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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 article focuses on awesome deviants, 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 Commenter : artbypaulfisher!


Each month, ProjectComment will select one member from within the group to be our Spotlight, based on the comments we have seen in our gallery submissions! We choose this member based on the quality, and reliability of their comments and their dedication to the community.

:iconartbypaulfisher:, artbypaulfisher, Artist | Hobbyist | Varied

Commented on Curious by Glaiceana.

Curious by Glaiceana
"This little dude is freaking cool! Love it! There isn't really very much to suggest on this one to be honest, but as you asked for critiques, I'll try to make a few pointers. On the whole this is a really charming little image that shows some great imagination and is very nicely painted.

Firstly, I love the colour scheme you have used, very striking! The only thing that stands out to me in that sense is that the back legs look a little separated from the body as their colour and texture is harshly different from the areas surrounding them. I think you could faintly run the texture on his back (which matches the legs very nicely) all the way down and connect it up to the legs somehow and maybe have it slightly creeping onto his belly too. I think you are very slightly losing the form of the ‘knee’ joint too (I’m not sure of the exact froggy term) because the pattern looks fairly even across the entire leg, there is no distortion on the texture there at all. It feels to me like the design/pattern should be more stretched around the knee area where the skin would be stretched across the bend, this is very minor though.
[...]

Here is a selection of art created by artbypaulfisher.
Torah Bright by artbypaulfisher The Bee and the Strawflower by artbypaulfisher Jimi by artbypaulfisher
Have a browse of their Gallery!

Do you think you know of a potential Spotlight? If so, we take nominations so feel free to note ProjectComment!




Calling All Commenters!


We are looking forward to your reply to this month's Commenter Question! Please feel free to answer it in a reply to this blog for the chance of being featured in the next blog!

Q. What is the best part about commenting?


Thanks much to caminante0 and SofusGirl for answering last month's question: What prompted you to start commenting?

Check out their art!

caminante0 ~ Heavy burden by caminante0 Waiting by caminante0 Unfolding by caminante0

SofusGirl ~ Katryn and company by SofusGirl Chapter 1
She had always loved to dance; it was her one true passion. As an only child in one of the high class families in Ciervalle she had always gotten things her way. When she was six her talent for dance had been very much apparent. It had led to her parents buying her the most expensive dancing shoes and dresses they had found. So she had kept dancing, attending classes and being at the very top of her class all the way until she graduated from Ciervalle Dancing Academy when she was 17. Now, four years later she was one of the best dancers in the city, maybe even in the entire kingdom of Corsaltare. Her pale blonde, nearly silver, hair reached her waist and icy blue eyes sparkled like diamonds when she danced. Her feet stomped the ground and her hands, hips, everything moved in the rhythm of the music. People came to watch her dance. She loved their attention, she loved dancing, and she loved the outfits, the makeup, and the accessories. She loved being a dancer.
At the moment she
Edward the werewolf by SofusGirl



Lucky Draw Selection



M.y.  S.k.i.n. by YumeNox Twilight Rocks by Arielyte Car by Sanguisa :thumb357989989: :thumb351400675:

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Three Comment Challenges for May


Do one of the below well and you may win yourself 10 :points:! Please link us to your efforts in this blog, though, otherwise you may not get your 10 :points:! :nuu:

:star: Try out our Comment Tag and Comment Thread to give and get one comment!

:star: Participate in our Art Creation & Commenting Challenge by creating art or giving comments!

:star: Try to include at least three praises and three improvements in one of your constructive comments!

If you have suggestions for any more comment challenges we can do, feel free to note us at ProjectComment!



Favourites Selection by Riemea



Angel of Judgement by Dawn-Of-Anarchy Dog Commission #3 by ohmanhoman Tea Time by Givemore Rusted Nail“Rust is a sign of age, Alan,” my grandfather said as he lay underneath the car.  “You leave this cars out in the elements and the air rusts 'em, no matter what you do.  And you really can't fix rust.  The frame for this one still looks mostly intact, though.  Pass me that wrench, would you?”
I slid the wrench across the floor.  “Thanks,” Grampa Rob said.
I resumed my position in the fold-up chair, drinking my tea. It was rather chilly for the middle of September.  The garage was heated, but still a little colder than in the actual house, so I was wearing my college hoodie.
“Why do you like working on cars so much, Grampa?” I asked.  Grampa Rob had worked on old cars ever since I could remember; it had always been a hobby for him.  So much so that my grandmother would always nag.  
“That grandfather of yours,” Nana would always say, “you'd think he'd love cars more than he doe
OceaniaI accidentally married you
one day during the low tide.
my sympathies were at a low ebb
when you,
sea princess, gutted me with
seaweed fingers, shrunk me
until a tide pool held
all the romance,
all the pooled possibilities
of the ocean.
Fire in the city by campestris Lux by xxwingxx

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Featured Commenters by VimislikArt & Riemea


These commenters are determined by you, the users, through Nominations (read below for more information). Each week we will be selecting a few of the most frequently or positively nominated commenters. Anyone on deviantART is applicable for this feature!

pinballwitch

Commented on Part-Time Hooker by ssensory.

Part-Time HookerI inhale smoke and dirty thoughts
(sleeping with a waste-of-calories
with no sex appeal. her heart
doesn't beat
 the volume of
smell increases as it's
getting hotter than a
 fever heat
 I don't mind her
cold hands around my --
 burned out lights form a
silhouette; film this on
screen like a dream
you can watch or hear.
but she doesn't scream;  
her bones suffocate me
as she's wrapped around
my body -
she's stiff, cold, dry.
sleeping with a waste-of-calories
with no sex appeal. her heart
doesn't beat. )
Until I can't breathe.
"I feel as though some of the imagery doesn't quite compute for me...I like a lot of the images taken discreetly, and I get that you're going for a stream-of-consciousness thing, but somehow certain sections draw blanks for me because of a certain lack of continuity. For instance, "hotter than a fever heat" versus "stiff, cold, dry" (which, btw, isn't clearly assigned--is it "she" who is "s,c,d" or is it the speaker's "my body"?)--I don't get a sense that the heat imagery is sustained, if that makes any sense--are we still supposed to keep the fever heat in mind (as a simultaneous contrast with the "s,c,d" image) or is that image over and done with? [...]"

Here is a selection of art created by the Commenter, pinballwitch.
It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas...It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas
Or, Why We Need Patriotic Holiday Jingles Year-Round (It's For Our Children)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go...

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, my fellow Americans. The morning after Thanksgiving, anyone in this glorious country who turns on the radio may be pleasantly surprised by a jolly jingle. Who doesn't love to be reminded of figgy pudding right after a Thanksgiving feast?
It doesn't even matter what station you listen to—everyone sneaks in a holiday tune in between the hits. It's all part of the national No Radio Station Left Behind campaign (not endorsed by any governmental body) to standardize the holiday cheer. No one will be deprived of merry melodies for long, never fear. Any good capitalist planning to rush the department stores looking for Black Friday deals will get a heavy dose of musical masterpieces like the Muzak rendition of "Jingle Bells," guaranteed to energize e
Mariska by pinballwitch
Have a browse of their Gallery!

DoodlesAndPictures

Commented on Far off by TheLuckyAlien.

Far off by TheLuckyAlien"Wow! Good job for your first sketch!! You've done a really good job with the anatomy! As I've already seen it said in the comments below, you've done a good job on his hair but his beard isn't quite there yet. I think its just some of the dots in his beard that are really throwing me off. Also, I would like to see his right nostril (on viewer's left) be illuminated just a little to give it a bit of definition. Also, you have some really nice, smooth shading, however right above his lips on the (viewer's) left side of his face, I would think there would be a smoother transition from light to shadow. That being said, the highlight on the his bottom lip on the (viewer's) left side of his lip is out of place, and it should have rather been in mid tone shadow to make it correspond to the light source better.[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by the Commenter, DoodlesAndPictures.
Feeling Grey by DoodlesAndPictures Wall Art by DoodlesAndPictures
Have a browse of their Gallery!

VioletRosePetals

Commented on Eve by ckatt01.

Eve - FINISH 4/3/2013 by ckatt01 "This is a very expressive piece, one of those rare ones that I could just stare at forever. All of the details are amazing, there isn't a spot on here that isn't perfectly shaded and detailed. I especially love the symmetrical (-ish, and the fact that it's not perfectly symmetrical makes it that much better) leafy border at the bottom cradling the apple that Eve ate. That really ties it all together, makes it look like everything's growing from that one point. I also absolutely love the touch of the butterfly and lily in her hair, it offsets her own symmetry and ties her into the whole piece, makes her belong there, rather than just being a woman with a floral border surrounding her. [...]"

Here is a selection of art created by the Commenter, VioletRosePetals.
Turquoise Lanyard Bracelet by VioletRosePetals Rainbow Demon Rose by VioletRosePetals
Have a browse of their Gallery!



Artist Q & A


This is an open call to artists to reply to this blog with any specific questions on art that you'd like answered! We'll include the questions in our next article and hopefully get the answers you require!



How To Nominate


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Send us a note with the subject "Nomination" and the following information.
    :bulletblue: The name of the Deviant you are nominating. :bulletblue: Link(s) to the deviation(s) on which they commented. (The more, the better!) This is great way to give back to a user who has given you an exceptional comment!
    • You can suggest anyone and everyone (except yourself ;P) at any time and include as many nominations as you want in one note.
    • The news feature occurs once every month and all nominations will be taken into account.
    • If your nomination isn't featured immediately, it may still be featured in a future news article!
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VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow thank you guys so much! There is so much awesome artwork on here, I just wish I had more time to comment!
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Princess-CoCo-154 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's some really lovely arts here :heart:

and to answer your question

i think the best part in commenting is that you give someone some love and to make their day, i really love it when i open my massages after a long-hard day and find that someone replied on a comment i made on his\her art telling me that i'v made their day and they are really happy and such it just makes me happy too, you know, like knowing that i've managed to make someone happy and that's amazing
and when receiving comments i think the best part is the motivation, like when i have a lack of Internet connection and i can't read the comments i receive, it's just that i don't feel like drawing any more,

commenting really is the best thing in deviantART! :heart:
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree! :dummy:

Aww... that's pretty awesome! I'm glad it's such a good thing there for you. :nod:

Indeed! It is the soul of communication, in a sense. :la:

Thank you so much for answering. :glomp:
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Princess-CoCo-154 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem sweetie :tighthug:
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ssensory Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much for including my piece in this newsletter. :heart:
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Riemea Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Always lovely to see the newsletter! :happybounce:
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campestris Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!
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Glaiceana Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for the feature :)
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sakunokishimori Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
This is a very nice read!

As someone who would like to improve on drawing and writing, I would like comments myself on my artworks. Though I rarely get them. So, I think the best part of commenting is to give others what I want and perhaps even if it's little, help them improve.
Also, by commenting, one would show support and continue to motivate the artist to do more and even better artworks. I even got a comment that encouraged me to do exactly that. [link]
With just that comment, I felt extremely happy and really motivated. So, I also comment on so that others may feel the same. ^^
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad! :dummy:

Ah, I see.. yes, to give and to get in return. I understand the process. :nod:

True, true! It's very strong stuff sometimes. :D

That's great! :glomp:
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