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Hong Kong - The Peak by xMEGALOPOLISx

THe perspective is very well done and it gives you the feel of viewing the entire city. Some of the foreground buildings seem a little ...

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Gregory Ramone
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a little bit country and a lot o bit death metal.

Current Residence: Maryland
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: any
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Blackberry Tour
Wallpaper of choice: My own!
Favourite cartoon character: Phillip J Fry
Personal Quote: Sometimes I think all of my friends were imaginary
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   Last year, while trying to learn how to do layering for cartoon style art, I followed a tutorial I found online(not on DA). I worked really hard at it and felt that I had achieved pretty good results. So I posted it on here and even said that it was from a tutorial. Well, someone saw it and immediately started asking me why I was posting that guys pic as my own. I was a little taken aback; I told him again it wasn't my original it was a recreation of a tutorial. Still, out of respect for the artist and not wanting to be "that guy", I deleted it.

 

   Since then, this person, whom I shall call "ahole", has scrutinized and complained about my artwork. That was my first and last posted tutorial, because now I use techniques I'm trying to learn on my own subjects. Still I can't help but wonder how much of ahole's indignation is based on my successful recreation. When I was a kid I wanted my work to look like Jim Lee's. I drew and inked and worked at it until I could see where to put shadows and thicken lines. I don't trace unless its my own doodle or sketch. The best day I ever had was the eureka moment when I realized that things I saw and wanted to draw I could take a picture of with my phone. Alex Ross had reference material for his pic of Harley and the Joker; I could too!

 

   After awhile, the people who wrote me claiming I had stolen stuff didn't bother me. I realized something. If someone thinks you're an equal and you keep growing and they don't, they think you cheated. I still have the PSD file showing every step I took to make my art. More importantly anyone can see the improvement, just by scrolling through my gallery.

  

   So yeah ahole, sorry you don't like my work. like any artist, I'm open to criticism because I want to know what you see when you look at my work. But you made me work three times as hard, just because you were heckling me from the sidelines.

 

   Thanks. 

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:iconnudetaylor:
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
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DragoonTequila Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx 4 the fav! :squee:
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lionbrowneyes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Gregory!Many thanks for the fav!;-)
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lionbrowneyes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, thanks for the great work!
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RinjiPantera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Welcome to the :iconfemalemusclelibrary:
Pleased to have you with us! :icononioncleanplz:
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lionbrowneyes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really hard to draw with my arm in this#! $? sling!
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Splicerion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:wave:
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Splicerion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Also, I dunno if you read your notes or not, but check them when you can. ;)
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pinup-guy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on my Daisy! Much appreciated. I'm also sort of collecting comments on my deviations, so if you have the opportunity I'd love to see your comments on any deviations you :+fav:ed or anything that happened to catch your eye. Here's a llama!
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