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Open to Interpretation by TomPreston Open to Interpretation by TomPreston
This has happened to me more often than I'd care to admit.

This comic is about preventing artists from getting into online fights defending their work simply because someone didn’t interpret it the way they intended it to be, and helping them accept this normality. Art is open to interpretation and dealing with the lack of control you have after you've released your work into the world is important for all artists to come to terms with. This comic is not about ignoring feedback and helpful criticisms, nor do I endorse such activities.

Also kind of a semi related/belated response to Charlieissocoollike's video: "I'm Scared" [link]

Edit: A different perspective: [link]
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Di-Dorval Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, art is meant to be interpreted in various ways that's what makes it... art!

You don't have to be on the defensive when people interprets works in a non-desired fashion. Just explaining to them your own vision without attacking them is the way to go (though their own vues are has valid has yours).

Overall this promote close-mindedness  and alienation and is a very toxic way to go about any form of media.

It's giving up on art and improvement.
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irishgirl217 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so true, thank you for posting this!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
thanks for uplifting words! :)
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7712 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You cant please everyone.
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VinceOkerman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah this is true ! :D Wich font do you use ? 
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Soxil Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Good advice, I like it
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The-Madder Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Internets" has an apostrophe between the T and the S.
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IvoryLatte Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I don't believe that the intentions of the author of any creation are all that important. That's what art is supposed to do...it's supposed to invoke imagination and exchange of ideas between people who may have interpreted the art differently from each other. If everyone looked at a painting of a mountain, and all agreed it was a mountain with no deeper meaning to it, then what would be the point?
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Ramani-Rayne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Good advice that many (including me) ought to follow more often. 
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