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Appreciate Art Stamp by Tsaalyo Appreciate Art Stamp by Tsaalyo
I'm in a stampy mood lately, lol.

I see a lot of animosity towards certain artistic mediums and styles here. Most notably, fanart. But also, I hear a lot of people complain that there is too much anime, manga, and digital art on dA. Some people simply call it boring, while others have gone so far as to claim it's not even art. And of course, for every person to respect what an artist is trying to convey with artistic nudity, you'll find several who claim it's just cheap porn and should be removed. And moving on further, I've seen people say that photomanipulators are not artists at all - a claim that intensifies if the photomanipulator uses stock images rather than photos he took himself.

You know what I've noticed? This fact is obvious but it needs to actually be said: you will never, ever hear anyone saying that an oil canvas portrait is not art. You will never hear that a pencil sketch is not art. Simply put, you will never see a digital artist or a fanartist say that traditional art isn't art. No, it's always the pretentious, traditional art snobs who downplay art genres and mediums that they personally don't take part in. Disagree with that statement? Prove me wrong. I'm not saying that EVERY traditional artist does this, of course, but the fact of the matter is that when it comes to artistic animosity, to downplaying styles and mediums, all guilty parties are traditional artists and none of them are digital artists, photomanipulators, anime artists, or fanartists.

And if all you see when you look at artistic nudity is cheap porn, simply put, look away, since you're obviously not mature enough to grasp the meaning behind it.

Art is about creative expression. Art is supposed to convey an emotion, or depict a scene, or give a visual for a written character, etc. These goals can be accomplished with traditional art, with digital art, with nudity, with photomanipulation, and with every other kind of art. Artists are supposed to try to do these things, and appreciate the attempts of other artists to do the same. If you automatically spit on a piece of art because you personally don't approve of the style or medium, and especially if you even go so far as to claim that the style or medium shouldn't be called art, you have no right to call yourself an artist.
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:icondragonofforest:
DrAgOnOfFoReSt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet another stamp that has a epiphany to say... :iconthumbsupplz:
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
:)
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CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I mean dumb not dump like typo.XD
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CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
There was this artist working for capcom I can't remember her name but they kicked her out because she drew on paper. Even though it was scanned colored in photoshop...I don't understand what's wrong with those people. I also heard that some people would go as far as to say digital art isn't real art I don't know why they would say that.It's not like the art draws itself.People are still taking the time to draw on their tablets or whatever they use digitally! 

I even had this argument with "someone" I am not going to mention their name...about anime and manga they wouldn't consider someone who isn't japanese as a manga artist.These kind of things bother me and I thought it was racist. I think it's pretty dump because that's like saying you can't make Chinese food because you are not Chinese...Anyway to me Anime/manga is a style. :iconfacepalmplz:

Personally I love all kinds of art it doesn't matter if it's a photo,drawn traditional or digital it doesn't matter to me.:)
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dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I tried to enter a contest but the person holding it seriously wouldn't let me because I wouldn't do it digital. I'm terrible at digital and pretty good at traditional. AND IT WASN'T EVEN IN THE RULES BUT THEN THEY ADDED IT. 
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
:/ Sorry about that.
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Everonee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, thank you for this stamp!
(My fanart has always gotten more praise than my original art... unfortunately, I do more original art... It's a pain. x_x)
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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Djmusicandcartoons Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
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Aternium Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
My only problem is with "abstract" "art" that is literally just a circle on a blank canvas and things equivalent to that. To me that's NOT art, that takes no skill, no creativity and a minimal amount of time and effort. That is not art.

Otherwise, sure. I may not like, but I'll appreciate it.
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NaLuFan1227 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realize you said this a year ago, but abstract art does take creativity. A good portion of Picasso's work was abstract, and there are pieces that I've done (though not necessarily posted) that took a lot of time and imagination, that were abstract. To me, abstract means it doesn't fit in another category. It's not cubism, realism, surrealism, or any of that. It's just you.
Granted, there are pieces that even a 3yo could do, but a majority are good art, and to the person who created it, it's something beautiful.       
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
You realize an entire country has such a thing as their flag, lol.
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Aternium Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Obviously, but I don't view flags are "art", I view them as simple symbols for countries.
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
*shrug* Your call. ^_^
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!!! THANK YOU!! :iconinloveplz: ALL art is ART!! It dosent matter; artistic nudety, traditonal, fanart and of course anime/Manga and cartoons style is ART too :love:

Im a proud Traditonal anime/Manga Fanartist and i make my own Manga with my own characters/story and art!! :)
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Cool! :)
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Forgot to put digital art and photo in there XD the point is; Its all art!! :)
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this.
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Good. :)
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have digital art and literature in my gallery.
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Nice. :)
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Ann-MarieLoponen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can i use this in my profile? :heart:
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Of course. :)
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Ann-MarieLoponen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
You're welcome. :)
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Smeargles23 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true! I love these kind of meaningful stamps C:
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thanks. :)
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Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Couldn't agree more! :heart:
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Glad to hear it! :)
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YoSop Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if you do photomanipulation, it does work as real art. Because you could I don't know, create a landscape mixed with others and that could definitely speak out a message. Your own world maybe.:meow:
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Glad you think so~.
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YoSop Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.:meow:
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MangaOtakuTB15 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
If they're complaining about photo manips, they clearly didn't hear about Dada period and Graphic design in the 70's! XD
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
xD
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RFHartwell Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I agree 100%!
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:icontsaalyo:
Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yay, I'm glad. :)
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PrettiesAndFighters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the description; it made me feel better as about 90% of my art is digital. :)
Thanks so much for the stamp.~
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You're welcome. :)
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PrettiesAndFighters Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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boneypatches Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats something i can relate to, im a traditional, and digital artist, im told that i couldnt be an artist since ive drawn fan art, ponies, anime, all that, arts just something hat helps me get through life, and if people dont like it tough, cause i AM an artist
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Pretty sad that there has to be such judgmentalness in art. Art is about expression!
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boneypatches Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it makes me sad, or angry. but i dont see why people do it...
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I honestly think some of it comes from peoples' own insecurities. They feel better about their own shortcomings when they insult the work of others.
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boneypatches Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
possibly... i just kinda wish they would keep their opinions to themselves, and keep working on their own art, besides its not like im smaking on anyones art
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Yeah, really.
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MangaOtakuTB15 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is why I learn to make art digitally and traditionally. Sometimes, it helps to learn both. I can always color traditionally based off my digital art where I'm sure corrections have been done as far as the coloring digitally and line art goes. Who said you can't mix both of them is what I say. XD
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Mixing them can be very tricky to make look right. xD But if you're good at it, yay!
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MangaOtakuTB15 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
When you think about it, a coloring book is practically a book full of linearts. Making one yourselfand coloring it digital way and traditional way isn't that complicated.
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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Well sure, but combining digital coloring and traditional lines is very tricky.
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