This is a blog post I made recently that I thought I would repost here.
I have gotten a couple of questions recently about the best way to go about getting feedback from professionals. Here are some tips I have gathered.
Remember: you may not (and likely will not) get a reply every time. Many artists are very busy and are swamped with requests for feedback. Please go into this process without expectation and do not feel like it’s a personal failure if you don’t get responses right away.
Send an email, not a social media message. Social media messages get lost in sea of feedback. Emails have no character length requirements, are more professional, and (most importantly) are more often accessed from a computer rather than a phone. You’re going to get a lot more in-depth feedback when someone has access to a real keyboard.
Be concise, polite, and don’t be demanding. Many professional artists are very busy. If your email loo