Seriously, these are awesome.
I’m currently fretting about copyright for a project I want to do. Not something I usually worry about as a fine artist, I kinda think contemporary art it above copyright. But the law doesn’t and I’m a wuss. So I thought, rather than start with the paintings, I’d do an illustrated essay, but the problem of getting the images still stands. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’m trying to figure out whether what I’m doing would count as a derivative and asking for permission.