I see a lot of polls saying "How old do you think I am based off my art?" and I always click them away unvoted because I never have an idea. Do you have a guess about someone's age when you view their art?
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Yes, when I see someone's art I tend to have some kind of estimate about how old they are (doesn't mean it has to be correct)
26%
Somewhat, I guess?
31%
Yea, but only with certain people and styles.
19%
Nope, not at all.
24%
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Published: March 17, 2015
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littIebirb's avatar
I do tbh its subconcious ;_;
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P
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PoisonSoldat|Student Interface Designer
Well.. sometimes you can tell what age they are, but not always, so it really depends on the style. But I'd probably guess wrong anyway x)
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would too xD
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PoisonSoldat|Student Interface Designer
I'm glad I'm not the only one x)
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LionheartedPhoenix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Judging someone's age by their ability to draw is kind of far-fetched. I know people who draw far better than I, but they are younger than me. So would one guess me younger than them just because I am not as good yet? Naw, I don't judge age on the ability.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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ZombieRaccoon5|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well looking at your art, you're clearly a 45 year old man from india :dummy:

...duh...
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course :P
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TomboyJessie13|Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the time I don't know, there's a great number of people with different ages and art styles.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I think so too.
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TomboyJessie13|Hobbyist General Artist
oh good i'm not the only one who thinks that.
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Llamagal21|Hobbyist Artist
Well...sometimes, but not really..
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me neither xD
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Flaming-Cat|Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, people don't have to be older to be good at drawing, and people don't have to younger to be bad at drawing either.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, even if people like to think so :P
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LateAMdoodles|Hobbyist General Artist
yeah mostly the topic on what the drawings are made of and the way they presented it

but sometimes you just dont know at all
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, I don't know. I think it's more based on stereotypes than on truth.
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LateAMdoodles|Hobbyist General Artist
could be
its not like i'm always right with guessing an artist age but with some artist you can see a lot in their art wich you can make a rough estimate from
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yeah I do, I judge age on art basing my estiments off of how I've progressed through the years.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
But not everyone progresses at the same rate as you, let alone that they started at the same age or used the same methods to improve.
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Ravenfeather112689's avatar
yeah I know, I said it was a guess not a 'this person is definitely this age'.
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zooIogyEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I've been watching someone for a few weeks and they've been posting journals and descriptions along with their art, I generally start to formulate a guess. But it's not so much about the art itself (though occasionally I'll take style or neatness into account since there's some elements that are more common with younger deviants than older ones). I'm mostly basing it off of what they talk about and how they talk about it...
I usually guess within the correct age group (like young teenager, older teenager, 20something, or older) but I'm not too great at specifics.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, specifics are hard to guess, but they are irrelevant most of the time anyway.
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