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I always hear the greatest compliment an artist can receive is “this drawing is so good it looks like a photograph”.

This is stupid.

reason one: THEY HAVE CAMERAS!

reason two: refer to reason one.

There used to be a reason to reproduce things that looked real. Artists would spend their lives honing the skill of realistic reproduction of visuals. Then about 200 plus years ago they invented a thing called a camera. It creates an exact likeness of something in about 1/100th of a second. Some high speed cameras can create an image in 1,000,000 (one million) nth of a second.

So what is the point of drawing anything you say? look at bugs bunny. He neither looks like a rabbit or behaves like one. He has a personality. He is unique and conveys emotion. He is loved by millions. He is a drawing.

In the millions of artists who created really good still life drawings with photo realism no one will ever remember them. Because they bring us nothing more than reality. We live in reality. Who wants that? If you want that, take a picture with a camera. it already exists and is easy to obtain. They sell them everywhere.

STOP DRAWING THINGS YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE OF.

thank you

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/this-photo-is-actually-a-pencil-perfect-drawing.html

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4 thoughts on “I DON’T CARE IF YOUR DRAWING LOOKS LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH

  1. Thanks Christine, imagine if you took a Dr. Sues book and replaced all the ink drawings with photos or CGI …. blecch

  2. it makes me sad for our country, when you look at popular media form the 40’s and 50’s people responded to jazz and creative art. Lately it seems all people respond to violence and boobs … sigh

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