Pray for the world.
Lately, the situation on art resources makes me sad.
Since the arrival of Patreon, many mediocre artists became clones of their more successful role models (Sakimichan, Kronpr1nz, etc.). I mean, why do we need so many sexy anime girls' fanarts from every corner, and done in the same style? Where is the art in that? Fanart is simply business now:
Draw a sexy girl fanart-> draw a topless version of her-> ask people to pay for the topless version on patreon-> profit
And the funny thing is, that it works, and what can you say about something that works? Don't do it? Don't profit from it? Go and work in some company that is probably a copycat as well?
That's the sad thing about money- it has nothing to do with real value, but it has everything to with what's popular, even if it's stupid.
Sure, I could say, that you should go on with your personal styles, but we have faced reality, and know pretty well, that it does not necessarily earns us any profit. It takes some serious promoting skills, to make something out of your own art, and most of us are artists and not PR managers. So using existing trends allows you to ride the success of others, to some degree.
It will be overflowed, and crumble, and there will be a fanart market crisis, but then something else will come up, and the circle will begin again.
Maybe I am just sad, because you can't simply be an artist, but have to be a businessman as well to succeed anyhow, but I am sharing that anyway, because I am certain that many others have that same problem, with, well, the current world state in general.
P.S. I have nothing against artists who make money, and nothing against Patreon, I simply don't like it that everything becomes the same in the name of profit.
Hi everyone, there have been some changes on my page:
you can now download layered PSD files by becoming my patron (file not more 3000 px)
I will add unique WIP's, which you will not see here, and process videos coming soon.
Also, you can buy separate files on my gumroad page:
Be there, or be square)
I know this is not a day of victory for some people, this is the day of mourning. I understand it.
I hope people in the world will be more patient and kind to each other and never repeat the mistakes of history.
The Victory for all the people on earth. Hopefully it will all be remembered.
Please please hold back from aggression in the comments.
Thank you again for your favs and support.
Here are a few WIP processes that I want to share. If you want to recieve them, and many other goodies, like print-sized images, your portraits and even personal help with your art, then click on the link below and become my Patron!
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- Mood: Sympathy
Well. What I think about the situation in last days: what the fuck is this?
I write about this here, because my page is read by many people from different countries, and maybe someone will understand. I write here, not in the forums and blogs, where there's lot of hatred.
The Russian people are as shocked as everyone else. It's scary.
But you know what disturbs me most? The media began to use this tragedy (from day one), and agreessive minded circles create an even larger wave of hatred! Ugly headlines of some "dirty" newspapers write: RUSSIAN TERROISTS! Sometimes the pro-Russian (ok, I understand).They write "RUSSIANS", so now we are all hated here. That's how I see it.
And you know what else? Many believe this. I'm shocked. How much silliness is in people's minds. A lot of hate from the Ukrainians. Why? Because they are scared just like us. But no one understands that the war will be there as long as there is someone to provoke it.
I don't know what else will come up from the "western" politicians. I don't hate people. I hate the politicians, the media and the lying and the fools who believe them.
I will never be ashamed of my language and nationality. NEVER.
P.S. I know, this post will be liked by agressive people who hate us, because they want us to be afraid. But I'm not afraid of idiots.
Same with Israel. People in the world accused of not knowing the situation.
Sorry for my english.
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I have opened up a page on Patreon, a platform that allows people to support their favorite creators by becoming patrons. So if you like my work, you can pledge any amount of money that you like (from a few cents to a few dollars) which I will receive every month. All you need is a goodwill, a credit card or a paypal account. You can cancel the subscription anytime, so there are no risks involved! In return, my patrons will receive a few sweet goodies
So, please, support my art!!!
Anything helps! Reposts are welcome! And feel free to join Patreon yourself!"
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