Cringey Pony OC Challengefigured my last status would work better as a journal SOThis OC was designed by , their original (much better, lol) drawing is here:
I've got a little challenge for all my artists that love making MLP OCs~
if you want to, i'd sure appreciate if ya'll would design the "cringiest", most "mary-sue/gary stu" pony your brain can concoct, and submit your design to this journal in a comment. I'd like to do a piece about how cringe culture restricts our freedom as makers and consumers of content, so I'll be picking one of your "cringe" designs and drawing it! I'd like to make clear that this is not meant to be mean-spirited, your mock OC will be drawn respectfully, and hopefully be used to get those haters of "cringe-y OCs" to question why they feel the need to mock other people's harmless interests.
You can go however nuts you want. Break every OC-designing rule, design however you goddamn want. Wanna show me a rainbow-haired alicorn with jewel eyes and two sets of wings? Go for it! Make a black and red overpowered dark lord that cries ink black tears.
She's lovely by the way.
I hate this group so freaking much
"So what if somebody makes up an over-powered self-insert and ships them with a canon character"
Frankly, I think _that_ one is more likely to draw the wrath of people "unironically passionate about the fandom".
Thank you for reminding me to not fear to draw, I was under the impression everyone would judge me, and with your intervention I can remember design is mostly fun and imagination. Thank you <3
It's true that bullying is the major issue, and that creative criticism is welcome, it's also important to note to young artists that your art doesn't have to be PERFECT. I appreciate art programs and teachers who can make art fun for a child, but I also absolutely detest the people who try to go the other way and get TOO involved.
I had an art teacher that expected every student to turn in art that was practically professional grade. I am not a good artist, never have been and never will be, and yet I constantly got singled out by this teacher to "do better". What made it infinitely worse was that she GRADED the artwork.
This one teacher single-handedly nearly completely destroyed my interest and willingness to participate in art. The only saving grace was that the very next year, I had a new art teacher who actually conveyed the fun and carefree side of art, and the class wasn't crucial to our overall grade.
My point being, do what you love, and don't let anyone ruin it for you, whether by being too critical OR too "helpful".
Tldr Leave childrens art out of your shitty cringe videos
Also nice art
Criticism comes from a place of support. It's helpful advice for artists who's art has the potential to improve
in quality if said advice is followed. Of course not all criticism is good criticism and artists aren't forced to follow each and every
piece of it they get. But if it comes from someone with experience, who's judgment is to be trusted, who seems genuine, who truly, truly wants to HELP you to improve and who
makes you as an artist go: "You know what? You're right. I should change that and that in the future. Thank you!"
then that from of criticism is to be cherished.
STRAIGHT UP FUCKIN BULLYING is the exact opposite. It doesn't help artists improve. It makes them feel ashamed of what they've drawn and what they like
to draw. It comes from a place of malice, from a internal superiority complex or just a plan ol' desire to fuck someone's day up just because YOU personally feel like they deserve it. It's not constructive or intelligent. It's just plain mean.
This was something I needed to see, I know I've stated this before but hopefully repeating it could be bared. I'm an older artist, nearing 30, who has had the opportunity to work in the video game industry for four years, due to mass layoffs I had to settle for finding other jobs to help support my fiance and myself. I've always had a complication with putting myself out there to avoid being labeled “cringy” or “underdeveloped” for doing things I love rather than dedicating all my energy trying to create perfect ideas as quickly as possible to gain enough solid work worthy of being in a portfolio.
This fear is toxic for artists of all stages, especially young ones who are still very new to this. However, its a toxic mentality for those older artists with their own anxieties and fears that have caused them to forget what's most important about the trade they long to make a career: the enjoyment of it!
Art in the end is suppose to be fun, you should have a passion for creating something and showing it to the world. This allows the opportunity for you to work more often, get more valuable advice on how to improve and working out your kinks for when/if you wish to make something to take with you on job searches. Draw things because they make you happy, it will give you the strength to push forward in either a future art career or just to add more to a world that's in desperate need for varied types of voices and visions of creativity!
I'm madmother88 and I... Draw pokemon comics!
I have trouble with Mother. I love her very much, and I know she wants me to be happy, but she is very obsessed with my sister and I getting rid of our video games and stop watching cartoons. Because we need to do adult things.
What the fuck DO adults do? I see you watch four hours of crime shows, how's that different?
I still am concerned if someone doesnt improve these "one dimensional mary sue" kind of art. Especially in that of writing a story relating to it. A character that has no flaws is like the erosion of quality or standards in literature is what i am more concerned about. Altho, Literature and art itself is different.
even if i'm no longer apart of the mlp fandom, i want to join this. i absolutely agree with this message! you truly are amazing for speaking up about this. please never stop being so creative and inspiring!
Heck, the way people develop characters is different. Yellow, my Linkette, was developed through writing and a Roleplay. Now she's a Heroine with wings, a husband, three kids, and a Destiny she has to fulfill in order to save her world. She still has flaws, but she's been with me for over 5 years. All my drawings of her show her aging process.
Now she's just one character. Here's one that got backlash.
Pittia. Back in 2014, I enjoyed KIU, a Nintendo game (check it out if you want; ChuggaaConroy got me into it <3) and she, as well as another angel named Pitta, were created. Immediately after one day, she got backlash from a deviant before I could even get started on actual development. They accused a newly made character of just being a Dark Pit genderbend, me having no name creativity, and etc. 4 years later, Pittia is still around, I retain her original design, and really, her backstory is fully developed and still being made.
Creativity doesn't come immediately with character creation; people need to be given time to develop them how they want. Pittia's name? It's not bad. Plus, some people are really bad at names. You can't blame them.
Still, great message.