Why Comment in the First Place?Many people ask themselves (sometimes on a daily basis) why they should comment on a piece of work. Whether it's just a deviation that pops up into our message centres or a deviation on deviantART's home page, what makes us decide whether we should, or even want to, comment on that piece?Why Comment in the First Place? by 3wyl
Why do we bother? Or more importantly, why dont we bother?
This guide explores the thoughts that we may have, the excuses we make, and, hopefully, a few thoughts to encourage you to comment, not just with a few words and that's it, but to really give a fellow artist a constructive comment that they deserve... that we deserve.
What is mentioned below is by no means accurate or complete and it does not apply to everyone. It was written by ProjectComment as a Group, by deviants, for deviants and we sincerely hope you enjoy reading this.
A massive thank you to annajordanart, catadescour, katdesignstudio, Jenniej92 and xblackxbloodxcellx who all contributed in the maki
A Guide on (Offending) CommentsThis guide will, hopefully, tackle the issues of how to show the disadvantages of a piece to an artist without turning them down, how to handle comments received, no matter how good or bad they are, and how to reply to the comments received, particularly if you dont understand or you are bothered, which may lead to unnecessary drama.A Guide on (Offending) Comments by 3wyl
How to show the disadvantages of a piece without turning the artist down (and making them feel worthless)
We all have our own perspectives, and so we all interpret things and, most importantly, comments differently. If Person A wrote a comment and thought they sounded quite calm, Person B could take the comment and perceive it as Person A attacking them.
One way to show the disadvantages of a piece is by reducing the accusing and insulting tone by introducing words such as "maybe/might", "perhaps", "I think", "could be", which softens the overall tone and make you sound less blunt and "in your face".
RapeI would like to address a disturbing trend Ive seen in stories posted online.Rape by JZLobo
That is, the proclivity of rape (or sexual molestation) in stories.
Rape is not edgy. Rape is not dark or cool. Rape is not a clever way to allow your character to have sex without making them seem slutty. Rape does not make your character more interesting, or stronger, or weaker, or whatever the disturbing line of reasoning behind a poor concept for a story.
It is a horrible, heinous violation of both the mind and body. People do not suffer through it and then go on to live out the rest of their lives happily ever after. It can take months, if not years, for a person to recover from such a trauma if they ever do at all.
To portray rape in such a cavalier way is not only dangerous, but offensive to real victims. To even try is playing with fire. Victims dont want to read about it, they dont want to see characters
I'm Alch. I'm an artist. Most of the time at least! At least when I'm not nerding out.|
I don't bite. Usually.
And I do commissions! You can find them here!
Commissions! (Still Open!)Well, thought I'd open up commissions. Just because now I don't think I'm too afraid to have it, and because I got a good enough portfolio of pieces to show the various options.