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December 27, 2012


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What do you hate to see in art?

Gyr633 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What really makes you shiver, and irks you? What haunts you in your dreams? What kind of things do you absolutely HATE to see in art?

I know my art isn't the best, but one thing I absolutely HATE to see in art, and drives me bonkers is really obvious BAD ANATOMY.
I can stand SOME bad anatomy, like for instance if it is on purpose and it is obvious that they meant that(for example, some anime/manga), but when it is just down right bad anatomy and it is badly done, it drive me off the wall.

What artist aspects drive you insane?

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cfralic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
People who ask for critiques, but don't really want them! I mean, come on, I KNOW how to use the sandwich effect, I'm not going to destroy you. A lot of people seem to only see the negative chunk in the middle and none of the compliments. I work very hard to give fair words!

IN art, I hate performance art, not my thing.
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ya. People suck sometime :/
railrunnermiranda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional
Funny, I just did a journal entry similar to this. After being on Deniant Art for two years now ad being exposed to the art of others, I've formed a few "pet peeves". I could go into big detail on each one, but I'll narrow down my list and simplify my reasons for disliking something.

(In no particular order)

1: Unoriginality. People that just create poorly done "OC's" based off of some fandom or a concept that has been done millions of times before.

2: Ponies. MLP. Their target audience is little girls. Not people that are teenagers or anyone else who's age is in the double digits.

3: The Sonic Fandom. Sure, I have played a few games back in the day, but I'm not a huge Sonic fan. Seeing them everywhere on DA... I'm sick of them.

4: People that produce nothing but terrible art over and over and complain by saying "I wish I could draw better" ,"Draw like so and so." etc. If you want to get better, stop being lazy, get a sketchbook and PRACTICE. You will get better over time. Don't be afraid to try new subjects and mediums. Don't be afraid to make mistakes - you learn from them.

5: Bad and Exaggerated anatomy. I can understand with beginning artists, good anatomy of ANYTHING cannot be learned overnight. Get a sketchbook , an artist doll, a model to pose for you, or go to a figure drawing class. Over time, you can improve. However, people with a bad sense of anatomy and no desire to practice - will never get anywhere. I also dislike exaggerated anatomy which goes for what I like to call "boulder boobs" and extremely thin waists. This also includes any form of unnatural body enlargements - inflation or others weird fetishes . Just Noooooo.

6: Porn. I could go on and on about this one - but that would be beating a dead horse so I'll just list the basics. Nudity doesn't really bother me - I've taken a few figure drawing classes for my illustration major that consist of drawing the nude male and female form. However, you will NEVER see a model bent over with their legs spread apart to show their insides. It's a bit sickening to see photos( mostly poor quality) of a nude girl in a sexual position revealing every part of her lady bits and labeling the photo as "artistic nude." NO. Just NO. This also goes for complete sex pictures.

7: Badly shaded art. Or unshaded. No sense of establishing form or a light source. People that use black and white to shade and make highlights. That's a no no.

That's just some. I saw this topic in the forums and I couldn't resist.
drawingcmplex Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
scary stuff, like giant eye ball with a lot of blood, or maybe ugly insects, or maybe ghost stuff.
Rizhnir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I don't really like the dodge-and-burn tool people use for shading. It looks boring and generic, and I'd much rather people try to shade it on their own than rely on a tool to do it for them.
LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The very notion of art itself irks me.
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The square checkering over image (forgot name). A lot of people use this technique of drawing to make realistic pictures. I think its cheating.
Neinman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Its called the grid method and its not cheating thats a proven fact.
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
True. But when a person claims they'll draw realistic drawings of a pet or photo (as long as its a picture) it seems trivial.
Neinman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I think if you want photorealistic or hyperrealistic paintings or drawings or digital whatever you'd most likely need a reference photo to take from. I have yet to see someone who has achieved a hyperrealistic or photorealistic artwork without some picture similar to their final piece.
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