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Comment Coach!

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 5:29 PM by 3wyl:icon3wyl:
ProjectComment is a group that provides Guaranteed & Constructive comments for the DeviantArt community. In order to support those efforts, we encourage everyone to write comments that are as constructive as possible. Because this is no easy feat, our admins are willing to support you in writing those constructive comments. So, if you are interested in improving your commenting to help others, consider contacting a comment coach for suggestions, advice and more!

Note one of the comment coaches below with the following:

  • Links to your comments and/or the deviations containing your comments, or feel free to note a comment coach before commenting! FAQ #14: How do I create a link to a specific comment?
  • Questions for the comment coach.
  • Additional thoughts and opinions.

Our Comment Coaches!


:note: Even though we have listed available times, we do not guarantee that responses will be immediate. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. If you would like immediate assistance, please note the group.

Contact astarayel!


"I am a digital artist who particularly loves anything with a fanart, sci-fi, or fantasy twist. When commenting, I definitely look to strengths first and weaknesses second, but I always try to leave critiques that offer specific ways to improve rather than just generic terms. Commenting is the gateway to friendship, for me, so I'm always looking to build up another artist to be the best they can!"

Days Available: Sunday, Weekdays (except Wednesdays)
Times Available: 6:00AM - 9:00AM (Sunday) 4:00PM - 6:00PM - Pacific Time (Weekdays)
Specifically skilled in Digital Art (realism, fantasy, fanart, vector), Traditional Art (pencils, watercolor)

Contact Astrikos!


Days Available: Monday
Times Available: 5:30PM - 9:00PM - Pacific Time
Specifically skilled in Traditional Art, Photography, Poetry

Contact DTKinetic!


"I am a hobbyist artist specializing in digital landscape art, and dabble in anthro as well. As a commenter, technical improvement is important, but also-- I always try to connect with the other artist's world, understand their style, and express the subjective elements of the picture when possible."

Days Available: Any day
Times Available: Eastern Time - West Europe & Americas Only
Specifically skilled in Digital Art, Literature

Contact FreeingMyAngelWings!


"I am an amateur, self taught artist. I mainly draw fanart and Anime style, but my forte seems to be Disney related things. I have been drawing for over 10 years, but started to be serious about drawing about 4 years ago. I may not know everything, but I try the best that I can to help out each person that I can in a positive way--just like I did (and still am). In a way, it is like paying it forward. "

Days Available: Any day
Times Available: 9:00AM to 5:00PM - Pacific Time
Specifically skilled in Anime/Manga, Photography, Literature

Contact Kaotic-Cass!


"Hi, I'm Kaotic, an aspiring comic book illustrator who loves to promote open discussion on all of the topics/fandoms I love. Feedback is one of the greatest gifts you can give artists. If I can help an artist, or help someone help another through commenting, then I'm there!"

Days Available: Any day
Times Available: 7:00PM Onwards - Pacific Time
Specifically skilled in Traditional Art, Illustration

Contact Nocturnaliss!


"My strengths are a sharp eye, logic, and empathy. I enjoy helping people however I can. I will try to understand a commenter before making suggestions; my sharp eye allows me to find points of improvement rather easily, which logic will wrap up into comprehensible ideas. Oh, and I like to joke ;)"

Days Available: Week days
Times Available: 10:00AM - 5:30PM GMT+1
Specifically skilled in All, except Photography

Contact SolidMars!


"Hello, I'm Julian, I'm a 24 year old dude with a passion for writing and digital art. I specialize mainly in literature though. I also have tea for blood :giggle:"

Days Available: Any day
Times Available: 4:00PM Onwards UTC +3
Specifically skilled in Literature

Contact Tuntalm!


"Do you have this weird friend who always talks and talks and talks to explain things, detailing everything ? Yes ? Well I am this friend. It could be a bad thing, but as a commenter, I end up creating very detailed and structured comments, which can be very helpful ! If you want to improve on that, feel free to contact me and we'll chat about it. :nod:"

Days Available: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Times Available: 2:00PM - 9:00PM UTC +1
Specifically skilled in Traditional

Contact 3wyl!


Days Available: Any day
Times Available: 6:00AM - 6:00PM - Pacific Time
Specifically skilled in Photography, Literature


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you! :love:

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:iconcyberfurry10:
CyberFurry10 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Wait, do we comment or send them a note if we need their help?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Send them notes, please! They're more than happy to help! :eager:
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:icontheskull31:
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way I can apply to be a comment coach? I think I know the rules of commenting on a picture good enough to be a coach.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Right now, Comment Coaches are admins of the group. We could open up the floor to everyone, but not many people contact our Comment Coaches as it is, so it doesn't really make sense to do that. :hmm:
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:icontheskull31:
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand completely. Thanks for your honesty. :)
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:iconnocturnaliss:
Nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016   Writer
... I'm not on there D:

Maybe it's because I wasn't certain about the whole coaching thing? XD
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's right. Note me the details and I'll put you on. :nod:
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:iconnikolesilva:
nikolesilva Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Do we have a list for critiques arts/drawing. It is what I usually do, browses through my notification and if I happen to stumble upon an art/drawing with the artist asking to critique it, I would and give my opinion once I've looked over the art/drawing.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Every submission we accept into our Gallery is one of those. :nod:
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:iconnikolesilva:
nikolesilva Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
So do we have someone on the look out for those? Or do we simply browse through our notification, of the latter, then, how do we add it to our Gallery?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure I fully understand your question?

I accept deviations into our gallery. Everyone who submits there wants a comment. You can watch the group's deviations (to get the gallery submissions into your message center).
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:iconnikolesilva:
nikolesilva Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
I see. What I meant was other artist's art/drawing that has a "Critique" sign on it, will it be added to our gallery or do we add it, the art/drawing, to the gallery. But anyways it just a question of a curious new member.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Adding the 'Critique' sign to a piece is a Core Membership feature. As you don't have Core, you won't be able to add it to your own piece (this feature is added during the submission process).

If you submit your art to the gallery, you should receive something like a critique because that is what a constructive comment essentially is. :nod:
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:iconnikolesilva:
nikolesilva Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
Ah, I see, thank you.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If there's anything else, just say. :)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Looks good! :la:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconmarigiveslife:
MariGivesLife Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I have two questions: when it says "5:30 onwards" when does "onwards" end? And what does it mean if it simply says "Eastern Time?"
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
5:30pm onwards until an acceptable time, which would be around 10:00pm. :nod:

Eastern Time in terms of the US, which is three hours ahead of Pacific Time. For Eastern Time, we would operate under 'normal' hours, so 9:00am EST (or 6am PST) until 10:00pm EST (or 7pm PST). If it says Eastern Time, then that person will most likely be around throughout the day, Eastern Time.

Let me know if that answered your questions?
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:iconmarigiveslife:
MariGivesLife Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it did. Thanks!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :la:
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:iconpioneeringauthor:
PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
but if we just send a link to a comment, what good is it? They don't know what the deviation looks like if we just link a comment---I could think up a storm, but if it looks perfect to me I'm out of ideas---shouldn't we send a link to the deviation AND the comment... or just the deviation?
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't necessarily need the deviation as a reference to improve the constructive nature of a comment. I would think that if one wanted to improve the constructive nature of a comment, we would look to the comment itself, and analyze what is said and what isn't said. For example, you don't need to look at the deviation to know that the person didn't explain why they liked what they liked.

As DTKinetic said, if you link the comment, you can follow the link to the deviation the comment was posted on as well.

We would rather everyone focused on their comments for this project, but there is no harm for the commenter or the coach to link/reference the art as well if they deem it necessary.

If it looks perfect to you, but your piece was not accepted into the gallery because of the comment, then that is when a coach comes in to offer suggestions to improve your comment.
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:iconpioneeringauthor:
PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I see. Thanks! :wave:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me know if you have any further questions. :)
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:icondtkinetic:
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you link the comment, you can follow the link to the page or deviation the comment was posted as well.
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:iconmechalozlas:
Mechalozlas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
"meaty nosebleeds" x3
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:?
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:iconmechalozlas:
Mechalozlas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I thought it was funny.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a unique name, I guess. :O_o:
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:iconmechalozlas:
Mechalozlas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Heh heh..
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