So remember that one movie, Ratatouille? The one with the rat, Remy, who cooks stuff? Do you know what the lesson of that movie is? That's right my dudes, ANYONE CAN ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS! ...If they try hard enough to achieve them.
Even better, ANYONE CAN COOK! Anyways, why is this about art?
Lately, I've seen a ton of "Cringe" compilations (You'll see why I put cringe in quotations) and hate galleries (Where people favorite others art stuffs, only to put them in folders like "BAD ART!!!111" or "JESUS FUCK WHY DOES THIS EXIST") and you know, those things are actually really, really harmful to artists. Probably so harmful that some just give up on art in general.
And if you look at some of these "Cringe" videos or dig into those hate galleries, some of the art can be decent. Sure, I might sound like a hypocrite with "Decent", but "Decent" depends on who you ask in general. What I think of decent art is something someone put their blood, sweat, and tears in, to make something they call a masterpiece.
Sure, there are things that might make people terribly uncomfortable, like the kind of art people somehow get turned on like shitting in diapers or getting overly inflated, but that's a whole different topic. I get uncomfortable with fetish things as I am rather squeamish, but as a rational person, I simply don't put them in hate folders or say "OH GOD PLEASE HIRE A PRIEST". It's simple: Move along.
Just remember: the little things can really help an artist a lot. It's wrong to just blatantly call something "Bad" because you or someone else hates it or ends up in a "cringe" compilation video, and that stuff really harms an artist's self esteem. At least give someone constructive criticism, as that can actually help and let an artist improve instead of putting them down.
There's a thing on the DeviantArt Etiquette that a lot of people forget as well:
"It is our policy to welcome artists of all levels from amateur to professional
and to that end we do not attach any minimum standards of quality to deviations submitted by our membership; all manner of artworks are welcome providing they meet with our etiquette and copyright policies."
In fact, all of us started out as mere amateurs. I only started doing digital art seven months ago, mostly due to my mother not liking the idea of computers creating art. Over time, I practice and practice and still, I still practice. Heck, I practice doodling stuff in my sketchbook, too! And the thing is, nothing is perfect. Even really good artists have flaws in their art, but there are those that will admire said art, despite these flaws.
So in short: Artists shouldn't be put down, they should have room to improve! You were am amateur at one point, so why waste your time putting art you deem "Bad" in hate folders and "cringe" compilations? That only puts the artist down and they feel hopeless
. It won't improve their art, it will demotivate them.
And most importantly, Anyone Can Art!
inb4 "HURR DURR IT'S THE INTERNET PEOPLE DO WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT ON THERE LIFE AIN'T FAIR" or "I'M A PROUD ASSHOLE :^) 'MURICA MOTHERFUCKER"