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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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YGEbony Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
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
mega-diancie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member 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...
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.
JamiiSylvia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ShyStarX Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  New member
Lovely Shoujo (Pretty Please) [V3] I started using them yesterday, is it bad to use them? Stare Sweat Emote 
ElizabethAuditore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
No, it's not all that bad to use them. 
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!
SythraNightshade Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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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