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Re: Notes on scientifically comparative paleoposes

So we can take this to mean that if you do not like a question you
will not answer it?

Arrogance, thy name is Paul!

and if you are worried by people confusing other people's (often
highly exact) drawings with your (optimized for speedy copy&paste, and
thus inherently less accurate) ones - well, what keeps you from
signing yours?

By the way: you did produce top and front views, once - copyright them, too?


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 2:23 PM,  <GSP1954@aol.com> wrote:
> Now here is the kind of question I like. It is pertinent, useful, and
> polite.
> In a message dated 3/17/11 11:51:45 PM, steve@dinosaurcentral.com writes:
> << Greg,
> Firstly, and for what it's worth, I for one
> completely accept the current convention for
> drawing skeletal reconstructions is of your creation. No doubt.
> You keep referring to the pose (in your case e.g.
> a sauropod reconstruction with right legs on the
> ground, left rear leg in mid-step etc.) that
> other artists imitate as being the issue. With
> respect, is this the case? Are most clients
> observant enough to notice if another artist uses
> a different pose? My point is, is it not the
> complete convention of drawing the skeletal
> anatomy on a black silhouette the real
> "infringement" here? If you were to protect your
> property and income would you not require other
> artists to develop their own method for drawing skeletal reconstructions?
> Steve
>  >>
> In an interesting regard Steve is actually not right when he nicely says
> that he "completely accepts the current convention for
> drawing skeletal reconstructions is of your [GP's] creation." Awhile back I
> was the first to note that Knight did the black profile around white bones
> thing a couple times shortly before he died, and Scheele did it with
> dinosaurs and other extinct beasts a few years later. I pointed out that 
> others are
> of course free to use this method in my first 3/3 statement. Where I am
> having trouble -- for serious economic reasons -- is when lots of people
> frequently pose their dinosaurs in side view whether skeletons or lifes they 
> can
> be confused by others as being mine.
> There have actually been a few times when I have come across a dinosaur in
> side view posed as per my standard when I actually for a moment thought or
> wondered if it was one of mine, and had to do a mental recall seach and look
> closely. Come on guys, there is something wrong with that.
> Because it is becoming so hard for any of the paleoartists who put a whole
> lot of effort into restoring each and every dinosaur they have done and will
> do, then it is only appropriate and fair that all paleoartists do the same.
> If that means doing their own skeletons so be it. That way there won't be
> paleoartists taking the easy route of relying on others' work to reduce their
> workload so they can then underbid the artists who do do all the work and
> seriously degrading their income. If some are unwilling or unable to do go to
> such effort then they should seriously consider another pursuit.
> As I have noted earlier, if there was tonnes of tonnes of work and income
> out there and lots of people could do paleoart and make a good living, then I
> would not be raising this issues. Really too bad it is not that way.
> Thanks for the query, hopefully this is helpful.
> G Paul
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