January 7, 2013

To his friend...


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  1. And yet, I doubt his ability to draw even with the use of a tablet. Heavens knows I can't. One shouldn't make fun of others for what you can't do yourself.

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    1. It's not so much making fun but pointing out a self-imposed limitation which could be easily overcome. Since ultimately you're doing two very similar things.

      I just hate this whole 'criticism is only ok when you're superior or equal to a creator' line of thought. In one fell swoop it kills everything from intelligent criticism to simple consumer complaints. You can't voice your dissatisfaction with paying 7 bucks for a crappy movie because you probably can't direct a better one.

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    2. Well, it's a funny and true comparison. Would you like this guy's comment better if it turned out that he really is able to draw?

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    3. 10.26 AM, that's a pretty large assumption on your part. If anything I'd say he can draw, given what he's saying. But it's 50/50 as to whether he any artistic skill or not.

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  2. Idk, as a person who draws both tablet and hand drawn stuff, I'd say there pretty damn different... It takes getting used to to be able to use both or to switch from one to another. Yeah, with a tablet you get the help of ctrl+z, ctrl+c, ctrl+v, etc, but you also have to deal with the problems, usually having to do with the limitations of the programs you use.... And that's my speech. The end.

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    1. Yeah. I for one can draw half-decently with a pencil or pen on paper, but have never got the hang of doing it on a tablet. I guess according to the comic, that makes me like someone who can only tell the time on an analogue clock? :/

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  3. Is there an "It's a horrible analogy" tag?

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    1. No, it's not. It's apt. Apt!

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  4. Are you kidding? I find working on a tablet (either of the iPad variety or the Wacom sort) to be extremely frustrating! I have a ton of respect for folks that can churn out a beautiful digital drawing. Maybe it's 30 years of drawing by hand but drawing became a lot less fun when I tried to switch.

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    1. "I have a ton of respect for folks that can churn out a beautiful digital drawing."

      I know it's mostly plucked out of thin air, but I'm willing to bet the subject of the cartoon's tirade is not one of them.

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  5. He may have a point...
    then again, have you ever tried drawing on a wacom tablet? It is not that easy...

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  6. As a digital illustrator; yeah, drawing on paper vs. a tablet is different, sure, but not THAT different. If you suck at one you probably also suck at the other.

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  7. Ouch...

    I used to draw and paint on canvass and paper till my eyes got too bad to continue, then it took me years to save up for a penabled tablet, and now it's so difficult to get used to that I've all but given up, as my art looks like a 13 year old's. But at least I can do it at all, and some day I'll be able to overcome it.

    I'm not spitting hate on the comic, I just felt the need to say my piece.

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  8. Maybe his friend is left-handed and is tired of smearing his work.

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