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!
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. 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
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...
I've dealt with passive-aggressive douchebags before.
They both acted like my art was the worst thing they have ever seen, insulted it, and used it against my credibility, and also used it against me personally. They were super rude.
It basically went down like
Critic: This is the most horrifying/worst thing I've seen in my life!
Me: What? There is no need to be rude.
Critic: I am a critic. I am not supposed to be polite/nice/passive. Now take my constructive criticism or shut up!
Me: Constructive Criticism? All you did was make a rude comment on how "horrible my drawing is". I am willing to take constructive criticism, but you are doing it wrong.
Critic: If you were to go to art school, the teachers will just be like me.
Me: One, I am not going to Art School. Second, I don't think teachers in art school call a drawing "shit" without leaving proper feedback.
Critic: Lol, you know nothing about life!
Me: What does have to do with this!?
Critic: You are butthurt.
Me: No, I just want proper criticism, not some rude comment saying how bad I suck at art.
Critic: LOLOL. Keep crying, you shitty artist. You are a shitty artist because you draw Sonic!!!!
The strange thing is that one of these "critics" had very crappy drawings in their gallery (much lower than my skill level at the time). The person said they could take constructive criticism, but when given constructive criticism, they threw a fit. This person was actually a Pouty-Princess and Self Proclaimed Pro combo.
The other "critic" literally had nothing in their gallery at all. And a self proclaimed pro.
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...
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.
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.
Excuse me, just so everybody knows... THIS! THIIISSS! they should hand this out to everyone signing up to deviant art, it would save a lot butt-hurt and create an all around more respectful environment... though the trolls still won't stop.
Thank you very much for that tutorial. I've seen your deviation some loooong time ago, but didn't comment...Shame on me. But it helped me a lot!
I remember that I once received a critique and wasn't very happy about it. I felt really offended by how he wrote the critique. He made comparisons that really don't belong in a critique. I was kinda mad at him and stuff... But I still roll my eyes cause of my reaction. I should have just thanked him for the critique, the time he spent writing it and tell him that I don't agree in many parts, but it's nice to see another point of view. Just like you said in your tutorial.
After viewing your tutorial it was so easy for me to accept critique (constructive or not) and react just how I should. Now I'm really happy and grateful for every critique I receive and I try my best to write thoughtful comments and critiques that might help other deviants.
And now I feel bad cos Ive done the Pouty Princess thing before .-. by accident but now that I look at it I sure as hell acted like an idiot *facepalm* well it may have been by accident but it still counts I guess... I gotta revise how I react.... oh boy
Funny and informative, the best combo. It shows with critique, both sides are capable of handling it wrong: The artist for reacting poorly to criticism and the critic for giving either giving a poor critique in the first place (ex: ur art sucks bro lol XD )or reacting poorly to the response by the artist. I've encountered most types of wrong and right displayed here (most notably the pouty princess and passive-aggressive douchebag).
haha, well, nice title, and I like the categories. I HAVE A FRIENDS ALMOST JUST LIKE THE STYLIST!! omg! XD She either says it her "style" or that she was planning on fixing it, even though it was obvious she wasn't...guh, so annoying!