Not hating or anything, just not understanding the fixation on this particular "style" if you could call it that. I've been seeing these poke'balls on the front page for a while now, and I just don't understand it, lol.
It's just an exploitation of submitting to a huge number of groups that have lots of members. Also, most people don't realize that Wazzy does very little work outside of scouring DA for circular and stock images to stick some random character in the middle of.
[link] Well, logging on for the first time in one or two months, I remember when I was using dA relatively regularly, I quit because I had become sick after seeing countless instances of motivational posters and bad writing make it to the FP, I took notice of this profile in particular, and how much success he enjoyed continuously repeating similar photomanipulations as such.
Returning, I find this, and proceed to go into his gallery, not only has he yet to lose meaning doing all this, he's begun making pokeballs of fads and trends purely for the sake of pandering towards this circle jerk of a fanbase he has. While possessing a great number of very very talented artists, I'm starting to form an image of what the majority of the community appears to be like. Arguments keep popping up in his older posts about all kinds of strange shit that beat around the bush continuously.
Whenever I saw one of these pokeballs pop up on the front page a while back, I felt the need to make a comment but held back since I myself am very guilty of doing photomanipulations like such in the form of signature art and also cutting out renders myself and having the audacity to upload them as I'm told in hate notes. But because I do that I believe I'm qualified to say something like this really is quite basic. Superimposing a random render or poorly magic wanded stock within a glass orb or bubble stock he's used at least 10 times before and then adding a few color filters or layers with adjustments. So two strikes, not only does this lack creativity, it's easy, and poorly executed on occasion from what I see.
I sincerely believe that you had a decent start, making cute photomanipulations of random pictures you'd find and combining themes together. Thing is each of them was different in their own way. Albeit they might look bad but everyone starts somewhere. This pokeball business is retardedly repetitive only ever going out of the way for the odd lightning strike or something.
It's pretty irking to myself that you've lost any desire to seek out something creative to try out or something new, but you'd think at least have something significant to show having done like a hundred of them. In particular, showing more than a simple green tint over the entire image and glowy dots.
I doubt this comment is going to damage your popularity at all, so don't be bothered by that. Chances are it'll be flagged for spam in the hour and then subsequently buried under the giant comment thread of "awesome" and "cool"s you're going to get. Just bear in mind that you've stopped trying, and think about it a little. Have some respect for the many artists that deserve that place on the front page so much more than you do.
Im not trying to be rude and i dont want to across as such, but you pointed out that you have done the same thing that wazzy has done, there for you have no right to say anything bad about it. Second maybe you are right on some aspects, but wazzy is using the stocks given to him by amazing artists, if they didnt want him to use them than he wouldnt. So i see no problem with him continuing to create his pokeballs and such. When the artists of the stocks complain, he takes them down. Therefore, he has done nothing wrong and donest deserve to be harrsed by severel people. Obviously people agree with you and im sure people have said this kinda stuff to him before. So he doesnt need another person saying it.
Also on the frontpage thing. Harrassing him about that wont change anything, since wazzy doesnt decide when he ends up on the front page. His watchers and such do. Its a popularity thing, the more ppl that like his art, the more likely he is to be on the front page. He cant control how many people like him or not so therefore, he cant control when hes on the front page.
Wow. If I'm to take you seriously. Your second point would contradict your first. There is no problem with continuing to make pokeballs. I haven't said anything about that. Also I don't see how one comment would be considered harrassment. If you're gonna go the collective route please elaborate.
I didn't ask you to take me seriously and i don't expect you to since you don't know me. I was simply sharing my opinion on your opinion. I don't plan on arguing with you since i'm sure your a fine person. I was simply stating my thoughts. Thank you for your reply but i didn't want to have a full on conversation with you. Thank you.