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Question about copyright images

Hey Everyone!

I am drawing my character pixel by pixel and it kind of looks like a character that is copyrighted. Ex. Mario (it's not but lets say it is) it will look very similar but drawn by me and the hands and feet will be 100% different. His character movements will be the same (jump, run, duck) and color of the character will have a similar shade. Will I run into any serious problems? This has been bugging me and prevents me from continuing my project. :(

Comments

  • quinn221quinn221 Posts: 277Member, PRO

    Lots of stuff on the net about Avoiding Copyright Infringement. Do a quick search, well worth looking into

  • ToqueToque Posts: 867Member, PRO

    Sometimes I have to step back and ask "why does it look have to like Mario?"

    If you have a good answer that's fine.

    But it's really cool to come up with something original. Totally different.

    There are lots of marios in the App Store without much fuss from myomotto.

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 1,904Member

    @jasonrmohanlall said:
    it kind of looks like a character that is copyrighted

    What is kind of? If it looks exactly like the character but just with different feet, than that's not different enough. Why not edit the character even further, to have a unique look?

  • ToqueToque Posts: 867Member, PRO

    Why not female? Mary?

    Anything else!!!

    I say keep marios feet and change the rest.

  • jasonrmohanlalljasonrmohanlall Posts: 6Member, PRO

    Thank you guys I took everything into consideration I will modify my character even more. and I will do a search on copyright. Thanks again.

  • jasonrmohanlalljasonrmohanlall Posts: 6Member, PRO

    Mary will be very pretty ahahaa.

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,311Member, BASIC
  • ToqueToque Posts: 867Member, PRO

    @jasonrmohanlall said:
    Thank you guys I took everything into consideration I will modify my character even more. and I will do a search on copyright. Thanks again.

    Have fun with it. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,218Member, PRO

    @jamie_c said:
    There's something about Mary....

    Yeah, and don't model your character on Diaz or you'll really hear from lawyers! :D

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