forgotmyhead hasn't been on here for a while.
I’ve always been a good student, pushing myself (mostly) to do well and do what my teacher wants me to…I’ve always had a lot of respect for my teachers and I’m only starting to come to the realization that they are human too, they make mistakes, they put their feet in their mouths, and they do not always know how to approach or analyze every personality to best help them grow. And they all have biases, and they all have personal taste, which will affect they way they mark or the suggestions they give. I need to remember not to overanalyze the criticisms I receive, as well as that suggestions are just that, I do not have to use them if I do not agree.
I had a particularly bad critique yesterday (I usually love them! I love seeing everyone else’s work!). It’s not that I don’t take criticism well, it’s just that it was a little bit embarrassing to have my teacher go on for too long about how bad my piece was in front of the whole class, and not let me explain what I was going for and why and how it didn’t turn out the way I was hoping but didn’t have time to try again. Illustration is probably my weakest class and I have absolutely zero confidence most of the time. I think this time around it was so bad because I kind of liked my project and I didn’t think it was horrible, but my teacher pretty much shot me down and all but said she hated it. Ugh! I don’t usually get so worked up about these types of things. I just need to digest and take from this what I can and move on I guess.