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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 CameronKobe, OHiNeedTea, DanielleIvanova, WorldWar-Tori, icanthinkofgoodname, Wyntry, RetSamys for participating in Week 14!

The last time he saved meJamie and I always had a very lopsided relationship. Even though we were very close and he never really expressed any desire for things to change, he was always saving me. He was the strong one, battling the world while I hid behind him, cowering in his shadow. In all my life, there was only one time that I ever saw someone go absolutely mental over something that he had done but even then, when I really think about it, it was the last time he ever saved me.
    Grandfather stormed into the dining room. His face was red and spit sprayed from his mouth as he screamed about what Jamie had done. He slammed his body so hard against the chair that I thought it might break. He began to explain but I couldn’t help but be distracted by the cracking of the chair – it was his chair, the one no one else was allowed to sit in. Jamie sat in it once, when Grandfather had gone away on business. Smirking at me, he slid down into the chair at the head of the table. When
Bloody Peppermints-Hello ch.2Kagami's POV
After the almost dreamlike visit, I kept holding the red handkerchief close, trying to recall the soothing feeling that I had gotten when I had heard the words of reassurance. The smell of peppermints still lingered, along with something I couldn't identify. Something sweeter. I prayed this one memento would be allowed to stay with me before I died. As the streaks of scarlet crawled over my legs, my heart began to clutch up in anticipation despite my efforts. Would he really come?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A hand shook me awake, and I blearily opened my eyes to be greeted with a masked stranger. I instinctively shot back, mouth opening to scream, but it put a hand over my mouth.
"Shh, shh! Keep quiet. I'm trying to help you. Can you not scream?" He whispered. It was him! I nodded, and he removed his hand, wiping it on his shirt, then grabbed a pair of metal cutters.
"I'm just going to take the chains off." He murmured, showing them to me. I let him do so, only grimacing whe
Spring light by DanielleIvanova ::sugar cookies:: by WorldWar-Tori Quick sketch: Elsa, the vanilla ice fangirl by Wyntry JKL Ghastly Alphabet by RetSamys



Participate in this week's comment challenge…


Constructively comment on one deviation from three different people who watch you.

:iconvictorydanceplz:



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 Quiet: comments.deviantart.com/1/2056…
6. dviouslecunning Bold: comments.deviantart.com/1/4323…
7. Nahemia Dream: comments.deviantart.com/1/1894…

:pointr: TAGLINE #2: :pointl: Monochrome
1. Fukur0u Calming: comments.deviantart.com/1/4376…
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!

:iconsteve-c2:, Steve-C2, Deviant Member
Commented on E.M.U - Episode 1: Meetings, Montague and Redmond by bookloverblue.

E.M.U - Episode 1: Meetings, Montague and Redmond by bookloverblue
" I see what you mean now how Monty's antics with Fleetwood are more of the "friendly banter" type than malicious type.  Still, Fleetwood doesn't really appreciate or like it, and he has something big on his mind.  There's a definite positive relationship between Monty, Fleetwood and Redmond.  It's a little odd, since you have EMU members (well, especially Monty) doing things for the sake of being evil, and one wouldn't expect friendship to be a common value between minions.  Friendship and solidarity are things for the good guys, but EMU has both.  And, I like it.  Rather than taking away from what you are doing, it truly adds to it, and makes it incredibly interesting.  These minions, or at least the ones you're showing, are not just your "cardboard henchmen."  They are real people, with feelings, issues, personalities, and what have you.  If they were cardboard henchmen, I could already know what's going to happen and how.  But since they're not, it keeps me wondering.  I suspect the good guys will win out overall, but I sometimes wonder - and I wonder what Fleetwood, Monty, and Redmond will do in the end - and I wonder how everything will develop.  All of that because your characters are real characters, and it lends a wonderful level of complexity to everything.  Bravo, bravo[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by Steve-C2.
HooksHooks
A Character Exploration from an as of yet Unwritten Story
April 10, 2014
The park bench had room for more, but held a single occupant.  A thin, medium height man with blond hair and spectacles sat, as comfortably as the bench would allow, reading a book.  He frequented this bench for several reasons; among them were its relative close proximity to the barracks, the fact it provided shade at any time of day and year, and finally, because of the first reason, not many other people would use it.  For Stan, it was ideal.  It gave him an opportunity to relax for a while, and he would smile slightly as he read, contentedly enjoying the weather and the tome.
His friend, Lance, was in the distance, and from the looks of things, he was busily chatting with a couple of women.  One of them started walking away, leaving the other with Lance.  Stan shook his head and smirked as he looked back at his book, thinking to h
The Dog and the StoveI dreaded the inevitable question.  Here I was, in the local Emergency Room, with bruises and burns on my torso, burns on my arms and face, and possibly a couple of fractures.  I've been here before, and they always ask the question.  “How did it happen?”  Lately, the answers I've given, have been embarrassing, but this one may very well take the cake.
I have a dog, which I believe to be a greyhound and lab mix.  After the last visit to the vet for his regular checkup, in which the vet said that a lab structure was similar to that of a greyhound, we still believe there may be some greyhound in him.  It is his very timid nature which makes us believe this.  The dog, whose copper toned brindle coat earned him the name “Copper,” has demonstrated abundant patience with people of all sorts.  Some dogs, if they were struck by a 3 year old child, may grumble, but Copper wouldn't.
With his patience, Copper does not like having som
MessengerTommy looked at his watch.  Ten minutes was plenty of time.  That was the amount of time he had, to make the delivery on time, and be paid his bonus.  The challenge was making his way through the narrow, crowded streets in the early morning.
The throng of people crossed in either direction, closely packed so that there was nearly no room in either front or back of anyone.  In the cobblestone walkways that ran in front of buildings, street merchants set up their stands.  Their awning covered displays occupied most of the side of the dirt road.  Carriages would be riding on the side, but invariably had to weave to the center, to avoid the crowds of people that bulged in front of some merchants.  Many times, this forced the halt of an oncoming carriage or two.  Starting again was never easy, since people walking along would find their way around the stopped vehicles.
If he worked his way through the crowd, he might arrive at the receiver within a ha

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:iconohineedtea:, OHiNeedTea, Literature, Artist
Commented on Noriyasu Dragon by StudioIJB.

Noriyasu+Dragon by StudioIJB
"So, first of all, this piece caught my eye because of the bright colours. They really jumped out and grabbed my attention. You wrote that you were going for a childish effect with the style and colouring and i think you succeeded in this, but i'd really like to see you push the boundaries and try something a little more detailed.

I think the thing that stood out most for me in terms of needing improvement is the dragon. There's a little bit of shading on the boy and the boat, but then the head of the dragon seems very flat in comparison. I think it could do with a little more shading.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by OHiNeedTea.
The last time he saved meJamie and I always had a very lopsided relationship. Even though we were very close and he never really expressed any desire for things to change, he was always saving me. He was the strong one, battling the world while I hid behind him, cowering in his shadow. In all my life, there was only one time that I ever saw someone go absolutely mental over something that he had done but even then, when I really think about it, it was the last time he ever saved me.
    Grandfather stormed into the dining room. His face was red and spit sprayed from his mouth as he screamed about what Jamie had done. He slammed his body so hard against the chair that I thought it might break. He began to explain but I couldn’t help but be distracted by the cracking of the chair – it was his chair, the one no one else was allowed to sit in. Jamie sat in it once, when Grandfather had gone away on business. Smirking at me, he slid down into the chair at the head of the table. When
Word cloud: Dying Like a Dog by OHiNeedTea 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. 

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:icontanikel:, tanikel, Photography, Artist
Commented on I Can See You by Kirjavaa.

I Can See You! by Kirjavaa
"You did a great job of framing him right between the leaves and the branches,
drawing my eyes right to his.  About the only improvement I could suggest is more of a
personal preference - a boost to contrast and saturation could give this image a good pop. 

DSLRs are set up to capture as much information as they can, which results in flat images; it's
almost necessary to do some post-production to capture what you saw with your eyes.

I love the information you shared, never would have guessed that these guys used to thrive
on the beach!  I've always seen them in urban and rural settings.  I guess we have some mean
gulls patrolling our beaches.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by tanikel.
Plant by tanikel Break Time by tanikel  Show and Tell by tanikel
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!

Lost symphony by WhiteWings16 Tramp wears the hooded jacket by facialexpressions90 Nowy wspanialy swiat by WaldekBorowski  Playing 'Possum by tanikel Makoto Kinos Snow Day by ConnerKonEl

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, 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:
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
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: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
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: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
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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

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