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Art: What is it? by Princess-Twa Art: What is it? by Princess-Twa
Art: What is it?
When defined (a term I use loosely in the case), art is:

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

In today's world, especially seen in art schools, people tell us what art is. The biggest problem is when you see things such as Jackson Pollock [who I am not putting down in any way, but rather using as a comparison] as a famous, iconic artist, yet art styles such as cartooning and anime are not, yet they seem to take more time and talent. The idea is that they art easily "replicated". Thing is, with any art these days, anything is easily replicated. People do forgeries as a live, so no one art style is replicated better. If you have a sketchbook full of your work, whether realistic or cartoony, then odds are you aren't a fake. It's wrong to tell someone what is and isn't art, as most people are brought up to think not to be judgmental, but rather accepting.

Along this train of thought, what we as people are told is art is usually based on what have been considered done by the masters. But, what happens when you take away that title? Then it's just art, like everything else that people produce. A fine example is of a piece believed to have been done by Leonardo Da Vinci. At first, people believed it was done by one of his students upon its finding. But after some close examination, it's believed to be one of Da Vinci's earlier works, before he was well known. With the discovery of it being Da Vinci's, it received a world wide tour. What happened if it was only the student's? The obvious guess would be it would be returned and no more would have been said about it. But holding the title of "master" that Da Vinci has, the piece became popular in the news, even being covered by CNN. The point being most pieces are only defining because they are made by what society has deemed "the masters".

In reality, who are we to tell people what is art and what isn't? We have personal opinions and those are what makes us human. Those differences, whether backed up by scientific proof or mere thoughts that cause us to ponder are the things that make us unique. Don't ever let people you are wrong. Sometimes we have to hold our tongues because people are pigheaded and can't take disagreements or sometimes we just don't have proof to back up our beliefs because we just blank or can't word what we feel.

Art is merely an idea or concept we put into a creative form with some effort. The moment we tell people what is and isn't art is the moment we should start questioning any idea of freedom. If that's not art, then is this writing? Is this even poetry? Why is this a religion and this isn't?

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I started working on this piece because I wanted to try something faux 3D with text after being influenced to get back into graphics from some of the most gorgeous typography vector pieces and then thought "Geez.. this is a loaded topic piece.. especially on an art site". But, I really enjoyed doing this and really had fun writing up the description. I hope you think about this as much as I do.

if you would like a certain size, I can modify it for you. Just send me a note or comment here, either works :D

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Tools: Photoshop CS5

DISCLAIMERS:
-IF YOU PLAN TO USE THIS AS YOUR BACKGROUND AND UPLOAD ANY SCREENSHOT OF IT, PLEASE LINK BACK TO ME. ---IF YOU PLAN TO USE THIS AS YOUR BACKGROUND, DO NOT REMOVE THE "by twa"


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HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS! A FREAKING DAILY DEVIATION?! I never thought something like this would happen! I feel like I need a speech or something. But, I owe all my thanks to my really good critics: Amma and :iconskysnd:. They are seriously some of the best critics for me, and even though Amma isn't an artist per say, he's very good at picking out the fine details I need to improve. I'm so very glad that you all enjoy this piece as much as I do! THANK YOU ALL SO VERY VERY MUCH!!!!!!!

UPDATE: I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T RESPONDED TO ALL YOUR COMMENTS YET!! I'm slowly making my way through them between work, school and making totes. I actually have to do more art /sob. BUT THANK YOU EVERYONE! Especially for being patient with me!
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Given 2011-05-25
Art: What is it? by =Princess-Twa Refreshing and Vibrant, this wallpaper sends a message that we can all relate to. Art, this purpose that motivates most of us. ( Featured by Casperium )
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Fableartist Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello I have created a remake of your art piece and was wondering if i may please have your promission to post it on my  account i would give you full credit for the original.
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure!
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture, but also you're mini essay on what art is. I did a line on a piece of paper in art lessons (this is kinda funny ^^") and the teacher was like "what is this? a joke?" and I was like, "no, miss, I believe it is art" And she was just like "detention" bitch didn't even let me explain. My point was that if I drew, say, a portrait, with a normal pencil, it would only be lines. One line could be part of a work in progress. I sort of wanted to make a stand against my teacher, but I got into trouble, so I stopped being a "rebel". I'm a coward for doing so. I guess. By the way, I really like your art. x (?)
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! <3
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) You're welcome!
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Sphynx2503 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Interface Designer
may I have a 1920x1200 version of it, pls?
Tia
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GameFreakArtist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i just love those colors! and it just represents sooo much! that I JUST LOVE IT!!!
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hhk2b Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nice work
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Danial061 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great
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StarlightShymmer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really need to show this to my family. My grandma is always saying, "I wish you would stop drawing those weird characters," and a few of my cousins think I'm insane because I draw creatures that don't exist. It's called a fucking imagination, people.
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep :)
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Nis-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
good !
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musturk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:clap:
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SabrinaBlackHeart11 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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chester118 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
nice
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BRAYANNN Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
awesome!
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HBG80 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thankssss
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Paintinggirl12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
this is AWESOME!!
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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Paintinggirl12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
welcome
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usilnyacrayon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
"heeem" it is wow
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imnotantisocial Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
thats beautiful
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thankies!~
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imnotantisocial Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
no problem
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The-Golden-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ur design featured in [link] .. :D
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh gosh thanks!!
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The-Golden-Princess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :icontaiwan-plz:
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quidditch26 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
nice!!!
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thankies~
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Endearaegn1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
-gARTen-
Worth determines itself...
refyne the desire to re-find...
a perfect circle walks a tight line...
it's simplexity...y'know, 1-dare-standing...
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep˜!
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cafumifa Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
wow... beautiful .... can you resize to 1920x1080?
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kecharagrl Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
brilliant. and well said.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :winner: :iconflowerheartplz:
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you soooo much!!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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shasnainraza Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful dude
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:iconprincess-twa:
Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much :3
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dollinfreak Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what a wonderfull words :)
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so!
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dollinfreak Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yeah. its nice to think about that :)
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Agreed!
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dollinfreak Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hehe :)
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chibixestella Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   General Artist
Nice to see someone else agrees with me on art. It's annoying when people come along saying, "That's not art," because they don't like it.

Nice faux-3D going on there.
(But then what isn't faux-3D on here?? It's a computer screen. XDDD)
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HAHA touché. Thank you though. I'm glad someone read it all the way through! And commented on the faux-3D thing. XD
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chibixestella Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   General Artist
Well, I was interested. Sometimes I write a long explanation, but I don't think most people read it. ;;
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
If I like the piece and the first sentence or two interests me, then I will read it. Even if it doesn't, I try to read it anyways XD
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chibixestella Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   General Artist
Sometimes it's hard to get through things people write, especially if you just don't care! Oh well. :shrug:
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Princess-Twa Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep
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