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11 February 2006 @ 07:06 pm
FAQ  


please read the questions/answers below before emailing me with a question, because it's most likely covered here. but, as always, feel free to email me with any other questions, concerns, or IDEAS! i would love to hear from you. :) my email is: writerin@hotmail.com

1. why should i credit you when all you've done is cropped other people's art?
2. do the artists know that you use their work for making icons?
3. where do you find these art sites?
4. what program do you use to make your icons?



1. why should i credit you when all you've done is cropped other people's art?

the main reason i ask for credit is so that others may see where you found your icon. that way they can find this community and hopefully join and find more icons they like. most importantly, if someone sees your icon and the original artist isn't credited, hopefully they can visit heartdivide where i ALWAYS credit the original artist.

i also spend quite a lot of time browsing art sites and making the icons. i often use subtle gradients and effects to make the icons more appealing. i post on a regular basis, so when you think about all of the icons, i have spent quite a lot of time on them.

it's mostly about respect. it doesn't take a lot of time or effort to credit, and it's just courteous.


2. do the artists know that you use their work for making icons?

most of the artists do not know that i use their work. if i asked each one individually it would take forever, but i've found that most artists don't mind their work being used if it is credited. i try not to change them very much, as well. if any artist were to contact me about their work being used, i would take appropriate actions to make sure they're comfortable with everything. :)

if i didn't make icons from artwork, someone else would, and at least here the artist is credited, most often with a link to his or her website. a thumbnail-sized square for personal use, if credited, should promote each artist's work and website. everyone, please DO credit the original artists because it is their work that makes this community what it is. ♥


3. where do you find these art sites?

i usually find new artists by visiting links that other artists recommend. i also have a few key sites i like to visit which feature many artists. alt-photos.com and fecalface.com are two examples of this. and lastly, i am a magazine-whore and love to go to the bookstore, grab a starbucks and sit down with art magazines. i take a pad of paper with me and jot down names and/or websites that i'd like to check out. i find some of my most favourite artists this way. :)

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: recommendations! i am always looking for new artists, so if you have a favourite one, post it in a comment or email me at writerin@hotmail.com. if i make icons from your recommendation, i'll make custom ones just for you, too.


4. what program do you use to make your icons?

i use Paint Shop Pro 8 :)

please visit the credits/resources post for more information.
 
 
 
weisstdu on March 2nd, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
maybe it is the wrong place to ask, but i didn't find any better.
just to be sure - do the artists know that you change and use their pictures?
_remains on March 5th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
this is the right place to ask! :)
most of the artists do not know that i use their pictures. i try not to change them very much, as well. if i asked each one individually it would take forever, but i've found that most artists don't mind their work being used if it is credited. if any artist were to contact me about their work being used, i would take appropriate actions to make sure they're comfortable with everything. :)
_remains on March 6th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
p.s. i've added your question and my answer into the main FAQ post, just so you know. thanks again for your interest. :)
destroyed_radio on April 16th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hey. This may be the wrong place to ask, but, since you are having some problems with people stealing your icons, you could try asking someone with a domain name (such as someone who uses it as a personal website) for space to host your pictures because some of them prevent hotlinking. That might work, and it might not. It's just an idea because I like this community and would be sad to see it close because people can't credit.

_remains on April 16th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
that's a really good idea! thank you very much. :)
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_remains on April 25th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
you've been approved! and the artist in your icon is aaron kraten. he is one of my most favourite artists. :)
neblinita on July 26th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
I was denied membership when I just applied and judging from these FAQs it is because I do not have much in the way of identification on my userinfo. That's because I just started this journal, but I was a member of this community on a previous account.

I'm just wondering what information you need for me to be a member. This is, hands down, my favorite icon community of all time and I'd like to be allowed back in. Thanks.
_remains on July 31st, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
actually, this comment is all i need to approve you! thank you for taking the time to make it, and forgive me for being anal about this stuff. :) you're approved!
_remains on July 31st, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
oops, i need you to apply again, actually, but as soon as i see your name i'll let you in! :)
faithneverfades on September 5th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
I just renamed my account and I would like to join again if it is not too much trouble. (I thought I should comment in case you’re wondering why I already had your icons).
_remains on September 11th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
i'm getting this kinda late (i think you've been approved already?), but thank you for letting me know! ♥!
ourescape on September 14th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you take requests or if you're already really busy with icon-making, but I really want more "kitsch" art icons, and I thought I would give you a link for finding good art for your icons.

http://www.ebsqart.com/Galleries/cmd_Art_Gallery_Kitsch+Art_1_1_T.htm
_remains on September 18th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
awesome!! thanks for sharing that link with me! :) is there an artist there that you especially love? i think it is high time for a kitsch post. :)
ex_uniquewo on October 10th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
Just discovered http://misprintedtype.com/v3/.

Thought maybe you'd like it.
_remains on November 1st, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
i'm getting to this comment REALLY late, and i apologize! :/
thank you very much for the link! i love the art and i hope to make icons from there very soon! ♥
lalalaluxe on November 12th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
I've just recently begun this journal as a means of anonymity & space. There isn't much listed on my profile for identification, as I've stated above, I plan to keep myself anonymous. However, if you could please add me... I've seen a lot of things around livejournal that have been made here & I'd love to see what else there is.
_remains on November 16th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
i understand completely! i've approved you and i hope you like what's available here. :) ♥
sun_drops_rosy on March 7th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
this is jazmo___orgazmo's new journal. May I be accepted please?
_remains on March 14th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
of course! did you apply to join?
bernd100 on June 8th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
misusing copyrighted pictures
hi,
I´ve tried to contact luckymoustache and heartdivine several times via leaving a comment in their journal, but without any reaction. you are using 4 of my commercial illustrations as user pics. which is NOT permitted. you changed the clipping and never asked me for permission as you pretend. all these pictures are copyrighted.
I want you to remove all my pics from your site.
please give me a feedback when done.
thanks,
Marie Emmermann
SKIZZOMAT
emm.a@gmx.de
_remains on June 14th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: misusing copyrighted pictures
hi marie,

my apologies for not getting to your comments earlier! i have removed all of your icons from heartdivide - you can see the post here - and will be posting a new message telling people to delete whatever they have saved of your work.

i sincerely apologize for all of the trouble. i love your work so much and wanted to share it with everyone. from now on i'll only encourage people to visit your site, without infringing your copyright.

all the best,

erin/heartdivide mod