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Hey guys! :) for those who don't know, I've been learning to paint for 4 months now. I want to learn as fast as I can from all you pros on here, so I thought I'd start something like an ongoing contest to give away points and help me improve.

So, basically:
I'm giving away points to people who critique my work. Each new deviation of mine will be open for critiques in its comments section, and there will be 3 prizes totalling 140 points per painting:

Prizes:
  1. First Critique - 20 :points:
  2. Best Critique - 100 :points:
  3. Random Critique or Comment - 20 :points:
Notes:
The 'First Critique' prize goes to the first critique, unless it's really short (i.e. less than 100 words, say). All 3 prizes will be sent and announced in the comments section of the deviation roughly 1 week after the deviation's submission date - and then the contest will close for that deviation. The 'Random Critique' prize can be won by anyone (even if you gave a very short critique or just a helpful comment).

Okay, so what do you do now?
Finish reading this journal, Star!favStar! it, and then critique one of my deviations that is less than a week old and you're in the draw to win points!

How will I choose the Best Critique?
The best critique will be the one that best helps me to understand what I need to improve. A good critique will tell me what's good, what's bad, and *how to improve* the bad parts. It doesn't have to be long, but more detailed critiques are better. Also, don't be too nice! I prefer brutal critiques that get straight to the point about what I need to improve on :D

How long will this give-away go for?
Forever, or at least as far as the foreseeable future.

Can I win all three categories?
Yep, if you're the first, and the best, and you win the random prize, then you'll get 140 points :wow: You can submit multiple critiques, e.g. if you thought of another thing to add - it's just that they wont count as multiple items for the random prize.

How often do I post new paintings?
Once a week, minimum - usually more.

I think that's it. This should be fun :D looking forward to hopefully making some friends in the along the way! If you've got any questions, just pop them in the comments :)
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:iconkarantheartist:
Karantheartist Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Artist
Oops forgot to fave this Sweating a little... 
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:iconlucky7number7seven7:
lucky7number7seven7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any specific Deviation that we should critique?
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:iconwingedafricanwilddog:
WingedAfricanWildDog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Wow, thank you for the points!
It means alot. ;w;
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:iconjosephrocca:
josephrocca Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Daydreaming Winners:
  1. First Critique: Mainecare (20 Points)
  2. Best Critique: Everyone :D  (33 Points each)
  3. Random Critique or Comment:  drawji  (20 Points)
Not too many critiques on this one - which mean more points for everyone :D yayay! Decided to break the main prize into 3 just for fun :p

(:

Joe
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:iconjosephrocca:
josephrocca Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Paper Boat Winners:
  1. First Critique: Mainecare (20 Points)
  2. Best Critique: Deerlyng & Mainecare  (tied - 50 Points each)
  3. Random Critique or Comment:  Deerlyng  (20 Points)
Wow, you guys really tag-teamed it this time huh? Haha thanks everyone for all your helpful critiques!

(:

Joe
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:iconjosephrocca:
josephrocca Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Intersection Winners:
  1. First Critique: Mainecare (20 Points)
  2. Best Critique: Deerlyng & Mainecare  (tied - 50 Points each)
  3. Random Critique or Comment: WingedAfricanWildDog  (20 Points)
Thanks everyone for all your help :) Lots more prizes to give out!

Thanks :) (Smile)

Joe
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:iconkarantheartist:
Karantheartist Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Student Artist
When is the boy and his snail one coming?
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:iconjosephrocca:
josephrocca Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Whoa, got a bit of a backlog of prizes to give out - will get to them tomorrow! :)
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:iconjosephrocca:
josephrocca Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Procida, Italy Winners:
  1. First Critique: Lady-Of-The-Void  (20 Points)
  2. Best Critique:  DarkLikeVader  (100 Points)
  3. Random Critique or Comment: Lady-Of-The-Void  (20 Points)
So many great critiques! Wish I had more points to give out :( Lady-Of-The-Void, you're so lucky! This is the second time DarkLikeVader has taken the first prize, so check out her/his critique here for some inspiration if you like:
josephrocca.deviantart.com/art…
Good formatting (dot points!), straight to the point, and most importantly it shows me the most important things I need to improve on. It was a tough choice still, since FrostyBananacx and WingedAfricanWildDog provided many great tips that the others missed (again, I wish I had more points to give out!). Thanks again everyone :)

Also, another painting is up: josephrocca.deviantart.com/art…

And another is coming very soon! (possibly tomorrow)

Thanks :)

Joe


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:iconjosephrocca:
josephrocca Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
More art coming soon - been sick for the last few days and my exams are this weekend! Thanks for all the critiques, will get to them this sunday. Cheers :)
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