Originally Posted by monkeymcgee
This thread has been very informative for me to understand some of the financial and time pressures the companies put the artists under. I can see where even if you aren't super-sensitive about criticism, it would be frustrating to hear collectors bitch about the work you did without knowing these constraints.
While I understand that completely, I also believe that constructive criticism is essential to artitic progress. Call it "bitching" is usually not fair.
There should be a place where collectors can talk about high and low levels of quality in the artwork they are sponsoring, using contructive criticism to advance the hobby.
Almost every time someone speaks out about skill or effort, no matter what level of quality they are talking about, there is an immediate outcry from the artists.
Not a big problem, just the state of the hobby.