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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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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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean dumb not dump like typo.XD
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CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital 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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Tsaalyo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
:/ Sorry about that.
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Everonee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General 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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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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