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Promoting Other People's Art On DAOne of the great things about DA is that it's not only a place where you can promote your own work - it's also a place where you can promote art you admire by other people. There's a whole bunch of ways that you can do this, so if you'd like to help draw attention to awesome art created by your friends or brilliant things you've found while browsing, read on and find out how you could make someone's day.
Featuring art on your profile page and in your journal
If you look around DA you'll see all sorts of different features on people's pages and in their journal - selections from people's recent favourites, thumbnails of work on a theme, collections of prints etc. This FAQ explains how to link to artists and their art in your journal, page and other places on the site: :faq81:
While it's cool to be able to show off the work that you love in such a public way don't get carried away - when writing feature- or thumb-based journals, do your best to ensure that they have
Tutorial: How to CritiqueChapter 1 - Who?
#UnCritic is a deviantART Group that stands for "Unofficial Critics." We offer a service for unsubscribed members of dA to give and receive critique, just like premium members already can.
Anyone can join the UnCritic community.
#UnCritic started as a community idea when the Groups Beta platform was publicly released. Originally known as #UnCritique (which has since been deleted as a group), the group had a rocky start, barely gaining ground at all. VBAadmin, the original and current Founder, decided to design a commentary template which still resides on our homepage today. With that done, he did the next logical thing: began critiquing. With our group's name plastered on every critique we posted, we soon began to become better known. Not too long af
One ButtonThe words stung right through my core. I never knew digitalized text could hurt so much until that moment. I couldn't move. The music I had playing on my iPod wasn't even heard as I just stared at the screen of my laptop.
That was a first for me. I knew everyone wasn't going to love me in my life, but I was a generally likeable person. Someone had just called me a half-hearted bitch, for the most stupid of reasons. Even though I knew the words weren't true, it still hurt.
I felt like crying. I ignored it for the moment, leaving it in my message inbox and just going about my other messages. Five minutes later, I had a new message. I never expected that first message would lead to something like this.
'Your art looks like a two year old threw up on scrap paper. You're nothing more than a scum-sucking, fake little princess bound for a shit covered gutter.'
The pain I felt inside hurt. I was never very confident in my art, but I was proud of it. It upset me that anyon
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This is not an anti-anything Group. This is a resource deviants now have available to help make the best of deviantART.
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