Is it plagiarism if I emulate an art style?

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by Sirion, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Sirion Democracy is non-negotiable!

    So for my maps, I like using an art style that typically uses dark oceans and countries being outlined with their respective color. This was inspired by one of Meerkat92's old maps (posted below), which I really like for it's aesthetic. Is copying it's design considered plagiarism though? I just want to be sure.

  2. Ameck16 There are too many Rabbits in my head.

    Nov 19, 2014
    London UK
    No, plagiarism is taking someone's work and presenting it as your own. If you take their art style or idea and make your own original work then it's not plagiarism.
  3. Sirion Democracy is non-negotiable!

    Thank you. I just wanted to be sure.
  4. Danishbro Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2012
  5. zert Casual Reader, Interested Follower

    Dec 19, 2010
    Perhaps you can add a disclaimer that you were inspired by so or so. This way you avoid any claim of plagiarism.
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