Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
December 15, 2009
Image Size
12.3 KB


5,434 (3 today)
628 (who?)
Criticism Isn't Trolling by genkistamps Criticism Isn't Trolling by genkistamps
Why do so many artists assume that, since nobody can find anything wrong with their perfect art, that all criticism is trolling? Sparkledog artists are very guilty of this.

If you don't want criticism; SAY SO. We can't read your fucking mind! By putting it up publicly, we assume you want criticism!

And if you get critiqued, don't pull the troll card. Just say you didn't want it, but thank them for their time, and amend your artist description.
Add a Comment:
LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This stamp makes me really happy. Also, I wish people would critique or even just flat out criticize my art more. (As long as they're specific) It's helpful.

Another thing that people seem to automatically think is trolling:
When they publicly announce their own opinion or put up a poll about something, and then someone comments with a drastically different view.
smh Other people can have opinions too without being a troll.
Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. :nod: Constructive criticism is what helps artists do what they can do to improve. There's a BIG difference between criticism and flat-out insults.
Hergman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
the inverse is also true
trolling does not equal criticism
HTTPStatusCodes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
The problem is that too many deviantart users think too much of themselves. There to use to getting high praise and good short comments. Criticism of any kind from someone they don't know (they let there friends off the hook) pointing out there mistakes and it gets them so mad and offended.
HTTPStatusCodes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
One thing I can stand are people who won't accept criticism because we, the reviewer, haven't written or drawn anything, therefore we don't know what we're talking. They won't say that to the people who like there work. But even if we wrote a story or drew a picture, I can grantee you that they would say it's crap no matter what... there's just no winning with these people...
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats true :) but if people want criticism, it usally stand " i would love to get feedbaks in form of cunstructive criticism" im personally get tierd to hear that " you have to work more on you anthomy" wheni do work on it >.< i use 2 anthomy books and at least 1 week on the pose and anthomy alone :)
But even so; Its not trolling, they are trying to help me :)
Lol! I find it hilarious and sad that people using the Norwegian word troll for everything relating to bullying on the net ><
FrancisSplinter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I am not taking a random indecent words as a criticism.
Insanerst Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The funny thing about this is one time I got bashed just for not wanting to take a critique. I also question why people even bother to critique when it's unwanted. I mean really; if there is no critique requested, it's obvious they don't want it. Especially if it's a premium user since they can actually enable critique.
Scootlink Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe some artists want criticism but ask for it anyway because they assume people will give them criticism??
Insanerst Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If people want criticism then fine.
But my point is, if someone directly says not to give it to them, then what reason would someone have to give them a critique?
Add a Comment: