Join a clique and start scratching backs, that seems to help.
Whenever someone on this site posts a drawing, inking, illustrator, anything - everyone crits it. The minute I put something up, it's like a day later and theres no "crits and comments", just "fix the link" and "it's sloppy".. Thanks, that helps. So yeah, what does a person to have to do to get some real advice and tips?
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I felt the same way when I started coming here, seemed like nothing I posted got any comments, and my stuff still doesn't get a lot of comments, but I think it's just that you have to make your presence known here. Once people see your name next to a post and recognize your name, they might be more inclined to see what you've made.
So yeah, it's nothing personal. Just post more stuff and people will respond more.
I found four threads started by you on Penciljack. This one, two in inking, and one in pencils.
You received crits and comments in all three of the art posts, which is more than other people sometimes get.
My advice would be to post more art. Show us you're improving. Keep working at it. Post more art. Post more art.
It'll get your name out there and you'll also be working.
Also, post more art.
Agreed. Post more art. LOTS of it...3 or 4 pieces aren't going to cut it. If you are truly serious about becoming an artist, then you should be drawing daily...so start posting up what you accomplish each day.
There really shouldn't be some sort of unknown rule where you have to show improvement first, before the online community will finally come down to visit you from on high, after you slay the dragon of artistic improvement.
It seems kind of contrary to the point of posting work for criticism.
Of course, if we're going to start issuing the idea that there should be a post quota, maybe that should be in the agreement when you sign up for the boards. "You will not get feedback until such time as you improve, and have posted 'X' many pieces. And scratched backs, and made friends."
I was going to reply with: I think the members on here should spend less time in the Break Room and more time criting...but then I realized that I don't crit many people anymore...because when I do people say I'm being too harsh or not saying enough good things about their art...and I get tired of people bitchin cause they aren't hearing what they want to hear when I crit. Just got tired of all the fighting...waste of my time.
Well a posting quota is neither an official rule or an unspoken rule. Nor should it be. Thats just how it is. When I first came on here I went through the same thing. Very little replies and not much crits. Your best bet is to make yourself active in current penciljack events such as draw off's or Jamboree's. This will give others a chance to see your current work.
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Yeah, I mean when I get crits, I'm thankful that people took the time to try and help me out with my art...but some of these n00bs just seem like they are looking for some brownnosing and I'm not gonna do it. Then again, I was the same way when I first came here...