Re: Cold Fusion
Thanks for the support (or not) for this design everyone. It was a nice chance to do something out of the ordinary for myself. And of course I'm always in awe of TJost's color work. He did a fantastic job on this, as always! -high five!-
About the above debate on proper critiquing of art: I've been a working professional for over 10 years now, and I'm also an art school graduate. Not once in that time has a teacher, mentor, boss, or even coworker used the word 'suck' to describe mine or another's work. There were a few times in school that people did say that to me, but those people were all under the age of 18 and had plenty of ulterior motives for their statements. Take what you will from that.
I've been dealt harsh criticism before, loads of it even. But it was always given with the genuine intention of making the final product better rather than berating me or proving one's own superiority. It was given with mutual respect. Any child can say something sucks. Most learned adults can formulate a better way to point out the faults in something (especially if you claim yourself an 'expert', as some people do here). If you truly want a final piece of artwork to be better, or to encourage someone to be better overall, you can choose from two ways to do it. One of those ways will not garner you any good will or respect, and one will. You're free to choose how you would rather go about things.
Thanks again everyone, see you another time.