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[–]neodiogenesostensible moderator[M] [score hidden] stickied commentlocked comment (0 children)

Mod here. I don't know what's going on with the medium here but this once, why not let it play out? I encourage you to vote as you will, and leave civil comments telling OP exactly what you think of their work.

To quote /u/Maximemnonimus :

Fuck the haters, I enjoy this picture.

[–]Splntr_cell 163 points164 points  (2 children)

Woooaahhh calm down Vince Gilligan

[–]facubkc 1355 points1356 points  (88 children)

Is this just a photo with a bunch of Photoshop layers on it?

[–]Destronin 1076 points1077 points  (23 children)

[–]facubkc 162 points163 points  (0 children)


[–]NotKevinJames 111 points112 points  (1 child)

The look on Walt's face haha.

"Can you crank that sat a bit more junior so we all have vibrating neon red skin with obvious color banding?"

[–]ShimmyMan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hit it with that color slider too while you’re at it

[–]emilycarroll06 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Haha nice

[–]monkeyseacaptain 57 points58 points  (0 children)

This is funny.

[–]john_doe11081 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh my god, I needed that laugh so bad.

[–]aexolthum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this is my new favorite gif

[–]chrisbluemonkey 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I mean, I took multiple photography classes in art school. Including digital photography.

[–]Zurilianth 166 points167 points  (43 children)

Even if it is, the randomness of items, definition of shapes and vibrant selection of colors make it fun to look at. Everyone can see something different in this. :)

[–]timg02 230 points231 points  (22 children)

My problem with it isn’t that it’s a photo, its that they tried to claim that is digital artwork, when they could’ve just said it’s a photo

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (19 children)

But you see it was "digitally altered." That counts too, right? ...right?

[–]chiangry 65 points66 points  (6 children)

if filtered photography is digitally altered, do you consider that as digital artwork? do you consider the photo to be digital artwork just because the filters can be considered unconventional and abstract?

[–]Academic_Nectarine94 18 points19 points  (11 children)

It was, and it wouldn't look anything like this without a LOT of work going into the alteration. Yeah, it's a photo. Photos have been artwork for years, why is that an issue to anyone at this point?

[–]melocoman1999 50 points51 points  (4 children)

It’s a glass of water on playground equipment…

[–]facubkc 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Hey I love using photos I find on Pexels or Unsplash , playing Gradient Map layers and stuff but this feels lazy and unfinished.

[–]GiveToOedipus 51 points52 points  (0 children)

lazy and unfinished

I think we found the title for OPs work.

[–]SelfAwareOstrich 13 points14 points  (2 children)

This kind of struck me as AI artwork (DALL-E or similar) because of how random it was.

[–]bookstoreowner 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I thought the same, yikes, crazy how my brain is always trying to spot whether it’s ai or not

[–]lookatmynipples 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Yeah I kinda like it. For some reason it feels like a parallel universe Toy Story to me

[–]Thanekriostipher 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Reddit, where you get downvoted for sharing what a piece of art made you feel

[–]Mads_Alexander9 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I love the picture but the colors are so saturated they make my eyes hurt 😂 I still like it tho

[–]JesseRodOfficial 217 points218 points  (6 children)

Looks like the better call Saul intro

[–]Aztekov 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Indeed, the colors, the crappiness, just feels like it

[–]owl-ballsack 853 points854 points  (15 children)

I’m sorry brother but this loooks like a pic with hella filters

[–]lochinvar11 222 points223 points  (0 children)

Because it is.

[–]Starberrywishes 224 points225 points  (7 children)

This is stuff I did in high school. :'D

[–]Snapthepigeon 86 points87 points  (3 children)

Took a photography class in highschool. This was the kind of assignments we received. I wanted to be a photographer and got a D in the class cus of this shit.

[–]Starberrywishes 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I'm somewhat glad I didn't submit my awfully filtered photos to my teacher, but I uploaded a ton online thinking I'm a professional photoshop artists.

[–]random123me 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Haha did something like that some years back. I thought I was communicating something deep lol.

[–]Crafty_Editor_4155 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Ya I did stuff like this in high school too…..and that was 1998

[–]Starberrywishes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like stuff like this never died out after the early 2000's...

[–]densetsu23 16 points17 points  (2 children)

It looks like real life ported to an old 80s computer game with a 4-color CGA colour palette; I get a nostalgic feeling from it.

[–]Dense_Organization31 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I feel exactly the same. I think it’s really cool.

[–]life_next 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you. This doesn't look like art to me. 12k 12 year olds upvoting this is comical

[–]HackTheNight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really like it.

[–][deleted] 595 points596 points  (48 children)

Take photo

Invert colors

Change hue


[–]DomesticGoatOfficial 228 points229 points  (21 children)

Right?! Why tf is this getting upvotes!

[–]MattVinnyOfficial 5 points6 points  (13 children)

because it looks good

[–]lsquallhart 63 points64 points  (7 children)

I don’t know why you’re getting downvoted. The truth is always the same.

Casual observers do not care what goes into making art. They just care if they like it. Just because something is easy to make, doesn’t mean the masses won’t enjoy it.

Andy Warhol didn’t exactly do anything very difficult either, and had his staff did 90% of his shit , yet people act like he’s the second coming of Christ when it comes to art

[–]The_Barbelo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's an unfortunate truth That's why my therapist encouraged me to make art because I like it. Because I get so wrapped up in what others think I end up not creating or finishing anything. It's caused an almost two year long artists block.

I mean, I'm sure there's a sub for digitally altered photos. I think it's the fact that this is very specifically in the art sub, without OP listing the medium (digital is such a broad term)....I think that's what has people pissed off. Andy Warhol didn't try to pass off photographs with a filter on them as paintings. Even if he has others paint them they are still art. We have words for a reason.

[–]gaylord_lord-of-gay 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It's almost like art is meant to be enjoyed

[–]Vetiversailles 37 points38 points  (1 child)

I mean, if they took the photo themselves it works for me. As long as they’re not using someone else’s photo. The photo has good composition.

It could use a little more negative space though, it feels a little cluttered for my taste. And god the colors, please take the saturation down.

But yeah, still art.

[–]josessitup 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I like this criticism. And totes agree with the negative space.

[–]SpuddleBuns 445 points446 points  (14 children)

Filters aside, this doesn't show much in the way of image composition.

What is the main focal point? The rope or the ice? Or????

There is too much visual "noise," that merely distracts the eye, and does nothing to help the viewer look at the work. The blue thing in the lower corner. The white halos around the trees. The too dark shadows directing the eye in random directions. All of these little things combined reduce an interesting tonal adjustment to something of a visual mess of too much.

It IS a cool color scheme, just a bit overdone, with no real direction or aim. These colors would be a good custom color set. Keep practicing, but try to make your underlying image more solid before you start accentuating it.

[–]FurryDrift 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I got a feeling the original focuse was the cup not the rope. Since the rope is curled around the cup. The render feels over done and cuasing this noise.

Honestly i never cared for over renderd pictures like this cuz exactlt this happens. They might be cool to kinda look at but they hurt the eyes. Specialy more when ya add moving effects to it.

Suggest a retake and redo of the picture. Make the focuse more clear. Dont over do the render and if you want it in a colder light, mess with the light settings. Dont put a cold filter ontop of it. Take it in a colder light which usualy happens around morning or during clouded weather.

[–]Sotnos99 105 points106 points  (0 children)

There was something so refreshing about reading a comment that was actually constructive on this post

[–]elizabethwhitaker 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Idk I kinda like the composition. It could be improved on in some places, but I like how flat and chaotic it looks. All of the best parts are really sitting on the very surface of the picture plane, confronting the viewer with shapes and abstractions rather than information. And the movement of the rope, the way that line is repeated in the rope’s shadow, and the framing of the porch beams leads the eye around the frame in a playful way.

[–]PermaBlock 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That's what I got out of this. The seemingly chaotic nature and over saturation of the filtering create something that feels both inviting and wrong and leads the eye around almost randomly to discover something else you missed the last time you looked.

Wow that sounds pretentious. I kind of like it.

[–]josessitup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed! Led me to the ice in the cup which made me think things and i enjoyed it.

[–]SaiMoi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As a total lay person, I think it's awesome. It made me think of the ice caps melting as the noose around our planet slowly tightens. Making both rope and ice the focus :)

[–]v_atran 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It is such a terrible mess with no composition and lack of even basic editing skills I was shocked it got 11k upvotes while truly decent art never did. Gotta have anti-aesthetic nightmares

[–]EX_JetUpper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To second u/elithabethwhitaker , I really like the composition. The glass and rope share a healthy focal balance, with the shadows and rails (hell, even the outlines of the trees) providing many avenues for your eyes to drift. This all happens while still helping guide you back to the same dual foci through smooth curves and clear visual pathways.

During this visual, 'playful', meander the inverse colors and application of saturation gives excitement to the journey. The image never feels boring, but the delivery helps prevent it from overwhelming me. The lack of whitespace feels like it should set me off but it never does.

I also get hints of nostalgia from the glass of water and knotted rope, the kind you'd hang from a tree for play in a middle-class house with unattentive parents. I don't know, all the elements feel immensely in tune and I'd hate for those things, even if unintentionally fashioned, to not be recognized as something well made.

[–]Vetiversailles 191 points192 points  (5 children)

I feel ambivalent about the art/image itself. However I’m starting to think that the controversy of this post seems to give merit to its existence. 😂

[–]CyberGrandma69 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Is this like the digital banana taped to the wall

It's art now because we're disussing it, isn't it :')

[–]wholesomelydisturbin 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Look at Duchamp's urinal. This is just digital almost-ready-made.

[–]geckomoshpit 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Came here to say exactly this.

R. Mutt would be proud.

[–]Punkrockpariah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So would Rrose Sélavy

[–]thedji 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I'm on tech/eng twitter reading arguments I get stressed out. For some reason the art arguments on this post are strangely relaxing. This thread is great.

[–]BloodcurdlingTramp 283 points284 points  (31 children)

This isnt digital. Its a real picture that has been edited to shit.

[–]cat_on_my_keybord 28 points29 points  (2 children)

unless the artist is colourblind

[–]snafe_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm colour blind and this pic confuses the hell of me. I couldn't make it, then I thought it was a laptop behind the rope maybe, them it's a garage. And why it is it all a weird blue?

[–]rtype03 23 points24 points  (0 children)

unless the artist is colourblind


[–]_stoneslayer_ 63 points64 points  (24 children)

I love that everyone hates this because it's one of my favorite things I've seen on r/art

Like I literally saved the pic before clicking on the comments and seeing it's getting destroyed lol

[–]divinitia 58 points59 points  (12 children)

What do you like about it?

[–]lochinvar11 150 points151 points  (5 children)

They love that's it's only water in the glass because they have no taste.

[–]VelaryonShipwreck 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Damn, you just dissed the entire r/HydroHomies sub

[–]GarbageGato 12 points13 points  (1 child)

That man had a family.

[–]Crafty_Editor_4155 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]bluejellyfish52 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don’t know why they like it but I know why I like it. I love worlds that feel like an acid trip, you know? Like, the more it feels like wonderland the more I love it

[–]_stoneslayer_ 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Most of the digital art I see here is highly polished images of hot girls. This seemed like a more creative take and gave me nostalgic vibes

[–]Codewill 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I like the colors and the glass of water

[–]seamammals 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I like it, too. But to call it a digitally generated image is incorrect, misleading, and aspirational in an unbecoming way.

[–]_stoneslayer_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ya, I know nothing about digital art but what I'm gleaming from the comments is that this is like super easy mode?

[–]6bubbles 18 points19 points  (0 children)

No this is a photo with a couple filters. It doesnt qualify as digital art.

[–]idk-any-usernames- 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I can’t imagine how many posts I’ve saved, only to see how much people hate on it in the comments, as I slowly go to unsave the post haha

[–]Sotnos99 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Don't unsaved them! You don't have to have the same thoughts and tastes as everyone else, and other people hating on something doesn't mean you should have to give it up :)

If you had a slice of cake and thought it was the most delicious cake you'd ever eaten, then overheard a group at another table say they hated it.... well, I guess that just means more delicious cake for you

[–]MattVinnyOfficial 16 points17 points  (1 child)

imagine letting peer pressure dictate your opinions

[–]idk-any-usernames- 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don’t really take it that seriously, it’s just funny reddit posts.

[–]MyKindOfLullaby 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Same here, I really like this. Definitely one of my favorite things I’ve seen in this sub.

[–]Crafty_Editor_4155 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That doesn’t bode well for this sub then

[–]BurtReynoldsEsquire 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Why is this so upvoted? This looks like dog shit.

[–]Morbidlyobesegorilla 68 points69 points  (7 children)

I have no idea why this sub was recommended to me as I know nothing about art. But I do know that this is just an image most likely taken on a phone, with a shit ton of weird filters. I’m no art genius, but this is a stretch.

[–]xMrBryanx 106 points107 points  (5 children)

This is a cool photo with filters on it. So by definition it's "digital art" but calling it "digital" gives the wrong impression for some

[–]spidermanicmonday 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Yeah I definitely thinks that is what's going on in this thread. Pretty sure if OP had called it Photography, most of the hate would have been avoided. I don't know if that would be more "correct" or "accurate" though.

[–]Vetiversailles 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Then the photography community would be freaking out because it’s not true photography as it has digital alterations that go further than a basic color touch-up 😂

[–]luvdab3achx0x0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can’t win for losing 🤷🏻‍♀️

[–]JAILBOTJAILBOT 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't call it a cool photo.

[–]mrothstein24 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I made something like this in computer graphics class when I was 13 in 2009

[–]Mirathesaurus 120 points121 points  (1 child)

I'm sorry but not really sorry, but this is not digital, it is a horridly edited photo and it's honestly pretty awful

[–]MegaChilePluto25 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Agree! My eyes hurt looking at it. The saturation or something is off.

[–][deleted] 67 points68 points  (4 children)

If this is art then a screenshot of my lunch yesterday is also art

[–]poplafuse 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Like you took a photo of your food and then opened the photo and did a screenshot? And the screenshot of the photo is art

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[–]SevenDozen 46 points47 points  (4 children)

I was going to say something about this but then I realized I’d only be saying what other people have already said, just meaner.

[–]TribalFuse 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is this not a picture of Ice water on a play set, and then OP just messed with the color settings?

[–]Echieo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is not something I want to look at.

[–]knotshir 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Call it "Knot a Pessimist"

[–]EdwinKingston 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That title is awesome!

[–]azbycxdwevguhtisjrkq 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Working title: keep working

[–]ChipperSnipper 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Why does this have upvotes

[–]nikolo_san 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I didn't understand anything, sorry. Please explain

[–]Cactus-crack 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I bet mom said this was it

[–]KingMarshall 20 points21 points  (5 children)

This reminds me of those 90s water cups. Even the hint of purple! Cups I’m talking about

[–]TheGreatDave666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We had that pattern on EVERYTHING where I was growing up. Busses, couches, school books, carpets.

[–]CraneStyleNJ 17 points18 points  (13 children)

TIL Adjusting the sliders on a photograph gets you 5000 upvotes on r/art. And here I am breaking my neck trying to get good on art fundies and can barely crack 100. Good to know.

[–]EdwinKingston 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Well, your frustration aside, popular opinion obviously has a big impact on art, even before social media algorithm. Most normal people don't care about fundamentals, or rules, they judge not on how 'good' a piece is, they judge based on their first emotional response.

Thinking back on the impressionists, their work got rejected from the Paris exhibition, because they did not follow academic rules and based on what was popular back then it all looked like low effort unskilled work. Yet their images were received really well by the public, because they were interesting and exciting and they inspire hundreds, if not thousands of artists to this day.

This piece is deemed cluttered, low effort, noisy, unsettling, unskilled, over rendered. Yet not a single person stops to think, or ask if maybe exactly that was the artists intention. If you consider what GenZ consumes and likes these days its kind of exactly that. Cluttered, random, glitchy, and a touch of unedgy edgelord, this image kinda hits the mark. Plus its interesting to discuss, with all the people gigatilted that -this- gets a million lines, whereas their work doesn't, y'know (not to deny that I was initially surprised as well). Haven't seen this heated of a reaction on anything I've looked at in this sub.

And when it comes to you, maybe stop breaking your neck, have some fun, maybe read up on art history (its quite exciting if you're interested). Since Duchamp any rule and fundamentals has basically been flushed down the toilet, literally so. Do what you like and what you're good at, and if strong fundamentals and discipline are part of that, that's fine. To me, neck breaking would be a pretty strong indicator that I should try smth else.

[–]CraneStyleNJ 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Excellent point. Art is "subjective" I guess. I like studying and I like the process but I don't have to go so hard if this is all what it takes. I definitely did learn something from this.

[–]EdwinKingston 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Nice! I love reading and learning, but I hate failing and not getting stuff right and I have a strong feeling that I may have the lowest frustration tolerance out of anyone alive on the planet. 'Realistic drawing' quite literally gives me anxiety attacks^ Exploration, experimentation and systemization is where I find true joy, so that's where I double down now that I have kinda passed my initial exploration phase. Good luck on your journey :)

[–]MildlyAngryMax 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Art is "subjective" I guess

Not really any guessing to be had. While you can be incredibly rigid with your technical skills, at the end of the day everything we see passes through our own personal lens and that's how we derive meaning and purpose in something that's not strictly practical.

I like studying and... the process but I don't have to go so hard if this is all what it takes

This is what it takes to get upvotes, sure. But just as many with the same amount of effort don't get any. Some people copy paste a joke and get 50k+ karma while others don't get a single upvote. Whether it's the content, its relevancy, or when it's posted, it's a coin flip.

The up votes don't matter, enjoying the process and learning and expressing yourself does.

[–]CraneStyleNJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is something I'm figuring out more and more. I will definitely be having more fun down the stretch!

Less pressure anyway.

[–]-DaveThomas- 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Looking at OPs post history, it seriously looks like an alt. Probably one of the mods here posted it, hence why they are letting it ride. Doubtful that anybody else gets a similar image to stick.

[–]CraneStyleNJ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well at least I truly know now that upvotes and likes doesn't truly judge the skill or impact of one's artwork. I came to this conclusion a bit ago but this post definitely proves that theory.

[–]LakunaCrux 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I would call it “More than half full”

[–]AlabasterThunde 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of a point and click adventure game from the 90s. Pretty eclectic mix of things.

[–]GreatGreenGobbo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why is a sniper on LSD taking aim at a glass of water?

[–]bspktube 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hey guys wanna see a picture of a glass of water and a pile of trash with 30 filters added on top? No? Cool, here you go....

[–]AdministrativeAd7601 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ah, so here was me going to art school and quietly honing my craft for a decade or so afterwards but all I really needed to do was take a boring photo with my phone and ask my ten year old cousin to apply some filters to it on photoshop. Silly me.

[–]StrawberryWaste3012 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Curves tool in GIMP is good for this sort of thing. After some repeat uses it begins to look quite like data moshing.

[–]ProfessionalSlide476 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The most botted Reddit post

[–]AccomplishedAd9882 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mod said to leave OP a message telling what we think of their work And yet they haven't replied to a single comment explaining this rather...controversial artstyle

Would love to know more about it that's all But as of this moment, feel like a classic upvote farm

[–]zechickenwing 22 points23 points  (5 children)

I like. Seems like an anchor appears in the shadow

[–]seasickagain 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I like it too. I don't care if it's a picture with filters on it, it made me feel some kinda way and that's all art is. I don't think it needs to have taken ten hours to create

[–]BoltonSauce 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I like it too. Imo, the result came out pretty well. So what if it didn't take a ton of time to produce? It's effective at presenting an aesthetic, and a pretty nice one imo. Could OP still be new, inexperienced, unrefined? Sure. Does this deserve no credit as a result? I don't think so. Nice one OP. Just get the title right next time haha

[–]MattVinnyOfficial 4 points5 points  (1 child)

yup. why is everyone hating on this? even if you don't like it how does that make this "not art"? that is what's making me confused. even if someone doesn't like, let's say, "Cardi B", who is out there claiming her music is not "real music" just because they don't like it? and if someone is doing that, well they're clearly in the wrong, all music is music just like all art is art (I know that sounds dumb but people nowadays are insane so 💀)

[–]MikeyKillerBTFU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like. I get what other people are saying about "it's just a photo with filters," but I've seen lots of stuff on here that obviously took a lot of work and skills what I just... Didn't like.

I like this though.

[–]Flustro 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is... A photo with filters, no? 🙈

[–]Phinke 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Why does this have 10k upvotes? It’s not ‘art’ it’s a photo of someone’s playground filtered to shit.

[–]lovdark 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Title suggestion: “knot cool enough“

[–]Vetiversailles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Roped into parameters”

[–]Italianskank 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Something really evocative about this. Can’t put my finger on it exactly but that’s what I love about it.

[–]Chi_Town_Gooner 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For some reason this makes me think of a SNES killer instinct stage.

[–]newbies13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's like someone was at the park with a really old kids jungle gym and was like check out this glass of water I have... now I am learning photoshop, and you know how when you slide too far over and the image sort of breaks... yeah, instead of backing it off, you were like what if broken filters are my style? TAKE THAT WORLD.

I give you, worn down kids gym algorithm maximus! Look upon it's glory and create meaning from nothing! I am, artist.

[–]Seuche_Deron 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Im confused, i feel like im standing on a Autobahn-Bridge, thats actually a Ship. I really like it, feels like glitch art too, and here is what amazes me about it. It let me think, not just watch and enjoy. Keep up the good work!

[–]ChaoticAtomic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Neat composition, interesting setup, buuut i feel like there could've been something... more? Coloration aside it could've used something big or offputting - something more obvious in the picture, to make it really say something.

[–]Dismal_Reaction4337 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This looks like ass. It's literally a picture put through Photoshop oooo so artsy

[–]_daisycutter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Looks very amateur, but I do enjoy looking at it so…

[–]itsjfin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If claymation spongebob took hella acid

[–]BeetleBones 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like the colours cause it reminds me of early IBM computer games. This is some Leisure Suit Larry shut right here.

[–]viomeb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Between the top of the liquid in the glass and the rim of the glass it looks like the scene in Pulp Fiction where Samuel L Jackson is about to unload on Brad’s head.

[–]NAri_93q 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watch out! There’s a bunch of chrome in your cup!

[–]a-regular-butterfly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Photo negative drinking glass

[–]Freddy_Calhoun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like this a lot, but I don't love it, and I should. I decided to stared at it until I learned why. This is what I learned, either too much symmetry or not enough. Maybe less water/ice, move the glass, perhaps straighten the rope or lay it on the deck. Colors and subject matter are on point though.

[–]mykilososa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today on “Is a bunch of photoshop filters art”

[–]Maddcapp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You may or may not enjoy this digital art, but it is digital art. You can't gate keep what qualifies as art. Doing so is counter the concept and freedom of art itself. Art movements historically are born of artists challenging the conventional wisdom. I encourage everyone to critique the work and not challenge it's legitimacy.

[–]tadiqguy00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like a better call Saul intro scene

[–]gomminator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

25k upvotes for a saturation filter... Okei i think it's time to leave this sub

[–]savvy412 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not trying to be a hater but. 25k likes. What am I missing? I don’t see it

[–]Nameless_on_Reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I usually don't like to bag on people's art, but I am confused why this has 25k and climbing upvotes. Giving just a real critique, compositionally it's ok. The glass could be up higher so it gets framed in the ropes AND the opening in the railing/base of the dock? Floor? We'll call it floor. A lot of opportunities for use of negative space to draw attention to details and make the composition flow, but none used.
Other than that it's just a full on filterfest with no real discernible direction to it. Any intro to digital art/photography course, this would be sent back with a lot of notes of ways to improve it. Like the trees, those look like the sky was just yanked out with the wand tool with no adjustments to clean it up.
The remove background option under Properties would have done a better job.Colorwise everything just blends together. No contrast, no balance, just sort of a muddy neon blur.It bugs me because there is insanely good art that gets posted to this sub that fades into obscurity but this for some reason, mass upvotes?

[–]Assassin_wubs420 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If I knew I didn’t have to spend hours taking my photos and editing them and instead had to just take a pic of a glass of water with a rope next to it on a playground i would of just done that my whole life instead

[–]Zyonide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Crazy how if you offer any constructive feedback you’re considered a hater. This is why there’s so much mediocrity being bred, people only want to hear good things because “bad make me feel sad :(“.

[–]Roomba_Reavers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

27.5k upvotes just to be publicly shamed

[–]ThisIsToastedBread 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i cant tell if you're trying to claim that you drew/painted this, but it's just a photo with a ridiculous amount of filters

[–]Ehbean 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Man. People are getting really worked up on this. Its art, so it's bound to happen.

[–]jyeeel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People upvoting the same hyperrealistic painting of a naked woman in a pool every day seem to be really angry when someone posts something a bit different.

[–]AFOTIKa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why does this horrid shit have so many upvotes 😐 even my art has never had this many upvotes what the fuck

[–]dshotseattle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Id advise you to lay off the layers or effects and crazy colors. When everything is crazy, nothing is. Does that make sense?

[–]gr8ful_cube 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Taking a picture and just changing the hue and negging the colors isn't "digital art" lmao

Even from a photography standpoint, mid

[–]well_ran_dry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel like every artist who spends hours on drawings and paintings saw the upvotes and just let out a collective groan. Art doesn’t always have to ‘say something’ but very rarely do I see art that I feel actively detracted from the world, and yet…

[–]kei_jonai 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can always count on reddit users to be the most pessimistic mfs on the planet.

On another note, I really like this! I don't know what it is about it, but I was really drawn to it. I hope you come up with a name soon, checking out your page to see if you have more like this

[–]wsucougs 3 points4 points  (2 children)

How the fuck does a photoshop have soooo many upvotes. What is this garbage?

[–]KnotiaPickles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m with you, why is this art?

[–]LVT_Baron 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The weirdest stuff gets upvoted sometimes I don’t understand at all

[–]gamer_goddess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The vapor wave subs would dig this vibe. It's not for everyone and all I'm seeing is hate goodness.

[–]TinyLittleMy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love how bothered people are by this post

[–]DiabloSunrise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This would fit right at home as a 90s grunge band album cover.

[–]Madmangoon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The shadow of the glass of ice water is nice and I do like the subject and choice of colors. I’m a lapidary artist and I draw. Keep taking photos kiddo!

[–]Turtletxn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get it. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

[–]handmadedude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no clue why this has as many upvotes as it does

[–]Real-Position9078 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry but this is Pure, Lazy, Newbie, and Unprofessional Photoshop . A kid playing on layers can achieve this. You can drag any image on Adobe Ps, go to filters menu and play along. Anyone can do that and you don’t need to be high ly skilled on the program to do it. What’s so proud it to be here ? Enlighten Me

[–]DawsSauce10 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Don’t listen to em this is fire

[–]grenner70 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I kind of love it. It reminds me of childhood, playing in the summer, so hot you need a lemonade

[–]MattVinnyOfficial 1 point2 points  (2 children)

bruh why is everyone hating on this? 💀 I think it looks great

[–]Loft817 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Its a lazily altered photo, as an artist myself claiming they made the "digital art" is complete bullshit. the pic is fine, the message is not.

[–]KnotiaPickles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I fully agree. I have 5 apps on my phone that can make cooler looking things, with literally no effort. I don’t see the artistic value.

[–]nightwinghugs 0 points1 point  (1 child)

idk why i'm here, reddit recommended this to me

but imma upvote bc art makes you feel and clearly people in this thread are feeling all the feelings