“tracing art = using reference” nice try holly brown but no

“tracing art = using reference” nice try holly brown but no

December 3, 2019 100 By Bernardo Ryan


Have you ever seen somebody post something
online, and just thought to yourself . . . “you should probably delete this, because this
is not a very good post”. “I won’t lie. This is definitely me when I’m” looking
at my own content. But, the situation I’m talking about today
is the first time I’ve seen someone post something and thought “you probably shouldn’t
have deleted this, for ethical reasons . . . but I’m still glad you did because it was still
a pretty bad post”. So yes, it’s me. Greetings parasocial parish. Rejoice, for today father is blessing you
with a mess. Honestly there are no other words to describe
this situation. Sometimes in life, things just go to far,
and we have reached that point everybody. But fear not, for I am here to enlighten you
all, and um get some views while at it. So who deleted what, what am I even talking
about , and why does it matter. Well, it kind of doesn’t . . . but, nothing
makes me laugh anymore except irony and ironic TikTok compilations, which is actually still
irony, and now I just admitted that I watch TikTok, some of them are good, okay. But this situation that happened a couple
of weeks ago actually make me laugh, so we’re going to talk about it anyway. So today we’re talking about a big Art YouTuber
that I put in the title for views named Holly Brown. Holly’s fans like to describe her as being
blunt and honest. But I guess after this, we’ll just have to
shorten it to blunt. Long story short, she has hundreds of thousands
of subscribers, millions of views, and she made a YouTuber apology video. Yes, we now have one of those in the YouTube
Art community. But there’s one tiny problem with her video. It’s completely fake. And I have screenshots. So let’s go through it. Also, I’m going to be drawing fanart in
this video because um, graphic design is my passion Also, I’m obviously going to be cutting
a lot of parts out of her video, but please watch the full thing if you want to check
my math. And also, also, I’ll be adding some music
to her video to kind of complete the YouTuber apology aesthetic for her. Now let’s get into this. “I’m sure somebody will think less of me for
explaining this to you, but that’s okay, people hate me for various different things and if
you don’t like the fact that I use references and I don’t freehand everything, then that’s
fine.” Yeah see, I will say nobody should really
get hate for using a reference. Like, in all seriousness, artists use references. I’m using one in the drawing I’m doing right
there. How can you freehand something if you’ve never
seen it before? So, I’m with her so far. “And I realize no matter what I say, somebody
is gonna think I’m lying, and that’s fine. Like, I don’t care”. Uh oh. “Um, a lot of people pointed out that I did
not draw this Alphonse in the background. That was actually just traced from a reference. Um, well not even from a reference. I straight up just like traced it”. Well that’s not using a reference then,
that’s just . . . tracing. And you didn’t mention that it was traced
when you posted it to your Twitter. “I just mostly do this to help with composition
to figure out everything”. You trace . . . entire characters . . . with
very neat lines just so you can like figure out where they go? I’m really trying to stay on your side here
so could you please provide an example? “And here’s an example. I will photoshop s–t in, to figure out how
it’s actually done, and then I will, you know, adjust from there”. Yeah but that’s not what you did. Unless by “adjust from there” you mean
tracing. In which case, interesting wording go off
i guess. “I do that a lot for a lot of my drawings,
so sorry to say that I do Photoshop a lot of s–t to figure things out. But I don’t just like take things like this
and keep them in the final artwork.” Again, Photoshopping a lot of stuff is not
what you were doing. You literally just said that you straight-up
traced over artwork. And do you see how she keeps doing that? Like “I’m sorry for this thing that’s
not bad or wrong” and then her entire fanbase is like “oh Holly! you don’t have to be
sorry for this thing! Because it’s not even bad or wrong thing!” And it’s like . . . well, true, but that’s
not . . . what she did . . . so . . . “And I apologize if anyone thought like that’s
just my process is just like stealing screenshots from Full Metal Alchemist then drawing it. That wasn’t my intention”. See, she did it again. “I honestly kind of forgot that I uh, I hadn’t
redrawn the final image. Because again, these were– when I originally
had posted them, I posted like this one and this one I think.” Okay I was really trying to give her the benefit
of the doubt here but, let me get this straight. She forgot that she traced it? She forgot that she carefully, and neatly
traced over the whole thing with a small brush, left it in there, and then uploaded it to
Twitter, because she was too distracted by the fact that she also posted one other image. Uh. “But yeah I just wanted to be honest with
you–” “Another thing that I do is I use mood boards,
uh where I take colors from various different things”. Cool but that’s literally not part of the
issue and nobody accused you of that so, now that we know you’re a tracer and you tried
to pass off tracing as using a reference, let’s just skip to the part where you lie
about deleting your twitter. “Another thing is, I actually deleted Twitter. Social media in general has been very uh toxic
for me. That’s– that’s why I– well it wasn’t really
why I deleted the Twitter. Um, I deleted my Twitter because I was spending
three hours a day on Twitter, not to mention I don’t think social media is necessarily
good for my mental health. Especially when there’s drama”. Oh so you didn’t delete your twitter because
this person called you for tracing? It was only because you spend too much time
on it and definitely not because you can’t delete tweet replies so the callout was just
kind of on your Twitter forever? Hmm. But wait! As this person pointed out, (insert picture:
hytc1.png) Holly didn’t even delete her Twitter .She just protected it. That’s right, she just put her Twitter account
on private and then told all of her subscribers that she deleted it. It’s like– She has . . . a quarter of a million
subscribers, did she think . . . no one was going to check? “When I post sketches that are really rough
like this, it means that it’s not final artwork. I kind of assumed people knew that, but again
I can see how that’s seen as like really bad. And I’m sorry if like any of you were like
*gasp*” So now it’s my fault for not knowing. You Know what, I am pretty much done with
this video. “I probably shouldn’t have posted that picture
on Twitter and I’m sorry.” That’s . . . That’s it. That should have been your whole video. It should have just been three seconds long. “And yeah, I recognize that this is like lazy
as ba–s to do something like this in your process, I know. And, I will probably just maybe do like a
vague outline of something, and stop doing this. Just so I can avoid ever accidentally posting
something again.” “Really funny right? Hence my laughter and big smile.” “Okay. I just wanted to like, say that. Because again, I don’t want to start any drama.” “That’s not how it works! That’s not how any of this works!” Spreading misinformation about professional
artists . . . is kind of . . . can you—don’t. Professional artists do not trace over artwork
and then upload it to their personal social media accounts, without specifying. In fact they wouldn’t upload traced artwork
to begin with. The comment section was so badly informed
even I was surprised. I mean I know when it comes to finding accurate
information online it’s pretty hit or miss . . . but in Holly Brown’s comment section,
I guess they never hit, huh. I’m sorry, I’ve been watching a lot of
TikTok videos lately and I don’t know what to say for myself. So we’ve all had our laugh at this trainwreck
of a situation. Or at least, I have. And honestly, that’s good enough for me. But, you know what, I need this video to be
ten minutes for that extra ad revenue so . . . I guess we’ll take a look at some of the
positives in this situation. If we have to Over the 160 videos she’s uploaded, Holly
Brown has undeniably helped a lot of people. And 160 videos is a lot of work to put into
a YouTube channel. What we should not do is trace artwork and
then upload it to Twitter without credit, I think we should also not cancel Holly Brown. It was an honest mistake (except it was extremely
dishonest), but it doesn’t negate all of the good that Holly has actually done on her
channel and all of the good videos she’s made. I’ve made mistakes, you’ve made mistakes,
it could be argued that YouTube itself is a mistake. And we can criticize those mistakes and laugh
at them, but we can also do that without trying to end someone else’s career. Know what I mean? I don’t have time to cancel anybody, there
are too many TikTok compilations for me to watch. We can cancel her after I’m done with those,
okay?. Sorry, but TikTok and the Word of God, are
the only “trending topics” I’m following right now. This was all my opinion on the topic, I’m
pretty curious as to what yours was. Anyway, looks like I’ve gotten ten minutes
of content out of this so, leave a like, tell me what you think, and subscribe if you haven’t
already. Thank you for watching and a big thank you
to my 42,000 subscribers. Okay bye. Draw or trace? I guess you’re gonna trace, huh? You’re using reference, you really thought
you tricked us! Nah! You’re gonna delete your Twitter and we
won’t miss ya! Then go on YouTube and you act like you’re
the victim!