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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-06 11:07:11


Happy free comic book day everyone!

I had to go to work and didnt want to be bothered to wait in a long line at the main big comic book store.. so I only got one comic book this year at a smaller comic book store. And I got Skottie Young's I hate image comic.

What did u guis get? :3


Drawin' and being trash. :3

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-07 21:30:57 (edited 2017-05-07 21:32:52)


I missed free comic book day but someone left this at my workplace and after three weeks of no one claiming it they handed it to me. I don't care about vampires or Stephen King much but the art's reeeal pretty.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-14 16:14:39 (edited 2017-05-14 16:16:31)


Art Forum Meetup!!! Los Angeles July 14th/15th if anyone is near there &/or wants to come
feat me, Jack, and hopefully Carrion and Knocturne

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-14 23:36:40


At 5/14/17 04:14 PM, CloudEater wrote: Art Forum Meetup!!! Los Angeles July 14th/15th if anyone is near there &/or wants to come
feat me, Jack, and hopefully Carrion and Knocturne

Aw man, you guys had better hug the shit out of each other for me.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-15 01:27:16 (edited 2017-05-15 01:27:59)


At 4/27/17 01:49 AM, radiodark wrote:
Hey what are you all up to?

I teach adults with developmental disabilities, pursuing my fine art degree and working on art toys, a pop up book and a nerdy youtube channel in my free time. Don't really perform in the band anymore but we are planning on getting back together.

Where are you working or in school?

Both, full time

Do you like it?

The job has helped with my self improvement and becoming a decent human being, school when not art related is stressful and unfun

What's the last thing you made?

I haven't been producing since my last art show, in general I just focus on improving my skill set. After this sculpture course I plan on continuing with my limited run toys.

What excites you these days?

Really into fitness lately, I've started cosplaying too just because the crafting element is great. Lots of observational drawing less conceptual stuff.

What scares you?

Since I confronted my fear of heights about a month ago I'm a lot less fearful so not much.


Who is the hunter?

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-15 15:24:49


Hey guys I'm here from TheCryptoChat we're holding an art competition at the moment, we've come here as there are some incredible artists here, so we thought we would open up the competition to see a nice mix of users and submissions entering for the prize. please feel free to check out the post regarding the competition and consider entering too, thank you! :) if you have any questions, feel free to send me a message, or contact me at the site in my sig


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-16 03:07:22


Since when did the mods start to act on their own made up rules?

I made a post, legitimately in this forum.

I read the rules first and the thread I posted complies with them to the letter.

but some overzealous moderator of this forum, with little IQ and too much time on their hands decides to close the thread. along with posting baseless accusations.

FACT: we are holding a competition

FACT: there is a prize for the winner

FACT: There will be voting by users of the community

can anyone here tell me how it is possible to announce a competition and have legit, good artists entering

and how is it possible to do this, without being accused of advertising, or scamming in the way that the moderator did here
with their baseless accusations, by an overreaching mod?


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-16 18:49:18


At 5/16/17 03:07 AM, CryptoCypher wrote: I made a post, legitimately in this forum.
but some overzealous moderator of this forum, with little IQ and too much time on their hands decides to close the thread.
how is it possible to do this, without being accused of advertising, or scamming in the way that the moderator did here with their baseless accusations, by an overreaching mod?

Considering you're
- a completely new user, yet your very first post is
- to make a thread advertising a site for bitcoins, and
- your "competition" is just a way of making amateur artist produce assets for your site ... for cheap.

You're right, you'd find the task impossible. Kindly fuck off.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-19 00:32:56


Kind of off-topic but I have a little bit of a question that I've always been a little confused about.
Is it looked down upon for other people to advertise in someone else's art thread? I know it's not particularly in the rules, so is it something unspoken? Because I've seen this happen a few times and I'm not quite sure what to think about it.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-19 08:42:07


At 5/19/17 12:32 AM, Oddlem wrote: Kind of off-topic but I have a little bit of a question that I've always been a little confused about.
Is it looked down upon for other people to advertise in someone else's art thread? I know it's not particularly in the rules, so is it something unspoken? Because I've seen this happen a few times and I'm not quite sure what to think about it.

Would you go to a kids piano recital and bring your own keyboard to play in between songs?

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-05-19 09:20:18


At 5/19/17 08:42 AM, ornery wrote:
Would you go to a kids piano recital and bring your own keyboard to play in between songs?

I kind of figured. I haven't seen a lot of people call this out though, when it happens. :0


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 03:54:37


Another day, another time when an artist takes one of my critical reviews poorly.

This bugs me as I carefully made sure I stated some elements I like, what I would like to see in the future, and give an over-generous score - that pic is worth 3 stars at best. So for people to react that poorly is a shame.

I also thinks it discourages people from giving actual feedback, and instead give cookie-cutter compliments like the review underneath.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 04:11:13


At 7/24/17 03:54 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Another day, another time when an artist takes one of my critical reviews poorly.

This bugs me as I carefully made sure I stated some elements I like, what I would like to see in the future, and give an over-generous score - that pic is worth 3 stars at best. So for people to react that poorly is a shame.

I also thinks it discourages people from giving actual feedback, and instead give cookie-cutter compliments like the review underneath.

Sorry to hear. It's the worst feeling when someone takes the time out of their day to give advice to someone, only to have that person either ignore them completely or tell them off. It's even worse when the person receiving the critique has a lot of potential, only to react badly like that. On top of it, you legitimately did have a point. They're only going to get so far by just tracing/painting other images over.

Personally though, this kind of stuff has turned me off from giving out critiques to random people since this happens way too much.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 06:31:37


At 7/24/17 03:54 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Another day, another time when an artist takes one of my critical reviews poorly.

They show up now and again... its just something that is always going to happen.
You can't really educate these people because they believe what they are doing is absolutely fine, it's really frustrating when they think they are "making artwork", like... if someone plays a famous song note for note on a keyboard... they don't claim they made the song, they are merely playing it (and most of the time it isn't as good as the original)

Remember that time someone took baby photos and painted over them then filtered over the top (please note i was taking the piss with this)

Or sometimes they take a picture and influence their work heavily of it

If your going to do a copy of someone elses work, be it a picture or a photo or an actual piece of artwork... just link a reference in or state its a study piece... Like this one i did ages ago

at least the above made some effort unlike pieces like this

But over all if people are not going to accept that what they are doing isn't helping them
when you say "you copied someone else's work and re-created it", all they see is "you didn't make that" and take it as a direct accusation stating the picture wasn't created by them.

I don't know why its so hard for people to understand that study work and copying is fine when used to learn and improve your art. not reproduce existing work and have it masquerade as your own original work.

also don't forget some people JUST CANT TAKE CRITICISM

I have seen some artists who have a few flaws and when i pointed it out politely i got a ton of backlash and thus just left them alone to repeat the same mistakes again and again... but that's going off topic.

- open discussion


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 07:03:17


At 7/24/17 06:31 AM, LegolaSS wrote:
At 7/24/17 03:54 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Another day, another time when an artist takes one of my critical reviews poorly.
They show up now and again... its just something that is always going to happen.
You can't really educate these people because they believe what they are doing is absolutely fine, it's really frustrating when they think they are "making artwork", like... if someone plays a famous song note for note on a keyboard... they don't claim they made the song, they are merely playing it (and most of the time it isn't as good as the original)

Remember that time someone took baby photos and painted over them then filtered over the top (please note i was taking the piss with this)

Or sometimes they take a picture and influence their work heavily of it

If your going to do a copy of someone elses work, be it a picture or a photo or an actual piece of artwork... just link a reference in or state its a study piece... Like this one i did ages ago

at least the above made some effort unlike pieces like this

But over all if people are not going to accept that what they are doing isn't helping them
when you say "you copied someone else's work and re-created it", all they see is "you didn't make that" and take it as a direct accusation stating the picture wasn't created by them.

I don't know why its so hard for people to understand that study work and copying is fine when used to learn and improve your art. not reproduce existing work and have it masquerade as your own original work.

also don't forget some people JUST CANT TAKE CRITICISM

I have seen some artists who have a few flaws and when i pointed it out politely i got a ton of backlash and thus just left them alone to repeat the same mistakes again and again... but that's going off topic.

- open discussion

In my opinion, this hits hard to most people because some of them are in an artistic rut
or just not motivated to do anything they really want. And this behavior may be viewed negatively but it's a natural occurance that almost all of us experience, artistically or not, and maybe it's one of the reason why people get hard headed about what they do. We cannot dictate what a person must feel in situations like this, so I think it's best for me say that the only way someone could go through this is with perserverance and dedication to what they aim for or to be because it's the only thing you could do.

Yeah we could be doing something else that holds more merit than doing something you could see getting out of hand. But if you truly love what you do and you want to pursue it further then just do it. And I might just be repeating what you just said but it's the truth. I'm not one to correct other people's choices but you gotta draw a line somewhere. Creating something from the ground up and finishing it may be a fulfilling experience but the rough times during the process of that is what makes it unique and memorable. If a person goes through the trouble of creating something they think is creative, then so shall it be. But copying a piece of someone else's work and acknowledging that its their own is pretty despicable. Some of us aren't a child anymore, so we should have the sufficient knowledge to think that what we are doing is right or wrong. If people couldn't get this through their head then that's fine I guess, you're your own person but just think carefully about what you are about to do and also think that thing that you wanna do may affect people's opinion about you. Of course you can always say that you don't care but if this thing that you did is apparently wrong that just calmly accept it.

I'm sorry for the rant.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 07:11:15


Anyways, hello. Im sorta new.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 11:27:07


At 7/24/17 03:54 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote: Another day, another time when an artist takes one of my critical reviews poorly.

That sucks man. I wish people valued feedback a little more. I don't even post as much because of a severe lack of feedback. I do hope he at least reflects on a modicum of what you said.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-07-24 14:56:23


At 7/24/17 06:31 AM, LegolaSS wrote: But over all if people are not going to accept that what they are doing isn't helping them
when you say "you copied someone else's work and re-created it", all they see is "you didn't make that" and take it as a direct accusation stating the picture wasn't created by them.

Yeah, I see. Now you say that, when you do point that out to people there is going to be a backlash regardless, and like @deadlymace2 said their reasons for sticking to copying existing drawings may be a sensitive subject. I don't know the correct way how to approach anybody who does this.

I have seen some artists who have a few flaws and when i pointed it out politely i got a ton of backlash and thus just left them alone to repeat the same mistakes again and again...

Actually I think that's very sensible. I'm still a bit sore, but I think that's the correct way to deal with it.

Also at @oddlem, I think I need to review people who I know more, as there's no chance of poking bears and the review would go down better. The art community spirit has drifted because we don't do that much anymore.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-08-11 22:05:00


I don't if it's already discussed here in the later posts but I've always wondered if some artists including the professionals are actually dependent on references and stuff like that, for example you sacrifice the originality for an already existing entity with actual good quality put into it then use that to somewhat mold something of your own. And I can't really define originality anymore these days, its like more of us are regressing rather than progressing towards something more innovative. Most of the artists I see is in this stagnant phase where we just keep piling stuff that has similarities and even a perfect copy of someone else's work we just justify this with added stuff of our own. I know I'm not one to talk and I'm just going on a tangent with shit that I don't really understand myself but it's just an observation on my part and I'm not really criticizing anyone. Maybe I'm just being a greedy, selfish, whiny bitch, I dunno. And I'm no exception to that, that's why I hate myself for it. Maybe I'm just blind and illiterate towards art and anything related to that.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-08-17 21:15:48


If my last post was a bit redundant for a topic or its just been discussed numerous times, then I would like to ask another opinion about all of these hentai related contents for the past few years and what all of you think of it as of late. Again if this topic is somewhat been tackled already in the previous posts then please kindly take this down. Anyways, I just think for whatever reason there's been a number of illicit contents going around the internet for a while now and I was just curious what these artists are thinking or what goes in there minds while working this very detailed and graphic contents. I'm just curious :D.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-08-18 10:44:25


At 8/17/17 09:15 PM, DeadlyMace2 wrote: stuff :

Originality is functionally the sum of reference + the filters of the artists preference. Making something truly original is possible, but originality does not equal quality.

I cant answer your second question in a concise manner. There's a number of reasons why pornographers do what they do. I feel like for alot of people its simply a way to express their particular aesthetic and no other subject matter really interests them. For others, they are artists who could not get noticed making regular art, noticed that their nudes and such were getting more attention and switched to making that stuff full time. It's typically a money or an attention grab, but some of the good ones are actually passionate about the subject they are conveying.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-08-18 21:20:45


At 8/18/17 10:44 AM, Template88 wrote: Originality is functionally the sum of reference + the filters of the artists preference.

That's what I thought. Not in that exact way but in a sense where artists has a hard time dealing or rather creating stuff that would basically make a foundation in the industry. Just saying it myself makes it hard to deal with and I guess I understand.

It's typically a money or an attention grab, but some of the good ones are actually passionate about the subject they are conveying.

For me that is such a sad tale to tell, when people prefer that kind of stuff over a quality, family-friendly piece. But I'm just nitpicking at this point, it's not that i'm not a fan of nude shit but I just noticed the abundance of adult content not only here but other platforms as well. But if the majority of people likes that stuff, I'm not one to dictate what they should or should not do. I just like to question stuff that interests me in some way, curiosity takes the best of me at times.

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-09-01 00:53:27 (edited 2017-09-01 00:56:23)


Hey! I visited @scrap-patch today at the gallery in VA where she's been doing a residency and I got to see her stunning figurative fibers work in person. Look at this gorgeous necklace and earrings she made that I bought! Go follow her, friends, she makes neat stuff.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-07 06:55:35


At 1/2/15 02:53 PM, radiodark wrote: Hey babes, I unscouted someone with a fairly large tree and I have below a list of all the people who he'd scouted, if you'd like give me a hand in picking them back up. Use your own judgement though, I haven't looked at all of them to check that they're portal worthy.

list:
@floodwing

Damn, I wondered why I got unscouted. I'm floodwing, I had a name change so I thought I'd update here so that people know just incase

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-07 22:25:25


At 10/7/17 06:55 AM, Honeybear wrote

stuff

Been a while since you logged in? Welcome back!

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-09 22:41:22


It appears as though there's a few friendly faces I know still meandering around here. To that I say hello!

Discussion topic: For those of you who made it out of high school and/or college, did you make your art your profession? If not, how do you keep your work/life/taxes/art balanced?

Personally, I went into computer science and am now a full time software developer for an ice cream company (kind of cool actually.... And literally). I collect hobbies like a klepto and finding time to do everything after a long day's work is a challenge. I've lost a lot of my art skills (you do lose it when you don't use it!) which I've been slowly working on again. Kind of related to your earlier discussion, to get back into painting I decided to make a replica of Bold and Brash. It's a blatant copy of an existing piece however the process of doing it help to remind me some of the techniques that I'd forgotten.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-10 01:36:15


At 10/9/17 10:41 PM, Temariix wrote: It appears as though there's a few friendly faces I know still meandering around here. To that I say hello!

Even though you may not be familiar with some of the newer people, dont leave us out, some of us are OK. :C

I balance work and art by doing art at work! I actually draw very little at home. Seems to be the most time efficient way to do it.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-10 10:32:49


At 10/9/17 10:41 PM, Temariix wrote: It appears as though there's a few friendly faces I know still meandering around here. To that I say hello!

Discussion topic: For those of you who made it out of high school and/or college, did you make your art your profession? If not, how do you keep your work/life/taxes/art balanced?

Personally, I went into computer science and am now a full time software developer for an ice cream company (kind of cool actually.... And literally). I collect hobbies like a klepto and finding time to do everything after a long day's work is a challenge. I've lost a lot of my art skills (you do lose it when you don't use it!) which I've been slowly working on again. Kind of related to your earlier discussion, to get back into painting I decided to make a replica of Bold and Brash. It's a blatant copy of an existing piece however the process of doing it help to remind me some of the techniques that I'd forgotten.

Uhmm.. I went to art college. And I thought it was a huge waste of time and left right before the 1st semester ended. Mostly because the school sucked and I learned better when I was at home.

Skip to months later, Im a flash animator in an outsource company. It might seem like I draw and art everyday, but mostly the library is there it becomes like "puppet animation." Its more than that of course, but I barely squeeze in creative time for myself. But I try to do them from time to time. I probably need a ton of gesture and master studies to het back in the groove of things. Still hanging on to that dream becomming an illutrator..

Also hai. :3


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-10 20:48:09


At 10/9/17 10:41 PM, Temariix wrote: It appears as though there's a few friendly faces I know still meandering around here. To that I say hello!

hae!

Discussion topic: For those of you who made it out of high school and/or college, did you make your art your profession?

currently making it my profession.

If not, how do you keep your work/life/taxes/art balanced?

used to set at least 30min to an hr for practical time. My usual thing to do was to look at my favorite artists or observe the environment while coming back from work, jog up ideas and then it was practical time! even if nothing special came out of it. If i was exhausted which was most days 5-10min of gesture drawings on paper b4 going to bed "daily prayers"

Also enough sleep/rest otherwise if you push ur time or self, somewhere along the week you'll crush and end up having another battle of motivation/continuing || i also collect hobbies: animation, art, cooking, programming, music, gaming

Response to Art Forum Lounge 2017-10-10 21:11:51


At 10/10/17 10:32 AM, 123mine123 wrote: Skip to months later, Im a flash animator in an outsource company.

been always meaning to ask you, are you guys given a target in terms of frames or seconds per day/wk that you are supposed to animate or is it casual like so long as you meet a certain deadline everything is ok.