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Sometimes I get a rather blunt and sneering criticism that there is no point in doing realistic paintings when one can always take a photograph.
And then I reply, 'well, then what's the point in having sex when one can always masturbate?'
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SPESS-MAHREEN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I see those sort of comments very often. People just want a handicap (especially on a site like this), so they will put down what they don't have. These are the same kind of people who look at someone else with envy and think, "well at least I'm smarter/prettier/good at something else, etc". They don't want to work hard and respect effort so they instead move the goalposts to comfort themselves. It's fucking disgusting.

I can sympathize with someone who doesn't aesthetically enjoy photorealistic paintings and prefers visible brushstrokes and such, but to disregard the technique and merit altogether is asinine to say the least.
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Sama-Llama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm incredibly late to the party, but whoever says there's no point is nuts! It takes an amazing amount of skill to do the kind of art you do- and there's a beauty to it being art rather than just a photograph. I hope you don't get that as much anymore (since there'll always be at least that one snob, unfortunately) because my goodness, your work is breathtaking!

Why can't everyone just appreciate all the different forms of art and be supportive? v.v
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petaltailify97 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! That just made my day. XD BEST, COMEBACK, EVER!
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yelllena Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
well, people can be amazingly jelaous sometimes:D nevermind them..if i get to animation college this year it will be just because of those potraits of yours. I really learned a lot =) tnx
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Timishayd Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You must leave them speechless :lmao:
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Cabres Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Per your reply comment, I must agree. With the creation of actual art, you are not only showing your vast analytical view for the details that are before you, but making it something that absolutely can withstand far longer than the actual object. Granted, a photo does the same, but doesn't create it with the same passion for the actual creation over the boggling issue of time. It fully shows the love for what is there, rather than the quick, "let me remember this moment" situation that photography would give to something deemed small though could hold a tremendous level of importance further along in life. Like how masturbation gives you the quick release, but it doesn't give the grand experience and joy that actual sex offers. But, not knocking photography in general. Just knocking the "quick pic" over the true intimacy of/with/for the object and/or moment.
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Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
Now THAT'S one of the best replies I've ever heard B-) I've got a friend who studies in the university of art in Milan, and she told me that some of the teachers think that if your art isn't abstract or something shapeless it doesn't count as "real" art, so I know the feeling too, even if my style isn't completely realistic .
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Tarallo12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ignore the haters lol... they are just jealous. ps. your work is jaw dropping, very talented
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M406 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Haha, now if only I had the nerve to use your comeback when people say that to me!
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digitalcc Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one who creates an illusion of realism has a open mind of perspective . Only narrow minded people suggest taking a photograph.
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PangieArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! *high fives*
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
*high faves back*
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D3v1L5h4nD Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Photographer
good reply :) im not really into realistic paintings/art too anyway. but hey, everyone has his own taste and everybody should do what he/she wants. difference makes originality and realistic painting also takes skill and deserves respect at all points. :p and like how you did that pinky ear for the winter portrait, thats cool, something you cant in non realistic art.
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree. Respecting difference is all it takes :) Thanks for the comment!
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supersonicartdrawer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
What age are you? You look 22
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redcyanide Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, I thought art wasn't suppose to have a clearly point. After all it's not a production line where the goal is the product but the whole human aspect that gets expressed on it. Art is the most abstract human need. But masturbate it's a really healthy way to explore yourself too :)
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, a fine logic! Not only the mean to explore yourself, but like art, also the way to express something!
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Kagoe Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this so much! I may draw in a cartoony style, but I've always envied artists like you with the incredible ability to create something with realism. :meow:
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cartoony style is also the part of figurative art, that is based on realism. I like your works. Thanks for the comment :)
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Kagoe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good point! Thank you, it means a lot to hear it from an artist like you :)
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AaronQuinn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Someone said that to me the other day :( Wish I had seen this sooner hahaha
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
there always is a next time!
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Lazy--kurt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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Farvezks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
They hate because they Cann't do what you do...? Keep Going JW... Keep it up :-)
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm encouraged :)
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Farvezks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:)
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ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, you gotta know how to appreciate the best of both worlds : D
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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richessmile Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice one!!!
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Mirai-Xenia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is the reason that I found my experience at a Fina Arts College to be somewhat depressing. I even had professors say that there was no point to my work because it relied too much on imagery and not enough on concept. If it weren't for one illustration, and another perspective professor I had, it would have taken much longer to stop doubting my abilities as an artist. In the end you just have to shut out the naysayers and only listen to those who actually care enough to give constructive criticism.

Love the parallel you bought up. I'll have to remember it for whenever I run into my past classmates and professors.
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really don't understand why those professors said such things to your art. To me your works are thought-provoking enough and wonderfully rendered! Have courage, I think you're great :)
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Mirai-Xenia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:hug:
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manycomics Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! You're awesome!
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Elsola Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL. I f***ing love you for saying this!
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, thanks!
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agnes90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good one! ;D
'hi five' for that
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
'hi five'!
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I'm a fan ... and I like um "photography" AND "paintings"
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
two wonderful forms of art :)
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
/winks
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Rseifert Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that reply. I also agree with most of the intellect in the post. Wether or not you can paint, draw or spit a magnificent piece of art and have it clearly represent what you want it to is task in itself. The fact that someone like you can make it as clear and precise as a photograph is a miracle. It would take someone lime me a lifetime to achieve something so clear. Awesome!
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm too flattered and I can't thank you more. I checked your gallery and I love your skull painting, dear friend. You have my best of wishes! :D
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Rseifert Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From you, that's a great compliment! The skull was my second painting. I only just used to sketch thing and thought that I should try painting.. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.
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gr4y-inu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
good one
+1
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JW-Jeong Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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TashaNull Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha!!!! YES! So much win. Even though I am definitely not on your level of talent, I've had people say things like that to me before. :P
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