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What do you hate to see in art?

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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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:iconcfralic:
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.
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ya. People suck sometime :/
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RedCoaster 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.
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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.
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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.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The very notion of art itself irks me.
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:iconannalwagner:
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.
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:iconneinman:
Neinman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Its called the grid method and its not cheating thats a proven fact.
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:iconannalwagner:
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.
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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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AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yes reference of course. That I have no issue with, but not so much with direct copying. :/
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:iconmayvi:
Mayvi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"Doll bases". I can't stand these. They're so common and unoriginal. Plus, you're not doing any work. You're just drawing over them.

As for graphite drawing, ihate when people use tissues to smudge the graphite to create a shaded effect too often. Especially thoughout the whole picture. A little bit is fine, but not the whole damn thing. To me it looks bad, and its insanely obvious that you did it. i find too much of this technique makes the picture look washed out.
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MrBonecracker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
5 star critiques on badly done sonic OCs
nearly everytime i click on the "TODAY" panel there is one of those.

people should learn to write real, constructive critiques, not sth like "I like sonic, your character is cute -> You get 5 stars"

thatīs not the purpose of writing critiques.

And what really irritates me is the sonic fandom.
why are so many people fascinated by an old videogame charakter who looks so plain and unimpressive and has virtually no personality?
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I haven't seen this, but I understand how that can be frustrating. If someone is going to say something like that, why not just leave a comment instead?

I don't know why so many people like sonic. Maybe it's the age group? Personally, I never really liked sonic, even when it had it's Tv show an the whole nine yards. I liked Mario and Kirby more when I was younger.
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DiableHaven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know exactly what you mean. I don't understand why there are so many half assed sonic oc's out there getting so much praise from the fandom. I mean, i love sonic and i grew up with him, but c'mon, just because you like sonic doesn't mean that it's still "bad" art!
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AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Theyre really creepy too. Nearly Rule 34 in content.
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:icondiablehaven:
DiableHaven Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nearly :p Although there is a fair share of rule 34 sonic art out there... Sometimes i wonder whats going through a persons mind.
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:iconannalwagner:
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I just assume these people are 'sick' in some way and don't have any means to get any treatment. The age group I'm referring towards is ages 17 and up. Anything earlier than that and I assume they're just being retarded children. The same premise falls for anime and furries with there odd fetishes. This isn't evolution, these obsessions, its regression.
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:iconpkdsm:
PKDsm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, I agree with what everyone else has said (simple drawings, traditional work is looked at less than digital, etc)
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
indeed.
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:iconpkdsm:
PKDsm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree; I hate bad anatomy. I also hate the ones that have bad anatomy, but in anime style. Dx
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Blarf. Especially when they don't even try to improve their anatomy...
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:iconannalwagner:
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"But it's my stylleeeee" Oh please, you're copying another persons style, badly. That's not entitled as your own.
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed! Could not agree more! Your 'style' is not an excuse for having unintentional bad anatomy, and being ignorant about it.
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:iconpkdsm:
PKDsm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
True that. D:
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol
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:iconarmonah:
Armonah Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
My Little Pony. The art being easy to imitate has lead to thousands of fan-pictures being churned out every day of thousands of different pony OC's and they all look exactly alike.
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes. This is something I don't like. The least people could do is try and draw them in their own style.
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Armonah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Yeah, exactly. But I think this is a big part of the appeal of MLP, as well as for the Sonic fandom. The style is very safe, it's easy to copy and get somewhat good looking results with it.
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They all look the same to me.
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:iconpeytonjune:
PeytonJune Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
AMEN! Pony fanart really irks me....
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:icongyr633:
Gyr633 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Writer
A lack of artistic conviction by the artist makes for unbearable art.
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:icontheboyiam:
TheBoyIAm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Well I hate to see brutal art or art which includes ugly things. What hunts me in my dreams... really, before month I saw deviation which includes the Death with hood and while I was sleeping I suddenly realised that it is watching me infront of my window and I just had myself paralised on the floor... I woke up immediately and my head was directed to the same window, where this thing was starring at me... it was the scariest thing I've ever dreamed...
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's see...

People that post a dozen stamps "Comment before you fav!!!!11!!!" in the description has got to be my biggest turn-off. I mean, if I have something to say about an artwork I'll say it. And there's nothing you can do to force me. In fact, it will make me not favorite any of your stuff and click that back button.

Another huge irritation is Pokemon, Sonic, My Little Pony etc. and their horrible spin-off "original" characters. Every piece of art, no matter how horribly drawn, how impossibly bad the anatomy and how expressionless the faces, because of the huge fan-base will get more attention than original work. Plus that same fan-base is made up of childish, touchy kids who mistake critiques for ass-pats;)
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:iconannalwagner:
AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww Ya Gurl, LOOKIN GOOD. DAT ASS.

I wish the Sonic/Pony/POke fan OC kids spoke this way. It would make it a sure lot more entertaining.
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It sure would!
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Dominoluv Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Stupid comics with mary sues in it......
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Cat-of-shadows Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Well, let's see. This mainly applies to stuff that I have seen on deviantart, but it can apply to works posted outside of this site as well.

1. One of my biggest pet peeve are flat digital art drawings. What do I mean by this? Drawings that have no depth to them, no indication of space and art there fore, flat. Don't get me wrong, I like digital drawings, but I believe that there are good and bad ways to make a digital drawing. I get that people will not always be perfect, but if I look through your file and you have been a deviant for over a year, and yet all of your drawings look flat, you should be using more time and effort to improve.

2. Males that are feminized/ When people draw men/male characters that look feminine. This one gets to me a lot, especially when I see my favorite male characters drawn like women. If so much effort is going into posting these images, then why not spend as much effort LEARNING the correct human anatomy. This also brings me to three.

3. Incorrect anatomy, impossible/not realistic poses. Both beginners and professionals have both had incorrect anatomy in their drawing. The EscherGirls tumblr is a good example of bad anatomy in the professional art world. And these people are getting paid millions too!

4. The fact that digital art gets looked at more than traditional art. This is really sad. I think there are many talented traditional artists in this community who are amazing, yet their art is overlooked by digital artworks.

5. Seeing people post "Please read and rate, please like, please comment so I can post more images" or anything of this variety under their artwork. This crap makes me mad to no end and when I see posts like this, it makes me think that the person is craving attention or is an approval addict. Oh, and most likely, I may not comment either. I leave that up to the idiots who aren't above brown-nosing or sucking up to artists they admire. This also leads me to number 6.

6. Idolizing artists/artwork. Ok, so I get that this artist produces great work, but it's annoying to see a flood of comments going "OMG! Your art is great!" or something along the lines of that. That's annoying to see when you get dozens of other comment like that. Also, artists are just people.

7. Creating a fan-club for OCs. I think this is absolutely ridiculous. I haven't seen a heap of examples, but I have seen some. Those Ocs aren't well known enough to merit a club. Even from good artists. And if the creator themselves creates a fanclub for an OC that has gotten a lot of attention, I am apt to think that they love those OCs a little too much. And just think of all the clubs we would have to keep up if EVERY oc in existence had a fan club. My goodness!

8. Last one. Seeing too much anime or work that is anime inspired. I love anime, but I get sick when that's all I see. There are other forms of art too. If too many people are creating anime-related work, then anime will cease to be unique before long.

These are some things that irritate me about art.
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rj700 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A big ego. As far as visual things, I'm really not a fan of anime, and I don't like simple drawings, that don't have much effort, getting lots of faves and comment simply because of a fandom.
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Tochuri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hate seeing art post with little to no effort put into it, it really pisses my off, especially if its on the front page just cause its a pony or sonic or some fandom shit like that :/
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Mayvi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
First thing that came to mind but...
When someone draws their characters with so little...expression!
I see so many characters who have the same blank expression all the time and it gets so repetitive and boring.
I mean, if this blank expression has something to do with the character as a person thats fine...But not all the time. Everyone has different expressions, and no one just has a blank face all the time.
Expressions breath life into a character, and it's a shame when there is a character that just doesn't seem to have any life in them.
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Gyr633 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes. It's the same thing when people choose not to draw, or hide the hands of people. If you look at someone in real life, you can see and understand how much expression hands have.
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Mayvi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree. It's very common and people seem to think that people won't notice that they are hiding the hands to disguise that they can not draw them. The reality is that it is quite the opposite.
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Gyr633 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed. And it also hinders their abilities because they are going to such a great effort to not draw something, when they should be drawing it MORE, because they CAN'T draw it!
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Mayvi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly!
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CorvusSplendens Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
I hate to see general pictures of 'My little pony-friendship is magic' being littered on the front page, as the only reason they are is 'fandom'. It's like all you need to do to get to the frontpage is redraw a screenshot from te series.
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GabrielEvans Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Pornography that's posing as art!
That's not to say the nude in art is bad, but the situation/act it's in....
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:iconcat-of-shadows:
Cat-of-shadows Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I agree. And I know how to pick out the nude pictures from the ones meant to be pornographic. The ones that are nude for art's sake tend to be higher quality, whereas the ones that are not tend to have poorer photo quality. And the expressions on the face say it too.
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Gyr633 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I disagree. Anything can be art. It is in the eye of the beholder. This is an issue that I actually stand pretty firm on.
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