Your comment has a nice idea, but overall I feel that you need to improve a lot more. A simple glance at the artist's gallery will tell you that her artwork is in fact heavily stylized to create the beautiful style that is unique to her pieces. Stylizing is when an artist bends the rules of reality a little bit, in order to create an image that they find more interesting or visually pleasing. In short, it doesn't really seem like this artist is drawing specifically for the purpose of pleasing you and your rigid regulations, and it is best to discard such selfish notions when you are commenting or critiquing on an artist's work.
It's called a critique; it's a personal perception, an opinion on what I see when I look at it. stop white knighting and taking things so seriously over the web, I did not downright pull apart her artwork and it's laughable you'd treat my comment as such. God bless.
well... DanielleHartzYahPigeonbaconXoverLover (sorry for tags, I just wanna make sure you'll all read this) thanks for this brilliant conversation thanks for words of critique and words of compiments. about the very first comment - yes, I never give enough attention to anatomy, enver learn enought about it, I don't use refs photos, I'm just sketching and moving on. as long as the whole picture looks nice I'm satisfied maybe that's why I draw in kind of comic style to hide my gaps in anatomy knowledge. also Pigeonbacon - thanks for your comments it's really heartwarming to see that some of my followers stand up and fight for my good name
Your reply has a nice idea, but overall I feel you are overreacting to a well-meaning comment that wasn't even meant for you. Critique isn't something you should pounce on just because you disagree with it, and it's best to discard such defensive notions when faced with a not-even-badly-worded comment on an artwork.
It was not so much critique as flat out trashing. There was nothing constructive about what you said, and I know that if someone posted that I my art, then it would make me extremely sad. And when an artist posts a picture and does not make any mention towards wanting critique (this being an example), such responses are totally out of line, and will probably just make the original artist feel like crap.
Haha, I'm not the person who made the original comment. xD Your comment and the one yuo replied to were just the very first two comments when I looked at the picture, and I was trying to make a point that you were overreacting. Which you are, I need to repeat.
The original comment might not have been sugar-coated, but that's faaaaar from 'trashing'. You must not have received or read many critiques, if you think so badly of that one. They basically just mentioned the anatomy was off, which is a valid thing to mention, even if I personally disagree with the critique, too.
When you post things online, people can give their opinion on them. It's inevitable, and people aren't always going to love your work. If the artist wasn't able to handle the occasional "your drawing looks weird" comment among the many, MANY positive comments I see in this deviation alone, then I'm sure s/he would have already disabled comments a long ago. Whether or not the critique was asked for, the way you responded to it is defensive and you should come back to it in a day or two, and see if you still think it's a reasonable way to respond to such a comment. And here, I'm holding you on a higher standard than the person who made the original comment, but that's just because you're trying to pull a higher moral ground and flat-out refusal of a very mild critique.
The proper way to respond to it, if the original artist found it displeasing, would be to simply thank the user for their input and move on, even if they personally think it doesn't apply to this piece. If they're upset after the fact, they can always take a moment to get off the computer and clear their heads, reminding themselves it's one little negative comment among dozens of positive ones.