That's right for just $1 USA you can get your artwork redlined, and for $10 more I'll write a critique for you (I can either send it to you personally if it's NSFW, or if it is SFW post it on your DA). Right now I have five slots open and will probably open more depending on how this goes.
Open (Free! Redline AND Critique)
Open (Free! Redline AND Critique. But a different person than #1. Don't be greedy!)
Please email email@example.com and include
Your DA Name
The pic you want critiqued (preferably attachment)
Redline, Critique, or Both?
Prefered Delivery Method? (*email back* or *Comment in Gallery* - don't forget link!)
Any other notes? Specific area focused on improving/you think looks wonky?
Please keep in mind:
I normally won't reject a redline unless I either
A) Don't think any improvement can be made because it's already uuber awesome!
B) What you've drawn is subject matter I'm unfamiliar with (like detailed machinery!) or altogether uncomfortable with (like underage perversion D.
WIPs are best for redlines. You can submit any picture of your own you'd like critiqued, but I'd recommend a pencil sketch rather than a fully completed color picture. Why? Because a sketch is something you're not done with yet and you're probably going to go back and fix. Sending me a finished pic is only going to show you all the flaws you're going to see every time you look at it from that moment on.
I want a redline/critique! How do I sign up? Email me FROM THE SAME ADDRESS YOU USE FOR PAYPAL with the picture you want red-lined attached. Then send a PayPal to AvidsArt@Gmail.com for either $1 if you want a red line, $10 if you want a critique, or $11 if you want both- include your DA name so I can keep track of who if you also post here please. Make sure you do NOT send as a gift just in case I think your picture is perfect and have no improvements to make. I only critique after payment is sent
What is a Red-Line? This is when another artist draws over your art where they see issues, such as odd anatomy, misshapen proportions, redrawing them with the correct proportions or how they think would look better.
What is Critique? This is when an artist looks at your work and explains what they see wrong with it, fully explaining why they drew the lines where they did and often sharing tips when applicable.
What if I don't like your redline? If you looked at my free samples that's the same sort of treatment your picture will get. There's no surprise, it's a redline. If you really hate it then sheesh don't get another, I'm only charging a buck!
What if I don't like your critique? You hurt my feelings! If I've pointed out the flaws I see in your work then I've done what I promised. By commissioning me you are asking me to not hold back and be completely honest about all the flaws I see in your work. Not everyone can take critiques. I'm not here to make you feel good or bad about yourself- I'm here to help make you a better artist! Sometimes that means I've got to tell you things that you don't want to hear, things about your art that you know are flawed but areas you may be struggling with and are subconsciously avoiding working on because of that. If I see that I'm going to say it,my critiques are on improving art skill, not stroking egos. Most are good at handling critiques but every so often I run into someone who takes it as a personal insult when I don't brag up their work like their friends/family/teachers probably do, so I've got to say this. On the other hand, if I can't find anything wrong with your work I'll just send you a note stating that and cancel your paypal payment.
Are you currently taking commissions? Possibly. Not in this post, this post is specifically for redlines. If you private message me with an offer I might accept, but I don't really advertise as my illustration/animation rates start at $75 a character, which is too rich for most.
Do you accept payment in things other than cash? Uhhh sure! I prefer to use PayPal since it is fast and secure for both parties, but if you want to use something else just keep in mind I've got to recieve it before I start critiquing/redlining and it equals the same value. I'm currently accepting Spiral Knights battle sprites (Seraphynx or Maskeraith - I already have the dragon), possible steam games I don't have, or MLP toys- blind bags in particular since they're only a buck. I... I like the ponze <.<