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artist-confessions:

-submitted by sasuinurpants

Critique doesn’t mean anything unless you use it. You need to draw figures without stylization to improve.

not really. I don’t think I do. I study anatomy and my art has become better for it. Except I do it on my own terms, I don’t believe I must do realism in order to be “better”. If that’s the case, despite me studying anatomy and getting better without realism… does that mean I haven’t gotten better? Is my improvement void because it wasn’t done by means of studying figures and drawing things completely realistically? I have buckets of respect for realism, I just don’t personally find it enjoyable, which is essentially what art is about for me. I want to have fun, and I want to get better. One shouldn’t have to cancel out the other.
I draw realism whenever I’m in the mood (which is rare), but I don’t think I should HAVE to do it. There are many anime artists with near flawless anatomy… what of them? Are their body proportions imperfect because the tag on their style of art isn’t realism? Not to mention I don’t think anime really counts towards the body… “anime style” does not equate to “incorrect body proportions”. When an anime artist is drawing, they usually do not purposefully make the proportions incorrect to make it ‘anime’. I know I don’t. That’s why when you tell an anime artist “oh, those proportions are off” they don’t say “oh, it’s anime, the proportions are suppose to be wrong”; they fix it. I understand if you have problems with the face, because as a standard sort of thing, anime eyes tend to be larger and more round than realistic eyes, but I digress.
Basically, I’m open to critique, and if someone says my anatomy is horrible, then fine. So be it. I take critique seriously so I will try to work on it and study anatomy more, or use more references until I finally understand how proportions work in ration to each other. But saying that one must draw realism in order for that to be true is essentially saying that realism is the supreme and superior to anime, which it’s not. I wonder why it is in general anime artists are said to MUST know how to draw realism to be a ‘true artist’ while realistic artists don’t have the same cultural requirement to be able to draw cartoons and anime. It’s not very fair, especially when there are a lot of anime artists better than some realism artists, though of course vice versa is also true. I think we should just respect both sides are regard them both as ‘true’ art. Both I have so much respect for- because both require time and effort to make them look accurate and nice. Both are high crafts but neither is 100% necessary to be able to be drawn.

respondr1:

artist-confessions:

-submitted by sasuinurpants

Critique doesn’t mean anything unless you use it. You need to draw figures without stylization to improve.

not really. I don’t think I do. I study anatomy and my art has become better for it. Except I do it on my own terms, I don’t believe I must do realism in order to be “better”. If that’s the case, despite me studying anatomy and getting better without realism… does that mean I haven’t gotten better? Is my improvement void because it wasn’t done by means of studying figures and drawing things completely realistically? I have buckets of respect for realism, I just don’t personally find it enjoyable, which is essentially what art is about for me. I want to have fun, and I want to get better. One shouldn’t have to cancel out the other.

I draw realism whenever I’m in the mood (which is rare), but I don’t think I should HAVE to do it. There are many anime artists with near flawless anatomy… what of them? Are their body proportions imperfect because the tag on their style of art isn’t realism? Not to mention I don’t think anime really counts towards the body… “anime style” does not equate to “incorrect body proportions”. When an anime artist is drawing, they usually do not purposefully make the proportions incorrect to make it ‘anime’. I know I don’t. That’s why when you tell an anime artist “oh, those proportions are off” they don’t say “oh, it’s anime, the proportions are suppose to be wrong”; they fix it. I understand if you have problems with the face, because as a standard sort of thing, anime eyes tend to be larger and more round than realistic eyes, but I digress.

Basically, I’m open to critique, and if someone says my anatomy is horrible, then fine. So be it. I take critique seriously so I will try to work on it and study anatomy more, or use more references until I finally understand how proportions work in ration to each other. But saying that one must draw realism in order for that to be true is essentially saying that realism is the supreme and superior to anime, which it’s not. I wonder why it is in general anime artists are said to MUST know how to draw realism to be a ‘true artist’ while realistic artists don’t have the same cultural requirement to be able to draw cartoons and anime. It’s not very fair, especially when there are a lot of anime artists better than some realism artists, though of course vice versa is also true. I think we should just respect both sides are regard them both as ‘true’ art. Both I have so much respect for- because both require time and effort to make them look accurate and nice. Both are high crafts but neither is 100% necessary to be able to be drawn.

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