YOU THOUGHT NO ONE WOULD NOTICE
Anyone got some examples of "artists" being sneaky?
Left is concept art for the video game Arcanum, right is Jean "Moebius" Giraud.
And moebius reffed some pics from some age old prehistoric comic or something. Who fucking cares, it's just the circle of life. I do this nonstop and nobody will ever notice unless I become super popular and famous, and by that point it won't matter that I am a dirty plagiarist. Zero fucks given.
In fact I have the art of prometheus book lying right next to me and there's photobashed concept art that doesn't even try to hide the fact that it stole from photographers.
yeah cus op TOTALLY had the words "stealing" and "tracing" in his text.
Especially since they aren't fucking traced at all you idiot. Tracing implies a direct copy, while they are just copying the poses.
Stop projecting your shit attitude into everything. It's more of a "I see what you did there" than a "LOOK AT THESE FUCKERS STEALING"
You can't copyright a pose but don't pretend this guy isn't using this image as more than just a reference. He's straight up copying elements from the original line for line