Category Archives: Open Critique Day

Open Critique Day #2

Alright! It’s time for another Open Critique Day!

(Thanks to Worf for this idea) This time around, I’m going to ask that if you want to post a work, you also give a critique to someone else. This is just to make sure that there is more than just one person giving critiques. And, since I’m sure that the question will pop up, if you are the first one to post something, come back later to critique someone else’s work.

And one last thing: Should I change this to happen on Fridays, Sundays, or just keep it going on Saturdays?

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing, but keep in mind that, though there are some, not all of us here are writers or do art outside of HeroMachine. All I ask is that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. As for pieces of writing, I’m not sure about whether fan fiction is allowed, but for right now, just in case, don’t post fan fiction either.

Open Critique Day #1

Hey, Linea24 here. Since I’m now a Blog Author, I thought that the first thing I would do was bring back Open Critique Day as a regular weekly feature. Now, before I say anything else, since this is my very first time ever doing a blog post, I ask that you go easy on me. As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work. Right now, I’m going to go ahead and say that I would prefer that you post HM pictures, but I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing. All I ask is that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. As for pieces of writing, I’m not sure about whether fan fiction is allowed, but for right now, just in case, don’t post fan fiction either.

Open Critique Day

It’s Friday, so that must mean it’s time for another OCD. You know the drill, you post a piece of heromachine work (either finished or W.I.P) that you want an opinion on and myself and others will give our opinions and advice.

So, show us what you’ve got.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings.

Open Critique Day

Back by popular demand. You know the drill, you post a piece of heromachine work (either finished or W.I.P) that you want an opinion on and myself and others will give our opinions and advice.

So, show us what you’ve got.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings.

No “WWTT” Today/ Open Critique Day

Sorry about this, I know I did the same thing on last week’s Sci-fi Corner and Big Question. Uni has just started to get really hectic and I haven’t been able to find much time to come up with stuff to write about. Hopefully I won’t be getting rid of either, I’ll try to get them in when I have time or if there’s something come up that I feel merits special inclusion, but this week it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

On a slightly more positive note, I have found another person to do a Power User Profile and I’ve contacted another two (at time of writing), so thankfully the PUP’s won’t be going anywhere for at least another week.

Anyway, we haven’t had an Open Critique Day in a while, so feel free to use the comments below as such or to make suggestions for subjects for any of the above mentioned topics that you’d like to see covered (What Were They Thinking, Sci-Fi Corner, Screen Spotlight, Big Question or Power User Profiles) and if I like ’em I’ll try to cover them.

To quote AMS; ‘Cheers’

Open Critique Day

Considering the turn out for last weeks OCD, and the fact that some people have been pestering the moderators to bring back the OCD for a while now, I thought we might as well have another one today.

Same rules as apply to the contests apply here. No copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters/ RPG’s and other games, they must be your own characters. I will delete any posts that I believe have crossed the line in any way, and that includes with the critiques. Keep it friendly guys, we’re trying to be helpful here.

Ok, lets see what you’ve got.

Open Critique Day

There’s not going to be a Big Question today because I can’t think of a topic that I really want to talk about. So instead I’ll let you guys use this thread as an Open Critique Day thread. If anyone has any ideas for subjects to cover in the Big Question please tell me, because I don’t want to have to drop it.

Anyway, lets see what you guys have got and we’ll see if we can help you improve it.

Open Critique Day/ Open Thread

As there isn’t going to be a costume blog from djuby today, I thought we might as well have an open critique day instead, as we haven’t had one for a while (does anyone know where Weilyn has got to?).

Same as it used to be, show us your art and we’ll tell you what we think and how to improve it. Only real rule, no copyrighted characters or characters based on copyrighted characters.

You can also use this thread to discuss whatever you want as well.

Open Critique Day #7 / Art vs. Writing

Hi, there!
I’m Weilyn, and I’ll be posting here on Sundays for the Open Critique Days.

Some people might say that the major appeal of OCD was Jeff’s professional input, and that without his critique it’s simply not the same thing. I can’t argue with that, mainly because those people are absolutely correct.

Still, OCD is a pretty integral part of the blog, so I will keep it running, and to make it a little more interesting I will not only offer my opinion of any artwork posted in the comments, but also a little something extra.

This little extra thing will vary from week to week. It might be a short review of an underappreciated comic, a reflection on pop-culture, a poll, a joke or a silly anecdote. Just throwing this concept at the wall, to see if it sticks 😉

Please post your artwork in the comments section below. Avoid copyrighted characters and characters from copyrighted settings.

 

And now, a little something extra: Art vs. Writing

What is more important to a comic, the script or the artwork? Can a good comic have its terrible artwork redeemed by great writing, and vice versa? One might argue that seeing as how graphic novels are a visual medium, the visual elements are what define the entire thing, and that those are therefore more important. But one could just as easily make the argument that a story is worthless without a solid script, no matter how pretty the pictures are.

Personally, if I had to choose (and I do, because I asked the question in the first place) I’d go with artwork on this one. I’ve never been able to get through Maus, for instance. I know the story is amazing, but since I can’t find anything engaging about the artwork, I find myself wishing I was just reading a novel instead.

What do you think?

Share Day / Open Critique Day #6

It is Sunday morning and time to share. So show us your art or tell us one of your stories, let us see how artistic you have been.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings.