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getting kidney stones surgically removed after lithotripsy failed.
as such, nothin from me for a while; and to any message i have received over the past couple of days, i will get back to it later. please continue to offer constructive criticism to others, including myself and the corrections i have in my gallery. i absolutely appreciate it!

-20 jan 2011

let's make a few things clear:

:bulletred: i am not here to make you feel bad; i am here to tell you the truth. my actions do not determine how you feel; your reactions do.
:bulletorange: take this as a learning experience, not an attack. fall seven times, stand up eight.
:bulletyellow: if you want the image taken down, i will take it down. just send me a note and politely ask, and that will be the end of that.
:bulletgreen: i realize that my corrections are not perfect, as i am also in the process of learning. i may be farther along in the process, but i still have A LOT to learn.
:bulletblue: i publicly recognize that what i am doing may hurt your feelings, embarrass you, anger you, or affect you in some negative way. that is not my intention.
:bulletpurple: i have been on deviantart for a while. my main is rather well known. i choose to remain anonymous.

a long long time ago, on an account now deactivated, i posted a picture on this website. somebody told me it sucked. straight out, no sugar-coating. their exact phrase was, "this sucks". however, the person also had a link in that comment, and it led me to a redline of my drawing, complete with a step-by-step process on how to draw it correctly and decent, general tips on anatomy, foreshortening, and proportions.

do you know what i did? i deleted the deviation. i blocked the person. i pretended that it never happened. i liked to think that it was perfect in every single way, that i knew exactly what i was doing.

i was wrong.
very wrong.
i realize this now.
i want to apologize to the person that did that for my reaction, but more so i would like to apologize for not thanking you.
so, thank you.

when someone makes a correction, they make it because they care. that person didn't have to take an hour or two to show me how to correct it. they could have just left me to figure it out by myself, but they decided to waste a chunk of their valuable time on me.

if i correct you, it's because i know you have potential to get better. you're on the right track. you're drawing every day and you're working hard.

if i correct you, 99.99% of the time the corrections will be made to a tutorial or guide you made. why? because it doesn't make sense for a person that doesn't know anatomy to be teaching anatomy. that's like a math professor teaching a child development class: yes, they know a thing or two, everybody does, but they aren't trained to teach it.

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iamtheunsub Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohmisskai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Agh, you have no idea how helpful your anatomy tutorials are. I've recently been told that mine is decent for my age, but still needs some working on. Someone linked me to one of yours on here, the side-view one, and I looked through the rest and it's just so helpful. Thanks for being around, dude xD
YokoNakajima Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student
how wide should you make shoulders
bleedman-fan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I really enjoy your tutorial corrections! I think its great to stop bad habits before other people catch them. I dont want to see that happen to people, it happened to me and it was not fun.
unloved-poet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Welcome to deviantART. I really enjoy viewing your tutorial corrections. I find myself cringing at some of the tutorials that are posted and they remind me why I should never do one myself ^_^

I look forward to seeing more of them as well as your own art!
demonchick25 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to :iconimprovement-club:
We hope you find everything easily understandable and enjoyable.
Thank you for joining as a corrector.
Feel free to start submitting and if you have any questions, just drop us a note.

As a corrector you have access to the Admin Area where you will find an announcement every month where you can claim your corrections.
speedyfasttalking Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Interesting :D you do
YokoTsukino Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
so yo do correction?
bonafont Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
but um, i realized i didn't answer the question.
yes, i make corrections.
bonafont Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
well, i do personal art, too, but on a different account (that shall remain unknown). deviantART, in theory, is a dream come true for every aspiring artist: a community that you can show work to and receive praise and criticism. i don't think that people give or get enough of the latter (I know i'd appreciate more), so i'm doing a bit of an experiment here to see how people, you know, deal with it when they get it. if people respond well to receiving criticism, i'll continue, but if not... well, this never happened.
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