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Critiques Tutorial by namenotrequired Critiques Tutorial by namenotrequired

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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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?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
42 out of 43 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

LexiDog01 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do I need premium membership to do this?
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
To request them, yes, to write them, no :)
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 :


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.

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:
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 !
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Indeed :D Thank you! :hug:
cellinara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
ur welcome :)
Venry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great, thanks for sharing!
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Welcome! :hug:
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.

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