In my blog Bubble Berry’s Bakery the style changes a little from post to post in order for me to feel engaged with each new post. I’m not sure if I’m looking for somewhere to settle or not. My main concern is that it makes people uninterested in following. Most blogs that you see have a consistent style but I feel myself swaying towards different digital mediums.
- Submitted by gentleluger
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Not only have I seen her promote blogs from younger/less experienced artists on her Ghostly Scootaloo blog, but I’ve also heard many instances of her giving advice about art to many and even taking some under her wing when it comes to writing.
Not only that, but on her mod blog she gives advice on literally anything asked. People have come to her looking for sexual advice, relationship advice, art advice, and writing advice, and she gives them honest, non-biased advice on what she thinks they should do.
Seeing that a person like her is still around and active in the Brony fandom makes me super happy, and even kinda renews my faith in it.
Or at least attempting a knock off. A while ago I had a problem with someone tracing and using my art, this has caused me to become a bit paranoid. And recently the artist resurfaced with a character with similair color scheme and patterns on their pony. Now I don’t know if its a attempt at admiration (you know to copy something you really like) or if they just don’t want to think their own but its a bit off setting to see someone who stole from you to mimic you also.
I’m afraid to speak out about it as I don’t want to cause drama again. As this community can tend to lash out against drama very VERY easily. I really don’t know what to do and I’m afraid to confront the original tracer either….
Its not that I don’t love my style, and I admire many who have adorable styles! Its just a bit disheartening that because of this style choice that even if I and others attempted a story it wont be judged or looked at the same way as other styles are. As it seems that people despite liking a cute art style feel like its the only reason that the blog gets popular (which is true sadly at least it seems so).
Perhaps its just me overthinking, but I would and have been working hard on getting a story out. And when I finally start it up I’m afraid my cutesy art style still will be the only thing that will keep people coming. And that people will not help critic or really care much for the story once it starts.
Sometimes it feels like its a curse to have a cute style, or at least that no matter what someone will not be happy with what style you use.
while some amazing artists are struggling to even get slightly noticed. You are NOT talented if you rely on using a generator that creates pre-set pieces, and you’re UNDESERVING of even a single watcher or view in that case.
After seeing reblogs of the previous confessions stating that artists should be criticized I began thinking. What do you mean to be criticism? Seeing a picture you like and noticing a small mistake, do you start off with a kind word and tell them you like the artwork? Do you say you saw something you think might be a mistake? Or do you go on about a rant that artists are lazy and should notice mistakes regardless of the complexity of the artwork?
I have seen enough of such “criticism” being thrown around, people taking a punch at artists over the smallest of flaws, judging them without a single kind word to be said, and honestly this is where my confession starts. I think ARTISTS GETS TO MUCH FLAK. There is such a thing as politely saying hello, talking to the artist, mentioning something and asking about it compared to the outright statement that something is wrong and as such the entire piece is bad or flawed.
Do not forget, artists are humans as much as everyone else. They are allowed to make mistakes and learn, and if you want to help them learn then good. But do not expect them to react positively to harassment, if anything it is likely to drive the artists away.
No, artists should not be criticized. What you can do is show appreciation for their art and kindly tell them about what you perceive to be flaws and mistakes, and ask if it was intentional or not.
The amount of misanthropy in this fandom is kind of disappointing.
Many a times I have been browsing through DA, only to come across Godlestia and people acting as htough Humans are inferior to the ponies and ponies are so superior that they are unkillable and every pony is a god. And a disturbing amount seem to want to pass this off as though it is canon when it is the farthest thing from it.
And it’s not just even physical. Often times people treat the Human race as though all we do is war and have us commit atrocities against the ponies for the sake of committing atrocities against the ponies. They treat Equestria as though it is perfect and no pony can hate other ponies, completely ignoring canon, but still trying to pass their idea off as though it is canon.
This seems to ignore the point that Faust was originally trying to make. The ponies are vivid representations of the Human race. Analogous to us in many ways. And yet here we are putting one race or the other down for petty reasons. The show, it’s about friendship and the hardships of life. But in a way that younger kids can understand it.
So why are we still screaming ” Pones r Supewior!” Or “Hoomanz r da monstahs!” When we should show them getting along like the show would have them do if Humans were ever on the show? Why?
- Submitted by kabar41
Life is not fair, I know.
It still sucks, because I know folks (including myself) who create so much better art and writing than the majority of people who get promoted here.
The really sad part about this is, that these guys could actually really need the publicity.
- submitted by anonymous
- Mod note: OP did not provide a source for the image.
Everyone’s arguing about criticism, and everyone has a different opinion. I follow a lot of artists on Tumblr, and whenever there’s an issue on here where someone talks about how artists should accept all criticisms or not, pretty much everyone is split down the middle on how people should respond. Someone will say it should always be accepted, and others will say that only bits and pieces should be taken.
And here’s the deal folks: You’re not wrong, but you’re not right either.
Too many people generalize criticism acceptance way too much. Stop trying to say, “Oh my way is completely right and all artists should adhere to my way of thinking for I am genius”. Just… think before you give a criticism, okay? Some people want it, others don’t, and you should make sure you’re kind about it. Everyone reacts differently. Artists aren’t just a cookie-cutter personality type. They are humans after all, with a wide array of emotions and stories that make them who they are. And it’s really disrespectful to them to just say how they should think instead of… well, being considerate of them.
Except for some that are dragons. But I digress.
All I’m trying to say is that criticism is gonna be different to everyone, and people should remember that, instead of trying to argue about what the most effective form of feedback is.
- submitted by nathan-traveler
Even if it is negative I would be happy because it would mean I would at least be noticed.
- submitted by anonymous
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I’ve been seeing so many blogs using the same cute cookie cutter pony styles and getting lots of attention just for that. Good stories and thought out characters seem to go unappreciated.
- submitted by anonymous
It’s my first real day on the job, and I can’t stop…. :D
This is so much fun you guys
Yeah someone points out every flaw in this pic you made and make it obvious what exactly is wrong with your character and yes that might make you feel a little embarrassed or angry but you wanna know something? Now you know what you need to fix. And once you fix it, it will be just that much better. No piece of art or story or anything will be perfect but they can always get better when people notice the tiny flaws.
Like the Doctor Whooves and Assistant radioplay. The one with smooze. Yes it was good but it wasn’t perfect and I can name one thing that could have made it slightly better. They could have had Ditzys dad bring a bit of smooze to the flyers competition in a jam jar rather than it just be mentioned briefly on a random pegasus.
Other than that one thing, it was pretty great but it would have been just a little bit better had they done something different.
-submitted by a-random-mod
A while back I threw a huge hissyfit about something that happened to the fandom. As a result I wanted all brony followers to help me fight against it by taking all their fanworks offline until the thing was fixed.
Naturally, practically no one wanted to help and I got so mad over it, that I started insulting everyone who refused to help, which of course included the majority of my friends and my supporters.
I would like to think that most people forgot about the incident by now, but it still feels like my name in the fandom is ruined forever and I have no idea how to fix this …
- submitted by anonymous
Mod Note- OP did not provide a source for the picture.
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