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when 1st starting stickmaking what drove us to do it and what influenced ib the making of them?

Did we do it just by chance or did we see others work and decide to make one based on that sighting?

Do we copy others work without giving them credit for it?

did we look into what other people was doing? and did that influence us?

In other words did we steal there idea?

Do we use books to teach ourselfs to do stickmaking..

I dont think i did any of these for a start but now i use the net for referance material

and use carving books to develop my own skills ( which ar pretty limited)

But since i started stickmaking / carving my base skills have improved a lot , so by using a book although a teaching book we should give credit to the author of that book/video.

My ;atest project is alice throught the looking glass and my carving are based on that work, some straight forward copying although feel i have put my own ideas on it.So was this LEWIS CAROL idea or was it the illustrators idea for the charactures in it?

So how many of us have used other peoples ideas and not given them credit for it?
 

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It seems that all of use source ideas and information from either books or the net.

This is a natral way of working , some of my ides are a direct result from ideas of Shawn Cipa and was used as a instuction book , but like all ideas some stay with you to develop these further ,but the basic idea came from him. although he stated that these where based on ideas from notra dame cathedrall and couldnt name the origanl stone mason. or was it designed by some one else.

So now i take ideas from all kinds of images and mix them like feathers nose, eyes and skin textures.

The main thing is what can be done has been done , its just presenting it in a different way and improving your own skills.

so i am gulty of it all i suppose is using a photo stealing someones interlectural property or is it just part of referance work.

if a piece is mainly based on a particular work i think referance should be given to that person. if you know who it is?
 

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never make exact copys , usually add something of my own . its how we all develop in the stickmaking. but may use there idea

its only illegal if you try to sell it as a origanl and profit from it .

like painting you have to learn from the masters of the art. and i have a long way to go
 
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