Sexual Deviant (art)

I think maybe if they put "sexual" before the title it might sum up the website better.
The site has had this massive influx of perverts over the past 3 or 4 years, it was once a place where artists criticised eachothers work and froliced in harmony, those days are gone. Now there is only room on Deviantart for the big hitters who have millions of watchers, people who create fan art for video games and anime, the people who do nude or fetish and, of course, the perverts who probably wank off to it.
I did used to have respect for Deviantart, after all, it was a website that helped me learn and get more into photography but more and more I am seeing amazing artists being out favorited by tits and flange. Take this for example:
By epicfail2008
This image currently ranks about 8-10 pages above this:

By Isis-Gora

How can a website that says it is about art let this happen? Let's consider the two images.
The first is a picture probably not even fit for Facebook of the photographers bad Nintendo tattoos on her tits.
The second is a well composed, well shot, high quality, emotive and well thought out image, so why exactly is it beaten so badly by the previous image?
Well I guess a simple equation might make sense of this situation:

Phone camera + Video game tattoo + tits = succsess.

It's not art anymore, it's smut, and low quality smut at that. The image of the tattooed tit girl out-ranks all of my images that I have previously submitted to Deviantart, and yes, I'm bitter, bitter as fuck. I hate how it works, how there are just so many people who have probably never seen a pair of breasts before, so many 40-odd year old men or thirteen year old boys loving the crap that is pumped out by these people.
I have a dream that one day artists will rise up and show these vendors of low quality smut that we don't care, that we are more appreciated and that we will not tolerate it. Until that day Deviantart, you just keep on letting these "artists" produce their soft core porn on your website.

1 comment:

  1. Greg, why don't you set up your own site for sharing artwork with other artists?

    Whenever I've visited Deviant Art to look at somebodies piss poor drawings of yet another manga character they've asked me to check out, it's a very old fashioned site, complex to get around, and just too busy.

    I reckon you could do something :)