I rely very much on checking out the fave galleries of those i watch as that seems to provide a a good source of new work at the same taste level. I also regularly check out journal features as theyre always refined versions of the galleries. It would be nice if there was an anon 'i dont like your work' button and if say 100 people pushed that button on one piece of work you would automatically be banned from uploading for another week or is that a bit tyrannical?
You are very right, I rely on others favorite galleries as well. That is a really good point,and sometimes a person's favorites gallery is like a feast of art and it can be actually very exciting to find a good one. I kind of like your idea about the negative button except that some really good pieces of art might get banned because there is an anti-christian message or a full frontal penis, etc. hah.. I suppose it sounds tyrannical to exclude any piece of art from this website forcefully because it makes one ask them self: what is art? And all that BS... but go to the front page right now and see the "just submitted" and 9 deviations out of 10.... suck. What would be nice however is to add in your 'I don't like your work' button and just have those deviations pushed out of the way... in fact I would become more involved in looking at newly submitted art if that system were in place;similarly, it would probably discourage people from posting so many unrefined sketches and doodles from their notebooks.
Ya, I mean, I'm not saying that there aren't original ideas on DA, because there are for sure... but I just mean that too many people take an original idea and play it over and OVER AND OVER until we don't even know who did it first anymore. Were drowning in a sea of unoriginal copycats who then feel the need to post "copyright notice" Huge DA watermarks all over THEIR closeup eyeball picture etc. I don't read too much of the poetry on this site, but I can only imagine!
Too true, as far as artwork goes I like anything colourful or interesting! It's easy enough sifting through that as you just have to look and see whether it is good or not. As for poetry, I am still coming to terms with the literary greats so it's pretty difficult to find a good poet on here...I'm always worried I am going to overlook something fantastic because of its cliche title. One of my favourites that I've come across so far is Blizzkid. Will have to look up and confirm his DA name though, but once I do you should have a look I like to think my poetry is somewhat original with its ideas...maybe not content. It's pretty difficult to avoid cliches sometimes. They are, after all, cliches for a reason
Ya, with art you can like whatever you like and thats all fine and dandy, but just reproducing images that you like and calling it your own concept is ridiculous. It would be like in literature if you posted this poem:
Twinkle twinkle little planet How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a gemstone in the sky
And then put: OMG COPYRIGHT THIS IS MINE, STEAL IT AND ILL SUE YOU.
Anything new that expresses an individual thought, feeling, desire, or emotion of your own is ok. But as far as cliche: cliche is someone elses wordweaving that has been used do death, cliche is fine for everyday banter because it is a quick way to express something but with writing you have unlimited time to work on one poem, to tweak each and ever word, and therefore the string of words that you come up with should be well thought out, organized but most of all ORIGINAL. A cliche was original once but is no more. A photograph of your eyeball macro style is a cliche, a kitten backlit by sun (however adorable) in black and white is cliche. In text a cliche is: beat around the bush, black as coal,broken record.. etc. Imagery that has become commonplace and therefore unoriginal, and should be avoided.