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Update - all members can now write critiques!



Yes, I wrote this almost a year ago in another comment :XD: I was cleaning my computer and found the visual of it in an unfinished state so decided to finish it and upload it still! :la: I hope, with this available as deviation too, it'll help more people :hug:
Thanks to #UnCritic, #Divine-Tutorials, #ArtistsAcademy and #demo-s for submitting this to their galleries :aww:

The Links


:pointr: =HellsPlumber's Critique Creator

:pointr: To request Critiques for multiple pieces at the same time, go to [link]

:pointr: When you receive a critique you will be notified of this in your message center (under Feedback > Critiques).

:pointr: My article Guide on How to Receive Feedback & Critique

:pointr: Critiquable Deviations

:bulletred: Giving Critiques by ~Dreamsthatkillme
:bulletred: How To Critique? by the team of #theWrittenRevolution (submitted by *HtBlack)
:bulletred: How to Write a Proper Critique by `TwiggyTeeluck
:bulletred: When it comes down to critique... by *selene18
:bulletred: Critiquing Short Stories (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Focus) by ~rushingtide
:bulletred: The differences between opinion and critique by ~jiss


:pointr: `electricjonny has provided us with a simple Select Literature in Critiques script!

:pointr: When you submit a critique your critique will be sent to the message center (under deviantwatch > critiques) of all your watchers.

:pointr: Find your critiques at [link]

:pointr: :cries: The artist whose art I critiqued doesn't seem to be happy with my critique!
      --> `nycterent's article Crit Ticks for the Critics might help you.

:pointr: Browse critiques on the Critiques page (and find the latest three critiques on the +today page)

Also check out:


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:iconclefairykid:
A critique for critique giving! I'm up for that, more information about the critique function and how to do it well both for your own sake and other's is always good :aww:

Firstly, it's interesting that you've displayed it in the way that you have, although I understand that is the way you began it sometime ago. Although I know a lot of tutorials are presented in a similar visual format to this, I feel that perhaps an entirely written piece might almost benefit from being a literature style submission, so that text can be selected and interacted with more easily. At the same time, I can definitely see your reasons for doing it this way, it has it's positives; visually and spatially organising a lot of information is not easy and blending it into the typical dA style helps the viewer to navigate though the different sections of information. You've probably addressed this point to some extent just by including such a detailed and well written artist's comments section below, since it is vital that people have easy access to all those handy links pointed out.

I like that way that sections are used to show not just information on how to go about writing a simple critique, but also from the perspective of those wishing to receive one, and how to handle critiques and the various methods you can use to critique. It's always important to emphasise the idea that everyone does things differently, especially in artistic and individualistic pursuits such as drawing and writing.

It's actually very helpful to talk about critiques from those less thought about perspectives, since it could be a lot more than people expect when they get their first critique. It might be hard to handle hearing people looking at flaws in something you've worked hard on, and as with all written communication, there can be misunderstandings around tone and attitude that we can't always portray effectively without face to face contact. If you prepare people mentally for what critiques are all about, they are less likely to reject what is said and maybe find things within them that are useful.

It's a comprehensive collection to be sure, and the use of formatting, layout, visual elements and artist's comments that co-operate with the tutorial content, all combine to provide a very handy over view of the concept of critiques in dA. I'd easily recommend this to those who have perhaps never used or heard of the feature before, or especially those who have only just received a premium membership for the first time, as a great way to introduce them to the concept.

Great job, just make sure that you always use formatting to it's fullest when dealing with large amounts of information at this :aww:
What do you think?
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:iconlexidog01:
LexiDog01 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do I need premium membership to do this?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
To request them, yes, to write them, no :)
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:iconcellinara:
cellinara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I write critiques :) I have given many so far,I write for non premium members as well thanks to critique creator by hellsplumber : want a critique and r not a premium member heres wat 2 do :
goto this place and thumb share ur image :

[link]

simple isnt it ?

:) Knowledge should be shared. An aim towards better art and artists. Any onw can get professional critiques and give critiques as well a forum 4 all.

:dalogo:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome, keep it up! People like that help make the site the great place it is :hug:
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:iconcellinara:
cellinara Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
thank you :) it certainely is the first place a new commer goes to :) and the very best as well ! you have done an amazing job !
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Indeed :D Thank you! :hug:
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:iconcellinara:
cellinara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
ur welcome :)
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:iconvenry:
Venry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great, thanks for sharing!
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Welcome! :hug:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   General Artist
Aww! This is a really really nice thing!

I write critiques, and this is wonderful for those who don't know much about critiques yet.

:highfive:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks. :la: Keep it up!
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   General Artist
I will! namenotrequired, you're so amazing!
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   General Artist
Anytime!
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:iconcarolinagiani:
CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D This is very helpful, thanks for sharing ^_^
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I'm glad! Welcome :hug:
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:iconwardenfrommyedge:
WardenFromMyEdge Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
:iconawesomelurker: has more a insult than critique
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
That's what the "unfair" button is for :D
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:iconwardenfrommyedge:
WardenFromMyEdge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
aww, thanks for the suggestion
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome :)
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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Writer
As soon as I can get myself up and running again, I intend to make use of this. Sadly, time has rarely been the friend of intent.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Yay, good luck :happybounce:
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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Writer
:lol: Thanks.
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:iconalzrith:
aLzRitH Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*gasps* there's a lot of things to read !! :faint: So I added this to my collection. Next time when I get online again, I'll read this by my heart. As for now, I can't give any sensible comment about this. ^^;
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Haha :D Thanks :)
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:iconalzrith:
aLzRitH Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw:
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dAr-Crew Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Heya! :wave:

This deviation has been selected and featured in #deviantART-Related's September Newsletter.
Please support us by :+fav:/:+favlove: the article. :hug:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :la:
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:iconmod-a-holic:
Mod-a-holic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
im going to make a box about this...and put it on my page, ill give you the source code later if you want :) (ofc i'll fully credit you)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
A box about this? I'm looking forward to seeing what you mean :giggle:
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:iconmod-a-holic:
Mod-a-holic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Done :D look on my page, bottom ^^
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Ah! :XD: Nice! I hope visitors can follow it a bit :slow:
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:iconmod-a-holic:
Mod-a-holic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
xD yeah...moet naar boven xd
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:iconbibarry:
bibarry Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cool you put this up
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heeeeeyyyyyyyyyy.......................that is very informative...and inspiring in some ways..................You make me wanna ask for critiques!
But maybe when I have a little more courage to do so........I'm still kinda scared.......
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Yay! I'm glad :hug: Why scared? :noes:
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well,you know,reasons that amateurs feel ahahah....:iconmiseryplz:
and I don't have anything worth of a critique yet..
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Lol :hug: fair enough :nod:
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
But I will keep this hope ALIVE!!!:iconohyeahplz:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Good luck :la:
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
YEAH!!:iconohyeahplz:
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:iconfullmetalmono:
FullMetalMono Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nonsense! :D

Everything you create is worthy of a critique - how else will you get better? There's no point in only critiquing the perfect pieces, it's everything else you produce that can be worked on. :)
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well you can also call it LACK OF CONFIDENCE....
Someday,perhaps...when I REALLY WANT TO.....
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:icondogwhitesector:
Dogwhitesector Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey long time no talk!

Just to say that thanks for the tutorial, I'll make sure to view with when I'm being critiqued by me examiners.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Welcome, i hope it will help! :hug:
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:icondogwhitesector:
Dogwhitesector Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
np!
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :la:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :bow:
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I like the fact that you want a critique on a critique's tutorial!:XD:
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