If You Don’t Like it, You Don’t Have to Look…

…Or stop “fixing” the artwork of others. It’s not broken.

In between video editing, writing for clients, and working on my personal novels, I read and doodle. If you haven’t gotten into Zentangles, I would recommend you give it a try. It’s very relaxing and I do them when I want to zone out.


I did this one last week. It seems I do one a week. That’s fine. This one started out as a simple pitcher and turned into a little Zen-madness. That’s one of the things I love about Zentangles. There is no right or wrong way of doing it.

New Year Doodle

I take notice of a lot of things, and one of those things is the growing habit of people criticizing the artwork of other people, more specifically female comic book heroes.
The following responses always make me either facepalm or make my eyes roll:
“Where are her organs?”
-“Have you seen a real woman?”
-“You don’t know what a real woman looks like.”
-“You need to learn anatomy.”

The one that makes me need to walk away and take a deep breath is this one:

“I fixed it for you.”

Speaking from a purely non-artist point of view, “Fuck off with that.” (Sorry about the language.)

Who are you to be the purveyor of all that is art? All you are doing is showing your ignorance that other art styles exist, and when you say you fixed it, you just proverbially slapped the original artist in the face. You have just invalidated all the work they put into it because you can’t understand or appreciate the work that went into, and you call yourself an artist.

As a calligrapher and jewelry maker, I would be LIVID if someone looked at some of my works and decided to fix them. Critique that is constructive is one thing, but out and out saying you fixed it is horrid and disrespectful to the artist.

For those asking if the artist has ever seen a woman…

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You didn’t think I forgot you, did I? You do realize there are women of all shapes and sizes, including breast sizes. There are women out there with small wastes and lots of… um… er… personality. So, asking if they have ever seen a woman is just stupid.

You are the largest perpetrators of insulting an artist’s work, and you really need to stop. If you don’t like the art, there is this thing? on your mouse? You tend to rest your finger on it? It scrolls the page? Yeah, the scroll button, you need to use it, and stop insulting artists you don’t like.

Another thing, don’t cry foul when people disagree with you and defend the artist. This is not harassment. If you’re not ready for the responses, don’t reply to the artist with your puritan view of what a woman should look like. It’s that simple.

Being someone who grew up in the south, I have one last thing to say to you when you insult an artist’s work and then cry foul,

Bless your little heart.

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Until next time,
Anissa “Maddy” Walker


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