Ever since the domestic release of The Avengers, there has been a massive influx of people posting other’s artwork with no credit given. This is simply unacceptable.Most of the art I have seen stolen comes straight from tumblr —this is what the reblog feature is for. Please use it. Most of the rest comes from deviantart, which makes it exceedingly simple to credit the actual artist, or pixiv, which is easily sourced by the handy-dandy content source field built into every tumblr post.
I urge you. Please, credit your sources. And if you see something that looks shady, do not support that person by liking or reblogging from them. “I own nothing” or “source unknown” is not a get-out-of-jail free card.
I don’t normally do stuff like this, but I am making an exception, tonight. Every last one of these “appreciation” blogs I am about to list is a veritable whorehouse of stolen work. All of them have their askboxes disabled, making private communication impossible. The only recourse, then, is public shaming. I would ask you, the good people of this fandom to not reblog from the following tumblrs:
Please spread this post around and get the word out.
Also, fun fact, if for some reason you saved a piece of artwork and then ‘forgot’ who it belonged to, you can just drag the image into google image and do the tiniest bit of research to find who posted it originally (probably the most popular link).
Credit artists, you guys. Just do it.
Crediting people for their artwork is SO important! And today with google images reverse search (see the little camera to the right of the search bar? BAM!) as well as pages like TinyEye, there is just NO EXCUSE to post uncredited work.