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What is Crit Night?

Crit Night

Critique Night is night which will be dedicated to creating a night full of constructive criticism for artists of all skill levels.

This is open to people who draw, sketch or paint digitally or traditionally.

This is not for people who do photo-manipulations, photography, Creative writing,  sewing, crafts or 3D art.

What I would like to do is build a community of artist willing to help one another. I and a few of people I know find that critique, real constructive critique on your artwork is extremely hard to find. Most of the time people simply “like” the picture, and sometimes we wonder what it is about that picture it is that they really do like.

Every few months I am hoping that people will submit work which they would like feedback on, in turn they will help provide feedback to other artists about their work. This allows the  artist to see how others view their work, what they like, what they don’t like and most importantly how they can improve their skills.

Once all the art is collected each artist will be randomly assigned 1 piece to critique (Of course it would be great if you could do more). This would ensure that everyone gets at least 1 critique on their art work. Your art will only get posted when your critique has also been written.

There will be a deadline for art submissions and I will give a set amount of time for people to write their Critiques ( Im thinking 2 weeks would be enough time to crit just 1 picture)

On Crit Night I will post all the pictures with all the critique they received for everyone to see here on my Blog where people can view them all and post comments.

Of course to contact  you I would require your E-mail address (which I will not post or share to others)


the Basic form I am hoping people to fill out is a simple one and will be something along the lines of this:

  1. First impression: 
  2. What do you like about this image?
  3. Is there something you don’t like?
  4. What do you think the artist can improve upon? suggestions?

Red line/examples (optional)

Please rate from 1-3


Color scheme:

Overall Composition :



If you’re an artist looking for some constructive criticism on your artwork and are willing to critique others work then this might be a great opportunity for you.

If your not an artist but are interested in  providing some valuable feedback I would also be interested in hearing from you.

All the information about participating in Crit night can be found here



Just wanted to share this picture with you all. I’m fairly proud of this one. I think that it has to proper use of light and dark pencils. I think that the subject is sharp even with the shading, so I guess that I have improved in my pencil work.

This is a gift for my grandma who is returning to England after a short visit here in Canada. I haven’t seen her in  such a long time, I’m glad that she could visit. I’m happy that she is able to do other things and enjoy being with us after the loss of her husband recently. I’m quite sad that I was unable to see him, but I am glad that his suffering has ended.


Tutorials by Sam


Every once in a while I find the time to make a new tutorial.

All of them can be found on the tutorial section of my website

There are different types of tutorials available. there are written and video tutorials. Both instructional and observatory.

These are my favorite tutorials so far:

Shading the Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Instructional Video: How to Draw Long Hair and Bangs (Anime and Manga Style)