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Some were yellow,
Some were brown,
Like leaves in the wind, they twirl around.
Every city, every street, every town.
But keep no promises.
Some were old,
Some were new,
Like memories of just me and you.
A feeling of acceptance through and through.
But keeps no promises.
Sometimes hours turn to days,
The leaves, over time, have withered away.
There's nothing else there left to say.
They kept no promises.
Some may consider this a tad "off-topic", art-wise, but I think this is something everybody should think about.
2017-01-30 15:57:48 by CourageousCosmic
Listen, I know it's the internet, and I'm not saying there isn't room for "dumb fun" in any artist's journey, but this is just plain dumb. And from my understanding, most of these memes- especially in the online art platform- are born out of conformity and attempt for relevance.
What I enjoy about being an artist is that there are no limitaions. You can draw literally anything you want, good stories can come from anywhere, and nobody can tell you otherwise. Not even a society of "sheeple" that only thinks one way.
But if you actually believe that just babbling about your personal life, (or what's in your backpack, what you look like, what fandom you're in, etc.) should warrant a bigger following, or what makes you a better artist, you've got it all backwards.
I, personally, have no problem with fanart, or a couple pop culture references, or even vent art, but to my opinion, most of these artists' internet trends fall into the same category as the annoying "Sub-for-sub", reaction videos or reality TV.
This is not improving, reaching goals, or even "building the future" (as I've heard many claim), it's just panhandling for attention. And honestly, that's just sad.
Even as somebody who has created original things and has told his own stories, if I started doing crap like this, I wouldn't be surprised if my audience thought less of me. (That goes double for Newgrounds artists who just sell out and draw nothing but porn. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about, it's almost everybody now.)
"The popular way isn't always the lasting way." -Nostalgia Critic
Hey, guys! Just got this awesome new tablet for Christmas. I know, again, it's a work-in-progress, but I'm getting used to it a little quicker than I imagined.
For those who haven't read it yet, it's never too late: http://arthurangles.deviantart.com/art/Arty-and-Company-in-CotC-1-Cover-A-628653002
First issue coming September 3, 2016