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Martina da Bologna
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The trolled life of the engineer: art quality

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 21, 2016, 7:47 AM
Ok, some recent fact just disturbed me a lot, and it's just the last drop that started the overflow.

I don't know how many of you actually exteem manga/anime drawing style, and I don't really care of it.
This is my thought. Drawing the same fucking kind of eyes on everything, the same triangular stupid nose for all animals, the same face shape for everyone is NOT skill. I want you all to know that I can perfectly draw in manga style, and that I do love realistic style because it requires so much effort and skill. So putting relism in everything is my away to show you only my best. And also, I want you to realize that doing a thick black line as shading is lot way easier than shading with a gradient of darks and light to define volumes. And color within a thick line, is lot way faster than coloring with single brush strokes to respect and improve a color pattern.
Understand me if I feel trolled when my art is putted under cheap standard and timesaving art.

I do not accept to see realistic or any other kind of drawing style that defines our unique way of expression underextimated (from cartoon to semi-realistic, to childish) , while everyones wants manga. I'm not judging you, I respect your choice, I respect your way to waste money, but deal with the fact that you are not really undestanding anything about art if you want manga art above any other style. You are pretty like those I know who actually thinks Stephany Mayer or E L james are geniuos while Hamingway and Edgar Allan Poe are boring craps.

What I do here, is trying to make your character alive. When I spend 5-10 hours on shading and lighting is beacuse I want you to look at your character and feel him breathing. It's NOT beacuse I'm stupid and take 5 hours for something I could have done in 15 minutes.
I am REALLY REALLY disappointed by those who cannot understand this, and spit on good artist to look for those ones who will paint a character like 100 other ones by changing simply a color pattern. Because this is what you get. Just try to turn your awesome manga picture in black white, compare it 20 more other and find out what defines your character, if you can!

This rambling speach is to say you that I will never give up this fight against bad art. I will never paint bad, I will never support those who paint bad because they are lazy asses and cannot develope their own style. And I will never accept your request to give up quality to offer products that will delight the mass. I am an artisan, and engineer, not a supermarket.
Stop thinking that common things are the best, just stop that! This way of thinking is killing originality and skill improvement, it's killing the good part of the world, not just the good art.

Thank you for listening,
Lady Martina.

  • Listening to: Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
  • Reading: Leonardo's fables
  • Playing: violin



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Only0x Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Love your work. Had to watch. Your drawings are amazing.
LadyMartina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much
Only0x Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Nice gallery:)
LadyMartina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
JammingJackle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Your art is just-WOW!!!!!! QWQ ITS FABULOUS!!!
LadyMartina Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha nice!
Thanks for the appreciation dear ;D
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