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Re: critique

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Donalyn Heise (dheise)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:49:53 -0600


> As an artist (not as an art instructor), do you ever seek critiques
of the art that you make?

When working on my bachelors degree at LSU, I felt it a tremendous
benefit to have others critique my art work. It was valuable to get
feedback from experts such as my teachers, but equally from my
colleagues. That is one thing I missed after graduating.

> If so, why? From whom? When?
I have had to form my own circle of creative friends so that I could go
to them for a critique of my work. I also "walk away" from my work for
days, letting it sit across the room from me as I pass. Then sometimes I
can see where improvements are needed, what is less successful about my
work. But nothing is as immediate as another person's feedback.

What do you want to know from a critique of your work?
I usually have them just respond freely at first. Then I often ask
questions related to the composition and mood of the work. Often I
detect something is lacking in the composition, but don't see what that
is till I "walk away" or ask another to critique it.

Hope this helps,
Donalyn