Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

I've been following the Dan Brown court case with some interest, as an illustrator the legal side to the ownership of ideas is crucial. As a maker of images I am inspired by everything around me, things I hear, see and read about. At what point could it be said that I have not been inspired by something but simply copied it? I find it confusing sometimes, for example today I drew the Mona Lisa. Obviously Leonardo Da Vinci has already drawn it but my version is about the painting and the court case and the novel, not just a copy of the image. Hmmm...

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