I understand that your spirit animal is very close to you, and I absolutely adore your art. It does feel, though, that everytime I find a picture and get inspired to create a character around it, that said picture was made by you XD Would it be alright for me to use your work as photo references for visualization sake, given I leave a link to your account.
I have a question: I started to draw while looking at this pic, and my pic looks like your pic, and i didn´t see the "you are not authorized to use this work in any way , shape, or form!..." thing until i was finished with the lineart. Is it okay that i continue to draw on the picture as long as i don´t submit it on any website at all, and tell my friends that i got inspiration from you?