NoBreeches t1_j9odmo4 wrote

My boy, no offense, but acting like this was just something you saw while browsing the web a while back... but the art is derived from your own memory won't work. One look at the two images side-by-side disproves that, since their posture/outlines are exactly the same. No one's memory is that good.

You put your own spin on it so it's not "theft" and you're not a horrible person for creating it... in fact I don't believe permission is even needed due to the changes you put on it... but always credit the original author/mention that it's derived from something. It's as simple as that.