What are some annoying things people who don't do art ask you/say to you?

Discussion in 'Art' started by poponye, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Animé Fan

    Animé Fan Head of the Shonen Academy Defender of Defoko

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    Yep. The nerve of some, if not all, people! If one thinks about it, child characters, especially young boy characters, are probably the most versatile of the age groups when it comes to characterization and development. Society just doesn't let them! :sad:
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    I get that same problem, only vice versa. I'm a female who solely draws young boys and, though not all the time, some will complain about why I never draw men and females. There really shouldn't be anything wrong with that. It's just personal preferences and if they don't like it, that's their problem.
     
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  2. Piia

    Piia Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    Oh btw I loved Ren from NU'EST(probably because his hairdo from FACE reminded me of Len)... And Aron too.:love:
     
  3. Iris Dragonoure

    Iris Dragonoure Your Local Seventeen Trash Defender of Defoko

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    Aron's great, but Ren is forever my bias. I love him so much.
    He's my avatar on Vocaloid Otaku.
    And I have an entire file in my pictures full of cute Ren things.
    (btw FACE is my favourite of their songs.)
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    I don't know how to draw shotas. Help?
     
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  4. Animé Fan

    Animé Fan Head of the Shonen Academy Defender of Defoko

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    Let's see. How do I explain how to properly draw shotas? For starters, think about some young boy characters that you know and/or like and maybe draw some inspiration from them, whether it's wardrobe, appearance, personality, voice, etc. Many of my shonen characters are inspired by Jr. from Xenosaga, for example. Sometimes, I look up pictures of real-life boys and occasionally androgynous females for ideas. Ironic, right? But I only look up the latter for the hairstyles! :cry: Though I draw shotas of all kinds, I always want to make sure their designs are decent and practical for their occasions. This is usually one of the reasons why people put down shotas: versatility and the fact that their professionals commonly associate them as either obstacles, one-time victims, and/or sexual objects.

    I usually start with the character's personality before I create his design, but however you want to draw shotas is really up to you.
     
  5. kimchi-tan

    kimchi-tan Your local Mikotard Global Mod Defender of Defoko

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  6. ChiaAkiyama

    ChiaAkiyama Momo's Minion

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    "That looks easy"
    "Oh I can do that"
    "Anyone can do that"
    "Why don't you [...] instead?"
    "You should have [...}"
    "I bet I could do that"

    Those phrases apply to music production, animation and drawing.
     
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  7. Pratzelwurm

    Pratzelwurm Residential Cat Defender of Defoko

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    Some of these have probably been said before, but here are a few of my personal gear-grinders:
    "Why are they naked?"
    "Why did you draw her with BOOBS?" (last I checked, most women have them.)
    "Did you draw that?"
    "Is that anime?" (I draw in a Western style...)
    Or better yet, "that's not real art that's anime" (said to me by an art teacher. And, again, I don't even draw anime)
    "Omg you're so good I can't even draw a straight line / stick figure!"
    "How did you get so good? Teach me!" "I've been drawing seriously for twelve years and I've put countless hours of hard work into my skills; you'll never get good if you don't put in any effort, but I believe that everyone has the potential to be a great artist --" "Lol no you're just talented. I'll never be that good."
    "Do you take requests?" "Not often, and usually only from friends." "Can I be your friend then??"
    "Is that you?"
    "Is that me?"
    "Is that [insert famous person / character]?"
    "Why are they angry / sad / any emotion other than happy?"
     
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  8. Animé Fan

    Animé Fan Head of the Shonen Academy Defender of Defoko

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    Sorry! :bigtears:
     
  9. poponye

    poponye tiniest lifeboat Defender of Defoko

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    I RELATE!!!!! "Japanese boys who sing chinese" holy f
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    I've thought of more...,.,...

    "why are they (insert expression here)"
    "why is their hair so weird"
    "i'd never wear that" (i draw short skirts and tumblr aesthetic looking clothing alot :uhuhu:>)
    "why do you only draw girls"
    "whys she so skinny"
    "whys she so thicc"
    "how do u draw that"
    "did you draw that" (DO YOU SEE ME DRAWING RN??)
    "is that..."
    "is that me/you?"
    "nice anime" (the only "anime" part of my drawings are eyes and they dont even look that anime like"
     
  10. rinrin243

    rinrin243 Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    *random anime art found on the internet*
    Mom: did you draw that??????
    Me: .....no mom :annoyed:
     
  11. ChiaAkiyama

    ChiaAkiyama Momo's Minion

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    This post is in a "What they said" / (What I thought) format.

    "Don't just draw in Japanese, you need to have another style like in the Sunday comics, something American." (Talk about xenophobia! That's a word for word quote btw.)
    "The eyes and the hair look very Asian, don't you think?" (No way, do they really? Another word for word quote.)
    "Wow that's looks really good! Draw me." (Stop what I'm doing and draw you? But--!? ...I got this just about anywhere.)
    "Can you draw a little faster?" (Oh yeah, let me just draw some stick figures instead. That'll be way faster!)
    "Sometimes, you can just draw a little slower and take your time." (Then you go ahead and do it!)
    "Oh I can only draw photo-realistic, it really sucks." (If it's photo-realism... how does it suck!?)
    "Can you draw me a tsunami and have it done by tomorrow?" (This unpaid commission actually happened.)
    "We should draw something together." (No way that'll never get done and our styles conflict way too much!)
     
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  12. rinrin243

    rinrin243 Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    "I preferred your old style better" (my close friend told me that)
    "Using references is cheating"
    "Your character looks like (insert existing character here)"
    "Fanart is not art"
     
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  13. jellophish

    jellophish Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    "I wish you'd draw ____ more"
    Then commission me
     
  14. peskaroo

    peskaroo Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    It's been said before but needs to be said again
    "Can you draw me?" (My mom asked me this so I had to and it turned out bleh)
    "They look cross-eyed" (thats just my old style huhu)

    "It's pretty okay." -friend whose VB I designed an UTAU for (for free) that took me several hours and a few character concepts to make
     
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  15. Arissa

    Arissa Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    Random person/my dad:"Why are they naked?"

    Me:'......'

    Not really much vocal but;
    Random Person/friend:*peers over your shoulder and stares
    You:My anxiety ain't up for this,
    >=<builds up sweat and flips table

    Someone: "Wish I could draw like that... "

    Me: "Wish you knew the meaning of practice and actually initiating it."

    Someone Annoying/my friend:"Why Tf is this like this?"

    Me:"Why tf can't you differentiate constructive criticism from whiny bs?"

    Me at the end of it all: SaltzWpeh##92-"!
     
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  16. Iris Dragonoure

    Iris Dragonoure Your Local Seventeen Trash Defender of Defoko

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    "Can you draw something and me colour it?"
    Totally. Let's see that you don't understand colour theory.
    "Her boobs are too big/she's fat/she's too curvy."
    Excuse me, but I draw what I find attractive. I think chunky curvy girls are much cuter than sticks with no chests.
    "Can you teach me how to do eyes?"
    Sure, if you're willing to take an hour-long class from me while I'm drilling you just because you wanted it.
    "Omg is she Japanese?"
    This normally happens when I draw a random girl with no name or story. She can be any race. She might even be Italian, Filipino, or Canadian.
    "What's this?(when they see my scratch sheet with colours and ink scribbles)"
    That's necessary because I'm going to forget what colour is where.
    "Is that a colouring sheet?"
    Uh, I drew this? I think this happens because I leave a very thick outline around the entire drawing when I ink, so it looks like a colouring page.
    "Is that Sailor Moon?"
    This time I had actually drawn Sailor Moon. I was like,"Hmm, I wonder why she looks like Sailor Moon then."

    Oh here's a story.
    When I was in fifth grade, I drew a girl(it wasn't all that great considering I was ten), and some butt drew nipples on her with a pen. I actually used that to my advantage. I inked the whole drawing and covered her shirt in dots to make the "nipples" look intentional, considering they were just circles.
     
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  17. Haichou

    Haichou Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    I don't know if it's worse when they say "ew" or when they don't say anything at all. Putting that aside...
    "TEACH ME PLEASEEeeeeeE" (I tried to once, didn't go too well)
    "How did you draw that?" (The stick figure, or...?)
    "That's really good. HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT THIS DRAWING" (Nobody asked you to do that)

    This happened once with someone who also draws: "That's okay I guess but LOOK AT MINE"
     
  18. Shasta

    Shasta Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    The main thing I hate is when people are like, "Oh wow, you are so good. You did amazing. I could never do that, my art sucks." I'm never sure how to respond. Like thanks? Or when people try to say I have talent. Like no, it's not talent, it's skill. I've had years of practice. I didn't wake up one day good at drawing. Then the, "Will you draw me?" Or "Can you draw me X,Y, Z characters?"
     
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  19. SparkyPsychc

    SparkyPsychc Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Me drawing and gave a name MAIKA :
    Random friend: MAIKA? Do you like Maika(one of my classmates)?
    Me: Uh... No. This is another Maika.
    Random Friend: No. Its him!
    Me: *IDGFJSDGFSIGJAAAAAAGHHSHUTUPPLEASECANTYOUUNDERSTANDMYPAIN*

    Glad i had a cousin who drew manga styled drawing too ;-;
     
  20. partial

    partial ☆★☆★☆★ Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    1. You draw??? Draw me!!!!
    2. Can you draw these characters doing this/these thing/s?
    3. Can you draw me a tattoo?
    4. Why do you draw noses like that?
    5. Why do you always draw that same boy?
    6. Can you do letters -- I'd love a letter tattoo.
    7. Will you change X/Y/Z about this drawing?
    8. Can you redraw this picture with X and Y characters?
    9. OMG do you take requests (yes, I do here on UF, however - it can get really overwhelming OTL)
    10. Draw my OC!
    11. Draw my OTP!
    12. Can you draw X character doing Y thing and let me take credit for giving you the idea? (Yeah, I've had this said to me once!)
    13. Ew, why that art style?
    14. Do you draw furries?
    15. Can you draw X/Y/Z characters doing the r18? (No. lmao.)
    16. Do you do commissions?!?!?! (Well, yes, I do. But that response never gets anywhere, because people run at the thought of paying artists actual money for actual food so they can actually eat and live.)
     
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