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She uses stock photos and then warps them to fit whatever she's painting. I don't mind it too much cause it looks great but it's usually the only thing that looks good which really says something about her art.
There are a few articles but I read this one: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/melanie-martinez-k-12-album-youtube-880480/ "The film includes music videos that correspond to each of the album’s 13 tracks, and these will also be individually released, one every two weeks. In between these clips, YouTube is partnering with Martinez on a four-part mini-series, thematically tied to K-12, culminating in what’s called an Artist Spotlight Story, which will demonstrate Martinez’s approach to songwriting, acting, and directing." If you mean what lyrics would I actually want to hear her talk about, I'm not sure. Nothing really stood out to me in this album. The lyrics I quoted are jarring but not in a way that makes me wonder how she came up with them.
Has anyone else heard about her partnership with Youtube? Apparently she's going to be doing a four part Artist Spotlight Story. I had no idea what that was so I watched a few by other artists and it's like a behind the scenes about how an artist writes their songs. Can't wait to see how she came up with genius lyrics like "It’s not just me, it's everybody who thinks that you're fucking ugly" and "If I pass this quiz, will you give me your babies?"
This is so gross... Out of all characters to lewd, Ann is not the one. Her arc in Persona 5 is literally about fighting a creep who sexualizes her. And she doesn't look aged up at all imo. Sakimi didn't even add that dumb mullet ponytail that she usually does on these pieces
Am I the only one who thinks she uses cuss words on all the wrong parts? Normally you cuss to emphasize something but to me it feels like she just throws them in her songs to be edgy. On top of that, a lot of the lyrics are awkward and don't really fit. Like why does she keep mentioning some girl's fat ass? I'm so confused.
I agree, her rendering skills are phenominal, but that doesn't make up for the poor quality in other areas imo. Her fans are literally paying her thousands of dollars to create content! I know that she's said before that she does this distorted, "sexy" stuff because it's what her fans want but if you read the comments on her posts, a lot of her fans are complaining! So she's either ignoring the feedback or not even reading it which shows me that she doesn't really care about her fans. I think she knows that people will pay her no matter what she puts out so she half asses everything. Edit: Wanted to add that I'm not trying to attack you or anything. It seems a bit harsh now that I'm reading it over, but I'm upset with Sakimichan, not you. Hope you didn't take it the wrong way.
I used to support her on Patreon. Sakimichan does 2 terms a month, charges both terms on the 1st of the following month, and sends out rewards on the 5th. To get the first term, you have to pledge between the 1st and the 18th. And any pledges made after that is the second term. So kinda like what mikamika was saying, people would pull out if they wanted a specific term so that they don't get charged for both. Patreon has an option where you can pledge to one term per month but if you do that, she'll automatically give you the 1st term.
Everything about this piece is lazy. The pose is stiff, the anatomy is wrong, the colors are drab, the face is emotionless, and wtf even is that outfit. Here's my attempted fix. Anatomy isn't great but I think the face looks more appealing this way.
I don't know if this has already been discussed or not but I wanted to point out that Sakimichan doesn't actually paint most of her backgrounds. They are real life pictures that she blurs out with some effects pasted on top. Here's an example of what I mean
It was just bothering me that everyone was saying that she's lazy with painting the backgrounds when she never attempted to paint it in the first place.
I didn't think she could get any worse but holy crap this piece is seriously bad. Head is too small, arms look awkward, and the stance is just...weird. I can't tell what perspective we're supposed to be viewing from. And don't even get me started on the face...