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ProjectComment presents the community of deviantART a project that will question what it really means to be a commenter, an artist, a member of deviantART. All of these challenges relate to commenting in some shape or form, and we sincerely encourage everyone to take part! :la:

You do not have to be brilliant at writing comments and we are not asking you to perform miraculous feats. We are just looking for people willing to make a difference. It is all too easy to receive constructive comments, but giving them is equally, if not more, rewarding.



Each week, a challenge is set with the deviations of those who participated in the previous week featured in a news article. Many thanks to OHiNeedTea, CameronKobe, Wyntry, StudioIJB, RetSamys for participating in Week 13!

Quakes    The only thing telling me I wasn’t dead was the hand that reached into the cage and caressed my sun-burnt skin. Cool droplets of rain kissed my back as I lay face down on the hard ground. With every breath I sucked up more dirt; my throat was painfully dry and my chest ached to collapse. But I didn’t have the energy to sit, or even roll my head to the side.
    “What’s wrong with that one? Why is he taking up an entire pen?” The voice was rough and agitated but I couldn’t bring myself to look up.
    “He’s sick, sir.” A pause. “He drank from a river on the way over. I didn’t want him to but he was wea--”
    “You let them drink downstream?” There was a sharp sound like wood against skin, accompanied by a yelp. “Are you going to give me back what I paid for them? Are you?”
    “Please
Another Kirk drawing by CameronKobe Request:Kangaboxernaut with Surfboard in Space by Wyntry Flare in hand by StudioIJB GHI Ghastly Alphabet by RetSamys



Participate in this week's comment challenge…


Constructively comment on two digital art pieces.

:icondorkdanceplz:



Guidelines

:bulletblue: Once you have commented, link us to your comment in a reply to this article!
:bulletblue: The comment must be newly submitted to deviantART from today's date.
:bulletblue: Please try to include something along the lines of: "Commented on behalf of ProjectComment's 52 Week Comment Challenge" in your comment!
:bulletblue: Feel free to follow our guide on How to Comment - Pointers and Examples. If you are struggling with the concept of a constructive comment, this should help!
:bulletblue: You may do this challenge as many times as you want!

:star: Those who complete the challenge successfully will be featured in a news article, and the one who completes the most challenges successfully will win themselves a 12 Month Premium Membership. There will also be :points: given to the best efforts!

Have Fun! :love:
A new round of the Comment Tag Game! You can find the previous one here along with all of the previous participants' comments.


Do you ever feel like people are only commenting on the first piece they see? Would you like more people to actually look through your gallery? Are you willing to take a look at another deviant's gallery? Then join us for a round of Comment Tag!

Information

:bulletblue: Here is how it works:

Each TagLine will be 7 players long and will have a requirement to start with (for example, "blue") so the first player in the line knows what they are looking for.

:bulletblue: How does a player tag?

Player 1 goes through Player 2's gallery looking for an artwork or literature piece that has something with the starting requirement in it.

Player 1 leaves a comment on the deviation and puts "TAG!" at the bottom of the comment with a new requirement. This is the signal for Player 2 to look through Player 3's gallery for something with the new requirement in it.

Player 2 then comments and leaves a new requirement for player 3.

This goes on all the way through the 7 players. Player 7 leaves a comment for Player 1 and thus completes the TagLine.


Additional Notes:

:bulletblue: Post your TAG (new requirement) as well as the link to the deviation you commented on in the comments on this blog.
FAQ #14: How do I create a link to a specific comment?

:bulletblue: Please try to do your tag within 3 days, or at least notify the next in line if there are delays.

:bulletblue: Please keep requirements broad and general so that players have a better chance at finding something to comment on. (examples: Blue rather than royal blue. Dress, rather than polkadot dress. Flower instead of Sunflower.)


So what are you waiting for? Just reply to this blog to sign up! :la:

Feel free to ask any questions as well!

FAQ
  • What if you can't find the requirement? Then comment on a random piece and tag the player... the point is that you at least put an effort into looking for the requirement.
  • Can we sign up for more than one TagLine? YES! You have to leave a separate comment each time you want to play again, so that I have an accurate count. It's first come first serve for each TagLine.
  • What do we do if we are the last in line? Find your requirement in player 1's gallery and leave a comment as usual. Instead of tagging the next player, when you comment here with a link to the deviation, please add a Tag and I will use it to begin another line :)

:bulletblue::bulletred::bulletpurple:TAGLINES:bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletorange:

Please make sure that comments are as constructive as possible.

Please also note that it may take a while to get to you in the line...we just ask that you do your tag when it's your turn within three days. Thanks!

Happy tagging everyone! :la:


:pointr: TAGLINE #1: :pointl: Animal
1. DTKinetic Motion: comments.deviantart.com/1/4342…
2. DanielleIvanova Music: danielleivanova.deviantart.com…
3. AKira1189 Beauty: comments.deviantart.com/1/4454…
4. StudioIJB Dismal: comments.deviantart.com/1/4439…
5. Ametystical
6. dviouslecunning
7. Nahemia

:pointr: TAGLINE #2: :pointl: Monochrome
1. Fukur0u
2. phoeteli Space: comments.deviantart.com/1/4286…
3. Meorow Colourful: comments.deviantart.com/1/4342…
4. lu--24 Together: comments.deviantart.com/1/3530…
5. Wyntry Geometric: comments.deviantart.com/1/3809…

:pointr: TAGLINE #3: :pointl:
1. RetSamys
2. Peacock17512
ProjectComment is a Group that provides Guaranteed & Constructive comments for the deviantART community.

In order to support those efforts, we encourage dedicated users to give comments too. For those who are critics, artists, or just helpful in the community, we now offer something in return for all that you do - be it helping the participants of ProjectComment, or the group itself!

This weekly article focuses on the amazing deviants in the deviantART community, who have given fantastic comments, through excerpts of those comments, artwork by the deviants themselves, and much more! Your support in :+fav: the article would be much appreciated. :heart:



Spotlight Commenters

These commenters are determined by you through Nominations (read below for more information). Each month, we will be selecting a couple of amazing commenters based on the comments we have seen in our gallery submissions and elsewhere on deviantART. Anyone on deviantART is applicable for this feature!

:iconmoosewingz:, moosewingz, Varied | Hobbyist
Commented on Prince by BingBoo.

Prince by BingBoo
"Prince's face is good, although his eyebrows are a bit uneven/wonky from each other. Also, people's eyebrows are very rarely so close to straight lines - maybe in future you could try to make the eyebrow follow the brow line more (the lower ridge of the forehead, over the eyes). I really like the eyes - so full of colour and light and expression! - but I think his right eye (to the left as we look at it) is maybe positioned too far over, while the iris/pupil are too close to his nose. His expression is really good (so melancholy!) but is in danger of going cross-eyed if one of his eyes had been pointing ever so slightly closer in towards his nose. Does that make sense? I do think it's a bit unusual that his lower lashes are catching my eye more than the upper ones; this isn't impossible, and could also be a style choice of course, and they are more in the light than the upper lashes that are cast into the shadow of his hair. [...]"

Here is a selection of art created by moosewingz.
To Find Where I Belong by moosewingz  Bend Towards The SunThe first time Peter comes into work to find flowers on his desk, he blinks once, sniffs them cautiously, and glances around the office.
Joanne, the pretty young brunette working on typescripts a few desks over appears to be giggling into her tea and shooting him sidelong looks. Deciding that that probably solves the mystery, Peter smirks in her direction (which elicits another titter) and throws his coat over the back of his chair, ready to work.
*
The second time it happens is exactly one week later, by which time Joanne has taken to spending her evenings with that stocky blonde fellow who drives Mr Haydon around. She's not above sending Peter the odd hooded gaze over her typewriter - especially when he wears his silk-backed waistcoat - but unless Peter's seriously losing his edge, they're both well aware that it's just playing.
Peter sets his briefcase down on his desk and picks up the small bunch of yellow germinis, inhaling gently. He's fairly certain this isn't some convoluted pl
TCP_36_title by moosewingz
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:icondierat:, dierat, Digital Art, Artist
Commented on The Ice Ray by Glaiceana.

The Ice Ray by Glaiceana
"Another area that I think the image could be improved in is the value hierarchy - that is, what different tonal values you have going on in the image and how they're organized. The creature is obviously the primary focal point, but it has lower contrast than some of the less important elements in the image, specifically the moon and the icebergs. It's a pretty dark image because of the black night sky, so you want the subject to have lighter values that make it really stand out in that environment. I know ice is white, but since this is a night scene, I don't think they would appear to be pure white, so you could darken them a bit to allow them to recede in terms of space and importance.[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by dierat.
Whisper study by dierat meditation study by dierat White Dragon by dierat
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:iconoperia:, Operia, Varied, Hobbyist
Commented on Noriyasu Dragon by StudioIJB.

Noriyasu+Dragon by StudioIJB
"Now, you mentioned you wanted me to touch on the expression of their personality in the piece. Because, as I said, I don't know their personalities, I'll be making my judgments purely on what the image itself presents me with. In terms of emotions, the piece feels a little...flat. It's not completely emotionless - I can tell the boy is startled and the dragon looks fierce - but it just doesn't do much for me.

Maybe if the dragon was facing the boy and he looked startled, or the boy was facing more towards the dragon? At the moment the boy looks like he's staring at something else; his angle of view seems to be directed away from the dragon instead of towards it. Perhaps it was intentional and I'm over-analyzing it, but that's what I get out of the piece in terms of emotion. Still, I would suggest showing more interaction between the two.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by Operia.
PMDU: Team Electric Darkside by Operia Amero-us AffectionsThe Avian male landed just outside the Compound, glancing around to take in his surroundings.  All day he’d been flying, and his wings were tired; he was relieved to have finally reached this place, and have a chance to lie down and rest.  He stretched, before pushing open the door.
 
Almost as soon as he’d opened the door, a cheerful female bounced up to him.  Before he could say anything, the female firmly grasped his right hand with both of hers and shook it vigorously.  Unsure how to react, he stood there in confused silence as she excitedly introduced herself.
 
“Another Avian!  Finally, I’ve been waiting for another one!” She giggled, finally releasing his hand. “I’m Kiri!  I run the Unity, along with the Avian Sector.  It’s lovely to meet you!  Now…what should I call you?”
 
Blinking, he replied in a confused tone. “Um…I’m Amero.  Nice to me
 Circus Asylum App Art by Operia
Have a browse of their Gallery!

Do you know of a potential Spotlight Commenter? If so, we take nominations. Feel free to note ProjectComment!




Comment?

Consider commenting on one or more of the below!

Iriya Iriya by lorreinegeralde Ericka Underwood Pink/White G-String Bikini by Bikinimods Introducing Red. by Cookie-rose Mont Saint-Michel by andreareno Spooky Scary Pumpkin by Lucozeid

If you want to be in for the chance of being featured, feel free to submit to this folder!



How To Nominate


We need nominations of deviants who you think should be featured! Send us a note with the subject "Nomination" and the following information:
    :star: Name of Deviant :star: Links to the deviations they commented. (This is great way to give back to a user who has given you an exceptional comment!
:bulletgreen: You can suggest anyone and everyone (except yourself ;P) at any time and include as many nominations as you want in one note.
:bulletgreen: The news feature occurs once every week and all nominations will be taken into account.
:bulletgreen: If your nomination isn't featured immediately, it may still be featured in a future news article!


3wyl, posting on behalf of ProjectComment
ProjectComment presents the community of deviantART a project that will question what it really means to be a commenter, an artist, a member of deviantART. All of these challenges relate to commenting in some shape or form, and we sincerely encourage everyone to take part! :la:

You do not have to be brilliant at writing comments and we are not asking you to perform miraculous feats. We are just looking for people willing to make a difference. It is all too easy to receive constructive comments, but giving them is equally, if not more, rewarding.



Each week, a challenge is set with the deviations of those who participated in the previous week featured in a news article. Many thanks to OHiNeedTea, desiree-amber-moore, LadyMonet23, CameronKobe, Ellofayne, j-grey, DanielleIvanova, xxEmi-AnGeL-chanxx, Wyntry, Tryskacik for participating in Week 12!

I will give you paradiseI’ll build you a heaven
A field                                                    with            more     flowers
                                                        Than           lie        on              a
                                                                   
casket
A thousand blooms   basking
In afternoon sun
The               h  
Where to GoSometimes I feel
Like I'm ten feet under
Drowning in the noise; the clutter. 
Can't breathe. Can't see
Where to go next. 
But then there's you.
You clear the fog
You clear the haze
I'm just pure me, when you're around.
Weightless, free, proud.
Sometimes I feel
Like I could be trampled underfoot
So small, invisible, unimportant. 
Who am I? Who cares?
Where am I supposed to go next?
But then there's you.
You clear the fog
You clear the haze
I'm just pure me, when you're around.
Weightless, free, proud.
You. You shine light
Down onto the best part of me. 
Confidence. Happiness. Smiles. 
It still feels all so new. 
And finally, with you. I can see
Where I'm going next. 
More Morphine PleaseLast night 
A chair went through the window. 
We scared the children. 
When you 
Raised your hand, your fist 
You scared the shit out of me. 
This morning,
You lie on the sofa, cheeks wet with shame,
And say, "My fist should never have come so close to you."
I wipe the tears, lean on your chest. 
Feel the hardness of your body as you breathe. 
I should never have asked. 
Disharmonious, Upsidedown Ferret by Ellofayne DEF Ghastly Alphabet by RetSamys ArtRequest - Nept by j-grey Mustang P 51 by Tryskacik Psychedelic Wish by LadyMonet23 Want the World in my Hands by desiree-amber-moore Spock In A Pile Of Tribbles by CameronKobe



Participate in this week's comment challenge…


Use Random Deviation to constructively comment on two deviations.

:iconpandaballoonplz:



Guidelines

:bulletblue: Once you have commented, link us to your comment in a reply to this article!
:bulletblue: The comment must be newly submitted to deviantART from today's date.
:bulletblue: Please try to include something along the lines of: "Commented on behalf of ProjectComment's 52 Week Comment Challenge" in your comment!
:bulletblue: Feel free to follow our guide on How to Comment - Pointers and Examples. If you are struggling with the concept of a constructive comment, this should help!
:bulletblue: You may do this challenge as many times as you want!

:star: Those who complete the challenge successfully will be featured in a news article, and the one who completes the most challenges successfully will win themselves a 12 Month Premium Membership. There will also be :points: given to the best efforts!

Have Fun! :love:
ProjectComment is a Group that provides Guaranteed & Constructive comments for the deviantART community.

In order to support those efforts, we encourage dedicated users to give comments too. For those who are critics, artists, or just helpful in the community, we now offer something in return for all that you do - be it helping the participants of ProjectComment, or the group itself!

This weekly article focuses on the amazing deviants in the deviantART community, who have given fantastic comments, through excerpts of those comments, artwork by the deviants themselves, and much more! Your support in :+fav: the article would be much appreciated. :heart:



Spotlight Commenters

These commenters are determined by you through Nominations (read below for more information). Each month, we will be selecting a couple of amazing commenters based on the comments we have seen in our gallery submissions and elsewhere on deviantART. Anyone on deviantART is applicable for this feature!

:iconanimegirlmika:, AnimeGirlMika, Varied | Professional
Commented on Can you Hear It? by FenRavensong.

Can You Hear It?Can you hear it?
Scratching, scraping?
Cleaver-claws and bloodshot-eyes?
The wyrm that tore my wings away,
Waking now from brumal sleep;
Black lips writhe back,
Dagger-teeth gleaming;
It meets the light it should never have seen.
One more step.
I dare you.

"As for the poem itself, it's quite visual, very tangible, even though it's describing a mythical creature.  I have a very easy time imagining the dark beast.  One part that's a bit confusing in the second stanza is the wyrm tearing the speaker's wings away.  Since wyrm is mentioned first, what I imagine is a gigantic snake with wings, so having wings mentioned so soon after made me think the wyrm's wings were torn away (until I read it a second time).  I think switching those elements so that "my wings" are mentioned first, would alleviate the confusion.  In the same stanza, I love your usage of the word 'brumal'. I had never heard it before and had to look it up.  It was an excellent choice because 'brumal' sounds much more dark and dirty than 'wintry'.  Dark & dirty is perfect for the evil creature described in your poem.[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by AnimeGirlMika.
Sean Portrait 2014 - Yacht Club Resort by AnimeGirlMika Valentine's Mandarins by AnimeGirlMika Kiba Halloween by AnimeGirlMika
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:iconjinxedtarotcard:, JinxedTarotCard, Student Artist
Commented on Hot Choclaty Milk by Rollinstones.

Hot Choclaty Milk by Rollinstones
"I agree with gregeyman555 about the blurryness. To fix that, you might want to try using a Hard Edged brush and then switch to a soft one when you want to blend or take focus off of something.

Another issue I'm noticing is that while you're using quite a few colors in your art, they're all too similar in value. Try looking at your artwork in just black and white and you'll see how little contrast there is.

You've got a really nice color palette going with this! They're spread out nicely and adds unity to your artwork. You're definitely on the right track when it comes to picking colors.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by JinxedTarotCard.
Venusaur And Krokorok by JinxedTarotCard SS: Just a Short Break by JinxedTarotCard Battle for Mt Rikuroa by JinxedTarotCard
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:iconinacom:, inacom, Photography, Professional
Commented on The Ballroom by EstrellaDelVenice258.

The Ballroom by EstrellaDelVenice258
"This is a really cool location that you found, great job! A few suggestions in regards to the shot itself:

One of the main artistic concerns of urban exploration photography seems to be to shoot things in the most dramatic way possible. This is mainly achieved through composition, and can also be improved through post-processing. But 99% of the success is in getting this initial shot right.

Now, one of the dramatic devices is to show perspective. You do that to some extent, although here a more wide-angle lens would work better. Another device is symmetry, which seems to be your choice here, but then again you're slightly off. This can be change in post-processing though, consider trying that on this pic.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by inacom.
Facet II by inacom Achilles' Heel Diptych by inacom  Trip by inacom
Have a browse of their Gallery!

Do you know of a potential Spotlight Commenter? If so, we take nominations. Feel free to note ProjectComment!




Comment?

Consider commenting on one or more of the below!

Red Knobbed Starfish by JoJoAsakura I'm Yours Chapter 31st April 5:34pm – Hiding in the bushes
 Okay something really weird just happened. Maybe I’m dreaming. I should pinch myself. Ouch. Bad idea. Oh God. I think I just… no I didn’t, that is just ridiculous. I saw… Ugh forget it. You know what I’ll write it down anyway.
 
 I had just walked out to the porch and was sitting on the small wooden swing by the pretty purple flowers. The flowers are irrelevant. So I’m sitting down swinging lightly and my vision goes again but not all…dark. It sort of changed, if that makes sense.
 
 I wasn’t seeing the green garden with the box hedging down the side. The old moss covered grey patchy stones that make up the wall down the end. The big old oak tree surrounded by the apple trees. My golden lab gnawing on a pig’s ear I threw her before I sat down. Or the white daisy’s that were beginning to take over the grass.
 
 It all sort of faded away and was replaced by a small country
Bond - Commission by WhiteWings16 Mesmerising eyes by Dass25 Dreamy Demoness by Cookie-rose

If you want to be in for the chance of being featured, feel free to submit to this folder!



How To Nominate


We need nominations of deviants who you think should be featured! Send us a note with the subject "Nomination" and the following information:
    :star: Name of Deviant
    :star: Links to the deviations they commented. (This is great way to give back to a user who has given you an exceptional comment!
:bulletgreen: You can suggest anyone and everyone (except yourself ;P) at any time and include as many nominations as you want in one note.
:bulletgreen: The news feature occurs once every week and all nominations will be taken into account.
:bulletgreen: If your nomination isn't featured immediately, it may still be featured in a future news article!


3wyl, posting on behalf of ProjectComment

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