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December 2, 2007



Very interesting: ~About Art~

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 2, 2007, 8:18 PM
  • Mood: Artistic
Not all kind/styles of art are appreciated, don't you think?

It may look a little bit long, but please read it, it's worth it ;)

Not long ago, a friend of mine said:

"Seems to be that all the attention goes for the anime artist, I'm saying this because of what I see in forums, people who post their anime drawings in the thumbshare forum gets like 1000 replies per day easily and myself, for the other side, 1 per day if a miracle happens and most of them by people that seems to look at my pics just for pity... the same happens in the welcome forum and not just to artist like me; writers don't get the attention they deserve neither, just put in your message "I'm looking for anime friends" or something like that and you see an avalanche of replies coming, its depressing. I don't think my pics are that bad... in moments like this, I'm happy to have you guys, you are the only ones that look at my gallery and post comments and fav my one else does
so thanks so much :hug:"

And i have to agree with her... it's true that anime gets a lot of attention from at least i'd say 60% of the people here.
For example, about 2 days ago i reuploaded my anime pictures... i had almost 100 messages right after i finished...

The point here is that there are many styles that aren't appreciated such as Literature, Sculpture, Fractals, and a LOT more... i just don't it's good to bother you listing lots of styles so i just mention a few...

I think... what we all should do is of course, check the art we like... but give a chance to the ones we don't see often.
For example, not long ago i started reading a novel here in dA (and trust me, i'm not the 'reader' kind of guy) and it amazed me! i loved it so much i just couldn't stop, now i'm waiting anxiously until she uploads the new chapter =)
Now, she isn't the best... she has mistakes often like everybody does, or i simply say it'd be great to add this or that to what she does, in which case i make a critique, and not to her it's bad, not to hurt her feelings... i do it so she can improve and later on be a great writer, be popular among that style, feel great with herself.

What i'm trying to say here, is that is like food... yeah, food...
You can't really know you like or not something just taking a quick look, you have to taste it.
Even when we think we don't like it, we may be wrong.

Another friend said got inspired when i commented about this, to what she answered:

"To live having seen only one kind of art in your life is to sit in front of an unchanging window. Of course, the scenery changes every season, but in the end you only get a small taste of what the world has to offer..."

So, don't you think it's true?
That we always try to stay 'safe' on what we know, that most of the times we don't care about something just because of it's looks, because it's too big, because it's unknown... Don't you think that behind every art piece there's a feeling hidden somewhere... a reason to make it, that maybe even the one who did it doesn't know it... but it may be discovered by someone else; and that 'someone' might be you. Yes, you.

So give them a chance, give you a chance to change your mind about art appreciation... Try it, and you wont regret it.

Now i'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this. I know it's long, but it's an interesting fact about art.

I hope i gave you a good reason to take a look at everything around you now, and not only to see what you already know.

To finish this long post, if you agree with this idea, please post about it in your journal, the forums, your signature, tell your friends...
Also, we will create a new 'all styles' club to show the world that every piece combines all the feelings you can imagine, that it has everything about the artist in it, a new point of view... A new club so you can show the world you're not the person sitting in front of that unchanging window...


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Bigguy59 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks this was so much easier you made my life breath again and thats the truth
juliejuliebobelly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010

I was wondering is it possible to change the font in your action? :)
PSNick Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, you can.
Use the text mask or selection tool (Click and hold on the text tool, and you'll see the option, it's a text tool that will write like a selected object)
After you write with the fond that you want, click on the action on the option after writeing, and hit play from there.
This is all by memory since i'm not looking at the action right now, but if you need further help, please post in the action deviation and i'll reply there.

Good luck ^^
redsama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Oh, this is great! Thank you so much for those deep words! I'm gonna jump out of that window now! :XD:
PSNick Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hahaha, no need to jump xD
I'm glad you liked it :)
Aitutaki13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Hola Nick ¡¡¡

In English:

First thank you for your article. I have several years of visiting often Deviantart, because there truly wonderful, but I never really decided to sign up, recently did. I've noticed that anime and I think the nude photographs which unfortunately is more "success" is here. The vast majority only care about having many pageviews at all costs, no matter how. Thus we find many have no qualms about real shit up just to have watchers and favs. Rather fortunately also find wonderful artists of all genres and personally that's what I notice. I am not against the anime or nudity but any image can be considered art. Far from it. In short, everyone is free to choose their way of understanding art and what you need in deviantart. What happened to the club? I think anything, just was a nice idea and it was... I hope one day come true. A hug to everyone.

En Español:

Primero darte las gracias por tu artículo. Llevo varios años visitando a menudo Deviantart, ya que existe auténticas maravillas, pero la verdad nunca me decidí a registrarme, hace poco lo hice. Me he dado cuenta de que el anime y en mi opinión las fotografías de desnudos es lo que por desgracia más "éxito" tiene aquí. La gran mayoría solo se preocupan de tener muchas pageviews a toda costa, no importa el como. De esta forma encontramos a muchos que no dudan en subir auténticas mierdas solo para tener watchers y favs. Por el contrario afortunadamente también encontramos maravillosos artistas de todos los géneros y en eso personalmente es en lo que yo me fijo. No estoy en contra del anime ni de los desnudos pero no cualquier imagen se puede considerar arte. Ni mucho menos. En fin, cada cual es libre para elegir su forma de entender el arte y lo que busca en deviantart. ¿Que pasó con el club? Creo que nada, solo fue una bonita idea y en eso se quedó... espero que algún día se haga realidad. Un abrazo a todos.
PSNick Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer

Siendo de españa, creo que mejor te contesto en español.
Es correcto, asi es mi punto de vista, y aparentemente la realidad en dA, pero no hay que desepcionarse tanto. Uno tiene que hacer lo que le gusta y le apasiona, y los que esten interesados, de a poco vendran :)
Si, la idea del club quedo atras en esas epocas, pero siendo que ahora incluso se pueden hacer clubs de forma oficial, es probable que se haga algo al respecto alguno de estos dias. Si llega a surgir algo, no dudes que te aviso ^^

Aitutaki13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Hola de nuevo Nicolas.

Efectivamente, ya pasaron 2 años de esa idea, pero pienso que nunca es tarde para llevarla a cabo. Tu siendo el autor de la idea, debes de hacerla realidad para ello cuenta conmigo y espero que te "animes" (que no "anime") pronto a hacerla, evidentemente cuenta conmigo para lo que necesites. Un Saludo.
PSNick Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Es probable que la haga, e incluso podria combinarla con otros proyectos que tengo en mente, pero antes tendria que planear bien las cosas.
Ok ;P
Tree-Huger Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student Writer
wow! i totaly agree with this! i mean i like anime and stuff but i can't exactly draw it. and i also feel that the people who draw anime get more attention than, let's say, the sketch artists and the photographers or whatever. i'm glad someone has noticed it.
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