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Do you create Collections for yourself, or to share and feature artwork with others?

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Thu Apr 24, 2014, 8:38 AM

How to get feedback on dA

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 24, 2014, 2:36 PM

We all joined this site, more or less for this reason, to get feedback on our art. The whole point of submitting art online is for people to see it and hear what they think about it. 

Now there are a lot of deviants out there who get little to no feedback and as a result ask the people who faved their art to comment or go to random people on dA and ask for them to look at their art or comment in the hopes that the person will be kind enough to return the favor. 
A message to the people who do that, you're doing it all wrong.
Sure, if you ask 20 people who faved your drawing what they thought about it, you might get 1 or 2 answers, but in return, you'll be ignored by say 10 people and you'll annoy 8 people. I get these comments and i'm telling you, begging for feedback is not the way to go, if someone didn't comment when they fave, what makes you think forcing their hand is the right way to go? 
A fav is a compliment, take it a it is. Not everyone has time to comment, but you should be happy they took the time to look at your art and click that fav button. 

Also, commenting on random deviants and expecting them to return the favor might leave you disappointed. There are many friendships that can be forged this way but it's tedious because many deviants aren't very active on dA, many are just interested in receiving comments and don't even reply, and many are happy to receive your comment but have no time/don't feel like returning the favor. That is especially the case with popular artists who receive lots of comments and literally don't have the time to answer/comment/ check out people's galleries. So if you want to do it this way, it's ok, but you could try to comment on deviations who have few to 0 comments. Check to see if they answer to their comments, if they don't, chances are they don't really care for giving and receiving feedback (or they might be interested in receiving feedback but are sure as hell not going to give you any).

Most deviants wait for people to come to them and comment, and that's a legitimate way of doing it. But if you really don't feel like waiting for that to happen and don't want to leave this to chance then here are your options:

1. Comment for comment group, i will even list a few in case you don't know how to search for groups on dA :iconprojectcomment: read their projects and journals and apply to get feedback there. You will have to comment in return but isn't it much better to comment knowing that you will receive feedback as well? 
more groups: :iconproject-comment: :iconiwantfeedback: :iconanimangafeedbackclub: :iconcomment-club: :iconcomment-revolution: :iconcommentart: :iconfeedbackfrenzy: 

2. critique groups - if you're interested in in-depth comments and critiques, there are groups for that as well. 
Critique groups:
:iconcritiquecommunity: :icongoldencritique-club: :iconcritique-exchange: :iconcritique-it: :iconcritique-boutique: :iconcritiquegeeks:

3. Thumbshare in forums.… bet many of you didn't know that even existed :)

4. Be in the community. Give llamas, browse the undiscovered section, comment in the forums and give other people feedback, but not just random people but people who asked for feedback in the thumbshare or the feedback groups, they are most likely to be grateful for your comment and return the favor. Don't just wait for them to come to you, try to be the one to make the first step. 

I am by no means an expert, this is just what I would do. I get enough feedback and i am very happy with it. If you know of other good methods to get feedback then you can suggest it here and i will include it in this journal.

If you want my oppinion on a particular drawing, you can write a link in this journal and i will try to answer to as many people as possible.

Also, please fav this journal so that many people can see it and have this information. You'd be surprised how many deviants out there have no idea how to find these feedback groups.
I also encourage you to comment on each other's linked drawings in this journal, but you don't have to if you don't want to, but you'll make someone happy if you do.


Be A Critic: Fe0

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 8:47 PM


DanceI very faintly remember, the first day I saw him.
Blond hair, blue eyes, and very, very slim.
I remember all his kindness, it put me in a trance.
I couldn't help but wonder...If he likes to dance.
We met each other, back in world war two.
He was so delicate, I didn't think that he would do.
I knew how war was, harsh, cruel & grim.
Everyday I feared, he may just break a limb.
But he was honorable, kind & good.
When it came to doing the right thing, he did what he should.
Soon he showed us his loyalty, and became our finest man.
He always stood by us, when everyone else ran.
We came to know each other, and our love began to show.
I thought that he might love me, but I didn't know.
But I knew the feeling was mutual, when he asked for a chance.
I knew my assumption of love was true, when he asked me to dance.
They were only little nods, only little words.
but the signs that we sent never went unheard.
My heart raced, and fought with desire.
My passion for him, was hotter than fire.
AgingThor looked to the sky.
Midgard was beautiful this time of year, but it was nothing compared to home...
To Asgard.
There were few clouds covering the sun, in a gorgeous, pink fashion.
Still, nothing compared to the realm of the gods.
Coming to know humans, Thor found them so much like himself.
He didn't understand why he deserved more.
He was just a strong version of them all.
Why was he stronger?
Perhaps, some people couldn't be trusted with strength.
They couldn't all be like the Man of Iron, though.
Much like people on Asgard, everyone was an individual.
And, as the Man of Iron had proved, they were smart enough to find strengths.
They had worked their bodies, worked their minds and even made protective suits.
Thor couldn't understand why they were undeserving of being gods.
Though, he was sure there was some good reason.
Perhaps, at one time, they were more like the frost giants.
Who could assume anything at this point.
He did know that there was no point in making friends.
He sat
Daydream Romance. ( If I could paint. )If I could paint, I would paint him...
His deep, blue eyes, his sleek hips, his dazzling smile & sweet, tender lips.
Which way would I draw his hair? So many styles, to choose just one is not fair.
His cute little tummy, hands & his feet, his legs covered by a bright, white sheet.
I would sketch him out, the way that puts me in a trance, my little daydream romance.
If I could paint, I would do it for him...
For the way that he makes me feel, the closest I have come to something real.
For his dreamy voice that makes me lose sight, of all fears I had that night.
For the protection that his thought offers me, I should owe him something.
He would never give me a secant glance, but he's my dear daydream romance.
If I could paint, I would immortalize him...
The way he is immortal in my fantasies, as I toss & turn begging for him to touch me.
The way he is immortal in my reassuring dreams, more real than what it seems.
The way he is immortal on the big screen, while I just ad

The Challenge

:bulletblack: Pick at least one of the thumbs above*
:bulletblack: Read it
:bulletblack: Comment or Critique it**
:bulletblack: Comment on this Journal with a LINK to your critique***
:bulletblack: Wait for the results to come out!

Start Date: NOW!

End Date: May 6, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST(US)

The Prizes

:bulletblack: One random winner will receive a comment/critique from me
:bulletblack: Best feedback will receive 50:points:****

Winners from DEANJENO--art

:bulletblack: RoamingShadow won a comment/critique from me.
:bulletblack: bryosgirl won 50:points:

Interested in being Featured?

Awesome! It's real simple to sign up. Just drop a note to the group with the thumbcodes to three of your deviations you'd like to receive feedback on. Prose, poetry, scripts, anything (as long as it’s lit)! But, before you send the note, please make sure that the deviations you're choosing have a couple questions in the author's comments. It's much easier to give feedback on something if you know what the author isn't sure about.

*Commenting/critiquing on more than one of the deviations will increase your odds of winning. There is a strict limit of three entries per deviant.
**A Comment is a few lines, possibly a paragraph, about your opinion of the story. It usually includes something that you really liked and should include at least one thing that can be improved. A Critique is many paragraphs about the deviation and will include both personal opinion as well as correction to technical errors.
***Once your comment is submitted, click the timestamp. Then copy/paste the URL into a comment on this journal.
****Best feedback is decided on by the writer that’s featured

Jungle Contest for EmoticonOpus

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 3:21 PM

Hello! rainylake here, coming to you with your newest EmoticonOpus contest. Let's get to it! :la:

The theme for this round is "Jungle". Interpret it as you wish :dummy:

The deadline for this contest is May 7th 11:59PM PST

Bullet; Blue Your entry must be NEW and created for this contest.
Bullet; Green Your entry must link back to EmoticonOpus in your artist's description.
Bullet; Red Your entry must be submitted to the group's Featured Folder before the deadline. (Please note, you must be a member to submit)
Bullet; Purple  Your entry must have at least one emoticon.
Bullet; Black Your entry must relate to the theme. If it's not obvious, please explain in the artist's description.
Bullet; White Entry can be animated, or static.
Bullet; Yellow You can enter up to 3 times, but you may only win once.
Sea Green Bullet - F2U!  Please be sure to link your entry in the comments below, and they will be added to this journal :)

You may view the official rules here.

First Place
600 :points:
a feature from rainylake
an everlasting feature on the shoutboard from EmoticonOpus

Second Place 
400 :points:
a feature from rainylake

Third Place
200 :points:
a feature from rainylake

If you would like to add to the prize pool, please let me know in the comments below!


(to be added)

Voting round 1 has ended. Any votes added after this moment will not be counted.


These actresses have made it through to round 2!

The rest 19 actresses will face the voice judging round. 
5 more actresses will be chosen.

Elsa1 by chillydragon

Elsa2 by chillydragon

Elsa3 by chillydragon

Elsa4 by chillydragon

Elsa5 by chillydragon



1st: Voice actor 03, 48 votes.

2nd: Voice actor 05, 12 votes.

3rd: Voice actor 07, 9 votes. 

4th: Voice actor 06.

5th: Voice actor 02

6th: Voice actor 01

7th: Voice actor 04

ALL auditions will be judged by our judges. 

The final scores will be counted as:

( community round 1 votes + judges round 1 ) + ( community round 2 votes + judges round 2 )



Congratulation voice actor 01, Wartherang (Peter Griffiths) for being chosen as Marshmallow's voice actor! 

Marshmallow by chillydragon

Watched and completed Steins Gate.
Beautiful. Easily one of my favorites.

It shall remain in my memory for a long time. 
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  • Drinking: nothing yet


Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 3:35 PM
dibujos gratis como para celebrar mi premium <3

bueno daré 5 cupos <3

1.- :iconelbodoque:

2.- :iconbrunololxd:




Estilos de dibujo que haré en esto :·3 

dibujo para un amigo by CVRI1324 dibujo simple anthro (cabeza y sin fondo )

un amigo by CVRI1324dibujo simple de MLP ( cabeza un poco de cuello sin fondo ) 

Y gore de cualquier raza ( humana , furry , mlp , chibi etc ) eso si...mayores de edad al menos la cuenta xd 

BUENO los primeros tendran el cupo y manden el personaje que quieren dibujar y me explican un poco la personalidad de el .

PD: solo se puede 1 personaje por dibujo :33

eso era ... (espero que no pase lo mismo que otras veces...nadieT_T  ) 

Watch and llama the two users featured in my POINTS POOL and earn 5:points:
Make a PUBLIC Journal or recommendation about me 1:points:
Doing both 7:points:
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: A Thousand Years
  • Reading: Mice Templar
  • Watching: Sonicx
  • Playing: Sonic Generations
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: ROOT BEER!!
As of now I am accepting commissions ,cash offers only. Prices are negotiable. I am uploading some of my work for anyone to look at but, keep in mind some of it is mature content so be careful around young eyes.
I appologize  I dont write as much as most people but, I do quickly get to the point.

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