19 January, 2017

Art critique

Along with comments what about suggestions on how to improve a piece of art? I am a beginner and would like input from the artists with more experience.

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Vincent von Frese 28 Jan 2017

I have seen the idea of art critique used on other sites and it is more of a pain than a help. There are better sources for learning like studying, reading and taking classes in real time. However, there does seem to be a shortage of affordable art and craft learning opportunities around in real life (non-cyber) time,

Joanie Holliday 15 Mar 2017

Sometimes it's very nice and helpful but I've found some who take offense and do not want help on their work.

Joanie Holliday 15 Mar 2017

You are the exception to the rule my friend and you will improve because of your terrific attitude.

Michael Weber 15 Mar 2017

Thanks for input. Makes sense that people could be offended.

Diane Goulart 25 Mar 2017

Michael, I would like (maybe? lol) helpful critique on my work also.

However, as Joanie pointed out I may get offended. But, only if the person doing the "critiquing" was more rude or untactful (word?) than helpful.

You are right, Vincent there is a shortage of affordable learning opportunities off the computer. As I self taught beginner myself, I have found this out.

Michael Weber 25 Mar 2017

When i first suggested it, i was thinking people who have more experience might give suggestions on improvement rather than being critical? Make sense?

Diane Goulart 26 Mar 2017

Sure, Michael, it does make sense. That is what I hope for, also : )

Ginger Olansen 22 Apr 2017

Michael Weber, from your question of Jan 19, "Along with comments what about suggestions on how to improve a piece of art? I am a beginner and would like input from the artists with more experience."

All you have to do is look for artists in ARTWANTED and just ask what you need to know. I have been a professional artist since 1996 ask ask on. ..Ginger

Ginger Olansen 22 Apr 2017

Michael Weber, from your question of Jan 19, "Along with comments what about suggestions on how to improve a piece of art? I am a beginner and would like input from the artists with more experience."

All you have to do is look for artists in ARTWANTED and just ask what you need to know. I have been a professional artist since 1996 ask ask on. ..Ginger

Al Budarin 01 Aug 2017

I'm always open to critique,that's how i learn ,become a better painter & a couple of you out there have really helped me,you know who you are& don't stop ,,,I Thank you so much

Yury Yanin 03 Aug 2017

Critique is the most useful thing, but a very delicate one. It should be used with care. It is absolutely different from comments. Comments are kind of promotion, we should keep them favorable and seen by everyone, while critical notes can be offencive or valuable first of all for the artists, they are not for possible customers and collectors.. I think we should always separate critique from comments. Probably the best way to get critique,, which you need, is to start a thread at this discussion board. Here you can ask others for critique of a certain picture, ask for general help or to ask any specific art question.

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