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.
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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.
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"The world must know it's heroes".
Sorry friends for the new, not art news ><
Today I will talk about one gamedev-studio: "4A games". Ukrainian video game developer company. It was based in Kiev, and at the moment in Malta (for obvious reasons). Before, I was very happy for the success of this game studio. For russian players it was something native...
Why am I writing about it? Because of the misbehavior of its directors-Andrei Prokhorov.
I don't wish to be rude…I don't want to offend this message ukrainians, least of all would I want to hurt your feelings. I respect you as a people. But I have no respect for this man.
Why? This man, in the name of his studio, offends my country. Given that most of the audience russian players... (they released games such as: S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light etc.)
I think that it is unprofessional, demonstrative behavior: speak on behalf of the company, discrediting its. I don't know for sure that employees think, but I think it's wrong.
Just wrong because it inflames nazism among the players...Example: western game-sites, such as Polygon, pick and prepare such reports on the basis of their anti-russian publication with the same thesis...
All these doings are tearing "art" and "gaming" community. This should not happen.
I understand how frustrated and saddened many people because of this difficult situation between our countries. But that is no reason for discrimination on the ground of national origin.
One is a fool, he is a fool from the cradle: )
Some day it will end.
P.S I'm not afraid that I will not take a job in this studio : )))
Links to news:
(on russian): gamemag.ru/news/antirossiyskay…
(Prokhorov's FB on english, ukrainian, russian): www.facebook.com/andrew.prokho…
For all who have decided to talk about politics here-be sure to read this:For those who said about the russian invasion (sarcasm)
"Top Ten Ways You Can Tell if Russia Has Invaded Ukraine"
You find them? No. If you find one, it will be another story.
"Мир должен знать своих героев" (как в классической поговорке).
Извиняюсь за очередную, не арт, новость. Достало. Снова.
Сегодня я буду говорить об одной геймдев-студии: "4A games". Украинская компания. Раньше располагалась в Киеве, теперь на Мальте (по понятным причинам).
Раньше я была очень рада успехам этой студии. Как-никак для русских игроков это было что-то родное. "Свои" стараются делать хорошие проекты.
Почему я пишу об этом сейчас? Из-за недостойного поведения директора этой студии- Андрея Прохорова.
Я не хочу показаться грубой. Я не хочу обидеть этим сообщением украинцев, оскорбляя их чувства. Этот народ я стараюсь уважать, т.к у меня по-прежнему есть друзья и родственники там. Но я не уважаю этого человека. Да, ему плевать на высказывание какой-то художницы, но я надеюсь что эта новость вызовет отклик.
Так почему? Этот человек говорит от лица всей студии, оскорбляя мою страну. Приличная часть их аудитории русские игроки. Да, на русских "свет клином не сошелся", но!
К слову, они выпустили такие известные игры, как: S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light и т. д.
Я считаю это непрофессиональным и демонстративным поведением: говорить от лица компании, дискредитируя ее. Не могу знать наверняка, что думают сами работники студии, но я считаю это неправильным.
Неправильным, потому что это разжигает нацизм среди игроков. Пример- западные сайты, подхватывающие такие новости и создающие соответствующее публикации, основанные на антироссийских тезисах.
Все эти действия рвут "арт" и "игровое" сообщества. Это должно быть остановлено.
Я понимаю как растеряно и расстроено множество людей из-за этой тяжелой ситуации между нашими странами. Но это не повод для дискриминации по национальному признаку (от таких, отдельно взятых, личностей).
Как гриться: Один дурак, дурак с пеленок? Если верно перевела пословицу
Когда-нибудь это закончиться.
П.С Я не боюсь что меня не возьмут на работу в эту студию : )))
Линки на новости выше.
Ну и, конечно же, если я сильно опорочила имя этого человека и студии, я удалю пост и мне будет очень стыдно, но я сомневаюсь что это так. Мне достаточно было полистать фейсбук-страницу.
- 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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