I really want my artwork to be great in my portfolio, and wanted other peoples opinions on my artwork before I say "It's done!" and just stick it in the ol portfolio. So I joined some online critique forums and facebooks, and started to post my work. My first one I presented was the Red Riding Hood image below.
I thought, hey it's done, but I feel like something is off a bit on it. One of the critiques I received was, it didn't show much light and shadow. I look at it now and it does seem flat. The wolf's nose is too long. So I traced the image and recolored it.
I then presented it to the kidlit facebook page to see what their opinions were. They seemed to enjoy it, and just mentioned a few things to improve it even more. I didn't really feel defeated, but relieved it wasn't a total disaster. So here's the final piece:
I feel critiques are a way of improving, and you just have to grin and bare it if you want your craft to improve. :)