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Mature Critique Stamp by Toxic-Decay Mature Critique Stamp by Toxic-Decay
'nother edit: holy shit! 1.000 views! : D guys, just as a note: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me if you are gonna use this.

edit: it seems a lot of people didn't even read the original description.
this stamp is not saying "b'aaaww don't flame me" or "give me nice comments"
aarrrgh. i'm on my last nerve. i don't want to have a stamp most people don't even understand. i should just delete it because i'm sick of people using this for completely opposite reasons it's supposed to represent.
I'm not talking only about flamers. The reason I made this stamp is the OPPOSITE of flamers, I see the paid-for critique feature being used to give a sonic recolour 5-out of-5 stars.

there are other stamps on this site that say "don't flame my art" only. this is not one of them.

Okay, now before I get comments telling me to stop my bitching and take crits, read this.

If you use this, do not use it to say "I don't want critique".
Use it to say "I want to grow as an artist, and I would like good, mature critique. I'm not half-assing what I do, and neither should you".

What the stamp means: Don't half-ass my critique.
Don't be too fluffy and sugarcoat everything.
Get off your high horse and realize I'm not an idiot. I want to improve, so give me a good, honest critique without being a pretentious bitch about it.

I am a huge supporter of constructive criticism.
That's right.
There are two things I cannot stand when it comes to critiquing on this site:
1. People who whine and complain and go batshit and get defensive when their art is critiqued, and
2. The people who take the constructive out of the criticism.

Critique has to have maturity on both sides to work.
I think artists should draw to the best of their ability and use other people's suggestions so they can grow.
But they can't mature as artists if they are surrounded by immaturity critique-wise.
I'm not saying critiques are bad.
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ApallonShinomia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
carrotfromtarget Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally using this! :D
MochiISDeliciousness Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I might use this . :D
SweetButCasual Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So true..I'm using it for sure. Thanks for making this!
AzukiOsekihanaChan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   Digital Artist
I'd wish people would critique my artwork. :(
g-ty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Using! *-*
DoveAngel8 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will totally use this! Thanks!
dducke Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right?! People need to be mature in both receiving AND giving critiques, as said in your description.
LotusTheKat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for making this stamp ;w;
Timewap1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I got a critique...

It's a stamp.

Not original. The art form, not the message.

Thank you.
DrawingPrincess28 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
13Sofie13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love critiques, only compliments won't help you that much. But I am always very nervous when someone gives any critique at my workSweating a little... 
SparPony Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Using on main page. <3
Little-Red-Hat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm going to use this. Great stamp!
Smoki8 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Uh...I have mixed feeling about his stamp.
Acinoynx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will totally use! :D Even though I already have too many stamps.
Ambrosia-Ashcrofte Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is oh so freaking true.
PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I agree. Offering a critique doesn't equal trashing people! :no:

Thanks for sharing! I'll be sure to use this - with credit (of course)! ;)
AFarmaant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TekeoMiona Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Writer
LeotheLion25 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Using this :)
KingxXxNothing Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
this is a really good stamp, and it seems that people often are too to give you ideas about your work or help you improve it. my main belief is that people rarely have an opinion to say about anything. and just like the stamp, I keep on finding people commenting on beautiful and well done artworks with only negative words. often I got discouraged (and sometimes negatively challenging) when I hear some destructive criticism like once my work being called "childish" by someone.
on the other hand, often, I would not give much criticism because often my critique was taken negatively, well. *shrugs*, it's hard to know which artist is ready to accept criticism and which isn't.
kutti-faniteff Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I'll be using this stamp thanks for sharing :aww:
BarbHLGraphics Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So using this! :)
RiownerTias Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agrees with that :)
SparDanger Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I think artists should draw to the best of their ability and use other people's suggestions so they can grow."

Agreed! :nod:
solochely Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey... if i can use your stamp... would you mind to explain me how to put it in the description of my works? ^^Uu i don't know how it's done n___nUuu
SlimeAttackk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man. I hate it when people don't point out the bad in my drawing. A critique is supposed to help me, not boost my spirits into thinking that I'm a goddess of art when I'm not. This stamp is just... pure amazingness. (Whichisnotaword)
Nixxily Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I'm using it on my front page :D

I love this - I have a few friends who give me the mature feedback this stamp is about, but I've had a few comments like that - it's plain annoying if they just give destructive criticism.
(trough I'm not a fan of the word 'criticism', feedback is more correct and easier for a non-english person like me to write :XD:)
bubblewrap-pancakes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Using :D It is unbelievably annoying when people say that something is wrong without telling me WHY or how to fix the goddamn thing.
mysterinot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
using c:
PhoenixSkywriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People who are going to pick out what is "wrong" and make it sound like you can't draw at all are not doing it correctly.
People who offer suggestions to help better your artwork and you as an artist are okay by me.
PhoenixSkywriter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People who are going to pick out what is "wrong" and make it sound like you can't draw at all are not doing it correctly.
People who offer suggestions to help better your artwork and you as an artist are okay by me.
Madame-Rien Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
WOW! I have never seen a more true stamp in my history of being here, thank you so much for creating this! I will definitely post this when I want a critique! You know I can't stand about this site is when people give like 5 stars to an artwork and they don't even have a great reason all they say is your art is awesome and the critique is like 3 sentences long, even if the artist is master level that is not fair to them they feel they need to improve so that's why they asked for a critique. Some works are worth 5 stars but 3 sentences to why doesn't help the artist to know exactly what made them receive it, I am sick of seeing things like that its a comment not a critique.

The 2nd one with rude idiots thinking bashing an artwork is a critique is the worst. I had an idiot praise my work then say that part of it was ugly, I got defensive and said I the characters hair being ugly does not help me improve perhaps you can tell me why its so unattractive; then they started to attack me and saying I couldn't take criticism, saying an artwork or a piece of it is ugly is not criticism and they had the nerve to call it constructive criticism. They are the worst and I see them on DA all the time, its like say things that will help the artist or don't comment at all and to treat people with respect.
ryugafan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Writer
How do you use this as a stamp?
Creative-Kiwi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ThestralWizard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am definitely going to use this! There is nothing more annoying than someone offending you when they don't like your work.
Neohim Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Haaa yes --'
I like critique as long as it's done in a respectful way, with useful advices for my next drawings, when people ease their words with "I think" or "it seems" or "it would be better if", and also tell me a thing that was good in my picture to balance...
But fuck, I seriously can't bear people who only comment to say "this is not good", "this is totally wrong", etc --'
When I critique I always try to be nice and not hurting people... Some people should do the same --' It's not that difficult
Great stamp!
ThestralWizard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree 100%. If you wish to give a critique, it's your responsability to make an effort in order to avoid that the artist feels like complete shit.
Laffforever Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I use this stamp?
NebetSeta Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely! :heart:
quamp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
If I had a dime for everyone who just said "You suck!" without telling me why I'd be a rich man.
Sora-Horsey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stamp! Definitely using!
GreenWingedWonder15 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Artist
THANK YOU. I will use this. C:
l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some people think that the critique box it for a TL;DR flame or spam post. Just find it so stupid and amusing that people will do stuff like that.
BlackenedOut Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I will use this
VioletSkullRoses Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
May I use this?
EliasPh Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm going to use it :)
NeonGhost-Kitty Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to use this I hope you don't mind.
bluefelt Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i'm going to use this :)
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