The reality of it all. People not liking your work is like your rejection of your perception, imagination and reality in life.
So what do you do?! Do you tell them that their opinion stinks and they should never speak to you again?!
Nah, not entirely. But here are some 3 small QUICK tips that would make you feel at ease. I’m kind of used to criticism and feedback; and these small tricks will help you adjust your mindset. Maybe this way, you won’t feel too upset.
I’m just going to point this out now; I’m a pretty sensitive human. So I understand mean comments hurts. But knowing how to handle them makes all the difference.
When a person makes a nasty or rude comment, acknowledge them what they don’t like about it. Sometimes it’s not even about your skill level; they just might not appreciate the concept, type of art or just don’t like art in general.
I had a friend one day telling me she just didn’t like art. And I was like, “ Okay you’re lame”.
But I always kind of remembered, even the most attractive person will have at least on person who hates them. Not everyone likes sports, burgers, peaches, etc…
In the end, people have lived differently then you and won’t have an appreciation of everything.
This is their understanding of life, not yours. Don’t let them shape your life choices because they don’t like your art. Think of it as one less person you need to impress.
If the person DOES have a rude comment; try to understand that rude comment. Maybe they said something between the lines “It’s a crappy picture because the colour sucks”.
Okay, yes that’s harsh but maybe they were making a point. Try to be in their shoes and see what they see. Does the colour actually suck OR do they just have a preference on certain colour schemes.
If you feel the colour was bad try to see how YOU could of improved. Was the colour not blended enough, did you use proper primary colours OR did you not capture the light properly?
However, whatever the comment is; you will never impress everyone. ON THE CONTRARY, if you can handle constructive comments; use them to your advantage. Mean people can actually help you since they are the most truthful.
-3. Let it go
Seriously. Comments are comments. In the end, if comments are hurting you oppose to helping you; peace out of the discussion. This may be a hard fact, but honestly who cares. It’s about YOUR ART life anyways. Letting go of the discussion doesn’t only save your art, but saves your being. IF you are fishing for comments; stop them if you aren’t getting the feedback you want. Just keep improving on you and ask for comments from professionals; not amateurs and misinformed people.
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