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I was reading something earlier about the obligation to inform the original owner when reselling a design previously purchased from them and telling them who the new owner was. The below were my thoughts on the subject.

Well, I shall play "devil's advocate" here. Though this doesn't personally concern me as I never sell or trade away any designs that I buy, and still own every single one I've ever purchased.


That said, I can understand the thinking of people who sell or trade away designs without telling the original designer. If you bought a hand-made stuffed animal, and some time later gave or sold that stuffed animal to someone else, would you necessarily remember to contact the person who originally made the doll to tell them this? If you passed by a hand made jewelry shop one day and bought a necklace, and a year later you sold that necklace on eBay, would you remember to go to the shop and tell the person who made that necklace that you sold it, and tell them who you sold it to? Or, more similarly, what if someone bought a physical painting from an artist's gallery, but then a year later they sell that painting at a garage sale before moving. Would that person be obligated to go back to that gallery, find the artist, and tell them that not only they sold the painting, but give the name and contact information of the person who bought it? If you went to a comic book convention and a famous comic book artist sold you a drawing, would you remember to contact that comic book artist and tell them that you later sold that drawing and who you sold it to?

Most people probably feel like once they buy something, it's their's, and they don't need to inform a previous owner of what they do with it.

On the flip side, what if someone you sold a design to told you that you had to inform them of what you spend that money on they paid you with? Most sellers probably would not feel obligated to tell the person who paid them how they spend the money they were paid, as they feel like once paid that money is their's to do with as they please. I'm pretty sure that if some buyer had a list of rules on their profile that included something like "you must inform me when you spend the money I pay you, and tell me what you spent it on and who you paid it to" most sellers would not adhere to that. Similarly, most people once they buy something and become the owner of it they don't feel it necessary (or simply don't remember) to inform the original owner.

Again, I personally never do this as I never sell, trade away, or give away anything I've ever gotten. I'm merely saying that I can understand the thinking of those who do. When someone buys something, they feel like it's theirs. Unless it was lent or rented to them and ownership still remained to someone else, otherwise I'm sure a lot of people feel that once they are designated the "owner" of something they no longer need to maintain connection with the person they bought the thing from.
Someone recently asked me why I purchase designs ("adopts") if I never draw them myself.

Well, my answer was that I am not an artist myself. I do not purchase designs so that I can personally draw them, as I have not the ability to do that. I do sometimes commission other artists to draw them for me however, or sometimes the original artist to draw additional artwork of the design as well.


I purchase designs for my own purposes, mostly to use in stories that I write for myself, or as use as player characters or non-player characters in table-top/pencil-and-paper role-playing games that I may run or join.

I like having character designs that are mine for my use, be they to use in games, in my stories, are just for my own thoughts and musings.

In the end though, I purchase art because I like it, it inspires my imagination, and I want to support artists whose artistic style that I enjoy.

Purchasing art to draw it yourself is but one reason why people buy art and designs.
Humor is not a universal thing, especially on an international website like this one. Add to the fact that humor does not always convey well through the written medium, something that might be more obviously a sarcastic remark if heard vocally might seem like a completely sincere statement or inquiry when read.

Humor is alive and well, but what might seem funny or sarcastic in one's head, and perhaps to their close friends, might not always be interpreted as humor when read online by complete strangers without any context.
Truth be told, it pleases me if twenty-four hours pass by and nobody on my DeviantArt watch list has changed their username or switched to a different account.
I'm really not a fan of the idea of "Make Your Own" (MYO) slots being sold. I just don't get the idea of paying money to then have to draw something yourself. Or, in the case of those who can't draw very well themselves, to have to then spend additional money to hire someone else to draw the thing for them.

That, and when I see "MYOs" of "popular" "closed species" being sold for high amounts of money, it just feels like such a scam that someone is making all that money and literally not actually doing any work for it. "Make Your Own" just seems like a ploy for when someone with a popular closed species wants to make money, but doesn't have the time/energy/motivation/desire to actually work for it, so it becomes easier to just let their customers do the work themselves but still pay for it anyway.

Of course, people are free to buy what they please, and I have nothing against those who do enjoy "MYOs" but I personally do not believe in supporting the practice, as I feel that it encourages laziness on the part of artists, enticing them to make quick money without actually drawing anything.
I was reading something earlier about the obligation to inform the original owner when reselling a design previously purchased from them and telling them who the new owner was. The below were my thoughts on the subject.

Well, I shall play "devil's advocate" here. Though this doesn't personally concern me as I never sell or trade away any designs that I buy, and still own every single one I've ever purchased.


That said, I can understand the thinking of people who sell or trade away designs without telling the original designer. If you bought a hand-made stuffed animal, and some time later gave or sold that stuffed animal to someone else, would you necessarily remember to contact the person who originally made the doll to tell them this? If you passed by a hand made jewelry shop one day and bought a necklace, and a year later you sold that necklace on eBay, would you remember to go to the shop and tell the person who made that necklace that you sold it, and tell them who you sold it to? Or, more similarly, what if someone bought a physical painting from an artist's gallery, but then a year later they sell that painting at a garage sale before moving. Would that person be obligated to go back to that gallery, find the artist, and tell them that not only they sold the painting, but give the name and contact information of the person who bought it? If you went to a comic book convention and a famous comic book artist sold you a drawing, would you remember to contact that comic book artist and tell them that you later sold that drawing and who you sold it to?

Most people probably feel like once they buy something, it's their's, and they don't need to inform a previous owner of what they do with it.

On the flip side, what if someone you sold a design to told you that you had to inform them of what you spend that money on they paid you with? Most sellers probably would not feel obligated to tell the person who paid them how they spend the money they were paid, as they feel like once paid that money is their's to do with as they please. I'm pretty sure that if some buyer had a list of rules on their profile that included something like "you must inform me when you spend the money I pay you, and tell me what you spent it on and who you paid it to" most sellers would not adhere to that. Similarly, most people once they buy something and become the owner of it they don't feel it necessary (or simply don't remember) to inform the original owner.

Again, I personally never do this as I never sell, trade away, or give away anything I've ever gotten. I'm merely saying that I can understand the thinking of those who do. When someone buys something, they feel like it's theirs. Unless it was lent or rented to them and ownership still remained to someone else, otherwise I'm sure a lot of people feel that once they are designated the "owner" of something they no longer need to maintain connection with the person they bought the thing from.

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:iconfrik111:
Frik111 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Thanks for the watch.
What do You like in my galery?
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
You're quite welcome. I particularly liked your "monster girl" artwork. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future. Keep up the good artwork.
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Frik111 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Oh at last someone answer my question! :D
I will draw more soon. :D
Prabobly I will add new one today!
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Ah, is that so? Very good. Will you be doing commissions, or selling character designs, in the future?
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IdunaHayaDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for watching :heart: I'm happy you enjoyed my gallery, and I hope you will enjoy my future artwork. Have a nice day! 

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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
You're quite welcome. Keep up the good artwork and I look forward to seeing more designs from you in the future.
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PotatosaurusRex Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :hug:
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
You're quite welcome. Keep up the good artwork.
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Azrrael-domah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the watch =)
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
You're quite welcome. Keep up the great artwork and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.
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Azrrael-domah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote   Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
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pokehero9 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
thx for badge and watch
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
You're quite welcome.
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SovietMentality Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching 
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
You're quite welcome. I look forward to seeing more of your cosplay photography in the future, especially your monster girl cosplay. Keep up the great work.
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kaisakuris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch Nagisa Bowing Icon 
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
You're quite welcome. I like your monster girl artwork. Keep up the good work.
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Oniilus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the watch, i really appreciate it Kao Emoji-02 (Pretty Eyes) [V1] 
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
You're quite welcome. Keep up the nice artwork .
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BondTravolta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch, man! It's always great to know that other enjoy seeing the things that I do!
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Indeed, I quite like your design style.
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Oddloop13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch! :D
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
You're quite welcome. Please keep up the great artwork. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.
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Danielle-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi dear the note i sent turnes out blank for some reason and i just want to let ypu know ill be hopefully finishing up your commission when i get some free time this weeken
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TheReddestMage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Ah, that's great to hear. Thank you very much for working on it and I look forward to seeing it when it's eventually done.
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