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Posted: 18 May 2013 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 301 ]
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Sadly, I tend not to visit deviantART near often enough.  Possibly because it quickly becomes so overwhelming.

Consequently, I also don’t update my gallery regularly, so then I start avoiding doing so since it’s always such a pain.  But it was really rather painless this time because of the changes in uploading.  (I’ll probably still procrastinate because that’s just me.)

As I was responding to comments today, I noticed that the Browse More Like This is really ... Not At All Like THIS!  Is it based purely on the category?  Or are there other factors that affect what kind of images are displayed in Browse More Like This?

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Posted: 18 May 2013 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 302 ]
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Just recently hit the seven year mark at dA but I left.  It’s pretty much a popularity contest there and most of the active members are young people who don’t give much feedback.  All they seem to care about is pageviews, watchers and llamas.  I did a search for 3D art and found about 1,130 pages of mostly S&M fetish renders and that seems to be about all they look for over there. 

I’ve had better luck and feedback at Renderosity.

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Posted: 18 May 2013 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 303 ]
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Sky_ - 18 May 2013 06:42 PM

Just recently hit the seven year mark at dA but I left.  It’s pretty much a popularity contest there and most of the active members are young people who don’t give much feedback.  All they seem to care about is pageviews, watchers and llamas.  I did a search for 3D art and found about 1,130 pages of mostly S&M fetish renders and that seems to be about all they look for over there. 

I’ve had better luck and feedback at Renderosity.

Well, that’s the value of this thread.  I’m watching 98% of those listed now and, while there are some boring pinups (because everyone does that at some point, male or female), most of them aren’t fetish content.  Many are especially educational about their processes and thus even better - one gets to look at cool pictures and also learn new things (Laticis, Jabba, wancow, and many others, and I do DS tutorials as well).  The more people from this thread you watch, the more different methods and styles you will see.  I personally am loving it when I thought DA was a 3d desert a month ago.


I do give constructive criticism on renders that I think aren’t hopeless but could be improved, or that I think are really exceptional, and many others give helpful feedback as well.  Even if you don’t have a membership you can still put “please critique” in your description and you will absolutely get responses. 


You do still get renders that are obviously “onehanded” and therefore a hot mess, but I just don’t bother with them past glancing at the icon (because they’re not looking for real feedback anyway).

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Posted: 18 May 2013 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 304 ]
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I tend to not post there as often as I should. I usually have my head burried in the sand, working on product creation.

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Posted: 18 May 2013 08:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 305 ]
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Sky_ - 18 May 2013 06:42 PM

Just recently hit the seven year mark at dA but I left.  It’s pretty much a popularity contest there and most of the active members are young people who don’t give much feedback.  All they seem to care about is pageviews, watchers and llamas.  I did a search for 3D art and found about 1,130 pages of mostly S&M fetish renders and that seems to be about all they look for over there. 

I’ve had better luck and feedback at Renderosity.

Oddly enough, that was my exact experience with Renderosity, and the primary reason that I wound up completely deleting my gallery over there. I found Rendo to be nothing but T&A shots, and I don’t do those, period… and it was entirely too much of a clique for my liking. I used to post all of my artwork and freebies on Rendo. I removed all of it and left for a few years (after being with them for several years). I only recently have gone back to putting some of my freebies back up there… but as far as my artwork, I only very rarely post it over there.

DA has a lot of similar issues, yes… but oddly enough, I have gotten some very good constructive feedback on my image posts from DA through the notes/private-messaging system, whereas in Rendo, not ONCE did I get anything constructive from anyone. On Rendo I was lucky if anyone even bothered to GLANCE at one of my images. At least with DA I’ve had some folks looking and gotten some intelligent comments.

I could care less about the popularity crap. I don’t care about pageviews, llamas, points, or any of that garbage. I don’t do any of it. I’m there for different reasons than that. I kind of use DA like my digital journal in a way. *shrugs* My art gets posted up there, along with snippets of creative writing (some of it transcripted from RP sessions with other writers), and I do occassionally do some stamps. I like the stamps a bit, but that is certainly not my focus in my gallery.

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Posted: 19 May 2013 03:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 306 ]
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I know I have a mixed array of things up on DA, including mature content. But that’s just the way I am and that’s also the reason why I have tried to sort my gallery so people will have a choose what to look at when (or if) they visit.

I do admit that I like to look around but I am simply not comfortable or skilled enough to actually give constructive critic to the work most people have put up. On occassion I do write a few words on some pictures, but I’m not overly good with that either tbh. I try to give feedback, but it’s hard when all I can see is an artist that are so better skilled than me, I mean… what on earth could I possibly bring to that artist? And words like, “really nice pic” gets old after a time *shrug*

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Posted: 19 May 2013 03:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 307 ]
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Folks please feel free to comment or give critique on my works even if you feel that “you’re not good enough” or whatevs. Feedback is awesome and it is always possible to open dialogue and bounce ideas between you and me.

For example, my most recent drabblework (not the wyvern, but Gummi Tortoise) got pushed further by SickleYield dropping a perfectly innocent comment “Eeeeee! I demand that he be rendered in a Gummy Forest.” ‘cause she liked it that much, and then I just ran with the idea (see the follow-up drabble).

Your comments/critique == inspiration fodder for me.

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Posted: 19 May 2013 04:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 308 ]
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Skiriki - 19 May 2013 03:28 AM

Folks please feel free to comment or give critique on my works even if you feel that “you’re not good enough” or whatevs. Feedback is awesome and it is always possible to open dialogue and bounce ideas between you and me.

For example, my most recent drabblework (not the wyvern, but Gummi Tortoise) got pushed further by SickleYield dropping a perfectly innocent comment “Eeeeee! I demand that he be rendered in a Gummy Forest.” ‘cause she liked it that much, and then I just ran with the idea (see the follow-up drabble).

Your comments/critique == inspiration fodder for me.

*giggles* Oh my, that sounded awesome, now I have to run over and take a look at that smile

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Posted: 19 May 2013 04:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 309 ]
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See? There you go. I’m receptive to ideas and suggestions from others, I put my own spin to them and ta-daaaah! LOL

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Posted: 19 May 2013 05:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 310 ]
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Indeed, oh and I ended up not buying any candy despite my craving for it.. I ended up buying yoghurt with the taste of cloudberries, suddenly my candy craving disapearred for osmething much much better smile

(I spent a lot of years living up north in sweden.. so cloudberries are something I really love, too bad they aren’t growing where I live now :( )

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Posted: 19 May 2013 05:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 311 ]
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*snaps her fingers*

Cloudberry shader. That’s what we need.

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Posted: 19 May 2013 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 312 ]
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oh yes.. that would be amazing. Which makes me wonder, is there any props for berries like cloudberry, raspberry, blueberry etc? *need to truly search the store*

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Posted: 19 May 2013 07:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 313 ]
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Ack, quit getting updates to this thread. Seems I need to check out more. To those that have followed… Thank you. Still learning DA etiquette, so pardon me smile

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Posted: 19 May 2013 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 314 ]
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I would love to get feedback on DA anything helps even if it is good, bad or just a hey nice work. I would love to continue to improve and feedback helps not only with tecnique but as Skiriki pointed out with fostering ideas among each other. I am going to do my best to start leaving feedback evennif it is only to say “great work “

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Posted: 19 May 2013 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 315 ]
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I just recently got around to updating my DA page and started posting freebies too. (see sig for linky).

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