We've all had it happen: a total stranger looks at a piece of art like a sketch, drawing, or painting, and says with the utmost of self-serving contempt, "I could do that."
Well, the other day we had an opportunity to prove to someone that no, they indeed could not do that. A group of people were looking through our portfolio and one of them said, "I could do that" about Thor vs. Black Adam. To be fair, he didn't think we could hear him and to be fair he didn't know it was my (John here) art... which just goes to show you that you should watch your mouth because you never know what's going to happen.
So I said, "Really? Because here's a piece of Bristol board and a black marker because that's all I used. Show me what you've got."
And about five minutes and a page-wide Rorschach blotch later, he quietly got up and left.
So SUCK IT! We try not to harsh on anyone else's artwork, but we expect the same courtesy from others. Constructive criticism is one thing - no one's perfect and we know we certainly aren't. But unwarranted, intentionally spiteful critiques or, worse yet, ignorantly dismissive comments are the nadir of free speech.
It is amazing how many people confuse a finished product with ease of execution. Just because it has been completed does not mean it was easy to make. And the sooner these numbskulls get it through to that mass of jelly they call a brain, the sooner we can stop having to prove to them that no, it is not as easy as it looks.