Reposting 'cause the last thread died young.>>82236380 (Cross-thread)
I'm being a little dramatic because I went back through Xamag's tumblr to the very beginning, and was floored by the charm of her pieces. Not all of them were great, but they were pretty consistently nice. Good artwork, good designs, really fleshed out. Distinctive as well. I'd forgotten all about them, and it made me sad because they're so much better than her output now.>softer
There was plenty soft about her old style. No, it's the needless ugliness for the sake of it, and the tumblr shibboleths, the unplesant faces, that make xamag's current work average. Xamag is perhaps a pure case study in this phenomena. The term "tumblrized" is usually used a lot more loosly and innaccurately than here.