I think I wrote over the years many times about this. Since I have a lot of experience, bad or good, with criticism, I think I can definitely tell you what to write or say ... and what not to do or say. I fell upon this: ''did you really need to copy and paste though?, sure it's quicker, but the hard way around would've done service to your skill.'' comment lately.
Am I the only one thinking this is rude?
And it is not what I call constructive criticism, but mainly whining. It's the person's opinion, right. But there's a thin line between being honest and rude. Choose your words. Write words, actually. Don't write a tweet-long reply... and then claiming art owns your property so we can say whatever we want. It is a lamentable excuse. I know, I used it before. And people hated it. And I understood why. Whatever. Ego owns your property too...
Who cares if the artist decided to copy/paste something or do whatever she wants to with her/his program?
Guys, if you're going to critic the work of somebody, do it right. Just don't go pitch one or two little sentences out of nowhere pointing what you don't like and telling the person how she can be better by listening to you... And waving the ''It is art, so I can say whatever I want because people expose themselves'' bullshit... No, sorry. I once did that mistake and got a lot of people coming back at me AND for good reasons. I just know nowadays that such attitude will not improve your skills and actually make you look like a little egocentric ''artist''.
On this, here's a good link on How to make a good critic:personalexcellence.co/blog/con…
Here's a little part of it that I enjoyed: ''The way it works is this – your feedback process is broken down into 3 segments:
- You start off by focusing on the strengths—what you like about the item in question.
- Then, you provide the criticism—things you didn’t like; the areas of improvement.
- Lastly, you round off the feedback with (a) a reiteration of the positive comments you gave at the beginning and (b) the positive results that can be expected if the criticism is acted upon.
The analogy with a sandwich is made because you wedge your criticism between an opening and an ending – like a patty is wedged between two buns.
The sandwich method is a good framework to use in providing constructive criticism because by starting off with the positive comments, you let the receiver know that you are on his/her side and you are not there to attack him/her. It also recognizes the things that the receiver is doing right, rather than talking only about the improvement areas, which can come across as being insensitive and rude—especially if there is no established rapport between both of you to begin with. The receiver then becomes more receptive to your critique.''
On this, have a nice day!