I don't care if it's weird art, shitty art, art that I personally hate. An artist needs to make art that's right for them, despite the noise. Make art time personal time and keep working, no matter what.
This is not an anti-critique piece. Critique is good. Useful input is useful. It's up to the artist to decide what is and what isn't.
It's about blocking out the kind of distraction and negativity that derails the artistic process. What artists need to worry about most is making their art and to not get involved in all the BS. Absorb all the valid feedback and let the rest just bounce off.
Edit: Thank you for the DD! I'm glad so many people found it to be cheering to them.
After getting some feedback, I'd like to elaborate a little bit on some of the thoughts I've had in response.
The first is that these people are not necessarily 'bad guys'. They represent forces that often cause an artist to become upset, reactive, wasteful of energy. (I picked the ones I see people becoming the most upset about on DeviantART and on the internet in general. I personally have no problem with people who copy my work, but some people do). The artist is the filter and it is the artist who decides how these people hurt or help their ability to make art. There will always be trolls, haters, critics, copiers, feedback both good and bad, and the artist must always express themselves in spite of this, to take in what is useful to them, let the rest go, and not get caught up in their own negativity. This ideal artist is not at war with a hostile environment but at peace with reality.
Secondly, I've made it into a print (as per requested) but am also allowing the full DL of the original drawing for anyone who wants to print it out and just hang it up in their work space as a little reminder.
I like the critic they help me see things im either too stubborn to see or didnt see at all, they are another eye to take a look at your work and genuine critics only want to help you to improve. You should never take criticism to heart or feel hurt by it if it is genuine, contructive criticism.
Finally, something I can relate to. This is the sad truth we deviants all live by today. From the beginner to the master, we will all have one of the people in this picture. But if we work hard, we can change the world in ways nobody thought were possible. Together, we can and 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 make a difference.
This is so TRUE literally!!!!! I could count off so many of the people I know that will copy my art criticize it and try to steal my hand drawn art I always put up other peoples drawings and give them shout outs I never steal the art though thats just weird... and oww my head hurts ahhhhhh
I was meant to see this. That spoke right to my soul. Thank You so much!!!Thank you for the inspiration and motivation. You're right, an artist's job is to make art and at the same time we must learn to drown out the noise that comes with it...