dear god make me best pixelarter
In which case a simple, “I used a reference." (plus ideally a source) would have been adequate/appropriate. I would say there are enough dissimilarity in the piece to that would mean no repercussions should take place. However there are also enough similarities to warrant speculation given you didn’t provide a reference. I personally still think the piece shows a lot of good skills and my judging won’t severely be phased by this turn of events. I suppose this could be seen as a bit of a lesson for everyone if you are using a strong reference for a piece say so.
on another note; I appreciate that jalonso brought this to attention as it is good to know people are looking out for the integrity of the gallery.
Wow! I'd really like to see this animated!
I thoguht it was a photo first!