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Posted 10/1/13 , edited 10/1/13
Now ive always had mixed feelings of when i see people posting their artwork and its a rendering of some anime.
(For those who dont know what rendering is its essentially coping exactly an existing work, plus other various definition people say like designing a bg behind an existing work or taking a bg away..list goes on)
but point is...i dont know how to feel about it.
Sometimes i come across a piece and i think "woow this is amazing" then i see the category they put and it says rendering and i feel a great deal of disappointment. Even if they credit the original artist that doesnt change my feeling.

This also goes for me finding copies or re-drawings of anime scenes...
I was talking with a friend of mine and i saw one of these kind of drawings and i said to her "ughh cant stand these kind of drawings" and she just said "What? Why?" She really didnt understand why i felt this way and i realized i couldnt answer back in the way she would understand. It baffled me.
Also when i hear people say its all about personal interest..i dont feel satisfied by that answer.

and im only talking about anime here..not realism or classic traditional rendering.

Tell me how i should feel about this topic because i usually hear negative connotations of it but if you can back this up or if im missing something, id love to hear your thoughts. Id like to be open minded and would like to change my ways of viewing this topic
How do you feel about it? Do you do this? Why or why not?

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Posted 10/1/13
I have mixed feelings about this as well. Mostly because I think when I was younger, when I did draw anime type things, it would be an imitation of an official drawing and whatnot. This was important for me to understand how the character was put together and how much detail an artist actually put into it. Gradually I moved onto photorealism and it made appreciate the skill levels of those who can make something look as close to "real life" as possible.

But I get your point. Honestly, I think it's just a gradual part of learning how to draw, but otherwise.. I'm not sure.
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Personally I am not interested in those type of works because well, its copying. It also doesnt give the person doing the render any identity as an artist because it will always lose the original artist. Its like those stick figure animations where some are animated well but since they all look the same, it doesnt make me say "wow whose the animator". If they use an existing character but add their own personal style, I will be interested. Those end cards in anime where guest artist draw the characters in there own style are usually amazing. I do find a lot of fan always want fanart to be drawn exactly the same way as the original but I ask myself "why" because the original already exist.

I was like those type of fans when I was younger where things have to be drawn the same way as the original but as I grown older, I just want to see more creativity.
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I have mixed feelings about it as well; I don't mind renderings as long as the author states where they got it from and that it itsn't their own work, as they are pretty useful for people that liek to make signatures out of them and custom bg's/wallpapers.
On the other hand I don't like them when people comment saying that the author is a great artist etc and the author going along with it not saying that it isn't their own work.
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Posted 10/1/13 , edited 10/1/13

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I have mixed feelings about it as well; I don't mind renderings as long as the author states where they got it from and that it itsn't their own work, as they are pretty useful for people that liek to make signatures out of them and custom bg's/wallpapers.
On the other hand I don't like them when people comment saying that the author is a great artist etc and the author going along with it not saying that it isn't their own work.


i yah i agree but sometimes just mentioning the original artist isnt enough because most of the time people dont pay attention to how the original artist feels about having their art used this way. i dont know any artist who doesnt mind seeing others manipulate their work. Now if it was from an official anime drawing they should credit the animation company but overall should say that they did not do the drawings themselves.

This bothers me because i just ran into a person who uploaded a rendering stating the original artist and emphasized underneath that all they did was take out the background....like why do that in the first place?? to make it easier for other people to use it their own way? does the original artist know?
whats worse is i scroll down to read the comments and all i see are people complimenting this person in how great of a job they did...are they really congratulating this person in doing simple photoshop that may or may not have been given permission to do so?
i just dont know....
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