Inspiration vs. Imitation
Something that I sadly hear too much is that “it’s not illegal to copy someone’s style”. Sure, if you create an illustration that is completely derivative of someone else but not a direct rip-off or tracing, they might have a hard time suing you. That doesn’t make it OK to make derivative work.
There’s a difference between being “inspired” and straight up ripoffs. Jessica offers a new perspective on the subject addressed to those who are just getting into the design world as advice.
Take it as needed, very good post.