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What type deserves the denotation "art" least of all? 

27%
110 deviants said Fan-Art, don't they have own ideas???
25%
102 deviants said dolls and fashion, wtf??
14%
55 deviants said abstract art, I could do it even better when I was 5
10%
41 deviants said Photomanipulation, everyone can do simple cut and paste!!
8%
31 deviants said lit(t)er-ature, of course :yawn:
5%
22 deviants said Photography, it's only about the most expensive cam! :pissedoff:
5%
20 deviants said Space art, everything looks the same :puke:
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14 deviants said Certainly digital painting, you don't even use paper... :roll:
2%
7 deviants said film&animation, if I wanna watch movies I turn on my TV
1%
5 deviants said traditional art, come on people it's the 21st Century!

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PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly fan art, unless it is about technical painting and concept art.

Oh and those 640x420 my naked skin CAPTURES!

Photomanip?!?!?!?! you gotta be kidding me?!
Just because techniques are PARTLY unconventional and mostly unknown?!?!?!

It is usually people who have no idea about nothing who vote that. I would personally serve their useless holes if it comes to reasoning.


Digital painting?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? Are you nutttttts?! go pick something a little less technical people.

But seriously, I think you should have an "other" option. Cause all the above are at some level some respectful genre of art. I just personally happen to dislike the manga things.
Oh and those "hey look at me I am cheap and tastelessly naked" images, those are definitely not art.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yeah, that poll was pure sarcasm and I tried to avoid any "other" or "all" votes, I wanted people to decide. I admit, it's not very fair. :D

I totally agree with you about the "artictic" nude-myspace shots, they are kind of annoying, though I don't browse that section too often lol. And I honestly don't know why people would choose digital painting, that's just silly.
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PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I got that!
Obviously the reason for the "why" is lack of knowledge.
And about the nude captures, that makes me miss the old front page on v.5 where we could choose what to have on it. that was a good one!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you're right, that was a pretty cool feature!
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PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wasted ;)
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StrangeProgram Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I voted fan art but really any of them if done well are extravagant. For example, Kire's Zelda piece could be considered fan art. Fan art is just the one that has the worst good:bad ratio in my opinion
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Nofy89 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fan "art"
nothing original there, except the idea of first creator.

i am really surprised of the results from this poll
i never expected "abstract" and "photomanipulation" to be on the first places
and if literature is not art then..
ok i stop now.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
people come to me and complain about photomanips every now and then. They say it's cheating because I don't draw them myself and it takes less time. :|
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Nofy89 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and you looked at their galleries and found fan art, dragon drawings with pencil or pictures of undefined part of nature.. :lmao:
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Sebasti4n Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
well, i could say all of them, depends on the artist.
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enixeffex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
i only voted to see the results, of course i agree with what most deviants said already about them all being different forms of art. good poll to really get some insight on what others consider art and not though :)
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emptyidentityentity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
All of those are valid forms of art. :confused:
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Those who answered "Photomanipulation, everyone can do simple cut and paste!!" deserves a rusty saw up their arse.

I answered Fan art, but space art is right up there for me.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the funniest is that some even picked digital paintings. I honestly don't know why anyone would choose them. :shrug:
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, just because one doesn't use paper doesn't mean that it's not art. ROFL
That's silly.
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Dhuaine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
I voted for dolls and fashion. ^^; Oookay, my very good friend does that and I know it takes a lot of time to do it pixel by pixel, buuut... I don't particularly like the outcomes. xD

Good point about everything, especially abstract. ;) I feel dumb when I look at it. "Oh right, some scratches and splatters... now what's so special about it?" :lol:

If there was an option "digital collages", I would have voted for it and meant it. :| I think this stuff is (partially? ;P ) responsible for "cut and paste" argument against photomanipulation. People make collages and show them off as photomanips, and then it's insanely hard to explain to viewers that photomanips are different! >.< Whenever I tell someone I'm doing photomanips, they ALWAYS think they're collages (or photo retouch... =_= ) and when I show them, they don't believe they are made from photos. >.>
I respect traditional collages but when digitals are only about stamping a brush and pasting some texture over stuff... NO. I've been doing digital collages before photomanips and I can't say they're special. I know several persons making collages and their techniques are basic versions of some of photomanipulation techniques. The collages always felt poor and... without depth to me. Of course, I could be completely wrong and simply not understanding it. >__>
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know much about collages but for me they were always a basic form of photomanipulation with simple techniques. I think they are more about the message, similar to caricatures which maybe aren't as good as other drawings but imply a stronger meaning.
I personally really hate when people depreciate photomanipulations. Sometimes they don't even know what a photomanipulation is, then they either think it's a painting or a photo.
"So you didn't paint it yourself/didn't take the photo yourself?"-"Oh okay..." :| As if I wouldn't have done anything to it or I didn't spend much time on the making.
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Rhino-fish Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Fan art because there is no real meaning behind it.
I'll give it props when someone uses it to depict an entirely new meaning.
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
muhQ!
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askWasBored Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
all
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seancruz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I think many people underestimate abstract art. Abstract art is not scribble scrabble, splatter and brush strokes, it's a very broad form of art. It can be very gestural or very colorful. Some abstract art has to do with line and form others with values and focus. Some are just a mixture of paints but still there is work put into it to show something or to show how color works and texture works.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe yeah, basically I agree. Though - just yesterday I saw a spot on TV where 5 year-old childrens' smudge paintings were placed between the popular professional pictures in an official exhibition, and almost as expected, no one recognized them. :P
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seancruz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Interface Designer
yea i get u. I remember seeing a 7 year old girl being interviewed for splashing paint and having fun and the paintings were sold for thousands even millions of dollars....but when it gets down to true abstract art I have to disagree with those who voted it, after all im an abstract painter lol
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've even seen elephants and chimps sell art for thousands of dollars. lol
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seancruz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Interface Designer
lmao that's something worth seeing.
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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Setra-360 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
abstract :)
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arrsistable Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
I voted only because I wanted to see the results... And now I feel bad for casting that vote, because I think all of them are art in their own right. :(


But, as expected, photomanip is up there a ways.
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Villesgodgirl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
wenns nur 08/15 zeugs ist dann ist in keiner kategorie kunst zu finden :D aber naja fanart wenn es die direkte kopie von was ist is nuirgendwie keine kunst,, und ganz ehrlich .. das mit "Photography, it's only about the most expensive cam!" müsste man irgendwie zustimmen :giggle: den ganz ehrlich wenn man solche high-fashion.. oder expressice landschaften photografieren will brauhc man für das meiste schon sehr gute (leider auch schei%& teure ) objektive und jeman mit ner kompaktkamera kann sich da die karte heiß knipsen das sieht nunmal nie so aus wie mit nem fish-eye objectiv and einer sont wie teuren kamera . :D
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AloeVeraO Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
fan art, 90% of it is an existing picture which has been "reacreated" But thats mostly with anime..
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Whateveer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, actually you can call each of this point arts.

I don't rly agree with the Fan Arts point, since they just use the characters of the animes, though they still use their own idea.
Also photography got kind of art in it, though there are not many pictures taken, that you can call "art". I'm one of those pretending, that it's mostly a matter of facts. Of course, sometimes there are good ideas and stuff, nice photos that you can call art, but most of the time it's just the nature being the artist.
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R3V4N Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think those photos like "My penis" ar "Me naked in front of mirror" I mean come on, everyone can get clothes off and press the button... Where's art there?
Other thing are acts, with light, some mystery and stuff. This is art.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe yeah, if I had added an option for those kind of photos, definitely everyone would have chosen it. :D
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R3V4N Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet! :D
But at least it's full of controversions :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fan-art is the obvious choice for the majority, but if you ask me - a DIGITAL fan-art that took hours, perhaps weeks to do and was done with style, skill and originality (yeah, originality DOES exist in fan-art, just look and my "Yoshi's fruit bowl lol...THAT's never been done before ;)) - deserves more place as being considered art than a canvas with paint randomly splashed on it in a matter of minutes, and a "deep conceptual meaning" slapped on with the same amount of thought and time spent as the paint splatters itself :roll: When I see stuff like that auctioned for thousands of dollars when I have made little over 10 bucks in print sales here, part of me dies inside :depressed:
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The-Dark-Silhouette Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Voted fanart. But I don't like this poll. How can you even think about voting for anything else?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so, and why do you think fanart is the only acceptable option? I personally think none of them is. ;)
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The-Dark-Silhouette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Well, I didn't like to choose it but from these - yes I think it's the most acceptable answer. That's why I chose it. I do know that some fanart is amazing and all but on my scale original characters/stories are just higher on the list that's all. (:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I can understand that, I have to admit the poll wasn't really fair because I forced people to choose one of them. :D
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commandersozo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
How could anyone vote space art?! :O
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Recently someone said about space art that he doesn't consider it as art in any way, no matter how well done it is technically. His reason was that it looks all the same and doesn't imply any concepts/unique ideas or creativity.
I do agree in some extent that space art is compared to other styles of art not the most original, but still, to say that it's not art is an incongruous statement.
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commandersozo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
I would disagree with his statement. To really put together a good space piece, a lot of skill and creativity is needed. Certainly, not all space art I've seen displays this creativity or skill (Mine included, ;) , but that's a WIP), but I think there is enough imaginative, mind bogglingly good space art around to put that argument to rest.
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slimeyy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, shit what's everyone complaining about fanart :'D
even though it's not their own character, it's still quite an achievement to make it look good.
perhaps it's even more difficult than with a normal drawing/painting, because then you can adjust anything you like if you paint one thing in the wrong direction or w/e.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that poll was actually pure sarcasm but all of you are taking it totally serious for some reason. :P
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slimeyy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
*sigh*
German humour xD
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Konnee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
everything is art ;)
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Austin8159 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Artist
Fan artists are the cancer that is killing dA
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AL1V3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
i wouldnt say that about anything...but since i had to vote...
i chose fan art, mostly because of the idea thing and the many crappy fan arts ruined it for me tbh :p
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Drajax Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Depends on the demographic. I personally say Fan art, but that's mroe because I consider it a learning tool not an artistic expression. (I of course have a dislike of DADA for personal reasons)
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devils-horizon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i agree with what everyone else is saying; art is what you make of it; it should have to be about what can be called art and what cant
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