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make Art, not War by Cataclysm-X make Art, not War by Cataclysm-X
I guess we can all agree with the fact anyone's free to share his or her opinion and leave constructive criticism if he / she likes.

But the thing is... I'm really tired of people who cross the line here, who keep insulting, judging and bashing others for what they do. Aren't you?

Who cares if someone likes to create fanart, anthro, anime, chibis, cartoons, self portraits, macro shots, poetry, fanfics, Disney, Final Fantasy, Sponge Bob or anything else he or she may like.

As long as we stay honest to each other and don't insult others it's alright.

The most important thing is that we enjoy the things we create.

And there's nothing wrong with that. :nod:

I've had a few people judging my gallery a while ago, saying what I do is just copying, wrong, useless, pointless, fake, unoriginal, "doesn't require any talent" and a dozen of things I won't mention.
I'm not saying I'm talented, but they make it sound like as if it is so easy to do.

Well, I may be "unoriginal", at least I enjoy to draw the things I love to draw! It's the only thing that makes me feel happy and cheers me up no matter what. It's the best therapy, my best friend I've ever had. :cuddle:

People should respect each other. :heart:

Have a beautiful weekend everyone. Love.


Thanks for the Daily Deviation ^2dazed and ~gato-de-agua!!! :faint:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-05-20
make Art, not War by =Cataclysm-X Such a wonderful message that we should all try to keep in mind. Have fun with what you do, & respect those who manage to do so, even when you may not feel like it at the time. ( Suggested by gato-de-agua and Featured by 2dazed )
Azurewhiterose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I agree. It bothers me too, I mean, this is an art site. 
CreativeSparkss Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing. I agree with this.
Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally agree. :nod: No one should make a big deal about what I'm drawing. Thanks for making this stamp. :thanks:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, now I know EXACTLY how you felt...
Savaliste Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
you've been featured [link]
dragonmastrcrashrokz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Artist
somehow, this reminds me of a song by nevershoutnever: "Harmony". and also "Love is our Weapon"(if youre not a fan, sorry ^^; I am)(and if you've never heard, theyre good songs :D) and i agree with you: I believe in a thing called tolerance. I dont like everyting that comes on DA, but i dont go flame everything that i dislike. i dont understand those people...:hmm:
Kharemi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome :nod:
VisionOfInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow, love the message, and how you made it from such an awesome phrase.
PinkSkullBunny Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? Those people must be insane! It takes a huge amount of talent and discipline to commit to realism. Yours is one of the best galleries I have come across for this. Those people obviously are just jealous of your skills. Why else would they say such things?
rawrbabee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I have a shirt that says that! :D
Ciara-the-Gecko Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with this whole-heartedly, it seems to be anything that's popular (comic art, photography, fan-art, ect.) is evil and must be hated on until the artist rage-quits, I haven't had to deal with any heat yet (I may have on iScribble, the subtlety may have gone over my head), but plenty of others have, photography and comic art are as good an art-style as any other, maybe comic art isn't as realistic when you compare it to realism, but that's why it isn't called realism! But anyway, before I go of into a rant about that stuff, this stamp says everything about what the DA community SHOULD be, well worth the DD!

SakuraWarrirorGirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I mean my drawing skills suck but i'm not afraid to post my artwork on here anymore though I think i'm a better writer then drawer ha ha anyway you made some very good points
star-electric Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dragon3x3 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you!!!! All these kids at school make fun of me because I draw dragons, and not only the big green scary one either.And you should have seen them when they saw my drawing of [link] i felt like going home and crying myself to sleep. I wish someone had a button or t-shirt with this on it.
Goldchild Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree.:nod:
SnufflestheFox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
this is really cool!
altq2001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
make war an art
nameisavirtue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Such a good point
Xiao-Nomine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! =^w^=
Besides it's more practical to make art because not only will you accomplish something but you will get a reaction out of someone. Maby you'll even cause someone to think about it.
CoconutMonkeys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Great message. :)
Nakusa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010   General Artist
Mr-Asquith Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Okay... more personal, and not very objective, but I do have to say, I took a quick look at your profile and the newest deviations... and I know where you're coming from. The whole "copying" scenario... people who ridicule your avenue of art, seem to have little regard for history. I mean this in the way that so-called "copy art" historically was the norm, that the more realistically you could recreate an existing, event let's say, the more talented you were as an artist. When the camera was invented, art as a means of recording events was no longer necessary, and that is when artists started developing more surreal and creative approaches, because photography had taken art's place in a way. Bringing this back to the point, just because photography can achieve these images more quickly, and artists today tend to use photographs as bases for their portraits, this does mean that "copy art" is obsolete or undeserving of merit. Art is art, regardless of the medium, usually regardless of the content, and the methods available are certainly not diminished by the passing of time. Keep up the great work.
Mr-Asquith Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Also, I want to apologize for posting on an older deviation... such things weird me out, and I hate making people feel awkward. ^^;
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Awwesome stamp :love:

I mean what do they care what yopu draw? it's YOUR art and what you do with it doesn't affect their lives in any way.

If they don't like it then fine but they don't have to unsult you. if you'r art is "unoriginal" or "ugly" then who said theirs is any better?

People like to insult others just so they can feel superior for a few seconds, sometimes they just do it out of envy or are all complete hy[ocrites.

I can't draw ut you don't see me bashing the people who can and if I don't like something, I just go back and don't eatch it is as simple as that.
YupikCingliaq Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Very true duude!! :thumbsup: :D
ArtPrinny Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Tis' true.
Sunshine-tapir Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Absolutely right.....
okaminoriley Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
More Power To You. I recently have been spam-flamed by someone and they obviously have nothing better to do with their time other than to waste 30 minutes thinking of over 20 things they hate about my art.
Verius0 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree completely, but I've been in too many E-fights (in one right now) to answer that truthfully. :C
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah I know, same thing here.
but it's good to stand your ground and stay strong :) there's nothing and no-one who can harm you that way.

zetsubougirl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
agreed :nod:
ghost-of-dreams Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: this stamp!
Celes87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Totally agreed. :nod: I'm going to put this into my journal. ^_^:+favlove:
PippaOfShadows Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Artist
I completely agree with the way you think! It sucks when people insult you just because of the things you draw (or the things you like for that matter) *Faves*
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I wanted to put it in my journal, can I?! :)
thegendra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Dit is serieus een van de BESTE zegels hier op dA. En je hebt gewoon 110% gelijk :D Want ik heb er ook HEEL veel mee te maken, met die zogenaamde kritiek. Mensen moeten gewoon hun mond dichthouden als er nix aan hun wordt gevraagd vind ik ;)
chewy9887 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
This is sooooo true!
Moonsong1126 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Awesome message! To great!
zellfaze Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in total agreement with you on this. If people would just respect each other and listen to each other. We would have a much better world.

Haxor ~Zell Faze~
SangoWings333 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Amen to that sisteh!
shar-vampire Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
No fuckin' rat race! ><
JysC Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Very true, some are so childish to bash others work. :)
Katsumi-Ritsu-kun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Loves the stamp :D. Also, don't be humble, you aren't great enough to do that lol.
Mister-Sir Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Drawing pictures and spreading messages can't stop wars.
Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome stamp!!! I totally understand what you are saying and what you are going thru. Its such a shame the way some people feel they have the RIGHT to judge others. :no:

Are you still having your contest at the end of the month? Remember I'm all in if you still want to collab. :hug:
TBascom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
well said.
Zindy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I very much agree with what you wrote. I feel a lot of judgements at times and it's not really up to people to decide what one draw. I honestly too feel de-motivated when I hear a comment like I am not original or my colour work isn't any good or I should draw something else. People don't realise that you work hard on your drawings, whether you use references or not, draw realism or fantasy. Constructive criticism is perfectly fine, and makes you realise things you didn't think about but hateful comments is just useless and are only there to hurt. After all we draw for ourselves, because it makes us happy.
That being said you do pretty work and you should continue doing what you love :hug:
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Good policy my friend.
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad to see more people feel the same about this subject and share it with others too!
MeowFoolery Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I say you should keep doing what you do! If it makes you happy, that's all that matters. For one person that bashes something, believe me, there's a handful more that like and enjoy what you do!
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