Hello everyone, I managed to find a very cheap PSU that could handle my computer on my town and said so I already have installed it and my computer is running properly.
Anyways, I have a proposition;
Being on a artist community where... artists seeks acceptance, love and attention before self improvement, I found that is hard to critique one's work before knowing him/her since most sees critiques as an offense towards one person's personality and behavior instead to its work, a.k.a the "muh style syndrome" what is supposed to be a constructive feedback turns to be declared as a 'hater and troll' - I am assure many people here already saw or have been confronted by this kind of behavior.
The point is, since people are 'afraid' or rather finding then to be sociable inadequate and thus stopped doing critiques, the artist who desired for such constructive feedback finds itself on a desert, surrounded by acceptance words - this is cute, you re great, niiiice , not being able to find the so needed feedback to help its grown
With such way the community has grew I though it would be interesting to make a way to Greenlight your work as 'critique-able' - while I am well aware of deviantart's own devices to promote it, I found it to be sadly ineffective, not only because not everyone have access to premium membership but also it seems some people just use it as a way to promote their artwork, since when the critique giver write one down its shared for their watchers - also others seems clueless of what it truly means, for those reasons one cannot find really comfortable giving honest critiques to a complete stranger with this system.
My solution, and also my proposal is to create a group with the objective to do the needed "greenlight" for critiques, users who submit their work would be well aware of who are doing those critiques and the way they are done, also being a smaller group its much easier to regulate and to feel comfortable about writing and receiving critiques, also it would be unnecessary to use the so infamous "sandwich" critique method.
Even more, though a secondary objective, the group could be a center of art resources, either promoting arts, stocks, sharing links and online e-books.
While I have already asked some people on my Skype for help, I'd like to make an invite for those who is willingly to help me to build this group, be it either handling critiques, giving ideas, promoting, or helping me with the group's administration and affairs.
On a more concrete approach my idea so far for the group
People who submit its artwork on the group gallery should be expecting a critique from either an admin or a contributor in a space of -at least- 96 hours
Critiques from fellow members are encouraged, but this isn't something obligatory or anything
Submit should be done once every 7 days so the system don't overload and the staff can properly critique everyone
Critiques may or may not encourage the receiver, also they may or may not be followed with tips on how to improve, however I believe we should guarantee to point out what seems misleading or wrong on the requester' s image
Only members can submit on the group
Membership should be set on auto accept, everyone is welcome
If one desired to share your knowledge and turn into one contributor all should be needed is to send a note to group admin
Depending on how many requests we get and how many contributors are, we may set people to work on a specific folder, with of course the consent of the contributor I.E. Miamelly now only does critiques to the digital anime folder
Those are my thoughts on how the group should work, but its all possible to be changeable of course, please lets try to make this possible, would be great for everyone who desires for proper feedback
Oh also my suggested group name would be ''Art Shredders" ~♥