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>tfw thought this was so inspirational 9 years ago
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Wokada, because of his /fit/ Mikus but then I realized how uncanny his faces and overall figures are. Thanks /ic/ you faggots manage to turn everything into shit.
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PurpleKecleon
Back when I was more of a pokefag and before Tumblr was a thing.
Now their style has gotten too...abstract for me to appreciate it in addition to their drama.
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>>3499681
I still kinda like Jhonen Vasquez’s work but he’s certainly not the end-all-be-all. JTHM used to be stupidly funny but I don’t think I could return to it.
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>>3499681
Used to think this guy was incredible...
I mean, his work is great and he definitely has the potential to do more, but his "finished" work is so half-assed and bare minimum that its upsetting to see him sit in his comfort zone all the time
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>>3499705

you're just developing better taste anon
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Dopq
I still think he's an amazing artist he just never gets out of his comfort zone. Same faces, same poses, same everything. After following him for a while I realized I saw the same piece over and over.
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david. crimson daggers anyone?
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i legit thought genzoman was great way back in the day.
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>>3499864
I got bored of Dave's old work, but then he became an inspiration to me again with his new work.
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>>3499681
Man, I remember her art was so popular on Deviantart circa 2010. I liked looking at her art because it was pretty but it had 0 artistic merit to it.
I do feel like she quit doing art at her turning point though. Her subjects were still boring and 2d, but her understanding of color theory and coloring style was finally leaving that flat, vibrant anime style when she dropped off the face of the planet.

Sameface syndrome was real though
>pic related

>>3499856
Never leaving their comfort zone is what makes me stop liking artists as much desu. I'd rather follow a shitty artist that grows than a decent artist that's stagnant.
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>>3499895
I second this. He's even admitted on streams that he hates his old work and felt like he was just polishing/rendering turd drawings of lame designs. I also started to feel that way about his work after a while. But since he's been releasing the more line art based work I've liked his stuff again as well.
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>>3499787
It's literally a stylistic choice though
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>>3500003
not refining my rendering because I don't know how is also my stylistic choice
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>>3499895
That what I like to see. What's the point of talent without using it to play around? Too many people fall in just relying on their technical abilities, but have no spark there.
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Any manga artist really

My anime phase was huge and encompassing

Idk I just sort of realized that context was more important than I wanted to admit. I wasn't japanese. I don't work alongside manga editors and do not have access to speak to reps at shounen jump. I don't live in a fukuoka neighborhood where I can step outside and take reference pics. I was never raised watching japanese tv so I don't know the same comedy references that are often used. And by that same light, I don't see western stories and fantasy settings the same way that japanese see it - I see it as a western individual. And that's totally different from what a japanese reader would expect.

There's a degree of reality that - out of pure curiosity, not from life beating me down or anything pseudotragic like that - I ventured to explore. And I saw truth in it. Not only that, I learned that there was another form of art that I was more meant to create. This form of art would also be more context appropriate to my background, my culture, and just generally where I stand in the world.
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>>3500003
>>3499972
>Never leaving their comfort zone is what makes me stop liking artists as much desu. I'd rather follow a shitty artist that grows than a decent artist that's stagnant.
this anon is on spot
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>>3499681
I used to admire the guys who do the concept art at Blizzard during my LotRfag years.
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>>3499681
I've had this as a print for years and never got rid of it. It still hangs on my wall.
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>>3500012
these days all i feel like drawing are scenes i saw as a kid. I feel like I'm running out of time and continuing the 'anime farce' is just not even an option anymore. it has zero allure.
When I was littler I explored my hometown in los angeles a lot on my bicycle. It was unsafe as fuck, I often had to speed away from homeless or got on the wrong side of the street, but I liked it. Felt like I owned the city.
One thing though - it feels like some of the scenes I saw were burned into the back of my eyes.
It feels like those scenes are the only thing worth drawing. Not my own manga, not some concept art bullshit. I just have to recreate it to affirm with myself that it was real.
oh well hopefully i make it before i die.
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>>3500012
I'm glad I grew out of anime, but I don't regret it. I tried to keep my artwork more colorful, playful, sometimes delicate, even when I'm doing typical western fantasy shit. I don't subscribe to this overtly rationalized contextual lamentation, as Nippons have taken a LOT from western influences this last century, but I'm still not interested in going full anime again.
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>>3499773
>JTHM used to be stupidly funny but I don’t think I could return to it

Jhonen is definitely an artist I admire less than I used to, but he’s even more a writer I admire less than I used to.
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Used to love Emily Willoughby before /an/ recently discovered she did feral porn art before becoming a serious paleoartist. Now it's hard for me to look at her art without feeling disgust of what she did in the past.
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>>3500064
I don’t write him off completely because he’s still able to make me laugh, and I still like his more recent art directing. Shit’s pretty great.
http://youtu.be/JQNZcBTOgt8
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>>3500115
What's feral porn art?
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>>3499745
They draw ok porn. Loved them growing up. The tea series is so cute.
Also pic related. I adored kuitsukus art and i remeber she talked to me once on a petsite and i flipped the fuck out.
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>>3500036
>tfw adolescence was spent exploring all the odd independently owned stores and restaurants and abandoned buildings in my town
>tfw want to get to a skill level where i can draw these experiences as they felt to me at the time
we share an abstract type of feel, anon
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>>3500202
my negrome. Where did you grow up?
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>>3500012
>>3500036
I grew up in LA too. I spent a lot of time roaming around town on the bus so I have an idea what kind of city scenes you mean. But I also learned to speak Japanese as a kid and lived in a mostly Asian environment, so I grew up with anime/manga and absorbed it as one part of myself. I don't just want to ape those stylistics though, but to incorporate them along with other influences and my interest in realism.

If I've grown out of anything, it's because I've developed a more discerning eye as I've grown older. Now I realize that a lot of manga and fanart that I used to like is lacking in technical skill. But they may still have good aspects to them, like good story or composition, or just energy and ambition.
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>>3500201
>female head on a male body
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>>3499681
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BILob75BsO4

It still pumps me up like a shounen op would but damn the hair/head bounce animation looks so unnatural
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>>3499787
Wlop is kino and rivaled only by a few in his field
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>>3499681
SakimiChan untill I realized that she's the Shadman of anime fanart
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>>3500362
Rekt
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>>3499895
this is cool
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The artists that I feel like I've grown out of are mainly those that keep to their comfort zone and don't push out, those that really don't have great drawing skills but cover it with rendering, and those that can't get down digital edge control.

I was looking through my inspiration folder since I'm a few months in to drawing seriously and wanted to evaluate some goals. I can remember being really inspired by this artist when I first started but as I've practiced more, the style appealed to me less and less. The legs on the women get worse and worse and hardly any pieces are finished. Looking at some pieces still makes me want to pick up and start drawing but it feels like squandered potential sometimes.
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>>3499681
I liked her art because it was cute and ~aesthetics~. She started to slow down on posting art since she was pre-med I think and focused more on school?

Here's her instagram which is still somewhat updated: https://www.instagram.com/myrollingstar/?hl=en It's mostly your typical instragram pics of landscapes and pics of her and her b/f. Barely any art, sadly.
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>>3500510
I actually like this. its really not bad just stylized to the point it looks like... when an artist like renders a kids drawing. yeah.
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I used to think this artist was amazing.
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>>3500186
>>3500581
Seeing art like this reminds me of my deviantart days when I was super /beg/ to the point where I could barely even draw shitty anime. It's strangely nostalgic.
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>>3500526
It's amazing that after years of drawing, her art still looks like the sameface art in >>3499972 and OP. She legitimately hasn't improved since OP's picture.
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>>3500510
I also liked this artist but only because he somehow perfectly captured the '3d modeling software' look
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>>3499681
I used to really love Eiichiro Oda's art. I still love his drawing from a way back, but I find his later style to be a bit too messy and hard to follow, and the character designs have gotten pretty fucking stupid.
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Genzoman, this is one of his latest pieces. the guy hasn't improve shit in over 10 years, still same pose and using photographs as background.
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craig mullins
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>>3500169
Pornography depicting bestiality with nonsapient animals as opposed to furshit or horsefaggotry with intelligent but nonhuman life.
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>>3500262
that's Ruan own face
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Admire is a strong wrod, but I used to think his art was amazing, nowdays i see it as mediocore.
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>>3500979
i dunno, his use of color is pretty amazing to me
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>>3500877
I used to admire Craig Mullins too.

I still do but I used to too.
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>>3500115
Links to the drama?
>>3500889
Feral porn isn't necessarily in itself bestiality where a sapient species fucks an animal. A dog fucking another dog isn't bestiality. Fapping to it is pretty bestiality related though. One of those weird fetishes. I guess you could use zoophile to be more accurate.
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>>3500115
>Now it's hard for me to look at her art without feeling disgust of what she did in the past.
I don't get it. Why it's okay for anyone to have shit job in past but not okay for artist?
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>>3500362
kek I found her in my DA favourites from like 5 years ago. Funnily enough I must've thought she was one of the really good DA artists at the time.
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>>3501440
I have a comment of her on my dA page, thanking me for the follow. That was from 11 years ago.
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>>3499745
holy shit i used to battle PurpleKecleon on Pokemon Diamond back in the day. ued to hang out in Deviant Art chat
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all of the artist i used to like 10 years ago are all still actually good
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>>3499745
Too bad she was a raving cunt. And still is, apparently. Her work is genuinely appealing.
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>>3501659
how can someone who draws such cute things be a jerk? i don't buy it
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Back when I was a complete sonic fanboy I used to think Ann-jeys art was absolutely amazing, I wanted to be able to do everything she did in her art, the detail especially which she put into things made me so jealous

then she disappeared off the face of the earth but her hidden tumblr shows shes still shit lmao
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>>3501661
By being an SJW dog-fucker that attracts kids with Pokemon and cute, colorful artwork. Her actual fetish is kids, not young adults, experiencing sexuality for the first time where someone older teaches them how it works.
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>>3501661
>cute
Have you see her pokemon shotashit?
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>>3501691
If you don't believe me, then just visit her porn site where NUMEROUS characters go through this "innocence-vs-maturity" thing.
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>>3500744
Yeah I was drawn in by the ambient occlusion and 3d render of a matte material digital rendering. The image I posted has a lot tighter work in some places but disappointed by most things I've seen the past year or two, save the Dragonball fanart.
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>>3500036
I have the same urge to draw memories. I feel like I have to make them tangible, or they'll be lost to time and old age.
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The painting that got me inspired to pursue realistic painting.
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I used to admire Kurot after seeing her screensavers in RO. Her art now hasn't improved and possibly regressed even, but I still think her old stuff had some sort of charm.
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>>3502043
>realistic.
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Loved this guy's drawings when I stumbled on his stuff in 2010. His girl's proportions, the gestures, and most of all his clothing designs. I was also perplexed by how he made his sketches look presentable with some simple coloring. I still like this one that made me follow his stuff, but it wasn't long before I realized his drawings weren't all that I thought they were.

Going back to his DA I find out he is not much better than he was 8 years ago, and his characters always had big boobs and thighs, but now they are so huge and deformed only fetishists would find it attractive. He is also earning money drawing nude video game characters on patreon.
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>>3500510
>those legs
Yuo are like little baby
BEHOLD
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>>3501440
Lol are you me
I remembered that I had a DA account and dug it up, and lo and behold there was Sakimichan on my watchlist.
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>>3502161
i read this in rolfs voice .
BEHOELD
very nice.
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>>3500036
>>3500202
>>3500256
>tfw always wanted to roam around but afraid of the dangers
>now only have a romanticized view of places
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>>3502041
This

I watched my grandma descend into dementia. I think me and her both kept vivid memories of our childhoods. And when she started to let go, she just went up into that mental attic and never came back down. I'd still sit with her and stuff, but she'd address me as someone from the old country. And I'd just play along. I really have no intention of going the same route. I know old age takes us all, but I want to be lucid until my last breath, and I have a gut feeling that getting these memories out onto canvas will help share the burdens and avoid some stresses on my brain.
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>>3502230
Man, this reminds me of one time I had this long talk with my grandma I wasn't too close to, and she told me a bunch of stories of her childhood adventures, of old relatives I never got to meet. She told me she was going to write these stories in a memoir, and as a kid I thought it was cool, but didn't care enough to memorize the stories, much less help her write them.
She never got around to write much of it, and it was only after she died I realized the value of those little memories that only she had and are now gone. I wish I had the foresight to write them, and the art skill to bring them to life.
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>>3500115
>carrying about the artist
>not the quality of the art
Niggy
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>>3502230
>>3502267
I suddenly feel the need to call my grandmother
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>>3501411
https://desuarchive.org/an/thread/2670225/#2676331
Happened further down the paleo art general

>>3501418
>>3502273
>Not caring about the artist's past
>what is Dobson with inflation and the recent thread on ToroTheKing with toddlercon
They fucked up and even asked for forgiveness and changed, yet still get fucked over anyway. Even if they were not ignorant assholes and legitimately changed it doesn't matter. Once you tainted your future of doing degenerate shit like the artists mention, you might as well stop doing art all together. Don't bother trying to become a Ruan Jia or Anthony Jones copycat if you become a lolcow and have a record on Encyclopedia Dramatica.
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>>3503828
And this included.
https://desuarchive.org/an/search/image/ARixno0gRQU1W-vSELWlDw/
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Legendary Frog

Unfortunately he barely improved over the past 15 years.
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>>3500510
I get stylization but having calves bigger than your waist? Wtf
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>>3503828
>Once you tainted your future of doing degenerate shit like the artists mention, you might as well stop doing art all together.
That's a little harsh. Personally I only regard as lolcows those who have BPD/NPD or psychotic mental illness and who have a history of mistreating and manipulating those around them. Drawing weird fetish porn barely counts anymore since most artists seem to have that in their past anyway.
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I loved xuh, but the more I sought similar art the more I saw how many people are making that kind of stuff.
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>>3503858
>That's a little harsh
You're ironically on a site, and probably many other chans, that will humiliate anyone over any flaw.
It makes sense since the majority of these artists don't realize that web crawlers exists. Even under another alias or using their same name/username, someone will eventually point out over what they did in the past. Even more hilarious of those who don't bother to delete their former accounts or forgotten to do so are the ones digging a deeper hole regardless of what they do or what mental condition they have.
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>>3503847
Shit, no joke
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>>3503866
I get what you mean but I think they still hold up. Do you have some names to share, too.
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>>3503847
>Unfortunately he barely improved over the past 15 years.
Wow, it's not funny, it's just sad.
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>>3500510
Just because nbekkalievs style does not appeal to you anymore does not mean you should underastimate his understanding of fundies. Mabyes you'll like what he is doing again when you get better.
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>>3503858
Toro has a long, long history of emotional manipulation in addition to the toddlercon thing.
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>>3503874
>You're ironically on a site, and probably many other chans, that will humiliate anyone over any flaw.
It's pretty hypocritical. Most people who come to places like this have their own bizarre fetishes that they like to indulge in anonymously and aren't in any positions to throw stones over that. I guess the lesson is to never publish under one's real name and to draw in different styles so that they can't be traced back to the same person.
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>>3501642
Print it and stick it to your toilet lid or something.
>>3502167
It's crazy how much your perception of art changes over time. I also had loads of photobashing, obvious 3d model paintovers and so on. At least I'm less of a pleb now.
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>>3500007

Jeez hope nobody ever shows you a monet or a pissaro or something.
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>>3503888
>Just because nbekkalievs style does not appeal to you anymore does not mean you should underastimate his understanding of fundies.
That's completely inconsequential and was never implied. Those are the only reasons to still check up on his work.
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>>3504335
Maybe his fundies are good but his work is bad
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Embarrasingly enough this what I once considered the height of skillful design and execution.
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>>3500875
Same
There's a TCG from his country that he used to draw for, I thought he was the best. But then I learned how to draw kek
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i was obsessed with arthur rackham when i was very little. and frank miller
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noah bradley. i used to really look up to him. but now he has become an established artist, and i do not learn much form him anymore, i have become pro artist.
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>>3504395
Arthur Rackham is good though.
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>>3504395
why did you stop admiring rackham?
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>>3500020
I dunno, I think it's pretty neat.

A lot of the times people who aren't artists will do the concept art for video games. Budget usually dictates this. It's not as common any longer because we can connect with people over the internet, but back in the early stages you just couldn't go online and find a concept artist. You either had to know someone or know somebody who knew someone. Or, you did it yourself.

It's probably not the case for this image or WoW in particular, but I'm just speaking in general. And I dunno, it's kind of neat looking at the art of people who aren't artists. Seeing what they can produce without any real talent for drawing, but brimming with passion for their work and a desire to see their creations come to life.
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>>3500861
Probably because he's tired.

The same thing happened to Bleach's artist.
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>>3499681
houdidesu
I used to really like the way she coloured/rendered even through the faces sometimes seemed a bit off. I still do like her old stuff, but I don't like her recent work as much.
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>>3499681
This motherfucker was big on Flipnote Hatena and was an idol of mine for a very long time. He shut me down on more than one occasion, didn’t feel good.

https://www.deviantart.com/hektious/

At least he’s less of a dick and actually seems nice now. Being very popular on a website mostly populated mostly by other 14 year olds was probably not good for anyone, thinking back on it.
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>>3499681
I used to really admire Gashi Gashi way back when I first discovered the importance of composition. Now I look back their work and no longer feel enamored by it and their new work isn't really impressive to me.
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>>3508024
>used to really admire Gashi Gashi way back when I first discovered the importance of composition
these seem unrelated
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>>3508028
My bad dude, I wasn't clear about what I meant by composition. What I meant was when I first discovered Gashi Gashi I was learning the basics of perspective, rule of 3rds, colors/values, balance and etc. To me Gashi Gashi was like my entry to drawing much more than a 3/4 view of a character, before I discovered them I was afraid of drawing backgrounds that's how new I was to the subject.
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Oda non, Masamune Shirow, Kenichi Sonoda, and every other professional who's flaws start to show after the limelight's no longer shining on them.
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I saw this image of Makoto and loved it so much, I followed DanteWontDie immediately. But with each new painting I gradually realized just how bland and samey all his figure drawings are. I now can't unsee how little soul and personality Makoto has in this painting.
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>>3499681
I can't think of anyone that I used to admire that I no longer admire based on their art alone. There are a few artists that I don't like the actions of, but I can still go back and see the spark in an artist I liked.

Like I think there is a lot things about art to like. I think a lot of the artists in this thread still have that spark that just makes their work shine despite the flaws.
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It's less that I used to admire, and more of I liked their older stuff more. Tyson Hesse's art's changed over the years and I have to say I was more of a fan of the way his work used to look. His more recent stuff is very cartoony.
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>>3499745
well searching that name just sent through and endless rabbit hole for the last hour or so
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>>3499681
I used to love Arin's stuff back when he wasn't a gaming shill. I miss those days.
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>>3500186
I used to think furry artists were really neat. Glad I snapped out of it
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>>3500510
Hey I follow this guys Ig. Interesting style
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>>3509518
Egoraptor was really good at what he did. It's sad too, because he was on a higher level than the rest of the Newgrounds people when he wasn't applying himself 100%. Too bad now he's just an overweight ugly lets player
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>>3510669
Kinda funny how the prospects for streaming/lets-playing are so bad, a career in art would be a smarter move, yet for egoraptor the opposite turned out to be true.
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>>3500115
look at this anon and laugh, not being able to enjoy the art he likes because of prejudices
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>>3500202
>tfw my childhood highpoint was playing in the backyard alone, and imagining armies and adventures as I was finding sticks and swinging them in the air or holding them as guns
>now I want to be able to draw those imaginations just as freely as I was making them midplay
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>>3504395
>ever stopping to admire this
bad anon, bad, go in the corner and think about what you just said
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>>3504395
still good shite my man
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>>3499681
Being a bondagefag in the mid 2000s, I just took what I can find to jerk off to because I hadn't discovered 4chan yet. I liked this guy because he drew a variety of characters. He has not improved in over a decade and it's kind of sad.
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>>3499681
Berserk. There are a lot of great pages but overall the characters look bad and the story isn't that interesting
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Jakub Rozalski.

Used to admire his brush work and rendering but after a year or two of discovering various traditional master painters, sharpening my eye and doing digital painting a lot myself, it all changed.
Had to delete his art from my painting inspiration folder.
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>>3504356
Well what do you consider skillfull design and execution now
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>>3511466
All he does is photobash anyway. Not an artist. Look it up.
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Discovered Alpenflwngers sketchbook thread on CA in 2014 (actually my friend just casually shared link with me with words "look , this guy learnd to draw by himself" even thou non of us even drew, I guess he found it on social media). I really look up into him at the start, but then I just found far better to follow, and my eye sharpened.
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I used to be OBSESSED with Tuler's artwork back when I used to hang around dA in my younger years. The way he delivered colouerd and amusing expressions while managing to deliver so much personality on all his drawings still impresses me to this day. The guy used to be my favourite artist until he fell down the rabbit hole and started drawing hardcore-gay-porn to the point the style began filtering into his SFW work. After a while, most of the art he made just started looking like soft-core pornography, which was just awkward after a while. I don't really follow him as much as I used to but its still nice to see him still passionate about his life and work after all these years. I don't know how he does it. He's still got a really nice personality, and is really nice to talk to even today which is rare for someone as prolific as him in the state of the world right now.
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I remember being enthralled with Bleedman many years ago back when he was one of the big DA names. Unfortunately having looked at his recent work it doesn't appear as if he's gotten any better, and in some ways has actually gotten worse.
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>>3511716
he's still great imo
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>>3511736
this hoe is a dirty photobasher
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>>3511742
>>3511742
whats wrong with photobashing?
whats wrong with tracing for that matter?
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>>3511851
Not him but photobashing is bad when people don't have the skills to hide it. Tracing is a way to circumvent lack of skill, is a pretty limiting factor on what you can do and often involves plagiarism (The bad kind of art theft).
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>>3501661
Yeah, her old art was really cute but apparently she and her husband have had very questionable conversations with minors back in their pokemon days
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>>3511851
What's wrong with copying someone else's homework?
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>>3499895
It's obvious in his work that he enjoys what he does nowadays a lot more than what he did 5 years ago
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>>3508045
I'll agree with you that Shirow has regressed pretty hard, but what's wrong with Sonoda?
He's still an incredibly skilled draftsman.
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>>3502145
Thanks did not know about this guy
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I used to be mad about Falcoon but all his shit is just samey as fuck
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Not an illustrator, but this guy was my childhood hero when flash was popular 2004-2008 era

>his best work
https://youtu.be/08xabmiFuHU

>pixiv and website
https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?
http://www.miyasuke.net/id=231540&type=all

now he's currently shitposting on twitter
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I used to think Yuumei was an untouchable god, but over the years it just didn't appeal to me as much. Don't get me wrong, she's still really good, but at least I can see her level as attainable now. Probably my Dunning-Kreuger talking though.
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>>3512622
No he's not. Any one look at his convention drawing videos on Youtube and you'll see for yourself how incredibly easy Sonoda is not a skilled draftsman. Go back and see his work within Gunsmith Cats and Cannon God Exxaxion and you'll see the same formula adapted to both series. Even his doujinshi work is questionable, and going as far back as Gal Force and Bubblegum Crisis, it's been nothing but the same spoonfed scenarios over and over again, just cleverly rebranded as "New Sonoda Works", when in fact, they are not.

Skilled salesman? Yes. Skilled draftsman. Barely. Sameface syndrome? Take a good look at his artbooks and you'll see a lot of the same.

Mind you, they are very pretty drawings to look at, but there's not much substance there to admire after a while, which is why these artists quietly stepped away from the spotlight before their techniques were carefully looked at, only to find that anyone can imitate them and that they themselves, were hacks to begin with.
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>>3512622
If you are an admirer of Sonoda's work, more power to you. I was an admirer too, I'm not knocking any fans of his work. But you have to wonder why he, and so many others we grew up admiring are not banking it through the nostalgic heartbeat right now.

They are products of their time. I guess, when you've learned to draw like them, the aura of un-attainability disappears. That's why it's good to study your influences, just don't end up drawing like them.

Words to live by for any aspiring artists out there tuning in.
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>>3511456
>story isn't that interesting
?????????
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>>3513711
Puck becomes a comedy character, etc.The art has also suffered greatly lately. Not to mention the black armor really made the battles uninteresting. Basically I've started to read books which just outclass manga every time when it comes to writing
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I've always looked up to whoever did the concept art for the adventure of link
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>>3513737
katsuya terada
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>>3513740
Amazing, thank you anon
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>>3504395
So you had better taste when you were little than you do now? Sad
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>>3500033
i cant figure out this guys stylistic evolution.
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>>3515756
He had a stint of tweeting about politics and retweeting all the hashtags about being a black or trans or female artist, telling people to unfollow him if they don't like black hermione, and the only art he was drawing was hairy muscular girls. I stopped following him after that.
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>>3499787
Nah WLOP is great. More detail would not improve his work.
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Stop tracing
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>>3502043
aw yeah... Tito Kube (whatever). His character designs are sweet.
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>>3503828
If you think the reason Dobson is constantly savaged by the internet has anything to do with his fetish art, you are a fool. Dobson is hated because he is Dobson. The inflation stuff is merely ammo used against him.
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>>3515756
I still think some of his work is really cute (mostly the environment/interior stuff) but yeah it was in a weird place for a bit. It's like nbek where they put in the work to achieve understanding of fundamentals but their stylistic choices seem to grow only more and more niche in appeal
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>>3513728
But this is a thread about art so your comment about books being better is irrelevant. A good manga/comic/whatever is one that can't be compared to a book because it would properly utilize it's medium, synthesizing the art and writing.

Also Puck was a comedy character since the first page. Literally. That's why he exists.
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>>3516406
I did comment on the art too, dumbass
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>>3501691
>SJW
Stopped reading there
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>>3499681
I was gonna say all the katawa shojo artists but they'll always have a special place in my heart
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>>3516424
I never said you didn't my friend, just that part of your comment and the conclusion of your post were irrelevant.
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Are you kidding me, is this >>3500033 the same artist of this >>3515773 crap? How the fuck does it happen, doesn't even look like they were made by the same artist
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>>3511491
...how is photobash not art when there's tons of real artists making money out of it and getting their work on movies
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>>3513206
Same.
While my work is not as inspiring and I will never be as popular as her, the level of the pieces I loved the most look average and bad to me
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>>3516876
Social media, twitter especially. I've seen a lot of artists on that shithole absolutely devolve.
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I still like Ovopack and he's got a lot of skill, but it's like he's gotten almost too efficient? I dunno how to explain it but I personally liked his older work more
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>>3516876
he probably did the first one with intent to fill portfolio or find work, and then switched gears. not everybodys hellbent on being a concept artist.
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>>3517372
agreed. his older works have more personality to em.
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>>3516876
The cultural marxist doctrine (critical theory) seeks to destroy and subvert notions of beauty, and in its stead its adherents glorify ugliness.

The saddest words of tongue and pen: /pol/ was right again
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>>3517719
I guess? Unless you mind read him it's hard to tell if he 'fell' for it or if he simply always had a hairy muscle girl fetish that he never unleashed until now.
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>>3502111

It's realistic-based compared to what I was inspired by before that.

>>3515855
Tite Kubo?

Yeah, no. It's Tobias Kwan I was inspired by at the time. Stuff looked hyper-realistic to me when I was like 14.
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>>3513697
>But you have to wonder why he, and so many others we grew up admiring are not banking it through the nostalgic heartbeat right now.
Sonoda had to take over his family business when his parents could no longer run it about a decade or so ago, which is why he hasn't had much of a manga career for the past couple years. Although he did have a successful kickstarter campaign for a new animation project last month, so he did get to bank in to the recent 80's nostalgia cycle.
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>>3513206
She has assistant and deliberately traces 3D models. At least she is open about it.

I used to like junika hoots. I thought she was sooo good
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>>3516876
if you don't draw fun stupid crap you'll burn out

>>3513206
you're not posting her nice pieces
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>>3517862
technically great, but man, the actual thematic matter is boring.
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>>3500033
>>3515756
>>3515773
>>3515999
>>3516876
>>3517027
>>3517719
>>3517759
well this is timely. https://youtu.be/rkRqRyMQcJI he and a friend put out a podcast today where they talk about passion and losing it. it's a depressing listen. dude would fit right in on 4chan.

tldr: he felt like he was using rendering to hide his shitty lines and was jealous of the artists he saw that could do lineart well, so he focused on lines for a while. at some point he realized that he didnt want to render anymore. he's apparently lost his passion for art and only draws personal stuff during streams because it engages his viewers.
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>>3518778
Dave Rapoza has also talked about going through a phase like this, and he decided to go all-out on learning how to draw and ink (with some watercolor) instead and found enjoyment in art again. Change in medium and process can help a lot when it comes to shaking things up enough to make art more engaging. I hope he can get through it, I genuinely like his environment stuff.
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>>3517703
Yeah. With his recent art anyone can tell he's very proficient with brush economy and design, but sometimes it looks a little too slick and clean for me personally. It's a relatively minor nitpick, though
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>>3503828
Holy shit I actually recognize some of her older art. She drew one of the only decent Animorphs fan art pictures.
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I used to admire shwig, more the way he could and still can(I think) drop designs like he's a printer
stopped following him after he started drawing weird furry porn for a game
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>>3519131
Does it even affect you? I mean, is he posting the furfag material or is it muh morals
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Shawn Martinbrough
His desaturated, high contrast work is something else.
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During middle/highschool my best friend and myself were really into Mark Brooks. I found out about him in the early 2000s when he was just trying to win online fanart contests and such. His art is pretty fantastic now, and I like that he used to compare his really old stuff and encourage other artists to keep going. My friend wound up meeting him at a convention a few years ago and had an illustration commissioned.

I also liked Jo Chen a lot but she just does illustrations for gay porn books or something now

>>3521380
If you like that style you should check out Atsushi Kaneko.
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>>3501009
This sucks.
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>>3499681
Who was that anime artist who drew cute art but had legs that got wider at the end? I really digged their work but don't remember their name.

but to stay on topic, sinix was a big inspiration for me 2 years ago
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>>3522505
how so?




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