Critique, and some of the phrases, "this works because…, this
does not seem to… are hopefully open and sincere.
Orchid seems to have, under the watchful eyes of Hanuman and Ton,
been well directed, insofar as there has been give and take within
many subjects. On lesser developed forums, I have seen, “look at
what I made,” responded to as wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous, etc.
none of which were valid. When I have asked why, I was told, “Oh we
have to encourage people.”
I did not and do not agree. I do not see it as serving any purpose.
I want to know when I have missed the mark, having thin skin does not
work here. A critique review is part of striving for excellence, and
should be accepted as such.
Design flaws may not be easy for the maker to see. Balance, color,
etc. I have not been an art student, and at times miss the mark. I
have a friend who curated museum shows, she is constantly trying to
get my eyes to see a variant of shade, or a smidgen of balance. I
appreciate her pressing me, and at times may huff and puff a bit.
Bottom line, she is right, and I am the student, and in the end, I
value the lesson.
Maybe, a “what do you think” section. I’m game.