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    Hey CA gang...just wanted to say you're all free to figure out what works best for you in this big, crazy art world. The only thing I recommend is you figure out, again for yourself, who and what turns you on...then figure out why...figure out how they do it...where they came from...what they have in common...and how can you best follow in their footsteps.

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    Funniest thread title evah!

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    but Jeff...

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    Are there any tutorials on how to find out shit for yourself?

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    Oh gee I'm so glad I have your permission, now I can finally start functioning!

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    Can you help me decide who I should like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    The only thing I recommend is you figure out, again for yourself, who and what turns you on...then figure out why...figure out how they do it...where they came from...what they have in common...and how can you best follow in their footsteps.
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    B-but.... I don't want to learn about where the actresses in the porn come from.... ....

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    Man, all these hoops I have to jump through just to get you to tell me I'm awesome. Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    who and what turns you on...then figure out why...figure out how they do it...where they came from...what they have in common...and how can you best follow in their footsteps.
    You mean I should follow the steps of a porn star?



    I wonder what inspired this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    Funniest thread title evah!
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    I have some questions on the kind of shit we're supposed to find out, how big is it supposed to be and how should I approach it, is it better to walk towards it leading with your right foot or your left???




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    Seems like everybody is laughing at Jeff. But he makes a perfectly valid point, if I understand him correctly. It is indeed important to spend some time thinking about what you like in art and why you like it, and also to dig around in the history of art.

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    I'm pretty sure people are laughing at the same thing Jeff is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blogmatix View Post
    Seems like everybody is laughing at Jeff. But he makes a perfectly valid point, if I understand him correctly. It is indeed important to spend some time thinking about you like in art and why you like it, and also to dig around in the history of art.
    The point is that it's obviously good advice and, if you've ever had to deal with students/customer support clients/dA members, you know that almost nobody is going to follow it.

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    As always, Louis CK sums things up perfectly:

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    fuck i love that guy.



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    Yep...lions...I wish!

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    So..

    is it ok by you guys that I think idependently ?

    And if so, what are, in your opinion, the best opinions to have ?

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    No, really, what paper should I use? I want to use the same paper as real artists.

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    Permission to find out shit on your own...

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    I should probably take a moment just to elaborate on my OP, before confusion sets in. First, I'm not trying to set myself up as the one giving permission (of course)...let's get that straight. I was just using that as a humorous opening to make this point:

    Art is an experiential thing. It is in the doing of it that many questions are answered and awareness is gained. Most of it is common sense, trial and error and simply paying attention to what has worked for others in the particular area of your own interest, and trying that out to see how it fits.

    That's all...thanks for the fun replies so far! (and thanks blogmatix, but yeah, I think folks are taking it as intended and laughing with, not at...I hope!)

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    Jeff!!

    Jeff, jeff, jefff...... neverevereverevever explain the joke.

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    LOL...ya know kev...I was afraid you were gonna say that! I seriously thought about NOT elaborating...maybe I should remove it?

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    "Experimental" is the correct and appropriate way to spell that word Jeffy muh good man. Mustent (how the hell you spell that word anyway) be misunderstood now.

    Edit: mustn't, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    "Experimental" is the correct and appropriate way to spell that word Jeffy muh good man. Mustent (how the hell you spell that word anyway) be misunderstood now.

    Edit: mustn't, maybe?
    Not is this case omen! Experiential Learning Better check next time!

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