It's extremely difficult to grow as an artist if you keep going on doing what you've always done. Artists get so involved in a piece, and occasionally full of themselves, that they cry foul whenever anyone criticizes their work regardless of the intentions of the critic.
Some of us see some glaring fault in the anatomy or lighting, etc. and simply want to help correct it to improve the piece overall. We're not doing it to be mean. We're not trying to attack you personally. however, when someone posts a critique on a piece that wasn't asked for, I can understand getting a little grumpy. This still doesn't warrant chewing out the critic.
We as critics need to be responsible for how we word things. Try to be constructive. Constructive criticism is what makes the difference between a critique and bitching and nitpicking.
I know I have flaws in my art, and I would love to have people come and point them out to me. Help me figure out what I'm doing wrong so I can fix it and make it better.
I feel I've become one of those faceless people who just go around favoriting what I like. This is because I've had poor experiences where people get mad at a helpful piece of advice. I feel that the favorite click goes far enough in praising a work, that I don't need to add to the mindless "this is awesome" comments.
This being said, I would love critique on my work! I would love to critique yours as well. But please let me know that you want to be critiqued. I will do my best to be professional and helpful without being insulting but only so long as you're willing to behave the same way.
5 years, 8 months ago
31 Jan 2013 22:27 CET