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Deceptive Deviants.

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 7:00 PM

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.




This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.

Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.


1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop.  Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since the artwork is not 100% traditional. Adding this effect does give a warm atmosphere to a piece and makes it more appealing, which is a misrepresentation unless the drawing was actually drawn in sepia - something that is infinitely more complicated than plain graphite/charcoal.

2. Diffuse glow.
This is a function in Photoshop that softly blows out the white in an image and makes it look soft and fuzzy. It gives a smooth finish and if not listed in the media is a misrepresentation of skill level.

3. Textures.
Adding textured background to traditional images shifts it to mixed media. An artist that adds these effects to their drawings can not be grouped with others that actually work on textured paper or draw the effect.
I am not opposed to doing this but the omission of the edit information creates a misrepresentation of the actual traditional piece.
This is a drawing I did last year where I loaded both the edited and original side-by-side.


4. Dodge and burn.
Photoshop tools to make areas lighter and darker. Correcting your mistakes with Photoshop tools gives you an unfair advantage - I guess you must rely on your conscience there.
There have been a few cases where artists have taken it to a whole other level by changing the layer style of the graphite drawing to "multiply", then putting it on a light gray background and dodging+burning tints and tones - then trying to pass it off as drawn on gray paper. Yeah - I noticed.

5. Clone stamp tool.
Photoshop was never intended to fix the hair you couldn't successfully draw with pencil. Amateurs always grab the clone stamp tool but don't realize it leaves an echo. Pixels being repetitively copied make a pattern and can be spotted a mile away. Throwing a tantrum won't make your lies okay.
It can also create a blurring effect when used at low opacity which stands out in a grainy graphite drawing!

6. Coloring.
Coloring a graphite piece in Photoshop makes it digital mixed media. What determines the category of a drawing is its overwhelming element. There is a gentleman that regularly tours the front page with this deception.

7. Tracing & Overdraw.
Tracing: to be honest it doesn't bother me as much as other deceptions. Especially with new artists - everyone has to start somewhere.
Overdraw: :wtf: This really irks me. This is done by artist who don't even bother tracing their drawings and then attempting to draw the shading BUT ACTUALLY DRAW OVER A PRINTOUT. I really have no words. All you're doing is messing up perfectly good paper.
How empty is your life that gaining popularity with a lie is acceptable to you?

8. Digital overlay.
Breakdown: First they trace an image and draw it but then overlay it in Photoshop with the original image to make it look better. YOU CAN NEVER DO IT PERFECTLY YOU IDIOTS!
A certain "dignityless" deviant loves doing this and he along with several others have fooled most of dA. Taking their deception on is futile as masses of fans blindly follow the mob mentality in attacking any accusers. Man I hate stupid people!

My View


If I am one of your watchers and you are guilty of the above I probably don't fav your work anymore. Some instances like the sepia thing I evaluate on a case to case basis.
If you are new to me and are guilty of any of the above I won't fav or watch you...no matter how nice you are to me. This doesn't mean I don't like you but you cannot bullshit me so don't try.

THE GOOD NEWS


In light of this I'm going to do a raffle and give away one of my drawings. Whomever gets the drawing can then be my witness that I'm not deceiving you - but seriously, half of dA already has my work.:facepalm:
Sometime this week or over the weekend I will announce this year's HALLOWEEN HOO DOO CONTEST. Everyone that helps to advertise it will go into a draw and can choose one of these drawings as a prize:
Talented. by dreamarianIan Somerhalder by dreamarianTrust by dreamarian

So keep a lookout for the announcement!

AND dudes! I'm totally getting better at this digital stuff!!! Here's my latest creation - it's a self-portrait thingy:
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Have a fabulous week!
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emmagucci Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I don't know if you guys already talked about her amro0.deviantart.com/ Or it's ok to get better from  this amro0.deviantart.com/art/Pando…  amro0.deviantart.com/art/MeGaN… to this amro0.deviantart.com/art/Beaut…  amro0.deviantart.com/art/Beaut… (I found the original one for this and every line matches perfectly)? ... I'm not sure if she cheats
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude you shouldn't post names like that :"D That's not very cool at all, regardless of the situation.
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emmagucci Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's bad in that? He just should replay,do something. Is it too difficult ? He doesn't want to replay or do a livestreem,he just marks as spam questions about tecniques or just responds "thank you" ecc. People who go further are blocked at all..THAT isn't cool at all. Paying lots of money for fake would be cool at all. And not letting people think about a possible proble wouldn't be cool. Just making questions and explain the reasons why I make them is normal for me.I've wrote him several times,but he just ignores me. Ask yourself why.
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you contacted an admin or found any of their references? That's all I'm saying - Because in the event that you are wrong - 

(which you might not be, but it's always a possibility with things like this - I recently was very surprised to see someone I was 100% sure was a tracer prove he wasn't.)

- Then what does it say for your post, right? That's all I'm saying - Noting someone confidentially or contacting an admin is always better than publicly slandering someone based on assumptions.

And don't get me wrong, I'm not disagreeing with why you're mad - Or saying he's in the right. That kind of behavior pisses me right off like no other.

But publicly slandering him/her as a fake artist though is kind of an unprofessional and "Dick move" way to go about it - unless you prove it with references of pictures s/he did fake.

That's all I meant.
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emmagucci Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you'd read my journal you'd see that I mentioned some that could be profes and before contacting an admin,I wonted to give him an opportunity to explain,withought getting him in trouble,but to make him do so,I exlaind why I'm not sure about his artworks with examples,explanations.You can't jus go around and say he's cheating just because you think so. Moreover,I did't write that he's 100% a cheater,but asked him why his paintings have all hairs at exatct place like in the original photo for example. Since he's not replaying and just banned me,maybe I should contact an admin,but that would be more serios,at least to me. If someone doubt of my art,I prefer he explayned why and let me pvore,explayin and not gone to contact an admin. It's something subjective I guess. You think it's the worse way,but for me it's better.
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah - But I unno, guilty or not (especially not) - I would be pretty upset if I stumbled across a comment that had links to all my work saying I was a fake artist :'3 

That's all I meant. I can understand wanting proof - I just don't think posting his name on some public comment is exactly the best way to go about it.

You say you noted him and he didn't respond and other's have been blocked - that's usually a sign to contact an admin after finding a few references :'3
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emmagucci Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not saying it fake,I warned people that it could be. Everyone should make some questions before paying for some artworks.They have the right to do so. That's why I wrote some tips to get people avoid cheaters. Amro0 is one of those I'm not sure about as meny others who wrote to me in private. They weren't sure as well,but when you see someone else to have the same doubt you are more motivated to go ahead and question the author. Hope you know that I mean. I don't own anything from this.Ijust want justice.If I didn't mentioned the name,what would be the purpose of just saying "this artist I'm not mentioning could do this things" ? You've contacted an admin before? How can you do that?
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a help desk (I think, haven't used it - just heard about it), numerous admin accounts that aren't too hard to find, and report buttons beside every deviation (which you can include traced/stolen references in your reports).
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey.
It's definitely possible to improve that much. There is a 4 year gap between artworks. Also, his new work is digital and it's much easier to fix mistakes until you have a perfect result.
As to whether the guy is cheating - I really don't know. I will say this though, I'm not fond of digital portraits. To me, it is a medium made for illustration and fantasy interpretations of portraiture. 
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emmagucci Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that,but there are some things that make me make some questions. Read this one where I explain it better emmagucci.deviantart.com/journ… As reguards the improve,the years of gat are less if you take as exemple other artworks and to have a perfect result you need more than just a few days (he has lots of deviations uploaded in small periods) . And you really think it's possible to have all the hairs and details on the same place as in the original photo? I know it's easier sometimes in digital ,but still not very possible.
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Fluessiges-Feuer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for writing this, I had some idea of deceptions in traditional art, but I didn't know the extent of it all...
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manycomics Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to admit to a lot of ignorance about the various manipulative tricks people pull with digital means. I frequently find myself surprised when reading something like this article. Like the overdraw thing...really, people actually do that and pass it off as original art? Personally, I'm just happy if I can make a scan look something like the original...and my scanner puts a thin line through the scans, and the only way I know how to fix it is using the clone stamp to cover the line.
The shame of it is that not only are the cheaters denying themselves the opportunity to actually learn how to draw but they're also making people wary of genuinely skilled and creative digital artists. That seems a real shame to me.
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I totally agree with this... Especially digital coloring and overdrawing. Drives me nuts. I've used the sepia filter myself, but I made sure to mention it.

There is plenty of deception in all mediums on DA, though. Smudge jobs posted under "digital painting" piss me off. And it really irks me when people post photos that are obviously manipulated under "Photography". Like this: [link] (she admits there were two people in the photo originally). And it's even worse when they post something that's obviously impossible to capture without manipulation, and when you ask them how they did it, they go, "it's a secret". Right... The secret is, it's a manip!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
The sepian and other textures sometimes really confuse me. I mean if it looks like it is done by computer but it is written nowhere.
Still, the sepia thing is the only thing from the things you have written I actually like and accept. The others are just wrong to do. Ok, I'm also guilty of changing my scanned drawing with a program (contrast and somethimes sharpeness) but only to make it look more like the original and not to make it look better.
People who trace and overlay are the worst for me, they should spend their time practising drawing, some of them really wouldn't be so bad if they were willing to learn it.
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N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always get a little sad when I see this... When people would put the time they put into making their art appear 'cool' into actually learning to draw they could be thát good at drawing, instead of faking to be that good. I have no problem with people tweaking drawings in photoshop, just as long as people mention it in the artist's comments (like you said).
Very good of you to put this out there, too. Not everybody knows the difference between using photoshop to make your drawing look the way it does in real life (scanners are evil) and making your drawing look better than it actually is. :tighthug:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
forgot. nr 6 bugs me too. I came acros somebody creating digital work, then colours it and calls it traditional. makes me go grrrr. Some other work called traditional just looks so incredibly digital, its just not possible its been done by hand. I sat there and stared at details and in the end just went grr again. Maybe no need to get uptight about. Just plainly somebody to unwatch :D
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah - you also can't say anything about it or the whole world treats you like a stalker...:no: Oh well. This is one of those passive aggressive things - I don't like it but I really don't want to go to war over it either.
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
it's like some admin people posting inferior work to their groups with generally a high standard. Try to carefully say something about that. I advise you not too, best grin and bear I s'pose :rofl:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
well, it seems things have cooled down a little in here. I had started to feel adressed for adjusting my photographs to look like the original. Shots are always too dark. Luckily I see now you're not accusing us simple photopeople of untoward behaviour :D
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Vishw Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great article! :clap: I think I know who no. 7 is but curious to know who is 6 & 8?? Though I'm pretty good at spotting fakes, you never know these days! :|
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah I've given up - I don't want to be fooled but I also don't want to scrutinize an artist's entire gallery before a fave something. These people are really sucking the fun out of art!
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dragonux Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your article is pretty true: I do think there would be artist who would cheat their way and the sad thing is, they're just lying to new artist, including themselves and not achieving their goals. A sad world we live in. :shrug:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:They give all traditional artists a bad name :(
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know wat really annoys me. when someone takes a photo off google, and puts a graphite texture over it in Photoshop and then says that they drew it!! now THAT REALLY annoys me. and its not like its not OBVIOUS either. some ppl! :shakefist:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
There has been a lot of that going around lately - makes it hard to fave these days 'cause now I'm paranoid :iconlll-plz:
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Also on here theres a really established digital artist that I used to be a fan of, until I found out tht they cheat and tht theyre a thief. they copy paste sections of others ppls paintings into their own work and paint over it a litle to make it look like its theirs. I was disgusted by the evidience because if u overlay their work and the original (say its a portrait) they fit exactly into one another. I couldent believe someone could do this and make money out of it. Im sure thts illegal plagierism (im not mentioning names cos this person has alot of fans) Its bad because it makes you lose trust in how genuine a digital painting really is and yes Im paranoid too, which is a shame :( as there are alot of really talented artists out there tht dont cheat and get parts of their work stolen :no:
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dragonux Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree with you--that breaks my heart. :tears:
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I cant believe people actually do that its horrible :no:
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the journal. I do fix up my scanned art, like blur and whiten in areas, clean up extra dark lines, etc. But this is only to "clean" up the pic to look like the original. So, according to your blog, I'm not in the doghouse! ;)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D No you're not!!! :icongreenkokorox:
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:boogie: Thankies!!!!
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AChildOfTheKing Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
personally the only digital element that should be made is to tweak when uploading to make it like the original as possible. it should be 100% done by hand to be called traditional art. i personally believe if you can't do it by hand it isn't true art. i do like some digital art mind you. but if you can't do it by hand first. to me it is just cheating. just my opinion.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah - I made my own life difficult by forgetting to add that I don't mind people fixing what their scanners and cameras messed up. I just assumed people would know I'm okay with that :giggle:

You know what, I don't care how they reach their end product as long as the artist lists all the media used...something like "I drew the pencil outlines and then Photoshopped the hell out of it!" :lmao:
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AChildOfTheKing Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i agree it is amazing the detail they leave out then it is disappointing to find out what i thought was 100% traditional was Photoshopped.
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BrickRed1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Depends for me. For one thing if someone spends hours and hours drawing something in pencil and then adjusts the warmth then I would still say it's traditional, because the drawing is the primary work put in, and if you title it under anything else you're making people assume that the majority of the work came from the computer where it did not. (might be a perspective thing versus a deceptive one.) Now if someone spent hours on a drawing and then digitally colored it that's different because at least 50% of the finished work was done digitally. As for textures, they change the drawing immensely and are definitely mixed media. I don't think not writing out what your tools are is deceptive. I don't list the tools I use for all my drawings and it honestly never occurred to me to be deceptive about my work, merely just not something that occurs to me to fill in. I figure if anyone wants to know they'll ask. A lot of people have to adjust their drawings on the computer due to the photograph of the work distorting the art itself. I've seen several people post work they photographed without editing it at all and it looks terrible that way. The drawing can be incredible but the photograph being in poor light or creating shadows that don't belong there can ruin a good piece of artwork. I myself have no scanner so I am forced to photograph my artwork and a lot of my old work was photographed with my phone. =/ Trying to fix that mess took a lot of work and it never did come out looking as clear as the original. =/ I dunno...I'd say ask them what tools they used and if they lie to you then be upset, but otherwise maybe the benefit of a doubt? Until you said something I would never have thought someone would have a problem with my not listing the tools that I use seeing as I never thought anyone gave a crap to know. =/ Now I feel there are people out there thinking I'm some phony artist who edits her crappy photos of her work so her artwork doesn't look like the shit smeared on paper it actually is. :fear: I dunno...just an alternate perspective I thought I'd offer.
Your digital artwork is incredible, btw. I thought about getting a wacom tablet to try my luck with digital artwork, I just don't know how steep the learning curve would be from drawing traditionally to drawing digitally. Was it hard to pick up on? Is it a bit awkward? I'm poor as poor can be so I don't want to buy yet another expensive item that I'll end up giving up on. My husband's still giving me crap about the expensive colored pencils I failed to do much with. (I'm a joke when it comes to coloring >.<) Your artwork is always amazing to me. I wish I could do with color what you do, but it would appear I'm better off staying away from it. >.< As for your contest, I'll help spread the word! ^_^ Who all can join? Might add it to the contest section in the group to help get the word out that way as well. :heart: Hope you had an awesome weekend! :boogie:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I took it for granted when I wrote this that people would know I didn't include fixing quality loss due to scanning & photography. I have no problem with people correcting their web image to look like the drawing - I should've edited the journal and saved myself a lot of typing :giggle:

The thing with the sepia photofilter is subjective. Most people don't mind it but I think it bothers me because when I want something in that color range I actually use color pencils...like the drawing I did for your opposites attract contest. It takes so much longer than just adding a PS filter. There are many people that don't know how the effect is made that assume the drawing is done in color. It's why I said these are my pet peeves.

As for this digital stuff - WHAT A MISSION! I spend more time on Youtube watching other people draw than doing it myself. It is completely different from pencils. I've read some artists say it's similar to using watercolors and I really suck at that. Thanks for checking it out and reading the journal!

I'm a bit slow with my contest planning - I have the flu so my brain doesn't want to work. It will have two parts: an open section everyone can join and one connected to "draw-along" where they have to incorporate a stock image I will provide. Everyone can choose which one they want to enter.

Thanks for commenting lady!
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BrickRed1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Oh wow, yeah that drawing you did for my contest floored me! I can't imagine trying to color your work in sepia tones, because you have to follow specific tones. I can definitely see how that would become a pet peeve when you see others doing it the easy way and in the opposite manner of what I said..it makes people automatically assume that that is what you did, and thus cheapening the added work you put in. Well from here on out if I decide to add sepia tones to my work I'm going to be sure to add an artist's note that that is what I did. I did have to go into that "green eyes" one that I did and add it to the artist's note there. I'd kill to be able to add color without using digital means. That'll be my next direction. Maybe I should try that technique you used for digital painting/drawing for my lessons on using colored pencils. I am so completely lost when trying to color. I see what you do and get all excited and pick up the pencils and end up with a cartoon instead of the more neatly detailed well shaded work I imagined in my head hahahaha.
Yeah I imagined that digital work would be much different. I tried watercoloring before. >.< I watercolored the table, myself, and the paper I was painting on looked more like what I was using to mop up the mess on the table and myself. :O I'm a disaster zone. Oil anything is no longer aloud in my possession anymore. >.<
I'm sorry you have the flu. :( Rest up. Got two months (close enough to anyhow) before Halloween comes around anyhow so you can afford yourself some resting time before you dive on the contest announcements. ^_^ I'll post up an announcement in Drawers-Life to help draw people to your contest as well as in my journal. I love contests. ^_^ (you of course know that hehehe) I'll have to create something for your contest. It sounds like too much fun not to join in! ^_^
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:rofl:Whahahahaha I just laughed so hard I almost coughed myself to death!!!
Your watercolor attempt sounds like my fluid painting experiment - or as I like to call it "Fluid-fail". Here's a tip: just because the guy on the internet uses a vacuum cleaner's blow function to spread his paint doesn't mean you can...I had to remove paint from the floor to the ceiling. Fortunately I could re-use the canvas since there was very little paint left on it!
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BrickRed1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
:rofl: I thought I was using my other paint set so I wasn't prepared to clean oil paint off of my brushes (and everything else within a 5 foot radius of me) so I started painting and when it wouldn't rinse off in the water I looked checked the paint tube and saw I'd grabbed the oil ones by accident...I thought maybe just soapy water would do the trick so I tried soaking them in soapy water, but it wasn't working that well...I think by the time I was done experimenting with soaps I'd tie-dyed the bathtub, the sink, and of course myself. I've been banned from oil paints.
I'm going to give colored pencils another trying out tonight. We'll see how awful this comes out. haha. Thankfully unless I act like a toddler and start drawing on the walls the apartment should be safe this time. ^_^
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great journal! I knew there are people using PS to enhance their drawings, but 'overdraw' and 'digital overlay'... :omg: But, even that, if they are honest about it I don't think it would bother me. What bothers me is when people digitally manipulate drawings or photographs and call it traditional art. I do use GIMP to clean up the mess my scanner creates, and adjust levels or colours (for coloured pencil drawings) so it would look like the original, but that's all. Thanks for sharing this, Simone. There have been some suspicious 'traditional drawings', mostly pencil drawings because I'm familiar with the medium, but I'm sure I've praised and complimented on some of those art without knowing it. :steaming:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah I forgot to say in the journal that I don't mind correcting scanner and photography problems - but you already know I don't have a problem with it.

I always feel so violated when I realize someone who's art I liked has been faking the whole time. Some people just have no shame! :fork:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very informative and I fully agree; it's false advertising.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:Thanks for reading it!
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Olvium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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Totally agree with you, honesty is one of best skills that some artist\people just forget to apply for their daily life and that's frustrating.
It's not much of a trouble to put the deviation in the correct category and write a decent and honest description with crediting the references properly.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very well said!
Thanks for reading all that!!!
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E-Dantes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Mmm, now I'm wondering who the guy in the num. 6 is ;P

I agree with you, if you're using photoshop for correcting things when scanners don't work properly, that's ok. But modifying and transforming works that's mixed media, no matter how little they use it.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggle: I actually confronted him once and got mobbed by his fan club which is why I don't even bother naming him.

Thanks for reading all that!
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E-Dantes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Hehe... That's a dangerous move around here. People just want to hear nice things, not constructive criticism? Still, I agree with you.
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You know to be honest I didn't realize you could do so much with photoshop :laughing: I just don't have the time or inclination to bother with trying to fix my artwork I think it stands for itself flaws and all. All I try to do is take a good picture of my work and adjust the lighting so it looks on screen like what I'm holding in my hand... that's all I've ever done and probably all I'll ever do for that matter. Thanks you for sharing this though it gives me more info on what to look out for when I'm trying to judge a piece to be in one of my groups galleries :D
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