So the post title needs some significant work. I actually want to turn this into a weekly sub section of posts. i.e. I’ll cover a bit of design here and there but once a week I want to focus on fundamentals i.e. artistic growth and development.
Think of it like a daily sketch book but focussing entirely on foundation. Everyone can follow along with my growth and in addition I had a bit of a brainstorm on the mentoring front. Doing these weekly topics if anyone would like to follow along and participate both the artists I’m working with and I will critique work every step of the way. Feel free to spread the word. I’m no master or even grizzled vet by any stretch of the imagination however, I do generally know what I’m talking about and if I don’t know the answer I’m sure that one of the several dozen artists and art directors I either know or have worked with would be willing to help out.
For those of you that have seen my critiques you know that I do invest some significant time and effort into giving what I consider a valuable critique. The standard critique format I follow is, “Warm and fuzzy, cold and prickly, warm and fuzzy”. What that means is I start with basic overview of the things I like and were done well (IMO), I then move onto the things that need improvement and I didn’t care for, and then wrap it up with suggestions on what the artist can work on and words of encouragement and acknowledgment of skill and development.