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Tip of the Day: is it memorable?

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 27, 2012, 4:27 AM
In this ever growing art community (especially online) it gets harder and harder to be noticed. You will be noticed when your art and/or the idea behind your art is unique.

Think about how memorable your art is. If it looks like a million other things, no one is going to remember it.

Sending positive vibes to you all!

Bobby

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Xuruki Feb 29, 2012   Digital Artist
You might get noticed by your habits&own style..
But anyway, focus on something you want and can be pro at, like something very dynamic in every piece you draw...
but most of all, have your own ideas, dont copy stuff be creative and draw your own stuff.
Bobby's art shows that very much, or have you ever seen one of his animals'? no you dont.

the likes of a person differ very much just like your likes, try to listen to what you like and forge your owns tyle like that.
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RoCueto Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And yet the "kawaii" anime stuff that looks all the same is what sells the most.
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CrimsonMagpie Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
But do people remember one piece from another? :meow:
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RoCueto Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you're a commercial artist once the sale is made you don't think much about the kid that comissioned that chiby catgirl cause you're either working on a new big project, another comission or something personal.

If you're a fine artist you should be educated about how fickle people are and not care about such things. I mean, I bet you can't tell how many angels there are clinged to God in Michael Angelo's The Creation of Adam or how many vertical logs there are in the fence of Edvard Much's The Scream. And those are two of the most memorable works of art ever. And we're artists. Do you think normal people do remember one piece from another at all?
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ryan1147 Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
profound.
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i think this factor separates the actual artist from the copycat/cattle - at some point if you don't have anything to say you'll run into problems.

in my humble opinion, being active and observant in the world will undoubtedly give you something to 'say'...

when we go to put it on paper, of course if we don't have the fundamentals down, our message will suffer: it's like a baby trying to talk.

so both sides are necessary for a person to truly express him/herself - strong technical/fundamental side and also something to say -

by nature we are unique - singular. if our 'style' is not unique, it could be due to not having explored enough on our own... the need to EAT and social pressures sometimes clogs those time cogs, and instead of exploring we are obliged to settle for milestones and go to WORK as soon as possible.

if we have NOTHING UNIQUE to say, it is probably because we are simply copying others, or because we haven't been out in the world enough to form our own opinions or find things that are interesting to us.

the other time we run into problems is if we don't have the VISUAL LANGUAGE to accurately express those ideas.

don't despair - many (probably most) professional artists are very lacking in both areas - that's where MARKETING comes into play.

but what do i know.

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alkalion Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice message :) Definitely agreed...hopefully my art will be up to par in a couple of years or so ^^;
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S-Harkey Feb 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awesome advice, man! I don't know about you... but every once in a great while I get the feeling that my art is about to take a leap from one standard to a higher one. I can't really explain it well... but anyway, I'm starting to have that feeling lately. I've been looking at my art and while I like it I feel like it isn't anything special. I have "cute girl floating in a void" syndrome... and I wasn't sure where to go from there. I thought maybe backgrounds? But you've hit the nail on the head: it needs to be more memorable! Now to figure out how to make it more memorable.... haha
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ChaosAscending Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good point! I've seen so many millions of white-haired pale ethereal women in robes lately, I have absolutely no idea who makes them. Same with the cliche medieval vampires and pink-haired anime girls. If you draw something because it reminds you of another style you like, be prepared to be totally unoriginal.
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L-Archi Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
more easy to say than to do I think!! but I agree :)
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