megsck wrote:please, im not saying that you have to be coddled but im sure, "your design is a bit boring, maybe trying this, or that. also i dont think your colors work maybe try this or that." is better than, "your t-shirt sucks! i wouldn't wear that in a million years! also you are a talentless hack who only draws easy things, try something harder why dont you!"
so if you prefer someone insulting you rather than giving you straight forward respectful criticism, than yay for you, most people including me, as an artist, would prefer it the other way.
I think that someone saying, "This design sucks, you're a talentless hack!" is as helpful as someone saying, "This design is awesome, you're so talented!" I value both equally.
I just figure that sometimes people don't know what they like or don't like about something. They just know that it sucks (or doesn't). And if I weren't ok with the "this sucks!" comments then I shouldn't be ok with the "this rocks!" comments either, right?
megsck wrote:"your t-shirt sucks! i wouldn't wear that in a million years! also you are a talentless hack who only draws easy things, try something harder why dont you!"
I actually think that comment is pretty constructive. What I'd get from it is the person is suggesting that I branch out and quit doing the same shizzle over and over. The fact that it's insulting and hostile just shows me how strongly they feel. But like I said, I'm pretty thick skinned and insults don't really offend me.
Edit Again: I guess the point I'm trying to make is that you can't really control how other people choose to express themselves, but you can control how you take it in.