||[May. 4th, 2007|11:30 am]
This page will be updated as I'm pointed to useful things.|
This is to help you critique art, if you're stuck, or just wanna freshen up. A basis layout for a critique can be found under the cut. Obviously you don't have to glue yourself to these guidelines, but they can help.
Step 1. Describe
Just list what you see in the picture.
(Colors, shapes, things you recognize)
Step 2. Analyze
Talk about the elements of art and the principles of design. These are the simple beginning things that make a composition.
ELEMENTS: the beginning, basic things you need to make a picture
L ine- a moving mark that can be straight or curved even dotted
S hape- a flat line that closes itself making a square, circle, triangle or
S pace- a way to show distance with things in the front and in the back
T exture-how an object feels or how it LOOKS like it feels
V alue- a lightness or darkness
C olor- warm, cool or neutrals
F orm- The use of 3-D
PRINCIPLES: the more complicated ideas you get by mixing elements together. The principles help
organize the elements and finish the art.
P roportion- the size of things in the art and the way they go together
R epetition- use of something over and over
U nity- how everything seems to fit together and look right
V ariety- use of lots of different elements
E mphasis- the main thing your eye sees
M ovement- how your eye moves through a picture
B alance- how things are arranged
Step 3. Interpret
Tell what you think is the meaning (story) and feeling of this art. (theme) Back this up with examples from the piece
Step 4. Evaluate/Judge
Decide for yourself if the work is a success or a failure and why.
I myself always try to start with what I like (to lessen the blow?)
Credit- Critique (Edits by Terra)
This website also has some very useful information.
If you can't figure out what's off, but know something is, consider these 5 common problems:
-Inconsistency in style, idea, or feeling
-Failure to determine basic structure
-tendency to ignore negative space
-inability to develop value range and transitions
-failure to observe accurately.