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I just got an email from a concerned parent. Her daughter has an account on DA, and apparently she copies and traces my drawings. I looked on her profile and confirmed that, yes, she did trace and gave minimal (sometimes no) credit. The reason her mother messaged me was because a few people were apparently sending her harsh messages asking her to give credit. She even got a few death threats.
Listen...I'm going to say this all again because I guess it needs reiterating: When it comes to my art, I do not mind young artists copying or tracing my drawings in hopes of developing their skills, or because they are still learning the way of things. If you see someone posting a traced or heavily referenced drawing that does not mention the original picture, please DO NOT immediately jump to aggression.   If something like this (art theft/style theft) really gets on your nerves, then I understand why you might be angry upon seeing it, but you must find the maturity to take a breath, and
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So I've been on here on a while now. 

What I have seen is pretty interesting in what artists call Realism, and especially semi-realism? What a weird use of the term.

What exactly is Realism? Is it drawing cartoon characters with realistic proportions? No that's what people call Semi-Realism.

But Semi-Realism is non-descriptive, semi-realism could mean anything. It covers a broad topics of styles and is generally useless for a categorize.

Realism isn't about bringing things to to life as it more about shaping reality with a hammer, not reflecting it with a mirror. The term Realism comes from the French art movement in the 1850s that was directly opposite of Romanticism, what is Romanticism? The exotic subject matter and exaggerated emotionalism and drama of the Romantic movement.

Doesn't sound to self-telling now doesn't? How Romanticism is generally a term used to refer by to Roman and Classical times, not about love. 

If Realism is about portraying what is real, concrete, not mystical, nor ethereal. That is another reason the term to describe the favorite term of Semi-Realism is flat, what does it actually mean to portray reality only half? 

So if modern artwork isn't Realism nor it is Semi-Realistic. What do we assign it?

Enter Idealism.

Idealism is portraying subjects in the ideal. This is what artists means when they paint "semi-realistically" especially in fan-art or other subjects. It uses idealistic proportions, compositions, and colors into an ideal state, usually larger than life, extremely powerful, or extremely beautiful. Idealism has gained a lot of attention, but the main problem with Idealism,  that it is forgettable. If you try to portray your brother/sister idealistically, you couldn't because it is impossible, not even photo-realism painting can reach Idealism, the closest thing that can reach Idealism is the Camera, and later the Cinema, you don't have a portrait of your family made, you just have a picture taken. That, and the general composition isn't grounded with reality, so the piece has a contradiction, is it real or not? Is it even the same real person you portrayed? Thus you run into the problem that something is so perfect it seems artificial, in which an Idealistic art-form is. Therefore it is forgotten easily.  


Fanart gets away with it because the characters or setting portrayed was never real to begin in the first place. So in essence, the artists is "upping" the graphics of the character, but aren't actually making the character believable or real, because it can never be, nor does it have to be. The branded character already has significant attachment to the fan-base, so there is little reason to ground the character to make it believable. But even still, the artists can't get around the core-fact that the consumer is probably going to see it once, click fave, maybe comment, and never see it again, while an actual Realism painting would have you staring for hours if you appreciated art.


So if you have the problem of your characters, pieces, or stories being forgettable it is probably because your thinking in the ideal.  

This is realism

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Notice that the artist was trying to shape a reality not mirror it perfectly. The subject matter is real, I can safely say there was a Breton farmer in France that worked all day in the fields. He didn't paint a farmer in the fields as he was so much constructed a farmer in the fields. 


Examples of Idealism are pretty easy to find, just hit 1 month popular you'll get some from Sakimichan, Wlop, and others. Notice how everything just seems perfect in a ideal setting with ideal composition. Compare that back to the Song of the Lark and decide which one is more realistic? 


If you said Song of the Lark you would be correct. Why, because it is grounded, what is that? That means the subject matter is tied to reality, reality isn't shooting magical beams from your favorite character from a cool setting. For a 19th century Frenchman, working out in the fields all day was a reality, and still is a reality, for not only them but for most of the world as well. That is why it has survived over 150 years.


That is why if you want to improve, abandon the idealistic and study realism proper, that isn't picking up an anatomy book, it is actually studying that time period pieces and comparing it to other periods, anatomy is only a tiny piece. Trust me, Realism is much easier when you don't have to worry about drawing attractive magical girls, buff warriors, plutocratic royalty, or fantastical settings. It is like water on the pallet of the tongue. 

Too much of the extraordinary becomes ordinary, while the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Expect to see such after these tests. 
again math test in 5 days...so this page will be dead for a while. 
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Nikolai Pertknosky Study (Red Star Eternal Ver.)
So in the Cyrosteel Debrief Nikolai after being summoned as Xremisis ultimately caused the downfall of the Soviet Union. Leaving China the sole defender of Socialism, barely...barely.  


Red Star Eternal's Nikolai Pertknosky is never captured, the Vanguard is crushed by the Red Army and People's Liberation Army. And the Soviet Union never collapsed, but futhered Communism even more. The continued uprising and revolutions wreak havoc on the NATO members, leading to massive tanks in western markets, recessions, and causing Spain to collapse into varying nations vying to reunite Iberia again. 


Red Star Eternal is set in 1980s when the United States regresses into a Imperialistic Empire lead by Anti-Comintern-Emperor Washington I that seeks to destroy Castro's Cuba and the Latin American Commune. Nikolai Pertknosky, who was popularly elected over Boris Yeltsin and assumed office as General Secretary of the USSR of the after Brezhnev's tenure was up, and leads the Worldwide People's Army against the Imperial Army and it's vassal states of the United Kingdom, Japan, and Western France.
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So goes 2016 and 2017's first month. But at least not all of it was bad though. Finished a major arc with the book I am working on. So progress is progress. 

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Stosyl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for the llama, and thanks for Watching! ^^
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XMobiusXOneX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student General Artist
No problem, I like your style. :iconcoolplz:
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rickycool246 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Llama
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XMobiusXOneX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student General Artist
No Problem! ^_^ 

Keep up the good work!
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higu0217 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  New Deviant
Thank you for the fav!
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XMobiusXOneX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student General Artist
All is good. 
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed you were working on a massive Zelda fic.
I have to say, that it would take me forever to read it, but I'm sure it's probably more well written than anything I could come up with. I don't know much about the personalities of the Zelda characters except Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf. 
I used to write really bad fanfiction that I'm embarrassed I even thought up. :o
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XMobiusXOneX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks, :) it is pretty big!

I uploaded all the parts yesterday, I am safely sure that I'll finish considering the progress I have made. As for Fanfiction, basically there is no bad fanfic I have read a lot of one shots. As for personalities, generally if you are not doing a novelization, the personalities is up to you. Alot of people don't follow the carbon copy of the actual in game character. So don't be embarrassed.

But there is overdone or saturated fanfic but that is very subjective, like the CharacterXReader practically have taken over DA's fanfic section. Nothing wrong with it, just tired of seeing. However, write what you want, if it makes you happy then I am pretty sure it is going to make other people happy, hence why XReader has taken a major spot. A key tip to remember, always have no plan don't force yourself down a conjured path, keep guessing what is going to happen next, especially true in first person. Always have that uncertainity in what is going to happen, makes for pretty good plot twists and character buliding if your good at it!
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good advice c:
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