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your thoughts on vent art?



i have nothing against them
i just prefer/support artistic venting a lot more than something plain that just shows the lineart of someones main character dying a horrible death/ looking like it hasnt eaten for a couple of months on a plain white background
i mean i even vent myself every now and then
but its just so much more effective to put time and careful effort into such a drawing
you just feel so much more relieved after that, especially when you try out something really abstract that reflects your emotions perfectly
but hey that's just my opinion

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:iconjustshapes:
justshapes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017   Digital Artist
i feel as if the super sketchy, lined in white on a black background with like, red cuts and x's everywhere vents aren't really, vents but are like, attention seeking pictures? i don't mean that in a mean way but venting is usually more powerful, and reflects the way you feel, yknow? for example there was this picture that was really popular a while ago and it was a picture of a girl with spikes on her back and a bunch of balloons surrounding her and it was called "anxiety" and it was so nicely done and even colorful! and too me that's much more powerful than a furry bleeding in black and white.
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Noxinnus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I feel like you where talking about me when you said
Thin looking characters ,lineart, white bg

And now I just feel really bad
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Noxinnus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A friend of mine has anorexia that's why I always draw thin characters in some of my vents

And I mostly make lineart because if I go in it to deep I actually don't feel more released
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MaryToast Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have problems about vent art. I do this kind of thing when I'm super sad, but sometimes people just do vent art for attention :T
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kamomii Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think that vent is okay, but i don't appreciate it too much if people are posting it everyday with 6 paragraphs . . .
and most of the time real effort isn't put into the vent?? but i understand vents, and i think that most are great ;m; and if people wanna do the venting everyday, ill just respect that opinion-- i won't bash them or anything, if they want to show their venting through writing more than the art itself, then thats their way of expressing it, and I'm fine with that.
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IcyPlayzGamez Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student General Artist
me too nothings wrong with it
it weird when  you see someone get bashed for making vent art (like wtf)
i guess those people just hate seeing peoples emotions
you just
gotta vent what you gotta vent
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Blacky-Larrson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vent arts can be cool but kinda make me worried if it was for other artists
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HMS-ArtHound Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
eh, people can do what they want. It just gets annoying if it's like... all the time and it's just constant "here's my oc cutting himself!" "I hate myself, here's my oc lying in blood!"

I dunno, that annoys me, I don't feel like it needs to be posted really. But more... interesting? vent art doesn't bother me. All art is about emotion.
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AnimuCatto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I have no problem with it, I think epoeple need to let it out and that's ok and it's horrible if someone judges them for that and just makes them feel worse
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ocFIREPELTv2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
I don't like seeing a vent art but I am ok with them
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Linniden Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i feel the same way about vent art except
i dont think people should just rely solely on that
like if they have something serious wrong w/ them and haven't been getting a therapist or something like that then they should do that aswell
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Fletchadoodle Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no problem with vent art. As someone who often finds themselves back in the ditch-o-depression, I empathize with it more than anything.
When I feel down, I often make vent with characters that represent me(More recently, my persona) either laughing or sobbing, since doing either or both in real life makes me feel so much better.
The problem I have is when people post a lot of vent(Ha, I'm one to talk ;; ), not because it's 'excessive' or 'annoying', but because they need actual help at that point.
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:iconkohi-koneko:
Kohi-Koneko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as it isn't hate speech or to get attention, I'm fine with it!
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S0URGRAPES Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
i think its fine as long as people dont over do it and use it for unnecessary attention
like updating the same vent art piece over and over again yknow ?
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JeshuaJonas Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Vent art can be very therapeutic, as it gives people an outlet for emotions that they may not be able to comfortably tell other people about. I agree in that I prefer that effort be put into the art as it makes it more meaningful in my opinion, however, if your emotions prefer being a stick drawing on a white or black background to represent the suffocating loneliness of your existence, that's your choice, and I will respect that.
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Rugi-nee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Vent art can help you acknowledge your frustrations and convert them into beauty. I don't have anything against them either if they truly mean something to the artist.
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RoseSparkleDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly when i vent i do it because i get really mad @ myself and when i'm mad i can't take the time to do something that isn't just like  my fursona dying really sketchy on a plain bg or some edgy shit like that so there's my excuse at least
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TheNarsHowlTao Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind vent art as long as you relieve some stress from it. :) And as long as there's nothing along the line of "your worthless" or something like that anywhere. Then you're just venting to hurt yourself more. :/
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:iconanimalmoongamer:
 I love vent art! I don't know why though...
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:iconmellowchanxx:
MellowChanxx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
When I draw vents, I don't make my fursona dying. I think its too farfetched , and will make me feel worse. So I usually have something not too edgy.
I have nothing against them tbh
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
People who vent constantly just annoy the shit out of me. Like fuck off.
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
I agree, I had to unwatch someone because they were posting vent art/journals 24/7. It was annoying.
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
Y'know what we should do? Y'know what we should do to these people.
Fucking kill them.
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
I wouldn't kill them, I would strap them down onto a chair and make them watch cringeworthy vids.
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
I was joking
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
I was too
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lncendiary Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS 100% true

especially if the vents are directed towards someone else on dA
which I've dealt with before and it's so annoying and makes me feel like trash
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
How the fuck did you manage to get the username "Incendiary"?
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:iconlncendiary:
lncendiary Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it's an L, not an i. but uh, I don't know, lol.
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ohhhhhhhhhh
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:iconmellowchanxx:
MellowChanxx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
My girlfriend *underline next word* did that.
she cant help it tbh
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Your girlfriend's name is "underline next word"?
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:iconmellowchanxx:
MellowChanxx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
*slaps self*
no, sorry, now I realised it sounds like that
I meant to say underline next word as in underline the word 'did' xD
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Oh. You mean like this?
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:iconmellowchanxx:
MellowChanxx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
yes ;;
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:icondigbythegoat:
DigbyTheGoat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Hahah you got pwned
EPIC PWNED
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:iconmellowchanxx:
MellowChanxx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
...
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qpyd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont really have much of an issue on vent art but i wouldnt do it like every day


(hypocritical coming from me lmao)
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:iconnymqq:
nymqq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yOUR FUCKING PROFILE PIC
WHERE IS DAT FROM
LMAO
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
It's edgy.
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:iconnymqq:
nymqq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah,,
some are but not all vents
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
They should just vent to their closer friends tbh
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:iconnymqq:
nymqq Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, they can do whatever they want
if the vents annoy you just ignore them or unwatch the person
You can't tell someone not to vent, theyre expressing how they feel
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Bee-the-pancake-cat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree
whenever i do vent art i put effort into it like if it was a normal drawing.The only difference is that it just expresses my feelings :v
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Autumns-Dusk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay my opinion

I don't mind any kind of vent art. Like, it's what they drew then they were feeling down to feel better, it doesn't matter what it looks like to me. HOWEVER. I don't want to see people posting vent art like 3 out of 7 days of the week or more. It gets me down, I feel like they're really struggling and I can't help. I don't mind every now and again but sometimes it's just... Idk, just not too much in a short timeframe, you know?
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DevilTrisa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might be messed up, but I LOVE vent art. It feels like inside of them, you can feel more than one emotion. It expresses the artist's feelings in an amazing way, and it's just beautiful in it's own form. Other than looking at a normal piece of art, you feel that a vent piece gives out stronger vibes of emotions. It's the only way an artist can express themselves in a unique way that no one can.
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DorkyAF Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i've been drawing a lot more vent art recently, but more on paper
i try not to post it here but when i do draw vent art, i always mess up the expressions and it doesn't come out right

when i'm down i relate to the word 'vomit'
not because i feel like doing so- but because i get all these thoughts and worries and problems built up with no one to tell, that i just want to vomit them all out and hope i feel better afterwards
idk it just helps when i doodle that
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pff-f Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
vents are totaly not my thing i try to stay away from them as much as possible.
but sometimes you just don't want to seem like you're ignoring someone so i just put them in a folder tittled ''stay strong''

i do understand if an artist posts one vent like every 2 months
but i honestly ''hate'' people who post a vent 3 times a week.

most of the people don't realy seem like they need to vent on every smallest thing-

but if we are talking about the actual venting people i totaly agree with you
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reaoune Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
most of my vents surprinsingly have ALOT more detail than my normal art to be honest

i'll draw for atleast half an hour and sometimes i'll keep on going for hours straight

sometimes i don't even draw,actual vent art to vent. i'll just draw some cute character smiling and it still helps me with venting

i mean,if it makes them feel better,go for it,i'm not gonna put some digital or traditional canvas higher on the importance scale than your health and emotions.
but it doesn't hurt
i like making my vent art creative,like sometimes say i  feel sad or envious,i like to take the word that describes my feelings and turn it into a character then draw it ( which i did yesterday )
i felt sad and envious because i felt really bad about my art compared to others,and felt like i was shit ( which i still kind of do but that's not the point )
image.prntscr.com/image/1e309e…
bad quality picture,sorry

it's unfinished but it's basically envy as some random character i created
it doesn't hurt to put more effort into it but that's really all i have to say 
overall,it doesn't really bother me but everywhere is like "edgy bleeding wolf,dying,etc."
i like creativity
which i lack
haha
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Kokiichi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
i agree with you so much,,,,
like im a-ok with venting i think its 100% fine to do so, idc how much or little you vent.
its good to let feelings out.
but when you draw your oc hanging themselves or dead or something it makes me feel off a little,,,, idk.


i usually draw with pixels and bright colors and limbs that arent connected, along with stuff in Japanese-
so i guess i cant really talk lol,,,,
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