01-18-2011, 12:50 PM
I'm wondering if we should have a whole new forum - an 'enter at your own risk / brutal crits / tear the work to shreds' area.
It would take some guts to post there, certainly - but it might encourage people who feel reticent about posting comments to actually do so. There seems to be an unwritten rule that unless you can produce work to the level of the image posted, you aren't allowed to comment on it. It would be good if this could change, and a 'no-holds barred' forum might be the way to go. It perfectly possible to have an opinion on something even if you aren't able to do better yourself, after all.
It might also lead to lots of bad feeling, bruised egos and unnecessary trolling, but it is sometimes unclear if comments on 'final' paintings are welcomed by the artist or not, and this might help.
What do you think?