As you see, I think from now on, I’m gonna start posting my blog titles differently instead of just giving them labels of a drawing. I’ll start putting the name of the drawing as a caption underneath instead.
Today, I want to talk about a more serious topic. In today’s post, I wanted to bring light to a situation that came to mind recently. To be specific, it’s about criticism. I don’t mean the kind of criticism that you get from some random troller who just wants to bring you down. I’m talking about criticism from other artists. Sure, sometimes advice from another artist is good. It’s good to learn new things. I’m fine with that :D!
While I was growing up, I was always told that every artist was their own biggest critic. As I grew up however, I’ve been learning quickly that this isn’t always the case. You could be completely proud of something that you drew and another artist can come along and find a million faults with in a matter of only a few seconds! Do you think this is really necessary for someone to do?
Now I’m alright with constructive criticism that is directed at how the artist could have done something differently, this is totally fine. What I don’t like is when another artist flat out tells you that you need to change your style completely and to just use a different method of drawing altogether. What gives anyone the right to demand this?
I think that a request like this is totally inappropriate and uncalled for. I believe that everyone’s art style is unique and special in some way, and that no one has the right to demand that someone change their own style to specifically suit their needs. That’s what makes art so great! What kind of a world would we be living in if everyone’s art looked the same?
That’s just my take on the issue. Art is an expression of one’s thoughts and emotions. If you are able to draw something based on thought alone, then that is amazing in and of itself.