A Pillar of the Game-Artist.Net Community.
Do you want to be
a respected member of this community, want to develop your communication skills
so that you are prepared for the industry or the workplace in general? It doesn't
involve a lot of work, brings great benefits and will make you a better artist.
Take the initiative today.
So what makes for poor criticism, how do we identify it and correct
best piece I've ever seen!"
This is the worst sin of
all when it comes to constructive critcism. You are in effect giving the author
of the work a false sense of success and are limiting his or her abilities to
grow as an artist. The root of such comments can often be traced back to users
who wish to see their post count increase. Repeated occurences of such comments
will fall under the warning system outlined in the forum rules (which can lead
to a ban). We wish to see the artists in our community develop and increase
their skill-level, not be limited because the only criticism they receive is
patronizing. Clearly, exceptions exist, but they are very few in number.
Negative comments are a
lack of respect for an artists work and as such will be removed. Repeated occurences
of such comments will fall under the warning system outlined in the forum rules
(which can lead to a ban).
piece could use a lot of work."
This is a generalization
which in 9 out of 10 cases will not help the artist, you need to be specific
in your criticism and take the time to explain what you feel can be done better.
The same basic thing you expect from other users when they give you feedback!
Paintovers or reference images are always appreciated by the author, just make
sure you don't take over the thread with images too large.
lookks ok." . .or. . "That is so leet."
Reading through posts which are poorly structured and lack basic spelling/grammar
can be very exhaustive on viewers who try to take the time to understand your
work, perspective or opinion. Take the 10 seconds you need to proof read your
post. Look out for basic things, capitalizing the beginning of your sentences,
breaking down your post in paragraphs that make sense, etc. People will appreciate
it and your communication skills will also increase as a result. We also realize
that not everyone is of English mother tongue, we appreciate your efforts in
communicating in a language that may not be the easiest for you.
In the end, it boils down to basic communication skills which are essential
all the way from forums such as these to your workplace. If you do not take
the time to develop and maintain this skill, it will have an effect on your
abilities in the long term:
criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about
the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in
a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one" Source
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