Opinions on the fake NatMorleyYes I'm posting a journal as well.
This is about the ever so famous natmorley
This journal is not really meant as proof of anything, only opinions on the matter.
You may have seen her drawings somewhere on this site, and maybe you are a fan. A good number of pencil artists, me included, believe them all to be utter rubbish. Fake rubbish that is.
Now why on earth would you say such a thing?
Well let's have a look at them, shall we?
First of all they all match the reference 100%. Even tracing won't do that for you. Also the drawing looks to be perfect and smooth underneath, and then she's scribbled on top as I there was no tomorrow. I would say that is a bit curious. Why make a perfect drawing only to ruin it with scribbling?
That's her style you might say. Well lets then look at what she says about her drawings. Oh she uses about 5 hours on a portrait. Trust me, if the drawing is perfect (minus the ugly scribbling on top) then you'd use a LOT more than 5 hours.
Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an articleFakers and Losers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
which states clear cut facts so as to why the whole issue about someone faking their art creates rage waves through the art community!
The last week has been a riot which ended up in me getting blocked by two deviants here who clearly have something to hide!
I obviously care much less about the fact that there are many artists here on dA who get more famous than others considering the skill work. Some people get lucky and some don't. It's not easy getting known around this site.
But the fact that people would want to fake art to get accolades makes me angrier than ever.
Here are two examples on what happens when you try to confront artists whom you are suspicious about!
Example 1- The "awesome":iconnatmorley:
Now now Bratnorley) , you don't need to get all worked up for a single comment there do you?
You obviously think we are all stupid people here who don't really see what you are doing? The scr
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
FAQWhat pencils and supplies do you most often use? (Including coloured pencils )FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For graphite drawings I use a fairly basic set of tools and I do have preferred brands. I mainly use Tombow Mono 100 pencils, Tombow Mono Zero Erasers, Blu-Tack (instead of a kneaded eraser), Tortillions, colour shaper and Tissue if I'm blending. I mainly use a smooth plate finish paper for graphite drawings, my preferred brand is Mellotex, but I also use Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board. My essential kit is here http://pbird12.deviantart.com/gallery/30897635#/d5euwgp it's not exhaustive, but it's what I use most of all.
For coloured pencil drawings I use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Blu-Tack and occasionally a touch of white acrylic for highlights if I've lost them in the colouring process. I like a Hot Pressed Watercolour paper for colour pencil drawings. It's smooth enough to keep everything looking ni
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
A Cup of Creativity Challenge!My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks! I thought it was time to do a new challenge. From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take partA Cup of Creativity Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead)
What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!) Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entr
A rant on 'professional' elitismI haven't submitted a journal entry to dA in almost a year. I had art block, and I've been very ill. For like, six months at a time. But I seem to be drawing now. So here I am. Submitting this as a journal instead of news article because I don't particularly want a bazillion people flaming me. I've pieced this together from conversations with people on twitter ( https://twitter.com/crimefish ).A rant on 'professional' elitism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to bitch about elitism. So here goes.
"I should know, I'm a professional."
Yes. And I should know because I work out of love for my craft, not for money. One is not innately better than the other! I can't count how many times I've seen some bonehead say someone is creating art 'wrong', and justify it with "I should know. I'm a professional." Really? REALLY? Do you know what the word means? At bare minimum, it means someone is dumb enough to pay you to draw. On its own, having professional status does not mean you know any better than I do. Being a professional
Respect...I'm not sure what has happened to DA lately, but sadly I'm noticing more and more people are becoming rude and obnoxious when commenting on others work. This isn't just my work, I've noticed it across the whole site.Respect...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It seems some people think it's absolutely ok to insult people, with absolutely no provocation, other than the fact they don't like their work or are jealous for some reason (the person's work makes them feel bad about themselves or they feel the person is getting more attention than them, for what they consider invalid reasons).
If you have something constructive or relevant to say about someone's work, no matter how negative, then that is absolutely ok. But to just be negative or plain rude to make yourself feel better, is never ok under any circumstances. Think before you type, how would you feel if someone wrote what you were about to write, to you, your partner or your friend? Would you find it helpful, hurtful, insulting? Would you have the guts to
Fake artLately, there have been a lot of discussions about fake art here, at dA. I've been a member of dA for 5 years and have seen hundreds of deviations which owners claimed/claim they are real, hand-made drawings. In fact, they are photoshopped photos, overdrawn printouts and so on. What is horrifying, these cheaters are getting better and better at faking art! It's becoming harder to recognize whether the deviation is a real drawing, or a scribbled doodle over the fade printout. The sad thing is, LOTS OF people actually fall for it and get deceived!Fake art3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
At the beginning I chickened out and I didn't want to say out loud names of the dA cheaters. You see, I'm too sensitive and I was afraid I'd had been flamed by their aggressive fans [oh yes, some of them are quite unpolite when defending their fav "artists"!]. Once I was involved in such issue and ended up feeling sad and unfairly mistreated. It hurt.
But since my dA friends and couple of other folks have written journals about the p
EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED! Edit 02.07EYE CONTEST 500 points+original drawing EXTENDED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because some people asked, I'm extending the contest a little. The new end date for this contest is now July 15
Just a few days left of the contest, guys!
Just a little reminder. There's now one month left of this contest
Please fave/share this journal, to help spread the word
Hello lovely deviants!
It's contest time!
I'm going to be holding a little contest here. It's going to last until 1. July 2014
As some of you may have realised by now; I love eyes! So, I want to spread this love, by helping you see
(pun totally intended)the light.
So what is this contest about?!
DRAWING EYES! ..or painting
Basically anything that is traditional, no photomanipulation or digital art.
I'm going to be a little more specific here. I have some eye images in my stock folder: http://acjub.deviantart.com/gallery/40451955 . I want you to use any one
Feature for YOUR favourite dA artists! :)EDIT:Feature for YOUR favourite dA artists! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
more art added!
i asked you guys who 5 of your fave artists were and to give me a thumb from each of their galleries, so this is the result!
names in front of each section are the people who suggested this art
:iconekaterina2: :thumb304082496: :iconhel999: Vault Runner by hel999
:iconcreativeimages: Gulag Price is best Price by CreativeImages :iconlilibombe: Fallout 3 - The Breakdown by lilibombe
:iconmarziiporn: welcome, Apocalypse by marziiporn :iconophelia-overdose: Myth by Ophelia-Overdose
Anniversary Feature and Winners!Here are the results of my call for thumbs! Thanks everyone for participating!Anniversary Feature and Winners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dark Angel - Losing Hope by Zindy Colour Desire by Egil21
Doctor Who by VikiPayn Tug Of Worm by KW-Scott Otter study by markstewart
Bloodshed by AmyCornelson
I bring you green light by crayonmaniac :thumb352256243: Harry Potter W.A.F. by XJasmin3x
Black Sun by DDzim Something like the Matrix by mellimac Merry Christmas by akuxkuroi
:thumb200507010: Lament for a frozen flower by dloraas Fluctuation by Sheloize
Chickie the Galah by mroyat94 Self portrait by SamanthaJordaan Hrithik Roshan by Vishw
Nessuno mai by DiegoKoi Snowy Stare by dreamarian Jimerya by laverinne
Extinct pastels by Sarahharas07 So Hard To Say Goodbye by mmuch Du Riechst so Gut by HyperionDreams
No More Lies by NicksPencil Mr.Tom Hiddleston by zakkiya29 Serenity by mmuch
Red Hot Chili Peppers by RadishStick
Of course, there were also prizes involved here.
I was fully willing and expecting to give away at least twp Premium Memberships, but alas, I did not have enough participants for that (or for even one, to be honest ).
However, I thought "what the heck" and decided
Contest - Can't Turn Back the YearsUPDATE: there is a new end date, in stead of using a fixed date, this contest will be over, when I finish the drawing. I will not post any WIP, so it could be this month, next month, end of this year, next yearContest - Can't Turn Back the Years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost end of the year, time for a new contest. A lot of entries were posted for my last one, and I am at this moment busy at drawing the prices for the 2 winners. So it's a good time for something different and new...
I have been working for about 3 weeks on my new drawing now. Nothing on paper yet, but I have been creating my reference in Photoshop. I call it 'Beauty and the Beast' for now, but that is just a working title.
There is a big difference with my other work. There I just use a photo created by fellow artists on dA. For this one, I had an image in my head that would not be easy to find in a single reference. Therefore I worked for already about 10 hours on creating my own, using multiple sources.
How did I ca
Artists for a cure - 2013 calendar on saleHi everyone,Artists for a cure - 2013 calendar on sale3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some of you might remember that I said I was creating along with 11 other artists for a calendar project, where all proceeds go to Cancer Research. Well, the 2013 calendar is now on sale
I normally wouldn't send a journal out to you all about things I have published or for sale, but this one is of no benefit to me and it's all about fundraising, so I made an exception
This is the piece I drew -
There are some dA friends in there too with beautiful work and you can preview all pages before buying.
The calendar is for sale here - http://www.lulu.com/shop/artists-for-a-cure/artists-for-a-cure-fundraising-calendar-2013/calendar/product-20339628.html
Artists for a Cure details can be found here - http://artistsforacure.deviantart.com/
Thank you for reading and considering
Favourite Showcase Feature V Hi All! :icontardglompplz:Favourite Showcase Feature V3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please this article so more people can see it.
Check out some amazing art from the members of :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
Avatar by ayshafaseeh
Sweet and Sour by VahnKira Donar's Whisper by VikingWidunder Wolf 2012 by ZhaoT
Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch CHeeeeetah by narufag Venezia by CamillaMalcus
Kids on Piano by sDoost 'Party Animal' - Tea Party 2 by GreyRadian Siesta In Rostock's Eastern Historic District by BarbaraPommerenke Autumn's Glow by eajna
only silence by bohomaz13 Tears and Lace ... SOLD by graemeb Red Wolf Moon by BaiLang
Syrup and kiwi by dh6art Transient by PutItOnPaper Autumn dance by jogijs
The Messenger Goddess in Oil by daveinaz Jade by SalmaAshraf Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines by Bihni Hummingbirds - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
A big giant thank you to the amazing deviants and groups who art sponsoring this article! :ico
CONTEST TIME! THEME: 'Drawn to Pain'Welcome to our fourth contest! Create a traditional or digital work of art (based on our theme) from your favourite live action (non-animated) TV show or Movie! Thank-you to all those who gave us some feedback on the subject of this next exciting contest. The majority voted for the theme...CONTEST TIME! THEME: 'Drawn to Pain'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Drawn to Pain' : Draw a scene that represents 'Pain' from a live action TV show or Movie. Your drawing can represent physical 'pain', emotional 'pain', or even a 'pain' in the butt! It can involve any number of characters from your favourite show as long as it represents 'Pain' in some form. Your artwork can be based on an actual scene from the show or a scene you create using characters from the show. Here are a couple of examples (from our admin's galleries)...
ENTERING THE CONTEST:
1. You must be a member to enter - but it's super easy to become a member... just join!
2. Entries can be traditional or digital art (no
The scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!ONE MONTH LEFT! Come on, give my contest s tryThe scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
As for now, I haven't received [yet?] an enormous number of entries, so chances to win are high! Please consider taking part in the contest. Or maybe you've already started your drawing, hm?
Wersja polska: http://ilojleen.blogspot.com/2012/10/konkurs.html
Since it's my 10th art anniversary this year [I took up drawing exactly 10 years ago], I decided to make a contest. I asked the readers of my Polish blog what kind of contest they want, a raffle or they want to draw something, if yes, what technique and what theme do they prefer. Basing on their choices and my own ideas, I came up with this contest:
The scene from your favourite movie or series
Any movie or series counts, new, old, foreign, your domestic, black & white, colourful. You can include as many people in your work as you wish, but one person at least. You may d
Deserving of more attentionDeviantArt is a community of so, so many talented artists many of whom achieve a following of many watchers. But, as well as the popular artists there are many that haven't gained the attention they deserve.Deserving of more attention2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One such artist is :icongregchapin:, who consistently produces drawings of an outstanding standard which seem to be overlooked.
I have included just a few of his many drawings which I hope you can all show your appreciation for.
Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!The Contest is over!!!! Now the judging shall begin!!!!!Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have decided our theme will be Creativity is Cool
This contest is somewhat different: We will provide you with different stock images: Four of people, four of interior shots, four of outdoor/landscape images and four 'unusual or 'difficult' images. Now your mission is to choose one (or more) of those and get as creative with it as possible! You can use any part of the stock images in any way you like--so long as it's recognizable as having come from the image. Imagine all the different possibles!
Here pure skill is not as important- A perfect portrait might get not as much recognition as a really creative piece with the same stock base.
THE STOCK IMAGES
Women as Sex ObjectsWarning: Imma 'bout to rant.Women as Sex Objects2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off I'd like to point out that I'm not a raving feminist. I acknowledge that women are not equal in western society (despite corporate efforts that seem to be more about statements and false enthusiasm on the subject rather than actually taking women seriously) and I don't think we will be equal for a long time, if ever. Just how it is. Unfortunate (from the perspective of a woman), but just how it is.
ANYWAY. Here's my rant. I'm really tired of a female character being undermined by her being half nude. Really, really tired of it. And I'm not talking about artistic nudity, I'm talking about ass-cheek flashing skirts, bikini tops and little else (I'm looking at you, Japan).
I love a strong female lead, but they're so rare. Writers find it so hard to create a complex female character; they're either so brave and outspoken that they become butch and unattractive by design, or they're a sex object. A hopeless damsel in distress or someone who can hold th
Art Critic Cat Hates Your Art"This looks NOTHING like me. You suck."Art Critic Cat Hates Your Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you like the contest, please help to support it and spread the word by faving this Journal, or linking to it somewhere. Scroll down for absolutely amazing list of contest prizes you can win.
Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend
Edit: Everyone Deserves Exposure:icone-d-stitt: is a Professional Artist new to dA. His work just got "rejected" from one of the very groups I've been talking about. Now mind you, this work took him FOUR MONTHS of effort, 8 to 10 hours a day. It's his very best work, yet this particular group told him it was not good enough for them. ARE YOU KIDDING ME..?? It's so good a few days ago I suggested it for a Daily Deviation!!Edit: Everyone Deserves Exposure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please click on this work and go give Erik some love... tell him how awesome this piece is, give him some encouragement to help soothe his poor, smarting ego. We've all been there!
"rejected" work: others:
Remember, many other artists have had work rejected by such groups only to receive Daily Deviations on that same art at a later date, which shows the Staff of DeviantArt, with their collective experience, talent & maturity, might know a little bit more about what makes a piece of art have value than the averag
My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?The "official" journal about the contest will be submitted when the contest starts on Jan 29th. This one's purpose is help with a list of contest prizes.My upcoming contest! + Any prize donations?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: an artwork of your animal friend
A bit of info to get you interested (or not): your pet, your family's pet or simply an animal you're closely connected to and like very much (like that special horse of your granddad's you like very much and love to ride for example), can be any animal, artwork can be b&w, in color, or both, a portrait, full body, you can be creative and original as you want, but your pet should be in focus, you can also enter with artwork of your an animal that isn't alive anymore. Always wanted to draw your dog named Rex with whom you spent so many wonderful years together, but somehow never actually got to finally draw him? Now's a good time.
CATEGORY: Traditional Art only (drawing, painting, mixed media, scratchboard, etc.)
Contest donations needed! Is there anything you want to d