It's your character, not theirs.This is for all of you.More Like This
If someone tells you that your character isn't pretty or it hurts their eyes or it's too simple and it's 'unoriginal'-- screw them. It's your character, not theirs.
I've been seeing a lot of deviants lately posting designing 'tips' for characters. Yes, some of them are helpful but listing a bunch of color combinations that you don't think look good together discourages people from making characters that they may really enjoy.
I don't care if your character is a rainbow gradient with white spots--if you like it that's all that matters c:
So guys, don't let other people tell you how to draw or what to draw because that's just selfish of them.
Draw how you want, and what you want.
Don't let more popular artists, friends or anyone boss you around and sway you from what you like in order to please them<3
I know this is cheesy beyond belief, but,
BE YOURSELF GUYS.
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PE Feedback: ...But I don't know what to say?Critiques: What to say when you don't know what to sayMore Like This
All of us have heard about feedback events during our time on deviantArt. Many of us have participated in them, while others have declined to do so for various reasons. Some of these reasons include fear of receiving critique on one's own work, fear of being attacked for critiquing someone's work, fear of not knowing what to say, and feeling inadequate to critique a deviation from someone who is perhaps more skilled than we are--especially if the deviation is created using a medium to which we are unaccustomed.
We especially want to focus on this last reason.
Here is a conversation that we had recently in a dA chat room (names have been changed):
Us: We are planning a cross-medium, dA-wide critique event for Project Educate!! Will you participate?
DeviantX: Hmm. I don't know.
Us: Why not?
DeviantX: I'm a photo
PE Feedback: How to Give a CritiqueHOW TO GIVE A CRITIQUEMore Like This
It's a great thing that you want to critique other deviant's works and help them improve their skills through your constructive feedback. By critiquing fellow deviant's works, you are developing your critical thought and vision and thus, developing yourself as an artist. However, critiquing is not all about pointing out what others did wrong. As ChewedKandi has pointed out in 'How To: Critiquing Artwork' "a critique is giving your opinion in a constructive manner about a subject - be it a piece a music, a piece of art, the meal you've just ate and so on."
That's the main point of this article: to share a few pointers on how to give a quality critique while providing links to a compilation of useful guides that focus on this very same topic.
Introduction: Let's start!
First things first! You've come across a piece of art that caught your attention and