Great Artists Don’t Copy and Paste. They Imitate.

There’s little of yourself to be added when you simply copy and paste. However, when you take what you see and imitate from the bottom up, there’s a chance to make real art. 

Copy and pasting vs. imitating—what’s the difference?  It’s simple.

Copy and pasting is literally what it sounds like. There’s no consideration for context. It’s just a lousy and thoughtless way of taking someone else’s work.

On the other hand, we have imitation. Imitation is following a lead. Imitation is taking bread crumbs. Imitation—not a replica—requires you to think and learn through action.

Great artists don’t copy and paste, they imitate. 

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