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Journal Entry: Thu Dec 6, 2012, 3:38 PM
i've been wanting to address this annoyance for a while. its about feedback--not in general but for things like..the shit I make for people, especially commissions.
Can I just say that it's actually really kind of rude to just..not say anything about the picture I worked on for you? I don't expect much, usually just a thank you will suffice but if it doesn't look the way you want, PLEASE TELL ME. I will not freak the fuck out--I will RE-DO it for you! I keep my art files for at least a year until I delete them, so when I post or give you your picture I usually still have it until I clean out my mom's computer near the end of the year.

I really think it's worse for a commission, because I've had more than one case of me sending a finished commission note only to check the next day and the note was opened and..that's it. Nothing. It's ESPECIALLY essential for me to get commission feedback so I would know that you got what the hell you paid for.

Maybe you might have your own reasons--maybe you checked it and forgot to say anything because you were busy or things along those lines. I get that. But how am I supposed to know?? No response just automatically makes me feel like shit, like I fucked up lmao. I'm almost tempted to just respond the next time someone does that to me. It pisses me off.

And I know others have had this problem too. And it's really sad. The least you could do, if you comment on nothing else, is comment on something that was made for you.

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:iconmizuru007:
mizuru007 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Come here and let me hold you, bby.

Let me hold you in my strong manly arms.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
faints into ur arms, my bishounen
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:iconthatblue-bolt:
ThatBlue-Bolt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know how you feel, not so on the commission part but the fact that you'd like some feed back on your art and for someone to give an opinion on it, see if you are improving or not, see what you like or don't like.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
yeah! people on dA are really quiet these days.
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:iconthatblue-bolt:
ThatBlue-Bolt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I get more favs than anything....personaly in my mind it drives me fucking crazy that out of 300 watchers I have barely anyone comments on my stuff. Now if you're in college or busy with real life stuff it's understandable but everything else just drives me nuts.

I mean they can't take a minute out of their time to say anything.
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thegrayabyss Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree wholeheartily with you on this issue.

You took the time to make sure the picture is done nicely for someone and they don't say anything? If you ask me, that's pretty asinine.

I dunno, I ALWAYS comment on stuff that was made for me and say thank you because the person easily could've decided to draw something else or said no to you. I know a few people who don't comment on commissions or art trades but I guess people have their own mindsets >_>
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Yeah pretty much x_x dunno why people think that mindset is okay though
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:iconthegrayabyss:
thegrayabyss Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea same here, it still mystifies me why some think that it's perfectly fine to make an artist wonder if they even did a good job or not...T_T
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Airukan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I have never done LOTS of commissions, just maybe a couple of icons and chibis for points, it's still work for others, and well these were just A FEW, incredibly in a few of these some I never got a comment saying If they liked it or If I should change something. The commissioner just faved it (Maybe just because the work was for that person) Indeed you feel like you screwed it up If you don't get feedback, I feel you girl!
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Yeah like, a thanks would just be nice, y'know?
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:iconairukan:
Airukan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Of course, oh well I guess they may just care about that they got what they bought, IDK, but yeah a thanks wouldn't hurt to type :/
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:iconbennythehedgehog9000:
BennyTheHedgehog9000 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Some people actually do that? Man... :/
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Yep :<
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:iconbennythehedgehog9000:
BennyTheHedgehog9000 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I make sure that I give that person a LOT of praise for doing it ;)
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:iconaha-mccoy:
aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I know how you feel ~w~
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I can already imagine...|D Especially with the amount of commissioners you get
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aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
well more like someone ask me "do the icon blinking". then i make it blinking and they say "no, I wanted only one eye blinking". so I make one eye blinking and then they say "oh well I want some naughty face too". and it goes on and on >w>
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jrc1120 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I made pics for people, they sometimes wouldn't even give me criticism. One time I got a "Good enough" and that was it.
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SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Ouch. That's super rude :<
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:iconjrc1120:
jrc1120 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? I mean, when I got a commission of one of my girls from someone on here, I sang their praises for how much I loved it and how great it looked.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yeah. I guess people just don't realize how important feedback really can be.
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:iconscarlettwing:
scarlettwing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
this happens all the time im just "UH THANK?"" its especially annoying when like they come back and are all "DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE MY COM??" after they never....................even replied
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
WOW LMAO I..I'VE NEVER HAD THAT LAST PART...That's even more fucked up wow I'd get really fucking PO'd if that happened to me
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:iconarrol-s:
Arrol-S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry that you're having issues with these.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
's alright, hopefully i can find some sort of solution
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:iconarrol-s:
Arrol-S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Come to think of it, I never got a commish from you and I'd always wanted to get one from you. I'd be more grateful to you, unlike those. :)

Also, for your solution, maybe make a private list of people who doesn't at least give you thanks to your work, maybe add some restrictions to them or perhaps suspend them from buying anything from you?
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks dude, I appreciate it!

And hmmm, maybe if it's done multiple times by the same person. For now I'll just try reminding the person to reply
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:iconarrol-s:
Arrol-S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are open, might I take a spot? :)

That'll be a good plan. :) I hope I get customers. I got me a scanner raring to be abused.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I'm not open right now, but I will soon!
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:iconarrol-s:
Arrol-S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :D

Let me know if you will, I can't wait to get to you. But I should know that I'm a Kirby Fanartist, and not sonic anymore.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Alright!
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've heard a lot about this. People not giving feedback, then complain about it. I personally love the commission you gave me. It's my Skype profile picture XD and a wallpaper on my phone.
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Dude that's awesome ;u; I never really think my art's good enough for that type of thing haha
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:iconlucain24:
Lucain24 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
C:
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:iconradicalruster:
RadicalRuster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just really...annoying! I mean I hope I'm not going over the lines and saying it's kind of disrespectful. and I mean you're not asking for much, just for them to take maybe a MINUTE or less to say "Thank you!"

I mean, me personally, I'd flip shit and write several sentences and hearts if someone draws something for me xD

But yeah, feedback helps a lot of course and how can you know without their input? I mean you might've gotten the color wrong or forgotten something! I mean, you could fix any problems that are had so the person isn't like "Oh yeah I commissioned this chick but it so was not worth the money" It's like..."uhhhhm...dude....you paid her money and she is probably willing and ready to fix it BUT DID YOU EVEN ASK!?"

I mean yeah it's pretty simple to just LEAVE A COMMENT or reply.


I am in full agreeing (...yeah I got nothing in terms of words there) with your last sentence. If anything, comment on the stuff that was MADE for you. Show appreciation.
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SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yeah man! I fully agree with that middle paragraph. I strive for accuracy in commissions, so I'd really appreciate someone telling me if I did something wrong or something looks weird. No one should be afraid to tell someone to fix something that they paid for!
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:iconradicalruster:
RadicalRuster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! You want to know you're getting your money's worth! I mean I personally don't do commissions because I feel my art would NOT be worth any money xD Your art honestly looks really awesome! But me telling you that won't do much if the person you DREW FOR doesn't say it themselves!
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Your style's not that bad dude! It's great actually, I think you could try it in the future or just..whenever you're comfortable xD It's worth it haha
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:iconradicalruster:
RadicalRuster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I could say the same to you...like your art looks REALLY well drawn and colored! I envy it! ;u; And the most recent submissions (Minus Cronarx) Aren't entirely mine >w<; They're just my characters drawn by others.

I dunno, maybe if I got "more popular" and more requests, I'd start charging...it'd be a simple way to make money I guess xD
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you! ;u;
And sure!! I say anytime, go for it. The day you do, gimme a shout and I'll be happy to advertise!
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:iconradicalruster:
RadicalRuster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww you're too kind! ;u; IF I had ANY points...or money...I'd totally commission you! ;u;

and then I'd write the LONGEST COMMENT OF MY FEELS FOR IT. That's how I roll c:

And you're welcome ;u;
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
XD That's a plan then!
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:icontoaantan:
ToaAntan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A very understandable complaint Jazzy :)
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I was hoping it would be xD; I thought it'd be relatable too
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:iconraetastical:
Raetastical Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had this happen on numerous occassions they dont comment or reply to my final note they just fav the commission.

It makes me feel like all they thought was "oh sweet +fav k thats done" like it wasnt even worth a comment e3e

I hate when they fav and dont comment AT ALL. Its like they look at it for 5 seconds and then they're done. Its very irritating. Kudos for bringing up the subject more people need to know because i see it happen time to time.
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SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yeah, I've brought it up via twitter a few times, usually tweeting about it when it happens LOL..but I thought it'd make for an interesting rant after people told me it happened to them too.

Yeah I feel that way too admittedly, especially since people seem to care a lot more about an artist's status than their art skill.
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FancyStrawberryDemon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If i commissioned you I would make sure to thank you. It is very rude for someone to not even comment on a commission. I mean you work you tail off for them and they don't even say thanks??? That's unacceptable B<
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:iconsolairemomo:
SolaireMomo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I just don't get where people started thinking stuff like that would be totally fine with the artist. B( I appreciate that you wouldn't do that though.
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:iconfancystrawberrydemon:
FancyStrawberryDemon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to know where they got that idea from... (:'D)
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:iconauralight:
AuraLight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Artist
I mean a thank you would be nice and yeah, if they paid for it you'd want to know what was wrong with it (if anything was wrong).

I don't really get the mindset that "oh look it's done, i'll just fave it and run because then they'll know I like it"

Personally I'm terrible with commenting and I usually just type out gibberish when thanking someone but I mean I at least do that and I try my best without sounding generic in my thank yous. (In this situation even a generic 'thanks' would be better than nothing though)
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