We all are influenced by things and copy things, but often where there is a certain level of copying, only the surface value ends up being reproduced and that becomes thinner and thinner. I feel like a lot of appropriation suffers from that.
Chance, intuition and curiosity: An interview with Jason Fulford (via killeryellow)
and boom goes the dynamite. this needs to be discussed more.
I see so much of this on a daily basis, copies of copies of copies and everyone gets a pat on the back, notoriety, money/jobs. I see a lot of “Oh this is amazing!” when actually it’s a shit copy of someone else’s style and hard work. It’s disheartening. It’s natural to emulate the work of those we admire in the beginning, it’s a learning tool, but to never move past that is a shame. It’s our duty to move forward and forge our own style and voice.