Friday, February 11, 2011

Holy Crit!

We will be trying out a new feature here on Muddy Colors, called the Crit-Submit.

We will select at random a piece of art that has been submitted to us. One of the blog's core members will then do a thorough critique of that piece (and possibly a paint-over), and post it here for all to learn from. This is a rare opportunity to get personalized input on your work from some of the industry's top talents.



Here are the rules:
-After a call for entries, send an email to dsillustration@yahoo.com by the specified deadline.
-That email should contain the title "Crit-Submit" in the subject, and nothing else.
-In your email, paste a LINK to the piece of art you would like to submit.
(If you do not have the means of hosting the art yourself, there are a lot of free hosting sites like www.photobucket.com)
-The art should be between 800 - 1200 pixels on the longest side.
-All skill levels are welcome, though the art in question must look near completed, and not be an in-progress piece.
-Entries may be in any medium.
-Each person may submit only one piece per challenge.
-You can remain anonymous if you so choose, and do NOT need to include your name... we will critique the piece just the same.

So what do you say? Is your desire to learn strong enough to conquer your fear of public humiliation?!

Crit-Submit #1 
Call for entires now open!
Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 16th, 12:01 AM EST

42 comments:

  1. Just sent my email. This is so cool! Thanks for this "muddies", hehe...

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  2. Huh, public humiliation is my my middle name... so I guess I'm in. :)

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  3. Submitted. Thank you guys for offering crit! :)

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  4. Thank you for offering your valuable time to the art community. A priceless opportunity.

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  5. This is a *damn* great idea, Dan. Any idea how often this feature is going to pop up?

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  6. This is great, thanks for offering such an opportunity!

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  7. Thanks for doing this y'all! Should be fun.

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  8. @ Tom,
    I'm hoping it will become a bi-weekly thing.
    It really depends on how well it's received.

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  9. Do panel comics count? Or do you want more single illustrations or possibly single panel comics...

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  10. @luna
    That's entirely up to you.
    Though, given the field that most of us work in, we could give you a more pertinent crit if it were a single illustration since it is what we are most experienced in.

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  11. I love public humiliation...Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  12. Fantastic opportunity guys. Keep up the great work you're doing on here.

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  13. this is really amazing :) sent my entry in already.

    just one thing, because it could cause grief if not addressed: (1 person + 1 picture) / 1 crit event. thats clear. however, will sent entries be saved up and carried over to the next event? or does one need to re-send? is it allowed to send the same image in for consecutive events? or is it really a one-time only per person EVAR kind of thing because you guys would be swamped in mail any other way?

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  14. Great opportunity, work already sent to review.

    I`m crazy to see the feedback.

    Cheers,

    Rod.

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  15. this sounds really interesting!!!thanks for taking the time to do stuff like that. I will send mine

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  16. Sorry, in what email do we send the image?
    Thanks

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  17. Did anybody tell you guys that you're amazing? thank you so much for doing this!

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  18. Have you ever had a piece that you just can't seem to make it "pop"? Or feel like it's really finished? Well, this is one for me-I've chased it around so much, now I'm not even sure it's worth showing. I could use the critique! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  19. One of the best parts of the illustration Master class is the first day of critiques. Hour after hour of analyzing students concepts and and getting multiple Master Artist comments with lots of back and forth discussion between them was a great learning experience. Having the Muddycolors crew do critiques, continue sharing with other artist their career experience, and helping us improve our abilities is very much appreciated.

    Thank you very much,

    mike

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