At 2/27/15 11:36 AM, ornery wrote:
Actually I don't blame the artist on this one. His only fault was posting a work in progress publicly and offering no ideas as to what he was going for. Jacks points were all great and valid, if this was a final piece. I would generally recommend against both actions going on here. Don't post sketches to public portal, and don't review sketches as final pieces.
I don't know whether people are posting finished works or not sometimes. I think there's a guy who submits mostly pencil furry pics, and that bothers me. In this pic there is no indication that it is a WIP unless you check out the rest of their submissions. Up until Jack reviewed it I could assume that was finished. Even now I find the anatomy around the waist and hip odd, and would expect that to be retained in a finalised pic.
Telling someone what needs fixing in a sketch is a waste of time typically because they are hopefully well aware of where the weak points lie in an unfinished work and what will get fixed in the final piece.
I'm the opposite, mostly because the first few stages in a painting are critical, and I'd rather give feedback on something that is being developed so that it can be remedied. I always hate reviewing finalised pics unless there was something that people could take away for future paintings, otherwise I'm just pointing out flaws in something that the artist has put to rest.
Whenever I've looked for feedback, I generally make sure that the errors that I know are there are fixed. I'd rather learn about problems that I don't know about and that I've overlooked, rather than encouraging people to point out the obvious flaws.
The rest of the stuff you said about making a prediction on the outcome I can follow.