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Message for deviantArlets by MugenMcFugen Message for deviantArlets by MugenMcFugen

Ok I have to say few things:

This message isn't directed to everyone thats on deviantArt. Just... no. There is lots of them who draw for a mere fun, there is lots of newbies who are still learning and there are those who enjoy doing something other than drawing, whether is that photography, modeling, literature, etc... But there are also those persons, although widely popular to this site (yes, only this site) that will refuse not only different opinions (and block them for that), but they will ignore completely positive critique just because they think it's their ''style'' or ''their drawing ability is defined by mistakes in past''. FUCK. IS MY DRAWING STYLE DEFINED BY MY OLD DRAWINGS? NO. Everything is possible if you work hard enough on your art. Just because someones opinion is a bit harsh on you, doesn't mean they don't care or that they are troll (I'm honestly getting sick of this analogy) or even worse, cyber bully. And remember, if you want to succeed into being recognized artist, you HAVE to remember: ''Too much ego will kill your art''. And that's true, because at some point, I've experienced it myself.

On other part, I want to say that I DO NOT think that my art is ''godlike'' or ''best of the best''. It isn't. I still have shitton of learning to do. Doodles to make. Things to observe. Experiment with my style. What I want to say is that, if it weren't for wonderful people that critiqued me even in the harsh way and my self-criticism, I wouldn't be where I am. And if it weren't for those people that I daily look up on dA, they are NOT mega popular, but I find beauty in their works, I WILL NEVER be their copycat or try to draw in the way they draw, they are inspiring me with their effort and style.

The conclusion in the end would be: You want to be an artist? Consider others people opinion, even if they don't draw good or they're just newbies. People are not blind. And be happy if someone can spot mistake.

PS: The deviation may seem bit of egoistical, but that's not my point; I just LOVE how much have I changed in artist field, I'm not still at my best. You learn as you live. And if you put effort when you make something, it'll definitely pay of, sooner or later. Quality above quantity.

That's all I have to say. Over and out.
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RaymanFan9000 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
This is the best parody I've ever read, AND it's inspirational!
Red-WereZ Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thats a hell of improvement! :D Agree with what you're saying, definitely; though on the same level, I don't like people who comment things which less critique and more being rude or aggressive and if the artist replies they go "gotcha! you can't take criticism!". But critique is important. 
cowcow217 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
wolverine's forearm is a bit too short and stubby,
his shoulder is sliiiightly feminine, it's not that noticeable,
but it would be more intimidating if you gave him a bit more gaunt (and darker bg)

that's already a good standard of artwork for 15yo!!
you were already experimenting with light and fancy shapes n stuff.
it's hard to compare because they are different styles of drawing,
but in the wolverine pic we can see that you got the hang of light sources a lot better

keep the passion for art burning! and hope ure having fun at ur job ;D
PinkPikachu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I don't really have anything witty to say. Just that I think you are very right. A lot of people could stand to let their style grow and change rather than letting it stagnate.
SaikoStation Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I got some decent critisism xD

I mainly get all the "omg sugoi awesome" things, But I don't know if people mean it or not.
I swear one day I'm going to purposely do a decently terrible picture and see if people point it out


Also you improved a lot ;u; I have too, Not that much, But improvement is improvement, No?
TheMarquisOfDorks Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is not only true but also quite funny.
elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm fourteen and I understand that yours rocks fucking ass and the other one is utter shite. I take every critique as long as it is totally serious and doesn't consist or just insults; I.E. something that'll actually help me.
comowaz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...age 15 and you're
my god

//flesh melts off in a gelatinous goo, and crawls away

it's seriously amazing. I envy, I really do. Especially since I'm around that age. I'm not much of an anime artist but....oh my god. Seriously...OH MY GOD!!!
AliceTheHunted Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
You give me hope. :D
Engelsblau Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I see what you did there.
Mauser7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Old Spice dude FTW! But seriously, I agree with your message.
Darkrose42 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art is good. No need to defend that :)
I'm just starting to learn drawing, I'm excited about it. And whenever someone will give me a critique, I'll think about it and consider it for the future. I really don't understand what's so difficult about this.
Darkrose42 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah great, how can I be so stupid to post this here? Shouldn't open so many tabs in one window.

At least some people may be able to laugh about it.
PennyWereSkunk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS, so much.
EvieE-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fucking love! <3 i love how you used the old spice thing for this, and it's so true *Huggles* I got a real kick out of it too, good job
thegirlcalledratha Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
All of my internet. Have it.
LlamaDoodle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
lolistick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah! Critique is good, shame I dont take any advice...
WolfBiyo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it's "bit of egoistical" AT ALL; I think it's brilliant. Thank you for sending this message!
chorvaqueen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Send this to :icontompreston:
MugenMcFugen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconlol-faceplz: I think outcome would be hilarious. But nah, let him be, I mean he's doesn't need one more person telling him what to fix. :lol:
BomKosh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So... Did you get the outcome?
TennoStoryWriter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
See, I don't get that, I mean, I personally don't want my old art around because I can't stand the stuff, but some want it around for comparison, not to be defined by. Why would I want to be defined by my old art? My old art is SHIT, compared to my newer style and hell, my newer style has a WAYS to go before I feel I could call it remotely good (I'm still working on it, which in a way explains my tragically tiny gallery for having been here ages CRAI).

I never understood that accusation myself, I think its just people being crybabies because they have jello skin and don't need to be on the internet. It seems to be the only thing they can come up with besides the startling revelation, that YES, people have different opinions than you and are attempting to help you via critique. I think even the harshest of critique can still hold merit even if one doesn't take well to it at first, I'd prefer that to someone trying to candy coat it anyways :T

I don't see how this is egotistical, I think its pretty damn rational and a nice way of showing what happens when people toughen up and learn to take anything that isn't blind praise. Amen, bromigo, amen :B
HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good joke

best parody
flyingsaucerscout Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The age 15 art is still pretty good ;A;
mac132 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. I hate people who baww over a critique. xD
gingertail98 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are my hero. :iconcryforeverplz:
Ekuhikaarme Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL xD anyone who would have a problem with this doesn't know humor.. xD

but it does show points. >.>
Hviten Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

No truer words could be said.

Have an internet, sir.

UseR-MaRon-GoAnY Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me on how so much i tried to become an Anime artist myself, only to fail, and to create my little own fantasy world, by just being me and trying different ideas.
DestroyErase Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Evidently not even the best critiques can help people aspire to more than mediocre and average.

Good looks on you though for trying.
Lunatic-Blade Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student
You know what would help?

Actually getting critique. :stare:

The only critiques I get is sometimes left and right something like: "the arm looks off" or when I went to a professional portfolio insight, some teachers from an art college told me to draw more backgrounds, objects, sketches/studies and add inspiration sources... Which I hate to do but eventually WILL be doing
Jin-Kurazama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
This applies to everything actually, not just art. And it's perfect, and perfect = good.
Lophiomyinae Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I agree. C:
Langolier91 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I find this funny because I can relate
ZOMBIExBite Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I declare the Old Spice Guy to be the official representative of this whole deal.
ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I don't overly care for critique because I already self-criticize myself to the point of frustration :P
MissCath Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I totally agree. Even if I'm sometimes sad, when I get a critique, but I appreciate it so much. I know that it can help me.
Colonel-Motivation Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excepting critique is really hard for a lot of people. Too stuck up for it. But another thing that I find is important, even if they don't want to listen to critique, they should at least have self-criticism
Geryfon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Something I need to keep in mind, thanks for posting this :)
BuniiBun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
You know what's funny? I used to draw my characters pretty badly and NEVER did I once listen to critique. Yet, I improved.

I hated listening to people telling me what to do, so I drew my way by watching my favorite artists and I IMPROVED. Critiques don't help everyone. Only for those who aren't able to see their own mistakes.
MugenMcFugen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Digital Artist
You know what? You're right. Artists needs appropriate dose of self-criticism. And it's even better when it's mixed with critique from other people. But since you have no deviations whatsoever (I can't see your ''self improvement''), you're here only about a week and only deviation you faved is that comic from Arkham Insanity that's causing deliberate shitstorm, so I find it hard to actually have some kind of a debate with you.
BuniiBun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Well, I've been on dA for about two years, but I was able to bring up an account I deactivated a week ago.

I just lurk around here sometimes and so I saw this drama going on, so I reactivated. I just wanted to sort of put my own opinion into it because I think that critiques aren't everything. Some people learn better on their own. When I had my other two old accounts, people kept trying to tell me how to draw all the time, but I followed my own way and I think I improved a lot. I don't draw my characters heads as big as I used to and I can draw the human body so much better now than I did two years ago when I first really started drawing, but all of that was from copying my favorite artists and occasionally looking at photos of the human body.

I didn't need any sort of crits because now I rarely get any. So, I do it on my own and I think that's the best way.
tiamatrouge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
It very much depends on what your definition of improvement is.
That being said, you have no art up. I wish you did, so I could see your improvement for myself. :)
BuniiBun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I would, but that would be a giveaway. :)
tiamatrouge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
What would that give away?
The truth?
CutieKitty183 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree!
AraDiaTerror Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Please marry me <3~~
Kuroseki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fuck yeah!
Leah-the-Red Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG I LOVE THIS. Can I feature this in the description of something of mine?
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