I'm in the tail end of a stint with common cold and being scatterbrained and idly curious, I'm compelled to see if status updates on DeviantArt work like on Facebook. That is, whether I'm able to use them to share preliminary work for commentary.
Some more context on my Facebook profile.
It's nice to have a private place where you can bounce ideas off similarly-minded people and generally be sociable but I've come to realize, as for other Web 2.0 modes of interaction in the past, that there's a risk of that becoming all you do. So after a year or so testing the likes of Facebook and Discord as chatting platforms I've decided Skype is the chosen one (for now at least) and it seems to me that the first chat group I've joined on there has an activity level I can keep up with.
So all invites to join chats elsewhere are preemptively declined (as are for other venues like forums and sundr
Let's see if I can summarize this ramble of mine on why I am turned away from most art contests into easily digestible points.
:bulletred: Always read the rules in detail. Overwhelmingly you'll find an item that says you relinquish your commercial rights pertaining to the submitted artwork or even all of them to the entity holding the contest just to participate.
:bulletred: All things being equal, a contest corresponds to a ballot where a "ticket" is something for which entrants likely worked hard for and yet only three of them at most get a one time payment, resulting, if that hasn't already happened, in the complete forfeiture of the win