At 9/16/12 03:34 PM, HiryuGouki wrote:
I'll show you what criticism can do for those who accept it, this is what happened after I received a critique from jagondudo.I really hate reading, but I will definitely check out the website. If there's anything that involves LESS reading you could find me, I would be more than happy to "gobble it up", so to speak. But yes, I see your point, and I have been going out of my way to make more competent design choices as of late. And yes, I will try and step out of my comfort zone a lot more often, such is the case with my dynamic pose practice, and trying real life fashions onto my characters. I just want everyone to know that I have been working my ass off on trying to improve, and that I will post more pictures as evidence of such.
*Also note that I was going out of my comfort zone as well because I'm used to working with colors opposed to only grays, and by accepting criticism I was able to see that I need more practice is my areas of weakness.*
Criticism is an artist's most valuable resource, don't waste it.
But the only complaint I have is the amount of READING I would have to do, and that bothers me, since I am more of a "visual learner" so to speak. Why do you think I have been getting better? Because I read about it? NO! Because I use visual references and practice gesture drawings, that's why. But, it's always good to see varying perspectives on this matter of my art, even if I am not always the most agreeable person on the block.
Also, let me know what you think of this. This is basically my VERY FIRST photo manipulation EVER.
Did you really just blow off the best advice anyone has ever given too you? I told you that you have a lack of understanding, that is why you must read. You say you hate reading yet over 70% of the Internet communicates through text as a medium, does this mean you hate the Internet? You're talking about being a "visual learner", oh... is that the case? Because many before me told you to DRAW FROM LIFE/OBSERVATION , that is as visual as one can get. I looked at your art and you are NOT getting better despite what you think, you constantly repeat the same errors and one of them being not accepting criticism. You are 21 according to your profile, it's funny because I thought you were 14-15 this whole time. The only thing I can conclude from this is that you have some sort of mental issue. Don't even try to take that the wrong way, I said issue not disability. I even had to explain just now to you that you were not being insulted because you like to play the victim. A mental issue could be anything from having writer's block to being stressed or depressed. Since I got rid of the subtext in my reply to you because it appears to me that you cannot comprehend subtext. Now you can't cry about being insulted because you are not being insulted.
That being said I'm telling you, not asking, but TELLING you to accept criticism . Actually do what people say like draw a portrait of something from a photo. Also I know you will probably respond to this like a child and say something like "Well if you're gonna try and make me do it, I wont."
A parent(everyone trying to help you) is trying to make a disobedient child(you) eat their vegetables(criticism). The kid kicks and screams "I want candy(I wanna do things my way despite asking for help several times)". The parent(moderator) needs to pop the kid with their belt and send them to time out(banned from the forums). But for some reason the parent(moderators) are allowing the child to throw a temper tantrum and make a mess on the table(forums).
Seriously, you think you and your art is immune to criticism and you want the maximum amount of praise for the least amount of effort. I bet that Alex Ahad had to learn other things before he could make art for Skull Girls, he didn't just randomly wake up one day and start drawing them.
You also asked me what I think about your photo manipulation, it looks like a bunch of no skill photoshop filters and the smudge tool abused the eyes and mouth then you took the brush tool and just scribbled blood on the face as if you didn't completely mess that up because blood is MUCH darker than what you put on the face. On a scale of one to ten, I'll give it a two only because it made me laugh a little due to the fact that it looks derpy rather than horror.
Also other artist out there... BECKY WAS RIGHT! Don't waste your time here.
I quickly painted everyone's reaction from reading your replies.