atacam wrote:What I am saying, in a light hearted way as to not offend too much, is that you are on the whole very negative about a lot of peoples work. I for one saw the minis and came away feeling very inspired. I agree the pictures don't do some of the people minis justice, but to say that the originality is uninspiring is, I think unfair. Remember this is a painting competition not a how can you convert the mini so it is nothing like the original. I think what would be better is yes say you find them uninspiring, but then state why, and maybe what could be done to rectify this. It turns your comments from being critical to being constructive. I would imagine people would appreciate it...I would.
Oh boy oh boy I expected more from you Atacam... I mean we both go way back and I always imagined that you considered unbiased and not sugar coated personal opinions just that! Neither positive or negative just that, opinions! You can either be humble and assimilate or arrogant and ignore or neither and enjoy your hobby ... Just not long ago on your last paintings post I took the extra time to give you suggestions etc... because you know it was one mini and one painting and I was talking to you directly.
But how realistic is to ask anyone to comment every entry at this GD and explain what I feel its uninspired? Thats sorry to say kind of ridiculous... and by not making that I'm not constructive and rather negative towards people works? Hyperbole much?
I commented this GD based on crappy pics a ton of miniatures and most of those concepts I feel that are unoriginal/ uninspired and guess what if you consider that negative then its OK... next time I think on commenting your paintings I guess I need to take a step back because you seem to be deliberately missing the point and inserting strange judgements on the equation.
As for this is not a conversion contest... sorry I didn't say that either but if your going to paint or convert or scrathbuilt or make a diorama whatever you better have some creativity and originality because in errr painting comps of fantasy universes that really makes a BIG difference... wonder why GD france is acclaimed as the best?
You can have a stock miniature with no convo painted in a very original way and to think that originality only happens when you convert something is missing a considerable part of what creative painting can achieve.
Again and since I know you online for many years I have to say Its rather disappointing the way you addressed this...