Post # 1
So, I am just curious to see what folks think. I was googling fingerprint trees, and to my distress, found that the hand-made trees on ETSY were pretty far out of my budget. (We found a smal tree at Michaels but felt that we would need a bigger one).
Then I found a a few different tree templates that I can import into Illustrator and customize myself….print out at staples and be on my merry way.
But I also found a few posts about how downloading a template (which was posted online for the expresses purpose of letting people do exactly what I am doing) is “steaing” art and hurting local artists…i.e. the folks on ETSY whom I won’t be giving $100 to, now that I have found this template.
What do you think? For me and my “already 2K over budget wedding”…its all about saving money right now.
Here are the websites that expressly say they have free downloads for the fingerprint trees. I am sure there are more out there, but these were the three styles I was looking at:
Post # 3
I think it’s more wrong to charge over $100 for a drawing of a tree that you’ve done 50 times and probably only takes 15 minutes.
I’d do it. What that says about my morals, I don’t really care.
Post # 4
I think there’s a difference between downloading a template and downloading someone else’s artwork. And you’re saying you’ve found Illustrator-friendly templates?
Post # 5
You said that the one you are downloading gives anyone permission to do so; therefore, you should use it guilt-free.
Post # 6
if it’s a template that someone has up for download so that anyone can use it, than you can do whatever you want with it.
Post # 8
I just made my own. It took about 30 minutes and less than $25. AC Moore had the 12 X 18 Canvas on sale 3 for $10! The larger 18 X 24 was $12.99. Brushes were $4.99 and paint was $6.99.