On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:27:45 -0400, gregjohn wrote:
> But I think that the intentionally stylized backgrounds of say, Ice Age,
> generate more positive emotion than attempts at exhaustive realism which get
> a grade of "C".
There you have it. It's not the degree of realism; It's the "C" grade in
"Meeting Audience Expectations". Take any lauded Pixar animated movie and
replace the characters with Daffy Duck - you've gone straight from
brilliantly stylized animation to a shitty-looking Daffy Duck.
An artist can of course introduce his own visual style, even if that style
superficially represents a 3rd-rate copy of something else, but this
introduction must be accompanied by a concept strong enough to engender
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