So, after reading this recent tantrum on why Preston’s tutorials are totally right and everyone else is just being angry for no reason because, “HURRR HATERS GONNA HATE AMIRITE?!” and other non-answers to the legitimate criticisms weighed against his techniques and skills, I remembered specifically why I hate Tom Preston: It’s because he thinks that nothing is ever his fault. He’s a grown ass man and he acts like an angsty teenager who can’t comprehend how their own lousy behavior might negatively affect their own lives.
No! It’s not that you’re an obnoxious prick that no one likes to talk to.. It’s just that everyone else is a big dumb meat-head homo jock who bullies you because they don’t like smart people!
It’s not that your tutorials are lousy.. It’s just that people like to pick on popular artists because they are popular and they’re all trolls who are just jealous! That’s it!
People don’t argue with you because you’re wrong! No. Definitely no. THEY ARE WRONG. And here’s 50 ass-pained comics to back up just how wrong they are!
Were he a 14 year old fuckwit on deviant art, amongst all the other fuckwits, this behavior would be excusable, even laughable.. But he’s a grown ass man who’s been doing this “cartooning” thing for over a decade, and yet he’ll claim that he’s just doing what his college schoolin’ taught him, what he read in books, or what “industry professionals” do. Nevermind that the college he’s using as an excuse for the behavior he insists is correct is the same college he claimed had the worst animation program ever..
What I want to drive home is that even if you can’t hate Preston for being a lousy, miserable excuse for an artist, you should hate him for being a grown ass man who can’t accept responsibility and fault for his actions and will go to great lengths to try and displace or dodge that responsibility and fault so he can continue to live in his little dream world where he’s a misunderstood genius being held down be trolls and bullies.