Which is worse? Anime style art or anthro (aka 'furry') art?

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Which is worse? Anime style art or anthro (aka 'furry') art?

    I had just recently had a friend of mine ask me for my opinions on a topic I found most interesting. I was a little hesitant to repost it here to see what the artists of CA thought, for fear of being labeled an idiot. But you know... I'm going to end up building that reputation, regardless if I try or not. So why hold the question back?

    Anyways, my main question derives from the original questions I was asked. And I ask you...

    Which do you find to be the worse art style/genra? Do you find anime style to be bad, because of its increasingly cliche use in most wannabe artists? Or do you find anthro (aka 'furry') art to be worse, because most of the wannabe artists in this field will draw mostly pornographic images of anthros? Or do you think both, or neither, are bad? Or do you find that there is another style which is even worse? It's all up to personal opinion, really.

    I don't know if this question was asked before. If it was, or if you feel that this didn't have to be asked, feel more than free to shoot me down for being curious.

    ------
    Wait... What were we talking about?
     


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Torrance, CA
    Posts
    6,802
    Thanks
    2,278
    Thanked 4,259 Times in 2,074 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    How is Anthro art a style? Anime I can see because of BESM, but Anthro uses a whole collective range on style?

    I mean can't you use anime style on an anthropomorphic creature? How do you use 'furry style' on something that isn't anthropomorphic?

    Since when was anime devoid of hentai/sex/smut by the way? You ever seen the perversions in Japan? For a rather peaceful country, if they were persecuted on "thought crimes" they may be the first in line

     

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,907
    Thanks
    816
    Thanked 2,278 Times in 625 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i really do not know what sort of response you are expecting to get that will satisfy you as a viable answer.

    this is entirely subjective. one person's opinion will not reflect any sort of standard or concensus. there are numerous threads discussing 'anime' as a style, and a lot of ideas and suggestions on the topic have already been discussed and beaten to death without any real resolve.

    i don't see the need to compare the two, as it would require that i make generalizations of each genre as a whole. there are good anime artists and there are poor ones. does Art Spiegelman's Maus count as anthro art? anthro art doesn't have to be the generic run-of-the-mill stuff you see poorly done online.

    both tend to get a bad wrap, but it doesn't mean there isn't anything worthwhile to be explored. and really the two can't really be compared on the same terms across the board, so there's no reason to attempt to degrade one over another. it's like asking "what's better animated gifs.. or the Law & Order SVU opening theme song." they simply do not relate on enough criteria to make a valid comparison.

    Last edited by Grief; April 8th, 2009 at 10:04 PM.
     

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Grief For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    791
    Thanks
    423
    Thanked 295 Times in 144 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    90% of all things are crap so the answer for me is neither because every type of art have samples which are equally as bad as a lot of Anime and anthro. Anime and anthro just so happens to be more common on the internet than other styles (see: Sonic) which makes their sample much larger and their presence much easier to note.

     

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks
    643
    Thanked 1,484 Times in 719 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Does "Pride of Baghdad" qualify as anthro? because that was pretty sweet and I much prefer that to badly drawn badger porn.

     

  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,907
    Thanks
    816
    Thanked 2,278 Times in 625 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Flake View Post
    Does "Pride of Baghdad" qualify as anthro? because that was pretty sweet and I much prefer that to badly drawn badger porn.
    i prefer badly drawn badger porn to well drawn badger porn.

    now this thread is getting somewhere.

     

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks
    643
    Thanked 1,484 Times in 719 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So, this thread is now officially about Badger porn?

    Anime or otherwise?

     

  10. #8
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,675 Times in 5,021 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Smothering this one in its cradle, thank you very much

    No.

    Just

    NO.


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
     

  11. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Elwell For This Useful Post:


Members who have read this thread: 5

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook