Jun 20 2011

#51 “Zero Tolerance”

From Jennifer at the University of Georgia.

Dear Jennifer,

First of all, I would like to sincerely thank you for the contribution of your wolf illustration. Every single picture that I receive is valuable and special in its own way, and all wolves are equal in my eyes.

Ok. Now that that’s over with I am going to severely scold you for what I believe is a blatant case of plagiarism. Come on, Jennifer, you’re a student at the prestigious University of Georgia. Surely your professors would not stand for you to take shortcuts such as this. It doesn’t even matter if you aren’t a very talented artist; all that I’m asking for is that you put forth your best effort. Now really, Jennifer, does that sound too hard? I didn’t think so.

I know you might be wondering how I knew this picture was not an original. Well, it wasn’t too difficult. By calling upon my vast knowledge of wolf illustrations, I instantly knew that this picture looked familiar. Also, I noticed that the construction of the lines seemed seemed slightly irregular, almost as though they had been traced. From there, it was only a matter of conducting a simple Google search, and within seconds I had stumbled upon the image displayed below.

You know this isn’t the kind of work you want to be known for. I am going to let you off with a warning this time, but I don’t want you to forget this conversation. And of course, I’ll be expecting you to “redo” this assignment.


Dr. “J”