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IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.

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IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.

I was really afraid that you would be disgusted by my "opinions are buttholes" thing. Glad you got a giggle out of it!

Aww why would I think that? It was brilliant! XD

Though you also have to respect people with "constructive" criticism. Cause even if you're not looking for something to be pointed out, that thing may be what helps you with the part you're trying to improve on... Criticism itself isn't bad, it's how people write or react to criticism that makes all the difference... Personaly, I never ask for criticism, but I appreciate any I get because I like to know where I can improve my art work.

theonewithretroeyes:

alskylark:

Thing is, constructive criticism usually comes from people you already know, friends, fellow artists and even your family. Especially for people who is already reticent towards criticism.

So, regardless of your good intentions, if an artist DOESN’T want criticism, that’s the final word really. Don’t risk it unless you are close to them.

You are open to criticism, constructive especially, that’s awesome! That’s when you need to respect their word, as harsh as it might be, or as frustrating as it might come to you. You were the one who wanted criticism in the first place, so the least you can do is respect what they said and not be a dick to them.

I agree with almost all of what you say, but I know of some artists(not going to name any) that could really use a good critic because they have not improved their artwork since they started their tumblr lives. No, their not asking for the criticism, but it can always be helpful. If you don’t feel like taking criticism on something, that’s okay. No one is making you read what other people are saying or forcing you to respond.

But if you got even a small amount of criticism on a picture from a super famous artist, what would you do? Would you blow them off and tell them that they should keep their “opinions" to themselves? Or would you appreciate that they took the time to check out your artwork and give you some "pointers" on how you can get closer to being the best artist you can be?

Because there is a big difference between “Criticism" and "Opinion" and one should never be mistaken for the other.

- Opinions are usually what fill up the so called “Bad Critique"(I personally don’t like calling it critique at all). It is never written to help the artist in any way, only as a way to complain about something the commenter doesn’t like.

- Criticism is meant to help an artist grow and become better. It should be mostly positive, starting and ending with something good. This is to make sure the artist isn’t going to feel like they are being attacked or shot down for their efforts. And most critique should read as though it’s an ordinary comment, not some kind of strip down with ratings and nit pickings. That’s the hard core stuff that should only come out when it’s requested.

But critique in general should never be shot down, nor should the person giving it. Respect goes both ways, and the only way to improve, is to be positive about your work.

Wow, I really made a rant there. But that’s my take on critique.

The thing you need to understand, you and MANY others, is that you speak from a privileged position of someone who hasn’t gotten actually unwanted criticism. You have an open mind towards criticism and thats fantastic, it works. But it works for YOU.

Those artist you mention that according to you NEED criticism may very well be open as well, or closed to it. And the thing that needs to settle in your mind is that the whole “NEED FOR CRITICISM” is a fallacy. It is only as needed as the artist wants.

Dennybutt is the best example of someone who never needed criticism and still improved (and continues to improve) on their own. I’m a good example of someone who also doesn’t really want criticism but will take it in small doses for improving purposes, but I will usually seek it on my own, by actually asking better artists what they think or by going back and forth with people I know KNOW about the stuff I usually work on (typically Wiggles with storytelling for example).

As for getting critiqued by some “super famous artist” it would still depend if I’m open for critique in that piece or not. And it would also depend on whether they are super famous ‘cause they are actually good, or just super famous because of luck, because on the second instance I would blatantly ignore them as they are not on a position that I consider they can actually criticize.

You go really far by implying some artists could use criticism, and I’m glad you didn’t mention names ‘cause otherwise I’d think pretty low of you (depending on who you’d mention). What if those artists aren’t really aiming to improve? What if they just want to have fun with their work? What if they are just killing time? Your criticism is bound to only make what they do not fun.

Aiming for perfection is not something everyone does, as “getting better” all the time is not something everyone does either. You can debate they should and all the bla but in the end the point is they don’t. Hence, any form of criticism you direct at them to me is rendered unwanted and thus unnecessary.

Respect both goes ways, you said it well. So respect an artist choice of rejecting ANY kind of criticism. I don’t have to respect your opinion or your critique when I never asked for it in the first place or especially when I told you not to and you did anyways.

I will only respect someone’s opinion when I actually asked it. Regardless if it hurts or not.

Though you also have to respect people with "constructive" criticism. Cause even if you're not looking for something to be pointed out, that thing may be what helps you with the part you're trying to improve on... Criticism itself isn't bad, it's how people write or react to criticism that makes all the difference... Personaly, I never ask for criticism, but I appreciate any I get because I like to know where I can improve my art work.

Thing is, constructive criticism usually comes from people you already know, friends, fellow artists and even your family. Especially for people who is already reticent towards criticism.

So, regardless of your good intentions, if an artist DOESN’T want criticism, that’s the final word really. Don’t risk it unless you are close to them.

You are open to criticism, constructive especially, that’s awesome! That’s when you need to respect their word, as harsh as it might be, or as frustrating as it might come to you. You were the one who wanted criticism in the first place, so the least you can do is respect what they said and not be a dick to them.

If you ask and go looking for a critique, then yes, by all means, go all out. But if one is drawing sturffs for oneself and to better themselves, why try to convince them that they should improve in X area when all they are trying to do is Y. Opinions are like buttholes; everyone has them but you don't go showing them off unless someone asks.
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Opinions are like buttholes; everyone has them but you don’t go showing them off unless someone asks.

OMFG IM DYING XDDDD But yeah! That’s the simple gist of it, respect people’s decissions is all!

hey skylark, I'm a big fan: I love your stuff! Quick question, though: why are you paying attention to that absolute cesspool of a blog "mlpconfessions"? Neither they nor the attention-seekers who submit stuff to them will ever listen to your criticism and improve. (which is ironic, considering the last post you reblogged from them!)

Yeah, but maybe my followers will!

I don’t know, I like to talk from the voice of experience (for whatever my experience is worth anyways) and you know, you can always share your opinions on the matter to try and teach people about stuff you know about.

Doesn’t hurt, and it may bring some to realize “hey, maybe he’s right I should try that!” and maybe they do try it and they like that line of thought. Idk! You never know, and I’ve been told in the past that my ramblings have helped some to reflect upon themselves, and that is absolutely wonderful to hear c:

That and

just because you don't doesn't mean other people don't, you have a really good understanding of lighting and shading and anatomy and various other things and not everyone has that and they need pointers or critique to help improve and get a better understanding of what they're doing

azula-griffon:

I know that.
The point I’m trying to make is not everyone needs critique.
Because I’ve been seeing over and over again that critique is necessary. And it’s not always necessary. people have never heard of artists that haven’t taken critique and make good art??

Plus can we add that in general people who need critique also WANT it?
Its not UNwanted if you want them.
Those who do want it? Yeah go give em your best advice! But also respect the decission of not wanting it.

mlpartconfessions:

Yeah someone points out every flaw in this pic you made and make it obvious what exactly is wrong with your character and yes that might make you feel a little embarrassed or angry but you wanna know something? Now you know what you need to fix. And once you fix it, it will be just that much better. No piece of art or story or anything will be perfect but they can always get better when people notice the tiny flaws.
Like the Doctor Whooves and Assistant radioplay. The one with smooze. Yes it was good but it wasn’t perfect and I can name one thing that could have made it slightly better. They could have had Ditzys dad bring a bit of smooze to the flyers competition in a jam jar rather than it just be mentioned briefly on a random pegasus.
Other than that one thing, it was pretty great but it would have been just a little bit better had they done something different.

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The only thing Ive ever gotten out of unwanted criticism is basically anger, stress and the will to make it my own damn way even more due to the rudeness. Unwanted criticism is never going to do any good. And you are more likely to get ignored and snapped at than to get the artist to realize their mistakes. Its not necessary its plain rude. Assimilate that already.

mlpartconfessions:

Yeah someone points out every flaw in this pic you made and make it obvious what exactly is wrong with your character and yes that might make you feel a little embarrassed or angry but you wanna know something? Now you know what you need to fix. And once you fix it, it will be just that much better. No piece of art or story or anything will be perfect but they can always get better when people notice the tiny flaws.

Like the Doctor Whooves and Assistant radioplay. The one with smooze. Yes it was good but it wasn’t perfect and I can name one thing that could have made it slightly better. They could have had Ditzys dad bring a bit of smooze to the flyers competition in a jam jar rather than it just be mentioned briefly on a random pegasus.

Other than that one thing, it was pretty great but it would have been just a little bit better had they done something different.

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The only thing Ive ever gotten out of unwanted criticism is basically anger, stress and the will to make it my own damn way even more due to the rudeness.

Unwanted criticism is never going to do any good. And you are more likely to get ignored and snapped at than to get the artist to realize their mistakes.

Its not necessary its plain rude. Assimilate that already.

mlpartconfessions:

Not with the artist themselves or the art but more with me. I get nervous when I ask them something simple like “how is my commission coming?”
I don’t want to seem pushy or rude and most of the artist I commission are sometimes in a bad spot and I would hate myself if I made things worse by stressing them out with work.
Though at this point there are two artists I’ve been waiting for a year to finish mine.
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This is a very tricky one! Some artist need a small reminder here and there, mostly cause we sometimes start a LOT of projects and woops, slipped our minds and its been months! 
But, generally my advice would be to not really hassle them too much. Obviously, if you’ve been waiting for a YEAR then YEAH DO TELL THEM XD But if you’ve been waiting for a couple of weeks then just give them some more time. To ask them about progress after idk, a month since you commissioned would be my best advice. Some artists are really quick with commissions and will get to it asap so you won’t even need to ask them about progress.
Some other artists NEED that extra time to actually deliver an amazing job (look at dennybutt, seriously you dont get better than that, but it needs time!) and recieving too many “how is it going” can make us feel like it’s a chore you know? Not something you are doing professionally, but something you are FORCED to do. Which is not true, the artist may need the money, and it may act as a business contract between the commissioner and the artist buuut in truth the artist can decline at any time, give you your money back and save themselves from the stress of having someone always asking about how is it going.
I’m not going to lie, it’s a very tricky one, and when you say “ask them once a month” it sounds ridiculous to have to wait so long, but some need it, and thats perfectly fine. Make sure you are alright with their waiting times before you comit to pay and you’ll be just fine! If you are impatient, avoid artists that can’t work super fast and you’ll be fine!! Basically, make sure you and the artist are comfortable and everything will be fine c:

mlpartconfessions:

Not with the artist themselves or the art but more with me. I get nervous when I ask them something simple like “how is my commission coming?”

I don’t want to seem pushy or rude and most of the artist I commission are sometimes in a bad spot and I would hate myself if I made things worse by stressing them out with work.

Though at this point there are two artists I’ve been waiting for a year to finish mine.

- submitted by anonymous

This is a very tricky one! Some artist need a small reminder here and there, mostly cause we sometimes start a LOT of projects and woops, slipped our minds and its been months!

But, generally my advice would be to not really hassle them too much. Obviously, if you’ve been waiting for a YEAR then YEAH DO TELL THEM XD But if you’ve been waiting for a couple of weeks then just give them some more time. To ask them about progress after idk, a month since you commissioned would be my best advice. Some artists are really quick with commissions and will get to it asap so you won’t even need to ask them about progress.

Some other artists NEED that extra time to actually deliver an amazing job (look at dennybutt, seriously you dont get better than that, but it needs time!) and recieving too many “how is it going” can make us feel like it’s a chore you know? Not something you are doing professionally, but something you are FORCED to do. Which is not true, the artist may need the money, and it may act as a business contract between the commissioner and the artist buuut in truth the artist can decline at any time, give you your money back and save themselves from the stress of having someone always asking about how is it going.

I’m not going to lie, it’s a very tricky one, and when you say “ask them once a month” it sounds ridiculous to have to wait so long, but some need it, and thats perfectly fine. Make sure you are alright with their waiting times before you comit to pay and you’ll be just fine! If you are impatient, avoid artists that can’t work super fast and you’ll be fine!! Basically, make sure you and the artist are comfortable and everything will be fine c:


You have a feeling it’s going to be a long day.

You have a feeling it’s going to be a long day.

mlpartconfessions:

are there people who judge artists unfairly on this blog? maybe. do we need to “Respect” the artists more? maybe. do we need to just clam up about our issues with an artist altogether? NO.
criticism is what helps people improve, its not just there to insult people. saying you don’t like a certain artist because of their style or their mannerisms do not need to be more “Respectful.” there are the assholes out there who really dont know what they’re talking about, but you shouldn’t try to discourage critics.
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There’s nothing wrong with disliking other artists, be it because of style or because you don’t like the person themselves. That’s perfectly ok and human. 
What’s not that ok is:
To begin with, unwanted criticism. It won’t help the artist. If they don’t want criticism, leave them be. Period.
Complaining about them in a public place (in this case mlpartconfessions). Just because you don’t like them because of something YOU happen to not see right or whatever doesn’t automatically make it right to go bitch about it in front of who knows how many followers this blog has. It won’t help the artist, it’s not criticism, it’s plain complaint, rant and even slander. 

Say what you want about them in your circle of friends or to yourself. But if you’re going to criticise when they didn’t ask for it or because of some sort of childish reason in front of everyone THAT is disrespectful.
Especially if you don’t have anything good to say or don’t even know how to properly criticise. 
So man up, have the balls to comfront the artist themselves to see if they want some feedback. This is tumblr, it’s not like these artists are huge celebrities, most can be contacted with ease. There’s no need to bitch about them in a blog they might not even be following, that’s just spreading bad vibes around the community for your own selfish reason.
That’s not being a critic, it’s being a douchebag.

mlpartconfessions:

are there people who judge artists unfairly on this blog? maybe. do we need to “Respect” the artists more? maybe. do we need to just clam up about our issues with an artist altogether? NO.

criticism is what helps people improve, its not just there to insult people. saying you don’t like a certain artist because of their style or their mannerisms do not need to be more “Respectful.” there are the assholes out there who really dont know what they’re talking about, but you shouldn’t try to discourage critics.

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There’s nothing wrong with disliking other artists, be it because of style or because you don’t like the person themselves. That’s perfectly ok and human.

What’s not that ok is:

  • To begin with, unwanted criticism. It won’t help the artist. If they don’t want criticism, leave them be. Period.
  • Complaining about them in a public place (in this case mlpartconfessions). Just because you don’t like them because of something YOU happen to not see right or whatever doesn’t automatically make it right to go bitch about it in front of who knows how many followers this blog has. It won’t help the artist, it’s not criticism, it’s plain complaint, rant and even slander.

Say what you want about them in your circle of friends or to yourself. But if you’re going to criticise when they didn’t ask for it or because of some sort of childish reason in front of everyone THAT is disrespectful.

Especially if you don’t have anything good to say or don’t even know how to properly criticise. 

So man up, have the balls to comfront the artist themselves to see if they want some feedback. This is tumblr, it’s not like these artists are huge celebrities, most can be contacted with ease. There’s no need to bitch about them in a blog they might not even be following, that’s just spreading bad vibes around the community for your own selfish reason.

That’s not being a critic, it’s being a douchebag.

And another one bites the dust! Well, kinda, there’s still the cutie mark in the process but the commissioner has still to confirm a couple of design (or reject them all and start over xD) but the character is pretty much done! I avoided making the mane completely Black as I feel that pure black for the hair is kinda tricky.
No problem changing it back to black tho, the client gets what the client demands :D

And another one bites the dust! Well, kinda, there’s still the cutie mark in the process but the commissioner has still to confirm a couple of design (or reject them all and start over xD) but the character is pretty much done! I avoided making the mane completely Black as I feel that pure black for the hair is kinda tricky.

No problem changing it back to black tho, the client gets what the client demands :D

Ok next up in the commission list:

a-javarod

koipony

@karnoth

Just a heads up!

And here we go! Took me a little longer than I expected to finish xD 
Regardless, here’s a show style twilightunbound for his lovely mod! :D

And here we go! Took me a little longer than I expected to finish xD

Regardless, here’s a show style twilightunbound for his lovely mod! :D