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Jin K Artist - Jin K




Boston, United States




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Realism on OMM
Thu 13th Dec, 2007
The photo realism that some people do on here is really amazing. Some people are able to work from a photo and make it look like a photo once it's done. But is that beautiful? In my opinion, no. I have grown to dislike photo realism to be perfectly honest. Photo realism used to be the only thing that I could appreciate, but is that art? I do think it requires a lot of skill to draw so realistically from a photo or from life, but that requires so little imagination. I'm not saying that photo realism is not art, simply easy unimaginative art. I personally can render things amazingly realistically. I can make images that look like a photo. I have that skill, but do I use it? Not often. I prefer to come up with my own unique ideas. Think out side the box. I hate just copying a photo. That's skill, not art. When someone can use their imagination and then render something realistic with no photo referencing, THAT is what's amazing and beautiful. Or when someone can reference a photo, but put in their own colors, not make every shading bit correct. Some examples of that which I like are Hallie Stiller's large piece and Deanna's "Love Stinks" piece. Where they are not photo realistic, that gives them and amazing quality about them. You can see the movement of the brush strokes. You can see the colors. I think every piece needs movement, and the two I mentioned have it. They have a beautiful flow, and fantastic expression. They aren't just renderings of photos, but also a piece of the artist. Just a photo copy doesn't give the artist room to leave a bit of their own style behind. Also, Allison Pascoe's "I think... I Feel," is a great example of great use of color to render something realistic at the same time. I think the drawing tool that was created is great in the sense that it was Jozsef Fejes' great form of artistic expression, but i highly dislike the high extent to which it pursues realism. Is photo realism so beautiful? I think not. I think stylized pieces are beautiful.

These are my thoughts, if you're offended, let it be. I'm just sick and tired of seeing all this photo copying being praised on this site.

EDIT: So I logged on for the first time 2 weeks today (dec31) and was glad to see that the exact person I directed this to read my bulletin. However, I deleted the comment. As I said, "if you're offended, let it be." I don't want to argue. I posted this to get my views out, not to fight. Thank you.
And I feel as though I must clarify; I am not trying to put down realism, but put down photo copying. I do quite a bit of realism at school, but the images are from my brain, not from a photo. I guess my point is that art should be your own ideas, not a copy of someone else's photo.

About Jin K

I've loved drawing ever since I could use a marker properly. I'm just me. I do own a tablet thanx to my dad, but I am planning on testing out my skill with a mouse on this piece. Enjoy!

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More about Jin K

Occupation: art student
Interests and Hobbies: I like oil pastels, manga, visual art in general, honesty is important to me, animals, music
Artists: joseph cornell, john singer sargent, leonardo da vinci,
Music: maroon 5, linkin park, yeah yeah yeahs, eminem, christina aguilera, the distillers, the red jumpsuit apparatus, rent, the who, i like a wide variety of music
Movies: brokeback mountain, waitress, atonement
Books and Writers: brokeback mountain, catcher in the rye,

My favourite pictures

Tina Bongorno
Cleveland, US

Anna Polonsky

Kenosha, US


Alex Bahena
Itasca, US

Mari Sjursen
Oslo, NO

Daniel Church
stockton, US

Alison Pascoe
Camborne, GB

Claudia Catalano
catania, IT

Hannah Choi
Seoul, KR

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These Black Doves

Black birds hold a very special meaning to me, so I decided to use them in my image. Doves have always been used to symbolize peace, but I prefer them black. These black doves saved me.
Tags : birds above and below space monkey
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Latest comments on this artwork:

Image 562480 Mitico Meschino
Sun 30th Mar, 2008
Dark...mystic...mysteriously and intimately "noir"...i like to watch it...compliments...i vote for you...bye...
Image 560764 Rimmel Livera
Tue 8th Jan, 2008
good job!
Image 551212 Maggie Keane
Thu 20th Dec, 2007
Thanks for the comments on the Michael Jackson. Funny you happened to be listening to one of his songs. Stay tuned, his transformation is far from complete.
Image 512840 Maria De Gier
Mon 17th Dec, 2007
Thanks a lot for your comment, yes, used oil pastels before, but have to do it more often...the good thing about digital drawing is that you can go on till infinity! ... by the way, nice work here :-)
Image 482428 Mark Watkinson
Sat 15th Dec, 2007
Hi Jin, thanks for the comment on my Christmas square. Still love this one of yours, do you any plans to do another square? Have a great Christmas break. Cheers Mark :0)
Image 418447 Juan Jose Macias
Sat 15th Dec, 2007
thanks for your comments! i like an agree with your thoughts about art
Image 539929 Katelin Henderson
Sun 9th Dec, 2007
Thanks for the kind comment on my picture. I love black doves and the use of the light outlines really draws them forward to the eye.
Image 1001788 tonick
Thu 29th Nov, 2007
nice work...
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