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If you are inspired by someone 

87%
849 deviants said You credit them
13%
131 deviants said You don't credit them

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:iconazzeria:
Azzeria Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I realize I'm a bit late responding to this poll, but my answer is that of course you should credit them. :)
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ShadowBunnyMari Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I credit them. If someone has inspired me, then they are a big part of my life even if I haven't met them.
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RunningForKites Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Usually yes, because I go around and mash a lot of things that inspire me together. Since these things never get really published on the internet, though, all those things are written down somewhere in my huge piles of paper...
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RADIANT-SHADOWS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't usually credit people even when they inspire me. I'm just super shy....
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love-rainbowflower Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends just how inspired by them i am. it's usually not something i realize. But if I see a piece and say "hey that's cool I want to try something like that" I would definitely credit them
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Mystia-Katsuragi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Yeah, same.
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JulleSweetblack Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Same for me too.
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korekutazu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Same for me.
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Tsunoflare Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
That sums up pretty perfectly what I was thinking.
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Lacriyme Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm generally not inspired by something specific in someone's work, but rather the general idea or theme.... Although if I were very inspired by someone else's work, I'd definitely credit them~
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brilliantgrey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't normally receive much inspiration from other artists except in the manner of vague ideas, i.e. "Hey, that guy draws cool dogs, maybe I should draw a dog." Unless I'm using a tutorial or art style attributed to their specific work, I probably won't credit it. (to clarify, referring here to inspiration, not references- I always source those.)
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AutumnVisionary Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I just look at multiple works on dA and get inspired to something similar with my own flair, but once I submit the work I completely forget that a few images before had once inspired me. But when I look at stock images I think of what I can use with them, when my work is done I credit all the stock I used. :)
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LRyukshinigami Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i usually don't give a link to the person's actual art but if I get inspiration from someone, especially on here, then i'd say something along the likes of "I saw this guy's work and thought it was awesome! so I decided to draw some stuff from that person! woo -adds their icon so people could click their profile"

i don't know if that counts but usually if someone's work inspires me then I'll talk about it in the description and then tell people to check them out -shrug-
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TheKonArtiste Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
To credit them is the proper way.
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually credit them. Just say "this was inspired by ______" and leave it at that.
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silverstarz5 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I reference something or just completely do my own version of their work, I always make sure to credit them in the deviation's description but I never tell them because I'd be embarassed if they saw my work and didn't think it was good... :ashamed:
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Leafbreeze7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I'd rather credit them if their work played a big role in my art, so other people can enjoy it and be inspired as much as I was. :heart: I usually send them a note, and they seem so happy that their art inspired somone; and I think passing on inspiration in every artist's goal. (:
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TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It depends. 100% of the work out there is inspired by someone or something.
I'll always credit any models that I referenced, or any stock that I didn't buy on iStock etc.
The stock community on dA works hard and definitely deserves the shout out :)
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Mugi-chu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most times, if not I want to at least share what inspired me and why. :heart:
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RAWRItzKat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd credit them. Unless I can't remember their name or the work that I got inspired by.
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Kameolynn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I try to credit them. Unless I can no longer find the piece that inspired me, which has happened.
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Drimr Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't credit them.
Well, maybe I understand the term "inspired" wrong but when I'm inspired by someone it doesn't mean I'm going to copy his/her artwork (for I don't see the point of doing this), you usually wouldn't even notice the similarity between my artwork and the one I got inspiration from.
(Of course I would credit them if I was using it as a reference but we're talking about inspiration, aren't we?)
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teaunicorn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I always credit them.
LOOKIT ME WORLD! I HAVE NO CREATIVITY, BUT THIS PERSON DOES!
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Sangcoon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it may depend on how much inspiration or what type... but yes credit them.
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I credit them :)
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admx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
credit them, and let them know :dummy:
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lisajong2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most of the time i give them a Llama or a watch
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DarkDryad17 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Depends on the level of inspiration.... i mean..

"hey thats cool... i think i'll make my own version" or "What if i made a piece to complement it" then i'll credit it.

But if its like
"hey thats awesome... i think i'll draw something like that.." i may or may not..
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InuskiXD Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea I do ! ^^
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PrinzNero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I guess people, who don't credit them, will not write down here ...

Most time I'm inspired by photos, then I give only credit, if people ask me or I remember. WHEN an artwork inspired me, it's most time a picture from my art teacher, then I can't give credit, because he doesn't have internet and told us all, we can use his pictures as references ;)
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Writer
I credit, obviously! ;)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do credit them, of course ^^
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Helija Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I credit them. It is lovely to know you inspire someone, so why not telling them?
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midorinranchan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I do credit them but only if I post in deviantart
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elecxra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Of course I credit them unless there is no way or that way looks stupid :)
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