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Gentle Criticism Stamp by Mirz123 Gentle Criticism Stamp by Mirz123
This stamp was inspired by two separate incidents recently.

The first was my visiting a page where the artist displayed a sign that warned people NOT to give him criticism. He explained he had gotten too many "critiques" which were nothing more than people ripping him to shred and he was sick of it.

Second, I myself, had a poster who decided to get all over my case because he felt (much of) my art was archaic and pointless. Pixel art should have died back in the 90s, y'know.

I think that unless someone specifically asks for an ass-chewing, that critique should be thoughtful...and gentle. People want to get better. They don't want to be so belittled they never want to create again.

This is in stamp form, but I DO have a PLZ version I'll be uploading very soon, since I know this stamp will do well in the artist notes of deviations. I just need to get the accounts set-up and I'll be linking it up soon.

:bulletgreen: Stamp template by me and can be found in my resource folder ---> [link]

:bulletblue: You can find more of my stamps in this gallery folder ---> [link]

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rainbowdashbrittanyv needs to learn what criticism is.
Oh, yes, I do agree on this stamp :)
I've gotten harsh and rude criticism before (on my writing), and it really is demoralizing. 
i wish i couldn't even get a small critique, because i want to at least improve on my drawings :( , but the gentle criticsm is that i agree (trust me i experienced that issue in middle school due to a person that draws good but is a complete jerk to others that try to draw and discourages to the point that they gave drawing completely).
either way this stamps makes a good point

One way to help get feedback is if someone posts, "nice job" on your piece, write back and say, "thank you. What did you like about it? Do you think anything can be changed?"  Sometimes that will prompt conversation. :hug:
good points.... thanks for the tip! ^_^
Nobuyaki Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One time on my old account someone pointed out every single flaw on a piece it took me a few days to complete. They said it sucked, and that i should take it down and leave dA for having such bad art. They even wrote a journal about me.
DA isn't all about good art.
That's fricken awful. People are so mean.
Nobuyaki Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pussrik Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate it when people harshly criticise my work and classify it as 'only their opinion'. It's no excuse whatsoever if they're going to be a jerk about their so-called opinion. They would mostly point out the flaws about it, and never tell me what I can do to fix it. It totally kills it, and one time I stopped drawing a particular thing that I liked drawing for a few weeks because of one jerk....It sucks. 
When a person gives out a critique, it should be gentle and helpful, and not the kind that'd kill inspiration... 
I know. It really irks me. And those are usually the people who get butthurt when someone does it to them, too.
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