When is it okay to copy in your artwork? Copying can violate laws and might make your teacher unhappy. Everyone knows that drawing a picture of Mickey Mouse and saying that you made it up yourself isn’t going to work. On the other hand, sometimes you need to copy a picture you find online to make what you want.
Plus, what about legitimate art types like parody? You have to copy then. Also, some professional artists copy and get away with it. So, what do you think? When is copying okay? When isn’t it? Post a comment and let me know what you think.
I'm an high school art teacher who's really interested in student choice and creating opportunities for self expression. I'm also a writer for The Art of Education and co-author of The Open Art Room.