it hurts.  I'm very emotional
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m-4lice Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I don't mind anyone comparing my work to others as long as they don't start yelling "Thief! “or something the like  CURSE YOU! 

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lilmewty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I SO agree. This is a little off topic, but I HATE when somebody here 'invents' a species then someone who doesn't know about said 'species' makes something similar to it, only to be told to credit the person who invented it. Sorry, but just because a character of mine may be 'similar' to what someone apparently started, doesn't mean everyone has to credit said person.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I got mad when someone said that my two-foot tall elf looks like a Na'vi from Avatar(which are 12 feet tall, by the way!) solely for the fact that my elf has blue skin and pointy ears. Honestly, elves have had pointy ears since the dawn of time; the Na'vi came WAY later. And if people can give elves green or yellow skin, then why not blue skin? Needless to say, I was annoyed. :P
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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Huh. This stamp reminds me of one of my characters. They would totally make a stamp like this.
I couldn't help it...not sorry. :)
Okay, yes I am.
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heart-of-a-dragoness Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah I know the feeling, it's like I basically had to kill off one of my projects I was doing because the Na'vi were so uncannily similar even though I made my race before the trailer for that movie ever premiered...
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SCareyArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree, suddenly when ever I draw a male character with white hair or any light colored hair they go "oh is that your take on Rise of The Guardian's Jack Frost?". I can see why someone would think this, but to me I think I would have said if it was inspired by someone before hand. I usually put the name of the character right next to them. I think what really urks me though isn't the overall comparison but when something is popular suddenly anything you draw that is remotely similar is a character or something from it. Such as like how you have been compared with Avatar. I agree someone should say more before saying a comparison, but also I do now give in my descriptions if my art is something un-inspired or is inspired by something.  Not everyone can understand that something you made is completely made up by you, but that probably because they themselves can't Imagine something like that without the aid of inspiration. So I don't hate on everyone who does it, but still it's not a necessary thing to state unless it's a critique that you wanted.
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess you just need to let those fads die down before people get over whatever character is popular at the time :P
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SCareyArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I actually have made more effort in making sure to not have anything look similar to popular shows and what not. Seems to work, luckily fads tend to die after 4 months or a year so it doesn't make it too hard.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, depending on how it's said this can be very annoying. Especially when I'm proud of my creations and I don't watch TV or read fiction books. I'm proud thinking I've done something new and someone says, "This reminds me of...."  Of what? I don't even know what that is.
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