Everyone knows that plagiarism is a very bad thing to do especially as an artist. Recently I have been receiving information that I have copied a logo and pricelist. First off, my logo was designed by my sister and I a while back when I first started doing digital art. I was on HEE and knew I wanted to start doing digital art to improve my skills as an artist. I did not design the logo based off of anything but instead my HEE name when I started doing art. "Sea Heart Art" and "Sea Heart Graphics" and "Sea Heart Studio" are all names of previous art gallery's of mine on the game. The idea of the sea stuck hence why I sign "Sea" on all of my art pieces. I wanted the logo to be just a wave, however my sister liked the idea of a horse being in the logo sense it is horse eden and horses are a part of the game and all the art I do. She sketched a horse face on the logo which we designed on her tablet as a rough sketch and then we transferred the design onto my laptop only recently to do the final copy sense we had forgotten about the logo until I was designing one a few days ago. My sister immediately wanted to help me with the logo sense she had taken graphic design over the past year. Using her graphic design skills and the skills I gained from making logos a few years back for my previous school, we made the final logo that I posted yesterday. Now, I have to redo this logo so then people will stop saying that it is plagiarized even though I have never plagiarized in my life and do not plan on starting anytime soon. I guess I will just use the logo I was designing before my sister reminded me of the one we made on her tablet even though the logo I made was and is original.
I did not know that the pricelist I made was plagiarized. I did base the design off of another person's pricelist but the colors were different, text was different, logo is different and what I wrote was different so I didn't think it was considered plagiarism. Now that it has been brought to my attention that the pricelist and using a design idea is plagiarism, I have removed the pricelist and will be making a new one.
I will take this as a learning experience and now I know that using a design but changing colors, text, what is written and a different logo is considered plagiarism. It will not happen again and I do apologize to all who I have hurt but I did not know and I hope you can understand that. I am still young and have plenty of time to learn and never knew that what I did was considered plagiarism. Once again I am very sorry and I should have known, like I said, I will take this as a learning experience.
thank you all for your support. And my sincere apologies to the artist who's work I referenced.