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April 9, 2012


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McCreepy the Frog by shebid

Yes ladies and gents, this is what this group is about. Not just taking quality, but helping to FEATURE upcoming, always learning and improving artist as well.

I was so proud when I found this. I really hope many of you see now that a DD is not an award, it's a feature. It's something someone was inspired or felt something and wanted to share with many. :clap:

NOW!!! Back to business!

We've got most of the new moderators in, and we're cleaning up some last minuet details. We'll be opening the gallery again on tuesday!!!



Edit: Add to your faves so the whole of DA can maybe see this on the top 5 at the bottom. :D
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the message behind this journal -- I've been disgusted by the comment that people leave on DDs talking about how much they don't deserve it and treating it like it should be an award.

The only problem I have with this though is that it's coming from this group. I feel like so many submission are rejected on the basis that they're not good enough that it really goes against the idea of what this journal is promoting. The few pieces of art that tickle through really embody perfect and the elitist, and not little froggies like this.
Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
dA Can't see the group journals.
Axl-fox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"Yes ladies and gents, this is what this group is about. Not just taking quality, but helping to FEATURE upcoming"

OH REALLY? you brag about quality not being the main feature of a DD, yet this group seems to be biased in quality only, yet none of the works I put so much effort into (and as a side-note, are MUCH better than that frog) are ever accepted.
KeraRaven Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   General Artist
Please read the DD's comment description.

Again everyone see's art very differently and that's even a big possible in this group. Different is not just quality, but if it was a game, or event, what it means to the person, the time they took on it, and so forth.

I'm sorry you've never gotten one, but this piece was done eyes closed. It's different for many people on how they did the things they submit to DA. No one's is really more better then the others. It's a matter of perspective and likes and dislikes. :)
Axl-fox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YEEAAAH sorry but Im not buying that, there's a million of other people who draw stuff with eyes closed.

Again, this doesnt change the fact that this group is completely biased.
Paradoxigent Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I think I have figured it out why I am not improving. My artwork is always generic.

I haven't bothered submitting much anymore, mostly because I often became unrecognizable or critiqued extensively on how I do my artwork by people online and in real life. Through this, I possibly obtained the worst artist block I have ever had in my life. It literally stopped. I wasn't devoted anymore, seeing it as something I felt people wouldn't accept. Maybe I have to overlook this. Maybe I need to just go, not halt and ask directions, but just go, running that red light and doing my own work the way I want to. If I try to please people by adjusting to what they want to see, where's the progression?

...Whoever made this article, you made me inspired now! Thank you! :salute:
KeraRaven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012   General Artist
I'm glad your inspired. :) I hope to see great works come from you.
TimeDevoursALL Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What a great way to start some good old dArama.

I first say that one the now deceased ED as well. I had a good laugh but that's all. It didn't upset me in anyway. Yes, a DD is not an award but a feature. An award implies that there is something to be won. You don't win anything if you get a DD though some people like to think so :giggle: At the bare bones a DD is what a gallery mod (I'm sorry, CV) wanted to feature for one reason or another.

Personally, I'm more for quality works but I'm not about to bitch if I don't like a DD, unless it's blatant art theft which has sadly happened many times :stare:
TimeDevoursALL Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
* I first saw that one on the now deceased ED as well. :crying:
Barrocco Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a cute drawing, but is it not a fact it was by default it became a DD? What is the point of having it be a DD? I got nothing against the frog (I love frogs), but it seems rather a stubborn decision to keep it a DD if it was by default.
I get rather confused, if you don't mind explaining.

But I can get if it have been to make the users of devi realize that they were not in control of DD, that their words did not mater as a mater of fact only the one at the top could decide, and it was rather a one sided decision to put forth a person which art is great, but with a strange picture to make people fall of if they only looked at that picture, which does not really promote the artist, and which I though DD was about. If I saw this picture I would not really wish to see the other work of that artist, if that was the greatest skill, because I think a DD was about showing the best of a artist. Sorry if I have mistaken that.

It still eludes me to understand the decision.
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