Re: Art of the Month Discussion
Guys.. what the hell...
Since when is this thread a flaming one?
Have you ever heard about manners? Use them, it won't kill you.
Seriously, you have something to say about someone's artwork (keyword: "artwork". If you have something against the artist, face him in private, if you can that is), say it nicely, suggest ideas or ask, if you're not sure about what you're saying.
About the reproducing art subject, I started that way too and I'm sometimes still doing it and, it's just as Nocturne said, you always learn something new when drawing, even if you're reproducing. You get used to basic shapes, positions, shades. Trying to copy other people's drawings helps you notice tricks of theirs and then use them in your own way. I recently began to work on original characters and poses and it's much easier having all the tricks up my sleeve that I got after drawing for many years with references. And even when working on originals, I'm still googling some details or ask a friend to pose for me for 2 minutes so I could see how some lines or shades go.
Besides, as you can see in hyuzhiha's drawings and hellobaby's drawings that he inspired from, they are different. Every artist has or does something different, adding a bit of themselves to their drawings, even if it's not an original. Also, +respect for him for being able to reproduce something that difficult.
Bottom line, you, who started all this, should try to see the both sides of a subject before you go insulting or say nothing if you don't have all the info. It's not difficult to have a polite discussion. Try it out for a change (this is for everyone who ever started any annoying and insulting topic).
Side note: ew... wall text.