to people like that i just
copying a style is, like…say you have an artist whom you really admire. copying their style would be if you approached your own art with the mindset “i want my art to look exactly like theirs!” so you begin mimicking their brushstrokes, anatomy variations, coloring style, etc…essentially trying to morph your art in theirs, or something similar to theirs.
as an artist, someone doing that with a style that i consider my own would bother me greatly. ;; i like to think that my style is unique, and i’ve worked hard to develop it based on my own personal artistic influences and styles that i enjoy! i’ve never approached my own artistic growth with that mindset of intentionally copying everything i love about a style.
what i believe to be totally fine is getting influence from other styles! being influenced by another artist is way way wayyy different than outright copying the artist, because instead of thinking “how do i draw exactly like them”, you think “wow, i love this thing this person does, how can i incorporate something similar into my own work?” being inspired by a style sparks a desire for your own growth as a unique artist, which is a great thing to strive for! for example, i really adore the way purplekecleon handles color theory, wow, her palettes are da bomb and i love them a lot. so a lot of the way i try to handle color in my own work is influenced by what i love about her work, but i’d never want my coloring to be EXACTLY like hers. beause why would i wanna take that away from her? style can be a really special thing to artists, and if they don’t want folks mimicking it, they shouldn’t.
(also, keep in mind that i’m speaking purely in the sense of artists who mimic a style CONSTANTLY, to the point where they make it their “own” style, 24/7. there’s nothing wrong with imitating an artist’s style as a one time thing for practice, or just for fun! especially if you’re going into the animation industry; being able to be versatile in your styles is a great asset. just remember where the line is with this, yo, and if you wanna try mimicking an artist’s style, it’d be cool to ask persmission first! i did this once, with napalmart’s style. )
thug art student life
(actually more like nick is a huge slob life
i am power cleaning as soon as fanime is over omg)
i’m so mad that ghost hunters international is the only season that’s on instant queue :(
man if any of ya’ll still play neopets you can try and hunt me down
it won’t be that hard uwu
makes neopets boards at three in the morning instead of writing final
people who copy another artist’s style instead of trying to develop their own
we haven’t received our table assignments yet! once we do, though, i’ll be sure to post it uvu
SCREAMS AT ALL OF THEM OMG OMG OMG I WISH I WAS GOING TO FAMNIME
shhhh if i have any left over after the con i’ll mail you some or smth uwu <3