As by definition an art is a self-expression a voice of an artist's soul and thought of which sadly not all created artworks are being "like" by the public or critic. Most of the time they just tend to label it, ignore it and/or utter their own opinions.
In this regards, within our thought, as an artist, we tend to wonder why this piece of art is being disliked. Well, believe it or not my friend, not all you create will be appreciated. Most would tend to dislike it. Perhaps these listed queries might guide us and lead to better our craft.
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The basic fundamentals of art are essential such as drawing or use of media. Strengthening your foundation through practice and spending it leisurely through quality practices through these basic fundamentals of creativity.
It does pay when you listen to improve your artistic skill and eventually lead to mastery of your craft. Do not take it too personally since different people have their own different opinions on how they perceive your art. It is simply different strokes for different folks.
Explore and Experiment
Be creative in this regards, try other stuffs besides what you already know and what you can create. Apply other people's creative ideas and make it your own art but do not exactly copy it.
So if your art is just an art and it is being disliked or misunderstood by the public try the above which might help and do not forget to have fun and put your heart into everything you create.