I've recently noticed that while I'm still receiving many wonderful messages from watchers; some of those newer comments contain phrases that I find quite disconcerting.
While I enjoy receiving helpful critique, I must say; commentaries featuring dialogue such as 'the feels', doesn't really help my cause to improve, as a writer/and or stamp maker!
In addition, I find that I have a growing dislike for flattering comments, which don't include the commenter having added the work/s they've commented on, to their favourites.
I think I would much prefer a thoughtful, tactful critique (and not the official requested type, either, as every admirer and/or critic has a unique approach to critiquing work – and not necessarily needing to use 100+ words, to get their point across); than flattering words that don't mean a thing, without an added 'favourite'!
I understand that many of my works aren't everybody's cup of tea (and therefore don't expect to encounter great numbers of admirers, here on DA); but if I am to 'get better', then I would like for watchers to consider being more thoughtful, in approaching me about my work. Like many of you, I pour much energy, into my submissions. I know that any sane hard-working artist – no matter their style, level of experience, or medium – likes to know that others are genuinely interested in seeing improvement!
In short; please consider carefully, your approach, whenever I upload a new submission. I enjoy reading comments – really, I do! But I'd much prefer to know that you genuinely enjoyed said submissions, than to receive flattering comments that (without an added 'favourite') leave me feeling empty.
to everyone who responded to the original article! The lovely hints I received from fellow writers, has helped, to enable me to become a better artist than what I already am. Also, the comments shared by watchers whose mediums include traditional and/or digital art, are valuable, in allowing me to see that the comments they share, are just as sweet! In short,
All the same, I'd like to improve. Which is why I had to put a stop to pointless comments (which, because they lacked hints on how to improve - or even why they liked said works), left me wondering whether people took me seriously enough, as a writer.
Fortunately (after reading this), several commenters offered me some wonderful hints! I'm heartily grateful to them for their suggestions. Thanks again, guys/gals!
I read a lot. What I do is take a sentence from certain books and try to out do it. Try and be more descriptive. Make sure you have your spelling correct and you actually know what certain words mean. If you want you could try that. Here, try making this simple phrase nice and descriptive. 'I saw the ocean, and it was very pretty.'
Your suggestions - along with those made by another writer, ~RainbowCrash33 - are just what the doctor ordered! With these handy hints in mind, I hope to reach a wider audience, than the relatively miniscule one that I've garnered, so far!
Once again, , for your kindly critique! So very appreciated!