I've been getting some publicity from Kiwikku
's very generous and dramatic feature, and have gotten some new watchers to get nervous over!
The life and death of traditional art.THIS WEEK IN ARTWEEK:
Is traditional art becoming a lost art form? From the looks of it, yes. Scanning the front page on dA, one seems to see less and less traditional art every year. Of course, times and methods change- but doesn't this put disadvantaged creators at a well, disadvantage? Is there a bias against traditional art developing on deviantart? Where did the idea come from that going from paper to digital is a "step up"? We see this in other media as well. We ditch hand-drawn 2D animation for 3D, then wonder why the quality suffers. We inject our lines with stabilizers and homogenizers, then wonder why it tends to look the same. We force talent- instead of allowing it the time to grow naturally, we want to be good right now-- and take shortcuts to get there.
Maybe it's the fact that everyone started with paper, and familiarity breeds contempt. Maybe it's because all the big artists almost exclusively use digital art. Or something else entirely-
But one artist I know reb
I laughed at like
25% of this
I am no rebel, sir
Anyways, just want to say to any new watchers, be sure to also keep an eye on my scraps! I put most doodles not worthy enough to go into my main gallery into that, and there is A LOT of those!
Talking about not rebelliousness, I watched How to Train your Dragon II a week ago! Though I did read some very positive reviews on it, I came not expecting much.
It was really nice!
I'm pretty picky about movies (see Frozen Rant Journal for more info), but that was actually a really nice movie. Good feels and plot twists and sadness and mystery and lots of dragons.
Oh! Oh! Before I forget: I was warned of an art-theif on the prowl! This credible friend had seen this lame fakemon design somewhere not on this site.
It was actually not this version, but an older version without color and the now-scrapped middle evo.
I do not have any other account than this site, so if you see any of my things outside of this, please tell me!
The first time I heard of this, I actually was not upset. More flattered than upset, really. It means I'm good enough to steal from!
I'm sure it gets more tiring once you're trying to profit from your art and you get stolen from every other week, but better enjoy the compliment while it's still a compliment!
On an equally-serious hand, what makes an art piece good to you guys?
Color? Smooth lines? Cool concepts?
To me, I'm truly satisfied with my pieces when the mood I wanted it to convey succeeds.
This has a light-hearted creepy feeling
This has a cute nostalgia feeling
I usually don't try to put a message into my work, but when I do, it's emotion. Emotion is what really drives me.
I think this is the reason why I adore vents, the reason why I hate bland sparkle dogs.
I think it's the reason why I'm actually more proud of Chalk than my extremely-detailed still life drawing.
I am but an emotional teenager :U
Someone asked me about commissions recently.
I was like, "wha really"
So I suppose I should list some prices.
Currently taking requests for very simple things
For simple coloring
I'd say 10-30 points depending on detail.
For sloppy coloring
maybe 15-30 points
50 - 500, since I put lots of time with that stuff.
20 - 70, depending how large
Any design commissions or custom adoptables, see TankerFishyGalAdopts
This journal has lots of pictures in it.
ONE LAST VERY IMPORTANT THING:
VOTE FOR THE COOLER ONE
I'm having some trouble deciding, and your guys' opinion really means a lot!
Thanks for reading!