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Welcome to ProjectComment!

We encourage every artist and commenter, regardless of art or skill, to give and get constructive comments through our projects. Each project (featured below) has its own guidelines and take place in our Journals. If you believe in our mission, support us and comment, comment, comment! :heart:

Comment Tag ~ Tag, you're it! Every comment given is a comment received.

Gallery at a Glance ~ Lost on your artistic journey? Want a fresh pair of eyes? Give and get comments about our galleries of art.

Comment War! ~ Designed to give you quality feedback.

If you would like to submit to our Gallery...
★ Please give a constructive comment on deviation(s) in these folders:
★ Let the artist know how you found their deviation and why you are commenting!
★ Link us to the deviation(s) you commented on here or here (private) so we know!

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Visual Guide to ProjectComment by 3wyl ProjectComment InformationProjectComment has been an active group since 2009 to give you the constructive comments you deserve!
We have many projects that encourage our awesome members to give comments and get comments. These projects involve workshops, features, chat events, contests and, more importantly, systems that rely on interchange, inclusion and interaction.
To both give and get comments is no easy task, but, with the many projects that we have here, we hope that you find something that works best for you. If not, why not make a suggestion by noting us?
Additionally, if you have any questions or anything else at all, please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:
Our Values
Our awesome admins and members give comments and get comments with the following values in mind:
Interchange
…to restore balance – comment for comment, positive and negative, give and take.
Inclusion
…to accept all


Make Mistakes! We're Happy to Help!

To both give and get comments is no easy task, but, with the many projects that we have here, we hope that you find something that works best for you. If not, why not make a suggestion by noting us?

Additionally, if you have any questions or anything else at all, please do not hesitate to contact us! :la:


More Exposure

Past Articles:
{#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12 , #13, #14, #15, #16, #17 }

More Exposure #18

January

'tis I, the Pansexual Panda! by YooItsGooms
Winter in the Arctic by Fragilance
Glass Cup w/ Ice Cube by JesterKatz
Depression by Kawaii-SoupBowl
Comic Characters: How Time Goes By by RazTheSphinx
Osomatsu Matsuno by FruitTartz

Mature Content

Noosfire Fenghuang by Kullervonsota

Chibi - Chris Sketch by WolfieDonnell
Background picture by lloyd190
Yuno by Dangaso

Submit your deviations to our More Exposure folder for more exposure on our front page and a featured news article!
:pointr: Submission limit: 5/week

Consider commenting on these pieces as you may discover new favorite artists!

Gallery Folders

Featured
Visual Guide to ProjectComment by 3wyl
Give and Get 1 Comment, 6-7 Lines
Be A Doll by RealNation
Zinnias! by orpheus14
The visitor by Jejejijo
White rose by Caro-Chipher
Give and Get 2 Comments, 6-7 Lines
Sinal by EstelleHasse
River Sword by VoiceInForestShadow

Mature Content

Application of Decorative Paint by VoiceInForestShadow
Waking Dreams by VoiceInForestShadow
Give and Get 1 Comment, 7+ Lines
DUST Page 14 by Carolina22
.:Sleep:. by LillianCloudwing
She was Light and He was Darkness by LillianCloudwing

Mature Content

Virtuous Heart Devoured by VoiceInForestShadow
Give and Get 2 Comments, 7+ Lines
Poker Buddies by DoubleDandE
Dinosaur Kid by DoubleDandE
Halloween Cat by VoiceInForestShadow
Two Princes by ZtheSOI
Comment Support Group
Emoticons
:constructive: by a-kid-at-heart
Lil'comment by Amarantheans
Constructivecomment by Amarantheans
:Constructive: by stuck-in-suburbia
Other Submissions
Snowy Merry Christmas by DivviviaOlexiusG
Spaaaaace!!! by SingingByTheOcean111
Ryu-sei by Dracocanust
Gin from Hotarubi no Mori e by Blue-F-Phoenix
Past Shorter, 1 Comment
I'm so sorry by CSEmber
Dragon Elena by biaspace13
Trico by Istrandar
Desert Nomad by Cerebro-IV
Past Longer, 1 Comment
Happy new year everyone ! by kaya---chan
Base Color WIP - Rikka Wicked Lord Shingan ver. by return-null
Water Wolves_Prologue P7 by LuckyStarhun
Luke by Three-MustangStables
Past Shorter, 2 Comments
Dance To The Colours Of Sunrise by HoshiNoDestiny
Past Longer, 2 Comments
Commission: Jane finds the Fountain of Youth 1 by EduartBoudewijn
Past Submissions - 2016
Crossbow Taser by Charlene-Art
Past Submissions - Prior 2016
FREE dA logo Avatar by SirCassie

Collections

More Exposure

Mature Content

Cutie in the storm #2 by wgsoup

Mature Content

Mature Content

Comment Guides
Questions Answered
Comment Memes
Past No Constructive Comments
Inspiration by Skaidk
Unlikely Brotherhood by fireytika
Drawtober Day2: It's Our Fault...(ExceptionalJedi) by WindySilver
Don't You Dare Forget The Sun by Askjar
Past More Exposure
Background picture by lloyd190
Comic Characters: How Time Goes By by RazTheSphinx
Osomatsu Matsuno by FruitTartz

Mature Content

Noosfire Fenghuang by Kullervonsota
Comment and Art Contest - dAhub and PComment
Because 'Black and White' Is So Mainstream by Tuntalm
Plum Blossom Bells by lDestiny
Lotuseaters by MoonFey
OC: Alexander Asmaroth [Dark Angel] by xXSerena-CrosseXx

Which of these would you prefer the most? 

36%
196 deviants said Create new artwork to get feedback on that.
28%
153 deviants said Get long comments on existing, completed artwork (more improvement)
26%
138 deviants said Get short comments on existing, completed artwork (more exposure)
10%
53 deviants said Get comments on works-in-progress.
ProjectComment is a group that provides Guaranteed & Constructive comments for the DeviantArt community. Our mission is to encourage the development of a culture of exchanging constructive comments within the DeviantArt community, for the benefit of all its members!

As many of our members have discovered, there is great opportunity for improvement in both giving and receiving comments! This feature will spotlight a few of the amazing members of ProjectComment for an entire month: every week they will answer a different question to showcase their experience with giving and receiving comments and how that has improved their experiences as artists and in the DeviantArt community in general. :heart:

Check out Comments Received and Comments Given!


How can ProjectComment members improve the feedback they give?


:iconace1999: ~ Ace1999
I really like it when I get feedback with soft and carefree language; like the comment from 1). It makes me feel like I've got a friend helping me get better, and that is always nice!

A lot of people refrain from using emojis and such because it doesn't look "professional" , but it honestly makes criticism feel a lot kinder <3


:iconailithir: ~ Ailithir
Lots of people said this already, but far more people still ignore the fact that an harsh truth is always better than keeping silent about something: even if you're polite in your way of expressing yourself, some things are bound to sound unpleasant to the ears of who's receiving the critique, especially so if the receiver lacks any significant previous confrontation (and this is true for more experienced people as well since, after all, it's normal to be protective of our own works and standings); still avoiding to point out a mistake -big or small as it might be- or straight out saying that something sucks (and why it does, it's important to back up your claims) when necessary for the fear of being too harsh, sounding pretentious or of hurting someone else's feelings will never help people to grow in the long run.

And even if you lack the fancy words or deep understanding needed to explain why something is wrong, if it feels wrong -especially when anatomy, lightning or perspective are involved-, chances are that you're right since they're things we all experience just by being alive and are rooted in our brains, so in this case, it might be useful to make use of the powerful tool that is the internet to redirect to an external source that holds the answers and examples that you're lacking.


:iconfluoroid: ~ fluoroid
I feel like the mission of Project Comment is a fantastic one. Most people put a lot of time and consideration into their art, and it's great to recognize their efforts. While I highly encourage pointing out the good in pieces, I find the most helpful comments aren't simply praise, but include suggestions of improvement as well.

As most art isn't perfect, the artist can usually benefit from corrective feedback. I find this, coupled with highlights of the artist's strengths is one of the best ways to give constructive feedback.


:iconmatarioshka: ~ matarioshka
They can improve the feedback with telling how they FEEL about the current artwork,trying to be positive (some people are just incredibly dry IMHO), and of course to point out advantages AND disadvantages. Voila! There we have it! A recipe to cook a perfect comment! In my opinion..
If it would be between personal experience or more general, I´d take a personal. Because easy commenting doesn´t always improve your commenting skill!

When you pick up something harder you will think and use your brain very hard :) It´s good for you. For me. For us.


:iconrainbow000pegasus: ~ rainbow000pegasus
Well, for one, they should stop giving ridiculously short comments that just state the general things. "Hands look awkward", "fingers too stiff", "eyes are uneven" or simply using 1-4 lines for narrating on how the image looks. I know how it looks, thanks, but I'd rather know my weak points. Next, the featured hall of comments in the group might help, as it contains a lot of amazing comments. They should expand on their points and not only list the bad things, but also talk on what they like and how to improve it- pointing out mistakes without a solution is pointless when you're commenting to a lazy person like me who wouldn't search the solutions themselves...

One way to improve once and for all is to have the initiative to actually comment and not just for the thought to receive another in return.


:iconzitruseis: ~ Zitruseis
As I already said, many comments I get are already near perfect. I think the most important thing is to keep them "balanced" - pointing out both the strong points and the things that could be improved and also going into some detail explaining them. The first is important, because the effort an artist put in a picture should be recognized. Getting only criticism - even if it's well-meaning - can be quite discouraging, especially for young artists or those with low self-esteem.
On the other hand, only receiving praise might be flattering, but it doesn't help an artist to improve. Pointing out flaws the artist might have overlooked can be quite a blessing for future works. I usually try to search for at least 2 points on both sides and go into some detailed explanation, that works pretty well for me.

Another thing I'd like to see more often is analysis of the themes in a piece. Commenters often stick to commenting on the technical side and that's completely fine. But reading a personal interpretation of what's going on in a picture can be very interesting and gives the comment a more personal touch, too.


Commenter Bios and Art


Ace1999 - I am a 17 year old artist with a heart for musicals and Disney villains. Up until recently I've been self taught, but my past years as an art student have truly opened a whole new world to me.



Ailithir - I'm an Italian guy that has always loved to create worlds and tell stories; I grew up in a pretty strict environment so at times I sound more severe than what I intend to, still, I think to be pretty tame and genuinely like to help where I can.



fluoroid - Currently I'm primarily focusing on being a comic artist, and while I have had a few formal classes, I'm mostly self taught with respects to drawing and digital painting. I love learning about anything and everything, and finding ways to use that knowledge in my comics and art is one of the things I enjoy the most.



matarioshka - I´m a crazy & ambitious artist. Hobbyist. Made in USSR, Lived in Lithuania, dumped LT for Argentina, now I live in ARG with my Boyfriend. I´m 27. Not married. I dream to have a good job, or to open my own business. And ofcourse to have some project with the great V. How could I forget about them? How could I?!..

Presenting Demolady Fix by matarioshka Marilyn Critrawkets: Out of the kitchen! Part1Part 1. A BIG MISTAKE
Evening, a very beautiful, long haired ash-blond woman wearing starred-striped underwear started a custom made motorcycle.
What appears to be an American Chopper has a strong engine with a specific sound. It was Harley Davidson engine. The woman drives through the small streets of the city like crazy, she appears to be enthusiastic with her ride. She was both crazy and in rage.
You can see she have been wounded, but not seriously.
While riding her bike she kicks a garbage container, some garbage bags, and empty boxes on her way, stray dogs start to bark while chasing her.
She takes a ferry and feels a bit sad that her hippie-friends decided to stay in the city.
The woman looks very lonely while watching the beautiful city becoming farther away.
It was already getting dark and the blonde stayed in the hotel. She went to the bar to grab a drink or two. Before she have gone to the parties with her friend, and she have tried different alcoholic beverages, but this tim
TF2 female poster 2 by matarioshka


rainbow000pegasus - has started art since a young age. She has a passion for art and literature. Some of her personal favourite fandoms are Gyakuten Saiban and Cardfight!! Vanguard.

[COM] Cute Witch by rainbow000pegasus [SSE] Lead the Way by rainbow000pegasus HoO: Nico di Angelo x Reader: Today's Embrace
   One week. You've been stalking him for one week.
    It seems wrong, but you were utterly obsessed. Since his return and defeating defeating Gaea, you were always watching him.
    He was always with Hazel.
    You couldn't help being envious.
    You were his guardian after all...

    You looked at him as he was looking far out at the road downhill, where a bus cruised along. His half-sister was there, Hazel was leaving him.
    You weren't looking at the bus. A wind swept across the tranquil air, sun lighting Nico's dark clothes and hair. The setting sun was a beautiful sight from the hill, but not when you're too interested in Nico.
    "Who are you?"
    You blinked. It took you a moment to realise that he was addressing you.
    "I notice you, I'm not dumb. Why are you stalking me?"
    You were immersed in his ch


Zitruseis - I'm a self-taught artist from Germany. I think I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pen, but it's only been for a bit more than two years that I've actually started considering myself an artist. I'm always striving for improvement, probably owing to my perfectionist nature. In my day-to-day life, I'm studying social sciences and I'm hoping to become a professor of sociology and a scientist one day. I have a wide range of interests, including psychology, philosophy, storytelling, video games, writing and cooking among others. I also love rabbits!



How To Nominate


We are always looking for nominations of deviants who you think should be featured! Note astarayel with the subject "Nomination" and the following information:

 :star: Name of Deviant

 :star: Link to their exceptional comments. (This is great way to give back to a user who has given you fantastic feedback!)

You can suggest anyone and everyone at any time and include as many nominations as you want in one note. All nominations will be taken into consideration--if your nomination isn't featured immediately, it may still be featured in a future news article!

astarayel, posting on behalf of ProjectComment

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glitcher Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Professional Digital Artist
For the love of God, stop inviting me to join your damn group! I get the same automated message every time I write a critique, and it's getting really old. It asks not to publicly decline your invitation, but since you won't respect my wishes, I'm not respecting yours. Read my lips: I'M. NOT. JOINING!
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LunarSnow7 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Student Writer
I really want to have people comment more on my art, and tell me how I'm doing or how I can improve, but according to the rules of this group, I have to pretty much give a critique before I'm allowed to put my art here. I'm not the kind of guy that just gives critical analysis to everything. Oh, well.
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InoueOKaito Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the invitation haha but how'd you find me??

I just gave someone one critique haha...

anyways I'm an honest person who's not afraid of harsh truth~
  for truth is what my eyes see not my heart

sensitive people are weak if they are hurt by critiques they request~
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w9lh9f3 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Thank you for accepting me. But I am (relatively) new here, and there is a LOT I do not yet understand. For starters, what am I supposed to do with "Llama Badges" people give me?
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TheMarioBro2016 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me into this group. I appreciate it.
Thank you.
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