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11-11-2002, 06:25 PM
I'm doing a figure painting assignment for my class, of a figure in an enviroment and we have to work from photo. I thought it would be fun to pick out a photo from conventions and I found 2 that I really liked. One is of a friend and the other is of a random cosplayer. I'm just wondering if other cosplayers mind if they are being used as a model for paintings without their knowledge.

11-11-2002, 06:33 PM
I think it would depend on what kind of usage the painting would get. Like if it's just a class assignment that will only be used for class, I doubt anyone would mind (much less know). But if you're going to post it on a website or something, you should try to get permission from the person....

11-11-2002, 07:39 PM
I agree with Cassandra. It's just a school project- it's not like you're making money off of it or something. If that were the case, then I think the cosplayer would DEFAINTELY mind if they found out that they were being used without their knowledge for profit.

11-11-2002, 08:50 PM
I agree. Are you just swiping poses from the photos, or are you doing them as a whole?

11-12-2002, 02:03 AM
::doesn't have anything new to say, just agrees:: i almost typed afrees @@ lol

11-12-2002, 10:05 AM
I think you should at least try to find the cosplayer before doing this... post the picture, maybe someone knows him/her.

The thing is, if you're just using the pose, I see no problem, if you're using the person as a model and reproducing him/her, I wouldn't do it without permission especially if it's going to be shown anywhere public.

11-13-2002, 06:09 AM
Good advice thanks.