kind of. people who take another art style, but only making very few changes instead of actually branching to developing a style of their own.
i see this a lot on deviantart, and usually from younger artists, where they take a style, then it gets copied by someone else, then by another, and another, and so on. they use one thing to get their chance in fame in the easiest way possible and don't do anything beyond that.
hell, it really bugs me how many upvotes some images get here through style alone. you can be completely average at the technical side of art, but you can draw a character in a funny way and suddenly your art is popular.