No, that's not a typo! There's a fun challenge to give 12 critiques in the next 12 days (well, 11 now). They can be throughout the week, all at once, etc., doesn't matter! The only stipulation is that 4 of the critiques must be literature pieces.
The Challenge -->
Critmas is here! (Last Day!) Today is the LAST DAY for you to get your 12 critiques in! Make sure you leave a comment in this journal linking all your pieces. There's plenty of prizes up for grabs Remember you have until 11:59 PM pst TODAY to complete your critiques!
On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me.
Back by popular demand, I bring you...
The 12 days of CRITMAS challenge!
"CRITMAS IS COMING, THE PROSE IS GETTING FAT. OUT COMES THE RED PEN TO GET RID OF THAT!" (`Memnalar)
Now most of you are relaxing and chilling out on your Christmas vacations; some of you have time off work/school and will be staying at home in the warm over the next week or so. So why don't we make use of that hermit time and do something productive? Get your onesie on, warm up a mince pie, pour yourself a Baileys and let’s get comfortable around our computers!
Want tips on critiquing? -->
FF-02: Critique Theory + TechniqueCritiquing Systems
Here are a few techniques + approaches to improve
the quality and helpfulness of your critiques!
Critiquing could almost be an art form in and of itself! It's complex, but needs to be accessible. It can be approached from many different perspectives; there are no right answers. In essence, critique is like collaborative problem solving!
You as critic work with an artist to identify a problem (maybe one that they themselves are unaware of), then you work together to find a solution to it. They communicate through their existing body of work, and the technique they've developed or concept they've expressed. You communicate through your observations, impressions, and suggestions!This guide is designed to give you some new ideas about how you might approach your critiques from a different angle! It contains questions for you to ask, as well as tec
Have something you want critiqued? Just comment with a link and I shall do my best to get to it this week!
(Not a premium member? Not to worry! Critiques can be given in comments just as easily!)
I'm going to take this opportunity to feature a few of my favorite literature works on dA. I really should find more, but it is so ridiculously late that I should say it is ridiculously early!