Anonymous asked: Oh, well. I am the bored anon. I knew you were gonna answer that. You don't take criticism, you take hate and snap it back. I sent a bitchy message, didn't I? But I stick to my opinion, you are very talented, you paint very well, and I've seen your uni shit, but your fanart is just static and boring. Why? I don't mean to play the passive-agressive game here, but I just had to say it in a way that actually grips your attention.
it kind of does look like a passive-agressive game though..? a little bit.
Either way, what out of your previous message was ‘criticism’? You said you didn’t like it and it was boring, you did not say a single thing on WHY you think so, WHAT exactly seems boring to you (now you mentioned it’s static, that’s at least something), and HOW I could possibly improve it. All you did was throwing some ‘boring’ to my face, that’s it.
In my opinion, criticism is supposed to help someone in something, but I also think people should learn that not every negative opinion is criticism an artist\writer\anyone MUST listen to. What you did and how you worded it wasn’t exactly helpful.
Futhermore, do you think I don’t know it? Or do you think I am satisfied with my drawings on the level they are now? You said my art “hasn’t changed much, so it’s kinda boring to you”, but if I can agree to the ‘boring’ part, I don’t think it hasn’t changed. It might not have changed the way YOU would want it to, but it doesn’t mean it didn’t. Because honestly, I would kindly tell you where to go if you told me that it didn’t move at all. maybe not much, but still I’m not at the point where I was at the beginning.
I know I still have A LOT to learn and I know that my drawings aren’t dynamic enough, I don’t know anatomy well enough, I can’t draw ‘impressive stuff’. I know, thank you. I don’t think I need you to remind me about it.
Give people time. I’m not talking only about me right here, but about all the learning artists who get ‘criticism’. IF you chose to criticise something, at least bother enough to write down arguments. ‘Boring’ isn’t enough really.
AND, after writing down criticism do not expect someone to improve immediately. JUST because you said you don’t like something in someone’s style or art a) doesn’t mean they must change it to your satisfaction, because THEY might like the thing; b) even if they listened to you it doesn’t mean they will get on the next level in one go. It always takes time.
In my case, as I said, I agree it’s boring. Really, I do. I hate it the majority or time and I hate the fact that I am yet unable to do stuff the way I would want it to turn out. I’m lacking skill, but I’m still learning. Nor you nor me can expect it to happen sooner than it originally would. So..I draw, I wait.
Also I don’t think it’s too much problem to get off something you don’t like here on tumblr. No one is asking you to like a thing.
Reblogging this because I thought I had to. The third paragraph in Viria’s answer was just perfect, and something must artists should be aware of. I’ve come across very awful comments regarding my art and the art of my fave artists (including Viria) and I agree 100% with her.
We are all learning, and playing blind to hateful reviews is not “being a spoiled brat who takes not criticism”, it’s protecting our self-steem and will to keep practicing and improving.
Real criticism is indeed helpful and useful for all of us. Comments such as “your art is dumb/boring/annoying/ugly” are definitely not. Not to mention that probably every artist already hates their stuff and seeks desperately to get to a higher level.
yeah but what if fred weasley became a hogwarts ghost
pulling pranks and flirting with seventh-years and telling an over-exaggerated version of his death to anyone who will listen, haunting slytherin first years and popping up in the boring classes and making faces at the teachers behind their backs
skip a few decades. george weasley dies.
fred’s ghost is never seen again in hogwarts
HEY WRITER FRIENDS
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