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Offline circuscommando

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morals of photographs

on: February 16, 2011, 02:55:45 am
is it against pixeling practice to take a photograph of something with the specific intention of tracing and pixeling over as an ends to a means?  I know that it's mostly frowned upon to trace, what are your thoughts?
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Re: morals of photographs

Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 05:48:59 am
Everyone needs to drop the notion that there's some moral artist code unique to pixel art. There are no hard rules regarding these things.

To pass off a trace as 100% original, in any medium/genre, is frowned upon. It's not unique to pixel art. It's all the same. Reduces and traces have their place. I think they just typically have less artistic merit to them than something 100% original.