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Anyone else think that D A is a bit stuck up?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zeldazipple, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Redsonga Active Member

    My problem is making hands too small with people. It is one of the reasons I like drawing animals better. i don't like drawing realistic humans anyway, and it's not like I want to be a professional artist :p
  2. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I can't draw human heads, but i have that problem drawing anthro style. My heads always seem too big but look weird proportionate. Or my hands are too small. Its funny. I can draw human bodies but not heads and I can draw animal heads but not bodies. Yay anthro! XD
  3. ilovemusic Active Member

    My problem is I'm still using some anime style, which makes eyes very big (explains my very, euhm, "creative" version of Zoot unshaded...). Also, I make my characters most of the times too skinny. Urgh.
  4. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've just realized something about my art that explains what really draws people to it (and no, no pun was intended)...

    In the past, I've made no secret in knowing that people really only are interested in my Chipmunk art, but I've realized that's it's not so much The Chipmunks in general they keep coming to see, but Jeanette specifically. She seems to have become like a token for me in my art: all I have to do is just draw her, it doesn't matter what the situation is, what the scenario is, or why she's even in the drawing in the first place, as long as she's there, I seem to be guaranteed a successful deviation - especially when she's in a 'new" or "different" outfit.
  5. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hoo-hah! Talk about an easy score!

    Has anyone else tried this: dA is giving everyone a special "offer", all you have to do is sit and watch some kind of cheesy video they made about kittens and such, and they'll remove the ads from your account for 24 hours... BA-DA-BA-BA-BA!
  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm glad dA has finally made an effrt to try and remedy the problems with the ads and all, and it's nice that they aren'tautomatically refreshing after 30 seconds anymore... now, they automatically refresh after a minute and a half, so that doesn't bog the site down QUITE as bit.
  7. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In response to my earlier post about problems at dA, there's a new problem with IE I wish they would fix, in which the "shadows" don't match with the deviation thumbnails, so it almost looks like you've got this useless gray bar below the thumbnials.

    But anyway, in my three years at deviantART, I sure have been introduced to a lot of really strange, unusual, and abstract fetishes (none of which I partake in), but there's at least a list of five fetishes that I just cannot comprehend...

    5. Surgical masks. Well, I mean I've really only seen one person with this fetish, but I don't get it, I don't see what's so appealing about drawing cartoon characters in surgical masks...

    4. Obesity: you see it quite often, various characters grown grotesquely and morbidly obese... actually, Dr. Oz did a show about that fetish recently, and spoke with someone who has it, who said that he finds pleasure in the excessive curvation of a fat woman's body, and takes pleasure in seeing women like that eat.

    3. Underwater. I like aquatic tales as much as the next person... Nemo, Snorks, etc... but this is applying to characters fully clothed, sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool, or at the bed of a lake, etc, but this is equally as confusing as the next one...

    2. Bubbles... characters floating away in large bubbles... I just don't get that one at all.

    1. Vore. I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again, the first time I heard the term "vore", I kind of assumed maybe it was a British slang term for eating... until I looked it up, and since then, I've been sorry I had.

    Other fetishes, like bondage, feet tickling, leather outfits, etc, those are a bit more... "believable", I guess you could say? I mean don't do anything with those fetishes either, but they seem a bit more "normal" than the above listded. :eek:
  8. BornToWemble Member

    Ahhh DA. I was on there for a long time but I eventually got banned for doing something...That a mod told me was perfectly fine when I reported someone else for doing it. And even then the other person who got me banned had been doing the same thing and nothing happened to her. Though I'm pretty sure it's because 1. I stopped paying for their crappy service. 2. They tend to ban people with certain political views even if it has nothing to do with the situation at hand. I had done the same thing many times before until shortly after I answer a question about my ideaologies. They also never answered any of my questions as to why I was banned and not the other person (who did it to me first) and why I was banned when they had said it was okay.

    My banning was a bunch of malarkey and I'm bitter for that but I don't miss it much. I prefer tumblr. I can post whatever depraved, bizarre stuff I draw there and not be bothered.

    As for the Surgical Mask fetish.... I guess I can kinda see that :o but it might just be because I have a crush on the surgeon who took my brain cyst out. (Also he looked kinda like a ninja in all the stuff he was wearing) Now what I don't get is the Gas Mask stuff.

    They pretend they do but no one in their right mind believes them. Republicans are just as full as contempt and I rarely see anything but bigotry from them.
  9. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd get obesity over feet. I HATE feet. They're like... smelly and I have issues with my own, and even the "pretty ones" are disgusting to look at. And Feet to me are more comedic than anything. That giant foot that falls down and crushes everything at the opening of Monty Python? HEHEHE

    Now the scary thing about the fat stuff (and believe me, I see this stuff a lot) is that some of it is REALLY good. There are some real artists on there that have that as their hook... and it gets them MILLIONS of views. Not that I;m into that at all... but some of it looks downright professional "Why are you wasting your time with fetish art stuff?" good. Of course, most of them do other things, but are just know for one thing... Kinda like me and Robotnik.
  10. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, it kind of also depends on just who your audience and who watches and such... like, when I had first joined three years ago, I did a pic that was meant for comedy, involving, albeit censored, nudity, and it was flagged/reported and such, but since then, people know me, and they know what kind of art I do, and as such, they know that I don't do anything that's intentionally inappropriate or offensive, HOWEVER, at the same time, you're bond to draw in haters and such who look for ways to knock you for kicks, and believe you me, here recently, my arch nemesis at dA had a FIELD DAY over creating controversy over a quick sketch I did involving underwear. It brings to mind the classic quote: "Haters gonna hate".
  11. BornToWemble Member

    I was a member of DA for 8 years I think, I was no stranger to the nonsense there.

    It wasn't an art issue it was a conduct issue. I blocked someone and they got on another account and continued to harass me, I reported them and they said it was fine because they were 'defending' themselves (after I said something to them because I had blocked their main account before they ever commented on my page due to them harassing me on another site- to this day I don't know why this guy hates me). So then someone did that to me and I did the same, and got banned (and again it was actually someone else who initiated it and did it before me in the same situation) and that situation started because they flagrantly broke the rules in a club that I created.

    A lot of people report things that aren't against the rules simply because they don't like them. And a lot of stuff that IS against rules stays.

    Though don't get me wrong I got plenty of flack for my art but it wasn't anything very bothersome.
  12. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, I think I'm finally receiving some of this "stuck-up" ness that was originally expressed in this thread by the OP...

    So, I know a lot of people open up Donation Pools so people can donate points to their account, so they can get like premium memberships and such, and sometimes, they get quite a few donations as well... so, I've had a Donation Pool open for like a month now, and nobdy's donated any points to me... not t all... menwhile, it seems like everyone else who hs donation pools right now are being given generous donations... some are even receving donations from the same people more than once...
  13. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I see the ad-fix sure didn't last long... now we're back to ads automatically refreshing themselves every 30 seconds or so, and with two or three (or more) ads on each page, and not all of them being in sync with each other, that really bogs down the page when you have to wait for the ads to finishing reloading themselves... don't you miss the pre-IE7 days when the stop button in the browser actually served as a function, rather than just sitting there and lookin' purty?
  14. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Does internet explorer have that nice ad-block addon? I suggest looking into it
  15. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, it doesn't, in fact, I believe that's a Firefox-exclusive add-on, however, I don't care for Firefox, so I wouldn't switch to it just for that one feature: Firefox, in general, doesn't display contest nearly as nicely as recent versions of IE.
  16. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Why is it that every single (generalization) drawing of a lion you see is in lion king style? Seriously. Theres nothing wrong with fan art, but man, figure out your own style and not blatantly rip off a well established style and call it yours :/
  17. beaker Well-Known Member

    I started Devart usage in 2002. Stopped years ago

    What I dont get, is how did Devart get completely taken over by furries? Its like thats why furaffinity was created, so all the cyberravergothfurry folks and their anthro dog characters could have their own place.

    Furries and girls posting nothing but sepia toned hipster type photos that look like theyre out of an Urban Outfitters coffee table book...thats pretty much all DA is when I go on there.

    That and then youll get some really amazing art from people in the Philippines, Korea or Netherlands. But sadly most young Americans just do the tired manga retread. I miss American comic influence, especially indie comics like Ghost World, Bone, Cerebus, even Jhonen Vasquez
  18. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I can't really say anything to that because I draw anthro animals. I do not consider myself a furry though. Those people are freaks. I just have no artistic ability to draw humans. So either I draw headless torsos or stick an animal head on there. My drawings are more along the lines of Arthur and less "oooo sexy animal" (with maybe like one exception *shot*)

    I'm also tired of seeing BAD anime drawings of western characters.
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The problem I have with people going "anime" is that they tend to only do bishonen style, which is basically like drawing everything American style like 1960's Marvel comic super hero style. I wanna see someone go nuts and do an amazing Osomatsu-Kun/Tensai Bakabon type thing. You'll see something amazingly stylized every so often.

    But yeah, I hate when people try to Bishonen up every American thing ever... especially the "human versions of animal characters" thing. And I am SOOOOO sick of male on male pairs that would NEVER happen in a million years. DA's like where everyone's crazy cartoon sex fantasy comes to life.
  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I kind of get the feeling the AVGN/NC-esque feud between myself and my arch nemesis has pretty much come to an end, or at least a stalemate... she hasn't really made a nuicance of herself or anything in a couple of months now, and even surprisingly favorited somethng of mine a while back... but then again, I can't speak for anyone else for that matter, because she DOES tend to be an instigator in general, and I know there's a few people she's debated with for one reason or another, so who knows, she could have very well gotten tired of feuding with me and found someone else, or maybe she actually is laying low right now, because the feud really did become so ridiculous, and I think even she saw that when I went on a blitz there for a week showing people how ridiculous it was to make a fuss over one insignificant pic I did involving underwear when there's plenty of stuff on deviantART that's even WORSE than anything I've ever cranked out... and that stuff is actually intentional.

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