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How To Give/Take Constructive Criticism
Heyo everyone!
I wanted to make a quick journal about this since it's kind of a vital part of being an artist, professional or amateur. We all need to know how to take criticism and how to give it, and I believe I know a bit about it, so why not share what I've learned, right?
Bottom line, don't be a Sith lord. Don't deal in absolutes. A comment on a piece of artwork saying "I hate this" or "this is awful" is not constructive, or any piece of real criticism. The same can be said for comments like "I love this!" or "this is awesome!" While that's lovely to hear, it does not contribute much to actual growth (but can be helpful for self esteem, haha).
If one wants to give real criticism or constructive advice, my advice is to take a moment and think about what you like or don't like about a piece. Compare it in your mind to another piece that may have done something better.
For example, if I were giving a quick critique of one of my own pieces, say, this one:
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An Honest Talk About DeviantART Eclipse
Hi there. My name is GrungeWerX
I've been a member of DeviantART for over 15 years. I've seen this website evolve dramatically since the early days. I've never complained. I've always remained optimistic and hopeful, because DeviantART has always striven to be the best it can be, while maintaining its individuality from other sites. After all, we are Deviants here, are we not? But as a beta tester of the new DeviantART Eclipse, I've felt compelled to share my honest thoughts to my friends and fans and hopefully the DeviantART community at large. I want to reach others who are genuinely concerned, perhaps even a little afraid, at the new changes, and hopefully share some thoughts and feelings they may be incapable of expressing for fear of being lumped into the category of whiners and complainers.
In an effort to keep this journal short, I'm going to omit quite a bit of personal thoughts and try to focus on the ones I think are the most relevant at the mom
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UPDATE: registration to be able to enter ends tonight at 10 pm central time! all mods are going to be too busy to keep it open past then besides confirming myos. you'll have until nov. 22nd to finish your myos though! past nov. 22nd the free myos won't be eligible anymore
To celebrate our reopening, we here at gellyco would like to announce the first free myo advent!
this only lasts from today up until the end of thanksgiving (12 am sharp) so nov. 19th - nov. 22nd
you dont have to be a first time owner to enter!
Your gelleggie cannot be based off of a character/person, fictional or non otherwise!
you may only use COMMON traits, as many as you want! just only common traits
you can only enter once
first off, share the advent! the more the merrier!  this can be done through statuses, journals, deviations, etc! just link this journal
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Remembering Stan Lee
Stan Lee is one of my comic book idols. I always felt a connection with him, partly because we share a last name. Though we aren't related by blood, I always liked to think we shared a love for comic books. Growing up as a comic book fan, his characters always resonated with me. I fell in love with She-Hulk, she was the reason I love muscular girls. I feel a deep sadness that he has passed, yet I can rest easier knowing that his characters and stories live on forever. Here are some of my favorite She-Hulk commissions from the last few years. Thank you, Stan, and Excelsior!

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Feature #46 Bright and colorful
Hey all!
Today is 20th of November and it's time to publish beautiful works that you shared on the dA forum.
Theme for the current week: "Portraits with flowers and plants":
If you want to thank me, I'll be very happy if you
give me a Llama  or 1 point Points  for my donation pool Meow :3 
Have a great day!

Spring maiden by GlauxBryonia
Pelican2 by Rexdoog
The Office by EverydayHeroGSH
Environment Concept Art for Side Quest by Mikomics
Yuuni in Action! by RCSR-art
Sally by PegaNeko
Ayediahs secret place (Contest Entry - 2nd Place) by LacrimareObscura
Running Grey Fox That's not-so-gray by funstorytime127
Neighborhood by jemenik
Utaku Ji-Yun Xp by MarioWibisono
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Mortal Kombat vs. Capcom Universe (My Ideas)
Although I have no plans for this crossover, I haven't ruled out the possibility of it happening. In fact, this idea is inspired by :icongenius-spirit: version. Anyways, here are the rivalries.
Scorpion vs. Bishamon
Sub-Zero vs. Mega Man X
Liu Kang vs. Ryu
Raiden vs. Asura
Kano vs. Mack the Knife
Johnny Cage vs. Frank West
Sonya Blade vs. Regina
Goro vs. Mike Haggar
Shang Tsung vs. Albert Wesker
Jax vs. Nathan Spencer
Kung Lao vs. Ken Masters
Kitana vs. Vanessa Z. Schneider
Mileena vs. Juri Han
Baraka vs. Date Masamune
Reptile vs. SonSon
Kintaro vs. Sagat
Stryker vs. Chris Redfield
Kabal vs. El Fuerte
Cyrax vs. Edward Falcon
Sektor vs. Sigma
Ermac vs. Anakaris
Smoke vs. Dante
Rain vs. Rikuo
Nightwolf vs. T. Hawk
Sindel vs. Ruby Heart
Sheeva vs. Magna Centipede
Jade vs. Felicia
Noob Saibot vs. Hsien-Ko
Motaro vs. Monster Hunter
Chameleon vs. Seth
Khameleon vs. Kasuga
Quan Chi vs. Jedah Dohma
Shinnok vs. Nobunaga Oda
Sareena vs. Trish
Fujin vs. Gene
Kai vs. Dee Jay
Jarek vs. Cody
Tanya v
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Friends 4 life second part

Frog Pond by Shirley-Agnew-Art
Gratitude by awesome43
Last years birthday present by kayak-bun
Dolce Candy by seresere
Books by anacraftsandarts
Pink Hydrangea by Gryffgirl
Casper by adampanak
Candles by Bonaparte1700
Fire Salamander! by GayMetal
Hive's Explanation by daywalker-designs
Siroptimist 2 by Applemac12
The Lion. North Italy by jennystokes
Eve by Trippy4U
Mothership by GBLXVIII
Elias Howe by davincipoppalag
Belgian dessert with hot Chocolate 5 by AnnaZLove
Rare Snow In Izmir 3. by bigzoso
Jason Boogies by BradStine13
Sheep 01 by Scheron
Butterfly Model by Purplemoonbeam
Brandon The Dark Angel A Gift by 109Renae
Witches Party by vanndra
Obstacle Assessment by CapscesDigitalInk
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The reasons why i block Ikogames777 and more
lkogames777 also know mikah2008 the first he was joined DA and stole my artworks as his profile I already reported and gone he stole my pic. 
The reasons why i block him because
1.He was stole my artworks for the first his accout DA mikah2008 i already put on his profile to tell delete my artworks but he didn't noticed what i said and not anything. So i reported about issues and it's gone.
2. He make new account DA slushie2004 which is he keep spamming on my profile DA and i already TOLD! him to stop spamming me. I was very angry and i can't calm myself he won't listen to me i blocked it! 
3. I thought everything is done i blocked him but he make another account DA mikahwahobin66 which is he asked me to draw his OC but no! I don't make free request art unless if he asked Art Trade or Point Commissions that's better. He asked me want friend with but i refuse because his grammar i don't understand and i am afraid he will do agai
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Ask OC Thingy: Action Doll
I was tagged by Nobody, I choose Action Doll.
1.) What is your name?
Sarah Powers, though the kids call me mom, I've been called a Soccer MILF but my superhero name is "Action Doll".
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
Yes, it is linked to my family and how I got my powers.
3.) Are you single or taken?
I'm married to a wonderful loving man who has been turned into an obsessive/compulsive magic woman who is rarely home. 
4.) Any Abilities or powers?
I can reduce my size down to about three inches or up to about twelve feet, I can also reduce or increase my weight from a few ounces to nearly a ton. My mind is magically shielded and my libido is three sizes too big.
6.) What is your eye color?
Blue sometimes, but usually hazel brown.
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World mourns loss of Doctor Who X-Mas Special
Mini Tardis crying fella (Reactions) Speech Bubble - Left speaker 1 Yeah . . no kidding (sob)Speech Bubble - Left speaker 2 

Doctor Who Poop YouTube Channel

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- - - DOCTOR WHO ONE - - -
- One OBSESSED Whovian -
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Friendship Collab
I really want to pass this drama beside us and want to bring back the good ol' times.
So, I want invite these people for a special collab
Make your OC in Any thing you want it wear. But it has to be an OC sticker or just a grey background.
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Christmas Card Event - How it works!
I have done this last year already and the process is pretty similar to last time, but I wanted to sum this up again to make sure I won’t leave nobody confused.^^
I will be sending out Christmas Cards to ALL Patrons this year!
Here’s how it works:
1. Become a Patron before Dec 1st. The amount you pledge doesn’t matter, so even 1$ will be enough! (Even though higher pledge are always appreciated of course) –> Link to my Patreon 
2. I will contact you on Patreon and ask which card you would like and of course, your address, so I can actually send it physically t
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poetry 29 /naked soul/

i don`t care
when you stare so long
in that side of me, 
but that`s not all my reality 
I`m proud of my clear thoughts
and naked soul...
you can`t turn your eyes 
you can`t move your chair 
you stare in my pubic hair 
photomanip by
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Black Sparkle 2 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Black Sparkle 1  
Hello, hello boys and girls! Here's a greeting from the ZomBAB-Laboratory!
It has been a year since the group was founded and we've come a long way since last year - a lot of hardships and challenges were thrown in our way but we still managed to get here! Even if by little - our family is growing!
-F2U- Purple Star Bullet We're very happy to announce that we're officially getting a series!-F2U- Purple Star Bullet
Originally, the ZomBAB CS started as a whim from zombie aesthetics but after the addition of Dr. An and Nem's character, we decided to create a more in-depth story line and verse to immerse into and make the specie meaningful and interactive. Worry not about copyright-related stuff though, the adopts you bought will not be
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Digimon Omegaverse
A few details I get to reveal about my Digimon Omegaverse. I recently got a few good suggestions from Subject-Theta. I am not going to spoil all of the suggestions that I will be adapting in this universe, but I can tell a few things about this Digimon universe.
-The Digimon 01, 02, Savers, and Tamers squad are active more or less at the same time. While they each have their own fair share of enemies to fight, they on occassion meet to deal with common threats.
-The 02 Digimon don't need to DNA digivolve to achieve their Ultimate and Mega forms and Digivolve all in their own unique Ultimate and Mega forms.
-Gatomon's Mega form is Ophanimon, not Magnadramon.
-Lalamon from Savers has Lotosmon as a Megaform since Rosemon will be Palmon's Mega Form.
-The Frontier, Fusion and Appli Monsters don't get adapted in this universe, but some of the characters, or at least different incarnations of some more iconic Digimon from those series, will appaer in different roles.
-The Seven Demon Lords (D
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NDS Monthly and Daily RNG show
NDS has decided to open up Monthly and Daily RNG shows for everyone to enter! These shows include both Western and English classes. 
The host may enter
all breeds, whether fantasy or realistic are allowed
All types of art are allowed. Headshots, Fullbodys, sketches, etc. 
re-used/premade lines as well as commissioned work is allowed 
if you would like an event added, just let me know!
headshot sheets are allowed
Comment with your entries
even though only 5 openings are shown in each class, more than 5 entries can be made per class
for the daily show, placing will be RNGed 1-5
A horse may only enter one class once (only applies to monthly show) 
include the horse’s name in the title 
Please list the link to the show, link to the horse, and what class you are entering in the description of your entries 
You can NOT enter shows that have been entered in other shows
Appropriate tack must be shown for all entries but riders are not neede
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A small feature from my favs
All these have less than 100 favs. Please show them how beautiful their photography is :)
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art help needed (boring/rant journal)
* featuring all comments with advices; i'm sorry if i don't reply to every one of you, but i'm reading them all and i wanted to ay thank you for dealing with me.
it's uplifting and warms my chest; you guys are the most supportive beings i've ever met and i'm thankful for the time you're putting into your comments. it means a ton to me.
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In these whole ass 6 months i tried to avoid making vent/rant journals even if i was literally on the verge of killing myself because i preferred to keep things for me - and i will keep things for myself, but not the art-related ones.
This whole period has been kicking me down so much i started to feel down again with the only thing i wasn't hating about myself: art. Art is my only way to express myself, phisically and emotionally. My characters, my pics, are pieces of my everyday life put into pixels and there's nothing that can make me happier than art - i only think about art, art, art: what i could draw, which c
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Thanksgiving - DeviantArt Style!!!
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
--Eckhart Tolle

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” 
― Epicurus

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” 
― A.A. Milne

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Appreciation is a w
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Third Annual Welma H. Memorial Show
Welcome to the Welma H. Annual Memorial show!
STARTS:  November 29th, 2018
ENDS: March 28th, 2019
Pre-Register Deadline:  March 27th 2019
Extension?: No, this show was meant to run until her birthday (March 28th), I apologize
:alert: ~We will start accepting Registrants 11/19/18~:alert: 
Third Annual Welma H. Memorial Show Entries
Even though I am currently Inactive over here I will still be hosting my yearly show in honor of my mother
The Story:
What can I say? Let's start from the beginning. We didn't have long after we found out. at first, she was tired often, going to bed after work and making dinner we all thought nothing of it. being a nurse is tiring after all. she was at work and I think she was having shortness of breath and maybe eve
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Black Friday Commission Sale [OPEN]
We decided to join in on all the sales going on. Everything will be 20% off but if you get a second image it will be 50% off.

Icon sale prices

Chibi Discount Prices
{CM: Half Body Sketch Couple} Suzume and Hanzo by ForgottenMasks
Faint Of Hearts2 by ForgottenMasks
Regular Discount Price
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Volume 2 Whos Better Awards
WELCOME TO THE VOLUME 2 WHO’S BETTER AWARDS! This is where Volume 2 comes to an end and we move onto Volume 3. But not before we honor the 58 characters that graced us in Volume 2 by giving awards to the best of the best. There will be 20 categories and there will only be 1 double winner and 1 tie if I choose to have those. There will be 10 nominees per category. Before we begin, let’s give a round of applause for all of my collab partners who helped me make these debates feel more alive.
Bare in mind, I didn’t list the people from Volume 1 who didn’t come back only because we’re focusing on 1 Volume at a time. You can see the Volume 1 Awards here 
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