A critique is simply a review of someones artistic work: comments on the good and bad qualities. A good critique is one that, while mentioning the good points of a work and why they are good, also talks about the points that need work and what specifically they need.
One thing I noticed when I joined DeviantART is that this site seems to have a shortage of good critique comments. I dont know whether its laziness, shyness, or indifference, but I find that most of the comments I read on art are simply things like, omg cute or, alternatively, dis sux. Though cute is a compliment, dont you think an artist wants to know what is cute about it? Tell an artist what is good, and what isnt good, but be polite and give them pointers as to how it could be made better.
So, my mission for all of you? Try to write some helpful and polite critiques!!
It can be for anyone; nobody is perfect, and even some of the best artworks out there c