lol yes this happened. Portal is the best no questions asked. My brother tried to get me hooked on homestuck but failed, I just like the artwork some homestuck fans throw out there. What lost me from homestuck was how much I had to read, I took one look at the archive and closed the window.
OH, COME NOW. I only draw cartoons because I can't do proper anatomy, or clothes, or... pretty much everything that you do right. Seriously, I am seething in jealousy at this awesomeness right now. Seeeeething. D:
Cartoons ARE proper, mannnn. The purpose of art isn't to imitate life, it's to emulate it! Cartoons are beautiful because of how, through exaggeration of facial expression, motion, body language, etc., they can depict an emotion or movement clearly and powerfully enough to translate to the audience. Also, MAN UP AND ACCEPT THAT YOUR GALLERY KICKS ASS.
All true, but a cartoonist's ability to exaggerate the world around them is entirely reliant on and thus directly correlates with a thorough understanding of how to imitate it in the first place, for without that the cartoonist has no definite starting point from which to abstract; in other words, you have to know the rules before you can break them.
FIIINE, I concede. We'll just meet halfway or something. >:C
Observation is the rule! I agree that anatomy, proportions, and the like are important, but the ability to convey them is more so. OUR GIRLISH COMPLIMENTS OF ONE ANOTHER HAVE BECOME A LENGTHY DEBATE ON THE CONCEPT OF ART. I THINK FOR THIS TO CONTINUE WE NEED A CHICK FLICK AND SOME HAAGEN DAZS
What I mean is that substance is worthless without an effective mode of communication. Which isn't to say that I value style over substance. An artist who can draw no more than stick figures can beautifully convey a story, just as H. P. Lovecraft was a remarkably talented author even though his writing skills were limited. But the fact is, those examples still took proper use of their medium to the extent they needed. Substance is more important than style, but is only valuable if style is harnessed just enough to show it. Actually, I agree with you on the ice cream. Cherry Garciaaaaaa yum