Okay, I have asked this question a good while ago, but am asking it a little differently.
I am asked to give my opinion on comics, art, all sorts of things from new creators all the time. I always try to be kind, but honest. I feel like only being kind does no one any good. I don’t want to be…
They way you say you go about it I think, at least imo, is most helpful.
Years ago I was showing my portfolio and Peter Steigerwald reviewed it. His first words were “Okay, you’ve got a long ways to go” and I just thought to myself, “oh boy, here it comes”.
But as he went over everything that was wrong, he didn’t belittle anything I did (even though looking back on it, I wouldn’t blame him now if he did), but he gave me what I feel is the definition of constructive critism, while not dashing any hopes I have.
Looking back on it, I’ve always appreciated that, both from a professional level and an aspiring creator level.