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Tickle Tickle by jcoltran
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The Big Squeeze by jcoltran
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Doll Dreaming by jcoltran
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Scented Candle (Censored) by jcoltran
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Snip Snip by jcoltran
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Office Girl by jcoltran
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Grrr Part 3 by jcoltran
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The Golf Tees by jcoltran
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Doll Hugs by jcoltran
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Kleo-tini (Censored) by jcoltran
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A Visit to the Dollhouse (Censored) by jcoltran
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World's Worst Teacher by jcoltran
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Shrinking Sorority Part 2 Preview by jcoltran
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The Bully by jcoltran
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Best Laid Plans (Censored) by jcoltran
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Little by Little: The Story of the Invisible Girl :iconraso719:Raso719 7 0
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Joe Coltrane
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
You'll notice that I've checked the box reading "I am an artist." I call myself an artist, but I don't presume to call this collection of collages "art." I know what it is for me, and you know what it is for you. For you, it may be vile. For you, it may be stirring. For some, it's arousing. I don't intend to debate the artistic standing of any of this work. I intend to create content for those who wish to see it, and that's the extent of my ambition for this profile. With that said, enjoy my collages, and feel free to leave me a comment or critique!

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When you read captions for shrunken people, how do their voices sound in your head? 

82%
56 deviants said Normal pitch, just softer volume.
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12 deviants said Super high pitched after shrinking, like in cartoons.
Toyogub, SallyFourth, Vulcan. These names have a couple of things in common. A: They're iconic artists in the SW community. B: They're either taking a break, or missing altogether. There are several iconic artists who have suffered similar fates. Maybe they've returned after a while, or maybe they haven't. Maybe their website and their work has vanished from the web without a trace, never to surface again.

Before I started collaging, the loss of a good artist used to anger me. It's hard enough to find content on the web, even when multiple artists are cranking out content every day. It seemed selfish that someone with that kind of talent might just disappear and let their work slip away into the void of the internet. Now that I've started generating content of my own, I have a somewhat different perspective.

It's hard to generate content regularly. You have to find the time to do it, a quiet place to work without being disturbed, the inspiration for original pieces, and the will to bring it all to fruition. Not to mention the fact that most of us aren't getting paid to do this, and the ones who are making some money off of their work aren't making nearly enough to justify the commitment. When you're balancing a personal life and a work life, it's hard to add a third life on top of that. And believe me, that personal life is a tough one for an SW artist to work around...

But we try as hard as we can for as long as we can until we're finally burned out. Soon, every request starts to sound like a demand. We start growing irritated with the watchers and the fans who check in on us. And I don't say this to insult any of you! Eventually, disappearing into the shadows can seem really appealing. No goodbyes, no archive of your work, because that might be even more time-consuming. Just fade away as mysteriously as we appeared. To tell the truth, I've done it once, and I was considering doing it again (but that was because DA suspended my account for a month).

I'd like to avoid letting these situations ever happen again. There are things we can all do to help and encourage our artists to stick around, and keep on fighting the good fight.

Maybe instead of requesting works, we can find content online that might provide inspiration for a collage. Maybe we can sketch a scene that we have in our heads, or write down a story and share it with an artist for enactment. Maybe we can offer to help our artists finish their work, or add some finishing touches, or at the very least some constructive criticism.

We don't have to let our artists slip into the void, never to return. We can support them, and show them how much we appreciate their work. Everyone has a role to play in this community. Let's all do our part for our artists.

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Dutchgtsfetish8 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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DemiGods2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
i like your work. i hope to see more of it. 
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MRICKS79 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Great to see you back! Will you post new stuff soon? :)
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sallyfourth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Have you ever watched "Archer" from Spike TV? It really might provide some very promising material for your style of work.
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jcoltran Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yeah. Love Archer. Never thought of it for inspiration though. That'll do nicely haha
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sallyfourth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Dude... at the very least I'm going to put together an Agent Lana Cain in Poser. Then... well... probably shrink her.
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grodzillaman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Good idea, revitalizing SW. your stuff rocks!
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jcoltran Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Just doing my bid for the cause (if you can call it that haha)
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CassieXian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! <3
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jcoltran Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
But of course! Fantastic renderings by the way. Super jealous!
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