Illustrations

When Drawing Feels Like Stealing

This is Bort. He’s a robot. He’s kind of dumb, which I find funny since he’s a robot.

I don’t have images in my mind when start a new drawing. I use Google. I’ll take an image, redraw it in my sketchbook, and add my own characteristics and quirks.

I’d never do this as a writer. I’d never read Moby Dick, sit down at a typewriter, and flesh out the tale of Moopy Dope and Corporal Doo Rag.

I guess borrowing ideas from other artists is fine so long as I don’t try and cash in on my ideas as originals.

BUT if someone is dumb enough to pay for The Adventures of Moopy Dope..

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Chris Illuminati is a freelance writer and published author. Follow him on Twitter @chrisilluminati or email him at cilluminati [@] gmail.com.

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