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Christaphorac

What Appeals To You About My Work?

  I notice more and more people here are watching me more regularly.
This is a very good thing. ^^
So!

This is *not* to fish for compliments.
Nor am I having a crisis of faith about how good I am. :U

  But I'm curious.

I value when people tell me exactly why they like my work.
As opposed to just saying my work is "cute". 8U
In this way, I find out the impact I am having, and get a sense of what I'm doing right.

  So what is it about my work that trips your trigger?~

   - C


  
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Added: 5 years, 3 months ago
 
RollerCoasterViper59
5 years, 3 months ago
quality
Lyserdigi
5 years, 3 months ago
i like the cute and innocent themes your pictures have..
like snapshots of good childhood moments.
and the fact that you use actual media to make them is amazing too ^^
Christaphorac
5 years, 3 months ago
"Snapshots" is a term I've heard more than once, and I think it's pretty valid considering I've been an amateur photographer since I was 8 (I'm 41).
  I had one person say to me once that my approach to my characters seemed to be "photographer, not puppeteer". Never forgot that. ^^
Bianca
5 years, 3 months ago
Reminds me of Munsch's work a lot, you've got a lot of areas to improve in though. So, keep it up and hope to see more. :3
Christaphorac
5 years, 3 months ago
I've never heard of Munsch. Do you mean Edvard Munch, or someone else?
Bianca
5 years, 3 months ago
augh, no that's not it. It was a childrens book anyway. I can't remember the author's name now... Pretty sure he did his own art. But hnng..

Lemme get back to you~
Bianca
5 years, 3 months ago
Rhumba
5 years, 3 months ago
The look of "real media" gives your stuff a nice texture. It makes your stuff pop more I think.
MrSOCKS
5 years, 3 months ago
Your use of traditional media.
Your coloring and choices of pallets.
Your skill at capturing true childhood innocence.
Christaphorac
5 years, 3 months ago
Side note: is it just me, or is "true" childhood innocence not what some people think it is?
MrSOCKS
5 years, 3 months ago
It is not just you.
Too many people have a somewhat romantic ideal of childhood innocence--propagated and enforced with a vengeance by mothers, more often than not-- that strips a child of its humanity and renders it a kind of living Precious Moments figurine: an asexual "precious snowflake" of a thing, incapable of thinking or doing anything remotely biological or curiosity-driven that might even cause a hint of scandal, that is there to make mommy feel warm and fuzzy and to mine compliments from her friends, and nothing more.
Let's listen to Old George rant on this topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6wOt2iXdc4
TayFerret
5 years, 3 months ago
Your art captures happy, fun, innocent childhood moments better than most. (That includes your "adult" rated pictures.) It seems more real, even without an anatomically-correct style.
TJtheCascadeFox
5 years, 3 months ago
I like the texture that comes from the use of traditional media. I also like how you shape bodies and faces. The way you make snouts is superb.
SiriusWolfhound
5 years, 3 months ago
Oh my...there are many factors to why I love your art! The thing that makes you stand out amongst your peers is your sense of realism, even if you're drawing cartoon animal people. Of course, the reality here is the action and composition, where each one of your pieces looks like a photograph of a cartoon world as opposed to an omniscient rendering of a fictional situation.

Besides that, the other thing that catches me is how you accurately portray childhood. When I was younger, I was outside all the time from the time I could walk until I was about 12, and I loved to goof around and use my imagination. Inside I'd do the same thing, and it was more fun than video games! Most of the situations you show feel like a realistic depiction, that is absent from most cub, littlefur and babyfur art.

Last, but not least, I also really like the fact you've moved to draw babyfurs more and more often, and it feels as if you've really come to like us! I don't come for the diapers, but it's a bonus. Of course, what makes your babyfurs great is you're not in it to draw diapers, little cubs happen to wear them, and that attitude helps exclude that distraction from your works.

Anyways, lots of text, but you asked for it! May I ask you how you came to draw babyfurs more and more often? I remember a couple of years ago you never really drew them at all, and now they're a staple!
Christaphorac
5 years, 3 months ago
   When I first came onto IB, a lot of what I uploaded was the art I'd accumulated since the mid-2000s. Same thing on FA, also.
I did have very few babyfur characters at the time. It took me a long time to appreciate the novelty of "Hay, you mean a furry animal can get away with wearing a diaper? :O"
  I think the reason I got into portraying babyfurs more is partly because of the influence of many of my followers, who are also a big part of my clientele. And besides the fact that I enjoy drawing them (I like portraying the stuff they can get into and how they think), I think, in a way, it enabled me to get back in touch with  that time of my life.
  Not that many of my babyfur characters are anything like I was at the time.
   Another reason I like drawing them is basically no-pants rules. :P And on IB, I feel I can be a little more self-indulgent as far as that goes. ^^
  All that said, the characters come first. Wouldn't mean anything if they didn't seem like people to me.
FoxWolfie
5 years, 3 months ago
For me, it is several things together.  I like the traditional media. I love your style of texturing and the color choices.  I like the fun subjects.  Many bring up pleasant memories of when I was the same age.  I like the age of exploration a lot.  Your cubs are always up to something fun, or sometimes even bordering on naughty, but it's always in a comparatively innocent way.  The traditional style you use makes me think of storybook illustrations from when I was growing up. Even when the art is of cubs in action, your images always make me feel comfortable and relaxed.
wollypegger
5 years, 3 months ago
Carefree and innocent freestyle.
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