juliaL719 wrote:Are you ever planning to address the legitimate artistic criticism you've received?
I really don't care about your past, dog. Not anymore. I'm just wondering why you're consistently lazy about your own art.
I read the comments and thought about them but I don't necessarily agree with all or most of them. I'm not sure what about this design implies laziness, considering it took the entire day on Thursday to complete. Penis hat? really? It is extremely frustrating to have put a lot of effort into something then have it called a "rough draft" considering the level of polished it is. There were several intentional decisions I made where I sacrificed realism for clarity, which I think is totally fine in the cartooning world. I'm not sure why this, of all the entries in the derby, is the one that is considered the worst in internal anatomical consistency or the one with orangutan arms considering some of the other entries, especially some of those in the fog.
The visual impact of the design is exactly what I wanted it to be, so I didn't want to make any changes and disrupt that. Ultimately I will not please everyone, so I can only decide based on what I believe myself. Could someone else make improvements to the design? Potentially, but given the limitations of my skillset I am pleased with the results and find a lot of the criticism of this design to be overly harsh and unwarranted. If you actually cared about my personal improvement then I might take what you have to say into consideration more often, but when your goal in commenting is to convince others not to vote it is easier to ignore, even if there is value in what you are saying.
To be clear, before my words get twisted, I'm not saying every piece of criticism that I have received, either on this or in the past, has been overly harsh or unwarranted. A lot of what has been said to me I have taken into account and worked on for future derbies. It may be hard for you to believe, but I spend a great deal of time obsessing over minor details for several hours after finishing a design. Much of that time is spent trying to correct the types of mistakes that people have brought up to me in the past. Unfortunately, since you don't get to see the actual rough draft, you have no point of comparison and you can just continue to assume that I don't care about my work. That's your call, I won't be able to change your mind, especially since our ideas of visual appeal strongly conflict and I have no intention of changing mine just to appease you.