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If anyone wants to use it, please send me a message on my profile containing the link to your image and I'll give you a thorough analysis. Be WARNED: I can be pretty harsh and merciless, and I WILL point out every single flaw of your work. If you don't have the stomach for this, then don't bother with it. Nuff' said.

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TiffanySketches Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Here from your thread in the forum. :XD:

I'm not saying you absolutely have to be a good artist to give good critique, however it certainly does help. It also shows that not only do you understand your critique, but you understand the challenge of getting to that point. What you do need to have is a deep understanding of art, anatomy, color theory, composition, etc... That aside, I think the problem is that you need to understand that critiques are about analyzing someone's art thoroughly AND thoughtfully. That means both good and bad. There's stuff they need to improve on, but also aspects of their art they should carry over to the next piece.

It's also about understanding skill level and knowing specific points on what an artist can realistically improve on in their next piece. Artists grow incrementally with each piece, not in huge leaps and bounds. Telling an artist to study anatomy is rather vague, in fact it is the most vague critique a person can give. Everyone, EVERYONE needs to "work on anatomy". Seasoned professionals work on life drawing to improve their skills. It's also a little overwhelming for a new artist, unhelpful to an artist that understands their limitations, and irritating to an artist that can't get there in only one picture.

Being "harsh" and "merciless" as you put it just makes you come off as inexperienced. It doesn't really show a deeper understanding of what art involves, or how to truly improve on something. At least in your critiques anyway. If you understood what you were talking about on a deeper level, you could give a more insightful critique. You told an artist to study anatomy from a manga book, manga is not correct anatomy. You need to first learn the rules before you can break them (aka anime). Understanding anatomy is understanding how the body pieces connect to each other and how they bend, where the center of gravity is, etc... Learning from a manga book is not teaching that, it's teaching a lackluster measurement system that isn't always correct. It just teaches you to look at how long an arm or leg is according to their anatomy standards. Studying anime books to learn is only teaching you how to make cookie cutter characters with no variation (and hair and eyes don't count as variation). It doesn't show how the body works and how your muscles connect and what makes a pose believable and not. It's only a guide on how to stylize assuming you already know anatomy.

Which brings me back to how being a "good" artist helps someone gives critique. If you don't have the skills yet to apply it to your drawings, you should at least understand it before giving a critique. It's just generally, if you truly understand what you're saying, you can apply it to your art successfully. If you don't truly understand what you're saying, chances are you can't apply it to your art.

Also, since you're giving critiques, it seems only fair to extend the invitation in your journal for other artists to critique you as well. That way you're not coming off as arrogant.

You're more than welcome to critique my stuff, I have thick skin. Just pointing out why some people may be getting upset with your "critique service".
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klikkitat Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish comments could be favorited, because this one is amazing.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure thing, I'll keep it in mind.
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NekoNatsume Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Beware , butthurt alert, i blocked her for the lulz and to make her angrier, she made another account to answer me:

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LEVELS OF BUTTHURTNESS - IS OVER 9000! :iconclapplz:

Anyway enough drAma srsly, but yeah there, noobish artists who love to whine and get praised, YAY. BRB ILL GO RETRACE SAILORMOON WITH CRAYOLA AND SAY IS ART, YUMMY YUMMY ART.

Oh btw, her troll friend lives in šJapanš, gotta love the crazy weaboos.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I could call her out, but nooooooooooo. I'm still blocked.
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NekoNatsume Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Let her be. Is not going to erase her butthurtness anyway.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I will.
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Missleepify Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Could use some critique on any of my recent stuff. Feel free to choose :lol:
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Done.
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