Art Things I Hate 3


“In General,” is the key phrase for tonight. As we all know, what people find appealing in art is subjective. And trying to construct strict “rules” around art, is pretty much a fruitless task. A lot of stuff just depends. But I sometimes find common themes between art that in general, maybe not all the time, but most of the time, I find to be undesirable. Yeah, sure. A lot of these things can simply be a consequence of learning. And there’s no shame in that. But that doesn’t stop me from talking about this in kind of a harsh manner because I just think it’s entertaining and I guess some other people think it’s entertaining too..? I dunno, it doesn’t really matter. Nothing really matters. “My existence is characterized by suffering.” So let’s just get this show on the road I guess. “Weird Spiky Hair” Usually this starts out with something like a bowl haircut with a bunch of random hair spikes at the end. And sometimes within the hair itself. I know hair is complicated…and not an easy thing to draw, but one of the best things you can do to get out of that lack of understanding is to realize there is volume in hair. It’s a 3D object. Not some kind of cut up sheet of cloth you just place on the scalp. Also, before I say anything else I’d just like to point out how it seems like the eyes were moved apart just so that they could fit in this lock of hair. That’s pretty amazing. But back to what I was talking about. I also think that experimenting with different shapes could add more to the hair. It could have curves, and varying sizes.. All kinds of stuff. Go crazy. “But what about different styles?” I can already hear you typing. Well, I guess it just depends on what you’re going for. And this applies to everything in this video. But if you want your hair to look fluid and dynamic, then I would focus on understanding volume and experimentation. Don’t worry. I used to do this kind of stuff, too. “Black Shading” Black shading kind of has an infamous reputation in the art community. The people who say, “Never shade with black under any circumstances.” seemed to have never picked up a comic book. Black shading is just an art technique that can be used well, or badly. Using black with color creates a very harsh contrast. It can be used to set up a mood, or create a style. I think one of the major problems is when black shading is just used poorly. Soft shading with black, and colors that are very close to neutral colors, sometimes just makes your characters look dirty, instead of shaded. And sometimes, it’s just visually bland. Cell shading usually gives off a better effect in my opinion, but believe it or not what may look like black in a shadow or shading, can actually be a completely different color. And that doesn’t just mean it’s a darker color of the base color. You’ll be surprised what colors go well together when you research a bit. It’s actually quite fun just to explore this stuff. “Weird Highlights” So what are highlights? Well, they’re the thing that makes your thing look more like a thing. ok. They’re the small touches that make something look reflective or brighter. It just depends on the texture, really. The problem is when someone figures this out and decides to just put highlights everywhere they can. This seems to happen most frequently with hair. And no, I’m not talking about those kind of highlights. or.. I might be. Do women inject light into their hair somehow? Or something?.. I’m sorry-I don’t know very much about women’s hair Or women in general. I’m talking about the literal light that reflects off people’s hair. Some people just like to put a random streak across the hair and call it a day. But, no! There can be more to it than that. You can follow curves. Sometimes there’s splits and crap. Even with simple art styles you can do this. You can do all kinds of things. Hair is weird. “Lack of Value in Shading.” The amount of value you put in your artwork can vary depending on what kind of effect you want. But I think if you want to make your drawing look like it has shading, it would be wise to make sure people can actually see it. There comes a point where it just looks like flat color. This is just another case of things that look different from what they actually are. Some shading is actually darker than it appears, and some highlights are brighter than they appear. It’s just something that you can look out for. Sure if you want to go for something more gentle, you can. But at least make it so that I know it’s shading and not some random shift in color. “Cut Off Legs.” This might be getting into nit-pick territory, but I do see it very often and for some reason it just bothers me. The art I’m going to show isn’t really bad by any means. I do want to give a little credit. But I also want to use them as examples. For some reason some artists like to draw 80% of a character, and then hack off their legs near the bottom of the frame. It wouldn’t even take the much to just extend the legs to the bottom of the canvas. Or make them bend up at the knees. It wouldn’t really destroy the balance or anything, it’s just kind of an odd choice. This happens with other limbs as well, but most commonly with legs. It not like you can’t cut off portions of your artwork, but usually there’s some kind of fade..or lack of line work that indicate that this is a natural cutoff and not the result of surgery or something. I mean I hope these aren’t supposed to be amputees. If they are, I’m so sorry. Anyway my name is Solar Sands and- goodbye. *music*

100 comments

  • infinity 0924

    whats with the hentai tab in 1:56

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  • Vegan Life

    what about different styles

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  • Bo Con

    3:25
    Yes. We do.

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  • Sam

    The horrible black airbrush shading is the fucking worst

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  • JoDaIs

    5:02

    Another solution would be to just make that 'cut off point' the bottom of the page, this way the character doesn't look like a floating amputee, but rather the characters legs are just not in the frame of the picture.

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  • Dank Rose

    WHAT IF I DRAW FURRIES

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  • Dead Cactus

    I see Junko, I click

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  • Cobalt Scutum

    i can feel the amount of disappointment of this video in the depth of my soul. m e t o o t h o

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  • Mei-ka-Mei

    Person : don’t use black to shade >:(

    Me : I guess you have never seen All mights face before fella

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  • Family Birch

    Anyone else notice the 'Hentai' tab he had open?

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  • CDsPicstories

    OK that kid with the blue hair's eyes are REALLY far apart.

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  • Chachi

    1:55

    HENTAI

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  • Kiddy KiddTV

    The highlights thing? i dont care

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  • ghosty animations

    ok how can you say this stuff when your logo is just a cup of sand

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  • Light Up The Night

    My family is ALWAYS saying how good MY art is I think it's bad but everyone I now tells me to put my artwork on my channel. idk what to do 😂😂😂

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  • kennyDaGreat 101

    Did anyone notice his search bar had Hentia on it.

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  • 《Herminoy 》

    I saw a google search of hentai in a tab- OOP- (2:00)

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  • A Vary Blue Ghost

    5:30

    ᴏʜ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ ɴᴏ

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  • Greentea_Matcha

    What if it's the way people like to draw?

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  • TheCat

    1:55 his google serches tho

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  • Shinu Tea

    Thank you for what you do here, people may think this is nothing but hate but all this is critique trying to help people get better at their art pointing out what is wrong with it to help them see why their art isn’t well known that’s why he targets everyone with bad art so they can get better. I know I’m ranting and solar sands may not see this so this might be useless.

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  • Inside A Pillow For Life

    Weird spikey hair….

    Ban, Meliodas, Bakugo, Todaroki, Kirishima AND LIKE EVERY ANIME GUY EVER, have left the chat

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  • Dead Memes

    You think this is bad?! HA! Look at my shitty art

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  • Katsuki Bakugou

    What ab me?

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  • Charlotte Vieira

    I know how to draw girl hair ( but not boy hair ) and I only cut off the feet 😛

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  • Lanie Rosero

    Mind your own bisness

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  • IMineYøu

    My friend:balck shading makes your art bad

    Me:HAVE YOU SEEN COMICS OR MANGA OR ALL MIGHT FROM MY HERO ACADEMIA?!

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  • Sleepy-Chills

    3:26 THEY KNOW OUR SECRET!!!

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  • Sleepy-Chills

    Werid spikey hair

    BAKUGO KIRISHIMA DABI GET IN IN!!!

    ALSO BRING ALL MIGHT

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  • potato game

    Earth with out art would just be eh
    Canadians: ',:)

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  • Ruby XoXo

    Lol yes women (AND MEN) can put highlights in their hair. But not like that. it's just usually streaks or swishes of bleach or hair dye. :p

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  • Joshua Ramos

    why is everything stupid. Hentai. Why

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  • Karen Purvis

    4:54
    CIRCUS BABYYYYYYYYYYYYY YASSSSSSSS

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  • Son Goku

    Weirds spikes

    Me: SAYINS. SUPPER SAYINS

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  • Zoey_Wolflover lol

    Well legs r hard to draw but I see what u mean

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  • Me Tree YT

    Me: But what about different styles?
    Solar Sands: I hear you typing
    Me: ono

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  • CowStudio

    1:56, look at that history… yeiks

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  • Nagito Komaeda is beautiful

    1:55 is one of those windows hentai? OwO

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  • ChunkyBudgieBirds

    1:58, I love how I can see ‘hentai’ in your search tabs. 😂👀

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  • Sbk

    Im–Im starting to feel sad about my art isbfkb

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  • Ghosti

    We just going to ignore the hentai in his tabs?

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  • James rafael Ragaza

    The man just googled hentai at 1:55

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  • Mr. Happeh

    bruh that's weird. He didn'T talk about hands in pockets

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  • dxndelion field

    why is no one talking about how it says ‘hentai’ at 1:56

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  • art and crap

    5:11 but why does the fan-made circus baby always have some sexual appeal? Like in animations, her hips always have exaggerated movements, that artist (timestamp) made her 'thicc' and etc etc, like please, an animatronic meant to entertain children isnt gonna look like a hooker.

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  • yo.fav._weirdo frederick

    1:33
    Solar Sands : go crazy
    Me : AHHHHH GO STUPID

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  • Disney_Factgurl

    1:55 "black shading"
    "Why is everything so stupid?"
    "Hentai"
    "Why"

    lmao

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  • Gray the E-boy

    sees undertale reference

    gasps in gay

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  • Silvio Haro

    >cut off legs
    sees my drawing
    "FUCK"

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  • Chris N Gabbie Ortiz

    1:57
    am i the only one who notices hentai in a tab ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • Happy_gacha 5

    Sounds dead
    It’s perfect
    When I see the cut off legs part I see a girl with pink hair
    That’s character in persona 4

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  • Zippy Asmr

    art is never wrong. except when it is

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  • fanda

    solar's comments are basically 10 year olds that picked up a stylus and a free tablet drawing application hating on a person that has done art school

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  • shettuce . Pleyz

    What you hate Junko? Oh, wait you don't know her. But I know her y'know. And everybody else duh.

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  • _ LifeSucks _

    Everybody that never does black shading: don't you fucking dare

    Kasey Golden: Am i joke to you?

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  • Unicorn XCL

    these are the things i hate in art too

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  • What Is Calm??

    Its funny how when I watch these videos I feel kind of bad about my art and almost guilty. Even tho I do absolutely nothing he said in this video.

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  • ItsMadd

    I clicked bc of junko

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  • Daniel Braga

    I'm blacklisting deviantart from my kid's laptop

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  • Sparrow1315

    Maybe some things are harshly worded of you but I really enjoy your critique and it has influenced my style pretty much for the good!

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  • Nhi Hoang

    Literally everytime I see an anime drawing the eyes are legit almost touching each other.

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  • Rob Adri

    Solar Sands is the Gordon Ramsay of the art world.

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  • Ceypahona

    Solar: when they draw 80% of the character, and just cut off the legs

    Me: Ahahaha, I do that

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  • GIMMIE A PEN

    So we gon’t act like we ain’t see him with a hentai tab open

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  • creampuffy boy

    ITS THE THING THAT MAKES YOUR THING LOOK MORE LIKE A THING!-Solar sands 2019

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  • Miyùwú Døggo

    did anyone else notice the dead bush having a seizure in the bottom right corner?

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  • S.S. Bubbles

    1:57 am I the only one who noticed the hentai tab opened at the top 😂😂😅

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  • Great Maya

    i see junko, i click

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  • •Wonderland Animation•

    comments:

    10%: talking about women (?xd

    20% really talking about the video

    80% seeing that there was a hentai page in the browser

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  • Cancer? Aw man

    Past me would screech at the highlight one. I had an addiction to highlights and im so happy I got over it.

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  • I'm alone

    One year of hate of cringie art

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  • MG_CapYS

    Anyone see the tabs at the top of Google when he was talking about black shading

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  • Deer Killer

    Hair is the best thing on world

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  • Peach tea

    1:57

    Yikes..

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  • _King_ Senpai_

    I hate when art people have long legs

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  • TheFel0x

    5:21 well that is truely…..

    hopeless

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  • Leafiikyu

    1:56
    hm yes

    hentai

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  • Galaxii Teaa ドラゴン

    I saw Junko on the thumbnail now I’m triggered 😂😂😂

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  • Adrcool07 :3

    I do how’d you know I insert a light bulb in there every day

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  • Mrs.Komaeda

    Me:is that Junko from danganronpa?

    People who don’t watch danganronpa: No one cares.

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  • Romel Dingle

    Guys my son.. Made a good drawing and this guy made this video makes my son so sad and he dont subcribe in this guy and am so worried to my son AND I DUDE WHO MADE THIS VIDEO IS SO HARSH AND MAKE YOUR HEART SO HARSH

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  • Zmenace Angel

    I wonder how these artists who drew that arts feeling…

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  • X X

    DANGANRONPA HJEUFUDCOD

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  • A B A

    'Weird spiky hair'

    Everyone comments about Bakuogu

    Kirishima: Am i a joke to you?

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  • Beep Boop

    Solar Sands: Spikes in hair
    Bakugo: Am I a joke for you???

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  • noriko the husky

    i think you should draw the eyes first then do the hair .-.

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  • Crazy BLUEBERRY DRAWZ

    1:55
    Me: looks at screen and sees henati oh okay…

    Me again: Looks at it again in a split second. WAIT WHAT?

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  • Caboodle YT

    ARE WE JUST NOT GONNA TALK ABOUT THE HENTAI GOOGLE SEARCH AT 1:55 ?!!

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  • Siënna van Drunen

    I came mostly for Junko Enoshima in the tumbnail Solar sands yas queen

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  • Nuka The wolfcat

    I do the thing with the legs being cut it off I’m an idiot but because I can’t feet or cabs

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  • & fire

    I just took a glance at those tabs opens on 1:55 and um…

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  • XPI Sigma Art

    Wow, some artists don't even crop the canvas when they don't draw the rest of the legs? That's kinda silly.

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  • Tomasz Rebisz

    Ayy thumbnail girl is from danganronpa because I dont remember names

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  • Nobody Special

    Solar sands complains about spiky hair…

    Me: flashbacks to every single freaking anime I have watched

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  • shady shadow

    I’m a female and sometimes high lights are good and bad but I know lots of boys do high lights on their characters

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  • Xiu Nebu

    Some ppl: calls solar sands "dAdDy"

    Solar Sand: uncomfortable 10000

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  • La azul

    I became addicted a yours videos !!!! ;-; I need help
    For your fault I learn English and well … I speak Spanish!! I can hardly understand English !!!!

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  • Pie _Days

    Well, I just use the darker shade of what I'm shading to shade. I use crosshatch and stumping, digital is gaussian bluur.

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  • Maiz

    Watch in 1,25x speed

    Thank me later

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  • Arya Erez

    1:56 Just look carefully lolol hentai? lolololol

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