Hmm, so I got this comment on my birthday post. (See February 8 post.) It's interesting. It appeals to my suspicion that I, quite frankly, SUCK as an artist:
"Perhaps you have talent, I don't know, but I do know this: it'd be hard to come to that conclusion based on the drawings you have posted on your blog. Your stuff looks pretty amateurish to me, amateurish, uninspired and insipid -- if you're unsuccessful, maybe that's more of the reason why. Check out some drawings by the old masters and note the differences 'tween your stuff and there's. Perhaps you should quit lamenting about how talentedly unsuccessful you are, open your eyes and realize your stuff is pretty crappry (there's no life in your stuff...a faithful copy -- with no interpretation, no interesting linework, nothing -- of a photo, I mean come on...how insipid can you get?) and do something to change that. Just my two cents.... "
....Anyone know who left this? It was signed "Anonymous." I thought, at first, it was some random person throwing-out grief for their own satisfaction. But on second glance, it's pretty clear that this is a fellow artist. I'm guessing the artist is either someone I know at CC, or someone from the NCN. I did a search on the NCN Forum for some of the words used, like INSIPID and AMATEURISH. I've narrowed it down to three people. Of course, I'm probably way-off, but who knows? It's all very interesting. It's like a crime I'm trying to solve. Funny. Nobody ever comments on my art, really, so to have this mystery comment appear, well, it's strange and disconcerting. I'd LOVE to have help with my art, but I'm not sure if ANONYMOUS is more concerned with helping me or with burying his/her own inadequacies in slights of others. Sad and weird is how I feel in the end.