Thanks to Kelly Ryan O’Brien for posting this on her Idols and Egos blog
Yeah! I think this is why I always want honest critiques of my work. The past few months I’ve been thinking a lot about if I want support or understanding. I can’t complain when I get support. Support is great. But what I really desire is understanding. So often people are just willing to just give support and not understanding by saying, “that’s nice” without a reason why it’s nice. Without really understanding what you are trying to achieve.
It comes to that taste thing that Ira talks about. I have this taste, vision, thing in my head. And when I make something that doesn’t come out right, I want to learn from it. And keep pushing forward. But then there are people who are nice and say what I did is nice, and all i can think in my head is how my artwork there isn’t really nice.
So yeah, I’ll take the nice support. But I want honest understanding more than anything.