bul·le·tique [boo l-i-teek]  noun

A way of critiquing a piece of art, product or creation that is short, condensed and hermetic while still providing useful, meaningful feedback.

Bulletique is a neologism formed by merging the two words bullet and critique. It is meant to be a very short, albeit meaningful, critiquing technique that ensures a good amount of insight into the subject being critiqued but at the same time is succinct and quick to read.

The bullet in the name stands for bullet point, which is the basic construction unit of the critique system itself. The entire critique will be made up of brief, condensed bullet points.

The bullet points in the Bulletique system use a standardized structure defined by the Bulletique specification itself. This structure is called the HOPMAN code.


The HOPMAN code is the framework at the base of the Bulletique system. It defines the underlying bullet point structure. The name is an acronym derived from the individual bullet points that make up the framework.

There can only be one Help and Overview but there can be multiple Plusses, Minuses, Asides and Notes. Although Asides and Notes should be limited as much as possible.

For non-exclusive bullets, these can either be put on separate lines, by prefixing them correctly or alternatively if short they can be fit on the same line by separating them with "/" (a forward lash).


Some examples on how the Bulletique system works in real world scenarios. The following images are taken from some of my own creations. They are all early drawings of mine.

  • H: bulletique.org
  • O: 5 / 7 / 4 / 5 / 4 / 5
  • P: front left leg shading?
  • M: messy / smudgy / cartoony
  • A: props for the effort
  • H: bulletique.org
  • O: 6 / 8 / 5 / 7 / 6 / 6
  • P: face / left paw
  • M: fur / right paw
  • A: nice expression
  • N: blowing my own trumpet
  • H: bulletique.org
  • O: 6 / 7 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 5
  • P: right arm lighting?
  • M: messy / dirty / inaccurate
  • M: horrific left leg
  • A: wasted potential