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Journal Entry: Sat May 3, 2014, 12:37 PM

This is my FULL TIME JOB, and I depend on your support and generosity to make ends meet! I don't believe in subscriptions, paywalls, or premium content. Those suck. Everyone should be able to enjoy my work if they want, and support me on their own terms if they'd like to! All of my work is free, and I live off of prints, merch, and PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT content, available at my website below!

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I think it’s up to the viewer to decide what is and isn’t art. I don’t think of myself as an artist. I just want to draw tits and ass and sell out as hard as I can to as many people as possible with as little effort as possible. If I have deeper goals, they aren’t art related. At best they’re business related, as I believe everyone can make a living with time and effort. Illustration is just a technical thing.

But that’s just what I think man. If you think something is art, it’s art. You’ve got just as much right to define it as anyone else. It’s a personal thing. If you look at the impossible boobs I drew and think it’s good art, awesome. If you think it’s bad art, like, I feel bad for you man. Because I don’t even think it’s art to begin with, and I’m the fuck who drew it! It’s literally just sex appeal. Which some people think is art! I think it can be. But I’m not setting out to make it that usually. For me it’s just making my fans and supporters, whom I love dearly and depend upon completely, happy. I’ll work to better myself at what they want, whatever it is.

But since you think it’s art, and think it’s bad, it must be affecting you negatively, and that sucks bro. How cool would it be if there was a universal symbol for "This with zero artistic, emotional, or social intent, and for completely financial and publicity related purposes. Please do not promote this work in a positive or negative light if you believe it to have intrinsic artistic value put their by the artist. The artist assures you it does not, and that they have zero interest in necessarily contributing to the art communities or defining any sort of emotional or artistic statement. The artist also has no goals or plans to deviate from this purely technically defined career. If you speak out for, or against, this work, you will only further it’s intended purpose and success, which is simply to be shared and spread at any cost." Then you would know it’s pointless to attack it, as that only feeds into its intended purpose.

Yes, you can argue someone “like me” brings down the “value” of art. You can also argue that by “lowering” the “standard” level of “skill” that a “popular” artist should have, it helps “real” artists stand out. You know, cool guys and girls who spent tens of thousands of dollars on art school or have the “CREATIVE SOUL AND DRIVE” or whatever. Whatever the case, i just don’t care. I wanna draw and sell animu girls and make a livable wage. Which isn’t that different from any other supply/demand field. But it’s not art. Unless you want it to be art. Good or bad art. I don’t care. It only benefits me and “non-artists” anyway by bringing it up.



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:iconcrypticmachine:
CrypticMachine Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Honestly I don't watch you because you draw porn.:lol: It's more to it than that.xDI seen some really badly drawn porn before.;/ Your art is very well done and it looks very professional.It must be a lot of work if you have two jobs.Oh my goodness that must be stressful.That being said.I watch you because of your style and the way you draw.

Also I watch your streams when I can catch them and have the time.You have some interesting points about art.I actually learned quite a bit and I thank you for that. :) I consider you as an artist.

A very good one at that.Even though some of the stuff you draw isn't my cup of tea.I sometimes think it is odd a little lol If you consider yourself more as a business man I guess that's fine.I was honestly surprised to see this written in your journal.However you have made some very good points.Thanks for sharing.I'll continue to watch you.You are a huge inspiration to me.
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Zolombo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If blurry photos of nothing counts by many people as an art. I don't see why tits and ass is not an art.
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Azure2290 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whether it is for Business or Pleasure art is art. Regardless on your objective or your own personal feelings you are drawing art which makes you an artist regardless on whether your artwork is good or bad. I find your art great its colorful and imaginative too and those who speak out against it are fools for even trying to say your work is not art.

No one can bring down the value of art as it does not have a predetermined value to begin with even if it has a price tag.

I've studied art and the artists at my university have made more offensive stuff than pictures of butts and boobs and they all have a degree in art now.
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kemando Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this makes like no sense. It doesn't matter what you like to draw or whether or not money is your goal, anything that takes creativity and talent is art, whether it be music, illustration, painting, etc. Just look up the definition of art.
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
2nded
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bxnnibel Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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KaoKay Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha fuck artistic integrity, amirite? 
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VonBoche Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I don't really see the point of trying to pass something as "art". Something being artsy or not has little to do with the enjoyment you get out of it, so I couldn't care less about what art is. There's what I like and what I dislike.
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think this (in summary, not quite specific to any area of this journal) is completely backwards in concept.  Artwork is supposed to mimmick real life, therefore anything that happens in real life can be considered artwork if replicated through non-physical reenactment means - paper, film, visual, audio, etc - in other words, if you're not physically acting it out in some practical way (going to the fridge to get icecream), it can be considered artwork.  Therefore porn, whether people like it or not, can be, will be and IS artwork on any level.  Disagree if you ("you" as in speaking to everyone) may, I don't give a shit about opinion here - objective reasoning - that is, holding no bias towards or against something due to sensibilities or misgivings - would state that based on art's sole reliance on depicting real life and what's in reality, anything produced creatively is art....  Or did you really think the camera angles during porn shoots were just random, uninspired, and haphazard?

People make me sick with their shameless abuse of displaying their sensibilities and modesty - like being offended is ever an acceptable argument for why something shouldn't be in or what should be considered artwork.  It's artwork.  You don't like that fact?  Too fuckin' bad.  Porn is and can be objectively considered art.  So long as objectivity is the judge (and it is the only end all be all) and it should be, opinions don't matter.  Case closed.
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Danzafantasma Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhh Slug, don't listen to those guys! You have a dedicated fan-base and are successful as an artist and those are very high feats in on of themselves. And they can't say you have no art in your work, your ability to pick colors and create the smoothest, thinnest lines astounds me, I have been trying to figure out what formula you use when selecting lol Whatever formula that is, you know how to make art that appeals, and in this society that is pretty much what matters. Other artists might get miffed if they work hard and cannot get the following even if they deserve it. They will take their white hot fury of a thousand suns on you in that case, they want something to lash out on, and they see you and BAM, raaaage. Well, I say to those artists, change your strategy until you find something that works, promote! do more! The market is exhaustive, complex and finicky and not even i have found the correct key to it, but it can be done. 
You are kind of like a Digital Image Engineer ( and yes, there is art in what you do, or else it would be a string of code lol). You can tell that you have learned your instrument (Photoshop) and you well...use it! Sure you draw ecchi and tits and ass and anthro and anime goodies, but to make that anatomy look appealing, in a stylized or exaggerated form, it is an art. It is decided proportions and whatnot, it is not perfect but that is a type of art. There is no such thing as soul-less art, it is all a craft that you dedicate time and energy and heart to.
A scientist can make a cure for cancer, but if he/she never shows it or makes it known and keeps it to themselves, does it matter?
Keep on keepin' on and doing your Slug thang and ignore the haters.
Little Pixel Heart 
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MrHolister Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man do I love the way you put this sir. The GIF made me laugh my ass off as well. I will say this, after talking to a friend of mine who I would say is more of an artist than myself, he totally just had a similar epiphany and he is in the illustration and design industry. He says when people criticize what content and subject matter can be art or not, he kindly reminds them that none of it is real anyways and the whole perception of an image and beauty etc, is just that, a perception. In reality it's a bunch of jumbled pixels or colorful oils smeared on some canvas... what we make of it from there is solely in what our brain perceives it as.


 
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doka248 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student
sometimes when i hear people telling me to be artist, because i draw relativly good, i tell them that i dont feel like an artist... i am feeling more like an entertainer.

what i want to say is that i never thought, that just the half of the people on Da are realy pople who wants to be artists.
so, hey. dont give a shit on anyone who trys to fuck your work up, nobody alse cares about it, because you are awesome.
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Wabefuhon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Porn is that which stimulates someone in a sexual way. The definition of art has changed over the generations where it has accepted porn as art. From paintings, to drawings to photos, they all call it art as an excuse to bypass the term porn. But it's porn at the root of it. Call it something that it is not long enough and you may change that meaning to what you call it.

To me, it's porn and art. It's porn because of exposed areas. It's art because it was crafted with hands and tools. These images can be art alone with 1 change.

You decide what you draw and what those images show. There is a market for that. There has always been a market for that.
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iDerzz Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nudity has been around for ages and there have been many paintings and statues that depicted sexual scenes.I remember going to an art museum and seeing artwork that at any other time would be seen as too mature.
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doct1400 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Slug is awesome.  I dont' care if it's art or not it's sheer unadulterated awesome.
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Nekosami13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
your shit is art! and i love it just i don't buy sadly because of money :( keep it up Slugbox! X3
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IndigoMystiere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Forget what others think, just draw what you want.
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mattwilson83 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellently well said. 
I've considered that myself. I try to better myself, and make  adult stuff as the best I can as people demand it and want it. People say that comics (what I mainly do) are not art, have done for a long time, yet, some do, and heck, even have cover 'art' framed and hanged.

So i agree, it's a matter of persepctive on what is and isn't art. To me, it's either 'good' or 'badly' drawn.
TO me, comics aren't art, they're entertainment vessels, with (hopefully) 'quality' drawn pictures that tell an interesting story.

We're called artists, when all we really are, are entertainers.

Either way, I enjoy your work, porn, art, or entertainment. :)
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fastbreak333 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Did somebody leave you a nasty message saying your art is obscene or that you're not a real artist? Or did this mini-essay just popped into your head?
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Emisaurx382 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you say it's art, it's art….
If someone else says it's art, It's also art.
Tracey Emin Stuck her unmade bed which she's had sex in, in the middle of the Tate Modern and called it art
Duchamp stuck a urinal with his signature in the middle of a gallery and others called it art...therefore it is art
In fact Duchamp actually did that to take the piss out the fact that he thought what people were calling 'art' was getting ridiculous
If only he knew what he started 
It's all personal opinion and there's nothing you can do about that.
Even if you don't personally call it art, no doubt someone out there will call it that… and then it is
Simple as :) 
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Mishai Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe ok now bit stop and think...here is a MATURE content mark...ehm:) ehm:) ehm:)
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NoriNatsu Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Besides its not like you havn't been on my Mus have commission list for years now lol
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shimoyaki Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
dat gif!!
slug man you are awesome. plain and simple

i 1st read this on tumblr but this gif just killed me... (might have something to do with lack of sleep and its 3am.. again???)
anyway idk you are awesome also and everything can be considered art.. my brain has too little power to worry about all that stuff...

just know you are awesome and i am so glad i found your stuff
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NoriNatsu Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, 
even tho I am Beholding Tits and Ass I find them Beautiful
and I want to buy some out of you, you wonderful whore you!
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Amazing Point :nod:
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erderti Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
for me, art is defined as the action the artist does while making the piece, and not the piece itself. Art depends on how much fun the artist has with it, not the result.
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Magnetic--Blue Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're for sure making "art", even if it's created for porn at times. Now "Rap Artist" aren't artist, they can be an artist but rapping isn't art, at most it's singing or at least rhythmic speaking lol. Even if they say well we write lyrics, well then they're Rappers and writers. Artist is a term that gets tossed around wayyyy to much, which is bad IMO. Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, not Jay Z for rapping 'big pimpin' lol. I say accept what you do as art, you're a very good artist,  not everyone can draw/color/create as well as you. Accept it, accept your title, it's your fate! -he said with a thunderous voice- o.o 
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bchart Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you missed the whole point of the journal.
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Magnetic--Blue Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was commenting on "Because I don’t even think it’s art to begin with, and I’m the fuck who drew it! ", I was saying he should accept his work as art because it's closer to art than some rapper singing about killing people because they're in his hood and claiming that as art. So what I commented on was on point with the statement. Wasn't intended to ruffle feathers or to invoke some troll to get offended because I don't lump DMX songs in with greek sculptures. 
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Rhuni Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm it's a bit of a blur there. I mean Eminem raps about some really deep stuff, I think if it has some sort of meaning behind it, it is art.

If it has no meaning and you drew it, it is an illustration.
If you wrote it, it's just a text piece.
If you sung it or rapped it, it's music.

If it has love and passion in it, it's art.

That's just my opinion.
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Magnetic--Blue Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Then under that view nearly everything is art, then what's special about the word. So writers are artists, singers are artists, cooks are artists, so if I wrote and said "sipping bottles while I lay back, watchin sellouts dance you know this OG don't play that..." I'm an artist now?! Lol... Look out Frank Cho, Justin Bieber is going down as one of the most famous artists ever. o.o 
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Meozu Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
they said love and passion behind something makes it art
not everything ever created is art
and Yes saying that cooks, writers, musicians and artists are all equal artists is true
If there is real passion and love put behind something then I think that is what makes it art
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Magnetic--Blue Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok ok I'm wrong, looked up art and artist on webster dictionary, art is just a practice and learned skill and artist is someone doing said learned process, so this pretty much covers EVERYTHING, plumbers, handwriting,  typing, brushing your teeth, ufc fighters, police, judges, paris hilton, meth addicts, athletes, speaking, just everything. When you fold your clothes, when you walk your performing art. We're all artist for everything, like the 2nd to 4th definitions follow my belief a little more but I had a foolish view of it, it's not special, guess I'll have to make up my own word for it lol. We live in the perfect time for making up words anyways. But still this guys an artist, artist for writing his journal,  turning on his computer. Can't believe I'm this old and put any stock into those words. Live and learn. o.o 
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Huh... fair enough then, and that gif... that's something happening there alright...
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michaelaquino000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
its your skills thats what I really like, and sometimes the concept, and humor... and well a lot of stuff so just keep doing what your doing man :D
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Zombieartz Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
So, what's with the animation of an Ampharos pulling a Mareep's tail?
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
It all comes to individual opinions - everybody has their own views of what's art and what's not art. Take me for example. I'm a surrealist so I find Salvador Dali's and Joan Miro's art very beautiful, but realism art make me *yawn*. That  said, I love all your Cteno and Pokemon art. Here's a petite Goodra boy for you as a gift for all your adorable art. k4nk4n.deviantart.com/art/Anth…
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KingBoro Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there are multiple definitions of art.
 some people think art is creative work with deep meaning behind it while the other is simply a creative drawing
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G-R-I-M-M-W-O-L-F Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You have much to teach us...
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Sinnipop Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do people give you a hard time because you're an incredibly good artist and you view it all as such? If so --

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Lmao. jus' wow.
if not, why-.
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chrislea Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
You make something beautiful and you work hard at it.  You earn every single dollar you make doing this, no matter what some jealous strangers say.

The body is a beautiful thing.  If it's okay to draw people with giant heads and eyes, then it's okay to draw people with giant boobs and tentacles.  And it IS art.  If a statue of a guy jacking off can sell for millions of dollars at an art auction (and I say that with complete respect for Murakami), then anything can be art.

I love what you draw and how you draw it.  It's lighthearted and it celebrates the female form.  Your girls aren't victims being punished.  They're playful and proud of their unusual bodies.  Your cute, smutty drawings make me feel better about myself than beauty magazines and moral police telling me to cover my ass and buy their lingerie.  I know that's not the point, but that's the effect it has on me, and that's why I'm your fan.
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Emisaurx382 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last paragraph speaks to me XD
I wonder how many other girls feel this way??
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Rhuni Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg that last paragraph reads true.
IT's TOO TRUE.
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Halfwiccan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Wow, that gif goes so well with the Hell March...
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This just put my mind in the "Full of fuck." zone... But I like your style and the T n' A isn't bad either.
So regardless of whether or not it's "Art." I like it! :)
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LoliBearu Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG YOU ARE BRINGING DOWN THE VALUE OF ART BY HAVING A STYLE AND DRAWING SUBJECT MATTER I DO NOT LIKE!!!!!!!!! STOP IMMEDIATELY 

people are silly
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gooey-dog Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
My friend told me something once that I still think about when viewing others' work:
Not all porn is art, and not all art is porn. Art can be pornographic, and pornography can be artistic. It depends on your individual perspective, as you said. I would argue, though, that there is a definitive line when it comes to media, but if you don't like it, don't look. 
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Tiiria Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Digital Artist
I totally agree with the "not all porn is art and not all art is porn" thing. Some people don't seem to get it. Just one or the other to them.
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gooey-dog Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Yeah, definitely. And often the people who divide the two down the middle don't realize that most of art history is based on sexual interaction, especially concerning ancient Roman artworks. 
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