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I see a lot of photorealistic works here on DeviantartÖand by that I mean work that copies a specific (usually copyrighted) photograph exactly, down to the last detail, with no form of expression or personal interpretation whatsoever. They are most often pencil portraits of celebrities or popular fictional characters. I used to be pretty enamoured with this type of work and even attempted it myself when I was younger, but recently Iíve become a bit disillusioned with artists that copy (unoriginal) photographs to the ninth degree, with zero changes or any expressive qualities (i.e different colours or more vigorous strokes).  I highly value technical skill, but this kind of work just comes off a bitÖsterile. 


Iím not saying that no one should ever do it, artists can certainly do what they want. I just wonder what the point of this type of photorealism is? Do you think itís important to learn to draw as realistically as a photograph before venturing into other types of art?   

I got accepted to OCAD!! so excited.

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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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absolutejackass Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for the watch sweetie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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CalamityJade Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :hug:
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SusiLikes2Draw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol hey hillary :D
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Anomaly9 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
lol hey holly
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SusiLikes2Draw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sup :3
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Anomaly9 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
nothin :p you?
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Mardigitalart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely gallery you've got, keep it up! And thank you for the watch :hug:
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Anomaly9 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you. :)

and you're very welcome 
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