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On Giftart and Etiquitte

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 9, 2014, 11:25 AM


So, let's say someone drew giftart for you (regardless of the circumstance).  No money changed hands at any point.


What is your first response?

1.  Thank them.
2.  Comment on why they did X and not Y.
3.  Point out errors in the piece.



:bulletblack: If you chose answers 2 or 3, you may want to re-evaluate what you're doing.  Consider how you would feel if the roles were reversed.

:bulletwhite:  If you need to critique the work, you might want to consider the following:
:bulletpink: Does the artist accept critique?
:bulletred: Can I phrase my commentary in a constructive fashion? (Some rough guides on this can be found here, here, and here)
:bulletorange: Is my critique meant to help the artist?


If any of those are a 'no,' you may want to reconsider it, and stick to a "Thanks!"



:bulletyellow: But the error is horrible and so is the artist for getting it wrong / This giftart sucks! / OMG I don't want this!

In those cases, you may want to opt for saying nothing, or just a polite "thank you," will suffice.  If you can't find anything nice to say, then keep your hands, feet, and unkind words to yourself.




Now, let's assume that someone drew giftart for someone else that you knew.

How do you respond to this?

1.  Be excited for the other person getting the art!
2.  Express jealousy (in front of the artist) that the piece wasn't for you.
3.  Point out errors in the piece.
4.  Ignore it.

:bulletgreen:  If you chose options 1 or 4, then you're on the right track.  If you chose options 2 or 3 (again), then you should probably consider the points made in the previous section.

:bulletblue:  In addition, when it comes to art made for someone else, it's not really up to you to say whether the piece is bad or not.  If the other person enjoys it, then it may be best to leave it be.



:bulletpurple:  In either of these cases, if you REALLY, REALLY have to say something, perhaps try sending a note.  Keep in mind that not all artists may be receptive to criticism on giftart!

 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Protect yourself against fraud to your collections. I'm happy that you like it :la:
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful gift! You are such a lovely person. :glomp:
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kabocha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your marriage! :D

I figured you may want some extra time to update your name on dA (if you so choose)!
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ACEO Commission: Lady Matsudo by YuniNaoki :love:
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Ringshif7er Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Just went through and downloaded a whole bunch of these sets - amazing work! :D
Have a llama for your trouble :)
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  :D  I'm glad you like them!
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Natsusume Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thanks so much for creating such awesome brush sets! I've been meaning to get into manga for a while now, and this finally encouraged me to give it a shot :meow:  They're really well-done, and look like a lot of fun to use.  Thanks for sharing them with everyone!


I gave you a shout-out in my journal
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kabocha Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like them.  :D  They're a bit big in some cases, but...  Oh well.  I hope they work well for you!
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Megane--Sama Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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I'm sure you'll see this in the mention but felt to post as well <3
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kabocha Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!  Sorry I'm replying so late.  I actually only recently turned mentions back on, but thanks!  :heart:
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Megane--Sama Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ No problem~
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Writer
Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday! :wave: :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz: :party: :airborne:
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!  :D  I had a pretty awesome and relaxing day~
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Rose74 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Writer
Good for you, that's what birthdays are all about. :aww: 
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz:
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  :D
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Jazeki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Writer
HEY IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY
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:iconkabocha:
kabocha Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NOT ANYMORE
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:iconjazeki:
Jazeki Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Writer
WELL IT WAS
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YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Prize: Eiri by YuniNaoki
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YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Prize: Yeju by YuniNaoki
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YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Prize: Mara by YuniNaoki
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ScorpiiLupi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the:iconcrazyllamaplz::iconkittensmileplz:
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YuniNaoki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh!!! The pieces you did for me are 8 million bazillion times prettier in person! I didn't even think they could be prettier than they already were!
:glomp:
I love them so much and can't thank you enough!! :hug:
P.S.
You're my featured artist for this month! (I know it's a bit late but....^^; )
yuninaoki.deviantart.com/journ…
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