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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!

:iconpuffysmoke1:, puffysmoke1, Traditional Art, Student
Commented on Woman by adlescouflair.

Woman by adlescouflair
" It's great that you are positive about practicing! It will help you just as much as any advice can, so keep that up!
It's important that you practice drawing real life as often as possible (atleast once a day is good) it doesn't have to be
a face necesarily, even if portraits are the one thing you want to be better at, the important thing is that you (and pardon
me now if this explanation is a bit unclear, but english isn't my first language) Practice you're Eyesight when it
comes to looking at something and being able to draw it without making it to complicated. You will get better
at drawing portraits too and people too, even if you only practice using househols objects for a while.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by puffysmoke1.
Lanterns glow bright where clouds grow high by puffysmoke1 Marionette and Harriet sends spooky greetings by puffysmoke1 I'm feeling like a GHOST by puffysmoke1
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:iconemotional-leprosy:, emotional-leprosy, Literature, Hobbyist
Commented on Hair by sutoroberikurimu.

HairHe couldn't help but stare like an insane idiot.
More than anyone, Herman knew he should never have allowed those kinds of thoughts to inhabit his brain, let alone turn them into actions. Especially when what - who - those ideas were mostly, if not all, about was the harsh, icy woman trotting not far from him, whom it was law he was never to touch like any other woman he normally would.
But that one special female being whom access to her body and heart by any man except her father and (deceased) brother was strictly prohibited, she was still a woman. And a woman is always human. And so was Herman. Both of them were human, and therefore it couldn't hurt if he had that more-than-a-friend kind of affection towards another human being. Or... just the way her attractively long, smooth chocolate hair sway freely in the wind like a river, or more like the flag of a free nation atop a windy mountain overlooking the sea when not gathered into a stiff braid around the top of her head for

"You asked if the character is just another Bella Swan: I have to admit that I haven't read the books, but if she's anything like she is in the films then I'll say absolutely not. Linda seems pretty interesting to me. One thing about her is that, from the way she comes across, she's actually pretty funny, something I didn't expect. Like the way this vignette ends on a more lighthearted note, and in the other one she passes off the King's claims in a nonchalant way. I thought Herman was like that too, the way he has a crush on Linda and is toying with the idea in his head - it made for fun reading [...]"

Here is a selection of art created by emotional-leprosy.
What to expect on the last day of school.If you're anything like me, your last day of school will go something like this:
The first thing you do is wake up, of course. You most likely end up doing this a lot earlier than you usually do. Why? Who knows. Perhaps your brain is practicing for the mind-numbing commuting you'll start in a couple of years. Or, possibly - in the same way that the early bird gets the worm - you're supposing that the early thinker gets their answer. You aren't quite able to sink your talons into this one, however, and nothing's coming to you. Whatever, it's too early for that kind of stuff. Your brain fizzes as you take your pills / drink your water / check your phone, and then you get ready for school one last time.
Your morning routine is so firmly etched into your head that your joints seem to move automatically. You run through all the different variables presented to you and file them accordingly: open door, turn left, walk down step (x14), turn right, step forwards (x10), open cupboard...it's the
Cute?Of all the words this mighty language holds,
This tree from which we poets pick our fruit,
How come, describing me, your tongue, it folds,
And so the only word you find is "cute"?
Indeed, a logic breathes in what you claim:
My dimples shine, my hair a gleaming star
Standing aloof atop my skinny frame
Like how a kitten's eyes glint from afar.
However, deep inside this gloomy skull
Are thoughts to test the rationale of men:
Corruption, murder, spices for our dull
Existence on this Earth, bleed from my pen.
    So, darling, could you please not call me cute;
    A simple hug would leave my grouching mute.
The Child is the Father of the ManTo: "William Jones" <william_teh_hedgehog_123@hotmail.co.uk>
CC: -
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Attachments: 25-12-96.jpg, 12-06-06.jpg
From: "Billy Jones" <billyjones96@gmail.com>
Subject: The Child is the Father of the Man
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Hey Dad,
How's it going? Feels like eons since we last spoke. I've been planning to talk for ages, but I don't know, I guess I got caught up in all my school work and didn't have time for fun. It also took me quite a bit of digging to find your email. Your name sure surprised me! You must have made it years ago, I can see you changing it pretty soon, lol.
But yeah, like I said it's been ages since we last talked, moreover seen each other. How have you been doing? I myself have been feeling great recently: all my schoolwork's been turning out fine, and with these coming exams I think getting into Uni should be a breeze. Though, if I remember correctly, none of that stuff ever interested you, a

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:iconahometoons:, AhomeToons, Varied, Hobbyist
Commented on Rapunzel by tasiams.

Rapunzel by tasiams
"I like very much your expression, it is very soft, it transmits peace. It's really beautiful. I like the way in which your hair falls, especially the part closest to your forehead. The hair behind the right arm (from where I see it is right arm, but I suppose it is left  arm for her) the hair looks slightly different from the rest. As if it were less. The hair on the other side looks very beautiful, but I'd like some strands to fall by his shoulder toward the front.

His neck is long and elegant, that I really like. But perhaps the left shoulder should be slightly inwards. Be small. I'm not sure if you understand. I will use as a reference the other shoulder, the other has the sufficient distance, perhaps could have done the same distance, only a little farther away.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by AhomeToons.
Ellie love her plush - Commission by AhomeToons Voracity Vector - Commission + Speedpaint by AhomeToons Olivia is a Ice Cream! - Commission by AhomeToons
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Ask Us Plz by ewolf20 Moonlit Mountains by seangregory 05 | ocean view by MalverneWade

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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!


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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 and RetSamys for participating in Week 44!



Participate in this week's comment challenge…

Constructively comment on three deviations from mediums you have not commented on in this challenge so far.

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: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!

:icondrawign:, drawign, Varied, Student
Commented on The Great Mortality by Madremonte.

The Great Mortality by Madremonte
" Is the composition well constructed?
Yes, definitely. The piece is detailed, but at the same time not so detailed that the viewer will be distracted from the main symbols. Where there is detail, there is simplicity at the same time, so there is not too much or too little.
Also, the frame helps to bring out the theme of the black (bubonic) plague - this type of frame was common in books from the time and at the same time helps to put emphasis on he figure in the center.

Is the symbolism well represented?
Yes. The whole atmosphere of imminent death/widespread fear represented beautifully, through visual symbols like death's cloak, memento mori (it was a good choice to use latin), the hooked mask, the color scheme as well as the miasma.
Although you could have chosen to include more symbols - there were many interesting treatments of the plague, and perhaps you may like to look into local treatments?
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by drawign.
nerd ft. houses (aph romano) by drawign labelled truths - response to occupy central by drawign angelique valentin (remake of oc) by drawign
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:icondtkinetic:, DTKinetic, Digital Art, Hobbyist
Commented on Recovery by sutoroberikurimu.

RecoveryAzure blue eyes cracked open only to find their owner flat and limp on her back against a rectangular sheet of fabric with another sheet of fabric draped across her entire body, save for her face, chest and arms. Nothing but a veil of white and dancing strokes of blue and black flashed into her view.
"Where am I?" was the first thing that popped up into her clouded brain as it went back to normal work.
The very next thing she registered was loud, urgent clogging of wooden shoe heels against marble in about one meter's distance and a voice about that far, a bit of joy lacing in the voice, "Your Majesty, the Princess has recovered."
"Damn it." mouthing inaudibly, she squeezed her eyes shut and wished she could have recovered just a little later. "My God, I never knew You were so horrendously bad at timing."
"Ah, I never knew you were so ridiculously terrible at faking. Linda, if you do not wish to be executed right this instance, quit whatever acts you're conducting immediately and talk

"This is a good preview, especially considering that the length is short but it still captures the setting, characters and an overall feeling of tension that does make me want to read more :nod:

The character "introductions" are sudden and the information seems rushed, but provided that this scene is supposed to be in the middle of the book, it would be redundant to provide background information, so I'll excuse that. It would, however, help to provide the background in your author's comments instead. :thumbsup:

Word choice was proficient enough to get me through to the end, and is rather impressive to be coming from a non-native speaker, however, most of my critique will lie here.  
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by DTKinetic.
Green Paradise by DTKinetic Glide by DTKinetic Time's Up by DTKinetic
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:iconfe0:, Fe0, Varied, Artist
Commented on Brighter than the moon by Slavky.

Brighter than the moon by Slavky
"I absolutely love this artwork. The way you designed the tree, with the swirls & colors accented the actual standout of this piece, the bird, excellently.
The way the realism of the bird's head, blended with the various styles looks is spectacular.

On a more critique note, the only thing that I personally found displeasing about this piece, ( If you could call it 'Displeasing' ) would be the clouds. The colors are perfect, but I felt like the clouds were grainer than they had to be and actually would have enjoyed a smoother approach?
Again, that is just my own personal opinion, and you don't have to change anything if you don't want to. Others might even find the clouds better the way that they are.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by Fe0.
DanceI very faintly remember, the first day I saw him.
Blond hair, blue eyes, and very, very slim.
I remember all his kindness, it put me in a trance.
I couldn't help but wonder...If he likes to dance.
We met each other, back in world war two.
He was so delicate, I didn't think that he would do.
I knew how war was, harsh, cruel & grim.
Everyday I feared, he may just break a limb.
But he was honorable, kind & good.
When it came to doing the right thing, he did what he should.
Soon he showed us his loyalty, and became our finest man.
He always stood by us, when everyone else ran.
We came to know each other, and our love began to show.
I thought that he might love me, but I didn't know.
But I knew the feeling was mutual, when he asked for a chance.
I knew my assumption of love was true, when he asked me to dance.
They were only little nods, only little words.
but the signs that we sent never went unheard.
My heart raced, and fought with desire.
My passion for him, was hotter than fire.
Dark Passage by Fe0 Broken LettersDear John,
   Do you remember the games we used to play? Choosing a name for one another, a new way to see ourselves & each other. It has been so long since we played.
   I know that war is not something to put anyone into a gaming mood, but perhaps you could forgive me, should I seem childish.
   John, please, humor me & play on this game, won't you?
   Your's forever ~ Charlotte.
-
Dear Sea,
   Your waves, crashing upon my ship, they destroy me. My mighty ship, my fortress, my prison. It is the only thing saving me from drowning, drowning in your love that washes along the tides of my heart.
   I pray that a rogue wave spirals me out of control, and allows me to sink to the depths of your very being, so that I may lay peacefully at the bottom for eternity.
   Love, John.
-
Dear Rain,
   Blasted snow, I hate it with every fiber of my being. If only this snow would set me free, let loose it's g

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Viaje en Tortuga by Oiyaki ScarringIt's not as easy as sleeping it off tonight
not as as easy as making a wrong seem right
I can tell you that baby I'd move the stars
for you, but it fails to cover the scars I made
The nights are so cold and so lonely now
I just think and I think of the why's and how
I could hurt a girl so perfect and pretty
What can I do? This is looking pretty bad
Baby think now, on the good times
All the good memories
We were forever then, so strong then
Oh how we could've been
How could I have hurt you so bad
My world has turned ours upside down
I remember I left you so mad
I see you and I can't believe what I've done
I can tell that you're thinking of all the reasons
To leave with all your grievances
But I promise if you see that one reason to stay
I won't sleep until the troubles have gone away
I'm the same person you've known for all these years
The same smile, the same tears
Don't give up because I made a mess
Get up and try again, and I know we'll pass this test
How could I have hurt you so bad
Samburu by Oiyaki

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:bulletgreen: If your nomination isn't featured immediately, it may still be featured in a future news article!


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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, kaotic-cass, RetSamys for participating in Week 43!

Flying Shadow by kaotic-cass [D148] Rocket Launch! by RetSamys



Participate in this week's comment challenge…

In your journal, feature three of your deviations and pick one constructive comment from each deviation, listing three good things about the comment.

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:bulletblue: Once you have commented, link us to your comment in a reply to this article!
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Have Fun! :love:
ProjectComment is a Group of many projects centered around comments, but, more importantly, constructive comments. We offer Members of deviantART a lot of opportunities to get comments, give comments, participate in comment projects, win points, get featured and much, much more!

In this series of articles, our admins aim to answer questions about anything related to comments/commenting, art and more! Here are our answers to TheOtherKilroy's question:

I'm thinking about making a group that guarantees improvement and help with artwork (affiliated with Project Comment of course!). How would you suggest I go about it?



:iconqbeagle: suggests:

You'll first need to work out how your group will give improvement to the members.  There are groups where members exchange critiques, comments, and corrected artwork; what will your group do to help the members improve?  You can reuse these ideas, but you'll still need some new spin else you'll just be recreating an existing group.  While that's not really a bad thing, it just seems you might do better to join and support the existing group rather than duplicate it.

Most of these sort of groups have rules and systems in place where the members get out what they put back into it.  This is hugely helpful in avoiding having a small group of teachers become completely overwhelmed by help requests.  I'm not sure what sort of feedback you have in mind for members, but you ought to make sure its sustainable.

Whatever guarantees are made to members be sure your group lives up to them, broken promises are a sure way to keep members away.

:iconwindklang: says:

Apart from what QBeagle said, I think it is very important to define closer what your group will do, especially since you are very familiar with this group. You do not want to copy an already existing group. So define for yourself what exactly you mean by guaranteeing improvment and help with artwork. Are you going to work on WIPs? What about sampling tutorials testing them and recommend systems? Ask yourself a lot of questions ;)


:iconnorthstar170: suggests:

This is kind of a more administrative thing, but before you open the group if you're going to have projects like this group has within it, decide on several to begin that cover a range of objective. Lay the out (in a journal, on the front page, etc) in a logical format for the group, and try to avoid dropping them right away and replacing them, or swapping a lot of them around early on in the life of the group. I feel it can get a bit confusing. That's not to say if something doesn't work to abandon it, but more on the lines of completely moving things radically around early on. I know I personally get intimidated in a sense by a group when I can't find a semi organized base for it. :)


:iconastarayel: says:

Another administrative note: recruit lots of willing volunteers with ample amounts of free time. Otherwise, you can quickly get overwhelmed by how much things pile up (even in relatively new, or small, groups). Make sure you give necessary permissions to at least one other admin in case you need to be absent from the group for a while.

All of this administrative stuff is made much simpler if you do have a plan written up for the various things you want your group to accomplish (whether it be from how you work the gallery folders to who is in charge of what projects).

And another plug for making sure your group is original by clearing defining what you do that makes you stand out from other groups!

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