Khas commission wips. Sorry some of these escalate quickly, sometimes I dont save for a while :s (dont ever not save for a while its a bad habit that ends in tears) final painting here 

Khas commission wips. Sorry some of these escalate quickly, sometimes I dont save for a while :s (dont ever not save for a while its a bad habit that ends in tears) 
final painting here 

trustworthyperson asked:

Just a comment on critiques: there's no universal way to avoid offense to anyone. Every meaningfully positive interaction is a delicate balance and reasoned calculation about the particular circumstances and qualities of the individual, the cultural environment, and implied consent to criticism present. People with voluntarily defined accountability must accept criticism impersonally, but no such relationship exists for an unrelated artist. So you just have to get to know them first and listen.

I agree, offense is a very circumstantial thing. Id also add that where critique is requested, then its because the artist is prepared to hear things they do not necessarily agree with. Though having said that, if an artist is comfortable with requesting random critique then they must also be comfortable in their ability to take on board the things that are relevant, and leave things that are not. Key word here being ‘requested’. That skill is far more important when requesting random critique as opposed to going to one person who you trust and explicitly asking “what do you think?” 

Critique is invaluable, but unless its offered in a situation where the person receiving it is well prepared and willing its damaging, I think. Because theres no filter for whats helpful and whats not helpful for the artist to cope with. Theres no learned confidence to know critique from criticism. Its a bit like pushing someone off a cliff as opposed to showing them how to use their harness and letting them tell you when theyre ready to be pushed. Its sticky, but the general consensus so far seems to be that: unless asked, or you know them very well, dont go there. 

Thankyou for the above explanation! I do appreciate the time you spent writing that out :) 

Music tumblr tag!

I got tagged by alpanu  <3

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your media player and write down the first 20 songs. Rules: No skipping! Then pass this on to 10 people :)

  1. Jesu - Dont dream it
  2. The Howling Void - The hidden sun
  3. Wednesday 13 - Faith in the devil
  4. Woods of desolation - This autumn light
  5. Goldfrapp - Ride a white horse
  6. Abigor - Hyperwelt
  7. Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide
  8. Georg Solti: Vienna philharmonic orchestra - zur kunde taught kein toter
  9. Nagaroth - Possessed by black fucking metal
  10. Virgin Black - And the kiss of gods mouth
  11. Gorgoroth - ødeleggelse og undergang
  12. Golden Void - The curve
  13. Goo Goo Dolls - You know what I mean 
  14. Dimmu Borgir - Prudence’s fall
  15. Abigor - A frozen soul in a wintershadow
  16. NIN - We’re in this together
  17. Year of the goat - Voice of a dragon
  18. Virgin Black - In death
  19. Nokturnal Mortum - Death damnation
  20. Mozart - Introitus  

tag’s if it pleases you to do this :)
wtf my cursor is spazzing out when I try to type my tags. *sigh* WELL WHATEVER!  

critiquing art?

Just out of interest, put up your hand if you think its always acceptable to critique an artists work unless they explicitly state they do not wish for critiques. (Regardless of whether they have requested critique officially)

This doesnt necessarily mean ‘I think youve got too many toes there’ but also commentary on stylistic choices. 

Edit: if youre super passionate about your opinion on this and this wont allow you to reply, by all means feel free to anon me. Your opinion is helpful. 

Commission for lpao of OC Asielis. (And happy belated birthday to Asielis owner from me too, you clearly have wonderful friends :3 ) 

Commission for lpao of OC Asielis. (And happy belated birthday to Asielis owner from me too, you clearly have wonderful friends :3 )