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    Graphic art

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    A graphic artist is, according to this copypasta from TOW:


       
     
    A graphic designer (also known as a graphic artist) is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography or motion graphics to create a piece of work. A graphic designer creates the graphics primarily for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures and advertising. They are also sometimes responsible for typesetting, illustration and web design, or take a teaching position, although these specialties may be assigned to specialists in various graphic design occupations. A core responsibility of the designer's job is to present information in a way that is both accessible and aesthetic.
     

     
     

    Note: This is a real graphic artist.
    Note: No DevianTART will ever be this good.
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    It's more likely than you think.
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    Note: Tracing is not a technique.
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    Note: Not art.
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    Note: Not edgy. Dumb.
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    Note: Your art is bad and you should feel bad.
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    Note: Having no nose is not a style.
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    Note: If all your subjects are identical, you fail at life.
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    Note: You fail at life.

    Graphic art is also the profession at least 100% of DeviantARTists claim to either be working on a degree for or previously employed as. This is laughably ridiculous as a 5-minute browse through many of these “artist”’s profiles show that they fail to grasp even the most basic concepts of graphic art. Let’s look at them, shall we?


    Perspective

    Look at a table. Just any table. Now get up and move to a different position. Surprise! The basic shapes that constitute it have changed depending on the angle and distance you moved!

    Of course your average DA user can’t even imagine the concept. “Objects? Made of shapes? o rly?” This leads to the shitty art that makes up DA as a whole. A few examples:

    1. An Animu character whose face is always in the ¾ view, no matter how impossibly it relates to the body’s position.
    2. The “foreshortening” of limbs, or yes one arm really is shorter than the other.
    3. A “rear view” or “panty shot” if you’re an animu pedo
    4. MS Paint art


    Anatomy

    Or as one rocket scientist put it: “Picasso didn't even have proportional art. How is he any different than other artists who aren't perfect?... he didn't draw Humans very well.” In the words of some guy, Picasso earned that right.

    Anatomy is that magic thing that makes poses livelier and boobs jigglier. Proper anatomy is required knowledge before your average aspiring artist may move on to abstraction.

    However, your average DA fucktard only knows what anatomy the animu god teaches them, which is bizarre gravity-defying anatomy.

    Symptoms are:

    1. Boobs that remain perfectly round and perky no matter how ridiculously huge they are
    2. Poses that would make any human skeleton eject forcefully from the body
    3. Shitty hands
    4. Eyes disproportionately huge to the rest of the face
    5. Inability to draw the cock(even when you have one)
    6. MS Paint art

    Lighting

    Something every DA user completely ignores, unless it’s dramatic black shadow that defies the laws of physics and facial contours. Everything on DA emits its own light, with gay little shadows that go in whatever directions the artist feels like.

    Real shadows come in more than two shades and point directly away from the light source. Their length, shape, and darkness can be changed depending on the position, strength and size of the light source.

    Shitty shadows lead to:

    1. Copypasta shadows from Manga scans
    2. Outsider” or gothic art which is almost nothing but black shadow
    3. Pictures with muddy colors where the artist attempted and failed to do shadow.
    4. MS Paint art

    Color

    Or red, green, blue, pink, yellow, orange, purple, and sometimes brown if you’re a DA user.

    To the Graphic Artist, a wide array of palettes are available, depending on whether you are working on a website, paper medium, what have you. The shade, saturation and tone of color all must work together in order for the piece to have a sense of unity. Dark areas are shadow, more saturated areas tend to be closer to the viewer

    DA artists know none of this, of course, and so every spot on the artwork is covered in colors more dazzling than a clown’s penis. Or the opposite, where every line is hopelessly muddied and the colors run together like Chris Crocker’s mascara. The artist picks whatever color behooves them and there you go: the finest piece of furry pedo porn on the block. The result of this gayness:

    1. All characters have hair in blinding neon shades, unless they’re just a copy character.
    2. Even if it doesn’t match the source, fanart will be in the same gay colors. Points if it’s crayon or gelpen.
    3. All skin will be either that weird inter-tan color that all anime characters share or goth-white.
    4. Evil people will be dark, and have less gay colors. Unless they’re bishie.
    5. All animals will be teh gayest of all, in tints god never intended for the pitiable beasts or man.

    Take note of these concepts, because these are merely the basics; these are what you would need just to survive in an art class, not to mention getting a job in graphic art. Once you master these, there are at least 100 other things that go into an image’s composition, not one of them including gaysecks or loli.

    Because the average DA fucktard can’t even employ these very basic techniques, none of them will ever get employed as a graphic artist then move to Japan as they all fervently hope. Rather, they will fail and die alone, surrounded by their self-drawn shota porn and empty pocky wrappers.

    What leads them to claim a profession everyone knows they could never succeed at in 9010 years? Usually unwarranted self-importance: it’s their faggy way of trying to pwn people who aren’t wise to their bullshit.

    Ways to pwn butthurt DA users

    Butthurt responses (brace yourselves with these)

    How to not completely fail at an endeavor in Graphic Art

    What, you think you're any better than any of these gents and ladies? Well if you, too, want to make an endeavor into this low paying career, first you'll need:

    1. Some sort of artistic talent in the least. Seriously, as long as you can draw a straight line with a ruler, you're set.
    2. To go to a college that implements the rare bricks and mortar institution.
    3. To create a portfolio comprised of things anyone might actually want to pay you money for.
    4. Ideas that have only been used several times instead of ones inspired by that commercial you saw during the Super Bowl.
    5. The ability to use photoshop past shitty coloring, lens flares, blurring and all that other filter shit.
    6. Either 2000 Jew Golds for Adobe's recockulously priced software, or access to the internet to pirate them.
    7. To have never taken anything that isn't yours, regardless of availability.
    8. Know how Copy Write Protection works.
    9. Enough HTML knowledge and a credit card to make your own god damned web page. Seriously, having your online community's name or page provider's name in your URL is like wearing a cowboy hat in Minnesota.
    10. Don't be a butthurt faggot about critique. If someone says you're doing it wrong, fucking listen.

    Also keep in mind these negatives:

    1. If haven't all ready traded in your heterosexuality for a Mac, you'll need to.
    2. The average Graphic Artist/Designer salary out of college is $40,000 USD annually.
    3. You will be forced to forever tolerate and be around macfags, because Photoshop is so much different on a Mac because their monitors are better than your 1280x1024 48-bit color screen.
    4. You haven't a black man's chance south of the Mason-Dixon Line of getting a job unless you get a degree in something more specific than 'making pretty pictures'.
    5. Everyone else will be an annoying Macfag.

    You are NOT a Graphic Artist if:

    1. You were accepted into your school when they liked your traced picture of Puddles the Poodle they supplied.
    2. Your sketch book has ruled lines on it.
    3. You have a devianTART account.
    4. Can't tell the difference between left and right hand. Seriously, how the hell does anyone screw that up?

    People who will never get a job in Graphic Art
    (and thank God)

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