Get Real – but What’s “Real Art”?

I’m kind of in a bad mood, phew… Anyway, those who knows my drawings probably know that I mostly specialize in drawing animanga-style or random cutesy doodle.

Why never bother to try realism, they say? Well, I have learned it in a drawing course during elementary school, but I really struggled with it. Being such a lazy student, I eventually stopped practicing after the course ended and drew more of the usual style. I know, I know, bad habit… -_-” Probably this is also caused by the heavy influence from comics I read, inspiring me to draw like that.

For those who are curious, here are some samples below, proceed with caution:

Enough to scare myself after reading a horror manga (titled “Another”) lol. Don’t ask me why I do things this or that way… Still have a long way to go, the anatomy is still messy. Ugh, those noses, I’ve always hated drawing noses >_<

I have heard comments from people saying one can’t be called a “true artist” unless that person already masters realism, and comments saying that anime or manga are not to be treated as “real work of art”, or that photography is just “taking pictures” thus can not be considered equally artistic as paintings made from scratch.

On the other hand, I have problems understanding “modern art”. You know, the kind of pictures that look so simple and makes you wonder, “I think I can do that too…”, yet those pieces are praised greatly and sold expensively. It’s hard for me to get it. But since people perceive art differently, I think I’m not in the position to judge which one is “true art” or not.

How about you readers, what do you think about this?

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