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so i took a little sabbatical from the site...but now i am BACK!

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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I haven't painted in about a month but now I am working up the will power to sling some paint again. I purchased some paint, graphite sticks and 8 canvases. Usually when I take these breaks its like a creative recharge and my first few paintings when I start back up are stellar. So for the next few days I will be getting reaclamated to painting. Here's my complaint...for the most part about 60% of DA struggle to be decent artists but fall short of making good work. They will never be a good artist. Now in addition, 30% of DA has potential but there exist ambiguity whether they will make a substantial mark as an artist. Now, this complaint is for the remaining 10%. The remaining 10 are exceptional in their chosen style. They exbihit a unique ability as GREAT artists.  I don't know if I am in this number and i dont care, but if you are a stellar artist you owe it to yourself and to society to create art with substance. No one gives a fuck if you paint perfect realism or mix color flawlessly. You owe the 60% a voice given that they will never be at their level. You owe the 30% the inspiration to create uninhibitedly and not care about art as a means to an end. It is gross to assume that technical ability supercedes the passion to give meaning. We need a hero not a narcissistic egoist. 10% you are special. Create for the hopeless, create for the voiceless. And every one else, gtfo the way and know your role:)
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Dr-Vergissmeinnicht Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I had a lovely conversation with a pornstar today about art.....

The end.
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Back-to-the-Shore Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, people are allowed to draw what they want... regardless of whether you approve. So, instead of arguing with you, I'm going to continue to create art, call it art, and not give a shit whether you think it's "real art" or not. I don't take the opinions of egotistical art school drop-outs seriously. You're silly.
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TheAwesomeFaerie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Because people totally shouldn't do something for fun or because they enjoy it.
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
"We need a hero not a narcissistic egoist"

"i have single handedly revived DA"

lol you're an amusing little hypocrite
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krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
:icondeadhorseplz:
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doodler95 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I can't resist the urge anymore! Bandwagon time! :noes:




Why does 'More Like This' keep bringing up my terrible TDI fanart? :stare:
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I approve of the KISS picture
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doodler95 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
no prob, thanks for the llama!
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Nicholai-nii Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're implying you're in that 10%.

:facepalm: So, here's what I learned about you- Anyone who you believe their art is 'shit' and yours is superior, you flame and don't even carry a real conversation with them other than repeatedly calling them 'shit'.

And, if someone obviously better than you, you decide to kiss their ass.

You really are a pathetic little guy you know that right?
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pushyreeder Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
indead.
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mapper3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*reads title*

Oh, fuck. :iconfacepalmplz:
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Just came here to tell you I'm not reading. :)
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
You are part of the 60% you speak of.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol...funny
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
In the beginning, it was. Now I just find it sad that you waste your time on giving bad tips to people and always using your own paintings as examples in a failed attempt to make advertisement instead of actually improving.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you are just flaming. If someone posted as egotistical as me i would be like you. lol.
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Telling yourself and others that everyone who happens to disagree with you or finds flaws in the things that you do is a troll or is just flaming is a common and clear sign that you're either really narcissistic and can't believe there is a single flaw within you or that you're very insecure and attempting to live in outer denial.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
um..you said i was in the %60. Saying my art is flawed is one thing. ALL art is flawed...thats what makes it beautiful. But what you are doing is trying to undercut my art based on my character. Thats juvenile. Also, I've only been painting for 4 years and i am significantly better than people that have been painting for 10. Despite that, I am still learning.
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MaryYana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
"Also, I've only been painting for 4 years and i am significantly better than people that have been painting for 10."

Uhm... no. Just no. You are slightly above the level of one of my classmates' earliest attempts at acrylics.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
aw...stfu. I am an oil painter not acrylic.
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rj700 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would being good at art mean someone owes something to society? And why should less than brilliant artists have to stay quiet? Art is for everyone, anyone can be an artist, anyone can put out a message, but being good doesn't mean you should force it, or that you owe anything to anyone.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Even if noobs didn't stay quiet they would be largely ignored like I ignore shitty artists on DA and buddy only the ones equal or better than me. Also, it is a brillant artist's obligation to be a voice for the ignored, silenced, and inspired artists. Its like a celebrity becoming famous. They are expected to take on a charity.
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rj700 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Being ignored doesn't mean they should stop, they do it because they like it. There's no obligation for art, it's silly to do something big and meaningful when the only reason for it is because you feel forced to do it. There's a difference between art "fame" and proper fame, and there's a difference between a celebrity giving money, or asking others to give money to a charity, and an artist putting his heart and soul into something that isn't "his" heart and soul.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool...but i think artists should challenge themselves and step out side their comfort zone
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rj700 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fair enough, but you don't need to be a skilled artist to do that. Anyone can challenge themselves if they want to.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
true but with bad artists will fail to do it effectively.
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Nicholai-nii Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not always, you dumb fuck.
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rj700 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But what counts as doing it effectively? If they challenge themselves, even if it's not an amazing drawing, they've still challenged themselves.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
what counts? I am pretty sure one will know when they have made an impact by their art. Also, thats my point. If you are a mediocre/"bad" artist you get satisfaction from the accomplishment or act of creating. If you are a stellar artist you get satisfaction not only from the accomplishment, but you get satisfaction from your art's impact on others. "Bad" artists simply don't have and will never have an affect on people or the ability to catalyze geniune change through the ability of creating emphatic art.
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Photographer
We need a hero not a narcissistic egoist
That's what we've all been saying this entire time. So you need to :icongtfoplz:
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i am a hero
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Photographer
As if you weren't already pretentious enough, now you're trying to say you're a hero? No, you're a conceited fail troll.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i am the voice of the people
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The ones in your head?
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i have single handedly revived DA.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Other than the forums, where else do you hang out on dA?
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
groups...other peoples galleries (i look at every person's gallery that post in my threads with is roughly 100 a thread.)...i do a lot.
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Photographer
:no:
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thesurrealisticMind Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I must admit that your threads provide a good deal of entertainment.
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
You give this boring shit-hole of a forum personality.
Have all my internets.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
pretty boring shithole. i agree
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Heh, speak of the devil I guess, I was wondering where you went.
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist


All artwhoring aside, the OP's last sketch isn't bad at all.
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Also art spam.

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Azza9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Envy!

No not of your skill... the character...
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes. Envy! :la:
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
[link]

Better then you.
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leafyloo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"The Scream" I love that painting! :la:
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
So do I. I want a plushy of that guy.
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