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    Why, just why

    I'm not trying to catch attention to myself, but I just had to say something.

    I've been on Concept Art for a short time and people have been helpful and very nice. I've even learned to start critquing so I could learn to critque myself. One of the reasons why I came here is to also maybe help people myself. I'm not the best artist, true, but I think I know a little bit.

    So I can't help but be a little bit hurt by this:

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    Now, I know everybody gets this from people who are just a little bit too defensive, but I just feel like I was insulted the most. That comment he made about me just hurt. The worst thing about it, is that I didn't really say anything about his work. Of course, I had to reply and edit because I didn't want to be insulting back.

    Am I wasting my time? All the drawings, the scribbles, could I be wasting paper? I don't think so. I hope not. I can take critique and the fact that I might be shit now, but something about the possibility of going nowhere with one of things I love the most scare the shit out of me.

    So my question is, have any of you ever felt like that when someone insulted your work that way? Am I insecure for taking that one comment a little bit too personally? And is there anything I could keep in mind next time I encounter something like that again?

    Thoughts, insults...all are welcome.


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    he's only got 16 posts. he's a NOOB.
    a noob that doesn't know how to take critiques.

    basically, if you're a noob and you can take a critique and can learn and change and grow: GOOD. forget about the rest.
    that dudes just a little bitch who doesn't know how to take a critique.

    about your work, i think you're on the right track. keep going, if you can, get into a life drawing class somewhere.
    just get better, thats the best middle finger you can shove in his face.
    now quit bitchin and go draw.

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    You're overreacting. Consider the source.

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    MM Howard, hes obviously an awesome artist. Just accept that and leave him alone to stay super awesome.....always.

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    Lol! that stuff on Loomis is for, what's the name of that thread again?, ah yes, worst of....

    Seriously Mmhoward, don't sweat it man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by complete2 View Post

    just get better, thats the best middle finger you can shove in his face.
    now quit bitchin and go draw.
    YES SIR!



    To everyone else that has to view this "why me" thread, I sincerely apologize. I'm having an "I really suck" week.

    Anyway, thank you guys for setting me straight.

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    It's just a very narrow specialisation - mermaid warrior princess paintover painter.

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    When you find someone who responds rudely to sensible advice, with an ad hominem like that, there's a useful facility available in the site software - if you go into his profile, and click on "ignore this user" - problem solved

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    By the way. There is Oooh's and Ahhhhhhh's sub-forum in Finally Finished. We need more threads there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcorc View Post
    When you find someone who responds rudely to sensible advice, with an ad hominem like that, there's a useful facility available in the site software - if you go into his profile, and click on "ignore this user" - problem solved
    That's done already. I don't want to get any surprise messages from him.

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    I'm new!Anyway I don't think that you should get hurt by this,take it...it could only make you stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farvus View Post
    It's just a very narrow specialisation - mermaid warrior princess paintover painter.
    surely thats the best kind of painter you can evor be..?

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    not even having the benefit of reading the entire thread he posted in (I chose not to) I can see already that he is obviously waaay to good for this site....that he should go make a website just for himself....to show only his work. Apparently he has learned it all and needs no further instruction or advice. Seriously though that comment about Loomis....makes me want to ask him...."and where is your book that practically every artist at some point reads??"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penabled View Post
    Seriously though that comment about Loomis....makes me want to ask him...."and where is your book that practically every artist at some point reads??"
    He has a problem with insulting people that didn't even affect him personally. Apparently, Loomis is coward (?!?!) to him.

    Nevertheless, he got defensive and started insulting everyone else that didn't agree that his pictures were near professional. I'm not mad, just offended. And no one deserved that.

    What's ironic is that I probably would've taken his same approach to criticism six months ago.

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    Actually, that DBarla guy may be on to something. If you look through the CC threads, those with many replies can generally be broken down into two kinds:

    a) the OP is getting critiques because they update frequently, work diligently to keep the thread alive and ask questions

    or

    b) the OP is a dickwad

    Could be a clever way to get critiques
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceberae View Post
    Actually, that DBarla guy may be on to something. If you look through the CC threads, those with many replies can generally be broken down into two kinds:

    a) the OP is getting critiques because they update frequently, work diligently to keep the thread alive and ask questions

    or

    b) the OP is a dickwad

    Could be a clever way to get critiques
    Maybe I should go back to being a defensive bitch

    Hmm


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    There's a difference between getting lots of replies because there's an informative discussion going on; and getting lots of replies because people are just rounding on someone who's behaving like a jerk.

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    Hey, if you give a crit with good intentions and respect and the guy acts like a putz, it's him who has the problem, not you. Don't give it a second thought....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MM Howard View Post
    Maybe I should go back to being a defensive bitch

    Hmm

    It's unfortunate, but trolls do get a lot of attention. Don't pay them much mind. If you like drawing, if you enjoy it and for whatever reason you want to keep getting better, don't let something like a snide remark stop you
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    Wow... Might I direct you to this quote because I believe this is the exact situation in context.

    I'm with everyone else... do what makes you happy, draw what's important to you, and get really good at it. That's the best way to prove anyone wrong... besides, I bet he'll end up bagging your groceries one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanE View Post
    Wow... Might I direct you to this quote because I believe this is the exact situation in context.

    I'm with everyone else... do what makes you happy, draw what's important to you, and get really good at it. That's the best way to prove anyone wrong... besides, I bet he'll end up bagging your groceries one day
    Thank you so much that. I put it by my computer, so next time I hear that from anyone, I'll keep that in my mind.

    As for him bragging groceries...I just hope he learns to take critique a bit better next time.

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