The art of giving a good critique is not a simple one – however it is one of the most useful skills you can learn to have as an artist, no matter your focus. It will help you to interact with other artists and collectively improve your craft. Giving feedback to artists is a tricky business for both parties. The person looking at the artwork needs to be able to formulate their thoughts and comments in a way that they can express to the artist. The artist needs to learn how to listen (or not listen) to the feedback that they are getting. There are chiefly three forms of feedback that you can receive as an artist: edits, comments and critiques. The first of these often refers to pointing out grammatical or other technical errors that need to be fixed in a draft of a piece. I would like to focus on the latter two of these today, as I have noticed that a lot of times people get these confused.