First off forgive me and feel free to delete if this had already been talked about or it's too off topic. I did a search and didn't come up with anything so I should be in the clear. Also to clarify, this is criticism in regards to dolls like face up, sewing crits etc. It just happened to veer off into Art school subjects. I am also well aware there is a Critique forum so I wish that people would stop emphasizing it. This is solely a discussion on crits based from that forum or any other art website. I don't mean Criticizing people in the forums where it is not allowed. Yes I read the rules. Constructive Criticism Where do you draw the line? I guess what I am asking is where you guys draw the line between good criticism and bad criticism(Insulting overtly negative). What is your definition of positive and negative critique? Some people enjoy harsh ones some don't, how do you feel? I noticed a lot of times on various forums and arts sites I visit that most people don't even give Constructive crits. Usually its something along the lines of " I love it thats amazing!" when in reality it could use some work. Yes one could say that art is in the eye of the beholder but what about when that person openly asks for advice on how to improve. I even had a professor in College who would tear up art, light it on fire and make paper airplanes out of it. He'd also tell you it sucked and not give a reason.( Not saying that this is a good way to critique, but merely just an example of how far some will go. Just to clarify.) When one asks for crit they are opening themselves up for the good and the bad. Usually they don't want to hear the bad from my point of view. I suppose my disclaimer would be that I don't endorse overtly negative critiques but I also don't endorse ones that are coddled either. I believe in an honest fair critique, I was even known as the girl who would tell the teacher to rip me apart because I believe it helped me strive for a higher level and to get better. Even if that critique was considered harsh and mean.