Posts tagged Tom Preston
Posts tagged Tom Preston
Tom seems to be trying to defend his questionable comic, but reading this he seems to be desperately trying to argue: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/387540579/3144435794
Why does he get so angry and defensive when he can’t answer a simple question?
That Jasmine post got over 300 notes. I might as well continue on Dobson’s way of handling colours in a post. This has to be the umpteenth time I complained about his colours. Unfortunately, mistakes when it comes to characters of colour has bad implications which you have to understand.
But for now - racial issues in regard to this are fuzzy at the moment and this is more about how understanding value and colour and looking up references will ultimately benefit you.
Below is the result of two users editing the second version of Dobson’s edit (he changed it a second time making her look more pink and sunburned).
The eyedropper tool from a cap wouldn’t be directly applied but it helps understand how colours contrast with each other. With their combined efforts it would have taken less than ten minutes. Dobson used that time to argue, however.
More under cut is just covering a bit more on values and whatnot.
In addition to the previous post of whitewashing, this was something he said a couple days ago.
lol ok tom
Why looking up references is important. Unfortunately, Dobson has a very noticeable struggle when it comes to colours.
2013 is almost half-over. Still no signs of attitude improvement.
So SYAC is updating with Dobson’s old avatar… except the facial hair has moved to his head. But besides that, it’s rather disappointing that he attempted to make the comic centred on a new art student back to him… complaining about his artistic troubles he’s faced. And SYAC is also infamous about he constantly contrasts himself with his roommate who worked for Disney and Frederator after he graduated.
Taking a look back to the past when I started this blog, here’s a nice post I made about his views on his BFA/art school. Of course, SYAC has blatant pessimism due to Dobson’s lack of passion when it comes to art - almost discouraging people about these things due to his bad experiences.
For the record, Dobson has had… a rather unfortunate history in regards to his jobs with McDonalds, interviews, and internships. However, most of these ended with a mess because of his failure to cooperate with other people. The problem with this comic is that he’s portraying the message of “even if you graduate art school you won’t be successful like me”.
Dobson’s BFA serves as proof that he sat through an art education (as Mr. Bradley states with any art degree). The reason why it’s a “waste” is because he had no passion to go further and he believes that it was school that failed him instead.
I’ve seen complaints from people that “he’ll influence the crowd of new artists with his bad techniques” back when he was posting hilariously bad tutorials. But for me, I’m more worried about these messages. The message of “it’s impossible to be successful in the art industry just look at me” to newer artists because, really, it’s all about how much passion you put into your work.
Wow, I have not updated this thing for a while. I apologize for that. Someone asked me for some tips about comic making since I just posted a link to the Patty download a while ago.
For clarification, I don’t draw comics. I illustrate but I’m not familiar with drawing comics. However, I have gathered some nice tips from EDF that can be shared with you guys (which, for some reason, happens to be 1100+ of you).
Here are tips on lettering things for comics
Additionally, Dobson has a lot of troubles when it comes to line weight
Then again, Dobson loves utilizing shortcuts for the sake of “efficiency” despite priding himself for being slow in the “like a sloth” comic. The consequence of using shortcuts is the drop in quality. Making a comic requires dedication for it to work.
Along with that, here’s a cap I posted a year ago.
I have pointed out that this was generally bad advice to follow. Coming up with a concept of a story and then developing characters is okay, however Dobson’s advice was to write the story and then just create character along. Doing this makes bland and boring characters. You have to solidly realize your characters in order to maintain a sense of consistency.
Moreover you need to model your characters to maintain consistency which Dobson has issues with as well.
This is why model sheets are created - it helps maintain consistency for character designs. Recognizable silhouettes and varying character heights are encouraged for designing characters. Dobson studied animation but I actually haven’t seen model sheets from him.
As for panels, this Brentalfloss strip has too many of them; one being used for goofy faces. Thankfully, pr1met1me created a good example of simply reducing it to a single panel.
That’s really all I have for now. It’s not much of an “update” since it’s just recycled content. To the person who originally sent me that ask, good luck on making your comic!
Someone uploaded a full version of Dobson’s “Patty” - that dead link which I linked eons ago is gone so here’s something for you guys that do want to read Patty (ironically or not)
I missed Dobson’s livestream, unfortunately. So I present you a summarization of the discussions going on at EDF. A while back, Dobson offered to do a donation livestream in which he would produce a large Adventure Time drawing. When you are planning something like this, you have to prepare. Knowing Dobson, he always sketches it out traditionally, and has resorted to using materials which were criticized for being unprofessional. These include
Dobson, himself, declared it to be a failure as his computer crashed while streaming. But what irked me was the following comment.
What’s bothersome about this is that he feels entitled to have donations where it was optional for viewers to donate in the first place. He felt entitled to gain money for unfinished work which he put no effort into preparing. When he went on his art break, I was hoping that he would use that time and realized why he got so much shit on the internet; the same shit which has led him to lose motivation in art. But it seems as if he’s incapable of doing that as his journals are constantly showing a sense of immaturity and feelings of self-entitlement.
Now the fallacy in Dobson’s reply is that he accused him of being controlling as well. There was nothing like that in his comment but merely stating that he’s setting a bad example for others since Dobson has constantly labeled himself as a professional. It was also odd that he would compare himself to the artists he listed. What he isn’t aware of is that he also has to prove himself with effort. The artists he listed put in effort into their works; Dobson just seems opportunity-blind when he doesn’t even get in touch with his tools.
Comment left on his latest journal:
I was trying to be nice and reasonable but I forgot that doesn’t work with the great and mighty Tom Preston. I know I was harsher on the second comment but come on Preston if you’re going to get pissy don’t expect people to stay pleasant.
And another interesting find from the EDF thanks to Oltranova.
You know, I’m still surprised that this blog gets followers and I might as well update with this little tidbit. For the most part, I personally do not mind if you like Dobson or his comics because you are your own person with your own likes and tastes. And I will admit that when I first started this blog in its early creation that I once held a view that was the opposite - where I believed that people who did like him/his comics were idiots. However, along the way I realized that I really shouldn’t determine people based on how they like or dislike someone.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the people who have defended him aren’t ignorant - I’ve conversed with many people who have defended him and/or his works that have been horribly ignorant to the situation. In contrast, I have also met people who have sided with him who are very understanding.
Of course, not all people hold my view and/or way of judgment. That is fine with me, too. To reiterate for the umpteenth time, this blog merely answers “why” people hold their views on Dobson. Why people, specifically artists, should learn from someone’s actions.
Another professional artist who has a beef with Dobson has pointed the following to me. Rob Liefeld, who is infamous for his misunderstanding of anatomical works, was once given an anatomy book to sign. How did he react? He didn’t fight with the person, he simply accepted it and signed the book. It’s the matter of attitude as well. From what I’ve been told, professional artists must also have a calm and understanding attitude. It shows that they can communicate, take criticism, and be able to converse with clients.
Showing immaturity on the internet when it comes to critique shows people that you are incapable of that. What happened to Christopher Hart when that whole drama regarding his inability to accept critique happened? He got ran out of DeviantART!! It’s the inevitability of backlash which is amplified greatly on the internet as people have more freedom.
Now on this blog updating…. I need to catch up with the forums and figure out what Dobson is doing since I’m out of the loop since school started. But there are a few questions which I do want to point out sooner or later.
So this just happened…
I haven’t been on ED or catching up on the news on Dobson lately, and I was just recently informed about this. My thoughts are: if he needs a break, then he’ll have it. I’m not too surprised by this, either.
Inevitably, after six years of dealing with issues regarding his art and attitude, he will find drawing less amusing due to his critic’s influences. Hopefully, on his part, he will find drawing more enjoyable with his “break”, and I do know that he has realized something about himself from this drama.
“I’ve lashed out at people, been getting angrier and grumpier, been finding it harder and harder to listen to people giving me positive feedback, and have even started rapidly losing a lot of weight.“
The losing weight there… is a serious health issue and I hope that gets better soon. Essentially, he has dug a hole over the years, and he didn’t do that digging alone. People who trolled him, his fans - etc, helped dig that hole with him; the amount of contribution done by other people varies, of course. It was a matter of Dobson realizing what he has been doing, stop the digging, and get himself out of that pit.
Unfortunately, it was at the point where he found his passion unenjoyable… What do I see in the Tom Preston tag? People confusing bullying with criticism… I don’t really need to comment more on that. But if you feel bad for your criticism towards Dobson (or bullying - I can’t say which), then so be it.
As I’ve stated umpteen times before, this blog is pretty much going to stay as an archive.
Unfortunately, school and hobbyism have been distracting me from updating this blog and the website I (used to) help manage. But I might as well update with small post about something people has been asking me: “do people really hate him for his past fetishism?”
Considering the general feelings of the majority of tumblr users; the idea of “kink shaming” is generally seen in the negative light. I, myself, agree to this as even I have my own interests towards certain fetishes. But moreover, to completely disapprove of someone for things regarding sexuality seems rather meaningless. Back to how people view Dobson, there are a number of people who see him in a negative light for his past fetishism.
Which is to say - nobody has the power to stop someone from hating another for certain reasons. It’s how things are. And this relates to why this blog exists. I, and the people who submit writings here, can’t force you to hate Dobson or any other person. It is up to you to develop your own views from your observations of your own choice. It is up to you to read this blog or not. To state for the umpteenth time, this blog is used to clarify why people hold these negative views on Dobson to people wondering.
If you were to go through this blog, you would see posts from forums which date back to a couple years ago when Dobson was under the handle CattyN. Archives of his website have shown his conflicts with *chan websites and other people from the inflation fetish community. Thus, we go back to how people generally disliking his attitude as… there hasn’t been much visible progress of it.
That’s pretty much all I have at this moment. I guess this post was just made to say that… I’m still alive!