The Brutal Captain Critique
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This is where I will be giving thorough art critiques. I will be brutally honest, but strictly constructive. I am here to help you improve your skills and critical thinking. My hope is to leave you not only with instruction for how to improve your current work, but also things to look for in the future so you can learn to critique yourself.
First a little about me. I am a professional artist. I have a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design where I graduated with honors. I work in a wide variety of drawing and painting mediums both traditional and digital. I am also a graphic designer. I have done 3D work also, even some animation, so I may be helpful in those areas as well.
RULES & GUIDELINES for this thread
1) Only post if you sincerely want a brutally honest critique. If you are fishing for compliments, this is not your thread.
2) Please attempt to separate your artwork from your self esteem. This is not about you. I'm sure you are a lovely person.
3) This is public. This is so others can learn from your critique. If you are feeling terribly shy, this is not your thread.
4) I might swear. It's ok; I'm the fucking captain. If you just flinched reading that, this is not your thread.
5) Please feel free to comment on the critiques that are going on in here. Keep it constructive. While I may be honest, I will not be personally insulting anybody, and I will hold you all to the same standards.
HOW TO SIGN UP
1) Leave a link in this thread to ONE of your listings, or to ONE off-site picture of your art. I will concentrate on that one piece in your critique, though I will also browse your other work and discuss that as well. Try to pick something that summarizes your body of work, something you had particular difficulty with, or (if you dare) the piece you are most proud of.
2) Include a very short intro with your piece with information about what medium it is in, what you were going for, what you want help with, etc.
3) I will get to you as soon as I can. I am thorough and will spend a bit of time on each person. I also have a business (actually, several) to run, so please be patient.
I hope you brought extra under-britches.
Posted at 11:08 pm Feb 25, 2012 EST
Also, while I know there aren't any guide lines for furry monsters I feel this little guy needs some tweaking...
This is what some of the other monsters in the line look like, I'd like to have the big mouth monster above have a similar flow but still be individually unique.
Posted at 9:49 am Mar 11, 2012 EDT
Thank you Captain. That didn't hurt at all. I'm going to look more closely at how animals and people stand. I could learn a lot more about colors. I sort of understand what you are saying about that. I will have to do some experimenting.
Posted at 11:40 pm Mar 12, 2012 EDT
I feel my art is missing something, that I have not made the leap from hobbyist to artist. Advice please.
This is one of my favourite small porcelain sculptures.
Posted at 4:40 am Jun 9, 2012 EDT
Please, critique my photograms. This is one of my popular pieces - not the best one, but I pretty much like how it turned out.
I would be grateful to receive critique for my watercolors as well...
Posted at 8:18 am Jun 11, 2012 EDT
Posted at 10:47 am Jun 14, 2012 EDT
***THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING, from my other account.***
Please forgive me for neglecting this thread so severely. I am having some personal difficulties at the moment, and will get to everyone as soon as I can. You will receive a convo when you have been critiqued.
Thank you so much for your patience.
Posted at 3:02 pm Jun 24, 2012 EDT
Okay here goes!
Draw by hand by me. Scanned in my sketch, then redrew it in illustrator. After I'm happy with the illustrator drawing, I take it into Photoshop to do some distressing and and vintage looks until I'm satisfied. This is them same process I use for all my prints. Please look over them and let me know what you think. Believe me I can take criticism!
Posted at 1:33 pm Jun 30, 2012 EDT
I would love to get a critique on this watercolor painting of mine. I got a scholarship for it, but i would like someone to give me a critique because I've never gotten any from another artist like yourself before. I am almost completely self taught and ready for brutal honesty so that I can improve.
Posted at 12:02 pm Jul 4, 2012 EDT