LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS A PSA
PIXIV USERS ARE STARTING TO DELETE THEIR WORK AND HIDE IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STEALING IT AND NOT SOURCING IT AND OH MY GOD PLEASE SOURCE YOU SHIT. I HAVE SCROLLED DOWN SOME OF THE PAIRING TAGS WITH NO SOURCE AND IT MAKES ME WANNA DIE BECAUSE PEOPLE WORKED LONG AND HARD ON THAT ART
THAT IS ALL
Unreprintable Artists @Pixiv
This is a list of artists who do not wish for unauthorized production of their art, who need permission to reprint, or who have a Tumblr to reblog from. These are mostly artists who have drawn VOCALOID or UTAU at some point. This will be updated once a week. USE CTRL+F or CMD+F (Macs) TO SEARCH ARTISTS. (Constantly Updated Ver.)
Last Update: January 28th 2013
Going to start reblogging this every Sunday after today.
I’ve seen a lot of lists containing names and links to aritsts who don’t want their artworks posted or uploaded elsewhere so I’m going to contribute by making a post including several of the Kagerou Project fan artists that mention in their profile on Pixiv not to redistribute their works without permission.
I know I’m probably missing some, feel free to add on or make your own list if you’d like to. I’ve just noticed some of these particular artists having their work shared on here even when they strictly ask against redistribution in their profiles. I realize I used to upload and share their artworks on here as well and I apologize for it, that was before I did some more research and started to be more careful when it comes to sharing artworks from Pixiv on here. Now I am sure to check the profiles of the artists to make sure they don’t have anything against redistributing or sharing their works elsewhere anywhere before doing so.
Please please please please do not upload artworks from these artists anymore on here unless you get permission from them beforehand.
Pixiv Resources Tags
As a place where a crowd of artists is hanging out, pixiv is filled with tips, tutorials, and resources. But having a deal with its tags-based works arrangement can be a challenge. There is a list of tags labeling useful stuff on pixiv.
メイキング — “making”. Step-by-step records of creating a piece.
講座 — “course”. Tutorials of any kind.
フリー素材 or 素材 — “free material” or “material”. Textures, screentones, stock objects, et cetera.
ブラシ — “brush”.
トーン — “tone”. Screentones.
テクスチャ — “texture”.
パターン and シームレス — “pattern” and “seamless”.
線画 and 塗ってもいいのよ — “lineart” and “it’s okay to color”. Free linearts for coloring. Usually these tags are used together, but give a care to ascertain that “it’s okay to color” is presented.
A browsing tip for non-premium users.
By default, pixiv doesn’t allow to sort items by popularity. But there are specific tags indicating popular works, so you can reach the most popular pieces inside a category instantly by adding to the search query following tags: 10000users入り, 1000users入り, 500users入り. I. e. 講座10000users入り or 素材500users入り.