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    Stop The Plague!

    Well its not really a plague, but its a trend on this forum that is spreading like wildfire! You all know what I mean, and you've ALL done it! Its that bloody cross hatch background effect that is in everyones sketchbooks atm. It was cool to see it at first, but now its everywhere, and looks so tired and stale.
    Kudos to the person who started it though btw, nice one, but everyone else plzzzzz stop

    Anyone else feel the same? I mean its like ppl think its compulsary to put it around everything they draw for the sake of it looking cool and trendy or something.

    Right well thats lil ol' me done with the bitchin, am I the only one here who thinks this?

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    post a link to what you are talking about?

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    ere ya go, 2 examples, btw no offense made about these artists work, just the crosshatch thing



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    I don't think it has anything to do with it being a "trend." I've seen that pattern used on art for quite some time (and if I was more knowledgable in my art history, I'd probably be able to say it's been around for QUITE a long time.) There's nothing wrong with it...it's a perfectly normal way to texture and fill a background.

    Get over it.

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    drawing with lines is pretty played out too. lets give it a rest, people!

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    Was that supposed to be sarcastic jetpack? All i am saying is that it is tiresome to see a lot of people doing this same crosshatch thing in a bid to make their work look nicer and cooler(regardless of it being a "normal" background method or not).

    I am NOT going to debate about this, I just wondered if anyone else was noticing it as well.

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    yeah, and how come people keep sketching on white paper? It's such a cliche!

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    yeah...it was sarcasm, but fukifino's got a point. nobody is re-inventing the wheel here. people have been doing it for as long as anyone can remember...maybe if people keep doing it, somebody will show a new direction or something...

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    Har Har effin Har Dave, arnt you the funny one!

    If u have anything interesting to say, say it, if not then fuck off eh and dont even reply plz!

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    Prom, can we have a handbag smiley, please?

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    Ok jetpack fair enuff, maybe no-one is re-inventing the wheel here, but the fact of the matter is that this "thing" IS VERY popular at the moment, and its quite dull to see it spattered over lots of sketchbooks etc. Its like how some people cant help putting drop shadows under text, or using one too many filters in photoshop, it JUST looks naff imo.

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    LOL! Nice one Matt.

    Cocofuppa: Way to have a sense of humour buddy. Even if you didn't find it funny, there's no need to resort to telling me to fuck off. Chill out.

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    Lol, soz dave, I just get pissed at things v easily, and being a young Scottish lad livin it a dunghole called Pilton, who has strong opinions, I tend to use the F word quite a bit when i get p'd off lol. In fact when i think about it, I use the F word all the time lol.
    Anyway, im not gonna reply anymore to this thread cos I see everyone is takin it too seriously, which I cant b arsed with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocofuppa
    it JUST looks naff imo.
    exactly In Your Opinion

    everyone else is using and it seems to be working great, if they think it makes there work look cooler why not, isnt that what your trying to achieve. Now breath, please i think you left your sense of humor under the couch again... better go find it before you reply.

    I mean this whole using pencils stuff o_o soooo overated.

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    That's alright buddy, no harm done. In fact, if I'd have realised you were Scottish, I would have realised how easy you went on me!

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    maybe it would be more effective (and better for the community) for you to offer your opinion in a crit in the offending artists thread?

    also, matt: classic!

    ...so what if i'm bored, and ordinary?...

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    i applaud you for making a comment about this trend. it's good to see someone is seeking originality. but to tell you the truth, you could also comment about any number of trends like this, like outlining with thick outlines [comic covers] to transparent plastic-glass [the imac] to vent holes [so many sci-fi drawings] and rivets.

    i get frustrated by the little 'trends' too, and every time i realize something i draw is 'cliche' i laugh and weep a little. but it's not harmful. it's important to to just draw, and keep the pursuit or something original in your mind, but don't let it hinder your creations.

    hatchy lines are fun, it's not like it's a copyrighted thing that you shouldn't use. it's fun to try on this kind of thing once in a while. besides, it's FUN

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova
    hatchy lines are fun, it's not like it's a copyrighted thing that you shouldn't use. it's fun to try on this kind of thing once in a while. besides, it's FUN
    lol...you used the word fun like 600 times in that one sentence.... ....im not making fun of u....it's just funny to me.

    btw...lets have FUN!

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    ink, is that you or eminem is your avatar?

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    u makin fun of me jetpack?

    its me of course, check out the big version in my daily sketchbook thread!

    here

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    I've been enlightened.

    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

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    and dont u forget it!

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    Talking

    Of all the cliche "trends" I've been noticing everywhere, the crosshatched background must've been too low for my radar. Personally, I think there are worse habits such the universal draw for people to copy Joe Mad's big hands/feet style. Then there's the enormous gritted teeth. Mech suits that can't possible contain a human being with normal shoulder width (guilty of that one myself).

    ...And let's not forget elfwoodesque facination with "furies" and pseudo-erotic elves of ambiguous gender. Thank GOD we don't see too much of those here.

    Damn, that pretty much rules out everything.

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    Don't forget about the screws and arrows. *hick*


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