painted-bees:

lmaaaoo I use to be a moderator on here (by the handle “Mana”). I eventually quit after an administrator meeting where it became incredibly clear that no one really knew what they were talking about when it came to judging ‘skill level’. I can’t remember much, since it was like—six or seven years ago—but I remember one of the most ridiculous qualities they judged “skill level” by was how much detail an image had. If you produced an image with no background, or a very stark background, it was automatically a “beginner” work and belonged in the “1*” rooms. Likewise if you had a very stark/simplistic style.
 Because loading a piece up with a shit ton of detail = quality work.
 :|

Maaaaan, I hate that mindset. I guess those guys never saw beginner artwork that’s loaded with so much detail it’s a confusing mess. Good art’s not just about packing on the detail, it’s knowing when to take it away.
I remember when I got to the point that I was allowed to draw in 2-star rooms on OC. About a year later the admin, MadHatter, went through and deleted several of my older drawings saying they were no longer up to standards. That was around the point where I went “fuck this place.”

painted-bees:

lmaaaoo I use to be a moderator on here (by the handle “Mana”). I eventually quit after an administrator meeting where it became incredibly clear that no one really knew what they were talking about when it came to judging ‘skill level’. I can’t remember much, since it was like—six or seven years ago—but I remember one of the most ridiculous qualities they judged “skill level” by was how much detail an image had. If you produced an image with no background, or a very stark background, it was automatically a “beginner” work and belonged in the “1*” rooms. Likewise if you had a very stark/simplistic style.

 Because loading a piece up with a shit ton of detail = quality work.

 :|

Maaaaan, I hate that mindset. I guess those guys never saw beginner artwork that’s loaded with so much detail it’s a confusing mess. Good art’s not just about packing on the detail, it’s knowing when to take it away.

I remember when I got to the point that I was allowed to draw in 2-star rooms on OC. About a year later the admin, MadHatter, went through and deleted several of my older drawings saying they were no longer up to standards. That was around the point where I went “fuck this place.”

(Reblogged from painted-bees)

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  1. frazzledniya reblogged this from painted-bees and added:
    :\ I’d be a beginner then…I don’t like drawing backgrounds all that much.
  2. painted-bees reblogged this from nikki0417 and added:
    HAHA when they went through and started deleting old images that were “no longer up to standards”, that’s the time I...
  3. nikki0417 reblogged this from painted-bees and added:
    Maaaaan, I hate that mindset. I guess those guys never saw beginner artwork that’s loaded with so much detail it’s a...
  4. warchiefeny reblogged this from painted-bees and added:
    I remember going there from the ages of 13-15. It was one of my first experiences with critique and I dealt with it just...
  5. revcleo reblogged this from crowsephone and added:
    I used to go on that site all the time~ did help me somewhat :3 mostly in my colouring tho