moose32 wrote:what the drymount is wrong with you all where is your art work listed?
Mine has been on walls and trains on and off for years, I've been dissed before. Words on a computer screen are fudge compared to someone crossing out your hard work in two seconds with a big line thru it. But that's life in graffiti. I'll gladly post some if it makes Brandon or any one else feel better. As for my comment it was a joke, but I have to agree with earlgreytoast on this. If you're going to charge people expect to hear criticism, good and bad. I'll go one further, if you're going to post an image on the internet (charging people or not)...expect comments, good and bad. It looks like a good picture was run thru a photocopy filter then a stamp or maybe woodcut filter after that. It probably would have looked a lot better if he had gone in and cleaned it up by hand afterwards. It's just my opinion, it's not law or gospel so no one needs to get up in arms over it.
I know people will flame this...but I swear it's true and I'll explain my twisted logic after.
I actually prefer it when people rip apart my work.
Go on flame it...but heres why. Almost everyone will tell you they like something you do. Especially friends and family. It's just easier for people to say OMG I love that...cause they think its what the artist wants to hear and it's a feel good statement. If someone says they don't like it, rest assured they aren't lying. They're giving you raw thought. I'd rather hear that any day. I constantly blow off the OMG's simply because I see fault in any work I do, I know people might not always see the imperfections...or mistakes. But I do, and I can accept that not everything I produce needs to be perfect, sometimes I actually prefer it that way just to see if people criticize it. I can learn when people rip it apart, I'm not encouraged to keep doing shitty work, and it inspires me to do better.
I guess in retrospect I could have held my tongue and not said what I said, but I said it thinking I would want to hear it if I was the artist.