If you took 5 minutes browsing the blog, you would notice that not every confession posted here is submitted by an anonymous user. It’s a mix of anonymous and tumblr users such as yourself, that is if you have a tumblr account.
But thank you for calling us an “a hole”.
Most artists back when the fandom was born would play it safe and make artwork very similar to the show style, but as years went by, artists are now adding his or her own adjustments to how they draw the characters, and it inspires me to embrace making a style for myself as well.
Different styles make it easier for viewers to identify whose piece is whose, like “Oh, that’s Holivi’s painting!”, “Whoop! There goes JJ again!”, and “Oh, that’s definitely Atryl right there. Check THIS out.”
All artists, I think, should practice drawing ponies in a style other than the show’s style.
- Submitted by equestrias-first-human
And the worst part is that the most annoying of them and the ones who complain the most are the ones that draw badly. It’s not a big deal that someone steals your art, get over it, deviantart users.
On Tumblr in particular. I’ve never really been sure about the etiquette regarding such matters. It always feel like I’m annoying my followers whenever I put up those posts. It doesn’t help when said posts get pretty much no traffic compared to the rest of my posts as well. The whole issue than leaves me feeling disappointed and awkward.
- Submitted by askflutter-bat
Her style is rather stiff, and the line work looks a bit lazy and chunky. She has the potential to be a really fantastic artist, but she need’s some people to give her the right critique’s so she can improve.
It’s a shame we don’t get any Ahuizotl blogs. And it’s sad to see a character in the show that is not at all popular. The mod, well, for the most part, is an awesome person. That’s the main reason why.
And the other reason why the blog’s in hiatus, and why the mod barely makes an updates/posts, is because his art is not good enough, and his depression of not being “Up There” with such artists like: Andy Price, Mickeymonster, Peachiekeenie, and list of artists going on and on, is sinking him into the insignificant mark, which I’m depressed too… I just hope he’s listening to this. It’s too little too soon to be quitting or deleting a blog that you just made less than a year ago.
I just wished there is some ways I could help and motivate the mod out so he could continue out any storyarc that he has with this “canon” Ahuizotl. That, and I think Ahuizotl needs more askblogs….
And dude, nobody’s perfect, just because your art is shit, doesn’t mean nobody would enjoy them. As long as your not templating artwork, which depends on the art, if you have the artistic colors to make the original source more bedazzling, then it’s awesome on my book, or recoloring bases, then your indeed an artist if you make the images from your own mentality.
I’ll agree, your artwork isn’t at all, good, but that doesn’t mean you’re trying, and I feel sympathy for you because I was around when you’re around of your feelings, and look what got me here. And asiding from that, it’s good to see a ponyask blog of a character who isn’t pony.
And yes, I know, the blog’s recent. But if the mod doesn’t hear this, then all hope is lost, and possibly, the askblog would be deleted.
TL;DR Basically, this is me calling him out on his own unmotives, and make the mod get back to make more drawings and artwork.
Mod note - Pic requested to be used by OP.
OP isn’t self-promoting themselves on the confession down below. They’re talking about their art style and how they hate it.
Now bear with me, this is probably the same old story to you, but it’s the truth! I just absolutely HATE my art style! I try to find ways to improve and be positive about it but there’s just no way to go round about it. Some people may be like “Oh you’ll get over it, trust me! Be happy!” but they just don’t understand. I feel so much stress and anxiety about what my followers think about my art. It only makes it worse when I see how there’s many talented artists with a beautiful art style. Pardon me if I may seem like I’m whining or being very hard on myself, but that’s how I feel.
- Submitted by askcartoonetworkpony
No matter how hard I try or how long I practice, when they’re not drawn from the same old 3/4 perspective, I can never get my ponies to look… normal. There’s always something off about them. The eyes aren’t aligned, the nose is too big, the hair doesn’t fit, etcetera, etcetera. Everyone’s always saying I just need to practice more and that I’ll improve with time. I’m not known for my patience, and I’ll admit that I lose my confidence easily, but after two whole years, shouldn’t I be seeing some improvement? Maybe I’m not trying hard enough? Maybe I’m just not cut out to be an artist? Whatever the reason, it’s not good for my self-esteem, and it doesn’t exactly make me eager to try again.
- Submitted by dittoprize
I used to see so many comments and messages towards other artists on a picture, that is SFW, but it shows a pony facing away and showing it’s butt. Comments will be obvious and immature, which i don’t want. I believe it’s because of the whole “I watch for the plot” concept and it sadly seems to have transferred to art.
Art by me.
- Submitted by kaylablogasks
One thing I worry about when I do anything is whether or not my actions will mean anything in the long run. I keep asking myself questions like
"Will anyone look at my art and find it inspiring?"
"Will my stories touch other people in some way?"
"Is my effort going to mean anything to anyone?"
And I guess in a lot of ways it already has! It’s taught me to learn not to take a character at face value and give the creator the benefit of the doubt before I judge. It’s taught me to really make my own choices stylistically and anatomically. It’s taught me to stick to something even if I don’t get an immediate payoff. It’s taught me to be patient and kind before I jump to judgement and criticism.
But I just hope that not only I keep learning more and become a better person in the future, but also others learn more and help each other become better people.
- Submitted by ask-ickle-mod
Some people have such harsh standards for OCs and ask-blog characters, and like to bash and shout at people who don’t follow them.
But when I see that people stand up, and still cares for their character regardless of all that, that’s what gives me life! You go, you wonderful person! The hate won’t stop you from working with the character you love! You rule!
On some pieces he claims, “All art assets by me.”, when some things are very obviously screenshots from the show. They’re blurry, the quality is bad, while things in the foreground are crystal clear and were obviously vectored and had time spent on them. I don’t understand why he wouldn’t go the extra mile to vector the rest when he can, and just lies.
Mod note: Image requested by OP
It hasn’t been running for too long or anything, and it’s on hiatus, but the art style is so different that I can’t help but adore it. Not to mention, the mod is just one of the sweetest guys out there, never mean or hostile, always thankful and grateful for every follower he’s got.
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