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Hi everyone, I've started a 'donation points' on my Deviant art account. Any and all donations are appreciated to help me keep my premium account ongoing for the fun vector illustrations I enjoy doing.

Kind regards from my fortress of solitude / man cave in North London, UK.

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KHUANTRU
Khuan Tru
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Regards to all my friends here on deviant art, thanks for the views and comments. Regards from north London, UK.

As much as I am struggling with the vectors and my status, I'll do my best to continue the random fun vector illustrations.
Interests

Socially disconnected - Digitally connected

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 11, 2017, 9:37 AM
  • Listening to: Chillstep vocals from 'MrSuicideSheep' via youtube
  • Watching: Space Dandy
  • Playing: Mad Max Ps4 (second play through)
  • Drinking: Coffee

Disconnected by KHUANTRU - - - - 11/04/2017: I had to vent or rant out on this.. here we go again.  
I’ve mentioned this before during my rants / opinions regarding the following:

    ·         Arts

    ·         Fan arts

    ·         Social media

    ·         Collaboration

    ·         Commission

    ·         Isolation

It’s 2017 and I guess I’m going to have to rant or get something off my chest again. Let’s start off with this. It’s safe to say the digital world of the internet is the ‘wild wild west’ when it comes to content, sharing art or images are stolen, used – reused and recycled. Views that should go to you is diverted somewhere else because the person doesn’t credit the source and claims he or she is the original artist. Art has no form or meaning, it’s meaningless – we give art meaning based on our surroundings and our current life status. So we either have good things to say about art or the worst possible things to say about art. And also this.. we even use art to lie about certain stuff to gain attention and to sell art. That’s art for you in the digital world – use, copy, re use, recycle, steal, sell and claim.

Fan arts being sold without permission, and a lot and I mean ‘a lot’ of people are doing this and are getting away it, which makes me think to myself – I should stop doing the morally right thing to do and just sell the new stuff I’ve done on anime, movies and games. If people are doing this and getting away with it, it would certainly help me a lot financially. But I haven’t because I don’t want to get my backside in trouble let alone lose my account on deviant art. The simplest suggestion is to sign up with another platform service that specialise in prints and sell your fan arts there.  The problem with that, is it the right thing to do – and does anyone care these day.

Social media is suppose to be a tool or platform to share art and hope for people / browsers to support you and your arts or hobbies? It’s suppose to be a bridge where we can collaborate with others to produce fun arts. WRONG!!!! It’s a god damn popularity contest even in the arts, and it’s about who owns what regarding what people are entitled to. For example, if artist makes an illustration from a photograph of a model, and he or she would like to sell it. There has to be a written contract depending on what you agree on,  which is cool because that can be negotiable. But the problem these days, are people are too greedy.  Photographers want a percentage of what you sell on the arts, and they want the high res too for them to have to sell on their end, this goes with models as well. Because the photographer and model each has their own has their own fan base they can sell the arts with ease and choose to give you no percentage of what they sell. But if the artist has zero fan base or supporters, selling the arts is impossible. So it’s a lost, not for everyone though. Right now, even what I am typing may not make any sense at all to you, it’s what I’ve seen read from other artists, shared experiences myself of the disappointments I’ve encountered  with other individuals who go through the same or in some case even worst situations – and the biggest question is “what is the bloody point of still doing this?” – All it ever does is make me miserable when others try to sponge off free art from me rather than support or even consider the rate of fee we do. Each one of us has a different way of measuring and fixing a price for a commission, whether the number is high or low – maybe evening depending on how the negations went between you or them. It’s a number that shouldn’t be devalued because from your eyes it doesn’t fit the budget you want, if that is the case. Those who try to swindle your price down should look at others and leave you alone. Don’t waste your time with them, be humble and stand your ground. You as an artist should believe in your work and value. If you do decide to review your own fee of service it should be of a natural choice rather than someone pleaded for a cheaper fee. To follow up this, if you do succumb to a lower fee you don’t want, the process of making your editing image or illustration will fall short in quality, the outcome usually turns our poorly as your heart isn’t in it and what’s going to happen also, is that the final image will take a lot of revisits due to the customer, your customer not liking the outcome and demands the image to be redone which takes time.

It’s a lot of head ache / stress - a lot of artists / hobbyists including myself have abandon commissions to avoid all the drama and negativity it brings if you are being forced to work on a picture that you aren’t connecting with or enjoy working with. Unless you can find the right people to do commissions for and they agree on your terms and rate, the outcome of that work is far greater and better for both parties. But more importantly it works better for you.

So if commissions don’t work, how can social media help? Or how is it suppose to help, with today’s generation having support and a fan base should in theory help the artist out a lot, not only you have to have a presence in social media platforms which range from having a facebook, twitter, instagram or youtube (these sites are just examples there is more I believe).. it’s really hard to get any work exposed unless you have friends who can help share the love for your art. Which can also be difficult as well, because a lot of viewers or browsers do not like force content..  so the art you do may not appeal to others and only appeal to one. We’re fucked.. what is the point of still doing art/ fan arts or any form of art if no one is going to see it.

Well that’s the tricky part.. it’s this part you have to be brutally honest with yourself and the art you do.. can it sell, do you have the right to sell or.. do what millions are doing and just sell it without obtaining permission because that seems to be the trend these days.  I think you have to sit down and just be honest. Which is the hardest task for anyone to do. - The other point to consider is.. is what you do the art you do is it appealing to the browsers or the usual normal crowd? Can you or will change your art style?

So on a closing not for social media, I believe it is a requirement to get some views on your art, youtube seems to be a place to voice that out or share it, but with youtube.. it also comes with a lot of hatred and troll individuals who vent and rant off on videos. So best to take whatever they punch you with a grain of salt.

If none of this applies to you, then hats off. I’ve said it so many times.. you should not dedicate your art through likes & numbers. Just do the art or fan art because you enjoy it, and if there is a view or a fan base for it.. that should be natural gain rather than stress your mind and soul on ‘numbers’

Whatever you do regarding social media, wish you the best of luck and it’s never too late to have an account to share your art or just talk via your youtube account about your hobbies or whatever the subject is.. just be you and be happy with your work. Don’t let numbers control you. Don't let people put you down (Listen to Korn - Haters, music will give you a creative spark) and most importantly be happy with yourself the good and the bad, flaws is what gives a character depth - it's sort of a never ending puzzle that can be solved or left alone by the handler or friends if he or she have any decent ones. It's just sad people can't seem to understand us because most of us are broken at some point in our lives, rather than be put to a side in isolation they preach words and advice which don't do anything but fuel your negativity. The hard part is to take that negativity and filter it in positive creative way. That is up to you do decide what to do. It's not easy, it never is - just take it day by day for as long as it takes. The frighting thing is.. it's hard to say if there is a good ending for you. It really boils down on you and how you filter your obstacles. Wishing everyone the best. 

Kind regards

Khuan Tru (35) 



what motivates you to do your art style? 

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31 deviants said A passion / hobby
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9 deviants said To make a career out of it
12%
6 deviants said To see and develop changes in your own art / style
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Journal History

Shoutbox

109Renae:icon109renae:
Amazing art you have. Keep up the great work =D
Fri Jun 16, 2017, 7:52 AM
KHUANTRU:iconkhuantru:
Good lord it's 2017... flipping 2016 went out like a light switch.
Mon Jan 2, 2017, 10:24 AM
lexxii:iconlexxii:
Hi & Great Art :star: xoLexxiiCutieShots
Thu Dec 8, 2016, 1:16 PM
blurhead:iconblurhead:
Hey man !! thx for the Favs, how are you doing?
Tue Jun 30, 2015, 10:32 PM
KHUANTRU:iconkhuantru:
What fuels your art, what drives you to do your art - stay humble, stay creative but don't fight
Thu Jan 8, 2015, 1:29 PM
Nobody

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:iconvectorgang:
Vectorgang Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Very good art! Nice :)
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks Vectorgang, still rolling with the fun arts every now and them, hope you liked the random stuff here on my account. 
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:iconlexxii:
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery & Invite to join Global Super Group :star: :iconcutieshots: :star: & :new: Chat Room :star: Please join soon :star: xoLexxiiCutieShots
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for inviting me to be a member on your group. Will do my best to share some pin up vectors here and there. thanks everyone
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Penclic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
Hi Khuantru, we love your work and the fact that you are using the Penclic mouse to create some of your awesome artwork. Could we use some examples on our new company website that we are launching soon? We would love to use the image of the pen and perhaps one or two of the pieces created with the Penclic mouse?

It would also be awesome if you were to tell us why you use the Penclic and how it helps you :) Is that possible?

/Penclic
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear team at 'Penclic' I'd be delighted to share my opinion and experience with the penclic tool for your website. It be nice to have a colomn or a panel showcasing some examples of my work using your tool. Thank you your consideration.  Can you provide me some details please, I just visited your account and it's blank. Just wanted to double check that I am exchanging messages to the right person rather than a fake click bait account. Sorry to have to ask for confirmation, need to be careful these days with other users. 

Kind regards

Khuan 
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:iconpenclic:
Penclic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Hi again, Great news, so you can contact me back at our facebook page and ill let you know what we would like to do :)

br Peter
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:iconbelowthemoon:
BelowTheMoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Do you do commissions? Cause I'd like to get one from you.
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:iconkhuantru:
KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Below the Moon, sorry I don't do commissions any more due to the work load I have and for personal reasons too. Sorry to have to reply with this bad news. Hope you are able to find a decent artist to get your work done for you in the future. 

best wishes
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OpponentYew2000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Back again to greet you, I actually plan on, PLAN on becoming more active on here, as, I just spent the past 6 hours updating my profile.
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:iconkhuantru:
KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's happening OpponentYew2000, hope all is well on your end. You are right, you've beefed up your profile. Which is always a good thing and a good 6 hours spent updating your art & status. It's all good, right now - this generation is now more of a click and go 'paste' now. Upload and go that's what every internet platform has become, however - hoping everyone has a good fan base for their own arts and crafts and people will browse at em. Hope you get some art done yourself, however, stay well into the books for your education at college. Education is always power mate. best wishes buddy. :happybounce: 
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OpponentYew2000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, things are good on my end, making more and doing more by the day now, the more I learn, it's like, I can do 2x more, it's great. making 3D art is a lot of fun, compared to drawing a picture, it is much easier to bring my imagination to lif- um......make it that much more realistic XD

And, I think it has been like that for a while, when I was last active on DA, I would go through hundreds (literally) of submissions, many had under 10 faves, and more views, and some would have comments, like I understand you can't always stop and look at someone's art, but when you do, like, instead of just faving it, let your thoughts be known.  and when you are creating your own, be original and  innovative, that is what I think our generation truly lacks, complete, innovative originality. This statement though, overlooking people like Elon Musk, Steve Jobbs, and Bill Gates, but with the same ideals.

and thanks man, I see nothing has stopped you, you still produce the best vectors I can find, like, no exaggeration,  plus, your a cool guy too, so, I always appreciate dropping by your profile, I just need to get back to checking out art works and giving constructive criticism again XD (that is why I have so many watchers; whom do not even look at my art XD DX).

And I too wish you much good fortune and a better tomorrow, my man, and I thank you for your wishings, keep being awesome! 

 
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries at all, hope you get the views and critique you need from your watchers. But also keep a mind that most are 'click & go' - as long as you have your art up on the internet, you've done yourself some justice and left a digital art print of your work. Also produce 'quality' over 'quantity' - it's better to have a complete work than a rushed one. So take your time and enjoy your own process. 

:happybounce:  You know me, - when I can I'll vector any fan art that catches my eye just to kill some time on my end here in London. That, or gaming & anime / movies. 

Stay well and creative out there and don't rush your work too. 

best wishes sir.

B-) (Cool) 
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OpponentYew2000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how are things, man?
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CountryHippie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Long time no see, glad to see you are still here !!!

xx Mis
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mate!!!! where have you been? Tried looking for your twitter account and it's no longer there. Hope you have been well all this time xx Hug 
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:iconopponentyew2000:
OpponentYew2000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUUUUUUUUUUDE, D: too long since we last spoke, missed you and your art, Man.
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all good OpponentYew2000, how are things on your end? hope you are well and still creating your own art pieces here on deviant or any other social sites :happybounce: - Had to take a slight break and reduce the amount of vectors. It was sort of driving me mad at times with the fixing of the old work and working at my day job which sucks the soul out of me. lol Summer is about to end so those nice walks around will be held off, not nice to walk under the rain here in London. Greetings and regards from the UK buddy. Hug 
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OpponentYew2000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah man, been busy as heck, got into 3D Artwork a few months ago, but got in a move a things slowed down, I just have not gotten around to posting them Anywhere other than Facebook.

But it is so great to hear from you again man, I always loved your art, even now, I just need to come on here more often, and definitely should post my stuff ASAP, I have Ben very busy. And school is just about to start up for me. So, going to have even less time >,>
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