paintaloosa replied to your post: I’m gonna order Chinese take-out and d…
YOU GOTTA DO CENTAUR DAY WITH ME it’s so fun ahhhh
I saaaw but I would have had to start it earlier, I’m bad at churning out decent art quickly :x
Fortunately, I don’t need much excuse to draw centaurs, so maybe after modern monster stuff is done.
I do like seeing everyone else’s, though!
I’m gonna order Chinese take-out and draw and maybe play WoW and be a lazyass, since I’m house and dog-sitting this weekend and will probably be bored out of my skull.
Premature lazy mode activated.
Okay, now usually I consider myself rather good at accepting critique. Even harshly worded critique I can take without going off and justifying my mistake. But there was just something about this that irked me, and maybe he’s right and maybe he’s not, but it just irked me.
I usually wait like a few hours or so before replying to critique just to make sure I replied with a cool head but with this one I replied to it right away so I guess I’m a little angrier sounding than I usually do. Honestly I’ve never seen the show so I don’t know anything about the character aside from the visual references the commissioner provided me with. Ah well.
Dude, don’t feel bad. I posted a painting of my Norn lady on FurAffinity a year or two ago and got into quite a few debates with people over her being too manly. “It’s okay that she looks manly, she’s not meant to be small, curvy and petite.” “But she needs to look like a WOMAN!” “She is a woman. What she looks like is irrelevant.” “But she doesn’t read as female! You’re doing it wrong!” And on and on.
It was honestly baffling. Like, I drew her, she’s my character, I am telling people that it’s okay if they mistake her for a man, because she has a very strong, traditionally masculine looking face and NOPE, still not good enough! Less chin, more lips!
Essentially, people are free to critique anatomy all they want. I draw goofy anatomy all the time, bring it on! But unless it’s at the commissioner’s behest (which in this case it sounds like this commenter was not), trying to critique the character’s gender presentation is super shitty.
We had one mother beaver that was so well-known for eating her children that we wouldn’t even announce them until they hit a certain age and we were sure she couldn’t fit them in her mouth anymore.
Draw? WoW? D3? Write? Roleplay? Go downstairs and play more Dark Souls? Make cookies? Play games on Steam? LoL?
Nope. Instead, I sit here staring at Tumblr, quietly begging myself to be productive in some way.
My life. I said I was gonna draw and watch GoT tonight. I got as far as putting references together and watching twenty minutes of one episode.
*party horn* :|