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post #11 of Old 12-27-2015, 05:39 AM
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Probably but with 5 or so people posting here if that what is the loss really? No disrespect intended in anyway, and the people here I've chatted with are nice, but this place isn't very active AT ALL
She's posted more than 200 a month. She's done more than her part to keep up the activity.
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post #12 of Old 12-27-2015, 02:03 PM
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I for one have checked others but prefer here. Much less ego issues among our lot. I also like the size, I can keep up with the posts here, on some forums you must choose to look at just your favorites or spend all day and half the night catching up and do it again tomorrow.

Just like everything else, there is ebb and flow here, it's normal.
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post #13 of Old 12-27-2015, 03:03 PM
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Well I think everyone is different and there are thousands of groups online for each personality.You like harsh critique...there are plenty of groups(just need to look up) you like rude,nasty people-I've found groups that are OK with it;you like nice constructive critique groups...there are plenty too...basically anything you like you can find.There is no offense if you don't like it here...everyone is free to go anywhere he likes.
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post #14 of Old 12-28-2015, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Some of the people can be rough and don't take into account that not all of us are at master level. Their oil painting area is very active.
Here's the thing though... what if you intentionally WANT your painting to look a certain way, but it doesnt match up to what the 'masters' think? I'll give you an example... my darth vader smoking oil. I've heard (not just here but in person as well) people tell me the hand is too small.. but to me its how I WANTED it to look... I will admit when I first did it I DID have it too small imo, but then I made it bigger, and am pleased with how I made it look... reasons 1) the point of view perspective that it is shown from, it is his far hand (farthest away from your eye) so thus a little smaller due to distance, and 2) Vaders helmet was way bigger than his head, his head was small compared to the helmet, so the helmet in the painting is HUGE in comparison.. and 3... I'm trying to show him as somewhat human in that he is stressed and smoking a cigarette... and maybe not an 'all powerful' omnipotent being. Like the people who do Batman as some bodybuilding freak. Personally I dont think Batman should look like that. But who am I to say? Anyway, I LIKE Darth Vaders hand the way it is!!! lol
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That's a "Well,duh" EB. You know as well as anyone that if you ask you'll likely receive! And if you disagree, well, you asked! Can't handle folks disagreeing, don't ask, right? I myself once played the game too & got all sorts of smart-to-stupid inputs, much from some rule book long thought up for people who want such. Now I just show an occasional finished work. Mucho easier.
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@E Burna You know I remember I was in agroup that studied Rembrandt type of light and one time they started to talk about Da Vinci.Now I'll be honest-most were very talented artists that knew what they were talking about and most were into what's called hyper-realism.Now when they started to talk about Mona Lisa I got a head ache...every single one had to critique that master piece and up to them nothing in that piece was good...Was one guy that kept saying "If you want real lightning techniques then you should buy my DVDs".Another time they were talking about the Impressionists....oooh dear...
Now...if LEonardo is facing harsh critique from [email protected]#$% then what do you expect?
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post #17 of Old 12-28-2015, 10:09 AM
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Here's the thing though... what if you intentionally WANT your painting to look a certain way, but it doesnt match up to what the 'masters' think? I'll give you an example... my darth vader smoking oil. I've heard (not just here but in person as well) people tell me the hand is too small.. but to me its how I WANTED it to look... I will admit when I first did it I DID have it too small imo, but then I made it bigger, and am pleased with how I made it look... reasons 1) the point of view perspective that it is shown from, it is his far hand (farthest away from your eye) so thus a little smaller due to distance, and 2) Vaders helmet was way bigger than his head, his head was small compared to the helmet, so the helmet in the painting is HUGE in comparison.. and 3... I'm trying to show him as somewhat human in that he is stressed and smoking a cigarette... and maybe not an 'all powerful' omnipotent being. Like the people who do Batman as some bodybuilding freak. Personally I dont think Batman should look like that. But who am I to say? Anyway, I LIKE Darth Vaders hand the way it is!!! lol
The bottom line is that it is your painting and people can only tell you what they are perceiving. Sometimes it's helpful and sometimes not and sometimes even hurtful. You have every right to do it your own way. I think it's a wonderful growing experience to learn to accept or reject criticism without feeling it's a personal attack. And if you don't like the criticism just put it in the trash(mentally) and don't think about it. You own it!



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post #18 of Old 12-28-2015, 08:04 PM
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If you are going to ask what people think about your painting or even just show it then be prepared to hear (read?) what you may not agree with. I welcome opinions on my paintings even though it may be what I don't want to hear because other people can spot things that I didn't notice. And if I don't agree with the critique, no big deal, I don't take it personally.

Anyway, I would post more often if the forum loaded faster, I don't have very good internet and this place loads soooo sluggishly.

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deviant art used to be good n but now there is a lot of C*** posted there and no real art...
Agreed, last time I was there it was way more deviant than it was art.
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post #20 of Old 01-03-2016, 11:47 AM
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Agreed, last time I was there it was way more deviant than it was art.
Ohhh yea...some things am not even sure are legal to post...I mean...
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