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ArtWORK Stamp by Blayzes ArtWORK Stamp by Blayzes
After much consideration, I decided to bring this back. I originally took it down when someone got mad at me for it. Now I realize that this stamp expresses my opinion. None of you have to agree with me, I'm not forcing anyone to think the way I do. If you don't like this stamp, that's fine with me. But please respect my option to have and express my own opinion. I won't be mad if you hate it, you shouldn't be mad at me for creating it. If I get flamed for it, I will not take it down again unless you can provide me with a genuine, sensible reason as to why I should. In absence of a good reason, the most I'll do is disable comments and block flamers.
Contrary to popular belief, this stamp was not made with anyone in mind. I created this stamp when I got sick of people submitting quick doodles and becoming popular because of it while the hardworking artists get little respect for their art. I do not believe the time you spend on something means anything. You could work your butt of on a piece of artwork and it only took you 10 minutes. Some people are faster artists than others. I also believe a piece of artwork could take you hours with little to no effort put into it at all. Time means nothing. The work and effort you put into something is what counts.
So please

Help put the WORK back in Artwork!</u>

Now available in non-subscriber format!
Just put the following text in your non-subscribed journal
: iconartworkplz :: iconartwork2plz :
without spaces, and even non-subscribers can enjoy the artWORK stamp!

Base (c) $zilla774
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NinjaWoodpeckers91 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that.
saliy-angel-wolf-420 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Professional Artist
Using Hell yeahhh skeleton 
KannibalSnakeSAMXIII Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actualbagel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
The longest I've ever worked on a piece of artwork with effort put into it was 5 months.
GenToast Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The longest I ever put into a drawing was 2.5 hours. Usually, I only take like 45 minutes to do a drawing cos I draw so fast (and messy)
waterfuzzy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I sometimes submit sketches, but only as references, and I'd never expect anything for them :P I work hard on my actual art, and I hate it when I see people using bases and doll makers on an ART site. Learn to draw, start on paper!
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
radiumlowi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I take... several nights (2 hrs per day) on my pictures. I seek for perfection and trying out new techniques each time ^ ^
HopeDiamond101 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
*Faves* :3
zooIogy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont lel
SythraNightshade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually put more than 4 hours in one picture so....ê.e
Thanks for this stamp!
MillyTheKitty1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stamp. I spend about 5 hours working on a single picture, a group picture takes me 2 days.
MasiRoyal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Screw peeps who hate this stamp
jarleynygmobblepot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Writer
me too
ElliEspy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Digital Artist

Black-Bolt-Ponies Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Amen to that.:clap:
Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stamp there. It means a lot. ^_^
fangythewoof Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
i du 2
CandyHeartSweetness Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
iiRiver-Of-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Artist
Ohh I get it :XD:
Solar-Fennec Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS STAMP!!! Screw what the other negative people have told you! I so agree with this stamp!
moreawesomethentyou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is true, I hunch over for hours working on something and trying to make it look really nice, looking at every detail to the point where I could strain my eyes. It can look nice and people do compliment my work. But when one boy I know puts barely any effort into his drawings, every one says how amazing it looks, then he'll brag how he is the second best artist in class. That is annoying, I'm faving this.~
. . .
I'm strange, but you already knew that :meow:
Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was 12, it took me 5 minutes to draw an amazing piece which I put a lot of work into. Now, it's 5 hours or more :la:
BeatrixDiSanti Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
This stamp really 'links' with my life as a deviant. Everytime I spend 7 or 8 freaking hours on a artwork with my eyes hurting on looking at the same program and upload it to be excited on receiving feedback, no, I barely receive them. And when I post a "good" picture without anything special on it, I receive a LOT of them, which makes me really go into stress by such illogic. But honestly, I guess that is just the beginning on every artist who is learning to draw... I hope.

Great stamp. I'm going to use it on my ID from now on ;)
blueheron93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Writer
I fucking love you. You are my new best friend.
OCDonotsteal Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
me 2
Miss-Sheepy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the in non-subscriber format!
I'm going to put it on my page right away

Skirushiemonster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, critique.

First, your stamp border. It's a little blurry, you want a nice, crisp border. This can be done by either correcting the one you have already (painstakingly) or I would recommend a new base. Also, a transparent border is a nice touch, and it depends on your art program how that can be done.

Second, I like how nice and big the font is, but it's touching your border, which makes it look sloppy. And lastly, your background is a nice colour, but a smooth gradient would function better than the current one.

Overall, this stamp isn't bad at all. There are a few areas which could use improvement, but well done.
Blayzes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Sorry for the late reply; I've been busy, and haven't been able to get to the bulk of my messages lately.

Yeah, I really do need to switch to a new base, for this stamp and some of my other old ones. The base I used on this one was good when I only had MS Paint. Now that I have and have discovered transparency, I can use better bases, so I need to revamp my older stamps. xD

Ah, I hadn't noticed that. You're right, it does look sloppy like that. When I switch to the new base, I'll have to redo the text.

I'm not really sure how to do a smooth gradient. ^^;

Thanks for the critique! =) It was a nice help.
stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite welcome. :D
Cimcity13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
yeah i wish people would you know bring more life into their art i know my backgrounds stink XD but im trying right? i mean as long as you try instead of saying you fail(i saw i fail sometimes but that's when im moody and i know i was bad to say it XD) and give up instantly and worship someone WHO DRAWS AT YOUR LEVEL OR EVEN LOWER! :p
Myszoskok Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Shit yes, I do! 8D
KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
I agree with you about hard working artists should deserve more respect, true it is not the question of time one spend with an artwork, but rather the effort and dedication it is made with, the composition, and the thoughts the artist wants to express with their work. I just experienced it again, and made me upset to see thoughtless,or even rushed works gaining more attention than those who'd really deserve it.
Loriele Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student General Artist
So true.
Something Deviant as a whole should recognize more rather then biasing so much of what gets seen vs what dosen't on popularity.
divinshki Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I want to beat my granddad with my notebook whenever he says "All you're doing is playing around on the computer." :| He doesn't think writing, photography, or manipulations are art. I need to wave this stamp in his face.
Zombie-Bunneh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool :)
...I feel bad. All the other comments on this are long and thoughtful :XD:
RaiMizu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Thankx alot for making one for non-subbys!
uppuN Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Work" such a harsh word...
I put effort and time in my art, but it doesen't seem like "work" to me.
I think some artist can do a very quick doodles that means nothing to them, but it amazes other people, and it's ok! Some people are jealous of that. (I didn't mean you are!)
TheBulletAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I REALLY hate when people go "OMG!!! I can't draw as well as you can, so I suck!" It breaks my heart. A lot goes into the skill level of an artist. Such as: How long they've been drawing for(Not AGE, they're two different things), natural ability(my younger brother just started drawing and he's better than I was after I'd been drawing for years), how often they draw or doodle, and a bunch of other stuff.
Time CAN play a factor in the quality of your art. I spend hours sitting in front of a drawing with music playing going over every inch trying to find mistakes to correct or think of details to add. But it doesn't have to, because I know people who can do a wonderful picture in only 10 to 15 minutes but still put just as much effort into it as I did.
furawatchi23 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008   General Artist
I totally agree with this! :thumbsup:

This reminds me of a the time where this really talented artist accused me of rushing on my art (how dare he!) and bashed what I drew.

"I put as much as work into my artwork as you. I'm sorry it doesn't take me 30 hours to draw something :X"
MichaelSchenker2nd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
So basically if I spent 20 minutes on a drawing it's not art?
Blayzes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I already said time wasn't a factor. o_O Some are faster than others. What I don't consider art is little doodles that had absolutely no work or effort put into them whatsoever.
RevivalPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
People who try deserve it. Nothing wrong with that.
Straywolf59 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree, i dislike when people just draw something they didn;t take time on it...then they get TONS of comments on it, when the people that actually try to make it look gewd, they dont get as many comments. Its like it is unnoticable. *sigh*
Miiroku Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
I so agree with this stamp. ><

I've nothing against famous artists. All they want to do is to bring people happiness with there art. However, I do wish that lesser known artists who've been around forever would get a little more respect. A famous artist on here can put up a peice of work they know sucks ass that literally took them 2 minutes, and someone will say, "This is so amasing! I worship you!" but a lesser known artist can put up a piece that took lots of work and looks much nicer than the famous person's scrrible, but the same commenter from earlyer would say, "This sucks." D8 Wow that was a long sentence! xD My rant ends here. X3
Bramblelover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Here, here! *nods* Yesh! People should put work into their art, not just put up scraps and doodles and little torn up pieces of notebook paper with scribbles all over them. DeviantART! Not DeviantCRAP!!
FireLizard-Rena Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Yes yes, I agree. =3
It's to bad that scribbles get so many favs and comments, yet something you put so much effort into goes unnoticed. D=
And I agree that it isn't how much time you spend, it's how hard you work on it. :3
nadare-sama Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
i completely agree with this.
im tired of seeing spam posted everywhere and in the descipritonm its just 'L0L0L0LZZZ!!!!' and then when you see the comments and faves theres about 800+.
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