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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.

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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The Artist thought this was FAIR
259 out of 267 deviants thought this was fair.

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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CrystalMoonGazer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why I never give critiques because I might tick someone else off or just get crap thrown at me... =| This has never happened but I hate making people mad at me. So I'm not taking the chances!
Factfur Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to give a critique, but I'm crap at explaining things.
Dead-Opera-Star Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016   General Artist
For the longest time I was "The Stylist"
But thankfully I'm learning how to draw better anatomy while still having a bizarre style.
ElektraStarstorm Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Gotta know the rules in order to break them. :D I'm the same way.
Orangecandy12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Writer
Yeah, some people REALLY don't know how to take critiques, do they? If I hadn't had a certain critique for one of my characters, I don't know if I would have been able to improve him as much as I did.
GreaseRoach Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been blocked by Pouty Princesses so many times I've lost count. :roll:
Gernier Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wise man !
spiderhog500 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
MintyZedGrimes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Trolmaster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
exactly Rentarou Nodding Icon 
VoidDragon76 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is true.
Scarlett-Hyde Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ShenFetchem Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for making this!
coffee-beanie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student General Artist
But the perspective of the carrots face...
914four Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought." - Margaret Chase Smith
The challenge is, many artists take criticism badly, so critics are skittish; I wish I could get more solid critiques of my prose. Thanks for sharing this.
Kim-Hoyer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly, I've been on both sides.

I've tried giving a critique/comment but wow did it backfire in all the wrong ways, long story short, I terminated my old account to escape it and a lot of other things. 

To make matters worse, I've gone off the deep end myself from getting comment/critiques that I had no clue what they meant with it. Sadly I went nuclear when I pressed one commenter for an explanation and she admitted she couldn't explain it, yet she was happy to direct me to a 30 minute youtube video on coloring.
Kronosx2008 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The bunnies are adorable! :)
RainbowBlast20 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Artist
This is a really cute and fun way to someone how to take a critique. The bunnies are really adorable. ^^ 
Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ask--Lightningpelt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This was fun to read.
AshleynWoods Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. Honestly not all art is good at the first go. It takes years of practicing and weeks of editing for the final product. And even then you might not have pure perfection in your piece.
GeetBhatt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome, much to learn & apply, love it.
NightshadeTheRanger Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I wish everyone could see this...I've had so many people give me horrible critiques, usually because they're the "I don't even know what I'm doing" type. 

Also, I admit I have been the Hungry Evildoer a few times, but it was always with people I know well, people who know that I have a fun-loving side (that often finds entertainment in all the wrong places...) by doing or saying things that I know will get a rise out of them. *hangs head in shame* I know, I's childish...I'm not proud of it...but some people are just too fun not to mess with. And I make sure they know I'm playing. 
Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I got more critiques like asshole called my own drawn base a piece of shit because "No homestuck or FNAF usage allowed" -_-
UnknownName2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The impact on this.
American-Hero4 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Am I the only one who thinks that the "Self-Proclaimed Pro" bunny looks like the Nostalgia Critic?
Roro102900 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student
This. Is. Awesome.
Enderlox2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
First person to get it wins a digital high five.
Dusty21134 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somethings guide to the galaxy
Enderlox2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
YES. C: *digital high five*
ThePirhana15 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy!
Enderlox2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
*gives you a high five*
(reading is fun XD)
Flo-Uses-Bases Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first one reminds me of when i tried to help someone with their style. The proportions were terrible and they used the "IT'S MY STYLE EXCUSE" and they were a pouty princess.
Fainalotea Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needed to be made, and I absolutely adore it XD Iy's so cute!
GrayVII Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Leafs too feathery, not intense enough orange on the root 0/10
Latrion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lost the game. 
divakitty704 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thx for the guide... derp
EnderDragonLover Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I like
WynterrX Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
This is amazing omg
Everyone needs to read this
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this i love you
ChaoticTempleKnight Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. I feel it is very accurate. Also I love the Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy references you threw in.
Fandom-OC-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this

I had to turn my Critique's off :/

because for some reason I just got trolls who instead of giving valid critique. just left comments like "lol, you draw like a fag" (apparently if your gay or bi-sexual you can't draw :/  )
MissBananaAna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dwie strony medalu *V*  dobrze  !  
IluvWinxandRandyCunn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Heh, I used to get a little peeved off about critiques, but maybe it was because the person was indirectly giving 'criticism' just because I write a certain way/use bases.Yeah, basically she just said that all crossovers have to have the same genre/I was not a real artist because I used bases, giving me no help whatsoever to improve.
SonyaCipher Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Me, being an idiot..
hmm.. a purple bunny and blue bunny, seems familiar..
YEP ITS OFFICIAL, IM AN IDIOT :D Ohai There Bonnie Cutie!! (Chat Icon) toy bonnie says HEY emoction 
xX-Icey-the-wolf-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i have to say at first i did think it was fnaf too XD shadow icey emoction detailed icey emoction icey emoticon 
DoctorSiggy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so true it hurts. I hate the people who take it wrong... 

Why would they even accept any kind of criticism if they know they can't take it? I never understood that. ;;
StellaLockser Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
llama cancan llama cancan llama cancan 
Funny and true
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