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Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by awney, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. awney

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    Critiques are a great way for artists and writers to get feedback on their work. Do you guys like receiving critiques or would you rather just gain the experience on your own overtime?

    I love critiques as long as they aren’t hateful. If it’s ‘oh maybe try a different lighting next time’ instead of ‘no this looks terrible’ I’m more likely to take the advice. That brings me to another thing. If someone critiques your art or writing and is hateful about it, don’t feel like your art or writing is worthless or bad. That’s not the case at all. They’re just being mean to be mean.
     
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    I've asked for critique on some writing in the past but I never got any, all I ever got was "This is great!", thanks but I really can't use that for like anything when it comes t otrying to improve.
     
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  3. awney

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    That’s true. It has hard to gauge feedback from that. But when that happens I take it as a ‘keep it up! You’re in the right direction!’ I guess?
     
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    I guess but it could also be someone misunderstanding or not knowing what critique really is, seen that one before. Sure is fine they like whatever I wrote but it don't really help me.
     
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    critique is a really complicated thing for me..... on one hand, id love some pointers about if i fucked anything up and how i can improve it next time, or some tips to make my art even better than it already is! but since my style is kinda its own thing not everything applies???

    but on the other hand, im absolutely terrified of critique now. the only recent """critique""" ive gotten in the past year was via someone stealing my art to post to a forum that mocks "tumblr sjw art styles" so i guess im really scared of a repeat?? dont get me wrong id love to have pointers but im just so terrified ill get those comments again and i wont want to draw for another month or so
     
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    The problem I have is I don't get critiqued enough, at least when it comes to art that I do. It feels like I'm always missing something despite a lot of other complimenting my work.
     
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    You can always ask specifically for critiques. I don’t get them unless I bluntly ask for it.
     
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    Yeah... I guess your right. I have little idea where to ask though.
     
  9. awney

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    I’m sure people wouldn’t mind giving you critiques on the discord? Just be like ‘Hey is there anything I can do to improve this piece?’
     
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    Maybe... Yeah. I can do that.
     
  11. awney

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    don't doubt yourself too much! your art is great.
     
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    I want to be able to accept critiques, but I usually don't. Most of my critiques come from my sister or my brother, and I always just get frustrated with them for saying anything. Maybe I would do better if the critiques were from total strangers, because with my sister, I feel like she's showing off (even though I know she's not) because she's a better artist than me. And my brother doesn't draw at all, so I just get frustrated when he tries to tell me ways to improve my shading.
     
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    I love constructional criticism but I barely ever get it... I'd love to get more- in fact it's stated as such in the first post of my art topic here but *shrug*
     
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    I think I'm really bad a giving serious criticism. And I guess I wouldn't mind getting some? I don't know how I'd react though, I don't recall ever getting criticism. I'd be happy that someones values my art enough to help me improve, but I could blame myself for some mistakes or take it too harshly? I have no idea really.
     
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    Technical critiques are great, but I often enjoy just compliments too. If I'm my work is good, then that is useful information. This thing worked and is well-received, so I'm on the right track. I'll take notes and calculate improvement on my own, as well as be motivated by people being happy because of something I made.
     
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    Critique is good when it isn't delivered as if the other person is so much better than me. I am just trying you know?

    Also the Critique "I don't like the face, sorry" Is probably the worst thing anyone has said to me so far. That was kinda a sledgehammer to the face because I was so proud of that drawing.
     
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