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Academic-Style Critique
Looking for serious, detailed, yet fair feedback on your art?  Have your work professionally critiqued!

For examples, my current repertoire of dA critiques can be seen below!

I am a university fine arts student with real-world critique experience, giving and receiving critiques both in oral and written format, schooled in the most constructive and satisfying critique method there is.  I do not give simple constructive criticism--only a part of academic critique--my service is a full review designed not only to help the artist improve their work but also to interpret and analyze the art as it is, focusing on areas such as style, technique, and visual metaphor.  Because my critiques are not based on criticism alone and are written in a professional, impersonal format, they do not end up sounding rude, scathing, or disheartening as others do.  From the Wikipedia article on critique: Critique is based upon an informed opinion, and never upon personal opinion. Informed opinion is accepted as being technical knowledge, personal or professional experience, or specified training.  If receiving a fulfilling review of your work sounds good, read on for details!

Purchase of this commission will accord you a formal critique with these specifications:
  • Written in a professional and academic style (English-language only).
  • At least two substantive paragraphs, up to five as the art dictates.
  • Delivered via the deviantART Critique system.
  • Turn-around time will range from same-day up to two weeks after I officially accept the commission.
  • You may request specific areas to be touched upon (coloring, style, etc.) though I cannot guarantee I will be able to fulfill all such requests.
The following reservations should be noted.  If your order does not meet requirements, it will not be accepted.
  • Applies only to deviantART-hosted art, aka deviations.
  • You must have critiques turned on for the piece you wish to have critiqued.  I will not provide the critique in the comments section.
  • My expertise lies with 2-dimensional art in traditional or digital media, particularly drawings and paintings.  As such, I may decline to critique your work if I don't feel I have the knowledge to do so.
  • I will not accept art that is incomplete or does not have enough substance for me to produce a quality critique.
  • I will strive to provide a fair, full-bodied critique but I will not rewrite, augment, or otherwise change the critique once it has been submitted (excepting technical errors or glitches).  I do not provide a guarantee that you will like your critique, only that it will be expertly written, relevant, detailed, and as objective as possible.
If you've read all that and feel you're ready for some fine arts-style feedback, click the "Request Commission" button and include the following information:
  1. A link to the deviation you want me to critique (vital).
  2. Any specific areas you'd like me to include or focus on in my critique.
  3. Other information you think is relevant to the commission.
Once I receive your request, I will review the information you provided and if I'm able to accept the request, you will soon have an outstanding critique submitted to your artwork!  I look forward to working with you!


by Sunima

My intial reaction to this painting was awe. The brilliant colors and striking detail are powerful and hit the viewer immediately. I co...

This piece works well both as a statement about the original artist and about many artists in general. The pure color flowing from the ...


Fa La La La.....La? :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 1,314 121 All of Time and Space :iconalicexz:alicexz 24,911 984 Christmas Bow :iconharleybliss:HarleyBliss 364 146
Please buy these prints and things for me :3


It has yet again been a very long while since my last update, nearly two years!  Life has not been uneventful in that time and I thought it would be a good idea to put up a journal entry that covers the big news, especially since much of it directly affects my artistic endeavors.  I don't want to spend too much time on this, however (I have art to create!) so I'm just gonna bullet it out :3

  • In February of 2016, I parted ways with my former employer.  shumphrey made it possible to eliminate the need for my day-job so that I could finally make art my number-one focus and build it into a real career Huggle! 
  • On April 1st of that year, I officially entered my 3rd decade of existence as a physically independent lifeform Mwahahahahahahaha! 
  • After lots of research, work, decision-making, contracting, and other unexpectedly difficult efforts, the culmination of my wedding planning was realized in Snohomish County, WA, USA on the day of autumn equinox, 22 September 2016 Floating hearts 1 
  • Starting on the first business day of this year, I finally began working full-time as an artist :happybounce: 

Considering all that transpired in the past year alone, 2017 is not just another chapter in my life.  It marks the beginning of an entirely new book.  There's so much I've left behind, some of it completely unexpected, but now the pathways are clear and I can finally pursue dreams that I nearly abandoned.  It won't be a simple, easy journey, but it's the direction in which I've wanted to head for a good long time.
  • Listening to: Super Mario 64 - Portrait of a Plumber (OC ReMix)
  • Reading: The Legend of Zelda - Art & Artifacts
  • Watching: PBS Off Book (YouTube channel)
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening (2nd savefile: Hard Casual)
  • Eating: turkey and pepperjack sandwich
  • Drinking: water


Denise "Mika" Hutchins
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Artist's Statement
“My life's purpose is to encourage the good in the world. When it comes to my art, I endeavor to create a body of work that speaks to people clearly and optimistically, makes them smile or feel connection. I want to focus on positivity because existence is already fraught with enough pain and hardship, there's no need to cultivate that which makes life difficult. I want to warm your heart, make you squeal with innocent glee, feel empowered and encouraged, or simply give you a moment of respite from your everyday worries. I know this is a lofty goal, but the dedication of my life to this undertaking will surely make it attainable.”


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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
...a very happy birthday to you miss...=3
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you again :D
Batman-Cools Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Happy birthday!! ^^
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave:  Just stopped by to say hello!  I was missing you! :)
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Life has been so busy, but this year I'm swinging back toward my art life :3 I am cleaning up here in dA, removing distractions, so maybe I'll have time to interact properly soon XD Thank you for thinking of me!
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great news!  I look forward to seeing you around and seeing what you have done this past year :D
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
...a very happy birthday to you miss...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!  It was indeed!
puddlefishie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Beep boop.

This is your friendly neighbourhood puddlefisher here, just announcing my wishes for your new year.
See ya!

Boop beep.
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you~!  I hope you're having a wonderful start to the new year!  :heart:
puddlefishie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Have another happy one in 2017. :giggle:
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!  I hope your year goes swimmingly, as well!
R4zor3dge Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the llama!
KimuXGemini Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thanks for the :+fav: :)

If you still haven't visited our cosplay page, this is the perfect time to do it and support us :> Please like our page, it'll mean a lot to us~


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Thank you very much and have an awesome day :D 

Andorada Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Hearts In Colour       Hearts In Colour 

                                Nice gallery!

                       Thanks for joining us in 

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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really appreciate your feedback and comments.  It's makes my day!   :hug:  And thank for the fav! 
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D I've made it my goal to comment on all new deviations from people I watch :meow: Having such a goal means I end up comment bombing a lot of the time since I get behind, lol.
Nikzson Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
*hugs llama* Thanks for the badge!! :D :hug:
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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