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Journal Entry: Sat Feb 18, 2017, 8:15 PM


Well, I didn't actually plan on saying anything, but I don't really care anymore *bleh* I'm moving accounts to here: :iconmint-lee: I'm a little sad because I have a lot of history with this account, I have such amazing watchers I'm not sure will follow me over, but I feel like a fresh start is in order. 

I honestly thought about deactivating a long time ago, but I stayed because of friends. My life was suddenly getting very busy and stressful. I was moving with my boyfriend into a new house, my lizard was sick and dying that I had with me through my abuse, financial trouble was starting, and most of all I was really unhappy with my art. It was no longer fun to draw because it felt like a chore and I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere because all I was doing was referencing other pictures instead of coming up with my own creative works.

Well, after life calmed down I got back on, and since my gallery was cleared I decided I wanted to make a gallery I was more happy with personally. Some of you may remember the status I made about that, some may not. Either way, I think a lot of you can agree that the art I started to post had a lot more movement, improved coloring, and was just in general better. I felt like drawing Naruto had put me in this mind set that everything had to look exactly like it was from Naruto, that all I did was reference Naruto pictures and literally spend HOURS making it looks exactly like the image. Looking back now I'm a little embarrassed about it, but most of all I have a dreading feeling about it because a few people had claimed I was tracing. It never evolved into anything big until I started using references for commissions, which I quickly stopped because I learned people didn't like that. 

I'm getting so sidetracked right now but honestly I'm bringing all of this up because ladywolf2000 made a journal about me tracing after I refused her a refund on a very old commission I did. I still have the note exchange, which I'll post up soon. Here's her journal:  Warning to those looking for commissions.  
Can't be bothered with this child anymore. you may read their comments and my replies. Don't waste your time with them there.... well yeah you can see and take it as you wish.
UPDATE
So after proclaiming them selfs innocent of tracing the day after they deleted their Da account and so thinking they got out of it...
Ash-can
I was not going to use your account name but honestly, I think the evidence along with you running proves your guilt and childishness.
I will watch that you don't come back and scam any others. if you have or do come back I am watching. if you are back maybe I have spotted you already. I was really hoping not to make this a hunt but as you have shown you are guilty of this and think you have gotten out of the points you STOLE from me. you are poorly mistaken. I may never see the points you stole again but I can be sure to make sure you can't steal anyone else. 
if you wish to
 What kinda bugs me about this is that she was unhappy with the first commission I did for her, and I would have redone it had she said something, but she kept it to herself? That's not the point though. The point is this image here: orig05.deviantart.net/7636/f/2…
For those who don't know, this was a commission I did for her. I feel like one of the main things that can break down her argument for me being a tracer is that she decides to hold back certain pieces of information from you guys. She's selectively taking the information she wants and giving it to you guys, but deciding not to tell the whole story or my half of the story? Here's the full image:  Error And Gaara by Ash-can She didn't include the part with her OC in it because I guess it looked too original? Who knows. Anyways, that image she provided claiming me from tracing off of it... how do I word this... if I did trace the image, then why are some of the lines imperfect? His hair doesn't follow the exact lines, his eyes are a bit down on his face, and his nose is drawn differently as well. WHOA, it's the exact same nose shape as the one I used for her OC!!! What I'm trying to say is it's obvious I didn't trace it because there's certain things that both characters share that at the time, I just drew that way or that was my style. 
Also in my defense is I've always been in advanced art classes. One of the things that is taught in these art classes is replicating images. This is mostly used in realism, when you're trying to draw a person or a picture of the picture. You start with mapping out your canvas, or 'gridding' is what we called it, and then you would take the image you're trying to replicate and grid that as well. That way, when you map everything down, you can get it as close as possible. It sounds tedious, and it really is, but that's how you get drawings like this: www.boredpanda.com/hyper-reali… really neat, but you don't have to use gridding to make hyper realistic art, you can do it with any drawing. It's extremely easy with anime and cartoons, or at least in my opinion. 

I've explained that technique before in an old journal when someone accused me of stealing, and while I was prepared to be witch hunted off deviantart, a lot of you stood up for me which was just amazing. You can see I left the journal alone when she posted it because she left my name out of it, and I didn't mind her saying things that I proved to be wrong before. However, in this journal... something about this sentence makes me unnerved. 
I will watch that you don't come back and scam any others. if you have or do come back I am watching.  if you are back maybe I have spotted you already. I was really hoping not to make this a hunt but as you have shown you are guilty of this and think you have gotten out of the points you STOLE from me. you are poorly mistaken. I may never see the points you stole again but I can be sure to make sure you can't steal anyone else. 
She literally calls it a hunt! I'm being witch-hunted! Which, I admit, is a bit laughable, but also at the same time... just, I don't know. I know referencing art isn't wrong, but through my experiences with it I was just done with it. I tried submitting my own original ideas on her, and the response from you guys was clear that I was doing the right thing. But apparently this isn't enough. Despite these drawings that I worked hard on: sta.sh/21mjkhz49y1b I'm still getting called out for things that were really old and art work that I wasn't necessarily proud of. 

I would just like to post my artwork on my new account, and keep improving like I've been doing. And like honestly, I was feeling bad that her commissions weren't that good and knowing I can do so much better now, that I almost did refund her. And then I thought well, what if I just redraw it for her? I wasn't too sure about anything, but after this journal I don't feel like doing any of that. I honestly want to leave DA permanently, but would that be giving in? What would happen to my OC's that I've created? Would they die too since I have no where to post them. Ugh I don't know guys, if I poof without a trace this is why. 
I should be focusing on what is on in my life instead of having to worry to prove myself and my art, which used to be a relief for me. 
I'm not asking for pity, I'm not asking for you to post a comment saying how much you believe me, I would just like to start my new account and draw away to help relieve stress ;A;

Ya'll enjoy that little essay there ;0

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Kikiani-Kirschtein Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
queen
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Ash-can Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
call me daddy, lil mama
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Kikiani-Kirschtein Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay daddy ;) :iconlazysmplz:
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nervously Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
hey friendo
it's been a while
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Ash-can Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow
hello Rihanna ^-^
I think that was your name sorry if I got it wrong ;-;
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nervously Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yes but spelled wrong xD It's fiene
hello ;w;
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Ash-can Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, sorry!
What's up?
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SallyNight22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama~!
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Ash-can Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course ^-^
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SallyNight22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
^^
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