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All deviants can now write Critiques

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 6:13 PM


:star:  Be a giver!

Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment.  Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level. As a good Internet citizen and art enthusiast, you want to help them out, but a normal comment doesn't quite suit your purpose. 

For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.  


:?  What is Critique?

DeviantART's Critique system is designed to help artists get in-depth, critical feedback and commentary on their work.  Valued feedback through Critique promotes creative growth as an artist and draws special attention to work.  Critiques are also a way for committed art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and fans to publish real criticism, gain recognition as a critic, and introduce new and emerging art to the community.

Previously, only Premium Members could give Critiques, but we wanted to open up the opportunity to give meaningful feedback to all deviants.  However, it remains true that only Premium Members can request Critiques on their work.


:?  How do I use Critique?

When submitting a deviation, check the 'Request Critiques' option to enable Critiques on your work. 

With this option checked, your watchers will be notified that you're looking for extra feedback. Your deviation will also appear in deviantART's Critiqueable page.

If you're looking for a work to Critique, browse the Critiqueable page for a piece that deserves expertise. You can also browse the Critiques page to view what other deviants have written and provide your own unique point of view. 

Once you've found the deviation you want to Critique, hit the 'Write a Critique' button and start writing! Critiques must be at least 100 words. You can rate the deviation using a 5 star scale based on various criteria, like Vision, Originality, Technique, Impact, and Deviousness. When you're done, hit 'Send', and wait for the deviant to accept it! 


:star: Critique away!

If you'd like more information on the specifics of Critique, please see FAQ #95: What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it?

Have fun and critique to your heart's content!

~Heidi




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shadsilvson Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you publish a critique?
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DarkPurpleCyanide Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Okay so I saw this just now and let me say that...

FINALLY! I CAN CRITIQUE WITHOUT NEEDING A PREMIUM ACCOUNT I AM SO HAPPY I JUST WANT TO CRY.

I'm sorry it's just it was really really painful back then when I wanted to give a critique on an artwork but I couldn't because I can't afford the membership. Finally, I can help others in the best of my abilities and thank you deviantArt for this wonderful news!

:star::star::star::star::star:
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lippincottart00 Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so u can't write one if u dont have premium membership
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:iconpandakat26:
While I can write critiques, I can't request them on my own art....
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ILoveBigCats Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You need a Premium membership
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:iconpandakat26:
Ah well then...
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ddeactivatedd May 12, 2012
What happened? I cannot request critiques anymore! :(
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Rebeccannoying May 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I will admit that critiques were one of my favorite features of the premium membership. That being said, I also thought it was very silly that such a feature was restricted to premium membership. I mean, a HUGE part of any art community is the feedback. Why else would we post online?

And yes, I know people could just critique in the comments. However, I also appreciate a special platform for it because I know the deviant is open and accepting to advice whereas a random comment seems more likely to be taken as criticism.
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:icontopicality:
Haii Heidi! :wave: This has been featured on the Community Projects Group Update!

Cheers,

Adri
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