Can I use other skins as references when making my own? Rule 4.3 Clarification.color_lens

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Messy Bee started 1/11/22 7:06 pm
Stella_Chihuahua replied 1/23/2022 6:23 pm
I'm new to PMC and I've recently read the rules and saw the rule that says you're not allowed to "part pick" from other skins to make your own. I understand that stealing/exploiting other artists is a bad thing to do and I'm not questioning that. What I want to know is if I'm allowed to look at other skins as references when I'm making my own. For instance: Maybe I'm trying to figure out how I should position a flower in the hair, so I look at skins with flowers in the hair to see how other people did it. Or, suppose I want to know how to put a small element like a bee or belt buckle on the skin without it looking too blocky/pixel heavy, so I look at skins that feature belt buckles or bees to see how other artists drew them. Lastly, what if I use another skin as a reference for shading, like shading a particular article of clothing or face? Are these hypothetical uses of other art as references acceptable within the rules, or would it still be considered "part picking"?

You have until 02/11/2022 7:06 pm to cast your vote.

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01/23/2022 6:23 pm
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Yes, as long as it's just for the shading.
01/11/2022 8:13 pm
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You are able to look at other skins and see the artist's techniques with which colors they chose together, ways the clothes or such move, and how it blends (etc. etc.), but it is still "part-picking" or stealing if you take any part of a skin and use it in your own. Even if you download the submission and only use a small portion of the skin (like shoes or hair) it is still someone else's work you cannot upload.
Hope that could help clarify! o/
01/11/2022 7:12 pm
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Just see kaioceanworld,he is good
01/12/2022 5:02 am
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It's KaiOceansword not KaiOceanworld
01/11/2022 7:54 pm
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Messy Bee
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Can't seem to find who you are referring to. Link?
01/12/2022 4:12 am
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