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artist-refs:

jujibla said:

why is it considered rude to give unwanted critique? As long as it constructive its not harmful at all. Since op did nothing wrong i think its not okay to make him/her apologize, just because he/she is unpleasant to someone.

It’s kind of like when a guy goes up…

Just my personal two cents but…if somebody DOESN’T want a critique on any of their artwork then they probably shouldn’t be making any. (That is, if you are training to be a career artist)


When I went to school, we were taught (and understood) that critique is a vital role in the creative process and essential to an artist’s growth. If you want to be an artist as a career you HAVE to develop a thick skin. It only gets tougher when you enter your art career. Without those training wheels in school one could be in for a shock when they have their first real client and have to deal with revisions, differences of opinion..ext.


That being said, don’t be a jerk just for the sake of being one. Be careful how you word things and try to speak to the person the way you would like to be spoken to. If the other party really doesn’t want to hear it, it’s their loss because they are missing the opportunity to grow.

A couple of times when it is not appropriate to critique… (imo) at least in public…
1) Work that was made for a client (you never know if it was the client’s idea to use that horrible color scheme and the artist begrudgingly had to go along with it for the sake of their job)

2) Works in progress (sometimes) If the idea is barely fleshed then this is a good chance to “catch” mistakes early, before you render a lot. But it’s also hard to judge where they are going if the work is incomplete. So tread carefully.

3) Something deeply personal that they made for their own emotional outlet. In this case, the art only needs to make sense to the creator. Ask permission before voicing any harsh critique.

I was one of the only girl’s in a group of male artists back in school and they were sometimes HARSH. My fiance is an artist and he is HARSH as well with his critiques at times, but as much emotional and prideful pain it has caused, it pushed me to be better. That’s not to say that I would have appreciated a gentler hand at times, but you get my point.

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A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

heecawroo:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

thank you

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royalty-of-ogien:

theinkedoctopus:

inkytomes:

fandomslutcakes:

jainz:

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do you think that if we get enough people caring about this we can get them to make a game? 

I’m not sure I could handle that honestly.

At first i reblogged this because it seemed cool, then I watched the video. Holy fuck. I mean, just hell, in 7 minutes I was so submerged int the story I almost cried. This needs to be something, a game, a movie, something.

That tore my heart out someone make this into something a game a movie ANYTHING

Please

They need to make something with this!

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Started up a Go Fund Me page

theedwardiangirl:

As I’m currently unemployed, though I’m trying very hard to get out of that position, Etsy is currently my only source of income.  That and I’m living off my parent’s life insurance money which won’t last forever.

If anyone can help get the word out that will be HUGELY appreciated!

I have different levels listed for rewards.

Thank you all!

The link to my Go Fund Me page is

http://www.gofundme.com/f1swmk

My friend Erin’s “GoFunDmE” :-)
She has made me lots of pretty things! Definitely a good investment!

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cryptoart:

cryptovolans:

my new comic, Quick$ilver, is live!!!
Read the 13-page intro from the beginning *HERE*!
(it’s also on tapastic!)
I suppose it’s also worth mentioning that I’m going to be at SPX next weekend with, among other things, mini volumes of this comic, at table B-13!

I hope you all enjoy reading about the disastrous life & times of my precious angel <3 <3

((GENERAL WARNING! this comic contains, and will continue to contain, mature content, including violence, language, sexual content and alcohol. Nothing that I would consider quite 18+, but I figured I’d put it out there just in case.))

gonna try to catch this blog up gradually over the next few weeks since it’s super behind on the art I’ve been making. So this is a bit out of order, but this is my new comic, in case you missed it on the main blog!

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kirileonard:

The miniature art of Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2014. The paintings measure between 3”x3” and 2.5”x3” - Some paintings are sold but those that aren’t will be for sale at the IlluxCon Showcase in Allentown, Pennsylvania from Sep. 18th to Sep 20th. Each cost $50.

Pumpkin is my favorite!

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omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.
There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.
Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.


Need

omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.

There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.

Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

Need

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