I thought I will share few things about using Instagram from giantess collage creator’s point of view Especially that I know from some of my friends that they are afraid of the reaction of the celebrities, whose photos they used in their artworks. Also I would like to tell a little bit about sharing your opinion over the Internet .
Let’s start by saying that (just as I thought) there is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of with creating tasteful giantess related artworks. Majority of celebrities are probably too busy to notice such works, but ones who do, have in most cases positive approach. They most often like the artwork
or notice in in other way
The most unexpected and very joyful event for me was when my favorite singer Elize Ryd added me to her following list and also liked one of my artworks:
The only negative thing I experienced was that after I published my collage with Emily Sears, she has blocked me. Well, she could have sent me a message saying that she does not like using her image this way, but anyway I got the point and I respect her. Therefore I removed her collage from my Instagram as well as from Deviantart. I also strongly advise to NOT collage Emily Sears as she probably does not like being presented this way.
Respectful use of someone's image
Still I think it wasn't the end of the world. Some celebs liked my creations, I made one laugh and the other slightly upset while the vast majority just don't care. I think that's because I have nothing to be ashamed of. When I create a giantess collage I focus on making the model look as divine as possible (unless I use a stock done specifically for submissive poses, but this is still using the image as accepted by its creator). To me that's the key - being respectful. So if you think that some celebrity, whose image you used, might not like your creation, ask yourself if it's OK to publish it in the first place. Because as far as I found out, they won't mind the giantess aspect. One might say that this is connected with an erotic theme. But so are lingerie shots, aren't they? And by the same logic, you might have a photographer, who will present such (un)dressed lady as a pinnacle of femininity, while someone else could present same model in something tasteless and skimpy just for the sake of showing her naked body and treating her just as a bag of nicely looking meat. Same goes for giantess collages in my opinion. Why should any celebrity be upset by such artwork? If you don't remove her dignity, she will most likely be OK with it (unless it's Emily ). So guys, don't be ashamed of your fantasy The only thing you can be ashamed of would be to be disrespectful.
This leads to the next part of this entry and was inspired by one more amazing event that took place on Instagram. I felt very honoured that Elize Ryd found time to reply to my messages regarding one of her posts. This lady, member of a band I admire and love, actually is an open and kindhearted person who cares for others. It is not that I thought otherwise before, but now I experienced that. It might be daft, but to me stage was always creating some sort of a barrier and people giving a show seemed to me to be like an inaccessible demigods. But they are actually human. And there is a lot more to admire and like them for than just the beautiful music they create. This experience led me to a thought I would like to share with you.
You see all celebrities are human beings. Whoah, so much knowledge! However some people seem to forget that when they post their comments on the Internet. Especially on YouTube.
Elize is a member of Amaranthe band. They create a music, which genre is to me a bit difficult to identify. It's somewhere between Metal, Techno and Pop. To me it's very enjoyable and I like their creativity and mix&matching various styles. But to many "trU" metalheads they are the worst band ever and they say so using very bad words. Even some use their name as an insult when commenting other creators. When I see such nasty comments there is just one question in my head: "why?".
Nobody wants an opinion unless they ask for it, so why so many people share their point of view publicly? Especially when it's negative. Of course, I share my opinions on some subjects too, but I do so on MY page. Plus I don't insult anyone. My thought was that maybe other people feel the way as I did about the stage being a barrier and performers to be some sort of inhuman beings. But truth is that they are as human as we are and they have their feelings. Rude comments are abusive. It's completely different when for example you hear someone swearing or being intolerant. Then sure, express your opinion, which is shared as a proper behavior in our culture, and let such creator know that they do wrong. Also, if you see that someone does things in a wrong technical way (video is not synced, their voice misses the music, they play poorly, etc.) write to them a PRIVATE message and share politely your feedback. Not opinion, but an honest feedback where you can outline what in our opinion could have been done better. This would be a useful critique, which can help such artist develop. And in case you are wrong, at least you won't make yourself look like a moron on the Internet.
Let's put it simply: if you don't like a song/film/book etc, but it's harmless, just ignore it. Don't talk trash about other people no matter how famous they are. I think the best to summarize this is this XKCD comics:
Last, but not least. I finally had some free time and actually I finished the Apocalypse Set for my blog Thanks a lot everyone who took part There is another short poll going on the same entry where new collages are: >>>HERE<<<. Don't worry, I will soon upload these collages in full resolution to deviantart too I just don't want to mess up the queue I set up.
Have a good day everyone