So I am not really a fan of rants, but I feel like getting this off my chest anyway.
Watchers on Deviantart are like the subscribers to Youtube channels. Favorites are the likes on youtube and comments are just.. same as comments here. They can be usefull or not.
But lets get to the point.
I have joined da the 28th of april, 2012. Time goes by so quickly, as I will be 2 years on DA after a month or so. In these nearly 2 years I have earned 1,819 Comments 9,107
Pageviews and 47
watchers. And I am thankfull for every single one of them.
Yet... Whenever I see someone who Traces, Uses Bases, copies artstyles, or is some underage kid that lied about its age on DA(Which is not bad in particular, but these kids just seem to cause problems a LOT.) I get kinda pissed. I get even more pissed if I see this person who uses bases, traces artwork, or even makes cheap adopts where he/she did not put a lot of effort in, have something like 56 watchers in less then 3 months? (NOTE: I AM NOT SAYING ALL UNDERAGED KIDS ARE BAD. I am just talking about the ones tracing bases etc. Because I know like 2/3 people who are 13 and they make absolutely INCREDIBLE art. You wouldnt believe.)
I just... I find it odd guys.. Really odd.
Im sorry if any of these 12 year olds read this who draw brony shit on traced bases but I am so freaking done. Especially when I get these little freaking trolls send a note to me saying: "Can I have some points" or "Can you teach me how to draw?" or even the most brutal one I got, "Can I use your OC her outfit for my Adoptable? I just love her outfit hahahahahahaha"
Or some other things, People who are on DA but that dont actually do something such as drawing/photography/writing etc. (Which isnt wrong. But the next thing is) but that they ask people to DRAW THEIR OC'S with nothing in exchange. That is just so freaking sad guys.. I mean come on.
And please, to the new artists reading this. Dont fall for the "Do this for me and you will gain some exposure in the community! I mean If you give one drawing to me for free, then a lot of people will start knowing about you and pay commissions to you!"
Ask these people politely to make a good offer or block them.
There is no such thing as working for "Exposure" . You put TIME and EFFORT into something and that whole process causes STRESS because in some cases you can do it ALL OVER AGAIN.
I know i sound like some kind of grumpy but right now but I kinda needed to vent... A lot.
Sometimes I am just like "Lets get of Deviantart. Its turning into a kiddy community anyway with all these bronies etc."
But then I remember there is still a lot of good art left, And that I have made some good friends providing amazing art aswell. A few of these would be sooner7
, pony-bones Fargonon
, uganija MariaIla cairoandres3012 TotemHero
, glitchxhavoc , ReneeSjoer witchpaws scarlettafruits , Nightskylullaby silvermistrose , and so the list could go on nearly forever.
And some of these friends that I have been watching longer... They have improved so much O.O. It just seems like I kinda stand still with my art and its improvement compared to some of you guys haha.
And hereby I close this rant, And I hope that some of my watchers, or who ever stumbles upon this and notices that this also applies to him/herself stop tracing, use bases etc. There is nothing wrong with a reference or tracing for practice (Getting used to some shapes, such as trees) . Just.. Dont use bases non stop, or linearts, or focus on making brony adopts or whatsoever.
Because then you are kinda missing the defenition of DeviantART.