We sincerely hope you enjoy reading the seventy-second interview of this series with `cality! If you have a spare moment, feel free to the news article, too.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hello! My name is Steph and I'm 22 years old. On dA, I mostly post my poetry nowadays, although I have submitted some photographs and textile work as well. Outside of dA, I work as an editorial assistant in a medical communications agency, which has turned out to be a job that is perfectly suited to me and that I enjoy very much.
How did you come to be on deviantART?
I've been trying to remember how I discovered dA but can't seem to! The most I can recall is lurking around for a few months and looking at all the beautiful artwork on the site, then joining on my first account a while later (this current account is my second one).
What is your favourite type of feedback and why?
I'd say in-depth comments or critiques, in which the person writes a few sentences about what they liked, what could be improved, their interpretation, etc. This is because I appreciate the time spent in writing these and how helpful they are to me in terms of improving my work.
con espressionecon espressione.
You were the only one who could play my ribcage like a pianist in concert. Your fingers found their home in the spaces between my ribs [fifth, sixth, seventh], and nestled against the soft curve of my violin-waist.
We should take it adagio, you said as we got lost in a tangle of freckled limbs that had seen too much August sunlight. OK, I breathed back, but of course we ignored that once the stars exploded above our heads.
Two quavers of a crotchet (it was never two halves of a whole), we descended into bass clef and danced the line that was the F below middle C. Your fingers were mezzo piano on my skin as you led me towards that imperfect cadence.
We were more beautiful together than apart.
SummertimeSummertime, and white
picket fences lean softly
against dew-soaked grass.
Do you use a specific technique when commenting? What are some key things you keep in mind when giving out comments?
If I have time, I always like to make sure I include what I liked about the piece and my interpretation of it (if applicable). Then I might go on to give a suggestion or two that I think could help to improve the work, and finally I would conclude with something else I liked about the work and/or why I liked it overall. So I guess the structure would be something like: good-bad-good.
What puts you off from commenting on a piece and why?
Things that make me feel uncomfortable, such as extreme horror/gore (I've always hated horror movies ). If I'm unfamiliar with the medium used to create a piece of art, I'll avoid talking about technique, but can still mention why I liked the piece.
What has been the most interesting/best and worst experience for you, here on dA, with commenting and outside commenting?
The most interesting experience that first comes to mind is probably getting a DD, because of the chance for a wider audience to read my work; it was amazing to receive some lovely comments because of it! As for outside of commenting, I think just getting to know lots of different people here has been fantastic.
I don't think I've had a bad experience on dA (well, I don't remember one ).
Moon-spun mothsPerched in your throat,
it is like a prayer;
against your palms,
soft as a secret
in the womb.
How weightless we are
under the tender moon
in this enchanted twilight.
Splits lips upon starsMorning
open, like orange-flesh
in a palm.
I tuck consonants between my
draw moon-craters in my eyes; I make wishes
that are too far away to realise and hope
that somehow things will
the sun is still a mere hole
Do you have any future plans in terms of deviantART and such? Any ongoing projects currently?
This probably doesn't really count, but at the moment I'm working on a contest for #helping-the-unknown, which we hope to launch in a few weeks!
Can you offer any tips for commenters at all?
I would suggest always trying to keep your comments positive and polite – especially when giving constructive criticism – because without the right tone, it could come across as harsh criticism, which will probably hinder the artist more than it will help them.
Finally, is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you for the interview!
Thank you `cality!
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