Yeah, I don't crit if the person says, "no crit please I know what I did wrong!!" And I also agree that crit is annoying when people don't know what they're talking about But, for instance, if there's a picture posted of a snake, and the scales are all in the wrong place or something, and I'm a bit of a snake expert, I'll say, "wow this is really adorable! The pose is so dynamic and I love the colors! You might want to use a ref for the scales though link. See how the belly scales are longer and broader than the upper scales? But other than that this is really great ^^ "
I've hear about "sandwiching" crit, where you say something good, then something bad, then something good again. I dunno if it works, but I usually try to if I have anything critical to say...
I constructive crit, not on art though, on amvs (I'm better at that). I usually drown it in things done right though and no one has ever had an issue with me about it. Personally, I love constructive criticism, it helps me grow at whatever I'm doing.
I think that people are really hurting themselves by clicking "critique not desired". As someone who went to college FOR art, I can tell you that critique was a monumental part of the growth process at getting better. Now I don't believe either that a critique means the person is asking to be a punching bag, a good helpful critique points out the high points of a piece as well as mentioning the lows and suggesting helpful tips. Normally I don't critique unless it is requested, simply because I watch so many people I don't have time to spend that much time in contemplation on every piece.
That's a very valid point as well, but personally when I see someone vehemently requesting for NO critique I feel a great deal of pity for them because they are missing out on some very beneficial tough love and peer influence.
well yes i see that as well, but, me for example, i ALWAYS see what i did or do wrong, and trust me i want to delete more than half my gallery because of it XDD im really ocd, but im also adhd, and am rushed on my pictures alot of the time. but i see what i do wrong, and improve it from that. and i also just upload for the fun of it most of the time anyways. so crit either drives me nuts, or just anoys me. unless i ask for it. and i also feel awkward giving a crit.
soo im for and against it at the same time. i see its use, but i dont want it unless i ask for it. so i find it near an "insult" when someone gives me one against my askings,
I guess in art school your skin is the first thing they toughen up. I think part of the problem on a site like this is that the people giving a critique don't know what they are doing in the first place... IE think a critique is just pointing out something that is either incorrect or they THINK/FEEL is incorrect. That IS an insult.
A good critique starts with what you like about a piece, people argue with me about this but honestly, if you took the time to write on it you were obviously drawn to it, so tell the artist what they did right too!!! THEN politely mention things you might change and give knowledable suggestions on other ways to address the problem area.
I will respect and mentally bookmark that you don't openly seek critiques so i avoid offending you in the past but please think about what I said too, I'm just trying to share my outlook as someone with a formal education on the matter and how distorted it's been by an ocean of children on the internet
I assume that critique is allowed unless the artist specifically requests no critique, in which case I have no problem respecting their wishes. After all, there are occasionally pieces that I do not want critiqued as well... in which case I usually just disable comments.
Honestly, I think ithe onus is on the artist to request "no critique" on their work if they don't want it, rather than to ask for it if they do want it. After all, this is foremost an art site, and concrit is a helpful part of the creation process.