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My very first stamp with transitional text (like most of the stamps, depending on how many words they use).

All right. Here is a stamp I made that applies to artists who draw pictures in their own style, instead of always particularly drawing pictures of people, places, and things in the style they're from. First of all, when you look at my gallery, you notice that for 9599% of my drawings, including my favorite characters are drawn in my own style and not always done completely in the official styles they're from. Back around 2008, some random users said some very bashful things about my art, but they even said bashful things about me, and even labeled me as a "horrible" artist. What people like those don't understand is that I have a very unique style for drawing: I use the Anime/Manga-style for faces and hairstyles, while I draw the arms and legs in a thin-looking fashion like how many characters from late '20s/early '30s cartoons looked like. Also, I always draw the characters' hands with four fingers and a thumb (especially characters who officially have three fingers and a thumb), and their feet with five toes (especially the ones who officially have three toes); but don't get me wrong, thumbs are NOT fingers at all, because they're thicker and have two joints instead of three. And everyone has a right to draw in whatever style they prefer to draw. The only things that all artists are forbidden to do (when it comes to "fan art") are traces and recolors off of pictures that belong to someone else (they're both considered "art theft"). Drawing a picture that references a promotional image or screenshot is all right, as long as you credit the source or idea. Besides, many of my dA friends have very creative styles for whatever pictures they draw. And in more recent years, my drawing skills have always been improving. And no matter how much my drawing skills improve, they always remain in my style. And for whoever looks at my drawings, I only want positive feedback.

Feel free to use this stamp in your journals, on your userpage, or both.

The stamp template was made here: [link] , text was done in Photoshop, and the sequencing was done in GIFfun.

IMPORTANT: Please excuse the black background.
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HMS-ArtHound Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this very very much :) I'm watching someone now that got a lot of haters because he draws cartoons which are "not realistic enough". Whatever that's supposed to mean, the guy draws cartoons lol.
However, I am sick of people using this as an excuse not to take critiques XD
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Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I don't really have a lot of haters, to be honest. My drawings are just "ordinary" drawings. They're not used to grab a bunch of other artists' attention, I draw them out of pure entertainment and inspiration. Everyone has their own unique styles when it comes to drawing. I do take critiques, as long as they're only positive ones like hints, but they're not supposed to be too persuasive. At other times, I happen to self-critique some of my drawings over symmetry and for capturing the hands and feet, but I manage to draw them as best as I can. To me, I personally find it more useful for artists to draw pics in their own styles so that it is easier to tell if it's their work or not. Other than that, I hate it when people say things like "No offense, but..." which is rather an excuse to insult them or their art anyway. Everyone's "unique" art styles need to be respected in every way.
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HMS-ArtHound Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know why the one guy got so many haters honostly. It was weird. They just sort of... showed up one day XD
But I do agree with everything you have said :)
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Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speaking of haters, that was back then, according to the description. I don't really have a lot of haters these years. Only about as few as two to three comments a year do I ever receive harsh ones a year. I made this stamp to spread the word that every artists' drawings to whether or not if they're drawn their style need to be respected in every way.
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RisingStarWitch18 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Artist can still develop, grow and improve, as well as their styles, which is why it's important to accept and work with criticism.
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Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, we all improve, no matter what style we draw. Speaking of critique, they're supposed to be just helpful suggestions. The rule for critiquing is to critique the art, but not the artist.
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