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During my never-ending quest of improvement I realised how essential it is to have your work reviewed and critiqued by other artists and art admirers/consumers. Good critique will point out things that you didn't notice before, comment on your methods and suggest directions that you may follow. It can help you look at your art objectively.
From time to time people ask me to critique their work and this gave an...
I'm going to open Anako's Blunt Critique Department, ABCD in short. I'll be giving reviews & critiques to you works along with paintovers and redlines, answering your questions about the techniques, recording tutorial videos etc. There will be three different programs, but the main one is totally free. The whole project will be held within my dA account's journals, on my tumblr and occasionally on my youtube channel. Sounds exciting? I hope so!
So what do you need to do to participate? Simply show me pictures you'd like to have critiqued and/or ask questions! The detailed information is described below.
The whole ABCD project is just starting so in order to keep it alive please share a word or few about it. I want many participants, many pictures to critique and even more questions to answer!
READY? Here are the three programs:
THE MAIN FREE PROGRAM
During this program I'm going to post critiques of chosen works and answers to questions once a few days or once a week (depending on my time). There will also be Question/tip/technique of the week where I'll deeply explore the subject and post videos or tutorials if necessary. If the project evolve, I'll think about other features such as downloadable brushes, actions, textures etc. In short:
Show me your work! you can link to it here, send me a note or an e-mail to daria @ anako . pl . High resolutions prefered!
Ask me questions about everything art or digital art related! Whether it's about a Photoshop technique or anatomy struggle - go ahead!
I'll choose a few pictures and questions once week or couple of days and then...
...answer and critique them with paintovers or redlines, and post them in this very journal.
From time to time I'll record videotutorials on requested subjects and share my resources with you.
That's the current plan! It may change and expand depending on feedback and overall reactions.
In this program you will get:
A guarantee that I'll critique your chosen work.
A paintover video (either private or public - you decide) with me showing you how to improve your picture.
Answers to all the questions you may have when you submit picture for critique (whether they're about the picture itself or about other things).
PSD file with your picture painted/drawn over.
How to participate? Simply note me or e-mail me at daria @ anako . pl !
THE $50 PROGRAM
In this program you will get:
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
While ABCD of Digital Art is intended mainly for digital artist (due of paintovers and technical aspects), within the free program I can also review and critique your traditional works. Subjects such as anatomy, composition, color theory etc are the same regardless the technique!
Payment for paid programs is done through PayPal only. PayPal fee *is* included within the price.
If you participate in the free program you don't have a guarantee that I'll choose your work for critique, but I'll look at it for sure. Not every picture is suitable for paintovers, so also keep that in mind when you choose your work - whether for free or paid program.
When sending pictures for paintovers please try to provide a high resolution (not 100% high, but something reasonable) without any watermarks if possible.