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Bases are Shit by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Bases are Shit by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me
Seriously, if you use bases, you're not just cheating on art, you're cheating on yourself.

Edit: Why, yes... it's in groups for bases. Whodathunk! :roll:
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Dusk-deerfluff Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
I started out with bases and slowly stopped using them..
It's just when some people are younger they tend to use bases.
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squishMuffin23 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Here's how it goes. A lot of people start out as base artists on DeviantART. I was one way back in middle school, but I'm in college now. It comes to a certain point where people realize that there is absolutely NOTHING CREATIVE OR ORIGINAL ABOUT USING BASES. When you're young it's understandable. You're still learning. But eventually you gotta grow up.
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Jay-The-Demon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well its your opion I personaly use bases cause I suck at drawing. But if you don't like bases I wont juge.
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Killjoy515 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
i think that bases help many people, including myself, to help hone their skills. no need to generalise so negatively.
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Foreverfoxwings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh especially people who use them all the time
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:icondaisykittyartist:
DaisyKittyArtist Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can draw, but I use bases for fun...
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Rexyky19 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jack ass has it ever occured to you that new artists use bases to hone their skills
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AlexHeart6742 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I accept your opinion and I respect it, however it takes a lot of effort to make base drawings good. I myself don't use bases as they were intended. I am not the best at drawing people, so I use bases as references, drawing the bases so I can add what I want to them, alter them. Just because someone can't draw on their own, doesn't mean they can't draw. Those are my few words of wisdom.
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Batman0430 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Welp at least they help people who can't draw....
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Luna-Flower Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Well then. I cheat a lot. 
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TheGatekeeper13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How are bases bad? some people who use bases are just starting out....it helps with anatomy practice along with drawing hair and clothes...it also helps with poses....bases helped me....i cant do digital art worth shit....i use bases to help me with my digital art....so if bases are cheating then i guess im a cheater and im just cheating on myself.....even though since i been using bases my art skills have improved....
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YGEbony Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ily
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TalonRider Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use bases because I am inexperienced with digital art. bases are what i'm using to practice my digital art so one day it will be as good as my traditional art
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Foreverfoxwings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you dont practice, then you are going to stay in the position you are. i used to really be bad, but that doesn't mean i fucking quit. and i dont even use a tablet.
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TalonRider Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do practice
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Foreverfoxwings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you said you only use bases or something like that
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TalonRider Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use bases as practice, turning bases into my OCS helps me get a feel for how they should look
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Foreverfoxwings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's not practice. I mean actual drawing on the computer.
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TalonRider Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have
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:iconforeverfoxwings:
Foreverfoxwings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excuses, excuses...
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mega-diancie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I use them, but ony for fun. I practice drawing free handed digitally and traditionally. Plus, I'm stuck with a mouse and no good art programs until Christmas...
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ElizabethAuditore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
as a person who sucks with anatomy I have to say bases help a lot. Not only have I been doing better with it when I draw but bases are a fun and easy way to begin doing digital art.
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JamiiSylvia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ShyStarX Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Lovely Shoujo (Pretty Please) [V3] I started using them yesterday, is it bad to use them? Stare Sweat Emote 
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:iconelizabethauditore:
ElizabethAuditore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
No, it's not all that bad to use them. 
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Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Learning how to draw myself, I find bases utterly disgusting.

If you want to know how low of an artist you are when it comes to artistic ability, ask yourself this: "Did I ever draw MLP?"

Yes, I am calling MLP out because it is THE KING OF ALL BASES.

Every pony based picture, EVERYONE OF THEM is based on the ugly generic model that the show itself uses to draw it's own fucking characters, for crying out loud.

It's so bad in fact that just the simple mistake of an upside down eye wrangles in INCREDIBLE but POINTLESS fan support. You know you fucking screwed up as an artist when a mistake you make for your character becomes even more popular than any other non-based mistake model you can come up with.

MLP is the Apex of Lazy Base drawings, not even the sonic fandom could come close to the sheer amount of recolors that ugly fucking model has made.

If you use bases and claim it to be art, you are an ignorant child! Grow up and actually try!
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SythraNightshade Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah.
Bases can help to improve creativity and give you a better way to learn anatomy. Also many bases are shit around here and you can just use them for the form and add body details that the base artist didn't add.
I'd just assume that you have never seen an artist doing a god job working with bases and that's why your opinion is not just a bit close minded.

Art is not just knowing how to draw things perfectly and if people think their drawing skills are not good enough for the idea they have it is totally okay if they use a base. Maybe you don't know but people are not getting noticed if they do bad work and so they won't get better.
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Jemania Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I can't draw on the computer. So I am just doing what is best for me! Why do you think bases are shit? I am asking for your honest opinion.
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's because they hinder people. I can't draw on a computer; but I found a way around it.
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Jemania Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I'm sorry if I offended you.
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I am saying is that there's ways around it. My sketching on the computer is awful, but I sketch on paper, transfer it into the computer, and work on it there. If you have gimp, you can do traditional line art and color it in digitally.
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Jemania Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
No. I don't. Some part of me is telling me that you don't get what I am trying to tell you.
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What are you trying to say then?
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:iconjemania:
Jemania Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
It isn't too BAD to use bases!
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's hindering you and more often then not it's made without the original artist's permission. If it's a self drawn base(not traced) and the person who is using them can prove they have some sense of what they're doing without the bases, there is nothing wrong with it. I have seen people who make adopts make fantastic bases and several other people who use them grasp the ideas of how things work drawing wise and technique wise. Until you feel that you have a good understanding of how the different elements of drawing work, you will only be hindered by bases. If you want to get good: check out books from the library, look up tutorials, watch how-to videos, try to learn new information, and try to apply the new information that you've learned.
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Acruxic Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Aaaaand being lazy c:
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Kittenlover365 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NO we aren't because it take alot of hard work to use bases I should know it took me 3 DAYS to finish a picture USING A BASE! 
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Supergreen01 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what else is s***?...your mind. Bases are not really cheating, in fact it could indeed help with others creativity. And this is pretty un-logical, if the artists, who created the bases, didn't want people to use them, they wouldn't have posted it. Considering your a female, I guess ill let it slide, considering that females have a lot of personal problems and are inevitably complicated . And I only know this because I'm a female. I'm smart enough o notice things.
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Supergreen01 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to*
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Gamingirlkayla2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
dude not all the people that use bases use bases all the time just look at my gallery most of it i drew myself, and I'm not complaining about this stamp, I just wanted to tell you that it is not cheating in ways it helps draw clothing, hair, somtimes facial exspresions and you can trace the base and add the 1-8 structure with lines and circles to practice atotamy, it isn't always cheating, only when you don't tsake your time to make it look good.
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Gamingirlkayla2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
* take
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mongose11 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i just do bases for no appreant resons
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hetaliagirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I..disagree. Mainly because of this. I draw on my own, and pretty well too but I use bases occasionally too. Why? Poses. Maybe some people just can't get poses right so they use bases. Just because they use bases doesn't mean they didn't try to draw it or 'cheated'. It doesn't. And honestly, it's because of bases that I can draw some poses well now. So bases is not really cheating, in my opinion they are there to help. So yeah.. : P
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SythraNightshade Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thumbs Up I totally agree with that
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:iconmysterioustomjenkins:
I'd have to disagree. I am using bases as kind of a start. I will get to bodies and clothes but now I am having a hard time with hair (and tails but only because I have only drawn on pony bases). I don't see it as lazy because its a start. I am getting better with what I just said and I actually do want to try doing my own 100% picture but they can help with practice. I have seen people do awesome things with bases and those people can still do free hand very well so yeah. This is just my opinion though, I don't want to get hated for it. I don't mind if you disagree but don't call me an idiot for it.
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EmmaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I 'use' bases on my pencil drawings because I just can't draw hands or bodies, but using bases is HELPING me improve.
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Pegasister4evur Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
You know bases aren't that bad you know. I use them because I am crap at computer art. And before you say that I should learn how to draw digital art I am trying. But until I think I am somewhat decent at it I do not have the confidence to post drawn art that doesn't have a base. So they are not that bad.
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RueShields Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i suck on the computer that is
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RueShields Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i use bases because their easy and i suck at drawing
im afraid i wont be noticed on deviant so i use them Tears 
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xMelloYello Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only use bases for collabs, is that bad? Just wondering
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