I don't think it came across for advertising. The way he posted it, it was more like he wanted to share a character that had the same name as the artist because they look up to them. So it was more like... "Oh you're a great artist, I made a character inspired by you because I really am a fan. I realize my work isn't great but I hope you like it anyways. And if you don't like it I hope maybe I can learn from you." If Artists feel like everyone is out to get them and take away their business, esp if their art looks really well done. They should really take a step back and re-evaluate what they do. If they believe the reason people are not commissioning them, is because of a fan who made fan art of them because they liked their work... Then they need to take a break and re-think on why they feel so threatened. As an artist I love to inspire people, I love sharing ideas and I love creating. If I ever felt that those things would take away people from commissioning me, or in general hurt me. I would have to take a step back and look at it from a fans point of view. Then realize the reason I'm not getting commissioned is either because people may not have the money or the means to at that time, or they are just not interested in more art from me at that time. Now if you were posting things like how much your art was in their stream or that you needed commissions, then yea that's shameless advertising. You should not do this in a stream. BUT! They were not doing this so...that's a thing.