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alpha battles: no digital?????

Discussion in 'Paper Chase' started by cmeup, May 14, 2002.

  1. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    i think we should get rid of the digital images in tha alpha battles...

    i think its not fair to all, and plus, half tha shit people do in that digital world, is impossible to do in sketches or on a wall/train..

    keep it real, and stick to paper... thats my vote..

    except maybe defy cuz he started that whole shit, or maybe even not... i think its just defeating the purpose of the sketch battles...

  2. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    yeah, i agree, it isnt fair, and you cant really judge skill that way.
    but then again, people like tesseract do incredible stuff with it that no matter who you are, cant be achieved in reality.
    i dunno. do what you want.
  3. THEdude

    THEdude Guest

    digital is dope

    they should make two threads
    one digital one sketches.......

    I don't know I suck


    no offense but i could easily paint this on a wall.
    on a side note i can see what youre saying about a few of them now that ive looked around.
  5. mud_buddha

    mud_buddha Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2001 Messages: 2,197 Likes Received: 0
    (a) what's not fair about it? I haven't had a set of markers in a decade, is it unfair to me when someone does a colored piece with markers? Or, since I have a huge box full of acrylics and can paint my ass of with them, would it be unfair if I busted some acrylics since not everyone has the loot for 50 8 dollar tubes of liquitex?

    (B) as I've said before, there is no "do graffiti" button in photoshop, so how it detracts from a playful sketch battle is beyond me.

    If you really want to make it fair, and make it all about letters then have one rule and one rule only NO COLOR. Otherwise it's just silly.
  6. another loser

    another loser Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2001 Messages: 3,011 Likes Received: 9
    i sketch mine out and the only reason i edit them with my computer is because the scanner sucks, so i clean it up and shit.
  7. dead fetus

    dead fetus Guest

    i think, for the most part, it shouldnt really matter.. it all comes from the persons head anyway.

    The only thing i might object to is the crazy photoshop fills... that dosnt really take any personal or creative skill to create.
  8. mud_buddha

    mud_buddha Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2001 Messages: 2,197 Likes Received: 0
    to create the effect itself, no, you just run a filer. to make it look good? to pick the right colors and use an effect in the right place? of course it takes skill and creativity.
  9. dead fetus

    dead fetus Guest

    i dont really consider someone to be 'creative' when they're using programmed effects that anyone can use.
  10. mud_buddha

    mud_buddha Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2001 Messages: 2,197 Likes Received: 0
    I'm not going to argue the point. I will ask- do you use photoshop?
  11. Keep the digital.

    If you've been around the digital realm for a while, you can easily spot what a programmed effect is, and what was actually created with originality.

    Digital is a different skill, it's another tool. It makes certain things easier, it can add flashiness, but if you know enough about design you can see through this flashiness and determine if the creation itself is good or not. Example: that DFEKT guy who pussied out of the C battle. His stuff was flashy, it looked impressive, but his composition sucked, he used cliched elements, and it clearly looked like he didn't take enough time to tweak it. I've seen that style well executed, and it kicks ass... he just wasn't there yet.

    And I don't see why "paintability" is an issue... if it is, then I'll have to stop doing my robotic stuff cause it's next to impossible to paint. This battle should be about how far you can take letters and their forms, regardless of medium. Let the kids who have the tools and the skill to go digital do so. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  12. ~DeNtOnE~

    ~DeNtOnE~ Senior Member

    Joined: May 6, 2002 Messages: 1,072 Likes Received: 0

    :p :p :p sorry yall bitch to much i member the rules were any letter on a wall, book, train, plane, in a house with a mouse.... lol did i say with a fox in a box? sorry i know im new but i use to just look at treads.. now i can replay and not mubble to my self as a scrool!!!!!!!!!! hahaha
  13. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    first off there is nothing wrong with tha digital images...

    when i said its not fair, i meant to those who dont have those certain programs to use... (as far as the winning goes, even though there isnt a prize, but still...) winners regonizition...

    i cant post anyways, i dont got a scanner or digi cam or whatever anyways...

    but i just think its kinda pointless to do something for a sketch battle on tha computer... maybe not even that, but like those crazy abstract fills... or tha effects....

    fuck, i dont know... i know some of you can paint what you got on them digi's but i know some people cant paint alot of that shit also...

    defy, can you paint that crazy shit you do in photoshop? i wouldnt think so, im not harpin' on you, just kinda making you an example... i know you've come along way, but shit, i dont think you can paint as crazy as you can imagine shit up on tha comp in digi land...

    whatever, i just wanted to see what yall thought...

    im highly enjoying the creativity and tha posts in tha threads... keep up tha good work, those who are posting..

  14. dolomite

    dolomite Guest

    i cant paint the 3d crazy shit but all the other ones im pretty damn sure i can, by the way, im not using any "special effects" here is a list of tools i have used:

    line tool
    paint brush

    plus im in lack of a scanner and/or a digi cam.
  15. dolomite

    dolomite Guest

    funny, that i was the only person to be called out on digitals.. hahahaha
    besides tesseract, and he was comlimented. HAHahaHAHahHA