But-but I thought it was all about asspats and buttkissing? Many rages will be had from snapesnoggers.
And the fact that you gotta PAYYYYYYY to be able to both give and recieve critique is laughable, but I didn't expect more from DA to be honest.
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Critiques are for everyone, not just for people who can afford subscriptions. Oh man, DA - they are so going about this the wrong way.
I think the meant to say: subscriptions are low so please pay up.
Cause having a section for it will make people more inclined to do it? I critiqued just fine in the comment box, never bothered me any.... They really think that rating a person as "fair" or "unfair" actually makes a difference in the feedback?
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Might as well shut this place down, no way we'll be able to compete...
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isn't that what college is for?
OMG, if i take this seriusly is damm sad
The sad is not DA, the sad is the people who support this type of thinking
When i see things like this i cant stop to think in this quote of William Bouguereau
"One shouldn't believe in all those so-called innovations. There is only one nature and only one way to see it. Nowadays, they want to succeed too fast, this is how they go about inventing new aesthetics, pointillism, pipisme! All this is just to make noise.
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You know what they should've done?
You get paid to give critique.
What the hell do they need to beta test?
I can only imagine the errors they would get
'You should learn anatomy, and shading and stop the anime until you build up the foundations a bit more'
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Then unless they wise up and see you can get nowhere by copying anime alone, they are fucked, you know, unless thats what they are actually going for, then all the best to them!
"Well, unless they wise up and realize that they can't get anywhere just by playing rock songs on a guitar and start learning classical musical theory they're fucked."
My point being that:
a) art education has failed to keep up with the times, requiring the student to rely on traditional methods of education
b) keeping people interested in something is more important than anything else
we` re doomed!!!!
..no wait, they are..
I remember making numerous posts in the suggestions forum about a dedicated area for critique (part of the forum) Every day there are more and more little art noobs about to start their journey who go to the art scene and ask for crits. What do they get there?
"Sorry wrong forum, you're sharing art so it has to go to the thumbshare."
So they take their art to the thumbshare forum, a pit of writhing pageview whores that want nothing more than to show their art in every thread they can no matter what the thread is about. No one responds to people who want critique there, but every so often there will be a thread titled "Come here for professional critiques!!11" So the poor little noob enters that thread for crits and gets:
"Oh cool I like the colours really nice you're doing good. I don't quite like snakes though so this gets a B-"
... the shit is that?
Then during one heated debate in the suggestions forum, one person said that none of the main boards are for critiques at all, you have to go to the categories to get crits on specific things.... the what? Here there are some kind of super secret subforums existing that are dedicated to anime, digital art etc. I've been there over a year and even after him describing how to get there, I CAN'T REMEMBER HOW TO GET THERE. How is a little art noob supposed to find it and get the info he needs?
So now after all that someone is going to pipe up and say "lolz now we have a FULL-ON crit function noob allz you have to do is spend money and makes sure you have lots of people watching your work who regularly comment and also make sure that some of those active watchers are at a higher level than you so that you don't just receive useless noob crits from other art noobs loooolz"
It's just one goddamn train wreck after another. Forget the fact that any person can give a critique no matter what already... except you can NEVER bring it to the forums to get a wider array of crits, oh no...
Improvise. Telling him to go the traditional route is likely to leave him disinterested. Thus the only logical option would be to adopt the traditional store of information to the situation. Here is where I think the "whats" become important:
What's the lesson to be learned from still life?
It sure as hell isn't how to become a master apple illustrator. No, it's something else. What? You answer that, and you can adapt the knowledge to the times. The kid doesn't need to draw apples anymore, he can learn the "what" by drawing something RELEVANT to his interests. This is monumentally important, because it keeps the student interested.
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I'd have more respect for the site if they'd stop trying to cater to 'serious' artists and endorsed the fact that 95% of the site's purpose is visual fanfic for teenagers.
DA people know they are sitting on a goldmine (lots of obsessive people with disposable income). I know I was pretty fanish, hormonal and weird when I was 15 and I would be a hypocrite claiming that all drawings I did at that age were for art's sake (there were waay too many Duran Duran portraits ;P). So if fanish people want a place to exchange drawings and hold on to the thought that they're totally cool and lots of friends like them before real life kicks in, it's disturbingly normal, to some level.
But DA should stop acting like they offer any sort of help or hope for aspiring professional artists. That's just plain misleading and pointless. They're trying to reach out to two crowds that do not mix well.
Like hell I'd want to seriously critique someone as emotional and angsty as I was at 14-15, much less PAY for it. If they're ready for real art opinions, they will probably head this way and read the warnings. I do not want to be responsible for someone swallowing half a bottle of herbal pills because I insulted both their art and their OMG!favoritebest!thing-evaaar (sorry, I'm mean)
I actually did a serious crit thread in their thumbshare once. It was exhausting, but a fun way to spend summer 2007. They didn't follow my rule though - to get me to crit, they were supposed to give one serious crit of another poster... I could link to it, if someone wants to revive it, although I imagine, the admin might see it now as a form of protest...
EDIT: wow, the system is just way too official - your crit has to be 100 words or more, you have to use their rubric, rating various traits, and how "devious" it is. Then the artist gets to rate it as fair or unfair, and you get sent some bullshit messages, then your total fair crits get numbers like pageviews, and it's another thing to w-hore about.
You could solve 90% of the issues with these kids just saying, study anatomy more. Get a book and a mirror and observe.
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