It'll be okay... right?

Posted on 27th Jul 2015, 11:50 PM in 2015
It'll be okay... right?
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1st Jun 2015, 10:48 PM

Trying to get back into drawing for the comic.  Randomly, could you guys post here/send me a pm/email me at visualdiaryofmylife@gmail.com what you like about the comic and you want to see more of?  I was never good at pinpointing my audience, so I want to ask my fans for help.

Also! Hopefully my art partner can still find time to make art while juggling jobs, but we opened a new Facebook for our art.  I'll try to post WIP updates to my Tumblr again as well.

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MizuNoRyuu 27th Jul 2015, 11:50 PM edit delete
MizuNoRyuu
Sorry it's been forever. I think I didn't get over this despite it being months ago...

How would you feel in this situation? (assuming most everyone reading are artists themselves)

Comments:

GigaNerd17 28th Jul 2015, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Even if someone can render your work in higher quality, it's still your work, and would be incomplete without you at the helm. I'd take your friend's mentor's offerings as sincere flattery. :)
MizuNoRyuu 28th Jul 2015, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
Yeah. It is incomplete without me. @_@ Thank you for saying that.

Just... A little backstory (I should've put this in the notes). We've been working on the comic for a year, had the story for two years, and Sammy... Sammy's been with me as long as An and Es, maybe longer. So that means Sam's been around for almost 15 years... I'll admit some pointers he gave were good, just the other things still stung...
rufiangel 28th Jul 2015, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Awww! *hugs Mizu* Don't worry, this is all part of the process. I hope the mentor has been kind about whatever he thinks, though. Delivery can make a huge difference. >_> That said, the final say should belong to you, Mizu. :) So don't get too down about it when people provide C&C!
MizuNoRyuu 28th Jul 2015, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
Thanks Rufi. <3

He was. I haven't talked to him since then though.
SpaceMonkey 30th Jul 2015, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
SpaceMonkey
I... Wouldn't categorize myself an artist particularly, especially not a professional one. The idea of making art to appeal for money sounds painful - though I suppose most jobs are (painful) at some point.

That said I'd have a hard time with that sort of thing from someone unless we'd at least talked about the *aim* I'd had in creating the character. I have a hard time with the idea of changes making something objectively better so I feel like if we hadn't talked about what a character's design was trying to say for me them redesigning said character would definitely make me grumpy. I'd probably be grumpy anyway, it's why I don't typically show people the things I create.
MizuNoRyuu 30th Jul 2015, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
Hey SpaceMonkey! Thanks for sending that PM and commenting!

I'll admit, I've hit the painful stage wherever I go (including pulling a muscle in my neck). Painful to go to my day job, painful to work on art... *sigh*.

Well, I'll admit, if you show your work and don't expect any sort of critique, ask the people closest to you that aren't artists. Show your work to a fellow artist friend for critique, especially a close friend. And if you don't want the critique, tell them up front.

I didn't mind the critique, it was just a... I mean... Es says "If I'm so bad then why should she work with ME?!"
... *double checks that page* ... Oh wow. I reiterated what was on that page in a different...
...
*sigh*
...
I should just end this arc.
Guest 20th Aug 2015, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Have FAITH... BELIEVE... and you shall see...
Guest 20th Aug 2015, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Have FAITH... BELIEVE... and you shall see...