rickisrude said: I just got some feedback for my first attempt at making a long form comic and it made me a little upset. A part of me thinks maybe they didn't read it, but more so, it makes me feel like I didn't draw it as well as I'm supposed to. I guess what i'm asking is how does someone at your level handle a feedback that puts you off? This is new territory for me and i'm bummed but I know it's important for leveling up.
I think it’s different for everyone no matter what level you are. For me, I know I enjoy feedback that is thoughtful and engaged and done from a good place. But I also know I’m a very sensitive person. That sensitivity can either lead to hasty emotions or introspection and digestion of said critique. I suppose you just have to question whether or not you find this feedback valuable, in terms of the quality and or the source. Do you respect this person and think they have valid points? Or are they just saying “this blows” with no real input or effort? Ask your critic some questions so you don’t drive yourself crazy wondering what you’re not doing “right.” At the end of the day remember you can learn from any situation no matter how shitty it starts out. You’ll either end up upping your game from a good critique or hardening your skin from some hater criticism. ;)