Regarding Cute Things and OriginalityHello all, taking a departure from my usual happy journal posts or little journal advertisements, I'm going to take this time to rant today.More Like This
What am I ranting about? Cute things. It has been brought to my attention (or has been in my attention for a while) that many cute artists (and no I'm not attacking anyone in particular) have this tendency to regard their work as being 100% original and tend to lambast other cute artists for, "OMG STEALING THEIR IDEAS!!1"
Well, listen to me just for one second. Here's some news for everyone: simple and cute art is NOT original. None of it. In fact, it's probably the worst way to limit yourself as an artist. What new
things can possibly be brought to the world of san-x inspired cute art? A cute cake? A happy doughnut? OH WOW, TOTALLY ORIGINAL. All cute bears look like Rilakuma. All cute lions look like Afro Ken (minus the rainbow mane). Get over it. Cute art is cute, it's not original.
Why do I draw mainly cute things then? Well, the answer is simp