Now, before we start, I want to remind you it is called 'Unpopular Opinion' for two reasons. First of all: it might be unpopular, which means, it might be far from what you are used to hear, and might be the opposite of what you, yourself, think. Secondly: it is an opinion, which means it is the view of one single man, and not the universal truth. If you can not get over one or both these facts, please, stop reading now.
And not because I don't want hate comments (frankly, I actually do not care about hate mail, and I'm serious about not caring), but because I do not want people reading it to get irritated all become all nerves.
Vol. 1 - On tracing
Vol. 2 - On Mary Sues
Vol. 3 - On Lion King
find my sketchbook on tumblr
PLEASE, DO NOT:
thank me for the watch | thank me for the fave
welcome me in your group | welcome me on DA
Who are you?
Valentine Kristoff, who often represents as mr.Killoy on other websites. I'm a [Russian] writer and illustrator who currently finds himself in game industry. 'Hey you' is quite acceptable.
If you know German/Russian/Polish/Spanish/Belarusan why don't you speak to me in it?
DeviantArt is an international website, wrote in English; I consider it to be very impolite to communicate in other languages in the open. For such 'private' acts there's a note system. Or Skype. Or E-Mail.
I'm so awful, but I want to make a trade with you!
I get that a lot, actually. Go on and ask! Don't underestimate yourself, I love art trades. I find a lot of art amazing (and you will be very mistaken if you consider that my likings are among deviantArt tops), perhaps yours is one of them. Anyway, it won't hurt to ask.
Do you do requests?
If I feel that way, of course. But I will lie if I say that my 'deviantArt friends' have no priority in this question. It's pretty much like getting approval in DAO to learn new specialisations. Or you just might have an amazing character I'd love to draw. Also, watch out for the journal - I have kiribans and giveaways.
How do you put art in folders without putting it to the 'Featured'?
How do you make text so small/big/centred/subtitled?