Well yes, that is the appeal, in a way. I objected to @Sacrosanct saying that DiTerlizzi's work was the opposite of horror and such. That was what he/she defined as "children's whimsy".Whimsy in the more traditional "Grimms Fairytales are really horrible things" types of whimsy perhaps?
They certainly evoke whimsy and childlike feelings for me
I said children's whimsy was the opposite of horror, because it generally is, not that his art in 2e was the opposite of horror. And that Tony was known for his children's whimy style. DiTerilizzi did children's art, and stories before working for TSR. That was his style. If you disagree, take it up with him, because that's how he described his own art on his own website (at least as of a few years ago when I last had this conversation and looked).
Fair enough, I love his style regardless.I said children's whimsy was the opposite of horror, because it generally is, not that his art in 2e was the opposite of horror. And that Tony was known for his children's whimy style. DiTerilizzi did children's art, and stories before working for TSR. That was his style. If you disagree, take it up with him, because that's how he described his own art on his own website (at least as of a few years ago when I last had this conversation and looked).
Fair enough, I love his style regardless.
Agree with everything you say here except for the "increasingly" part. It's always been this way. The only thing is now, we actually get to hear about it a lot more./snip
TLDR; it's hard to evaluate style that you don't subjectively like; and increasingly, people conflate their subjective appreciation of something with an objective quality.
All the art in the first post with the 5e full-page images are all well made, and I can see why some would like it and why WotC paid probably quite a bit of money for them. The artists that made those paintings are very skilled/talented people, and that skill is greatly shown in the images they created and you posted in the OP. You seem to be fixated on the "hot garbage" comment while ignoring the rest of the words I typed. MY OPINION, which is my subjective view on the art and not an objective truth, is they are ugly and not pleasing to my eyes. I do not like looking at them, hence the "hot garbage". My subjective dislike of much of the 5e art does not mean you liking them is bad. You don't like WAR's art, I like numerous pieces he has made (while disliking numerous pieces such as how a lot of his people have no wrist or hand definition other than fingers and a thumb). You aren't bad for not liking WAR's art, just like I am not superior in liking it.Again I can understanding not liking it, but I can't understand the hate for RPG artwork that would drive you to call someone's perfectly good work "hot garbage." I don't understand your inability to separate your opinion and tastes and recognition of objectively skilled work. Once again I will note I don't like the style, but I can also recognize that is my preference and it is indeed good work.
Sorry to keep harping on this, feel free to have the last word, I don't wish to waste any more time on it.
Aw, jeez. Y'all are no fun. This is the internet.
If your intent was to try to change someone's opinion, yes that is probably a waste of time. It is really hard to do in this medium. However, if your intent was to clarify your opinion and/or have a conversation then it may not have been a waste of time. It all depends on what you hoped to achieve.I was going to type up a post trying to get it through everyone's head about exactly what I was saying, but it was just a waste of time. So I will let everyone continue to believe what they think, and lowkey13 can continue with his poor excuse for subtle mockery.
Its Belaphoss the Mad Demon, right hand of Demogorgon. They provided stats for him in Dragon+. It was part of the OotA marketing push, but I believe you are correct and he was tied to a video game updated or something. There was also a collectible statue made:Isn't this from a video game?