I saw someone put this picture on a pair of shoes and selling them. I'm not sure if they have your permission to use this pic; but if they don't, you should see this. Thought you'd like to know about it in case you didn't [link]
I love this picture <3 Laurie looks a bit too shota but that's your take and the coloring is amazing. A lot of negativity on DA. Maybe join this new art site called mangabullet.com? Community is like 1000 times better. Not a flamer/troller in sight <3<3 (A couple of weaboo's though XD)
Suzuhopu, I had to wade through 12 pages of solid praise to even reach this page. I'm sure Ryusuke up there isn't losing sleep over one slightly negative comment.
Besides did I end it with "Begrudgingly I admit that it's very well drawn, I know I could do it". The guy/gal is a far more talented person than me, that's for sure, but this art style just doesn't suit Watchmen. At all. I like one or two mangas/animes (Monster FTW), and can't imagine their characters in a Western style. Transferring beloved characters into a style not meant for them is bound to get some bad reactions from fans of the original works.
I do try Anime and Manga, and went through perhaps 20 shows before finding one I like. It's not a matter of trolling/flaming, it's simply my opinion. If it contradicts yours, you can mark it whatever you wish.
But...saying that I should not judge all Anime styles by one picture is all well and good, very true. Then do not judge thousands of DA users as trolls and flamers because they disagree with your opinions and tastes.
Good picture? Yep. Well drawn? Oh Hell yeah. Watchmen? No, absolutely not. Ozymandias does not have the almost flat profile he is given here. Several characters (Silk Spectre, Comedian, Dr.Manhattan) look far too young. Rorschach is the only element that is perhaps not drawn well, but I really can't speak on that because I can't draw this well anyway.
I suppose I should have just written, "I may not know art...but I know what I like and I don't like this."
My apologies to the easily offended, but politely disagreeing does not constitute trolling or flaming.
Just ignore them. I don't think they'll be happy until we all bow down to GLORIOUS NIPPON.
I totally agree with you. I'm much more harsh in my way of saying it but Watchmen is a WESTERN story, and it belongs to a WESTERN art style. Otherwise Alan Moore would have asked Dave Gibbons to draw it like that.
Well he has every right for a debate, and that's fine. I'm all up for it. But it's another thing to immediately point and shout 'TROLL' or 'FLAMER' because someone disagrees. That's just as bad as me leaping on him and calling him a Weeaboo, so maybe he might learn something from it XD
Considering how A) Watchmen is one my favourite stories ever and B) I'm not a big fan of anime or anime-esque style, I don't like it. It's just jarring to see some characters I love in an art style I think is kind of ugly. Good lord look at Ozymandias' profile!
However we also have point C) Anime is already more popular than God and D) Negative comments on DeviantArt are either ignored or put down, so you're still golden.
Begrudgingly I admit that it's very well drawn, I know I could do it, but it's still *blecch*. It looks like Watchmen for 12-year old otaku-kids.
I agree. Anime is so fucking popular (god knows why) that Western Comics are slowly becoming a dying artform. Why can't these people just leave Batman and Watchmen alone? They have plenty of shit to draw sparkles on and call kawaii.
...WOW. That had to be the most back-handed passive agressive comment I've ever read. And you can't judge all anime styles on one person picture. "Good lord look at Ozymandias' profile!" Just because one person didn't draw it the way you liked it in one particular style doesn't mean everything in that style is bad. And also...what was the point for such a rude hurtful comment. Judging on the looks of this I'd say they took quite a while. You calling it "*blecch* and "kind of ugly" did nothing to help this person. Don't flame/troll just to flame/troll. And if you do...find some good points, yeah? ;D
You know, you seem to get really fucking butthurt if anyone less than agrees with you. Deviantart is a website were people are encouraged to offer critique and an honest op pinion, it's what the comment section is for.
I agree with everything ~DarkBlunderbuss had to say. They're not trolling or flaming, it was a researched, constructive critique. Just because someone disagrees with you and you get butthurt doesn't mean it's a troll. You need to learn the meaning of that term.
Disagreeing has nothing to do with it. I just don't understand why you have to "attack" someone's hardwork just because you don't like the style. I'm not a fan of all anime art. But I don't attack the style's I don't like.
And if I'm the one's who butthurt why did you leave me like three comments all dealing on this subject?
Because I find your reactions amusing, you fool. He wasn't attacking it. He just doesn't like it. Welcome to the real world where people don't think exactly the same way like in the strange, Orwellian society you seem to think should be running.
Calling it (IIRC) "crap for 12 year old otaku's" and "...terrible" sounds a bit like attacking to me. But ah well, I don't feel like arguing should've just kept my mouth shut. Your right and I'm wrong happy?
There are waves upon waves of praise on this site. It's gotten to the point where posting anything that isn't praise is considered flaming.
I even predicted it in my first comment. Attacking had nothing to do with it. Criticizing it however, was the entire exercise.
Reviews are highly subjective. I do think it's crap, utterly and completely. But I try to have some tact at least. I admit it's strengths, but personally, I can't stand it. Just how I am.
Besides, where would we be without some negative comments, eh? Look, here's something. Us three have been at it for almost the whole comment page, and the artist hasn't even responded.
I don't expect him to, or want him to, but he either clearly doesn't care or just takes negative comments into consideration, the same way as praise. He doesn't feel the need to valiantly leap to the defense of something he feels he drew very well (and did).