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  1. Post on Sakimichan in Online Personalities

    By Lopunny, posted
    Sakimichan (Yue Wang)

    Instagram / DeviantArt / Youtube / Facebook / Patreon / Twitter / Tumblr (archive)
    Sakimichan is a Canadian digital artist that became the most popular and well-known person across the internet for her realistic rendering of anime/cartoon characters. She started out on deviantArt many years ago, and through her art she earned a massive online following and a short lived job designing creatures for Bioware. She made the switch to becoming a pin-up artist in 2017 because it was her most popular patreon tier and paid very well for her. She draws on average between 4-9 fully rendered drawings per month with sfw and nsfw variants, tutorials with a voice over, and sometimes a few extra drawings if there's something popular she wants to hop on. She now makes pedobait porn with the unyielding support from her legion of diehard fans who refuse to acknowledge her mistakes and shortcomings.
     
    Her snowflakery
    Her art has become rushed, uninspired, and downright unfinished at times.Same-face syndrome for all drawings, no body diversity, and is incapable of drawing the same character the same way more than once.Consistently fucks up basic anatomy, be it for the sex appeal or due to laziness. Cuts corners so often that parts of her drawings are often unrendered or badly edited, uses stock images for all backgrounds instead of drawing them, pictures are always blurry and visually confusing due to editing. In rare cases the drawings are unfinished.Only draws fanart and dead memes due to being out of touch with internet cultureExcept for hopping on bandwagons to draw whatever is popular at the moment, she will always fall back on repeating herself by drawing characters she has already drawn.Misleads her audience by using her older art as banners to advertise herself, when her current art looks nothing like her old stylesBeing an overpriced selloutHer barely original art is locked behind a paywallRumored to have become more stuck-up once she achieved e-fame, rarely interacts with fansOnly started doing pin-up art after it started paying well, then started to raise her terms to ludicrous pricesHer online stores haven't been restocked in years, the only places to get prints are in person at cons (20$ - 50$) or on patreon (70$)Used an Overwatch Breast Cancer campaign to make money for herselfRan out of steam to draw for a solid few months then chose to rerelease her old art (c. 2015-2017) to make up for the lack of drawings she didn't make for her patreon terms. The same drawings/tutorials were once available on her online stores for cheaper, but were out of stock long before then.Only takes commissions from companies, stopped taking commissions from fans many eons agoHeld a Kickstarter for an artbook years ago which raised more than 250,000$ out of it's 32k goal, didn't deliver to backers for years, then decided to make the very same artbook available to her patrons for over 100$ when her KS backers paid her between 100$-300$ and didn't receive their books or perks.Cannot handle criticism everDisables/filters comments or deletes posts when she doesn't like what's being said in the comments, then reuploads them later to create a 'clean slate' of commentsDisabled her account for a week due to backlash over one of her drawings, then removed the drawing from all profiles except patreonDrew porn of children's cartoon characters (Miraculous Ladybug), was met with backlash from said cartoon's fanbase, then removed the posts only to reupload them after the drama blew over.Met incredible backlash for whitewashing a dark skinned Pokemon character, she filtered out the comments calling her out but kept the ones that used racist slurs and derogatory remarks towards black people.Refuses to acknowledge any of the critiques she gets, or comments in generalMany of her most popular posts with thousands of comments are often filled with fans pleading with her to take a break or criticizing her egregious drawing errors, but Sakimichan has never replied to any of them.Her fans often attack others in the comment sections of her posts, yet she has never made any attempt to control them or stop them from harassing people who criticize her art.Limited all of her comment sections to followers only across all accounts.Sexualizes underage characters / Pedobaiting"Ages up" child characters draw them in pin-ups. All of her "aged up" versions of characters look exactly the same as they normally do except with bigger boobs or muscles and wearing revealing clothingAlso drawing said underage characters in the nude, masturbating, or having sex with other characters that are either minors or adults.Her art has been reported and taken down multiple times on platforms such as deviantArt and Instagram for violating their CP rule, yet her account is still upHer fans have begged her to not lewd certain characters that were minors, but she did it anyway. Some of her NSFW drawings subject's include 8 year olds, 10 year olds, high school aged teens, and children's cartoon characters where kids could see.Specifically chose to lewd the teen versions of characters who had canon older versions.Examples of her older work

    Her art now:

     
    Notable Controversies 
    Sakimichan is not immune to criticism. Whether she's been an artist for over a decade or just started yesterday, just because she's good at what she does doesn't mean that she can't be criticized like everybody else. Do not defend her mistakes because you personally enjoy her art or think that if you aren't on Sakimichan's level you can't criticize her. This is a gossip forum, not a circlejerk. If you've come here to defend her because you think it's just her style and there is nothing wrong with her, please see this. 
     
    Making money off of a breast cancer campaign skin
    Blizzard released a special Overwatch charity skin for Mercy to raise awareness for breast cancer, where the dollar amount of each purchase of said skin was donated to cancer research. Sakimichan decided it was a good idea to make money off of it by drawing low-effort porn of Mercy's Breast Cancer skin for her patreon followers. Many called her out for being disrespectful to the cause because she only wanted to make money off of it. Despite all of this, her drawings remain up on her social media.
     
     
    Unable to handle criticism
    She is most active on her Instagram and deviantArt pages. As of November 2018, she's locked comments on her Instagram to followers only, and frequently disables comments on her dA. This was likely due to the insane amounts of backlash and criticism she would regularly get on each of her posts criticizing her art for the mistakes she makes but doesn't fix. In between the criticisms are her WKs fighting them in the comments. She does not intervene nor address any of her fans' hostile behaviors.
     The Christmas Camilla Caper
    On Christmas eve Yue uploaded three variants of a Christmas Camilla drawing she made for the holidays. The criticisms she received were astronomical, all comments critiquing how terrible it looked, and her fans starting a civil war in the comments over whether Sakimi was immune to criticism or deserved it. She ended up temporarily disabling her Instagram profile (allegedly) over the holidays. She later reactivated it, then removed all traces of Christmas Ham Camilla from her social media profiles.
     
    Same face Syndrome 
    Her NSFW drawings/pin-ups suffer from all having the exact same facial expression in each one. This is not exclusive to just her female drawings, as her male drawings suffer severely from having the exact same expressions and angles in each one. (special thanks to elefire for making the larger face/mouth compilation edit). 


    Anatomy Errors (NSFW)
    Despite having over 10 years of experience under her belt, many of her patreon term pieces are riddled with errors. Excluding the basic mistakes like adding extra fingers or lazy editing, her problems go beyond with severe anatomical errors, broken limbs, issues with perspective and foreshortening, and (weirdly enough) mismatched nipples on breasts and pecs. There are various redlines in throughout the thread, so I wasn't able to include each and every one of them.
     
    Plagiarism and white-washing
    In Sakimichan's earlier years, she was called out by a handful of users for plagiarizing a game's artwork and posting it on her deviantArt page. She also whitewashed an ethnic character multiple times, and only once fixed her error after being called out by enough people. Yet, she still white-washes characters to this day.
     
    Underage Hentai / Aging up minors 
    Whether you care or not if Yue's drawings of aged up child characters in sexual situations is right or wrong since a) they're fictional but b) they're still children, her fans have started to voice their ire with the constant aged up pieces of child characters specifically being put in sexual situations with adults. However, she has drawn fictional minors naked and/or in sexual situations and porn of children's cartoons characters with no repercussions.
     
    Summary
    Sakimichan has become uninspired, lazy, and many call her a sellout for only catering to NSFW fans instead of her OG fans who her followed her for her fantasy art in the beginning, and marking up her prices online to where the only places you can purchase her art are on patreon and at conventions. She relies on drawing fanart 99.9% of the time, her most original content (tutorials) are locked behind paywalls, no longer takes commissions from fans as she did in the beginning, and many say that she's gotten more stuck up since she became massively popular. Even with the amount of experience she has after graduating with an art degree, she limits herself to forcing characters into body-types and races she herself is comfortable drawing regardless of how they actually look. Her art is inconsistent and littered with flaws that she doesn't fix, and she can't handle criticism from anybody, and her rabid fans attack anything with a different opinion.
  2. I don't know if there's a discussion like this anywhere else but feel free to drop any unpopular opinions here.
    I don't know if this is one but: having a nice art style/good art does not excuse the rubbish attitude/behaviour of an artist, even if they have a large following.
    What are your unpopular opinions?