Category Archives: Open Critique Day

Weekend Open Critique Day #H9

Another open critique day is under way. Show us what you have been working on all week. Ask for help and guidance. We are here for you.

Open Critique Day #H8

Here is your chance to show every one what you have been working on. Be it HM designs or any other forms on art you may have. So post what you have and there will be a lot of happy people willing to tell you what they think about it. Keep it clean this is a family site. I might add that it is one of the best sites out there, it is the friendliest and family setting on the internet. Voted number one internet site out there by, Jeff, Kaldath, and Me.

Open Critique Day #H7

I’m going with an open critique day today. I am going to move the “Color My Character/ Strike a Pose” challenges to Fridays and I’m bring back Open Critique Day to Thursdays and will have a weekend Open Critique day on Sundays. After very little participation for in “Kids Korner” I am going to take it off of my weekly program.

Open Critique Day #H6

Sorry for this being so late. We live in the country and we had a storm last night that knocked out the phone lines. Share what you have to share.

Open Critique #H5

Here it is Sunday again. So share your art with us and we will share our opinions with you. Remember here at HM we play nice with others, so say it in a nice way or please don’t say it.

Weekend Open Critique #H4

The Weekend Open Critique is now open. A request was made to have Open Critique on the weekend for the people that work during the week. This will also allow me to doing the contest judging on Sundays so I can get them ready to post on Mondays. So enlighten us with the wonders of your art and we will make you wonder with our enlighten critique. Say what you may, but say it in a nice way.

Friday Open Critique Day #H3

Here it is again Friday. Some say the best day of the week, because it is the last day of the work week. Others same it’s just another day because they work weekends. For me I say it is Friday Open Critique Day. Share with us projects you are working on and we will let you know what we think. By doing so, you agree to be open all comments. Please remember that the comments you make should be helpful, for we all have areas that we can improve on.

Friday Open Critique Day #H2

Here it is again Friday. Some say the best day of the week, because it is the last day of the work week. Others same it’s just another day because they work weekends. For me I say it is Friday Open Critique Day. You know the deal, share with us and we will share with you.

Friday Open Critique Day #H1

Here it is, the day you waited all week for, “Friday” open critique day. Show us what you got and we will be happy to tell you what to do with it.

Open Critique Day #50


Wow, we’ve done fifty of these! Unreal.

My full-time (non-HeroMachine) job might keep me from actually getting to these before this evening, but it’s time for another Open Critique Day!

If you have a HeroMachine illustration or another piece of artwork you’ve done that you’d like some help with, post a link to it in comments along with your thoughts on it — what you think is working, what you’re struggling with, etc. I will post my critique of the piece, hopefully giving some tips on how to improve it.

Of course everyone is welcome to post their critiques as well, keeping in mind the following guidelines:

  • Make sure your criticism is constructive. Just saying “This sucks” is both rude and unhelpful without giving specific reasons why you think it sucks and, ideally, some advice on how to make it better.
  • Each person should only post one illustration for critique to make sure everyone who wants feedback has a chance.
  • I will not critique characters entered in any currently running contest, as that doesn’t seem fair to the other entrants. You can still post it if you like for the other visitors to critique, but I will not do so.

That’s it! Hopefully we can get some good interaction going here and help everyone (me included!) learn a little bit today.