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An Allegory of DeviantArt by Himmapaan An Allegory of DeviantArt by Himmapaan
A gentle satire.

Pencil on 'parchment' paper, approx. 21 x 10.5cm.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
The world is one's own construction.  One can build the Crystal Palace or a Junkyard, depending on one's standards.  As a caricaturist and an artist, you are stunningly good.
roninvalkyrie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
You pretty much nailed it with this one.
xy174j Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
:) (Smile)  I kind of see what you mean. But what about coffee and beer? 
art-explosion Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I missed this picture. It looks like a fable.
DarkDijinArtie89 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I find this to be rather one-sided, let alone, ignoring a very large majority of people who can appreciate the "high n' fine" art as well as the "culturefuck of social degeneration" material. People are, no matter what, incredibly complex creatures.

Likewise in this day and age, there are people who can mass-produce tea and make it as cheap and "low-brow" as can of soda. Then there are people out there who can actually brew and craft their own sodas and avoid all the artificial ingredients in order to make a tasteful drink. Of course, then there's coffee (my preferred drink), something that can also be mass-produced or well-refined. In fact, any subject of things out there can be mass-produced or refined... Which get to the point of my overall thoughts behind this.

If you're going to let certain kinds of subject matter and ideas be the determining factors of what's "artistic" as opposed to how the subject is presented, the skill and technique of the artist, and what the artist is trying to say, then you're as much of a mindless "consumer" or "mouth-breathing dummy" as everyone else is supposed to be. It's like saying the music that uses 36 chords in a single progression is much more "superior" to the music piece using only 3 chords in a progression, even if the composer of the more complex music piece had an overall horrible execution of their craft.

But I guess that's why I drink coffee over tea and soda; it's something for everyone, but it's also something that can be refined in a way so we're all not stuck with absolute garbage.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a satirical cartoon. Not an in-depth essay. :) It by no means represents the intricacies of all my feelings on the subject of what constitutes art, which are lengthy, numerous and ever-changing. A satirical cartoon by its nature can only deliver a quick bite on a sentiment that can be immediately felt. It was created merely as a means of coping on one minuscule matter among thousands.

Please relax. And try not to presume too much. ;)
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so perfect! That "11!!!!1!" is great, made me smile, just like the overall word you chose. Using beverages for comparing is a very clever idea, as well as fox and tortoise. A true master you are :clap:
Sometimes I wonder why I'm not popular at all, whereas some people who do bad digital art have so many watchers and pageviews...but I guess it's also because I don't do any fanart and don't like any manga/my little pony/ whatever.

Fantastic work!!
Redilion Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I`m afraid I desagree. There are still lots of people who can see the difference. This is the goal of DA: every piggy will find what it is looking for. There always will be tea-lovers :) 
By the way, fantastic work.
DarkDijinArtie89 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel the same way myself...

Of course, where's the bird selling the coffee at? Because you know, not everyone wants to drink leaf juice or carbonated water with high-fructose corn syrup in it... Some want something in the middle.
cricetofurioso Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome drawings and idea, I completely agree with it...thugh I don't like tea ^^"
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