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Comparison Monkey by TVsKyle Comparison Monkey by TVsKyle
All artists know the Comparison Monkey. He's anyone who comes along, makes a comparison and says nothing more. Artists hate the Comparison Monkey. He is thoughtless and rude. Surely you can try harder than HIM, right?
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:iconkrunchykandykid:
krunchykandykid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This reminds me of my little pony!!!
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dodgyrommer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There is many a monkey in my class. I tried explaining the comparison monkey to my instructor in my concept art for animation class (making a comparison and leaving it at that). She said 'consider it a compliment'. When critiques rolled around, I drew a little comparison monkey on the board. Most of the class consists of beginning artists, and I am not that great with coming up with an in-depth critiques on the spot, so the only feedback I could give these people at that moment was to simply practice the fundamentals of drawing, color, etc.. Thus I stayed quiet for the most part. She called me out on my quietness and and said something along the lines that it wasn't fair that I was criticizing people for trying to give compliments. Lol...

I need to get out of community college.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wow. You really do.
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IGGLE-PICKLES Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
i remember once someone said that my fursona looked like meowth....lol, i have pics of her in my gallery, and she looks absolutely nothing like a meowth.
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LimeTH Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Boy oh boy, I hate comparison monkeys. Well, maybe less "comparison", more "actually thinks and insists my character is this character, and defends with 'yes he is' or 'I thought he was'".

I used to make comparisons, but vowed never to again for fear of becoming a comparison monkey. Now I only do it in the rare occasions it's truly necessary/actually helpful rather than "lol[character]"
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Garvals Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
There is nothing worse than a Monkey that just goes with "LOOKS LIKE" and defends itself with "Im givin a Constructive Criticism!"...
So it's like a no-way for an artist... You feel bad. But you can do nothing because if you will say something against that - Monkey just goes UKIKIKI~~~ and repeats "Constructive Criticism" - line and artist looks like an asshole that "Do Not Want To Learn And Listen to Critics"...
pfft
Many thanks for this.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're very, very welcome.
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cartoonsbykristopher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has never actually happened to me before, I just faved because I think the drawing's cool!
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cartoonsbykristopher Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just happened to me today. I used this! Great idea creating this!
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:XD:
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surfersquid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
This.

Thank you for making this.

These kinds of comments always frustrate me. xD It's kind of a relief to know I'm not the only one it happens to. I feel so validated.
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Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I get this now and again [a one-liner comparison], and I never know if I should take it as a compliment or an insult. I also wonder if they've ever created anything from scratch before. In the end, I just thank them for their comment though, regardless. I figure anything else will either just give them troll power or make them angry, heh. And that's not what I'm here for.
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ClassyChassiss Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah I've done this a couple of times-without ill content- but after having it done to me I realized 'wow this kind of sucks'

I guess people just get so excited or feel that they're complimenting you they tend to forget how it can actually hurt an artist's feelings
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EvilSonic2 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm alright with the comparison if I can see why... lol
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's not the point. When the comparison is the ONLY thing someone has to say, they're being thoughtless and rude. A comparison paired with an actual opinion of your hard work is legit.
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EvilSonic2 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, okay I think I understand your point. Thanks. c:
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ThePrimatePunk Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Filmographer
A good friend of mine from college dies a little inside when he hears those three words.
I have a good response for it. I just scream in their face, "WELL YOU'RE WRONG!"
Obviously it's just their silly opinion and there are plenty of ways of dealing with this kind of situation better, but I find it funnier to just scream at them :P
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's not the best response, though. The monkey rarely means harm. It just doesn't know any better. Yelling is no way to educate the monkey.
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ThePrimatePunk Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Filmographer
Neither is chasing them with a red hot poker and burning their house. Yet I just can't help myself, gosh darn it. On the up side, nobody ever gives a stupid opinion about my drawings ever again... Or any opinion... Come to think of it, nobody talks to me anymore... :[
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Mangolady5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
LOL"
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archie-doodle Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
haha such a fun drawing
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yelinna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Looks like me
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:iconaustoon:
austoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He visits me constantly
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Mushmeister67 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ah yes...the Comparison Monkey...the person the artist surely wishes would go fall in a well and stay there.
Oh how I loathe him.
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red899 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
one I am okay with, but a PACK of them I do not like.
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MZ8zone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Yep.
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GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
" . . . Curious George?"

Nice.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconcomparisonmonkeyplz:
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jessathegreat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His EXPRESSION..................... is SO PERFECT............................................
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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porkcow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Your stil remunds me ov Ben and Stompy.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Joel, I must insist that you draw Ben and Stompy.
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porkcow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
A fair request [link]
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leocartoon1YT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This usually happens with people who draws awesome cartoons like you, Dirk, Keegan, Sandra and others.

It drives me crazy.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Word. And thanks.
A nice group to fall in with, though. All of those guys are awesome.
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leocartoon1YT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, even though it irks me, if get actually compared to these people then it means you're good.

I have never been compared to any of you awesome people so I'm not good enough :<
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You can get there. Do you draw using construction?
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leocartoon1YT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it's one of things I keep reminding myself to do.

I actually study everything you guys make, carefully seeing the line of action of your drawings (it's hard to me to actually construct things around a line), the structure of your drawings and other stuff.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Are you familiar with Preston Blair's book?
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:iconleocartoon1yt:
leocartoon1YT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.

I am aware of the other (and better) book, Advanced Animation.
I do studies of the book when I can.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cool, well, keep using it, and keep working on line of action and silhouetting, and you'll get it. I didn't grasp all of it at first either, and I'm still striving to improve on all of it every day.
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TG-Garfieldo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used to do that. I stopped as soon as I found out how bad it bugs people. But I still can't help making little comparisons, though (in my mind, not in comments). Upon seeing certain pieces of dA art, my brain just automatically tells me "that looks like X," and then I'm like, "shut up, brain! They hate it when you do that."

I've only had this happen to me a couple of times. Thankfully, the comparisons were rather flattering.
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:icontvskyle:
TVsKyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's not comparisons in themselves that I dislike. It's when that's the only comment that it bugs me. Also, I'm not fond of getting the same ones over and over. I like when people make unique observations.
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AronDraws Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh comparison Monkey, LOL! We all get those stupid monkeys stopping by :D
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DarylT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i know him.
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ottoborg Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i hates you, comparison monkey. why are you everyone?
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Cosmic-doodle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This I like. :lol:
It is a little bothersome when you work on a character and all some people do is compare it to something else.
But what really gets to me is after a comment from a 'Comparison Monkey' is that I think people then assume I just ripped off a character.
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AdriOfTheDead Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
ohh that comparison monkey
HOW I LOATHE HIM

HE DRIVES ME TO DRINK
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ThatAmericanSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
:iconcomparisonmonkeyplz: This looks just like- *SCHALP!*
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Psykeout Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this needed badly to exist
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