Shit, it’s been awhile.... This little rant is just something I’ve been wanting to get off my chest when it comes to positivity vs negativity about art. I’m coming from this at both views. Team Artists: Obviously you should be respectful to the artist. Don’t just come on the platform and say it’s trash. Yes, artists are fine with hearing criticism and often want to hear it so that they can improve their craft. But just saying “this is is trash” doesn’t do shit for anyone and only causes negative conflict that. Team Critics: But we also gotta come at this from the from the other person’s view. This is coming from someone who is a fellow “artist” (I’m just a guy that draws for shits and giggles). We as artists SHOULD accept criticism as it helps us grow. And when the constructive criticism has content and genuine aid, we should take it. Not everyone has to like our art, that’s just human nature. Artists SHOULD be prepared for negative feedback however since we are putting our stuff out on display tor the public. No matter what, people either like it or hate it. You can argue that it’s “your style” all you want however there’s a HUGE difference between having a style and just something being straight up bad. It’s like comparing the style of anime to the style of rubber hose cartoons. Neither is bad and they work for their applications. However, both can be down very badly, there’s no argument for style if it’s not even good in the context you’re using it for. Conclusion: No matter which side you’re on, we always have to remember to be respectful to each other. Artists and their fans should not outright attack any person who criticizes their art and critics should be giving CONSTRUCTIVE criticism that’s not attacking the artist. The whole point of it is to help the artist improve by pointing out flaws, not putting them on blast for not doing something correctly. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.