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aliyaahgrl
Becca
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Wild Equines 2


I appreciate any support you might be able to give me!!



Just shot your favourite artist on dA a note, to talk? To ask questions? To get to know them?

I just feel as though sometimes on dA in the equine manipulation community (I'm really not a part of any others so I can't say if it's the same), there is this sort of worship that gets built. That these "more advanced manipulators" are put on a pedestal. Something that is untouchable, unreachable, and any association with them is something to be very grateful for. 

Not to say that I am one to be "worshipped",  but a couple of members on here know that if they note me I am more than willing to chat. I've helped quite a few people with tips for their art work. I love it when people note me for stuff like that! I love helping out, or perhaps I appreciate that they think I can help them. 

I feel sometimes that the manipulators themselves that are more advanced put themselves on their own pedestal. I'm not in the least pointing fingers at anyone, this is sort of a general feel that I get. I once reached out to an artist that I really respect and I got a one word response. At least they responded at all?  I also feel that a main focus point of this is certain dA groups. Don't get me wrong, I myself am a part of "elite manipulation" groups, and some of them I love. I love to see the critiquing process, how people can pick out things I don't see, how people can help each other better their work. But I find too many of these groups have moved away from helping others to more of a "you're not good enough" sense. 

I'm really not sure what my aim of this post was. Perhaps what I'm trying to say is some people need to remember that we all started at the same place. Learning how to cut a horse out and put it on a background, and then going from there. Everyone needs a little help sometimes to grow. And just because some people may not be as "skilled" in manipulating, doesn't mean that they are any less value than some of you others.

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Feels like it is going to be a manipulating weekend for me... Watch out, everyone!
Just shot your favourite artist on dA a note, to talk? To ask questions? To get to know them?

I just feel as though sometimes on dA in the equine manipulation community (I'm really not a part of any others so I can't say if it's the same), there is this sort of worship that gets built. That these "more advanced manipulators" are put on a pedestal. Something that is untouchable, unreachable, and any association with them is something to be very grateful for. 

Not to say that I am one to be "worshipped",  but a couple of members on here know that if they note me I am more than willing to chat. I've helped quite a few people with tips for their art work. I love it when people note me for stuff like that! I love helping out, or perhaps I appreciate that they think I can help them. 

I feel sometimes that the manipulators themselves that are more advanced put themselves on their own pedestal. I'm not in the least pointing fingers at anyone, this is sort of a general feel that I get. I once reached out to an artist that I really respect and I got a one word response. At least they responded at all?  I also feel that a main focus point of this is certain dA groups. Don't get me wrong, I myself am a part of "elite manipulation" groups, and some of them I love. I love to see the critiquing process, how people can pick out things I don't see, how people can help each other better their work. But I find too many of these groups have moved away from helping others to more of a "you're not good enough" sense. 

I'm really not sure what my aim of this post was. Perhaps what I'm trying to say is some people need to remember that we all started at the same place. Learning how to cut a horse out and put it on a background, and then going from there. Everyone needs a little help sometimes to grow. And just because some people may not be as "skilled" in manipulating, doesn't mean that they are any less value than some of you others.

  • Mood: Stumped

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dancing-crows Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Heya, I've noticed a lot of wallpaper sites on Google using horse manipulations as their "free wallpapers" from deviant art and since I've been recognizing them I'm going to be going to who they belong too and at least let them know. I don't know what can even be done about it, if anything at all, but just figured you should know :/ 
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aliyaahgrl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me. Unfortunately, shortly after I made that image, the pirated version went pretty much viral. I have many a time contacted sites about it, but I find it is in more and more places and too widespread to make it possible to remove completely. But again, thank you for letting me know.
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oddmountain Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
AHHH CAN WE PLS TALK ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS CITY.

I MEAN WTF 4 SRS.

Hope you didn't get hit by any falling tree branches. 
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aliyaahgrl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahahahah I know hey! Like I knew it was going to snow, but.... Come Canada. Get it together.

I did not! Driving through my neighbourhood though there are soooo many trees. You?
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oddmountain Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Yeah, trees down everywhere. My drive into uni today took like an hour, all the lights were out, and there were trees EVERYWHERE.

I just hope none fall on my house Q__Q.

I feel bad for the riders here for the Masters this weekend.
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aliyaahgrl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol trade? I live 10 minutes away from the Uni and it took me an hour and 40 minutes to get there.

Oh I didn't even think of that! I was just feeling bad for myself and having to drive to the barn in this haha!
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Poisons-Kiss Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 thank you so much for the watch! I appreciate it so much ♥
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Celem Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my zion river pic :)
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aliyaahgrl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome!! (:
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HorseStockPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
im so obsessed with your artwork!
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