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Hello! My name is Aj and just to clarify I'm a girl. A lot of people assume I'm a guy from my name, but whatever. Anyways I love art, reading, writing, and animals. I'm not the best artist out there and I know it, but I still love creating. I've only just started using my DA account, but I hope it will soon be full of photos, drawings, and stories.

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Marker Adopts-My Opinion

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:10 PM
Hello everyone! I'm writing this for thorns's Complaint Challenge Contest. The idea of the contest is to take a complaint you have about DA and do something positive about it. Before I get started I want to make it clear that why I dislike marker adoptable I am not trying to bash them or hurt anyone's feelings, I'm just here to explain my opinion of them.

Definition of Marker Adoptable
So what is a marker adopt anyone? Basically it is an adoptable that is using art that is basically a "dress-up" base from a limited selection of options. Marker adoptables come from flash marker games. So what this means is that someone has created a base and various things that can be added to the base to suit the tastes of the player by either clicking or drag and dropping; basically like your standard video game avatar creator.

My Problem With Them
1. Unfair Points/Money
    While not all marker adopts allow the final product to be sold for any currency, in fact most don't, those that do are letting someone profit for something that they had very little part in actually making. Think about it like this, if you made a product and then someone bought one because they saw someone using it and that person was the one that got the money how would you feel?
2. Limits Creativity
    The fact is that their are only so many options with maker games. This means that their will be duplicates. Sure it may take a while to get dups depending on how in depth the options are but it will still happen. What this means is that people are going to end up with OCs that are the same as someone else's which could lead to problems down the road.
3. Unfair Stats
    If the person who uploads the adopts used a good marker game then the art is going to look really good. This is going to lead to a lot of views, faves, and maybe even watches; especially from those who don't know that they are maker adopts. I feel that this is unfair to those who really spent the time to sit and think of designs. Yes the person took the time to go through the options to make something that looks nice, but honestly they didn't really do anything that someone else couldn't do with some time.

My Suggestions
Here are some challenges that I hope you will try. If you need help let me know and I'll try to be of some assistance.

*Make Your Own From Scratch*
   If you've only ever made maker adoptable then this might be a far stretch for you, but I still suggest you give it a try. The truth about adoptables is that you are really buying the design, not the drawing itself, so don't worry if you don't think that your art isn't up to par. Sure great looking stuff will help you, but it's not a must.
*Use A Base*
    If you really feel that you can't draw to save your life then looking for some bases to use. This is a great choice in my opinion, it lets you really focus on the design and not worry about your lines. Just be sure to credit.
*Do a Collaboration*
    Maybe you can't color to save your life, or maybe you can't find a base you like. Work with someone else and pool your creative talents. Finding someone with an opposite skill set if helpful, but working with friends is great fun too.

Thank you for reading my article. Even if you do not agree with me I hope you enjoyed reading. Be sure to let me know what you think and give me your ideas too! And for anyone who makes marker adopts because "you can't draw" go out their and give it a shot, you might surprise yourself!

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LittleDarklings Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
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PersephoneWatching Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thank you for the :+fav: of Twilight Altar :aww: :heart:
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thanks for the watch!^^
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