I have a pen and ink project for school I have over 30 hours into that is a stippling. I had been posting my progress on the stippling on forums elsewhere. Though reviews were favorable, one 16 yr old kid only said 'superb effort'.
What exactly does that mean when people use that toward your work? To me effort means you gave it a try and fell flat. The comment just irks me a little because I expect helpful critiqueing after a comment like that.

My professor told me great job during the class critique which doesn't happen often (ever) and it gave me some pride, so perhaps I'm looking to far into this? It's very possible that the many hours of millions of dots that caused me to think in morse code and no sleep in two days have finally driven me insane pld: