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if it exists, it is art.
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Claire / ♀ / 20 / London
University Student: studying Animation
Birthday: 30th January
Read About Me here

❤ Boyfrando ❤

heathers-rivera:

puppy is understandably confused about everything in life

I might be going twice next year! I can’t reveal details yet of the first trip but I’ll be going in the summer too, taking lots of pictures, getting references for Klausen, lol

So I’m super happy, yesterday I used some of the money I made at BUCK to buy a lovely canon camera :D
Now I’m super excited to abuse it when I go to New york next year! x3 

Al made me play World of Warcraft.
We are playing as Pandas
his is called AngelCake and mine is Kalyan
XD

valo-the-pony-drawer:

ninja dennybutt

just feel like draw somting for my friend Dennybutt be cos she work so hard on commders and so i feel so bad for her so i whas finking make ninja whit pony so this how it com to my head ninja denny whit cool ninja clos be ceful she can kick and fro ninja satr at you you my run but you can not hied from NINJA DENNYBUTT PONY!!!! i hope you like it owo

AWW Valo you are the sweetest thing ever! X3 This made me smile so much, thank you so much Valo <3

I think next time I open commissions I’ll just have 4, maybe even 3 slots open only, that way I won’t be thinking “oh crap, I have so much to do”
Plus Uni is approaching so.. :(

God daaamn I cannot wait to finish all these commissions just to relieve the stress and give me more time to actually work on my own things. I HATE working on my own things with the horrible thought in the back of my mind that tells me “oh but you should do commissions, people will see you as a bad commissioner because you’re so slow”

ugh. Just want to be done already.

I colored a thing.

aw this is awesome! :D Nice colouring! Thank you very much!

  dcislazy said:
omg imagine Kalyan trying to force Joen to wear antlers for Christmas but Joen is all fussy saying no but in the end Kalyan gets him to wear it for reasons that are best not said in public~ :3

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.

ruuqo:

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.

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.”

Mate if they don’t want criticism don’t give it to them. They will see it, because you post it as a comment on their content or send them a message. How would they not see it and therefor not read it ? It’s not like you’re going to go say it to some random artist and expect the artist you’re criticising to know what you said.

If the person wants criticism they will ask for it and if they don’t then they bloody don’t want it. I don’t understand why people on Tumblr don’t understand the difference between “yes I would like some feedback on this image” and “thank you for any suggestions for improvements you might have but I would appreciate that you don’t comment with any criticism right now :) “

Since when was it a crime to say “I don’t want feedback” ? Yes some artists need tips but keep them to yourself until they want help. When the artist is looking for tips, tricks and general feedback they will ask for it. Until then duct tape your fingers together and ban yourself from tumblr if you have to, to prevent yourself from saying something… because it often comes across as rude and/or hurtful and brings the artist down in confidence, motivation and just general mood. Don’t damper someone’s spirits if they are happy doing what they are doing and are not looking for feedback or ways to improve, it’s really as simple as that.

kumapony:

My entry for the asian 30minchallenge, now with colors and a few fixes.
And in the words of the amazing Fayleh
ITS JUST A BUTT GET OVER IT

I got some help for the pose and school like clothing from Hoof Beat 2.

unf <3

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.

alskylark:

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.