I've done a lot of search within a few years: it happens everywhere: sijun, cgforum, CA - even in my stupid country where cgart is not amongst the most popular! On every forum kids or even people at 25 are posting such lowqualities works (lack of everything: anatomy, composition or even any idea what they want to show on the canvas)... In my crazy country there was even a contest with some really nice prizes such as LCD and few DVDs containing royalty free photos and what? People started sending a sketches - not even a finished ones - on the torn out pieces of a copy-book!
Such ignorance and pride... I don't get it! I'm not ready to show my work amongst the champions (Marko and Alexi for example). I wanted to show my crap in the appropriate forum for any kind of suggestion, advice and the most important - constructive critic! Why? 'cause I still need it. I'm not happy with my work - not yet. If you don't see mistakes - invert the canvas horizontally or look at it in the mirror for 'kristsake' just don't go to your grandma to show your next 'achievement'. She won't be harsh for you, y'know?
I know there are a lot of young people here and i understand that 10 year'old kid's work is far worse than a guy's who's 20. And I should give him a hint/advice not a bitchin'. A crime is commited when a twenty year' old man shows us a child' level works with a commentary: 'I'm proud to present'
CA is a wonderfull achievement - and community here is great. But I'll hate it when it become a 'deviantcrap' where every kid is showing their 'backtable math classroom drawings' and everyone's so excited about it.... It's so hard to find then anything pretty when it's just one piece surrounded by the tons of crap.
Less pride and show-off ----> more practice, hard work and simply - be modest.
PS. sorry for my English - I'm central Europe's guy
Cheers & thx for reading