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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Critique by akreon The Hitchhiker's Guide to Critique by akreon
A little follow up to:


Since a lot of people seem to have problems with it, here is a little tutorial how to give and take critique and how not to be a giant vagina about it.

Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!
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I love this! The bunnies are so darn cute! The expressions are the best part. My favorites are the Pouty Princess and the slightly skeptical artist-bunny at the bottom middle! :meow:

I think the piece is well executed, and the point is very clear. Your characterizations are so dead on, I honestly laughed as I read them. :lmao: It's also a great topic that we can all relate to! Everyone has given and received a critique at some point in their lives; Your essay, your art, and your driving are all examples of things that can be improved with helpful input from others. Heck, you can even critique this critique! ;)

While I love Hitchhiker's Guide, I don't know that the bunnies really fit that theme. That doesn't detract from the piece or the point, but when I read the title I was expecting something different.

Thanks Akreon for making this guide! I think it can help a lot of people be more effective at giving and receiving criticism. Thanks for reading! - Celadon Catamount :meow:
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106 out of 112 deviants thought this was fair.

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i do actually like these , and i wish you'd do more on other subjects , as well. not to suck up, but i enjoy your insight [ and occasional venom].
the star-system is arbitrary and near-useless , but......

vision: based on follow-up , so only 4
originality:based on follow-up, but well-expounded on , so 3.5
technique:lacks expansive panorama in 36 shades of orange . 3 stars
impact: i loved it. it amused the hell out of me while covering what is most annoying about feedback and critique systems. a full 5 stars!

like many realistically grounded artists, i'm my most harsh critic . i feel that nearly none of my work, other than a few mildly interesting items is worth putting up; and i tend to give my work to anyone interested in it [ that got me on an fbi watch-list for a couple years for being published in a "questionable" periodical :) ]
nevertheless , i'd agree that any artist asking [ or receiving unasked ] for comments and critiques needs to cave a barrel of salt handy.

'cause if you aren't using a pinch for the comments, you can mummify the bodies... ;)
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DomnuWyrda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just ran into a Pouty Princess a little while ago.

And I quote:

"anyways i shouldn've said 'constructive criticizem' i didn't even read your comment, more so skimmed through it. I already have good advice from understanding people, I don't need your two cents worth."

So essentially she told me "fuck off" and closed the thread immediately. Also "criticizem".

I hope that she took the similar advice of another artist I saw there, otherwise there will be another Enoby unleashed upon the world...
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MaryBethDarcy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.  A critique of anything is at it's heart a subjective opinion.  That opinion is suppose to help the recipient.  If you can't provide a reason for you like or dislike of something, then you are not helping the recipient.  I behooves both criticizer and recipient to be open minded.
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reaperproject Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Writer
I get the pouty princess and the stylist a lot in response to literary critiques.  I find it odd when they say it is their style to spell words incorrectly or to forgo any form of punctuation.  I know most art is open to interpretation, but with literature there are a few guidelines we all follow so things can be understood clearly.  Great idea and execution.
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Bulbamario Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pouty princesses.... Pouty princesses everywhere.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Girlfoxgirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
God, this piece's extreme accuracy is very much appreciated. I have seen so many of the don'ts. So... many. It is extremely painful.
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SybilaSulfur Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God, damn you! I've lost the Game :P
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HollyWren Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
What a wonderful tutorial! So adorable too! 
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Oseviel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Good art piece, love the subject!
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Cheeyev Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
pretty good! Don't listen to that LOL freak, this is awesome.
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