- “nicely done”
- “very nice comp and detail.”
- “I love it”
This kind of comment is nice, but something more constructive is missing.
The DS106 Shrink wrote about feedback on art work. She starts a project for better feedback on DS106 dailycreate and other art.
Rules for constructive way of feedback or comments: feedback [pdf]:
- 1. If you can’t think of a constructive purpose for giving feedback, don’t give it at all.
- 2. Focus on description rather than judgement.
- 3. Focus on observation rather than inference.
You are not a teacher, nor the angry art critique from a magazine, so be kind. Negative comments are for trolls. “I love it”, or “interesting” is kind, but not constructive.
The constructive power of just writing down what you see is great. Description may seem foolish, but it is a powerful tool to improve your skills. And the artist involved will be grateful, because you gave time and attention to the work and you did respect the work as it is.