When is the time to get involved with lesson feedback (critiqueing)?

4:51 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020

So I don't feel I'm the one to be giving people feedback on say, their lesson one homework. I only just now submitted my 250boxes. But then again, a lot of people would like some feedback and the amount given could be higher.

So my question is really this: Should I and other people who don't have a lot of drawabox/drawing experience be giving critiques?

I think it might be good to give/receive some feedback at al instead of nothing. You can see who it's coming from after all (how much work your critiquer has completed). But after all, 'trying' to help is something different than helping.

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5:43 PM, Friday February 7th 2020

I say, if you got the badges for lines and boxes, it doesn't mean you are a master at them, but that you get the general idea well enough to train on your own, and as such, offer advice.

But we are a community, so try your best, and watch for comments on your comments!

4 users agree
5:06 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020

Thanks for asking this question, I've been wondering this myself. I feel like there's a Reddit thread discussing the topic in detait, but I'm just not finding it.

5:19 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020
edited at 5:20 PM, Feb 6th 2020
  • Once you've completed a lesson, one of the best ways to refine your understanding of that material is to help others by critiquing their work. After having done thousands of critiques and having improved immensely over the last few years, I can attest to that myself.*

Oh wait, under the homework section this paragraph pretty much says what I wanted to know. So once you complete a lesson you are invited to critique it. But I'm leaving this so other people who missed it wil find this.

edited at 5:20 PM, Feb 6th 2020
7:45 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020

Thanks, I overlooked this.

5:08 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020

Also, on a selfish note, I'd like to know how many critiques I have to do to get these spiders off my avatar's face. Really, I'd pay credits just to get that changed.

6:07 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020
edited at 6:29 PM, Feb 6th 2020

I haven't been paying much attention to it, but I have 9825 rep., and 2 gift boxes (each box has 2 icons.) I think I got my first one at 500, and the next one at 2500. So, really, one critique should do it, haha.

Edit: and one more at 10000!

edited at 6:29 PM, Feb 6th 2020
7:43 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020

Thanks, Benj!

1 users agree
6:11 PM, Thursday February 6th 2020
edited at 5:33 AM, Feb 8th 2020

If you're a patron, feel free to critique any lesson you've yourself had marked as completed. It's a little more complicated for non-patrons, but, still, not a huge issue either way.

Edit: oh, you already figured it out. Derp.

edited at 5:33 AM, Feb 8th 2020
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