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AS AN ARTIST ONE OF THE TRULY FUN THINGS TO GET ASKED IS TO CRITIQUE ANOTHER'S WORK. THIS IS THE OTHER ARTISTS WAY OF SHOWING YOU THAT THEY RESPECT YOU AND ARE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR WORK BASED ON YOUR ADVICE TO THEM. THIS DOESNT MEAN THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE HARSH CRITICISM TO DISCOURAGE THEM AWAY FROM PUBLIC DISPLAY. YOU ARE IN THE POSITION TO NOURISH THE TALENTS AND HELP HONE AND STRENGTHEN THE SKILLS OF A FELLOW CREATOR. I WOULD DISCOURAGE THE NEGATIVE CRITIQUE AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY! THERE ARE NONE OF US IN THE FIELD THAT COULDN'T USE SOME HEALTHY CRITICISM NOW AND THEN. HOWEVER ,YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO NOT BE A KIBITZER AND HOLD IN THAT ADVICE UNTIL YOU ARE SOLICITED BY THE PERSON IN QUESTION.THAT BEING SAID, THERE ARE SOME GENERAL TECHNIQUES I LIKE TO EMPLOY ON MY CRITIQUES.


1. THE CRITIQUE SHOULD NOT BE SCARY! BE FRIENDLY AND RELAXED WITH THE VICTIM! THEY ARE EXPOSING THEMSELVES UP TO YOU AND YOU CAN DO A LOT OF DAMAGE IF YOU ARENT CAREFUL. CHOOSE YOUR CRITICISM VERBIAGE CAREFULLY.

2. OPEN AND CLOSE ON THE POSITIVE! FIND POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THE WORK AND START WITH THOSE. EITHER END WITH THE RE-ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE THINGS OR FIND SOMETHING ELSE POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT IT.

3. INTERACT WITH THE CRITIQUEE! ASK THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR CHOICES IN TECHNIQUES OR WHY THEY DID WHAT THEY DID. THEN GIVE THEM ADVICE ON IMPROVEMENT.

4. NEVER CRITIQUE TALENT OR STYLE! IF SOMEONE DRAWS MANGA THEN ITS OK FOR THEM TO DRAW MANGA. IF THEIR ART CHOPS ARE LACKING SUGGEST WAYS TO BUFF UP THOSE HAND SKILLS.

5. REFER THEM TO THE SOURCE! WHERE DID YOU LEARN THOSE SKILL? WELL, TELL THEM TOO! I HAVE A SET OF MY FAVORITE REFERENCE BOOKS NEAR MY DESK THAT I CONSULT REGULARLY AND I TRY TO RECOMMEND THEM WHEN I CAN TO ANY STRUGGLING ARTIST.

6. TELL THEM ABOUT YOUR PROCESSES AND WHY YOU DO IT THAT WAY. I USE MY LIGHT TABLE TO TRACE MY SKETCHES...ALOT! IT MAKES MY FINISHES CLEANER. I FILE MY REFERENCES AWAY IN A BINDER TOO SO I CAN REFER BACK TO THEM LATER IF I NEED TO. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THEY WILL FIND HELPFUL.

7. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, SHOW THEM! IF YOU HAVE TRACING PAPER HANDY, USE IT AS AN OVERLAY. IF NOT REDRAW IT IN FRONT OF THEM. WHY? BECAUSE YOU ARE BOTH ARTISTS AND WE TEND TO LEARN BY SEEING IT DONE.

8. ENJOY YOURSELF! THE CRITIQUE IS NOT A BURDEN NOR SHOULD IT BE AN ANNOYANCE. ITS FLATTERY TO THE TIME AND SKILLS YOU HAVE DEDICATED TO IMPROVING YOUR CRAFT.

9. SMILE! IT SEEMS DUMB, BUT IF THEY SEE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOURSELF, THEN THEY WILL PAY MORE ATTENTION AND REAP THE REWARDS OF YOUR ADVICE.

10. ASK THEM IF THERE IS ANY PARTICULAR SKILL THEY STRUGGLE WITH! WE ALL HAVE THAT ONE THING THAT TRIPS US UP REGULARLY THAT WE WISH WE COULD IMPROVE ON. (GOD KNOWS I DO!) HELPING A FELLOW TRAVELLER ALWAYS SEEMS TO HELP ME FIND WAYS TO IMPROVE MYSELF.

THESE TEN THINGS WILL HELP YOU BE A BETTER CRITIC AND HELP CREATE A BETTER ARTIST OUT OF THE TWO OF YOU. LEAVING YOUR TABLE THE CRITIQUEE SHOULD FEEL ENCOURAGED AND MOTIVATED TO DEDICATING MORE TIME TO IMPROVEMENT. THEY SHOULD NEVER COME AWAY DISCOURAGED. ITS A BIG TABLE AND THERE'S ROOM FOR ALL OF US!


TREVOR

P.S. I ONLY DO CRITIQUES THAT ARE SOLICITED FOR! IF YOU THINK YOU WOULD LIKE ONE THEN JUST SEND ME A NOTE.

SHOW US SOME LOVE ON OUR PATREON SITE!

OR LOOK AT OUR BOOKS ON OUR VERY OWN WEBSITE!

OR TWEET THAT SHIT! @
Trevor_Nielson
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  • Listening to: SOCIAL DISTORTION
  • Reading: HIGH FIDELITY by Nick Hornby
  • Watching: the pitbull farting
  • Playing: With the Genius Idea I put on the back burner for
  • Eating: BLACKBERRIES
  • Drinking: lo-carb monster...grrrrrrrrrr!

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Trevor Nielson
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Current Residence: salt lake city, utah
Favourite genre of music: punk with a twist of metal (p.s...Green Day is not Punk!)
Favourite photographer: larry flynt
Favourite style of art: propaganda art of the 30S
Operating System: a hammer... not a scalpel!
MP3 player of choice: my kids?
Shell of choice: .40 caliber
Wallpaper of choice: wood paneling for me!
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: johnny quest
Personal Quote: the politically correct movement is trying to take our right to get pissed off.
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Captain America-Richard color by luciferlive
Captain America-Richard color
Another color commish! I have been hugely busy of late so I'm behind on some of the regular commission stuff. You might say" an omission of commission". plus I hate doing color... I dread doing it. But there are a few of these I still owe, sooooooo.... 
this one was commissioned by a fellow soldiers wife...so its a good trivia bit that the super soldier model here is an actual combat vet!

if you like what you see, support us!
www.patreon.com/Trevor_Nielson
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AS AN ARTIST ONE OF THE TRULY FUN THINGS TO GET ASKED IS TO CRITIQUE ANOTHER'S WORK. THIS IS THE OTHER ARTISTS WAY OF SHOWING YOU THAT THEY RESPECT YOU AND ARE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR WORK BASED ON YOUR ADVICE TO THEM. THIS DOESNT MEAN THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE HARSH CRITICISM TO DISCOURAGE THEM AWAY FROM PUBLIC DISPLAY. YOU ARE IN THE POSITION TO NOURISH THE TALENTS AND HELP HONE AND STRENGTHEN THE SKILLS OF A FELLOW CREATOR. I WOULD DISCOURAGE THE NEGATIVE CRITIQUE AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY! THERE ARE NONE OF US IN THE FIELD THAT COULDN'T USE SOME HEALTHY CRITICISM NOW AND THEN. HOWEVER ,YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO NOT BE A KIBITZER AND HOLD IN THAT ADVICE UNTIL YOU ARE SOLICITED BY THE PERSON IN QUESTION.THAT BEING SAID, THERE ARE SOME GENERAL TECHNIQUES I LIKE TO EMPLOY ON MY CRITIQUES.


1. THE CRITIQUE SHOULD NOT BE SCARY! BE FRIENDLY AND RELAXED WITH THE VICTIM! THEY ARE EXPOSING THEMSELVES UP TO YOU AND YOU CAN DO A LOT OF DAMAGE IF YOU ARENT CAREFUL. CHOOSE YOUR CRITICISM VERBIAGE CAREFULLY.

2. OPEN AND CLOSE ON THE POSITIVE! FIND POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THE WORK AND START WITH THOSE. EITHER END WITH THE RE-ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE THINGS OR FIND SOMETHING ELSE POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT IT.

3. INTERACT WITH THE CRITIQUEE! ASK THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR CHOICES IN TECHNIQUES OR WHY THEY DID WHAT THEY DID. THEN GIVE THEM ADVICE ON IMPROVEMENT.

4. NEVER CRITIQUE TALENT OR STYLE! IF SOMEONE DRAWS MANGA THEN ITS OK FOR THEM TO DRAW MANGA. IF THEIR ART CHOPS ARE LACKING SUGGEST WAYS TO BUFF UP THOSE HAND SKILLS.

5. REFER THEM TO THE SOURCE! WHERE DID YOU LEARN THOSE SKILL? WELL, TELL THEM TOO! I HAVE A SET OF MY FAVORITE REFERENCE BOOKS NEAR MY DESK THAT I CONSULT REGULARLY AND I TRY TO RECOMMEND THEM WHEN I CAN TO ANY STRUGGLING ARTIST.

6. TELL THEM ABOUT YOUR PROCESSES AND WHY YOU DO IT THAT WAY. I USE MY LIGHT TABLE TO TRACE MY SKETCHES...ALOT! IT MAKES MY FINISHES CLEANER. I FILE MY REFERENCES AWAY IN A BINDER TOO SO I CAN REFER BACK TO THEM LATER IF I NEED TO. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THEY WILL FIND HELPFUL.

7. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, SHOW THEM! IF YOU HAVE TRACING PAPER HANDY, USE IT AS AN OVERLAY. IF NOT REDRAW IT IN FRONT OF THEM. WHY? BECAUSE YOU ARE BOTH ARTISTS AND WE TEND TO LEARN BY SEEING IT DONE.

8. ENJOY YOURSELF! THE CRITIQUE IS NOT A BURDEN NOR SHOULD IT BE AN ANNOYANCE. ITS FLATTERY TO THE TIME AND SKILLS YOU HAVE DEDICATED TO IMPROVING YOUR CRAFT.

9. SMILE! IT SEEMS DUMB, BUT IF THEY SEE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOURSELF, THEN THEY WILL PAY MORE ATTENTION AND REAP THE REWARDS OF YOUR ADVICE.

10. ASK THEM IF THERE IS ANY PARTICULAR SKILL THEY STRUGGLE WITH! WE ALL HAVE THAT ONE THING THAT TRIPS US UP REGULARLY THAT WE WISH WE COULD IMPROVE ON. (GOD KNOWS I DO!) HELPING A FELLOW TRAVELLER ALWAYS SEEMS TO HELP ME FIND WAYS TO IMPROVE MYSELF.

THESE TEN THINGS WILL HELP YOU BE A BETTER CRITIC AND HELP CREATE A BETTER ARTIST OUT OF THE TWO OF YOU. LEAVING YOUR TABLE THE CRITIQUEE SHOULD FEEL ENCOURAGED AND MOTIVATED TO DEDICATING MORE TIME TO IMPROVEMENT. THEY SHOULD NEVER COME AWAY DISCOURAGED. ITS A BIG TABLE AND THERE'S ROOM FOR ALL OF US!


TREVOR

P.S. I ONLY DO CRITIQUES THAT ARE SOLICITED FOR! IF YOU THINK YOU WOULD LIKE ONE THEN JUST SEND ME A NOTE.

SHOW US SOME LOVE ON OUR PATREON SITE!

OR LOOK AT OUR BOOKS ON OUR VERY OWN WEBSITE!

OR TWEET THAT SHIT! @
Trevor_Nielson
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: SOCIAL DISTORTION
  • Reading: HIGH FIDELITY by Nick Hornby
  • Watching: the pitbull farting
  • Playing: With the Genius Idea I put on the back burner for
  • Eating: BLACKBERRIES
  • Drinking: lo-carb monster...grrrrrrrrrr!
Batgirlcolor by luciferlive
Batgirlcolor
Another color commish! I have been hugely busy of late so I'm behind on some of the regular commission stuff. You might say" an omission of commission". plus I hate doing color... I dread doing it. But there are a few of these I still owe, sooooooo....

if you like what you see, support us!
www.patreon.com/Trevor_Nielson
or
www.thebodypolitix.com/

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Supergirlcolor by luciferlive
Supergirlcolor
Just a little color commish! I have been hugely busy of late so I'm behind on some of the regular commission stuff. You might say" an omission of commission". plus I hate doing color... I dread doing it. But there are a few of these I still owe, sooooooo....

if you like what you see, support us!
www.patreon.com/Trevor_Nielson
or
www.thebodypolitix.com/
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Recall and Given page 8 by luciferlive
Recall and Given page 8
Original inked pages! Payin' work for a friend. There is an ashcan too!
I got to show the originals at the Salt Lake City Comi Con this year!
thats the last page too. we will see if anything becomes of it.

if you like what you see, support us!
www.patreon.com/Trevor_Nielson
or
www.thebodypolitix.com/
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:iconnoumier:
Noumier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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luciferlive Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artist
thanks for the great work!
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hdub7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
Thanks for the new :+fav:'s
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luciferlive Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
no prob. thanks for creating. im a bit out of the loop right now so if im slow to respond please be patient
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hdub7 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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luciferlive Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
no prob. thanks for the great art
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hdub7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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luciferlive Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Artist
no prob, keep making the great art!
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hdub7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Will do. :D
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hdub7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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