ok I don't normally do this but I HAVE to get this off my chest
as of late I have been seeing a certain little effect get overused like mad
Refer to this picture for a quick message:
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now don't get me wrong, this effect is pretty awesome when used correctly. When people put it on the whole picture or make it too prominent that it makes your eyes hurt when you try to focus on the image, that's what bothers me.
People are beginning to think that filters and effects make art, but that's not true, they only enhance art. I personally like the fact that it colors lines to some degree and it adds a little pizazz to the image, but relying on it to color my lines or to just add something to a lazy drawing is not cool. No, the usage of this effect does not affect my life enough for me to go and try to call out artists or anything, I'm just expressing my thoughts on something that just doesn't float my boat and worries me that newer artists will begin to rely on this particular effect for everything, I mean I see this everywhere on Tumblr, here and even Pixiv. I think it's worse when perfectly good artist with a perfectly good picture use this on an image that doesn't need it and it just ruins it.
In the hands of more veteran artists with proper images, this effect works wonders:
long story short, I found something that bothers me a little and made an image for twitter/tumblr (which I will post there soon) and now I'm just explaining it
I do not hate this effect, hate is a strong word, in fact I don't even dislike it. I don't like the abuse of it, maybe I'm just getting old and that's just another fad that's passing me by
at any rate, I just wanted to get this off my chest
PS - I do use it myself but try not to go mad with it
PPS - I'll find any reason to draw Jirachi it seems