Friday, May 8, 2009
Raven Art Jam
Raven was the subject of an art jam hosted by 14-Bis. Now I'm not a fan of 14-bis. I think his work misses when it comes to the basics, but exceeds in terms of polish. It irritates me that I see all of these formal errors in his drawings, and yet he has people fawning over him for three reasons. He sexualizes cartoons in a generally competent way and does it in a cosistent manner. He knows how to polish up his work and make it very neat. He know what his audience wants. It has nothing to do with actually being a good artist.
I mean, I've seen people with almost no popularity get totally ignored or treated like dirt who can draw and paint 10,000 times better than 14-bis and it pisses me off. If you're going to treat someone differently because they are popular, you are a sicophant.
I entered this Jam to expose my work to more people. I used his popularity to get my work out there, and I really don't feel bad about it in the slightest. The fact of the matter is, that's why most people entered it and I would totally ignore anyone that says otherwise. Having your work on 14-bis' journal guaranteed more favs than normal.
If I had posted these on their own, they would've gone totally ignored.