funny how you get shit flinged at you if you dare to say you don't like Ruan Jia, which is exactly what always happens in these threads. and you're saying i'm starting it?>>3316000>I'm no Jia cocksucker, I like his work but he's not in my top 10, but to sit here and say that he's a bad artist is honestly very embarrassing for all of ya'll. >Don't like him? Fine more power to you but to call him shit for simply not catering to your taste is fucking childish my dudes
The allover result for me is that Ruan Jia sucks, but of course it can be split up like this:
in terms of digital drawing and technique: 9.5/10
composition generally (rather centered, often "X"-shaped): 5-7/10
color palett and variety: 4/10
thematically: 0/10 shallow "sexy" copies of models
with the latter point, the themes, being what infuriates me the most. i find absolutely nothing interesting about skinny half-asleep androgynous figures in ornamental kitsch armor. i can understand that other people do, but that this guy is being praised like the messiah of digital illustration is beyond me.
maybe get your head around the fact that not everyone is content with something doing masturbatory detail on sexy slim chicks in fatasy gowns, just like not everybody out there is a fan of Gottfried Helnwein's work, although he is an internationally renowned artist and by far more significant that Ruan Fifa.