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Say you posted an Art Improvement Meme! Would you get offended if people started to prefer the older peice? 

52 deviants said Nah, just an opinion I guess
34 deviants said No, I wouldn't be that offended but it still would make me upset
19 deviants said Yes very much so. They might as well have said I have gotten worse v-v
9 deviants said Yes I would be offended, but perhaps its bad to be offended?

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I-am-Ayla-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I will do as I like. I will NEVER just change my skills because others want me to.
dinitrix-art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i've done one before and showed it to two of my friends. They both preferred the older piece simply because the hair didn't curve weird.
It offended me because they based their opinion on the shape of the hair
neither of them even bothered to look at how my colouring and proportions approved, nope. The hair curves in unnaturally so it's bad.
that really bothered me, and it made me upset.
-literally the colouring on the older piece looked like it was done by a five-year-old :c-
TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've had that happen to me actually haha. I just considered it an opinion since they had no other reason besides preference.
Marri-Nekos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes,I once did that when I had an account on a website that had a place where you could post art and I did a comparation everyone kept saying that the older one was cuter,that it looked better and everything,I got so upset...
JellyBray Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on the piece tbh ???
Like sometimes I prefer my old art sometimes I prefer my new art.
If I re-did something and strongly felt like I've "improved" I would be upset for a while tbh and pretty much have the "so I've gotten worse" attitude
If I re-did something and felt like I could've done better or the first was better than I would totally agree with them and be like "yeah" lol
peaceouttopizza23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not really! Because my style may have changed, but other things I do in my art could have too.
Maybe people just prefer the old style, which is fine because it's a different style than what I do now, not saying I'm bad or my art is, just that they prefer the way i used to draw things.
I think labeling this meme the 'improvement' meme is where all the insulting feelings come from when people say they prefer the old one
A more fitting name would be something like "See how my art has changed"
Because yes, you improved, but things also changed, because that's how art evolves. Not necessarily saying the old one was bad, just that it's different than what you do now.

It's something like, say I used to make my eyes on my art super sparkly, for an example. But over time I started making them more realistic and less sparkly and anime, as my style developed.
Well, if people prefer the sparkly eyes that's fine, just a personal preference. Just as it was mine to stop using that. It's just how my art evolved, and that's just the people's opinion of which they liked more(because everyone likes different things)
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