Darkrai's Return 1It was a regular, beautiful evening in Treasure Town. The sun shone down from a partly cloudy sky, making the large cloud puffs multiple bright colors and the air was crystal clear.More Like This
Team FightFire, the world famous Explorer Team known for saving the world from time stopping forever, were heading over to Spinda's Café to get some drinks after apprehending a criminal earlier in the day. Misty the Vulpix, the team's leader, happily trotted next to her partner, Rio the Riolu. "I'm so glad that we finally got that Water Stone back to Eevee," Rio said happily. "Now she'll be able to evolve into a Vaporeon." Misty nodded but sadly. She had always wanted to evolve but the spirit in Luminous Spring had said both she and Rio could never evolve any farther because of some time rift that surrounded their beings. It made them stay in their current forms forever.
Misty looked down and sighed. Rio saw this and became worried. "What's wrong, Misty?" he asked. She shook her head. "It
What's Wrong With Praise?So this is another one of those artistic taboos we're never suppose to talk about, apparently. The idea of giving back positive feedback to an artist. It's seen as "coddling" as "babying" as "inflating the ego" and has such intense negative associations. It seems to be generally accepted that the only way to critique someone's work is to point out ONLY the negative parts. Any attempt to point out anything positive or something you liked about the work is seen as being unhelpful towards the artist's growth.More Like This
And frankly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.
Speaking from my own experience, I rarely ever get anything positive said about my work in a constructive way. I might get a lot of "good jobs" or people talking happily about my comics because they made them laugh, but I rarely if ever get any comments that go into detail explaining WHY I did something right. On the flip side, the amount of negative criticism and nitpicking is almost hilariously rampant, not just on my artwork but on th