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Why is it that on dA, people seem to like/be more impressed by crisp pixel drawings than non-pixelated ones, yet people I know in real life tend to do the complete opposite? I've seen this a few times now x) 

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40 deviants said I never noticed. :shrug:
38%
27 deviants said I noticed and I don't know why.
7%
5 deviants said I noticed and I think I know why.

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Roxalew Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, never really noticed that ^^;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine xD
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think maybe because growing up, most people had paint as a drawing program and not other things such as photoshop and that. Most people (including me) drew on paint a lot however the smooth lines you get on other programs would look AMAZING to someone who was only used to the crisp pixels on paint.

Here on dA its quite the opposite I guess, most people are able to have access to programs that let you draw with smooth lines, seeing someone being able to pixel is then amazing.

Just an idea hehe.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, nice theory you have there... makes sense actually :'D
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was sorta like that for me haha
I'd see nice smooth pictures on the internet and love them because geez, how do people even do that?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yea, I remember hating only having Paint because I couldn't draw like everyone else - and thinking of that now, I still don't draw the way I thought I would once I downloaded other programs x')
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, ahh memories~
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea :'D
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scrungo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student
I think it's because people on Deviantart understand how difficult pixeling is, as to people outside don't.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly :P
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TallestNerd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
On dA It's like:
-Really great drawing- WOAH!
-Pixels- OMG WOW OMG THIS IS AMAZING!

Irl:
-Really great drawing- WOAH OMG THIS IS AMAZEBALLS!
-Pixels- Meh.

Yeah, I never noticed until now.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much x)
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TallestNerd Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
haha x3
Except for gamers, It's dA. It kinda depends. l>
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Kittty-Catt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I think many people on DeviantART like video games.
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:iconwondersparks:
WonderSparks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Word up. B-)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably! :P
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BlitzEngles Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, I mean I really like pixel art, but ms paint art seems to get a lot more credit than expected? Like honestly it's not that hard to draw with, especially once you know how to layer things with it.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I find Paint easier for backgrounds actually, and I don't think I should be praised for not being able to make those backgrounds in GIMP. I wish I could do better backgrounds in other programs too, and it irks me how something is good just because I use a program that is "hard to use" according to some. Because when I show those drawings to people out of dA, they don't think it's that special.
I kind of feel like people like it just because of the medium it was made in, and not because of the art itself? Same with Muro stuff, a lot of people comment things like "WOW this is good for Muro!" and it kind of makes me wonder, is it actually any good in general, or do you just admire it because you can't use the tool yourself?
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BlitzEngles Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hhh yess. Paint is just the basics of basics regarding art programs, and really that makes it the easiest to use. And while I can understand people praising you for using MS paint due to it's stripped down tools, I don't think it should be put higher above high quality programs like Sai or Photoshop.
Personally I've gotten tons of praise for animating on Ms Paint, and really I shouldn't because frankly the reason I haven't upgraded to Sai animations is frankly because I'm really bad with layers and can't really work it right. soyesIagree.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. I actually feel I'm kind of handicapped when it comes to art for not being able to work with more complicated programs. I really should learn more about them.
Whenever I animate a thing (like once in a thousand years) I get praise for using free programs like GIMP but honestly I'm just too dumb to figure Flash out, and I'm actually really angry at myself for that reason.
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SoaringBirds Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
That's what I think. Sure, pixels can look really cute but sometimes full drawings with proper unpixellated shading look better.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends on so many things, sometimes the one will look better, sometimes the other, but I think that's about equal xP
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SoaringBirds Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Yeah ;v;
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LiteralBanana Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe people are just impressed by everything here? This is DA, people are here with the orientations much more different than of the actual world who's not aware or not using DA...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's another possibility x) It's true that they see things very differently :'3
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LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dunno. Sometimes I just like pixels. I'm not sure why, but I think they can be really pretty.
Smooth art is cool too; what I prefer just depends on my mood.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like them too, but smooth art is cool too :3
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glubbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
i don't really know either x'D
i dunno, but I think that if a nice looking drawing is done in ms paint, then it will look like there was more effort put into it??? no idea but that's what i'm guessing.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, possibly. I just wish it could be more equal actually, because most of the time pixelated takes less effort as I can just bucket tool everything rather than colouring by hand. It only takes more effort when I have to make a full pic out of it x)
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glubbs Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
yeah, i definitely agree. i don't think my pixels are very good though.
i don't really do many drawings with tons f effort anymore, i just like to doodle and stuff because it's so much easier and enjoyable since i'm not very patient. :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like most of your art because it looks neat and clean, but to me it doesn't matter whether you pixel it or not :'3
Doodling is fun. BD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When a classmate went through my works to show them to the class, I thought he'd pick the MS Paint ones as everyone on dA is all "OMG MS paint drawings wawww", but they were all Muro ones, even some from my Scrapbook. And my brother still wonders why I use MS Paint because "even though it's crazy you can do that, it's still ugly as fuck that you can see the pixels like that." :'D
Yet on dA, whenever I make something in Paint it always gets extra attention.
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