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Critoons is a group dedicated to providing critique for art in the Cartoons & Comics gallery.

2 Critiques by woohooligan

:bulletblue: To join, just click the "join" button at the top. Requests are automatically approved. :nod:

I created this group because I wanted to write more critiques (see the stamp above), and creating this group should make that easier. I tend not to critique outside of the Cartoons & Comics gallery and DA never seem to get around to making the critiqueable page sortable by medium, so if you use that page, you have to sort through a bunch of stuff in other galleries to find what you want to critique. Also because that page only catalogs art from artists with premium accounts, this gives non-premium members a way to request critiques as well.

:bulletblue: All genres are accepted, including WIPs and scraps.
:bulletblue: Deviation submissions are automatically accepted.
:bulletblue: You do not need a premium account. (We can write critiques in comments.)
:bulletblue: Submissions will only be rejected or removed if they're submitted to the wrong folder or violate the DeviantART terms.
:bulletblue: Please select the critique folder most appropriate for your works and the kind of critique you'd like to receive.

:bulletblue: We recommend (but don't require) that all members write at least 2 critiques each month. It's a small enough number that everyone should be able to handle it and if everyone wrote only 2 critiques each month, it would actually increase the amount of critique we all receive. :nod:

It's up to you what, when and how you critique. Having said that, here are a couple of fun tutorials on giving and receiving good critique:

Giving a Critique by liiga Taking a Critique by liiga

:bulletblue: One last note about the redlines & paintovers folder. Make sure you ask the original artist before you post a redline or a paintover. Yes, everything in this group for the purpose of receiving critique, but not everyone wants redlines and paintovers.





Hey guys... Sorry I've not been very active lately. Thing is, Tiff and I got a sudden call from the bank a few months ago saying we needed to buy a house, we needed to buy it NOW, it can't need any major repairs and it needs to be under $65k! Ooooookay... So several freak-outs later, we're still freaking out, because as best we can tell you can't get a house here for that kind of money without it needing a lot of work... so we're still not sure what to do, but we've had to look at houses outside the DFW area. And there are still some major hurdles to overcome before the bank will even allow us to buy one... it's a long story...

And then the past few weeks have been busy because I had a table at StripCon, then had a cold for 2 weeks, re-enrollment at 3 separate schools, and this week the kids were preparing to get back to school next week. So hopefully things will calm down in the near future... now if we can just figure out some way to get a house, we might not have to worry about all 6 of us becoming homeless in the course of the next year.

I hope you guys are doing well! :hug:

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RedStriker23424 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2021  Student Artist
Rai-Knightshade Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Is this group still active in any way? Because it looks cool and could be very helpful to me but I want to make sure it's not a ghost town in disguise. ^^;
woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Aimee. The group auto-accepts member requests and submissions, so the worst-case scenario is you might not get critique after submitting. You can always note me if you have any particular issues with the group. And of course, if you'd like to help make the group more active (since I'm pretty busy), I can promote you to a co-founder.
Rai-Knightshade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student General Artist
No problem! I think I'll join then, no need to make me a Co-Founder though. ^^; I don't think I'd have the time to do much help.
woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I think I forgot... I think I set the group to allow submission from people who aren't members. I'm not sure of that. But glad to have you! :D
JennyGorman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Looking forward to joining the group!
woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome! :hug:

The group is pretty informal -- if I remember correctly you don't even have to be a member of the group to submit art to the group, but I appreciate your joining, it gets the group more exposure. :la: Only thing to keep in mind really is to try and submit your work to the folders for the kind of critique you're wanting and when you have a few minutes to spare, help out once in a while with a critique or two for others in the group. Also it helps to include the group icon when you write your critique, so folks know where the critique came from and it helps get the group more exposure.

I try to set my personal goal at 2 critiques per month, which, as small as that seems is more than the average DA member. I have no idea how it compares to other critique groups. :bucktooth:

Sorry for the slow reply, we caught a stomach flu at home and all six of us have been down for a couple days. D'oh!
GOLDmouseTRAP Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the inconvenience but due to some computer difficulties, I accidentally submitted an inking into the comedy folder, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could someone move it for me?
woohooligan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Done! Sorry for the delay.
StephenRStorti91 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Did you see my OCS
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