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Whippy

Thinking about doing what artists do

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And that would be purging my gallery of old art. I'd make a zip of it of course and find somewhere to upload it. Right now, I'm just..feeling kinda blah about things. I look at my old stuff and see a person who I used to be, and remember the reasons I drew what I did, or the people I drew them with in OC. Nearly all of these people I don't speak with anymore. Those images are like memories I'd rather not have around.

I know I went thought a lot of trouble to upload them here, but right now, it just doesn't have the meaning it used to, and I need to try something else if I want to feel like what I do is meaningful to me.  Yeah, I drew lots of porn, why not right? Two things I read today got me thinking. One was on an imageboard where the page of a comic was posted. The people reeeally critisized it a lot, and I had to agree with them. The dialog had mistakes, the plot didn't make sense, and the characters weren't in character. It was a shame such things weren't worked out with care you know? It just made me think...I do all this "one shot" stuff and rarely ever anything with an actual plot or follow through. And yes...seeing something terrible gives me the guts to try haha!!

The second thing that influenced me to think about this was another artist who purged all his stuff from his gallery. Not because of other people but because he wanted to grow as an artist. Yeah, it's a pretty rash move, I agree. People did complain about it, but it was his art  afterall.

I'll be leaving stuff I did around 2008 and after, it's more significant to me than old porn, ya know?
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Added: 6 years, 11 months ago
 
comjuke
6 years, 11 months ago
*sniff* the 1st paragraph is so sad *huggles* =(
mousehwolf
6 years, 11 months ago
Ok, Looq.  I hope that helps to get you out of the blahs!  From your work on the skunk/pup forest pic, I couldn't tell you had 'em, heh.  It'd be great to see you work on something with a story, you're so great at expressing emotions with your characters, I've always wondered why you've done so little of it.  Good luck to ya!  *snugs*

*slaps forehead*  Oh gods, I remember why now.  Well, fuck em.  Stick to the meaningful stuff, Looq.
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Thanks TL! I actually got "the blahs" pretty recently, like right after I finished that pic. Just a huge sense of disappointment...which doesn't usually happen when I complete something like that. Part of it could be just me not being adjusted to daytime yet though. *huggles you*
mousehwolf
6 years, 11 months ago
Man, that's such a bummer to hear!  D=   It's such a great pic, and you worked so hard on it!  *snugs tight*
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Well, at least I got some knowledge out of working on it. It's painting...mmm...must make more paintings..! I was very glad to have your's and others' company in making it though. *nuzzles*
NovanMale
6 years, 11 months ago
Must....download.... all images....before......

lol. I might save a few of them for myself tho, I really like your stuff^^

Just do whatever you need too, no worries :)
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Heh, thanks man! I'll probably have to make some sort of app to delete the ones I want, but it shouldn't be too tough.
Thanks for the support :)
Liquidhalo231
6 years, 11 months ago
Meh i've downloaded all of them already lol
I hope you continue to bring us many more years of wonderful pictures
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
XD Hey, me too! I hope to do some human + furry stuff too sometime. That'll go on TJA (the jab archives).
Liquidhalo231
6 years, 11 months ago
Good luck i hope you have a lot of success with it.
You haven't done any SonicxTails in a while maybe you could try that *hint* *hint* *eyebrows*
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
*notices your Sonic avatar*
lol...somebody's biased!!
That's okay though heh, I really do love the older Sonic cartoons and Tails is so darn cute.
They'll always be around in my mind. ^^ I'll draw them at some point for sure, although I can't say exactly when that is.
Liquidhalo231
6 years, 11 months ago
Thats all i ask ^^
MichaelJBear
6 years, 11 months ago
Well... if it will make you feel better and allow you to grow... why not... it's a good thing to go foward and forgets the bad souvenirs like we says and it put the mind at easeééé will also permit you to see better... But always keep a copy of these pic li'l bro... for references... *hug*
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Oh I'll keep them around for sure. I'm just...ahh...adjusting  my distance from them you could say ^^
*hugs you back*
Slimywolf
6 years, 11 months ago
Well, at least I won't have to spend too much time looking through all your old artwork and going through the tedious process of finding the ones I like.  What a relief.  Catching up with an artist's artwork can be quite the task if it goes all the way back to 35 pages.  (Seriously, I counted.)  (O___o)
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
LOL! That bugged the living crap out of me too! Seriously, I began to hate the way I had to navigate through it. Here I have them locally of course and just browse the whole folder in ACDSee. After I make it all into a zip, you'll have the same experience hehe!
I really wish that the gallery pages could have a feature like endless scrolling where javascript would fetch another pages's worth of thumbnails everytime you scroll down to the bottom of the page. Or even cooler, have like all thumbnails on one page with a search box at the top that would filter out all the images that don't match your search terms. Actually.....I could easily do something like that using auohotkey, it would be a seperate app though ^////^
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 11 months ago
*hugs a buckling* I hope it's not gonna hit your moody and abstract and landscape pix, they've always been the most beautiful and interesting.
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
*snugs back* Naw, I'm deleting everything before 2008, when I was mostly in porn only mode and not "oh my god i have to get this out before i go fucking nuts hey let's put it into art" mode. :P
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 11 months ago
I remember some beautiful landscape and abstract pix from before you and me met on FA...
Priest22
6 years, 11 months ago
don't do it.

history is history - pain and pleasure all.  Deleting is denying how you came to the point you're at in your art.
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Hmm..history is a big glob of emotions yes. But, I did say that I'd be putting it up in a zip file, and I only want to wipe the very very early stuff from this place. It's not lost forever or anything like that. Heck, I even thought about including the re-worked HTML of my gallery pages on FA, comments and all. That's even more than what's here on IB at the moment. It's a re-packaging, not a denial. Besides, if I can shape my own art, why not shape the entire collection of what I've done to my liking?
Athari
6 years, 11 months ago
You don't need to look at all this art; it's already buried on the last pages of your gallery. For your watchers, however, it's convenient to have all your art in one place.

Removing art for a reason "I'm better now" is a bad idea too. It's interesting to observe how an artist develops. For newbie artists, it's inspiration, “The artist I'm fond of had been drawing not-so-perfect stuff and now has learned to draw all this great stuff, so I can do too.” It's interesting to see artists developing.

Well, you can do whatever you want, but removing art is very egoistic move.
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
35 pages of stuff to click through is convenient? Hmmm...well, on the otherhand, any site I upload my zip file to like mediafire or rapidshare etc prolly wouldn't last very long anyway. If nothing else, I guess having a gallery is a more reliable way to store it all in the long run.

I know what you mean about looking at artist's early work, it gives hope - people can learn. Removing art might be an 'egotistic' move, but I'm not doing to spite anybody or anything. It's just a lot of stuff that's a real bitch to browse through and I don't see a lot of people suddenly loving it cause it's there.

I could easily just make a downloader for this site though I guess. Eh, maybe I'll keep the dusty art around and just pile more stuff on top of it :P Been doing it that way forever and ever and ever.
ButtercupSaiyan
6 years, 11 months ago
I tend to move from site to site but I leave my old stuff up. I usually want it later. The only time I nuked a gallery was a spaz-out when I was like 16 on DeviantArt and also FurAffinity because most of it was cub or borderline and some asshole was going to get me banned for being inactive and not around to remove them.
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Hah! Everybody needs a good spaz-out at 16. With FA, that's understandable *shivers* glad to be out of that place. Just a crummy atmosphere. I still have old stuff around devart too, even vcl, and cub central. Ugg...lol...and here I am making a fuss over old art on IB...I should prolly sleep now ^///^
ScottyKat
6 years, 11 months ago
if you do i want your zips
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
mew *licks*
Ah I prolly won't.
lol...the scope of this thing just got bigger and I'm too lazy to delete my art everywhere ^////^
ScottyKat
6 years, 11 months ago
<.< send me a zip anyway?
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
lol...skunky!
ScottyKat
6 years, 11 months ago
poke me on aimz
MrEvers
6 years, 11 months ago
It's your stuff, so you do what you want with it, but to be honest, from a fan/watcher's point of view, artists "purging" their galleries after some drama or emo-stuff, just annoys the hell out of us.
It happens all the time, you're following someone here, or on FA, and suddenly "OH DRAMA", and their art is just gone, and you have to go look through your own favourites again, to see what's missing, and search the internet for that one thing you liked, but is now gone...
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
Hmm, yes, that is pretty frustering. I usually save artist's work that I really like just because servers don't last forever and stuff happens. But no worries, laziness prevails over emo today. It'll stay here, because there's more old art in other places and it's not worth all the fuss of removing it.
samsondrave
6 years, 11 months ago
To be honest...I really don't care.  Maybe I'm a bit callous for thinking this way, but I really don't hold pornography in that high a regard.  It's just something I pleasure myself to and nothing more.  Sure, there may be some images that I enjoyed a lot and still would, but...well, it's porn.  People will always make more porn.  And quite frankly, I find the eroticism of a picture deteriorates the more I see it.  So, do what you will with your gallery.  I can't be bothered to be bothered by it.
Whippy
6 years, 11 months ago
It's natural to delevop a tolerance to a sexual stimulus. Do something with enouth times and frequentcy and it becomes "duller" or less exciting. Since porn is primarily visual, it's easy to build up a tolerance to certain things for most people. Of course my art has more meaning for me than it would for you, that makes perfect sense.  But, I don't hold all porn to be of equal value as you might. I also don't dismiss it as easily as you say you do.  On one hand, it's great that any kind of activity relating to who makes it, what they do with it, and why they make it doesn't matter at all to you ,  I can imagine that makes looking at porn a lot like shopping for canned goods or watching an action movie lol.
PissedPuppy
6 years, 11 months ago
I've been to many an art gallery in my life, much of them prior to the advent of art "archives" / sites.  I've seen many a piece hung on someones wall.  In much of the art galleries I visited prior to them being so easily accessible online the same instillation remained much like the art hung on the walls in my home or my friends homes, the art was hardly ever changed, especially in mass purging and "restructures".  I have many artist friends who put up their own pieces such as this and those pieces would be dusted off now and then, and sometimes not, but displayed for the enjoyment of and for other people to experience in there own way.  Oddly enough it never seemed like these "antiquated" pieces "got in the way" or somehow per se impeded on progress, even if they came from other chapters in those peoples lives, it seemed like they offered a stability, an unwavering foundation if you will.  And here we are in a world where we have space for them but their very existence is somehow called bothersome.

I used to love going to the galleries that had the same pieces up, like gauntlets of meaning that would always be there.  I was always intrigued on how I could go there one time and stand in front of a piece and get excited by it in one way different than I did the next time I saw it be that next time a week from the last or a month from the last.  I learned a long time ago that even in erotic arts, the artist is putting more than one meaning into any one piece he is working on by proxy.  Even outside of my educated mind concerning these things I never thought it possible for an artist to art something up with purely only one meaning, for him or herself and then for any person who experiences the piece.  Then one has to consider that just by proxy life, time, experience, obvious meanings, secondary meanings, are liquid and fluent.  I don't know if any one art can actually be a "one shot" because its meaning will change, even if that is not the intent, in the artists life and in those who experience the piece.  I may have just repeated myself there, but for the purpose of this writ I don't think a little redundancy is senseless.

Dynamic, hit or miss, traveling instillation, to me have always been like McRib sandwiches or that coveted limited edition sandwich that the corporations know are huge hits and they just tease us with it so its value as a treasure is trumped up.  Please understand that I didn't mean to just equate arts with McRib sandwiches and I do understand that some things are made more easily accessible by their traveling, and that in some respects fresh and new is nice, but...  Well, I myself have missed out on many of those traveling exhibits, and heard much to late about an art that just blew one of my friends away and that they thought it would move me, and for us to enthusiastically set up to go see it and then its not there.  I understand considerations concerning space as well, and many other things too, but in so many respects these are no longer concerns with particular art "archives" / sites online, especially when looking at fledgling but awesome Ink Bunny.

I support your decision either way, and I will remain a fan never the less, especially of what you've stood for in the past, and that is something that excites me a lot about any one given piece of your art that I look at...  You got balls, and you've showed them in more than one way over the years.  But, that being said, I would rather you keep your old arts here, besides you still may be able to hawk one or two of them off now and then and get some pocket change, and I tend to think it helps to see a progress and show of consistent style for possible commissionees to see it, and I like a lot of it too, I'm sure others do as well, and it would be nice to share that with the newbfurs.
Whippy
6 years, 10 months ago
Wow, this comment takes the cake :D
I've been meaning to reply to this for some time now but I did read it when you first posted. I have to say that you're right concerning art that travels, whether that travel is through space or time - it does change meaning, the people looking will always change and the artist him or herself too. I guess a bit of the mistake I was making would be equating a peice of art with a memory when they're really two seperate things. Wiping the physical away wouldn't wipe the memory. I think the other artist may have been thinking of his old art as "how good" he could be, and perhaps wanted to get rid of that "limit".

After reading "Man's search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl, I started to change a bit how I looked at my past. He talked about looking at the past as something stable that will always be there, even if it was bad you made it through and are still here. And I guess even though I can't change what happened or didn't happen, I can change the way I think and feel (more gradually) about it. Art kind of sits there as a little reminder saying "this is where you were, this is what you thought and how you felt then". I try to look back on those in a knowing way, as somebody who doesn't have the same amount of uncertainty and knows that things will be alright really. I have suffered from depression, not sure how many years really, but through all that I kept making art and it helped at times. I've already made at least one new friend who really liked the emotional peices I did back in 2008 (that was a hard time). It made me rather happy to realize that when I pour my heart out like that, it's never for nothing and quite a few people do get it. In that other artist's case I think he did it maybe more for technical skill, but that's really a by product of doing work that you love or that speaks to you.

I don't really want to snuff out my stuff anymore. It was a silly concept anyway believing that old art somehow keeps me from getting better or makes me reminisce excessively and fall into old thinking.  It'll stay heh. I just wish it was easier to navigate around the thing :)

I really like you avatar by the way, very sexy skunky there ^.^
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