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Here's my thoughts....I consider myself a novice at sketches and Mandalas. Definitely an amateur at the other mediums I've experimented with. I don't really feel I'm qualified to critique anyone....and don't mind being critiqued myself.

I love praise...don't we all!! :biggrin: I do think you can like/enjoy a piece of art, but also find flaws in it, or things you might have done differently.

I have also posted art on FB, and recently created a page exclusively for my art. Prior to the new page, I did notice a trend to the "likes", but I take it in stride. I'm creating for ME, not everyone else. :vs_love:
 

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Here's my thoughts....I consider myself a novice at sketches and Mandalas. Definitely an amateur at the other mediums I've experimented with. I don't really feel I'm qualified to critique anyone....and don't mind being critiqued myself.

I love praise...don't we all!! :biggrin: I do think you can like/enjoy a piece of art, but also find flaws in it, or things you might have done differently.

I have also posted art on FB, and recently created a page exclusively for my art. Prior to the new page, I did notice a trend to the "likes", but I take it in stride. I'm creating for ME, not everyone else. :vs_love:
The good thing about FB is that you are dealing with people who just either like your work or don't. They are not analyzing the technical aspect of it, which is something that is good for this forum because it helps me improve but it isn't everything. I will post on FB and then check how many 'likes' I get. Less than 10 I know the picture sucks, more than 20 it's one of my best.

The extra busy picture I did last week with the yellow roses was technically an abomination. However it was very well received on FB. Which tells me it has appeal above the technical flaws. This is good to know. So I think feedback in different environments is important.
 

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Back in the early 90's when I walked away from the art business. It was a different world then. If a person wanted to look at artwork you could 1 go to the library or book stores and get books, that would only expose you to the masters. 2 go to college or fair art shows and exhibitions but they were far and few between 3 you could go to galleries and museums and there was also magazines. The art community was a pretty closed community. It seemed mysterious and distant. Most people didn't know where to look even if they wanted to view art When I started to get back involved with art about 3 years ago the internet opened a whole new world of art sharing. It was wonderful. I've had a chance to discus art with artists all over the world and I didn't have to travel to do it.
Now in the old days if you wanted to learn art and didn't trust enough in your own talent you had to go to school. It was the only place to get instruction, techniques, source material a nude model. The only other place for that was a porn magazine or a nudest colony, I wasn't ready for that.
Now there is again the internet, with it's wealth of knowledge and source material. It's absolutely amazing. For those of you that this is all you've known. Don't take it for granted, Embrace it, use it.
Now as for the value. Priceless. As far as critiques go. I'll discuss that in my next post.
 

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Back in the early 90's when I walked away from the art business. It was a different world then. If a person wanted to look at artwork you could 1 go to the library or book stores and get books, that would only expose you to the masters. 2 go to college or fair art shows and exhibitions but they were far and few between 3 you could go to galleries and museums and there was also magazines. The art community was a pretty closed community. It seemed mysterious and distant. Most people didn't know where to look even if they wanted to view art When I started to get back involved with art about 3 years ago the internet opened a whole new world of art sharing. It was wonderful. I've had a chance to discus art with artists all over the world and I didn't have to travel to do it.
Now in the old days if you wanted to learn art and didn't trust enough in your own talent you had to go to school. It was the only place to get instruction, techniques, source material a nude model. The only other place for that was a porn magazine or a nudest colony, I wasn't ready for that.
Now there is again the internet, with it's wealth of knowledge and source material. It's absolutely amazing. For those of you that this is all you've known. Don't take it for granted, Embrace it, use it.
Now as for the value. Priceless. As far as critiques go. I'll discuss that in my next post.
I subscribe to what you just said.Back in the days if you were not going to an art school then at least you would try to be the student of an artist(IF he would accept you).Was very hard and this world was exclusive for a "special" caste.Nowdays everything is open and you learn more from the internet rather than from a school(why?simply because on the internet it's not only one particular school-Russian 4 ex-but 100 of them from all over the world and you as a student can get better and better being far more easy today to make your own style.
 

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La paix est la mort. Embrassez conflit.

When I view the opinions of others as tools I can use for my own benefit and betterment, instead of viewing them as judgment, it becomes easier to accept criticism of all sorts--even when it comes in demeaning or distasteful ways.
Well said!
 

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Actually, I have found a page full of free content about drawing mandala Art.
Contains a lot of tips and tricks as well as the beginner manual on how to start step by step. I hope you will like it. :)
Check it here: >>> Mandala World <<<
 

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As a life-long artist myself (I'm 60) and an owner of two businesses and a builder of websites, I have seen a lot of criticism. I have painted some of the worse murals you have ever seen in my younger days because I did not know about how linear perspective worked on a larger scale but if it were not for that criticism I would not have sought out the education that I needed to improve my work. I am saddened that I have had to stop climbing because of health reasons but even so, the criticism never stops no matter what you do even when building websites. What's ironic is on one of the websites that I use to promote artists was once criticized by an artist because they did not like how I positioned an image of their work on the page. My point is there will always be "trolls" on the internet whether it be Facebook, Art Forum, LinkedIn, etc. but when you decide to show your work you're opening yourself up to some of the weirdest people in the world. However, there are two forms of criticism in my opinion. 1) is to learn from it and 2) is to laugh at the ignorance of it. There have always been trolls online long before Facebook, Google, and the WWW (Delphi comes to mind) but it's up to the individual of how they take it is what counts. Regardless of whether it's wrong or right, it's all about what you do with it. Being an artist is not for the weak at heart and it's all the bashing that only makes you stronger.
 
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