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Recolors are NOT art by Moon-Reader Recolors are NOT art by Moon-Reader
i have no idea which category to place this...
seriously people! recolors are all over the place! its like the new trend, I am SICK of opening my account to lame-ass recolors of anime/cartoon characters, but by far THE WORST I've seen is the numerous Alvin & the Chipmunks (and other similar movies) recolors!! IT. MAKES. ME. SICK.
now some of you will say "don't like it, don't look at it", well its not MY fault this shit is on the recent page and finds its way into my inbox on a daily basis!
don't get me wrong, i LOVE opening dA every day and seeing he art on the recent page, even if is not all THAT good, i still like looking at it and appreciating the effort its creator put into it, even if i don't leave a comment on it or fave it.
recolors just don't work with me, they make me angry, pissed off, they make me fume in rage, HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE I DO WHEN I SEE THEM!!
dA is supposed to be for ART and ARTISTS, whether they were professionals or beginners with a load to learn, as long as they ASPIRE to be artists and create ART, they belong here. there are simply TONS of other websites where such things as recolors are welcome, just. not. here.
Stamp base by :iconmimi1708:
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Yuhii Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sadly... I figured out recently why recolors even exist.
We all know of the all-famous Soup Can-making Warhol, right?

One of his most famous works is of one picture merely replicated with different colors and made into a masterpiece (hence recolors).
I ain't saying Warhol is bad but... that's kinda where it got famous.
Moon-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and there is also lazy wannabes who find it much easier to alter professional work than make their own...
awesomemordecairigby Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
so true. nice stamp =)
Moon-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomemordecairigby Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
MarioPhineas76 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Recoloring is ultra gaaaaaaaaay
Moon-Reader Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no need for that
KunikoUchiha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
How? I lern when i recolor. like how to draw and stuff
Moon-Reader Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no, tracing does not teach you anything, asides from being lazy, while observing artwork you like and striving to draw better WITHOUT having to trace, that's how artists are born.
ExoticatheSurfNinja7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I completely agree. I will never understand why people keep making recolours and I am SO glad I stopped a long, long time ago. Every time I see a recolour, I want to throw up. D: It just outrages me! The most common ones I've seen are Sonic the Hedgehog ones, and it's just not right to steal official art like that, colour over it, and claim it as your own. This has got to stop and I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.
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