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An Insult is NOT a Critique by blazingrunaway An Insult is NOT a Critique by blazingrunaway
I don't recieve these types of comments that often. Although I do post my some of my art somewhere else too such as basilmarket, I just got a flame from someone on one of my art pieces rofl.

However, I see them so often on other people's artwork. I understand that you do NOT have to be a super talented artist or even have to be one, no one is perfect in this world. But I see people claiming themselves as "critics" but they're actually insulting the artist instead.

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"This sucks."

"You're never going to improve."

"What the hell, this isn't art. This is shit."

"Please stop doing art."



Okay, what the hell are those then if claim them to be "criticism?" Ladies and gentlemen, those comments are clearly known as insults NOT criticism.

Definition of insult:

An insult (also called putdown) is an expression, statement (or sometimes behavior) which is considered degrading. Insults may be intentional or accidental. An example of the latter is a well-intended simple explanation, which in fact is superfluous, but is given due to underestimating the intelligence or knowledge of the other. -[link] :|

"Draw better"

"Improve on the proportions please"

"You need help with art"


Again, what the hell are those? Those aren't specific enough for letting the artist to know what their flaws are for improvement. You didn't let the artist even KNOW what they should improve. Oops! I think I did make the arms a bit too short (even though that they're actually at the average correct length), I think I should extend them to the feet!

Jesus if you're going to critique, then you BETTER know how to critique or even know what it is. Otherwise, if you're going around randomly claiming that you're "criticising" someone's artwork while you're actually insulting them instead, you'll turn out looking like an arrogant idiot instead. :/

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"You've done a fine job on drawing the expressions on this. However, I suggest that you should increase the arm length seeing that it is only reaching at the tips of the girl's hips. Other than that, everything looks fine!"

"The landscapery is magnificant in this. Perhaps you could try removing the sign post that's on the side to avoid any sort of distraction next time. The trees around it are very eye catching, keep trying your best for sucessful improvement!"


See the difference? Those are ACTUAL critiques, they may not be the best but the point is clearly given out.

Definition of criticism:

Constructive criticism, or constructive analysis, is a compassionate attitude towards the person qualified for criticism. Having higher experience, gifts, respect, knowledge in specific field and being able to verbally convince at the same time, this person is intending to uplift the other person materially, morally, emotionally or spiritually. -[link]

Kays, want a non-art example? Of course, this isn't directly applied to art but still lmfao.

Honestly, why do you receive comments on your essays, report cards, projects from your teachers at school? They leave criticism on your (insert whatever here) for the intention of HELPING you improve for better sucess in the future (E.g: Suggesting to seek for more help, do more homework, whatever). It's their job to do that. :|

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Or in short simple words:

-An insult has the intention of putting someone down (or to the point of getting them to stop doing their hobbies/art/whatever).

-A critique has the intention of HELPING an artist improve in their flaws. There's always a positive lesson to be learned from them.

Stamp template from [link]

Feel free to use this. :aww:
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:iconcleverkid96:
CleverKid96 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a nice stamp. :) Insults on my artwork have happened a few times, so I'll use this. 
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AsahiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Critique: "The arms are nice, but you should work on the head." Nod 
Insult: "THIS SUX! YOUR HAIR LOOKS LIKE BUBBLEGUM" Waaaah! 
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Levi-Calledin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Damn straight! And thanks for saying feel free.
Indeed Smiley :D
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
^_^
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Levi-Calledin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:3
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LightSide-Lotus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this stamp, really, but then I get to thinking of the people who know what they're doing, and are insulting the artists just to be mean, not because they don't know the difference between an insult and critique. Which sucks, but when it comes to the internet, people are allowed the guise of being cruel and terrible.

But the message is simple, yet speaks a lot, which is well needed. So overall, I like it, and whenever I touch premium, this is one of the first stamps to be used on my profile.
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
That's how OC hating blogs tend to be. They say they are critiqueing but they insult the artist and call the persons art shit without evening letting the artist defend themselves.
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LightSide-Lotus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
And sometimes, what's insulted is old art, or the person is actually trying to improve with constructive critisism. I know I've had my share of Mary Sues, like any other person, but sometimes, that crap from OC hating blogs isn't needed when stumbled upon, I don't need to be told my art sucks I know this already, I need to see what's wrong with it that I can improve, and what's okay with it or what I'm doing right. 
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I love how those OC hating blogs say they aren't attacking anyone. Pure bullshit at it's finest. I've asked them to remove my art they didn't listen and acted like assholes. I had to close my ask account cause of them. Infact one of the OCs they rated I did a mary sue test on and he came out Anti-Sue. Clearly those fuckholes don't know what they are talking about.

Oh please, hun, your art is fine. Honestly they don't know art when they see it they do it to hate on others.
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PlutoForever Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I have a question. This hasn't happened to me, but I saw it on someone's profile. It asked "Do you even put any effort into your art" 
And the person said she did, and they ended up getting into a tiny argument and the person who said that called her butthurt (I REALLY hate that word). But the girl was being really mean, and even said "Ask anyone they'll tell you the same" and then got one of her friends to tell the girl that. Is that what you're talking about? The girl ended up getting tired of her and just finally agreed and deleted most of her stuff and left DeviantArt... (Sorry if it's unclear, I didn't want to mention names...)
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BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I believe you and really good stamp.
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
You're very welcome and that's a very awesome icon of yours.
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe, thanks again.
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BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Anytime you're very welcome.
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SoulSilverHeartGold Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...So essentially the difference is critisism is construction--building someone up, and insulting is demolition--breaking someone down.

That's an interesting way to think about it. :)
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Bingo, right on. :)
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SoulSilverHeartGold Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. :nod: Critiques are constructive that help artists improve they way they expect to draw; but insults are the destructive use just to put down the artist and/or his/her artwork. I hate it when people mistake critiques for insults, when really critiques are what are to help the artists. And one of the biggest shortcuts to improvement is to take tutorials. I accept critiques, and it helps me do better with my art.
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. And, if I want to draw buildings like houses or hotels or restaurants or cottages or anything, I would need some tutorials on how to draw them. It would take using a ruler to keep them all even.
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MegCurtis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said
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ScandinavianSweetie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEASE never remove this stamp! I NEED it!
People ALWAYS insult my work, claiming that they're "critiquing" it, when it's nothing but rude comments.
THIS is SO going on my profile.
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fonejackboy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:iconclapplz:
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Tuner96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said/written and defined extra for the most stupid persons!

Im on your side.
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! ;D
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
:thumbsup: :heart:
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:aww:
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ArcaneEnchantment Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Ha! Best stamp ever! I am deffinitly using this for my stamps featured on my profile! :D
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! :D
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Heizui Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this stamp. Thanks so damn much for making this! :'D
Damn.. I wish I could put this on my profile :(

Somebody created a forum thread saying I can't take a critique because I blocked a person who can't even give a proper critique on my PAGE! >_<
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cembree Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT? From what I see of you...There's almost no way, IMO, that you're that sensitive.
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Heizui Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There is :nod: especially since it wasn't even a critique :l Like the stamp says, "an insult is NOT a critique"
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cembree Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think some people think of the critique button as the insult button. Or simply, as I did once, forgot to mention the positives...^^; (Was trying to get it done...)

What did the 'critique' say?
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Heizui Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(I don't remember it word for word, so this may not be accurate) The thing I remember about it is that they said something was shit :| I can't remember that well >_> Was quite a few months ago :|
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nothinimportant Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
my favorite insult-compliment is. I don't like the couple/person but i like your style.
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icestripe33 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I got seriously insulted on my FA for a piece i spent 15 minutes on they were really terrible "all of you art is "a creepy piece of shit" any book written by you would be an abomination to literacy" all that cause I was feeling depressed and drew vent art and in the desc. didn't have any apostrophes seriously people? glad you made this stamp though :)
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Moony-licous Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Almost everyone can agree with this stamp
e^e
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah. xO
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Jennifer-Rose-Talbot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with this. Though I hate it when I give costructive critisizm and im still flamed.
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L1lly-flow3rX Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfblikeplz:
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Arceus-sama Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp
:icondatassplz:


I'm so sick of people acting like they're big bad art critics and being unable to appreciate art at all
I recently deal with one such fellow and dared him, DARED him to comment badly on my art like he had my friends.
I told him I would reply promptly with evidence of why it was art and why his knowledge was wrong.
Needless to say he left me and my friends alone after that

And a week later he was promptly banned for a combination of art theft and 7 harassment tickets :lol:
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Same here.

Oh wow, he sounded like he was trolling from the looks of the situation you guys were dealing with. xD; Sorry to hear about what he had to say to your friends though!
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Arceus-sama Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, people shouldn't be on an art site if they can't appreciate art and give out critiques that aren't insulting

And it's all good, trolls gonna troll :lol:
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SheNeverSlowsDown Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Code?
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
?
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SheNeverSlowsDown Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
there isn't the code for this pic D:? I would like to insert in my note this pic when I post my draw :)
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooh I get what you're saying now!

You have to be a subscriber for yourself to be able to post thumbnails around the site. The only way you can post the stamp (non-subscribers) is linking it back unfortunately!
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SheNeverSlowsDown Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
arrrrrrrrrrgh, thanks however XD
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EvonneChan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
wow that happen to me loads of times and it isn't cool :C
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