|Liar, Liar, Wacom on fire..|
Liar, Liar, Wacom on fire..
Jan. 21st, 2004 @ 07:11 pm
I'm sure some people do lie about technique, but for the most part I see that as a sign of their own feelings of inadequacy as an artist. I'm firmly of the belief that it's the image that counts, how it was achieved may be interesting or not, but it's secondary.
The only objections I would have with this kind of lying is when breaking copyright, such as tracing copyrighted photos ( probably the most common misdemeanour in digital art on the net ) or, as you said, mis-leading a novice into trying a technique that doesn't really work. I've never seen that happen, but I'm happy to take your word that it does.
I applaud your decision not to 'name and shame' Puppy, but I would be interested in a thread with examples of 'cheat techniques' ( always willing to learn new tricks ).
I agree entirely that it isn't the technique you used but the final product that counts when you are actually selling your work. I have nothing but the utmost respect for people who can learn shortcuts and save time and still have a piece look great.
As I said, the thing that gets my goat is that it seems like certain people don't want others to succeed and don't care if people are hurt by their intentional misleading.
No, I have no intention of naming names because that seems to be a bit immature but I see nothing at all wrong with an expose on technique and shortcuts.
Thanks for your input, Mukki! It always helps me get things into perspective...
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