Q:Would you ever do a self portrait of yourself but gender bent?
Nope, I don’t do self portraits or selfies or anything along those lines ^^;
Q:Hey, Moni. I'm not a novice artist, but rather new to tumblr. So, there was lately a person, who wrote a hate post about me a-and... (yeah, I am very insecure) I am very concerned and worried. There were no reasons for that person to hate me, we did not encounter and I barely draw a controversial stuff. Do you have haters? How do you deal to them?
The internet provides anonymity so people can act in a way they don’t have to be held accountable for and the fact you aren’t speaking face to face can make it feel much less personal. This can make people a lot meaner so getting hate mail and/or being insulted is something that is likely going to happen whether you did anything to provoke it or not. Best thing to do it to not take it personally, I know that sounds hard but it does get easier over time.
I’m not sure what the nature of the post was? but I can see it upset you so I’m sure it must have been pretty bad. If its ad hominem garbage or uncalled for stuff? then I would say they are looking for a response from you and the best thing to do is to completely ignore them. It will likely deter them after a while when they see they aren’t getting a response.
That being said if its just harsh critique? then best to see if there is anything in there that can help you and ignore the bad stuff.
In my own personal experience? I use to feel very hurt when someone would say bad stuff about my art or about me but my skins thickened over time and now I don’t feel anything when I see it, I just don’t take it personally anymore. I think its something that comes with time :/ I dunno. I just ignore them and they give up and go away. So far its been 100% effective.
Anyway don’t let that discourage you, keep doing what you do and don’t let one bad apple ruin it for you. :) I wish you all the best!
Q:Probably "masculine in feel" because you use a lot of bold/thick lines and angles (which is typical in "masculine" handwriting, according to some). But it could also be subject matter, in which case that's bullshit, people have different loves.
Oh that makes more sense then :D thanks
I don’t really think its the subject matter, I mean I draw mermaids and half naked men. Seems pretty girly to me lol.
Q:Honestly, I thought you were a girl a whole time. Mostly because most Tumblr artists are women. Maybe that's because people in DA thought you were a guy because most DA artists are guys. And your art looks masculine.
I’m pretty sure most of DA users are also female.
What do you mean by that? the people look masculine or it has a masculine feel? I’ve heard people say this before but I’m still a little confused by what specifically gives people that impression?
Q:excuse me, but I don't even think that last anon knows what 'feminism' means. it means that you wish equal gender rights, NOT 'oh girls should be better'. Why do people still think that?!
The term has been pretty abused imo. Even though it means giving women equal rights some people have misinterpreted ( both men and women) as being female superiority.
I just use the term humanist since it pretty much has the same goal.
Q:no offense but people on dA might think you're a dude because you're good at drawing?? in my experience men are typically better artists so even when i see good art automatically assume they're male *here's to hoping you're not a feminist bullshitting social justice tumblr warrior oh my god they are the bane of my tumblr life* plus i'm a girl too
I think there are just more men in the concept art industry or whatever so you just see more of them. I’ve personally never seen any imbalance in the abilities of men and women in the art field. Art is hard work, a lot of practise and a lot of patience, not your sex or gender.
I think its got more to do with common speech and referring to people as a ‘he’ by default.
Don’t worry, I’m not really like that, I can handle it when someone has a different view or opinion to me lol even if I don’t like it :D
Q:About your hand... have you checked it for carpal tunnel or maybe tendinitis? Hope you feel better soon! ><
I’ve been going to physiotherapy for the last 2-3 months. I’m going to go see a specialist in May T-T. I still have no idea why it hurts but they said its probably a ganglion cyst.