After much consideration, I decided to bring this back. I originally took it down when someone got mad at me for it. Now I realize that this stamp expresses my opinion. None of you have to agree with me, I'm not forcing anyone to think the way I do. If you don't like this stamp, that's fine with me. But please respect my option to have and express my own opinion. I won't be mad if you hate it, you shouldn't be mad at me for creating it. If I get flamed for it, I will not take it down again unless you can provide me with a genuine, sensible reason as to why I should. In absence of a good reason, the most I'll do is disable comments and block flamers. Contrary to popular belief, this stamp was not made with anyone in mind. I created this stamp when I got sick of people submitting quick doodles and becoming popular because of it while the hardworking artists get little respect for their art. I do not believe the time you spend on something means anything. You could work your butt of on a piece of artwork and it only took you 10 minutes. Some people are faster artists than others. I also believe a piece of artwork could take you hours with little to no effort put into it at all. Time means nothing. The work and effort you put into something is what counts. So please
Help put the WORK back in Artwork!</u>
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That is true, I hunch over for hours working on something and trying to make it look really nice, looking at every detail to the point where I could strain my eyes. It can look nice and people do compliment my work. But when one boy I know puts barely any effort into his drawings, every one says how amazing it looks, then he'll brag how he is the second best artist in class. That is annoying, I'm faving this.~ . . . I'm strange, but you already knew that
This stamp really 'links' with my life as a deviant. Everytime I spend 7 or 8 freaking hours on a artwork with my eyes hurting on looking at the same program and upload it to be excited on receiving feedback, no, I barely receive them. And when I post a "good" picture without anything special on it, I receive a LOT of them, which makes me really go into stress by such illogic. But honestly, I guess that is just the beginning on every artist who is learning to draw... I hope.
Great stamp. I'm going to use it on my ID from now on
First, your stamp border. It's a little blurry, you want a nice, crisp border. This can be done by either correcting the one you have already (painstakingly) or I would recommend a new base. Also, a transparent border is a nice touch, and it depends on your art program how that can be done.
Second, I like how nice and big the font is, but it's touching your border, which makes it look sloppy. And lastly, your background is a nice colour, but a smooth gradient would function better than the current one.
Overall, this stamp isn't bad at all. There are a few areas which could use improvement, but well done.
Sorry for the late reply; I've been busy, and haven't been able to get to the bulk of my messages lately.
Yeah, I really do need to switch to a new base, for this stamp and some of my other old ones. The base I used on this one was good when I only had MS Paint. Now that I have paint.net and have discovered transparency, I can use better bases, so I need to revamp my older stamps. xD
Ah, I hadn't noticed that. You're right, it does look sloppy like that. When I switch to the new base, I'll have to redo the text.
yeah i wish people would you know bring more life into their art i know my backgrounds stink XD but im trying right? i mean as long as you try instead of saying you fail(i saw i fail sometimes but that's when im moody and i know i was bad to say it XD) and give up instantly and worship someone WHO DRAWS AT YOUR LEVEL OR EVEN LOWER!
I agree with you about hard working artists should deserve more respect, true it is not the question of time one spend with an artwork, but rather the effort and dedication it is made with, the composition, and the thoughts the artist wants to express with their work. I just experienced it again, and made me upset to see thoughtless,or even rushed works gaining more attention than those who'd really deserve it.
I want to beat my granddad with my notebook whenever he says "All you're doing is playing around on the computer." He doesn't think writing, photography, or manipulations are art. I need to wave this stamp in his face.
"Work" such a harsh word... I put effort and time in my art, but it doesen't seem like "work" to me. I think some artist can do a very quick doodles that means nothing to them, but it amazes other people, and it's ok! Some people are jealous of that. (I didn't mean you are!)
I REALLY hate when people go "OMG!!! I can't draw as well as you can, so I suck!" It breaks my heart. A lot goes into the skill level of an artist. Such as: How long they've been drawing for(Not AGE, they're two different things), natural ability(my younger brother just started drawing and he's better than I was after I'd been drawing for years), how often they draw or doodle, and a bunch of other stuff. Time CAN play a factor in the quality of your art. I spend hours sitting in front of a drawing with music playing going over every inch trying to find mistakes to correct or think of details to add. But it doesn't have to, because I know people who can do a wonderful picture in only 10 to 15 minutes but still put just as much effort into it as I did.
i agree, i dislike when people just draw something they didn;t take time on it...then they get TONS of comments on it, when the people that actually try to make it look gewd, they dont get as many comments. Its like it is unnoticable. *sigh*
I've nothing against famous artists. All they want to do is to bring people happiness with there art. However, I do wish that lesser known artists who've been around forever would get a little more respect. A famous artist on here can put up a peice of work they know sucks ass that literally took them 2 minutes, and someone will say, "This is so amasing! I worship you!" but a lesser known artist can put up a piece that took lots of work and looks much nicer than the famous person's scrrible, but the same commenter from earlyer would say, "This sucks." D8 Wow that was a long sentence! xD My rant ends here. X3
Here, here! *nods* Yesh! People should put work into their art, not just put up scraps and doodles and little torn up pieces of notebook paper with scribbles all over them. DeviantART! Not DeviantCRAP!!
Yes yes, I agree. =3 It's to bad that scribbles get so many favs and comments, yet something you put so much effort into goes unnoticed. D= And I agree that it isn't how much time you spend, it's how hard you work on it. :3
Yea I guess. I Guess it all Depends on what you Have too. Because I'm Pretty sure if You Had a Tablet. Or Even A Mouse instead of a Laptop Pad thingy you Could Draw faster. You Know What I mean, Reika?
That's why I said I don't think time is a factor when it comes to effort. X3 Some art work pieces I see have alot of effort put into it, but didn't take long to complete. I can finish some pieces within 20 minutes, but that doesn't mean there was no effort involved. So yeah, depending on what you have can depend on how long it takes to complete. However, that doesn't mean there was no effort put forth into the artwork.
Haha, i just thought the same way. Often I feel like i work hard but I don't get the result i wanted to have (may it be drawing or other aspects of life) but at least i can say, i tried my best I share your opinion, work deserves respect. So, I haven't taken a look at your pictures yet but I already respect you