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February 26


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To any of my artist friends out there, you ever feel down or disappointed whenever you make a real grand and epic piece of art and you barely get any feedback?

I mean....almost every pic I make I put a lot of heart and effort into, and it just kind of brings me down when I don't get the feedback I'm hoping for. Oh sure, I get a lot of FAVES here and LIKES on Facebook, but I would really appreciate it if people take the time to comment and say why they like the piece. I want to hear from you guys - what I'm doing wrong, what I'm doing right, what I can do to improve, and so on. That's the only way I can learn.

I know I can do the same thing with other artists, but I usually see a lot of pics while on break at work, on my phone, and I just don't have the time to comment. And I admittedly forget to comment once I get home, so I too share the blame. I do try my best to get back to pics I really want to share my thoughts on.

I don't mean to place any pressure on ya guys....if you feel like you have something to say, feel free to do so! :)

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mopeyanimation Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I use to feel the same way as you about it, but than I realized I draw for myself and not other people. So I quit caring after that. But, would be nice if people gave advice on how to make your artwork better.
Ixentrick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I never really felt disappointed because I've never really made anything grand and epic so far... :lol:
And frankly, I gave up the idea that one can learn from reading 'critique' of one's work on DA. Having fun is much better than playing 'teachers' for each other (considering that none of us has art education LOL ). ;) What disappoints me is that I can't meet you and other DA pals in person to draw together and that I even can't find time to do more art trades and collabs. :(
Lotusbandicoot Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Ugh, I can't even begin to tell you how much I don't like when that happens... :o
KrDoz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Well I'm guilty to the claim that I don't comment enough, I really do like your art style and I've seen you come a long way since we met in the Raccoons fandom some years back! You've got the drive and determination to better yourself and writing journals like this shows that you care how your art is received by others. It's a healthy feeling to feel neglected, because it makes you stick your head out there more and garner more attention to your art. From the amount of replies on this journal I say you're doing pretty good. A small circle of close friends who fully support you is a thousand times better than 4000+ anonymous faves IMO. I'll try my best to give constructive criticism where I can in the future! First I need to gain some motivation for myself though!
FreyFox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I always worry that a picture I spend an untold amount of time on will not be a hit with my audience, but in the end I enjoy the challenge of something more complext than my usual affair. I'm working on a big new picture just now that's taking a lot of my free time up, and delaying Transmission by a few days :P
GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I definitely understand how you feel on this; I put a lot of hard work into my stories only for very few people to even bother reading them. While the main reason I write is for my own amusement and to express myself, part of the reason I like to write is for other people's entertainment and enjoyment. I like to know what people actually think of my work, and it does give me some satisfaction to know that I'm good enough of a writer to actually be able to capture some people (like you)'s interests. And it just bothers me so much when I put so much hard work and care into writing my stories and filling them with genuine emotion and depth, only for most people to seemingly pass my stuff completely by in favor of something sillier and goofier that probably had much less hard work and effort put into it. I know my stories might be intimidating due to their excessive length (not everybody is going to be willing to put up with thousands upon thousands of words), but sometimes, I just wish more people would let me know what they actually think of what I've written. I'd rather have people saying they don't like my work than just hold their tongues and keep quiet! :D

As for you art, I do try to comment when I can, but I will admit, a lot of the time I just can't think of anything to really say more than "LOL!" or "Great job!" and those are pretty useless comment to make, if I do say so myself :D I'm no artist myself, so I can't really comment on or critique your artist techniques or anything like that! As I said, I can't always think of something good to say, and admittedly, not everything you've drawn has captured my interest (I'm not really into those corny old horror movies like Child's Play, for example so I don't feel I can really comment on those pieces you've done...). Rest assured though, I do like your art style and I actually do like your original stuff (I would definitely like to see more of Paradise Island and Iggie and Friends in the future!), and I will comment if something you've drawn catches my interest or I can think of something funny to say! :)
Chopfe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Your stories are always awesome! So detailed and heart-warming! :) I'll have to get back to reading them soon! ;)

Glad to hear you like my original stuff! More of it is definitely on the way this year! :D

Chandraraj Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the same problem. I get so shagged out from work by the time I get home, I usually conk out. I don't really comment on a lot of peoples' works until weeks later. It's become a bad habit...I should work on that.

I know the feeling though. No one ever really comments on my works, either. Not that 'comments = greatness' or 'comments = gratification'. I just kinda wanna know how I'm doing. C'est la vie. 
David31 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I always do if I see a piece that I like, I usually comment on it.
Chopfe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I appreciate that! :D Thanks again!
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