So this new year I was thinking of doing a critique service, or more plainly, just critiques for those that want them. I've done a few before, and as well as enjoying it myself, it's also quite useful for those involved, and for progressing as an artist. I know Deviantart has something like it already, but to me, it seems like people who I wouldn't really class as professional, or in the field illustration, rating bad pictures of unicorns 5 stars, which as feedback, is unrealistic when it comes to the real world.
Also, I don't think there's much communication between the professional artists on this site and those fledging ones, for a variety of reasons, so I would like to offer advice and feedback on your illustrations if you want it. I've been working as an illustrator for 5 years now, and have come from nothing to being able to sustain myself from it. On the way I've had failures, jobs falling through, unpaid work, time wasted and a lot more eye-opening experiences on how crooked the world of art can be. But I think I've come to a point now where I'm comfortable enough with my own work to be able to comment on others.
So note me, or leave a link on my page/journal and I will take a look and write a critique on your image. If you needed or wanted advice on something specific, then let me know before hand. The only catch is the critique will be a comment under the image. Part of growing up as an artist is to take any advice, including criticisms, in front of people, and learning not to take it personally. treating your artistic skill as a separate entity to yourself, so you can improve and amend mistakes.
I hope this interests some of you, and look forward to offering advice sometime down the line!
(P.S no unicorns)