PE: The Basics of Giving CritiqueA lot of people seem to think that giving a critique requires you to have an art degree and a lifetime of experience. This is merely an excuse barrier to stop you from trusting yourself in the art of delivering a fine critique. Today's Project Educate guide is an aid to help you consider the basics of critique, and in particular critique on dA.
This article has been written as a guideline overview only and one persons advice. There are hundreds of existing "how to" guides for critique already existing on dA, so if this one doesn't suit you, take a browse and see what else you can find!
The key rules to critique
1. Keep in mind you are writing a CRITIQUE not a CRITICISM. Be wary of your word choices and make sure you keep in mind you are helping the artist for improvement. Be Constructive, not Destructive.
2. Consider you audience- who is the artist reading this critique? How may they react to your words? Be wary of patronising the person you are c
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Make good art.My good friend Carla of Acrylic Dragon Studios shared this with me, and I think anyone who ever wanted to have a career as an artist, a writer, a poet, a musician, a sculptor, a chef, or any other creative field NEEDS to watch this.
Renown author Neil Gaiman gives a speech to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts. If I could give any of you any advice, it would be everything he said in this address.
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PE Architecture Photography: Introduction
Architecture Photography: Introduction
Welcome to the projecteducate Architecture Photography Week!
Boy oh boy! I've been preparing this for a few weeks now so I gathered quite a few articles for you guys! To begin with, I will introduce you to the Architecture Photography Gallery on deviantART with all its sub-categories. Then we'll move on to the basics in Architecture Photography in order to help you take successful photographs. We will also see some of the trends around the Gallery with inspiring examples, just to give you a taste of what you can do and encourage you to give it a try as well!
Along with all these articles, I've also prepared interviews with remarkable architecture photographers within the community, but also outside deviantART! I hope you'll enjoy to get to know these people better.
There is an Architecture Photography Critique Event plan
The Feedback ChecklistGuidelines updaed by Ludjia
This checklist's been written to show everyone that giving good feedback is not hard Here are some simple key points to keep in mind along with detailed descriptions on why to apply them to your critiques and how.
Remember you want to help someone improve their work, think like a teacher.
1) Show your respect.
Be criticial, but be nice. Feedback is a gift, your way of supporting a fellow artist. Talk like you would to a friend.
2) Discuss why you like at least one good thing.
Remember, feedback is not about giving praise. If you like something, explain why.
3) Discuss at least one thing to improve.
Avoid phrases like "I don't like...". Rather say "I think ... can be improved." Tell how you would improve things. What would you do to make it better if it was your picture?
4) You can give feedback on any aspect of the art.
PE Architecture: Interview with Sigurd Quast
An interview with Sigurd Quast
Sigurd-Quast, formerly known as eViLKoRnY on deviantART, is a German photographer who has won several National and International Awards, including Germany's Best Digital Photographer in 2008 and has been in the Top 10 of the Sony World Photography Awards in the Architecture category in 2009. Born in Nürtingen, he has pursued his studies in Geoinformatics and is now part of the academic staff at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.
How would you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Sigurd Quast, living and working in Stuttgart, Germany. I’m a self-taught photographer in many subjects such as architecture/landscape/wedding photography.
Besides that I have graduated with a master’s degree in Ge
PE Community Week: Educate Your Communityprojecteducate's third Community Week
is right around the corner. We'll be kicking off September 24th and we need you on board!
What is Community Week?
The majority of Project Educate is run by the CVs. But there's only a few of them and a lot of us—which is why we're asking you, now, to contribute. Know about a specialized art form or technique? Got some advice on becoming well-known for positivity? Want to share your sweet critique skills? We want it all, and we want it now.
In the past, people have contributed in all kinds of ways. The following are just some suggestions to get your thoughts going!
Write a blog:
There are tons of options for a blog. Art features with an explanation of the technique or style showcased; tutorials on creating a certain effect (with examples); critiques and how to critique; interacting; dA for dummies—if you have an idea that will make being on this website a more po