I THINK IT'S KIND OF IMPORTANT.
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
ORIGINAL POST ON 31 DECEMBER 2010
let's make a few things clear:
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.
take this as a learning experience, not an attack. fall seven times, stand up eight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.