Thanks to the digital age, there are many ways for talented artists to share their marvelous art to the rest of the world. No matter where you are, you can easily take a snap of your creations and post them in your social media feed. One of the top picks of artists today to share their gallery of artworks is Instagram, and that is not surprising given the millions of active users that the social media platform has, not to mention how easy it is to manage your posts with a user-friendly interface.
However, the downside of getting a wider audience for your artworks through the social media is the fact that you will not only get to meet fans of your art. It is very likely that you will see criticisms on your artworks. You cannot control what other social media users want to leave in the comment section, so you must be ready to read all sorts of criticisms regarding your art, with some probably too harsh for any person to handle. You should remember, though, that even the meaneast feedback should not stop you from doing what you love.
Take This As An Opportunity For You To Improve Your Craft
There are different types of art that many users share on Instagram. Photography is also gaining attention as the art of our generation. Take note that the public serves as a judge to whatever your artistic brain has come up with. If ever you find a critical comment about one of your works, you should know how to analyze it, whether the feedback is something that will truly help you to perform better next time. An easier way to do this is to see if the social media art critic has provided you with some suggestions on how you can improve your craft.
Of course, you can always explain your side to the commentor, especially if you believe that he or she does not have a complete grasp of the concept that you are trying to show in your art. You may take a few minutes to reply to it and try explaining your idea, albeit in a polite manner, so as to avoid leaving a grumpy or intimidating impression to other users.
Spot The Straight-Up Bashers In The Comment Section, And Learn How To ‘Block’
While there are people who try to give constructive criticisms, there are others who just like to be mean. No one will ever know what satisfaction it brings to these people when they try to bring down those who work hard for their passion. If only there is an Arlo vs Ring kind of security system in your Instagram comment section so you can easily filter out the bashers. Fortunately, you can do this yourself and just click on the Block option so those bashers can leave you and your followers.
Negative comments may stop your momentum to create more artworks, but if there is one idea that you are really excited about but it did not gain the kind of reaction that you are expecting from your followers, focus on the bright side and take a moment to do something more exciting the next time.