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Being The First Is Not Important

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 7, 2015, 3:01 PM


Long time no journal entry, this time I wanted to share an insight about originality. 



Facebook implemented working animated Gifs by the end of May 2015. Nearly 2 years after G+ and at least 7 years after tumblr.

And it is not important.

Apple has introduced its own maps and direction service 7 years after google.
Tethering was also implemented with the iphone 5 when Android phones had it years before.

And it is not important.

These tech examples showcase on a large scale why it is unimportant to be the first one to invent something. The bliss of being the first to introduce a new technology or feature is only about prestige.

There is no uproar on the internet community that facebook took 7 years to implement animated gifs, because - who cares? A minority.

Theoretically speaking these are unwritten principles on which our world and societies build upon. In the end no one will remember the first person who came up with this. With a little luck a history book will feature your name, but other than that it is only a shallow marketing argument.

An argument that is strong enough to hold others back.

When it comes to artists, creatives, the affinity to originality is so great, it literally holds the artist back.

From success.

I believe we can learn so much from technology, startups and business. It is a shame that many great and talented artist hide and rather sell their souls to corporations which keep them from doing their best work ever, just for the sake of having a regular income.

The nature of any success is for people to see what works and then work in the same direction. Nature does this too. Why on earth are there bugs that can take on the colors of their surroundings?
And why is this mechanism found on Chameleon and also squids? And can one sue the other because of copyright infringement?

I´m getting silly here, but artists are crazy sometimes, right?

You see, if something works, it will be adopted and refined by others. Trends happen to work in the same way. In the end no one asks who was first. It is just the mark of an era. What you do and what surrounds you is a unique set of parameters.

I like to think in parameters.

Only this way I am able to change them.

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Oliver Wetter
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Germany
Personal
I have joined deviantArt many years ago, and the community has shaped me in a positive way. Thats why I like to share insights and keep on contributing my work to the community here.

Professional
I have drawn since i can think, and today i´m working as freelance illustrator. A dream came true. Cover illustration and poster designs helped me to get into the freelance world. I love my job and can not think of a better profession

Goals
Right now I´m doing more personal works than ever and make a living as a part time art instructor and through art conventions. I´m interested in challenges, collaboration and opportunities. If you have a project that goes up my alley - don´t hesitate to contact me.

Feedback
I´m glad for every kind of feedback - notes, comments or constructive critique.
Sorry when I don´t answer every favorite, but it is much appreciated - if you leave a comment I´ll always try to reply.

There are many ways to support and contact me:

Website: www.fantasio.info
Patreon: www.patreon.com/fantasio
Facebook: facebook

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rhardo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi,

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Basically, it's a marketplace for art commission services. Artists keep 100% of the commission. Yes, no service fees. I am inviting you to be part of this fun site and help me populate it. For more info and how to get started, click here: commishartify.com/about-us/ And also, if you don't mind, please share this to your friends as well. This will really help a lot of artists who accept commissions. Thanks!
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,

thanks for letting me know. My schedule is already full but I have bookmarked the site and will have a closer look when I have the time. Keep up this project!
cheers
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vombavr Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank You for the watch! Love your works!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You´re welcome :nod:
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Tokala Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moin Oliver! :)
Danke nochmal für das geniale Leinwand Bild (Nordcon), deine Bilder sind echt der Wahnsinn!
Liebe Grüße
Katharina
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Moin Katharina, danke für den Besuch und die lieben Grüße, das freut mich sehr! War ne tolle Zeit in Hamburg hoffe es klappt nächstes jahr wieder, Liebe Grüße,
Oliver
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Crossroads44 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015
I agree with everyone about everything on this account. Your work is amazing. Your art style makes me want to paint.
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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PotOfThunder Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Σ(ノ°▽°)ノ w0w.
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nesekavak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u have an amazing gallery!! 
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utoran Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
nice Gallery
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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masterslacker Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely phenomenal artwork! Your attention to detail and unique characters are amazing!
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Nosbertus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice gallery, deserved watch! :D
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queenElsafan2015 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Filmographer
Can I make a request please
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fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I do requests only for patrons, you can become a patron here: www.patreon.com/fantasio thanks ;)
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queenElsafan2015 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
Okay im in you can find me under my username Queenelsafan2015
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IgnisSouls Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazingg!!Clap 
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fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks and welcome!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Found you! :D Congratulations on the DD today, Oliver! I will come back to leave my comments on your awesome works! :D
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fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Isis,

thanks so much, glad you found me here;)
You are welcome, hope you are doing fine, cheers,
Oliver
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RobertGorzycki Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Groß und wunderbar Galerie. :)
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fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
danke!
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JoeSlucher Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the devwatch Oliver!
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