02 9 / 2014
Anonymous said: I don't understand it. Why is it when people who claim they don't want drama. Try to cause it in some way? They either ask "Stop this drama I can't take it" or "I don't like drama" yet they try to create it in some way, trying to piss that certain someone off. Like... Are they insane? Do they not know what they're doing? Or do they actually miss that person/group of people so much, they create drama to get attention they're not getting anymore?
01 9 / 2014
There’s a user on the website who I’m friends with. She’s a great artist, or at least I think she is.
the problem is that all she uses is bases
she has more watchers than me, and her art is just adding hair/clothes in Microsoft paint. I hand draw and sketch out my art in SAI and color with my tablet. (I’m not saying paint is bad or anything, but its not the greatest program)
she gets more commissions and watchers and I’m embarrassed about how it makes me so jealous ;~;
01 9 / 2014
that feel when you actually have enough saved up for once and every artist you were planning to commissions are closed or stopped taking commissions.
01 9 / 2014
Anonymous said: I really hate seeing people repeatedly whine about how much they hate something on deviantart. Whether it be fanart, nudity, or bad fan characters. It's fairly obvious that the people complaining are actually actively searching for it. Sure I like to look at stuff I hate sometimes, but I don't whine about it because I looked for it knowing what to expect!
31 8 / 2014
I don’t understand why artists set up Kiribans is they’re never going to do them.
It’s been a little over a year now when I won a Kiriban from an artist. I have messaged them twice over this, both times they claimed they were “too busy” and would “get right on it”. To be honest, I don’t even remember what I asked for anymore! They’ve moved accounts and don’t seem to be active or draw the same anymore.
And she’s not the only one. Another I won a Kiriban from left after giving me an incomplete sketch of one part of my Kiriban. Apparently she also owes someone else money from a fursuit commission - no, not who you’re thinking. This one disappoints me more than anything, she had great art and seemed nice; and after the sketch I was sent, I was definitely excited. But then nothing.
I have three others I’m waiting one, one of them who has apparently yet to finish a Kiriban ever.
I know it’s free.. but it’s irritating when someone offers art and just never complete it. I just wish they’d take the time to think about if they really want to do it. I know I’ll definitely be looking around from now on before I choose whether or not to join..
31 8 / 2014
I don’t think there’s wrong with anyone quitting and they shouldn’t be pressured to returning, (not talking about ppl who scam and run away, or ppl who get one bad review/some form of concrit and are like “uwahh i’m quitting da 4eva T_T”) I mean, it’s their life, and just because “anyone/everyone CAN be an artist”, doesn’t mean it’s for everyone, art block and lack of motivation is a thing but some people aren’t just passionate about it in the end even if they liked it for a couple years in the beginning, there’s no obligation for them to keep going unless ppl are willing to pay a lot to commission them and they’re somehow really good despite not really loving what they do
31 8 / 2014
Anonymous said: This user MarcosLucky96 (formerly known as Ozzyguy) really gets under my skin big time. He is the prime example of "quantity over quality" but this guy has more that 300,000 views and almost 9000 deviations. What's worst is that he's only been on dA for two years. I just don't get it! How can some cookie cutter, shameless concept thief, lack of creativity person like him get that many views and get so much praise for his "talented" waste!? It's proof the only fanart that gets praised is shit!
31 8 / 2014
Anonymous said: All the 13-year-olds I find on dA are so immature and childish. It's like I can't find someone appropriatoe to talk to and be internet buds with that's the same age as me. Not implying that all of them are like that but most of them are. It kinda makes me disappointed in my own generation.
30 8 / 2014
tbh the ones who complain about others who buy expensive/’overpriced’ commissions is like complaining when someone spends like 100 bucks for a hair cut or a nice dress/new outfit. It’s their money and most people I know wouldn’t judge them about it without seeming really rude unless it was them paying for it (plus a digital commission would at least last longer if you saved it/backed it up somewhere). It’s just business, if you don’t like it , do business with someone else. Though if I were selling art-or anything, really-I’d try to get as much from a single person as I possibly could, I wouldn’t try to stop someone from buying from something I thought was overpriced unless I was as good/better than them and could offer/sell them art for a better deal for myself and them.
30 8 / 2014
So, let me tell you a something I went through on deviantART. I have an alternate account to use for trolling people. I find it very amusing to see how they’d react to something I say. The first one that I tried to troll just simply blocked me so I was like, “You’re no fun.” So I abandoned that account for a while because I realized that I wasn’t all that good at trolling people. Days passed and I got really bored so I logged in back to my alt. I found a random deviant and commented on one of their works. I didn’t comment anything rude, it was just a long paragraph containing what I think of that one pic and what parts of it need to be improved. I had no bad intentions at the time and tried to be as polite as possible. I expected them to reply with a simple “Thank you for the feedback. I’ll be sure to follow these.”, but you know what happened? My logs got bombed with “You ruined my day! You’re such a rude twat!”, “Who the hell are you to judge my friend? GTFO of dA!”, more whiteknight comments and the artist herself who replied with, “T-t-that’s just the way I d-draw, a-a-and it’s my program’s fault since I can’t download……”
I seriously hate people like that!! They overreacted to something they should’ve just swatted off!! And stuttering like that, acting like they’re so precious and fragile, infuriates me to no end!!
30 8 / 2014
So a couple weeks ago, this popular artist (not saying who) opened up an emergency custom design slot for about $15, which I snapped up. (Note that they didn’t have any policies regarding making requested changes to the final design at all)
I asked for something which they only sketched out while they completed other people’s artwork, so then I asked for something different because I had changed my mind.
But, instead of doing exactly what I asked them to do (and I also expected that they would hand-draw the design), they just took some lineart they used for one of their fursonas that *partially* matched the description of the custom I wanted. Then they made small changes to it with only one or two details that I wanted, then slapped some (somewhat messy) coloring on.
When I asked for more changes, they told me that they deleted the file and that they couldn’t make any more edits.
I understand if they were in a pinch for money and you don’t have time to draw for something I paid for weeks ago, but…?
I paid $15 for a custom that I’m not even happy with and now I have to make changes on my own. If I want them to draw the custom I ordered, I have to pay them. Again.
Given, at the time they made my custom, they were in a pinch for money and they were desperately working on commissions to raise funds for themself for school.
But just because they are busy with other things does NOT give them the excuse to be lazy. As an artist, they have their priorities- but as their customer, I have my rights to customer satisfaction.
It’s ok if you put it off for a month and make something I’m happy with.
It’s ok if you put it off for half a year and make something I’m happy with.
What’s not ok is if you’re not going to give me my money’s worth when you have done the same for everybody else.
I feel disappointed that I spent money on a popular artist I trusted, and didn’t get the same quality artwork that every other customer of theirs received. But as I said, the custom was for an emergency (they didn’t like doing customs): desperate is as desperate gets.
If someone that they really favored took that custom slot instead of me, would they do the same to them?
Oh well. That’s that. At least I got a design that looks similar to one of their characters (which I really like).