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Criticism in art community!

babushka -

Sooo, art community and criticism huh??

There is a lot of comics out there that express the thought most artists agree on: artist has the right to ban people for being generally rude about their art work and/or leaving criticism they weren't asked for.

These posts get different responces, and here i will talk about the six types of those responses. 

1. What do those artists expect, they're on the Internet! Uploading your work means you're ready to hear any kind of crap from anyone who sees it!

Dear asker, how often do you come up to people in the street and tell them rudely you dislike their outfit?

By your logic, it's completely acceptable since the person in the street is available for you to see. Oh, you're afraid they will react negatively to you? Well, they have the right to do so, and so does the artist you see online! In your own word, asker - you're on the Internet, too, so get ready to be banned by those who dislike you!

2. Oh, so you just equate all constructive criticism to being rude? You think I'm being rude? You think banning everyone for disagreeing with you is the right thing?

The original post almost never says anything like that, and yet almost always there's a comment like that. No one has said anything about you specifically! No one even said anything about their criteria for constructive criticism and now you are already acting like your freedom is in danger. It's not. Calm down.

If your criticism gets getting banned and/or deleted everywhere, remember that doing criticism right is not that easy. Is your criticism necessary, kind, etc.? There are lots of discussions around this topic that might help you understand it better! And sometimes people just do not want to see you or have a conversation with you for their own reason. It's just a thing that happens with people, and the artist community isn't at fault for your negative experience!

3. But artists need criticism! An artist can't just not accept constructive criticism, if they call themselves an artist. It makes them learn and grow! If not me, than who?

You do not know the artist personally, so you are no judge to their growth.

Maybe they're already taking criticism from offline communities. Maybe they see the mistake they've made already and don't want to recieve 200 similar comments about their mistake. Maybe they would rather ask a professional for criticism than only listen to what people of the Internet think. And maybe they just don't care about their mistakes, because they do art for fun! Yes, you are allowed to do that! Anyway, why would you care about the quality of their art if you aren't paying for it??

"But..." listen, even expected constructive criticism can stagnate the work process if it's not done in the right time. Famous people have said that! Criticism should take place when the artist asks for it, this way the artist will get maximum benefit from it!

4. I criticise constructively and only when i am asked, however... - maybe, again, you should rethink your definition of constructive criticism according to question 2. I am not writing about this here, but the rule of thumb is that criticism is supposed to help, not to demotivate.

5. But my personal attitude on criticism is...

That's fine! Express it on your art blog and make sure it's respected! But don't expect everyone to have the same attitude - we're all people!

6. But assholes on the Internet are inevitable! And some people even have good intentions! What if we just grow the thicker skin and...

And what if we just ban the unwanted critics, or, at least, send this post to them? What if we all just grow the "polite" skin? It seems easier, after all.

babushka -

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