Nice Osidus...real classy...didn't u ever hear: if u have nothing nice to say keep ur effing trap shut!...show some respect, mr. garner has been working as a pro for over a decade...what about u? r u a pro? what does ur portfolio look like? after i'm done writing this i'm going to take a look...let me see what kind of nice things i can say about u...cause i'm sure every single piece of artwork u create is perfect, even rough sketches...oh and by the way, did u see his digital painting of this sketch, because it's epic...along with the rest of his body of work...how do u stack up? cause all i hear is a lot of jealousy punk...
first, i have not been working with computers, don't have a wacom pad that doesnt crash computers, and don't have a scanner. all i have is a camera and a USB that allows me to download it's memory. that's it. yes, i am an experienced artist who has painted many murals, most for fun.
SECOND, you BOTH took the comment the wrong way. it was not intended to be mean. alexgarner could have responded something like:
"lol, i didnt notice that" or "this was a test to see how many people would point it out" or even "i did that for my own humor, as well as others... for morale reasons."
criticism is something that all artists have to expect and learn to take. no artist ever had to try and post, show, or sell artwork.
i could have said: "this artwork sucks, and the dimensions are all wrong" or something of the like, even though it is not true.
so why get in a fuss over a comment so neutral as "it looks like she has a mustache"?
U can attempt to justify what u said anyway u like...but it's ur responsibility as the communicator to get ur point across accurately, it's funny how when i look at the sketch, i see the lines as her top lip...it's also interesting that i immediately recognized that those lines were left incomplete on purpose...meaning, this sketch was never intended to be the 'final' piece, also the word 'sketch' is usually a good indication of just that...but u being the consummate pro, don't need me to tell u that...also, have u looked at alex's body of work? his portfolio speaks for itself as to how masterful he is at artwork...so when u comment the way u did, it communicates all wrong...it communicates that u didn't understand u were looking at a rough sketch, not a finished piece...it communicates, that even if u do understand what a rough sketch is, u clearly didn't study her face long enough to realize those r 'lip' lines that don't need to be completed in their entirety (which should have signaled to u that this sketch is intended to serve as a template) i don't know too many artists (myself included) who would waste time putting needless details into a sketch that's intended to be finished as a something else...and if u go and look, this particular sketch was the rough skeleton for it's finished digital painting counterpart...so therefore, ur comment does not come across as criticism, it comes across as an ignorant sniper shot...so that's why all the fuss...and clearly it wasn't just alex being 'too sensitive' because i read it like that too...and if more than one person is missing ur meaning, then that means u communicated badly...
i realized that before commenting too. mostly, i was just saying that i found it funny.
yes i have. ..' i think we are both on the offensive, and i am trying to break the habit of liking to fight, so for now, i won't argue on that. ... i have never done that, and don't know anybody who does, but i am no computer graphics person (even though the ones i know also don't have any rough sketches, even if they do, they usually draw in the whole outline and just color it or animate it.) ... my empathy is based off of what i would think if the same situation occurred on me, which i apparently seem to take things lighter than i had anticipated... which seems odd. (maybe i was having a bad day (like always) and didn't notice? ) *sigh* fine, i'll see if i can work on that.
it's all good brother...i'm sorry if i was a little harsh on u myself...it's just that i usually find everyone on deviant to be really nice...we're all artists u know...so we all get temperamental right? lol, no worries, and i took no offense nor meant to give any 'drinks all around!'
I won't delete your comment. You're entitled to your unsolicited opinion just as I'm entitled to react testily if I interpret it as a bit rude. Stating she looks like she has a mustache doesn't fall within the purview of neutrality. If you don't agree, I invite you to tell an actual woman the same thing and then gauge her reaction.
Let's not beat a dead horse here. I'm not mad, It's no big deal, and I consider the matter closed.
i'm a woman myself, and yes, i have taken this criticism many times. MANY TIMES. and i just laugh at myself and decide to never make that mistake again. that, or i point it out myself before anyone else gets a chance to. some other women need to learn that lesson before they end up committing suicide. some. i know others who take it just as lightly as i do.
other than that, the comment was something well known as constructive criticism. and it was more of a fact than an opinion. really, it is the reason that i hate all of the artwork that i have ever made; because i think it is terrible
and yes, i believe that we are, indeed, arguing over something near pointless to be arguing over. but i feel that that had to be said.
Awesome...Because i loved Gen 13 growing up...it was the only comic i really collected...i even had the 4 part miniseries, when Jim Lee first brought him on board...those were the ones i had u and Campbell sign in New Jersey at the Garden State Plaza when i was like 16...along with the Danger Girl books i bought that day...I wish i could say i still had those issues, because they were my treasures, but i lived with a room mate who stole all of them from me when he moved out and sold them on ebay! and worse i didn't even know about it until i moved out years later. (because i didn't even think to open the box in my closet that i kept them safe in, never dreamed they would be stolen)...but i digress, i know u inked for him, but i had no idea u could draw as well (until i found u on here) and i'm just blown away, ur awesome! i always wanted to be a comic book artist...i even went to art school and studied story boarding under Carmine Infantino and drawing under Sal Amendola....but i accidentally discovered airbrushing, i started to love it, the money was good (still is)...but damn, i would totally take a crack at a comic book given the chance...i'd just have to tighten my pencils up again, but drawing has always been my strong suit...and i remember all the things i was taught...