T O P

Thought I’d share my latest painting of the endangered whale shark, ‘Resurgam’.

Thought I’d share my latest painting of the endangered whale shark, ‘Resurgam’.

sturmey

I like how if you look a it upside down it looks like the whale is doing an awesome flip at sunrise.


AaronPDinger

Flipped my phone to test. Was not disappointed.


[deleted]

Flipped my TV. Was not disappointed.


joonhosung

Flipped myself. Was not disappointed.


raphaelc101

Flipped. Disappoint.


monstroCT

Flipped my house. Was not disappointed.


concretepants

In this market ya I bet.


Crosgaard

Went to Australia. Was not disappointed.


SpankThuMonkey

Flipped my phone. Image automatically flipped back upright. Was definitely disappointed 😞


cleanorangesantra

Flipped myself to check. Wasn’t disappointed. The neck hurts though.


Meerkat_Mayhem_

Confirmed. Looks cool upside down but I flipped backward and busted my glass coffee table. Totally worth it


secondhandsisters

It also kind of looks like he’s being abducted by a UFO. “Beam me up, sharky”


Platypussy87

It's not a whale, it's a shark!


deacon76

Beautiful painting. My son is currently finishing his scuba certification before heading off to college for marine biology (focus on sharks). We just yesterday bought him the whale shark scuba experience at the Georgia aquarium! The timing of this post makes me feel like good things are coming. Here’s to doing everything possible to get all shark numbers back to where they should be! Beautiful work!


tatakatakashi

Okay, Reddit. Don’t do the thing.


DeezyLoco

It’s already done


outerdrive313

And this is why everyone ever makes fun of reddit.


inconvenientnews

Long list of Reddit double standards hypocrisy on **men posing with their artwork**: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/nbc93w/thought_id_share_my_latest_painting_of_the/gxywdso/ >And this is why everyone ever makes fun of reddit. More reasons and hypocrisy from 👌 subreddits like dankmemes, actualpublicfreakouts, trueoffmychest, JoeRogan, u TheAtheistArab87 / mvpeast / wod979 / other alts: * Caring about women's sports when it's to try to drive a wedge on LGBT https://www.reddit.com/r/AreTheStraightsOK/comments/lz7nv3/the_super_straight_movement_is_part_of_literal/ * Caring about LGBT if it's about Muslims * Caring about Muslims if it's about China * Suddenly caring about racism against Asians to push as many "minorities behaving badly" videos as possible to rile up reactions to minorities (https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/ljjdhv/rjoerogan_suddenly_cares_a_lot_about_racism/gndprju/) even though they still make fun of Asians and are still riling up racism against Asians (https://www.reddit.com/r/RacismAgainstAsians/comments/m8bi2z/steven_crowder_political_commentator_known_for/)  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄ * "Save the children" and child abuse [mostly by Republicans](https://www.reddit.com/r/ShitPoppinKreamSays/comments/980slo/gop_sex_child_sex_abuse_list/) (Not on the list: [Republican Matt Gaetz whose Cuban houseboy "helper" "adopted son" was 12 years old when "adopted" and when Matt Gaetz was 18 his ex was 12 years old when her brother (this houseboy "helper" "adopted son") was born](https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/mcqhqz/utheclumsy1_summarizes_the_two_possibilities_of/)) * "[Cancel culture!](https://www.reddit.com/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/iowh8a/conservatives_when_claiming_liberals_are_easily/)" and "[~~California~~ Texas triggered sensitive snowflakes!](https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/llci05/outrage_in_radviceanimals_at_a_meme_mocking_texas/gnpds8k/?context=3)" * "Pro-life" but against children's health programs and parroting Texas hurt feelings talking points about California [despite all the statistics showing California's superiority on "life" and children](https://www.reddit.com/r/JoeRogan/comments/m1dt10/city_of_austin_will_defy_texas_governor_and_keep/gqf10ib/?context=3) * siding with billionaires, bullies, the powerful, police abuse by the state and government overreach (https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/mywpmu/ready_for_the_pop_here_comes_the_pop_cops_laugh/gvze1up/) which they claim they need guns for but crying about a "police state" because of wearing masks to protect others and save lives, "law and order" when it applies to the poor and disenfranchised but not to white collar crimes or consequences for their actions * "politically correct" "culture war" like [censoring Kaepernick](https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/colin-kaepernick-nfl.html) or "Freedom Fries" or [Dixie Chicks, or Nike, Starbucks, the NFL, Ford, Gillette, Netflix, Amazon, Hamilton, Nordstrom, K-Cup machines, Yeti, movies, videogames, the press, SNL, award shows, ...they literally tried canceling democracy](https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/ldec9w/examples_of_republicans_projecting_their_cancel/) * Flag protocol! not on camouflage flag bikinis or thin blue line truck nuts but only [selective outrage at those football games that protest police abuse](https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/colin-kaepernick-nfl.html) * "free speech" * "safe space" * "[victimhood complex](https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/na7zs9/ucadbunny87_laments_being_associated_with/)" * "personal accountability" * "law and order" * "silent majority" * "big government" * "wasteful spending" * "welfare queens" and subsidies * "moving goal posts" * "control the narrative" * "too much tribalism" and "politics shouldn't be sports teams" * "cry more" * "pandering" * "outrage culture" * "virtue signalling" * "[identity politics](https://www.reddit.com/r/JoeRogan/comments/m1izsz/activist_milo_yiannopoulos_is_now_exgay/gqdx1s6/)" * Using "token minority" [Andy Ngo](https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/m088vl/extensive_examples_of_conservative_influencer/), [Ian Miles Cheong](https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/m0gx12/you_can_still_breathe_idiot/), Lee Fang, Wesley Yang, Candace Owens, [Dave Rubin](https://www.reddit.com/r/JoeRogan/comments/m33qvp/dave_rubin_admits_that_the_reason_he_hasnt_left/gqmr2pd/), [Milo Yiannopouloss](https://www.reddit.com/r/ToiletPaperUSA/comments/ln1g0c/milo_yiannopouloss_emails_a_cache_of_documents/), [Ben Shapiro](https://www.reddit.com/r/ToiletPaperUSA/comments/ln1sif/turning_point_usa_and_young_americas_foundation/) to "push the narrative" even though they're only doing it as bad faith grifters * "Libertarian" Ben Shapiro riling up support for monarchy and Prince Phillip "simply because a monarchy was accused of racism and racism must be defended at all costs" https://www.reddit.com/r/JoeRogan/comments/m0k6g0/when_was_ben_shapiro_pro_monarchy/?sort=top * "Libertarian" Joe Rogan stans "frothing" about transgender student athletes and parroting Fox News talking points about "a small, inconsequential and vulnerable part of society" https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/n9bn2x/uforgottencalipers_explains_the_hypocrisy_of/ * "unpopular opinions" by r/AsABlackMan with "as a cool LGBTQ, I'm sick of pro-LGBTQ things like you are," "as a black man, injustices and abuse in America shouldn't be discussed as much," "AS A FEMALE," "as a Chinese, dogwhistling racism about China is okay because we're bad" with more than 10,000 upvotes from white men on *r unpopularopinions* or *r trueoffmychest* * "Whatever you do don't read *r politics*" * *r news* downvoting actual top news and upvoting Fox News stories like a local crime story in a blue state preferably California preferably involving a mugshot of a black person, a bad transgender made all transgender look bad, a veteran in a red state won the lottery/found a jewel at a Chick-fil-a, gun fantasies of someone using a gun in one of their dream burglar scenarios and not all the shootings of family members and suicides in America, even though *r news* bans "political" news, but Fox News stories with an agenda are not "political" * *r mapporn* and *r dataisbeautiful*: pushing any racial maps and racial data or obsessions with 👌 reclaiming Prussia and Rhodesia 👌 * *r mapporn* and *r dataisbeautiful*: selectively care whether the map is truly "porn" or the data is truly "beautiful" on inconvenient political posts showing how deadly the pandemic is or if red states look bad * "We're inconsistently outraged by the slam verb choice or passive voice grammar used in the article headline if it's a post that goes against the narrative and this shows all journalists have evil intent against traditional values and western civilization because we can't argue anything else and even though journalists don't choose the headlines, but we approve of the passive voice for police shootings https://www.reddit.com/r/linguistics/comments/hy2z03/the_curious_grammar_of_police_shootings_when/ * "I hate Trump as much as the next guy but can we not be exposed to politics" because of these conservative talking points that support Trump from an account that is always going on about politics * "I'm normally pretty leftist but" here are conservative billionaire talking points about today's culture war being pushed by Fox News and right "influencers" on Twitter, like Mike Cernovich, [Steven Crowder](https://www.reddit.com/r/RacismAgainstAsians/comments/m8bi2z/steven_crowder_political_commentator_known_for/), Tim Pool, [Andy Ngo](https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/m088vl/extensive_examples_of_conservative_influencer/), [Ian Miles Cheong](https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/m0gx12/you_can_still_breathe_idiot/), Wesley Yang, Candace Owens, [Dave Rubin](https://www.reddit.com/r/JoeRogan/comments/m33qvp/dave_rubin_admits_that_the_reason_he_hasnt_left/gqmr2pd/), [Milo Yiannopouloss](https://www.reddit.com/r/ToiletPaperUSA/comments/ln1g0c/milo_yiannopouloss_emails_a_cache_of_documents/), [Ben Shapiro](https://www.reddit.com/r/ToiletPaperUSA/comments/ln1sif/turning_point_usa_and_young_americas_foundation/), Fox News, the Mercer billionaires, the Koch billionaires, PragerU * "I suddenly don't care about environmental issues, corporate corruption, civil rights and I'm voting for Trump/Republicans now even though I was a liberal/communist Democrat" because of a single controversy like a Disney movie or [Joe Rogan pushing Texas talking points](https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/iwvunm/the_joe_rogan_experience_is_now_experiencing_the/g63iuvu/), but also these conservative talking points that show I never actually supported Democrats * "hold the line brother" "mask off" cringe [recruiting tactics](https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/m1vcmk/rsuperstraight_has_been_banned_discuss_this/gqgkmyp/?context=3) * "red pill" adults cosplaying as "based" teenagers ["hiding their power level"](https://medium.com/@DeoTasDevil/the-rhetoric-tricks-traps-and-tactics-of-white-nationalism-b0bca3caeb84) in *r politicalcompassmemes* and edgy "fellow youths amirite" meme subreddits like *r dankmemes* >Hello Fellow Teenagers, Here Are Some Political Maymays For Your Perusal, With No Intention Or Agenda To Shape And Mold Your Tender Political Belief System >-[signed, An Actual Teenager, No Really](https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/k3couc/a_meme_about_radicalization_is_posted/ge2jmz7/?context=3)


bamisdead

> Suddenly caring about racism against Asians to push as many "minorities behaving badly" videos as possible to rile up reactions to minorities This one is especially egregious in subs like PublicFreakout. At one point they had purged most of their bigot members and it was back to being a normal sub, but the last couple of months the racists have returned in large numbers ... and you've noted exactly how.


justavault

Yeah look at her post history, she posted the same painting in multiple subs, in other subs the painting alone is posted and it doesn't even get a tenth of the same attention as with her in the same picture. Man, simps be simping always. And most are not aware that's what they do.


NotABadDriver

On the real though I checked post history because of your comment and she is really talented. Some of those pieces are really nice. Wish I was that good at anything


BOBOnobobo

Practice. Find something you like and start small, an hour a week or so. And then increase until eventually you get pretty good. That's it, it's just as simple as that, not necessarily easy, but fairly simple.


Dnpc

This reminds me of something that one of my friends always says. He is an incredibly talented violinist/composer etc. People always say things like "you are so lucky to be so good" and his response is something along the lines of "it's not luck it's practice."


NotABadDriver

Have a new hobby I'm doing just that with! Hopefully a new venture to enjoy for years to come


CrabbitJambo

I follow Sophie on Twitter. Her work is incredible!


TTownmike

I think you need to account for the size and activity of the sub where she is getting the votes. When you look through her post history it seems the posts with smaller upvotes are in smaller subreddits. r/pics is a large subreddit and is frequently on the front page where r/originalpainting and r/sharks does not get as many eye balls. Either way she is talented and deserves so praise for her work.


waffelfestung

Those subs are much smaller... she posted it on painting both with and without, and she got approximately the same


FJWagg

Did you go look at her post history? Yes this one is high but mostly she posts the picture alone. Humanizing the art with a face, pretty or not, makes it more interesting and adds reality to the work. More people are going to upvote it. The detail of her work is off the chart IMO. Everyone should go look at her other work.


sophiestrails

You’re the best ♥️


Singular-cat-lady

Per this *male* artist that received 35k upvotes posing with his art, [it allows you to compare art with reality](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/n6ysbj/ive_made_this_one_using_only_threads_and_nails/gxbczxz?context=1). Not everything involving a woman comes down to simping. [Edit] [Here's several dozen more examples](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/nbc93w/thought_id_share_my_latest_painting_of_the/gxywdso).


OkRecording1299

I really think it makes it more real, seeing the artist behind the art. I'll be honest I never really follow art on social media that much because every painting is just more beautiful than the next and I'm just left with thoughts of 'why can't I be this good' and I don't really focus on the art that much, but seeing the person who made it posing next to it just feels different. I'd like to think that's why people posing with their creations get more attention, not just because people are horny. It's nice to see the brain behind the art


[deleted]

[удалено]


blastoffmeboi

That’s exactly something a simp would say!Someone get this man!


C0UNT3RP01NT

Reddit definitely likes seeing pretty girls next to some impressive piece of art. It’s literal clockwork.


Respectable_Answer

Like you wind it up and hear it ticking?


LoonAtticRakuro

>Reddit definitely likes seeing pretty girls For sure. For sure.


obadetona

I don't think it's simping. People are just more likely to upvote when the artist is in the picture. We see the same with men.


cantspellawesome

I like to upvote when the artist is in the picture because it makes me feel more confident it isn’t some repost for karma. Sure, I could do my own research, look through comments for the call outs, but it feels fine when an artist poses with their work too.


DudesworthMannington

Step 1: Be attractive Step 2: Don't be not attractive


duaneap

That old dude who posts here a lot that does the psychedelic pictures wouldn’t *really* fall into that category and he’s super popular and always in the photos.


pvsa

Damn I couldn't even get to step 1


AStanHasNoName

I got step 1 down but can’t seem to master step 2


scottyLogJobs

... Benedict Cumberbatch?


IMJONEZZ

Bumblebee Cabbagepatch?


Toepipe_Jackson

Benadryl Cumbersomeparsnip?


metalhead4

Maybe it's Maybelline


Luceon

Bullshit. Theres a fuckton of average looking dudes getting mass upvotes by posing alongside their art.


jayhanski

Why are you upset by what she does or the people who upvote her? You know upvotes aren’t worth any money or anything right


outerdrive313

Because reddit hates women and wants to fuck them at the same time.


jayhanski

the duality of man


TheNaysHaveIt

Shout out to Christina Applegate


Veto353

Do you even listen to Waka Flocka?


IdunnoLXG

I did. Now I'm screaming Riverdale everywhere I go


SmellyGallBladder

Bird up


3-DMan

Zhu Li?!


Lereas

What, like /r/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG/ ?


stompy33

It’s really sad that when a beautiful woman does anything on Reddit, it is going to go a terrible direction. Beautiful work, OP. I wish I was close to this talented


Cant_Do_This12

You just did it.


xerxerxex

I hate that Whale Sharks are endangered.


last_to_shred228

I hate that this is how I found out they are endangered


Doubledeesbongmilk

I hate that anything is endangered


zebediah49

Biting insects are allowed -- *encouraged* -- to be endangered. Especially ones that carry diseases.


i_dont_shine

My three year old loves whale sharks. I hope he grows up in a world where they still exist.


FurryTrapDomiLolicon

I hope so too


Siberianhusky89

That's actually really well painted. The surface of the water is really detailed, not to mention the shark it's self. It almost looks completely lifelike.


sophiestrails

Thank you so much 🙏🏻🙏🏻


aliensarenowhere

My brain: don't do it, don't do it, don't you fuckin do it. Me: WHALE THATS GOOD ART.


sophiestrails

😂😂


jskoker

It's overwhalemingly good.


error0800

OK, before you start to write "those" comments, go through these posts, maybe it will help you to recognise your biases. https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kp4wyu/one_painting_every_saturday_of_2021_this_is_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/bo40xr/my_dads_72_yo_and_has_been_painting_since_he_was/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ba96ig/my_husband_with_his_latest_painting_ive_waited_13/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gk9709/this_is_actually_a_painting/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/b5n20g/my_brothers_attempt_at_a_bob_ross_style_painting/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/e99e8x/i_added_star_wars_to_this_5_thrift_store_painting/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/knx6p8/finished_my_last_painting_of_2020_in_my_new/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/iu1d7x/my_dad_spent_80_hours_working_on_this_painting/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/h7rv0g/first_oil_painting_ive_done_that_i_thought_was/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/haew47/first_time_posing_with_my_art_just_finished/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/g010qa/extra_painting_time_during_quarantine/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/harvk3/a_large_painting_i_am_working_on_and_would_like/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fhedjz/an_acrylic_painting_i_recently_finished_hope_you/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jch1vc/me_and_my_recent_painting_of_a_couple_walking_in/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/l9tfbe/a_painting_every_weekend_of_2021_lost_my_glasses/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lc6eiv/i_picked_up_painting_in_2018_and_this_is_my_first/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lbrylo/an_oil_painting_i_did_me_for_size_36x_48/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/l8s5yp/me_and_my_painting_of_the_forest_and_as_always_in/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/loa6b7/my_dad_lost_his_business_due_to_covid_but_at/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ktqtya/one_painting_every_saturday_of_2021_i_love/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kfy5mc/this_is_my_recent_painting_of_the_wonderful/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/iwgzlr/just_finished_a_new_mural_i_was_told_i_get_more/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/i8bh83/are_we_still_doing_painting_pics/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/feohfg/first_attempt_at_a_bob_ross_painting/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gqba5h/my_dad_hasnt_had_time_to_follow_his_passion_for/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/finqew/im_a_colorblind_artist_when_painting_just_for_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gdblif/new_work_i_want_to_share_with_you_all_art_must_go/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/elhhk0/he_spent_5_months_carving_this_art_piece/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/flz2g2/quarantine_means_more_time_for_art_heres_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/k5dkjm/celebrating_6_years_in_my_art_studio_space_as_a/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hbl6b5/i_always_see_posts_of_people_holding_up_their_art/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kmig0b/my_art_and_my_rat/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/mjz4ci/almost_gave_up_art_but_managed_to_get_my_work_in/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/mrih7r/just_quit_my_job_to_do_art_full_time/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/mlphvf/i_make_art/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kyiy18/spongebob_metal_art_i_made_with_my_welder_in_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kuvvah/here_is_one_of_my_dads_paintings_again_he_does/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hb3odm/i_painted_danny_devito_nude_resting_on_a_giant/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hopca9/one_of_my_latest_creations_nearly_finished/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/mlbm0z/a_large_work_i_recently_finished_glad_to_share_it/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fgd86r/just_finished_my_latest_pencil_drawing_exhausted/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/i7d48r/finally_i_finished_this_single_line_abstract/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kbbple/ive_finished_an_origami_samurai_and_im_very_proud/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/l3hixd/3rd_commission_of_the_year_finished_and_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/flz2g2/quarantine_means_more_time_for_art_heres_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lpmz1f/my_schitts_creek_chalk_drawing/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gwwtl4/my_first_charcoal_drawing_and_im_quite_pleased/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/emrtfp/the_largest_drawing_ive_ever_done_and_i_its_about/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fgf99a/im_a_colorblind_artist_when_painting_just_for_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jykyrx/i_have_no_idea_what_im_doing_but_i_just_quit_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gibq11/when_youre_an_artist_and_you_get_bored_during/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/k37hmj/my_young_cousin_is_a_proper_artist/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/i9ja4y/a_brain_tumour_left_me_legally_blind_but_now_im/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/f1qfva/hello_reddit_just_want_to_share_my_latest_work/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kiex0o/my_latest_piece_so_happy_with_it/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/i1cqaz/i_paint_stuff/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gdpqgx/my_dad_hasnt_painted_in_over_30_yrs_now_that_hes/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/huyec1/finally_got_my_hands_on_a_physical_copy_of_a/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jcau3p/me_and_my_very_first_colored_portrait_made_from/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hu1yum/me_with_a_glass_bowl_that_i_made_its_composed_of/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kpcukp/my_dad_made_a_sculpture/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hx7b06/rebirth_burning_phoenix_artwork_i_made/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hravqy/self_portrait_i_made_during_the_quarantine/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/h79jnd/never_had_my_artwork_printed_before_girlfriend/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/g8ln9d/quarantine_days_advantages_i_drew_hokusais_the/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/enbnij/just_drew_this_self_portrait_in_24_hours_straight/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/emgo7j/i_drew_a_happy_couple_in_charcoal_pretty_happy/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lkr109/i_drew_my_grandma_life_sized_in_colored_pencil/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/k2xtnu/after_bushfires_quarantine_and_957_hours_of/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fbl92y/i_finally_achieved_my_dream_of_selfpublishing_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jx48mu/my_husband_achieved_his_dream_this_year_becoming/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/j4zh1t/my_dad_a_retired_salesman_pursued_his_dream_and/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fb7yaz/i_just_published_my_first_book/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/myzi7z/almost_a_year_ago_i_replied_to_a_reddit_prompt/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/isk83p/new_work_completed_have_a_great_week_everyone/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/l0k3x3/my_most_recent_work/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/i760uw/excited_with_my_new_work_and_i_want_to_share_with/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/k6tqlv/with_this_work_i_open_a_series_of_christmas/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lqixee/brand_new_work_i_want_to_share_with_you_all_using/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gnbwie/another_work_i_want_to_share_with_you_all/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fyrlz8/my_dad_wanted_me_to_share_this_dog_house_he_built/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lrz1rx/sold_my_first_prints_just_wanted_to_share_one_love/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/je2mjo/the_diptych_is_finally_completed_im_so_happy_with/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kwzb7i/covid_boredom_got_me_trying_my_hand_at_carving/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hvmbyo/today_i_achieved_my_dream_of_having_my/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ffujk9/hello_reddit_my_new_creation_exploring_other/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/j36j3b/my_pasta_portrait_of_gordon_ramsay/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/itesxd/i_add_star_wars_to_thrift_store_paintings/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gbasoi/heres_me_posing_with_most_of_my_quarantine/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/mu3kk1/happy_and_proud_of_my_last_2_paintings_different/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/cdhgfm/hi_guys_its_me_again_my_father_just_finished/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ec8zzp/i_recently_posted_a_painting_that_my_80yr_old/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/dmznkv/i_wanted_to_show_off_my_first_commissioned_work/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/cdhgfm/hi_guys_its_me_again_my_father_just_finished/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/dml7pm/i_started_drawing_a_year_ago_and_have_practiced/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/e2gfw9/1_year_ago_i_finished_this_70_inch_treehouse/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/cf95z8/posing_in_front_of_my_finished_mural/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/a2vm18/me_and_my_drawing_of_frank_ocean_after_60_hours/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/9n9nmh/proud_to_be_finished_with_this_pencil_drawing/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ar9vph/learning_to_paint_helped_get_me_off/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/d27b4z/finished_another_drawing_for_my_series_centred/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/cbq2i4/first_time_showing_my_art_publicly_i_have_no_idea/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/9lps9g/my_husband_entered_his_first_art_competition_and/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/d6chm6/my_dad_the_artist_after_becoming_burnt_out_as_a/ https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/mymxbm/me_with_my_bob_ross_inspired_painting_from_a/?sort=top https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/emqfy9/won_my_city_photo_contest/


IRLpowerranger

Damn, at first I thought you were sharing like 5 examples but the list just kept scrolling


Odevlin555

It took me about 5 hours just to reach your comment


IRLpowerranger

Was it worth it


BellyOfTheSarlacc

let me work it


Stoneheart7

I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it


beansmcgavin

Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gnaht ym tup I, Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gnaht ym tup I


KGLcrew

So THAT’S what she’s saying! Never knew, always wondered, never looked it up


Odevlin555

It definitely was


jayhanski

Damn, had that shit locked and loaded


alex891011

Because without fail every single time a woman posts herself with her art the comment section spergs the fuck out. Which literally almost never happens with men.


LeatherHog

That Frankie guy is the perfect example People turned on him after it became obnoxious, but an autistic woman posting like he did would’ve been ripped apart the first post


CarpeMofo

I blocked his posts as soon as I started seeing them pop up.


Bloody_Flo

Yeah I went directly to controversial in some of those and they're not shitting on the guy for including himself in the picture. But go to controversial here and surprise, there's a bunch of those types of comments.


DrJohanzaKafuhu

>Yeah I went directly to controversial in some of those and they're not shitting on the guy for including himself in the picture. But go to controversial here and surprise, there's a bunch of those types of comments. Probably because of [this meme](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/photographing-something-you-want-to-show-everyone), with a dash of incel and a sprinkling of [confirmational bias.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias)


Bloody_Flo

The meme you linked to is literally in a comment on this post lol.


[deleted]

[удалено]


brian_storm_art

Unattractive artists with attractive art still get a lotta love


justcougit

A lot of men hate that attractive women exist and could be happy/know that they're attractive because those men ar ugly and sad about it.


ScruffyAF

From what I've seen it's usually people who point out stuff like "oh the simps will upvote and award this because of the GIRL" who are all the more likely to do the same thing. Normal people just look at the art, say cool, and move on with their day. I've never bothered focusing on the person next to the artwork unless the title specifically says something about them. If you're just posing with your picture, you're about as insignificant in my perspective as an ant next to a Redwood tree.


heyjunior

"spergs".. Can we not say shit like this


sam_hammich

Can you please not come to the defense of one vulnerable class by putting down another?


alex891011

You’re right. Sorry


hemorrhagicfever

I saw a woman in a photo with a painting and thought about commenting.... About how I knew the comment section would be a shit show of man-children who are angry or being pervs. But I didn't. Tell now.


brad__staple721

He’s been preparing for this moment his entire life


elfthehunter

Thank you. It even helps people like me who didn't even realize I suffered from the same bias. Always thought the idea made sense, never judged women for it - much less criticize them publicly YIKES, but still, probably because it's brought up all the time, and my own male gaze, there's no denying that bias was there under the surface. Before this post I would have easily wagered that there weren't many men who pose with their paintings, and I was dead wrong. Thank you for highlighting it. Keep up the good work.


ParlorSoldier

Thanks for being able to say “ah yeah shit, you got me” without it being a big deal.


elfthehunter

Something we all share as humans, is that we make mistakes and can be wrong from time to time. Realizing it allows us to correct it.


En-tro-py

“Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing.”


num1eraser

Good for you. Being able take in new information and actually change your mind is hard to do and harder to admit.


Blewbe

Hey, good for you! You learned a thing about yourself!


Emmx2039

Thanks for commenting this. We get *way* too many who don't realise this for themselves.


Cloaked42m

I'm happy with knowing that my wife should start posing with her own pictures to get more visibility for her art. :) (not because she's a woman, but as the links attest to, the posts get more upvotes if the artist is also in the picture)


CatastropheWife

It also makes it harder to steal and repost the artwork, a watermark can be cropped out, but it’s more obvious when you try to crop out a whole person and the canvas is angled slightly


Lumber-Jacked

Yeah something about it being a real person you can see than a faceless person. Maybe makes it seem more authentic?


trojan25nz

A picture is worth a thousand words A picture of a person with their picture is worth a thousand words + how ever many words a person can say It’s fundamentally cheating


gas_station_jax

Thank you for this. I love how long the list is for the sole reason that it nearly *forces* people to take notice and (hopefully) realize how much of a real problem this is for women that post their art. 👏👏


TeisTom

I appluad your dedication to link them all and surprised I went through the majority. There is some amazing artwork linked in this comment.


xxavierx

Came to say this. I’m more impressed at their effort to collect the links. It was way more than I anticipated but holy crap are some of them amazing artists.


Jackpot777

Don't forget: you have the option to save links you want to with a category name, makes them easier to find them in order to add to the original, and you can edit original copy / copy contents / paste those contents into a new post (to keep all the formatting and links). It really helps for occasions like this.


iampakman

Agreed, I'm really happy this was posted.


Cool_Cat_Loves_You

It's almost like the people who make those comments have unhealthy perspectives about women or something Edit: and watch way too much porn if they can't see a picture of a woman without immediately sexualizing them


pembyemp

Wonder if this will also help them recognize their bias around needing women to provide disproportionate amounts of proof to support our claims, even when it comes to something we all know is true. We prefer to also see who created the art.


FetchMeMyLongsword

Morgan Freeman narrator voice: It didn't.


RigasTelRuun

Why is it always humans from Earth who paint these.


sophiestrails

THANK YOU!


EveAndTheSnake

You should save this and link back for next time! Man some people are salty. On topic though, I love the painting! I love the framing and the light with so much darkness around it—perfect. I keep meaning to go back to painting but I’m so out of practice (I was never very good but I took some classes). You know how it is though, there’s never enough time with all the Reddit posts that need browsing and Netflix that needs watching. Do you ever get days when you have to force yourself to be disciplined or go back to a painting? Or are you just in it until it’s done?


bigpapajon

You rock the flannel hard! I love the painting!


Diet_Coke

Hahaha I am saving this. You're doing the lord's work


sophiestrails

😆😆👌🏼👌🏼


spottedbutts

I want to upvote this a zillion times...


pavlovachinquapin

Absolutely excellent human-ing, great work


dickbutt_md

Damn, all these dudes are such whores. 😆


idealcastle

This should definitely be a turning point for this sub. Some how we need to pin this for everyone to see.


Flyberius

Thanks for doing all the legwork on this. Sad little chuds on this website get so wound up by women simply existing. My advice to them would be to get the fuck off the internet and go interact with people.


Astro_Lord

Fucking THANK you. People don’t realize when they comment about “Reddit doing its thing” they are actually ADDING to the harassment and sexism that the artist is facing, not helping her or siding with her. It pisses me off every time


RayA11

I mean, tbf, I never think these are upvoted because the artists are attractive women. I do feel bad that they’re probs going to get a lot more “now nudes pls” comments compared to some of the dudes who post their paintings with them in the picture.


Woperelli87

Fucking owned the incel commenters lol


FrizbeeeJon

Way to go!


b_m_hart

LOL, definitely premeditated murder. :)


diiejso

There’s also r/picsofmenwiththings but it’s mostly dead because people don’t get all upset when it’s a male in the photo.


BrownSugarBare

I effing love this! The Art Angel of Reddit, right here. Some of these are absolutely unbelievable!


iampakman

Thanks for posting this, some of those are incredible and most I had never seen before. The banana painting is amazing and I want to hang it in my kitchen lol


[deleted]

[удалено]


donttrustmeokay

God damn thats a lot of work! Updooted


cliffhangingma

You are my hero of the day for sharing this *anthology* of examples of how men are just allowed to exist without comment, a *privilege* not afforded to women...


barrelsofmeat

Fun fact, "resurgam" is "magruser" backwards.


takuache_beaner

every 60 seconds in africa a minute passes


notgoneyet

Makes u think


ClamChowder6

We really do be livin in a society sometimes


ndefontenay

The wisest thing I ever heard.


Mumbles_Stiltskin

100% of people exposed to dihydrogen monoxide will die.


mhandschuh

100% of people will die.


jasperfilofax

Whale hello there


Randlandian

General Whalobi.


letmegetmynameok

Generwahl kenobi


Randlandian

Oh yeah much better


TobiWan54

A surprise to be shoal, but a whalecome one. (Idk man, I tried)


TQRS797

cant wait to see this comment section locked


-mihul-

Cool I love the lighting of this, it’s eerie but also calming at the same time


sophiestrails

Thank you so much! :)


-mihul-

You are welcome, have any plans for for next painting? Maybe work your way through the different whales 🐳 🐋


Fabriciorodrix

That is a stunning image. You are amazing. Great work.


AaronPDinger

I didn’t know whale sharks were endangered... thanks for the pretty picture though. It really is spectacular.


sophiestrails

Sadly, they are! :( Hopefully not for long though! And thank you!


se7en0311

Mad good.


Kindly_Ad_1293

Great work!


l_Tahm_Kench

Did u ever think of adding a diver into the painting to show the awesome scale of that beast or something to identify its size? The painting is awesome either way.


sophiestrails

Such a good idea!!


youcancallmejb

My thalassophobia is tingling a lil bit! Great painting, fantastically talented!


sophiestrails

I’m not a fan of deep water either to be honest ha! Thank you! 🙏🏻


youcancallmejb

Right?! There’s..... some interesting stuff down there...


ScorchMain6123

I visited the Georgia aquarium over my spring break and got the opportunity to see these creatures in person. They’re amazing.


docweird

That's gotta be a damn big fish tank...


ScorchMain6123

Oh it’s huge, biggest aquarium in America in pretty sure. The tank is larger than a football field iirc.


Platypussy87

Probably still to small. :(


ElohimBashamayim

To the guys complaining about the artist putting herself in the picture; She did post a picture of just the painting in several subreddits, about ten days ago. Those posts currently sit at sub 100 upvotes. Maybe the problem isn't the artists putting themselves in the pictures, maybe the problem is what people in general upvote. Great piece OP! Love the way you worked with the lighting


Pie_Napple

I think it gives the post more context and makes it more interesting. Without the artist, it is "just a painting". This is /r/pics, not /r/art, after all. The picture itself is more interesting with the context of the artist and the location it was painted in. A "behind the scenes" kinda thing.


Sharkivore

I see a Shark, I upvote.


mholmes05

Is it for sale?


MagicOrpheus310

I couldn't figure out how you were holding the canvas up with the back of your hand and then I saw the easel... Not one of my finest moments...


Rooboy75

Truly awesome! Love the swimming to the light. Curious what’s behind the name?


sophiestrails

Thank you so much! Resurgam is Latin for ‘I shall rise again’ (I’ve always loved weird little facts like that) and it symbolises the hope that whale shark numbers will rise, as well as the actual shark swimming towards the light. :)


Ahenobarbus753

Latin teacher stamp of approval. Excellent verb conjugation.


ButWhatIsADog

Well I feel like an idiot. My favorite gelato flavor at the place I go to is "sweet resurgam" and the display card just says "cocoa and nut with burnt sugar flavor". I thought resurgam was a culinary term for burnt sugar lol. Guess I'll have to cure this embarrassment with some gelato after work. Btw, incredible painting!


NuclearManx

I got the chance to swim alongside one of these whale sharks during my visit to Western Australia. Truly brilliant and amazing creatures, and very chill towards humans too.


sophiestrails

Wow that’s amazing!! I’m so envious! 😍


rchristokes13

This is rad. How long did this take you?


sophiestrails

Thank you so much! It took a few weeks to paint, but overall a couple of months of research/prep etc to get started!


pretzelboss

That is gorgeous! The colors and sharpness are so awesome! Great work, and time well spent!


sophiestrails

Thank you so much 🙏🏻😍


BrownSugarBare

How long have you been painting? This must have taken years to get this good, the detail of the light through water is so beautiful.


Easy-Interaction4303

You what gets me? She may very well live off her artwork. If she wants to pose next to her artwork, why hate on her for it? Stop being such a purist and let people be. If people want to simp, let them. That’s their business. Have a good day all. Nice paintings; you do really nice work.


MelMes85

Thank you OP for angering the incels


sophiestrails

😎


Praesentius

I just saw a comment about buying prints get deleted. I was going to ask a question that it prompted, though. How does the scanning of things like that work since it's so large? Is it a specialist place that can scan it? Photograph it at high resolution? Just curious. Obligatory and deserved... great painting!


zebediah49

I don't know if it's required for this level, but for *ultra* high resolution scans, you have a camera on a robotic X-Y axis like a CNC machine. So the camera moves back and forth, taking a bunch of super-detailed pictures of small sections of the target. Then you combine them via computer. Except that you generally don't want to just stitch them together into a normal image, because then you get an image that is so big you can't open it. So instead you use software that works like google maps, where you can zoom in and out, not loading the whole thing at full detail at once.


Praesentius

Oh, that one method sounds like a professional version of Google Photoscan. You take multiple pictures of a photo to digitize it. That way, you try to eliminate light sources and come out with good pictures. They also do similar processes for pictures in astronomy. Cool, I never thought about how they would do paintings. Thanks!


[deleted]

[удалено]


cardboard_box_robot

The lighting is fantastic particularly those waves. Makes me want to go back and paint again


sophiestrails

Thank you! And you should!!


FenrirIII

My youngest loves whale sharks, so this will make her day


sophiestrails

Amazing !! ♥️♥️


Madnzer

Very cool


thefudd

The fucking thirst in this thread 🤣 so much cringe


zOneNzOnly

In every post of a girl


Blackwright

It's one thing to use reference photos to figure out your own work, but another to essentially copy a photo, not credit the photographer, and sell it in your shop. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/gallery/2012-midnight-feast This is boldly treading into copyright infringement territory. As a former illustrator who has been plagiarized without any means of recourse, I can say that this is a pretty shit thing to do.


xiangK

She has already posted in another comment that she paid the photographer for the license


proof_by_abduction

As others have said, she used a different source & has permission from the photographer. I can't link it, since it will be removed by automods for linking to insta, but if you check OPs history, you can see it. The photographer's name is Leina Sevele. Hopefully when you see this (and verify for yourself) you'll edit your comment, so as not to continue to slander her. I understand that plagiarism is a big problem and I'm glad you call it out when you see it, but you also need to amend your accusations when they're unfounded.