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Anyone Can Critique by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Anyone Can Critique by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me
Because I'm sick of people saying: "You don't draw/write/animate the stuff that I do, therefore you cannot critique it properly." Um... I'm pretty sure I can. I still have eyes and last I checked I wasn't blind.

I can still see that your anatomy is shit and needs a lot of work, that you obviously don't know shit about the subject you're drawing/writing about, that you use a word too much in your work, that you suck at smoothly animating things, etc.

Last I checked you don't need to be an artist/professional working in the same medium in order to have an opinion and in order to see the mistakes and faults in your work. You don't need to be a chef in order to tell that a soup tastes like shit, now do you?

So don't use that excuse, as it has no backup in an argument besides this shit: "You don't know how hard it is!" But, even then, how do you know that I don't know that. Have you ever considered that's the reason that I don't draw it? Because I find it difficult? :disbelief:

TL;DR Suck it up, put on your big girl panties and realize that everyone can critique your art whether you think they should or not. Critiquing exists for a reason.

Also, you don't need to be a premium member with a fancy tool to critique. Comments work the same, the critiquing tool is just fancier and easier (though there's a minimum word requirement).

Accepting critiques on this for the lulz. :meow:
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Critique by homestuckitis Aug 18, 2011, 6:08:20 AM
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And I really like this stamp :meow:
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fuckshiru Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Digital Artist
They shouldn't whine when they get critiqued back.
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"Also, you don't need to be a premium member with a fancy tool to critique. Comments work the same..."

I really do not like dA's "critique" tool. It's dumb, and the star ratings are irrelevant for a critique that's trying to help the artist with technical stuff. Every time I critique someone via that feature, I tell them to ignore the stars for that reason. 

For the rest of what you said about the subject: yes. Thank you. For example, I'm a professional illustrator. I went to art school, I have a degree, blah blah blah, the whole nine yards. If the anatomy of a hand or arm is wonky in something I post, though, a 14-year-old kid can see that it looks wonky and tell me so. I may not have noticed it because I'd been staring at the piece for 22 hours while working on it and that can make you go blind in certain ways toward the piece. It doesn't matter whether or not they're a professional artist; anatomy is anatomy and we've all got it. :shrug:
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Sperkel-Derg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"let me see u do bettr!1!!!!11111!"
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lichotka Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Totally agreed. I can critique a book even if I've never written any. I can critique a movie even if I've never took part in making any.

I don't mind being critiqued by anybody. Even if someone isn't an expert at this technique, they can still help me. If someone says, that "an arm looks weird", it makes me take a closer look at it and decide whether they're right or wrong.
If they're right, I should just try to make better the next time.
If they're wrong, there's no reason to get upset. There's no law forcing everyone to like my works.
If they're just haters, I don't think there's any point in getting upset; they can just be ignored. If you're not able to handle haters, you're not prepared to live in this world.
In any case, there's no reason to get angry at the commenter.

Also, publishing the artworks on the Internet means that you agree that your artworks can get critiqued by anybody. Simply.
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AsahiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love critiques! It helps me on my art! But someone said my art looked like a kid drew it. That's not a critique! That's an INSULT!
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Taskidog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
what matters is whether or not the critique is actually helpful


it's shit
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SharpPointyThings Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
However someone in the same medium can often explain to you exactly what you did wrong and how to fix it.
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QueenOfHearts67 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Why do people Think critique,advise,opinions,ect is bad?

Like really It makes me pissed that,It's so bad that people want to help with improvement of others art work.

I love This stamp and I agree. :D
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CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You have a point but anyone can tell that something taste plain or tastes like shit. But not everyone knows what seasonings to add to good food thus making it taste better. Just because anyone can cook doesn't mean they should.. Also most people don't know what they are talking about when it comes to art. Just because someone is a good artist doesn't mean they are a good teacher and vice versa. As an artist I would rather have someone who knows what they're doing to back up their statement other wise it's pointless.Usually when I get a critique from a random passer it doesn't really help me unless they tell me how to do it and show me too.otherwise it doesn't really help me in any shape or form. I usually take criticism like that with a grain of salt if it's not helping me anyway.Another thing pretty much everyone is going to say something different what they don't like,what they do like ect.I know not everyone is going to agree with me on this but this is just my two cents and some experiences.
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Nightcool Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I can handle criticism,
But it's kind of like woah, that's harsh, but hey, I asked for it.
So if I can handle critiques, then people can.
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just because something CAN be done, doesn't mean it should be. I wouldn't ask a guy that flips burgers for a living and never cooks anything else how to make a creme brulee. And I wouldn't ask a very amateur artist to critique my work. I've gotten SO MUCH bad advice and critique over the years that I've come to realize that not everyone should leave critique. And not everyone is qualified to tell an artist what needs to be done to improve their art. Going with the food analogy, many people will be able to tell that the dish is bland, but the amateur cook will just say "add salt", when in fact the food doesn't actually need salt at all, it may need basil, or rosemary, or cumin, or some other spice. 

We don't have to take advice from random strangers on the internet, nor would be be smart in doing so, because sometimes advice can sound really solid and good, but in actuality be bad advice.

I've been an artist my whole life, and have been getting critiques and advice from random people for the past 10+ years. And let me tell you, that even great sounding advice isn't always that, and can often hurt you as an artist if you listen to it. What I do to ensure good advice is to get it from artists that I admire, that you look up to and who have demonstrated skill and knowledge in the artistic area in which you hope to improve. These are the people I go to for advice. I wouldn't ask my neighbor Daisy advice on how to build a computer or how to rewire my bathroom, I'd ask a professional. I take my art just as seriously and getting advice from random strangers on the internet isn't, personally, a good idea for me. And shaming others who feel the same way, is just silly. 
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CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconclapplz: I completely agree with you.
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eIectraumatic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, but people who can't draw for crap shouldn't be critiquing and should be improving
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UTERI Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I do believe people need to suck it up a bit and realize that anyone can critic anything.  But the thing is that you have to remember to make sure that they didn't say they don't want a critic, or remember that a critic should be constructive, such as telling them whats wrong and telling them how to fix it. Otherwise your just senselessly picking out mistakes in their art and not really helping with improving them.
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StePauMa2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess somebody's butthurt
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BoomBuzz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Butthurt? No.

You replied to a comment that is over a year old. Thank you for putting in consideration that my opinion might be different now.

Good day to you.
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Fay-13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hell no it does not!
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Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Writer
Um...
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see your feels have taken to a withering then.
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pen-n-ink-fox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This make's me think of the old term (everybody is a critique) that obviously people have long sense forgotten it's so sad. :cry:

this is worth a :+fav: 



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GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"You can't critique art because your gallery is shit."

Kay' so just because I'm not the best artist, I can't tell the difference between art and shitty quality, Myspace worthy, borderline porn photos? Seems legit.

And I guess I can't review a book because I've never published a book. And I can't make fun of an actor because I've never acted. I can't criticize a movie because I've never filmed or directed one. And as you so charmingly put it, "I don't need to be a cook to tell that it tastes like shit."

Give me a break.
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ZombieGirlHunter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, I'm too lazy to critique.
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GAKl Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a friend, and even though he's nice.... Well he said he would quit DA :iconlolwutplz:
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GAKl Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because I gave critique, oops.
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Enemom Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow.
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SkaraManger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
He has thin skin....you need thick skin to be successful imo
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Enemom Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep
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GAKl Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
He was all like ''OMG IF U CANT SAY ANYTHING NICE DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!! ITS JUST MY STAIL! I WILL QUIT INTERNET BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GIVING CRITIQUES AND TRYING TO HELP ME IMPROVE!!!''
And then he critiques me.
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Enemom Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I got a critique, and I'm using it to improve.
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GAKl Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Thats what critiques are for c:
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Enemom Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or for getting lulz at people who can't take em.
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GAKl Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes lol xD
Once I one wanted to redline some of my work, I didn't want her to because well... Her anatomy was bullshit really. Then she started to insult me for no reason and call me ''immature''.
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xReDMemory Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I agree,but sometimes part of a critique is helping people to get better in the places their weak in,not only pointing out their mistakes.

Critique's are meant to be helpful too,i mean sure,maybe if i point out the mistakes the artist can see a way to improve it but not always.
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I totally agree with this, too often people write off advice/critiques because they don't think the other person is skilled enough to have any value. And I'm sure there are cases where someone has no idea what they are taking about, but too often I think someone just doesn't want to handle a legitimate critique and look for an excuse to right it off. Just because someone doesn't have skills and experience doesn't not mean they don't have eyes or a sound mind.
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Viking63 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
[link] Indeed.
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faster-by-choice Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Pointing out what's wrong in a piece is easy for people to do. What's NOT easy is pointing out how those mistakes can be FIXED, and those who aren't knowledgeable about certain aspects of different styles or media won't be able to tell you that bit. Therefore, I have to disagree with this stamp, because the people who point out your mistakes will not always necessarily tell you how you can improve.
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CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
 I hope you don't mind but..I know this is an old comment but I just have to tell you that I completely agree with what you are saying because that was what I was thinking when I saw this stamp.:>
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Girlfoxgirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
I agree. You don't have to be an expert at something to know when something isn't right. I'm no heart surgeon, for a random example, but I can certainly tell when one is doing a crap job of it! ^^
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Lugbzurg Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never published anything. But I can still tell when I've come across a badly-written story. And, no, popularity does not make it any better off. Lots of horrible things are popular. It's not going to receive special treatment.
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dieliala Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While anyone can critique, sometimes it takes someone who actually knows the style to make a /proper/ critique.

Someone who draws all realism and tries to critique an anime styled drawing generally won't be able to pull of a proper one. Plus, the anatomy of a drawing /can/ changed depending on the style of the artist. So sometimes /yes/ it is up to the style of the artist and there is no use in trying to change how someone draws.

Also, just putting this out there a critque IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO INSULT SOMEONE. Unfortunetly some people say that they're giving someone critisim when really they are only insulting them. Critique =/= insult.
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Litachu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think that unless they draw better than me, their critique is invalid because they cant do what i do, so they dont see the effort put into it, so why have a say?
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   General Artist
My that logic only authors should be able to review books, and only movie-makers can criticize movies.
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Litachu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats how i feel- if you can't add up to me then you shouldn't say shit (pardon mah french)
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   General Artist
But art is not simple about skill. You need not be-able to pull off the skill yourself in order to know how it's suppose to be done. This is why in many art schools you can come away with a degree in art without having ever touched a pen, pad or paintbrush during your stay there.
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Litachu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but i believe that if you can't do what i do, you shouldn't say anything, just because you can see the errors, doesn't apply to me because you cant make equal or better work.
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   General Artist
And what if a "better" artists sees all those same errors then what?

What you have is a nice defensive mechanism, but it's a defense mechanism all the same. It's something we use to protect our egos from bruising but ours ego never get stronger if they don't get bruised, or at least looked at. A little introspection combined with an outside eye goes a long way in all aspects of life not just art.

In order to improve we need to at least consider what others think no matter the skill level or profession. We learn via reflecting and waiting for that "better artist" isn't going to help you, with that attitude a better artist might even decide you don't deserve the criticism.

Also one doesn't need to be an artist to see errors. A doctor could easily see bad anatomy, and a body language specialist could easily tell you if a characters expression and body language properly show their mood, both without ever touching a sketch pad.

Also criticism isn't just about error, you can critique a work without pointing out a single flaw. Just saying you like something and explaining through artistic terms why you like it so much is a form of criticism. I must ask ask do you also not find these types criticisms valid if they do not come from a "better" artists then you?
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Litachu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would gladly respect the better artist. I don't point out flaws if someone draw better than me, because i don't know how hard it was for them to get something just like that! Where other people who aren't as good don't know if it might of took a person hours to get something the way it was and they KNOW its not right just to be nagged on it by little "artist" who draw with literal circle bases using ms paint with no anatomy involved and no way of showing expression, all looking exactly the same, and just plane ugly. and i'm not afraid to admit that i don't like the art of some people because they can't draw! I'm pretty sure people don't like my art. but do i care? no. It irritated the living daylight out of me when mediocre "artist" nag me about a mistake i already know is there, and every time i get a critique is always like that. and that's why i hate it when people who can't draw critique my art. it is as annoying as fuck.
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Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   General Artist
You say you don't care but you obviously do, or else you wouldn't have made that initial comment. It's hard to draw for hours but as humans we'll miss things and it doesn't take a superior artist to notice those things or tell us how we can do better. Having issues with your muscles or hand-eye coordination issues can easily make certain levels of artistic skill hard to achieve but this in no-way means these people do not know what they're talking about.

So I've said multiple times artistic knowledge and artistic skill are not linked concepts, and their are multiple factors which may prevent someone from being as good if not better than you despite putting in equal or even more work then you do.

I think the ultimate way to prove my point though is the Pulitzer prize for criticism [link] . One of the most prestigious awards in world given to critics many of which were never even considered members of the group criticized.
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Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Just because they can't draw that well doesn't mean that they can't see the errors. You don't have to be a chef to tell that the soup is too salty.
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