Pre-episode 17 comic this week. :D
of course :D
Alright I am not going to flat out say the artist responsible for this cause that will give them more attention than they need but it seems like what’s been happening with other artists, unfortunately like PixelKitties and others we are getting flat out ridiculed by people in this fandom lately. I honestly miss 2011 and 2012 of this fandom where it was more collective and it was just more fun. What was said about me today completely has set me off and I am not about to let this destroy my reputation in this fandom cause of a few people spreading bad stuff about me that is SOOOOOOOOOOO in the past or stuff that I made amends with or learned from. Here’s what I stumbled across this afternoon on DA in a journal after someone pointed it out:
"He’s an egocentric douchebag, who thinks he is the best fan-artist, and "everyone else is overrated", and he is underrated. He spreads gossips about other fan-artists. He has/had deals with various fan-artists. (I know all of that from my own experience - I simply entered a few of his livestreams). Many people will at least tell you that he is a jerk. I approached him as friendly as possible, but apparently this guy just can’t be liked.
And that’s why I’m just… honest with him about his art/comic ideas “
I have no idea where to begin with this trash-talking behind my back but this is just the type of stuff that has really made me hate 60% of MLP fandom since the offseason of S3. There’s this trash-talking that I see behind my back that is just completely BS.
First off…..I have NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER said I was the best fan artist out there. That is complete and utter nonsense. There’s SOOOOOOOO MANY artists that are better than me. I envy artists who have the ability to free-draw…..I was never blessed with a steady enough hand to use a tablet the proper way but I make it work especially on my DBZ pony pics.
Back to that topic at hand….my comics are my comics. During the season I do pre-episode ones but in the off-season I will do pun ones, daaaww ones, etc. I like making those pun comics and honestly people seem to like them too. Derpy is the only pony you can put those with….I LOVE drawing Derpy and they are situations you can see Derpy in. That said I haven’t made a pun comic….in MONTHS!!!!!!
Bob Ross said it best “art should make you happy”….and that’s what my comics do. I am happy making them and people are happy reading them. It sometimes like to hear parents at cons saying their kids like my stuff. Are my comics going to be the best comics in the world with an immense storyline like Fallout Equestria, Twilight’s first day, or other series? Of course not. Those guys that make those know how to make series like that cause #1 they are better writers and they are also much better artists than me to do series. I would love to make a full blown series on my Wereluna stuff….I started one but then moved to single pics which are a little more fun at times. It takes a special niche to do series comics (though I may waaaay down the road do the Wereluna series). Again, I like doing what I do now.
Now the next bit I don’t want to talk about much cause this artist is bringing up an issue that is nearly a year old….and I kind of made amends and learned how to take 2nd opinions from people. Since the beginning of S4 I have been pleased with my comics. I have asked a couple writers for some feedback for some dialogue fixing or words but the ideas/panels…..it’s still mine. I don’t mind comng to writers but for this artist to tear me apart with what I said about EQD and “tox not taking constructive criticism”….no…..just….no. I made amends and I am on a better level keel with the EQD staff since the past summer. Now, about me not taking constructive criticism on art and stuff. Sure….everyone has an ego but I see the flaws….over the last year I have worked to correct mistakes. No picture is going to be perfect.
It’s like what Bob Ross said too “you should always be unhappy with your work cause that means the next one will be better and you will learn from the past and improve. If you perfected something then you have nothing left more to improve on and art is just boring” Well it’s not EXACTLY what he said but that was the basic gist of what he was saying.
EVERYONE has flaws in their work…..I just choose to work and learn at my own pace. I want to learn on step at a time and not just get jumped on from every little thing. Take the DBZ pics….slowly but surely they have improved since I started it way back in January 2013. Those I still come to artists cause I need to ask how to put the leg or foreleg in a certain position that I can’t seem to figure out. I relish learning new stuff on those pics cause it’s breaking down my comfort zone and it’s where I can really test myself out with stuff.
Again I am just so pissed off that I am getting stupid stuff like this thrown at me. I can understand what Pixelkitties and other comic artists especially lately are going through. I have had to deal with this for 2 years now but this……..this pushed me over the edge and I am sick of it. >
That being said….I will not stop what I do. I will keep making comics and art. Got a comic this week….during the offseason I will push out more DBZ pony pics, Wereluna, and even more comics. I have a very tough skin in this fandom and you kind of have to have one if you want to “survive” but this journal I needed to make cause this was directly attacking who I am with false BS and stuff that is so old that people have almost moved on or forgotten. Not gonna let these people tear me apart with stuff like this that is so far removed.
Rant.eve over…..back to my comic I was working on
Wereluna done by suggestion of ToxicMario http://toxic-mario.deviantart.com/
that is awesome