some shit that i dare to call "art"
1) is that a boy or a girl?:
apparently this is considered a bad question but I don’t get why! you created the character, just answer what gender this character is! girl, boy a character with no gender, it doesn’t matter! the person who asked is just curious.
2)can you teach me how to draw?:
this really shouldn’t be considered a bad question cause the person just thinks you’re a great artist and wants some advice, you can be an artist that can’t teach or just don’t feel confident teaching others, so tell them just that! maybe if you tell them “practice hard everyday” they’ll get salty about it but they’ll understand someday that “practice hard everyday” is the best kind of advice!
3) do you take free requests?:
maybe this person is just new and doesn’t know that you only do commisions. new artists tend to do free requests to get more popular so maybe they thought of you like that! just respectfully answer “no I don’t, sorry”, it can get monotonous but not everybody knows you.
4) I hate this ship but I love the art:
ummm that’s not bad at all, they’re just saying what they think. you might think to yourself “good for you I don’t care!” so why should you care? they just complimented your art skills, they don’t have to be on the same shipping page as you.
5) can you design a logo for me?:
now I can understand that artist that didn’t learn about design can find that question annoying, but some artist did learn all about design, commercialism, and other advertisement endavours, so maybe that can be a good apportunity for them! you’re an artists that doesn’t do that stuff? just say no.
6) your character reminds me of *this character*:
now this is despised by most artists and I can get why, but you have to think “why did this person come to this conclusion?”, take a good look at the character they’re comparing yours with, tell yourself “hmm, oh yeah I can see the similarities!” than answer “yes I do see what you mean but I created this character out of my own imagination, this was purely coincidental!”; and if you did base your character out of that other character don’t hide it! tell the truth “yes I was inspired by this character; good on you for noticing!”
“reminds me of” is not ad bad as “this is a ripp-off of”.
[remember, not everyone with comments like these is a troll or a hater, they might just have the purest of intentions; they may word it poorly sometimes tho]
[if you don't agree with me that's fine,if you hate these advices that's fine too and if you think that it's not worth it talking to commenters like that maybe just try it, you might make new friends; and if they're actual assholes just move on.]