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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.



Participate in this week's comment challenge…

Constructively comment on three deviations using this as a guide!

:iconeagerpee:



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!

:iconmyracuulous:, Myracuulous, Digital Art, Professional
Commented on When you have nothing to do by Nayshi-Erol.

When you have nothing to do by Nayshi-Erol
"Your painting style's really nice, and considering the cartoonish style I think the anatomy is pretty darn solid too. I like Finn's face in particular, it has a lot of character and expressiveness. If you've made any mistake in colouring I think it's composition. It's not bad, per say, just a little boring. The main figure is placed right in the centre, and a lot of the strongest lines in the composition (the side table, the back of the couch, Finn's leg, and parts of the background wall) don't really lead anywhere in particular. Your colour values are all pretty close together too, so the eye doesn't really have anywhere to settle and focus.[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by Myracuulous.
Emergency Repairs by Myracuulous Princess Style by Myracuulous Saracen Knight by Myracuulous
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:iconlaurentiusmark93:, laurentiusmark93, Digital Art, Hobbyist
Commented on Dragon Masque by thatcraftychick.

Dragon Masque by thatcraftychick
"For the White Dragon...
Think, What is the part that had Lighting? In front of Wing or Back part of wing?
You just missed out to put shadow... it's critical so that affect how blended your photomanips are...
The dragon on the left, could you consider to change it? Not blended well so looks like... being... Um... forcing?

Here is my suggestion for... finishing...
PLay with adjusment layers! It can be Gradient, Gradient Map, Color Balance, Curves, Level, and Selection color,
Give some nuance on it, I am sure it will help to make your artwork blend
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by laurentiusmark93.
Random Chibi by laurentiusmark93 Stock: Light by laurentiusmark93 Rikka Takanashi Fans Art -Why Hate?- by laurentiusmark93
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:iconsnowtato:, snowtato, Varied, Hobbyist
Commented on Babel by TheOtherKilroy.

Babel by TheOtherKilroy
"First of all, I really appreciate your efforts to make a dynamic piece. There is great contrast here as far as sizes go: we've got the giant structure next to the broad man next to the tiny child, all of which adds visual interest. I also applaud your efforts to show the action from different angles. I certainly does give the piece an epic feel!

As you make the dive into sequential art, you will want to do everything that you can to communicate to your readers. What can you do to make the important details in each panel, or each page, stand out? Look at other comics and see what the artists and layout team do to guide the reader's eye. Right now, all the details on your page seem to have equal visual importance, which makes it difficult to read. I'd recommend sticking word bubbles behind your text to make it more readable, and perhaps blurring the background so that it isn't competing with your characters as much. Blurring everything behind the characters will also add to the very cinematic effect that you seem to be going for.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by snowtato.
Collision by snowtato To Go Home by snowtato Dah Worth by snowtato
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!

A Glimmer of Hope by Schokopir Animal pirates by Cigare-volant Randomz 8 by Cigare-volant

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 lydiakencana, TheArtfulJellyfish, MjaxMajoran for participating in Week 48!

Brave by TheArtfulJellyfish The Starjax Chronicles: I'm Feline Fine Chapter 1The Starjax Chronicles Volume 3:
I’m Feline Fine
Chapter 1:
All is False Except That Which is True
Love is Loss for Kitten Blue

With a flash Starjax reappeared in a place quite unexpected, then again, he didn't really expect to end up anywhere in particular. He was in a forest, by the size of the trees he could only assume it was a redwood as he began to look around… oddly it was the middle of the night… even more annoying was the hairs in front of his face…
“Ugh, okay...so where in Equestria…. did I end up?” taking a brief look around nothing seemed to resemble anything he had ever seen, the grass was dark and almost resembled a depressing shade of pine. the tree’s less smooth and more rugged as if aged. “This makes no sense, it should've only been a three mile radius-” with that Starjax lifted his hoof to his head in thought, except what greeted him was not the hardened texture
Romantic embrace~request from GalaxySeerNumber9 by lydiakencana



Participate in this week's comment challenge…

Constructively comment on one deviation each from three different people on the Commenter System list.

:iconroflzberriesplz::iconroflwafflesplz::iconlolgrapesplz:



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!

:iconjamirez:, Jamirez, Digital Art, Hobbyist
Commented on Defeat by SundaySunny.

Defeat by SundaySunny
"Excellent work here! I love the way you drew the female and a lot of the drawing is well drawn! This really deserves more attention, ya know. :) I will try my best to help you improve! ^^

I enjoyed looking at the head and face of the girl! and I think that should be the main focus of the drawing. The proportions of the face are well drawn. The nose is finely shaped and her eyes really give the effect of being defeated. Her hair is beautiful and I enjoyed seeing the realism you put into it to really show your skill. :)

however, I think there should be more signs of defeat in the drawing. What I mean is, I think you should add some hints of why she seems defeated, maybe in the drawing or the description, which leads me to my next point.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by Jamirez.
Cheerful Magica by Jamirez Gift: The Rose by Jamirez Commission: Forest Wanderer by Jamirez
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:iconprincess--anya:, Princess--Anya, Varied, Hobbyist
Commented on Kikimora by J-Grey.

Kikimora by J-Grey
"I really love the colors that you used for the background. With all the shades, you had chose the right ones which remembers well the marsh, without being too messy.  It's still have the mystic ambience which is very refreshing !

About the face, I just did a little test - I put my finger to hide her nose, and she looks immediately younger ! Well at least that's my opinion. And now that I analyze her face, it looks that you worked even a liiitle bit too much the nose, compared to the rest. The shapes of her nose are way more pronounced that the rest of her face, so it looks that this part is the older, and makes older the rest of her face.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by Princess--Anya.
Moon Power by Princess--Anya Freedom. by Princess--Anya Tatsuya ( Akizuki Youjirou ) and Juka. by Princess--Anya
Have a browse of their Gallery!


:icongoldennocturna:, GoldenNocturna, Literature, Student
Commented on The Golden Age by emotional-leprosy.

The Golden AgeOne of the more interesting uses for sodium hypochlorite, more commonly known as bleach, is that it kills you if you drink it. The way it works is that the strong alkali content mixes badly with your stomach acids, causing your insides to burn up. The stuff is really efficient. Only one glass needed to do the job. Maybe two. You can actually get very good value for money in this scenario. While cup sizes vary, we can presume that the average water glass is around 200ml. Now, let's say that your local supermarket's brand of household bleach is 67p for 750ml. When you add it all up, that's nearly 4 suicides for 17p each. Bargain.
That's not to say that bleach is a one-trick pony: it's a recurring character in household tasks like cleaning, removing stains, chlorination if you've got a pool. However, people don't realise that there's all this power crouched in your cupboard. A lion in the savannah. Of course suicide hasn't always been so simple; Sylvia Plath was found dead at 30, ben

"The first two paragraphs brought me into the mood and theme of the story instantly; after all, it's not everyday that you walk into a tale where the narrator almost gleefully informs you about the finer details of a specific method of suicide. It was quite the shock. I also enjoyed the dialogue between the characters--it fit well with the awkward and nervous situation that they were in, and as a person who stinks at small talk, I could relate to Tanya and the boy as they tried to talk while in and leaving the supermarket.

As far as constructive criticism goes, the story felt a little too heavy on the metaphors and tangents, which came off as distracting from time to time. For example, the bit about how Sylvia Plath killed herself didn't really fit in well between the part about bleach's other (and more mundane) uses and the transition to our main character/narrator. Maybe cutting down on those would help things flow better.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by GoldenNocturna.
Expatriate, Not ExileYou fools say I am exiled
unwelcome in your lush forests
unallowed to breathe in your gentle breezes
forbidden from drinking your nectarine waters.
Lush forests? Gentle breezes? Nectarine waters?
...
Ha! Where are these things?
Your lush forests are nothing more than barren desert,
your gentle breezes harsh, sand-bearing winds
and those nectarine waters you force-fed me were nothing but acid
meant to burn away my voice.
I refuse to join the ranks of 'heretics'
that stain your war-torn roads.
I am no exile
but an expatriate, a voyager
in search of new lands
where the water is ambrosia
the winds carry songs of peace
and the trees stretch into space
endlessly
(like my dreams)
The Limericks of a Disgruntled Aspie1.)Experiences with neurotypicals left a bad taste
they always judged her posthaste
Loser and geek
psychopath and freak
just because she couldn't look them in the face.
2.) Once there was an Aspergian youth
whom everyone thought was quite uncouth
blunt and 'crass'
they thought him an ass
just because he told them the truth.

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!

Time for a make over, dear...! by ARandomBluePony My Everything by ArtTreasure Baby BJ Wonders... by ARandomBluePony

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
:star: Note: As of TAGLINE 2, Comment Tag is for visual art pieces only.  For constructive comments on literature, please visit Targeted Commenting or Commenter System.  Thanks for your cooperation! :love: :star:

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: (Started: October 20, 2014 / Ended: October 28, 2014)
1. QBeagle "Menace" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4885…
2. StudioIJB "Life" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4890…
3. DoubleDandE "Warm" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4004…
4. scarlette13 "Emotions" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/1898…
5. DTKinetic "Thoughtful" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/3893…
6. icanthinkofgoodname "Fight" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4646…
7. Schokopir "Power" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4721…


:star: Note: As of TAGLINE 2, Comment Tag is for visual art pieces only. :star:
If your gallery is mainly literature-focussed, please visit Targeted Commenting or Commenter System instead.  
Thanks for your cooperation! :love:


:pointr: TAGLINE 2: :pointl:  :la: (Started: November 7 2014 / Ended: November 23, 2014)
1. scarlette13 "Armed" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4113…
2. Schokopir "Freedom" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4828…
3. QBeagle "Open Space" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4740…
4. DTKinetic "Lively" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/3960…
5. lu--24 "Strength" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4948…
6. ARandomBluePony "Sky" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4041…
7. G4MM43T4N/A :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4374…

:pointr: TAGLINE 3: :pointl: (Started: December 9 2014 / Ended: December 18, 2014)
1. lu--24 "Simplicity" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4308…
2. Schokopir "Wealth" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4373…
3. TheArtfulJellyfish "Friendship" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/2902…
4. scarlette13 "Pink" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4949…
5. StudioIJB "Subdued" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4509…
6. YumisaR "Nostalgia" :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4951…
7. dviouslecunning N/A :: comments.deviantart.com/1/4451…

:pointr: TAGLINE 4: :pointl: OPEN FOR SIGN-UPS
1. YumisaR
2. Open
3. Open
4. Open
5. Open
6. Open
7. Open

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