Let me repeat for the benefit of all the awesomesauce trolls who thought it would be fun to shit on me without actually reading and understanding the message: "Every day I see tons of freshly uploaded game screenshots, YouTube comment screenshots, half-assed photo snapshots... Usually they're thrown into some absurd category, too. "Photography" for a game screenshot showing your cat in "The Sims 3"? Srsly?" Also: "...people would actually upload good stuff. Or at least stuff that required some artistic or technical effort on their part."
I understand that I am perhaps too low in the DA food chain to actually speak up and not be torn to pieces by you oh-so-wonderful artists, but seriously, learn to read. At no point in my original post was I self-aggrandizing, or saying that I'm awesome. I'm less than mediocre at this point, mostly due to neglecting my skills over the last few years. What I'm complaining about is not stuff which has low artistic merit due to lack of the author's skill. I'm talking about things that don't belong on DA at all, because they took two seconds to snap, two minutes to scribble or a minute to type, with no artistic intent whatsoever.
Also, I did not point out any examples or mention any names. Therefore, I can only assume that people who dragged out my own works and tried to use them against me are not interested in discussion, and would rather stroke their egos with "oh, he's so unskilled compared to me, I am so fabulous".
Well, I applaud you. Your skills are infinitely better than mine. I hope that allows you to look in the mirror every day without thinking "Gee, maybe I should be a better person."
I other words, nice show of eristics. Too bad so few of the people here actually understood what I was venting about. But I'm not surprised. It's the Internet, after all.
half-assed photo snapshots... ... upload good stuff. Or at lest stuff that required some artistic or technical effort ...
Now it's mostly scribbles (ones I would expect from a seven year old, not somebody seriously interested in becoming an artist), ...and other assorted trash.
...a hundred talentless hacks who can't even READ, not to mention submit something of value.
You don't have to directly say that you think you're awesome, just the fact that you talk about talentless kids as if you're not included within them means you think you're better, when you're not. We don't need to improve our reading, you need to stop being delusional.
As for your " two seconds to snap, two minutes to scribble or a minute to type, with no artistic intent whatsoever." - that is exactly what I think of every single thing within your gallery. None of it could've possibly taken you more than mere minutes, and none seem to have any artistic intent or value at all. What you see your work as will be forever different from what the public sees, just as you - as public - judge harshly on others, you will be judged upon. Not only due to your lack of artistry but also for your hypocrisy and undeserved holier than thou stance.
I think of it as a phase for most (and I stretch that word) artists who join here. They don't read the rules and they're too young and/or too ignorant to know about copyrights. It also has to do with how big the site is. The admins can't keep up with the garbage that plows into this place on a day to day basis. (not that they want do anymore...)
When I first joined I remember uploading a stupid gif made up of some screenshots, but hell. I didn't know that was wrong and it got taken down within the hour. You'd be lucky if stolen work gets down down at all nowadays.
Your best bet is to just report/move on. Although I usually stick a comment about the faq into the works that they uploaded.
I usually report if something is glaringly out of place. Otherwise, I've already given up any attempts of making DA a better place. I still remember the argument I had with some girl a few years back, who posted horribly scribbled porn. No point in that. But the frustration's still there, so I just had to vent. After all, that's what this forum is for - I don't expect the situation to change in any way.
Thank you, my dear troll. I just knew my day wouldn't be perfect without someone trying to criticize my skills. To be honest, I'm not even bothered enough to argue with you. Just keep in mind - you might be better, but you're not Miss Perfect yourself. Buy yourself some humility.
Actually, no. These forums are here strictly to create discussion. If you wanted privacy for your whining, you could've used your little princess diary, who has to quietly stare as you can't face your own inhabilities.
I've been here for nine years. It's true that, as the site has become more popular, more people join just to post stupid things. However, you still had people who posted badly drawn notebook doodles of anime characters and camera-phone quality snapshots of themselves. Now that memes are a big thing on the internet, you have those by the thousands every day.
I think one of the problems now is there are too many members for the admins to properly control. Years ago, I had some screenshot of something (I think it was a Gaiaonline sprite) in my scraps and I was warned by an admin to remove it. Now, people upload stuff like that every day and there is no use warning them or banning them because there are millions of people just like them.
Let's see... did you actually *read* any of the dev descriptions? The first two works are old drawings of mine. Four years old, actually, and reposted from my old account. The next two, as noted in the descriptions, are not finished projects and will be m oved to scraps once I'm finished. As for the last one, you might not be familiar with logo design - which is understandable, since I see you're mostly into drawings, fanart and pixel art. The logo was consulted with my tutors (I'm a student of an advertising & graphic design school); they considered it well designed and representative of the business it was made for.
I'm not blind to my lack of *skill*. It's rusty. I've been juggling a lot of jobs which had nothing to do with art, and that halted my development. I'm trying my best to improve - are you? Or are you too busy trolling people?
You sound like illastrat when we call him out for the same thing. Always an excuse why it isn't as good as it could've been; it's an old piece, I didn't spend that much time on it, it isn't finished, blah blah etc.
Doesn't change the fact that if you're going to complain about quality, then you better damn well be delivering something other than pathetic excuses.
I'm aware. They suck. Just the fact that you'd repost those pieces of garbage along with all the other old shite shows how completely unaware you are of the utter lack of skill and artistry within them.
Your unfinished projects are massive pieces of shite and shite won't turn into gold regardless of how many times you scrub it. Your ideas are unoriginal, unmotivated and poorly executed.
I don't see how you being a student of anything holds any relevance, I don't know your school, your teachers and their reputation, as far as I'm concerned the majority of art and design schools are focused on sucking your money and they'll tell you anything just so you'll stick to it long enough to pay for their new couch.
While an attempt at simplicity there's still a tidbit of too much detail within the shape of the hands that crashes with the piercing in the middle, the overall design as a triangle upside down is - once more - unmotivated. Your composition is disleveled and an overall distraction to the eyes, it sells "What the fuck is this?" as opposed to "What an interesting piercing parlor!". I question your teacher's judgement.
Furthermore, what I'm into is none of your business and neither does it hold any relevance with my ability to correctly judge your lack of talent, skill, imagination and vision. By the way, whatever is within my gallery is not the entirety of my artistic interest or knowledge, it is nothing more than a collection of boredom.
So you can make excuses for yourself but yet the people you're criticizing in this thread can't? You're allowed to submit your suckage yet others should leave? Your trash is gold but theirs continues to be trash?
...It's God awful. Get yourself checked. She can't work a pen to save her fucking life, she smudges, the anatomy is all wrong and what the fuck is up with that ear? There's attempts to shade near the nose however the rest of the drawing remains as pure shitty poorly done linework, it can't even pass as a bloody sketch.
What the bloody fuck it's your point, she can draw more than a stick figure? That's fucking irrelevant. Just because her shity is less shitty than someone else's utter diarrhea doesn't mean it amounts to being good.