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SYAC - Artificial Innovation by TomPreston SYAC - Artificial Innovation by TomPreston
Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
Read the latest “So, You’re A Cartoonist” at the following syacartoonist.com/

Artificially infusing something with innovation “just because” is almost as bad, if not worse, than slowly stagnating. I fell into this trap early on when only a month into the series I was accuse of stagnating simply because I was making the comics with a set template/formula. I tried changing things up and striving to improve as my critics demanded, but it always felt forced and not genuine.

Innovation is not a “free pass” to greatness. Innovating “because you can” doesn’t automatically make your work genius. You can innovate and be detrimental to your overall goals (such was the case with me). So i guess the lesson here is to simply be critical of your own work and innovate when it’s warranted. Always strive to improve and get better with your art, but don’t go changing things willy-nilly “just because.” Make sure there’s a reason FOR that change.
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fantasyfanrocks1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
'Give me work, give me problems.''
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captain-pie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Artist
I don't get it, is there anything to get?
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bronybyexception Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I think it's "change for changes sake is bad because if you only change because people ask you too then you're not being genuine and honest about yourself."
It's a little more complicated than that but I lack the skill to explain it beyond this. Although I think it may also mean that there's nothing wrong with stagnating as long as you're still trying your hardest to bring across you worldview...
I think that's it anyway...
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captain-pie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
*shrug* Maybe :3
I dunno
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
at least now you know why he's blue, liquid innovation every now and then
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captain-pie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Artist
mhm
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Lyriato Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Sacrebleu!..again...
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FoxboyPrower Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Looks like something an artist from Rapture would use.
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Ew-boi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I need this so badly.
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Novelwrite Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love liquid innovation! I would so be addicted.
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