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Many people ask themselves (sometimes on a daily basis) why they should comment on a piece of work. Whether it's just a deviation that pops up into our message centres or a deviation on deviantART's home page, what makes us decide whether we should, or even want to, comment on that piece?

Why do we bother? Or more importantly, why don’t we bother?

This guide explores the thoughts that we may have, the excuses we make, and, hopefully, a few thoughts to encourage you to comment, not just with a few words and that's it, but to really give a fellow artist a constructive comment that they deserve... that we deserve.

What is mentioned below is by no means accurate or complete and it does not apply to everyone. It was written by ProjectComment as a Group, by deviants, for deviants and we sincerely hope you enjoy reading this.

A massive thank you to annajordanart, catadescour, katdesignstudio, Jenniej92 and xblackxbloodxcellx who all contributed in the making of this guide. Their efforts are much appreciated and they really deserve more recognition.


Many of us do not have the time to constructively comment on deviations, even though we want to. As a consequence, we :+fav: and run, we write a couple of words, or something else that takes less than a minute to do.

Is that it? Are our pieces reduced to only something that is worthy of one minute of a person's time?

How many of us browse the galleries, on deviantART, clicking on random deviations? How many of us see so many deviations that have next to no comments, or comments that only contain a few words?

One could argue that it is their own fault for not being more active and supporting other artists. Surely if they were more active, they would receive more comments, and that... that is true to some extent. Regardless, it should never stop us from commenting and giving people feedback on their pieces. The majority of us are artists, striving for the same goal, so why not help someone in the same position as you… as us?

If you don't have time to comment, that's fair enough, but for those that have the time, why not?

Reasons Why

"Commenting on other people's work is a great way to expand your own knowledge of different variations of art. It's also a key factor to an art community - conversing and interacting with other artists creates the 'studio environment' that many artists work to in their jobs.

Commenting also shows a bit of your personality, or even that you are an open person. If you leave comments on people's work they are more than likely to leave comments back - its like an ice breaker." ~ annajordanart

"Commenting helps you not only to give your opinion or viewpoint, it also lets you receive feedback on whether you understood a piece of art correctly. Moreover, you can learn from other cultures and become more open-minded." ~ catadescour

"There is always a point to sharing your thoughts on a piece, even if only to exercise your observational skills. DeviantArt is a community site and you should feel comfortable giving feedback." ~ katdesignstudio

Fear is a factor that prevents some of us from commenting when it shouldn't: "I think most people are a bit afraid to give a deep comment, or just don't know what to say, or are afraid the receiver will be mad." ~ Jenniej92

Have you asked yourself, "What is the worst that could happen?"

You might get flamed/trolled/etc., but you are not forced to reply and you are not forced to see or read the comment. If the comment bothers you, delete it, never look back and move on. Your self-esteem/confidence/ego may plummet a bit from the encounter, but you have only conversed with one artist. Not all artists are the same and there are many out there who would appreciate any feedback at all, which leads us to...


...the excuses we make.

My comment won't make a difference and won't do much, anyway, because there are already loads of comments and it's quite obvious the artist doesn't need their ego stoked any more. Thus, any comments made means nothing, and there is no point.

Although there could be many comments, really look at them and see how many just contain a few sentences. Are all of the comments constructive? If not, your comment still has a chance of impacting the artist, especially if your comment is in-depth. If your thoughts are parallel to those that are already said, then there really is no point in reiterating it, but many artists still like to receive feedback, no matter how many comments they have.

"Even if you point some "weak spots" out, but you're kind, the artist will surely make use of your comment and will appreciate your honesty." ~ xblackxbloodxcellx

Generally, though, "Artists appreciate and thrive on any and all feedback on a piece. It is doubtful that the artist would leave the comments option "on" if they didn’t seek feedback. " ~ katdesignstudio

katdesignstudio goes on to say, "Pretend the artist and the "already knows their piece is amazing" feeling doesn’t exist. Just look at the piece for what it is. This is kind of a reverse Zen technique where instead of being acutely aware or oversensitive at the loads of comments, we are only looking at the art piece for what it is. Then write the comment, look at it objectively to ensure it is balanced for critical and constructive criticism, and post it."

The deviation is not inspiring, does not interest people, people cannot connect, etc.

If you find a piece such as this, what more of a better reason than to comment? You can suggest improvements to be made, give general feedback or anything else to help them progress as an artist. The critique template with sections such as, 'Vision', 'Originality', 'Technique' and 'Impact' can greatly aid in the making of this comment.

"Art is individually experienced and should not immediately be dismissed as 'uninspiring'. While there may be design reasons for it to not be emotionally compelling, just look at the piece objectively." ~ katdesignstudio

The medium of the piece is unfamiliar and I don't know what to say, because I am out of my comfort zone and depth.

You don't have to have specific knowledge of the medium to convey what you feel, think and see. Some artists are fine with just having feedback, any sort of feedback. Our guide How to Comment - Pointers and Examples lists all the things you could mention (General Pointers for All Categories) that can apply to every art out there.

"If you’re really stumped, at least write about what you feel from seeing the art. All art evokes a feeling – all humans experience art at very least on an emotive level." ~ katdesignstudio

I can’t actually think of anything constructive so no comment is better than a non-constructive comment.

xblackxbloodxcellx has pretty much summed it up brilliantly:

"Take a deep breath and look at the piece again. Name three (or more) things you like most and try to think why you like them. Write them down. Then try to look for a couple of things you don't really fancy and again, think why they don't attract you this much. Write them down. And you've got a decent comment!"

Some people believe that if they have nothing worthy to say, then they shouldn't say it. This does not apply to everyone. Although you may feel like that yourself, try and empathise with the artist and think how they will feel. You may be pleasantly surprised that people may want a non-constructive comment.

If a comment is made, it makes me sound like a douche, people bite my head off, it’s not appreciated, people will call me names, etc.

If your comment is not disrespectful, rude or 'flame-worthy' matieral, then the majority of people will only be like that if a, they are trolls (in which case, stay away from them or if that is too late, delete the reply and move on), b, the comment you type is destructive (particularly focusing on tone, content and phrasing) or c, it's neither the above, in which case, it's best not to pay attention and take what they say to heart.

"Besides, there's a saying in my country, "nunca quedas mal con nadie", which refers to those people who avoid saying anything because they don't want to get in trouble with anybody." ~ catadescour

Is that what everybody should do every single time they get a negative reply? Should we skulk around in silence, scared that the same things will happen again?

NO! Take a stand, respect the artist for the path they have chosen (even if they don't respect you), and keep on believing that not everyone is the same. Try and comment on 10 random pieces and see if the replies you get are all negative. If you get one negative out of nine positive, doesn't that prove something?

"If you're kind writing the comment, it's highly predictable that the artist will be at least as kind as you were." ~ xblackxbloodxcellx

When the artist doesn’t reply to the comments, it could suggest that they don’t appreciate it, can’t be bothered etc.

The majority of artists have a reason for not replying to comments, don't take it personally. It doesn't mean that they don't appreciate every single one, though, and it doesn't mean they won't be read. Sometimes, time can be a major factor, as our lives outside dA are more important, the artist wants to save the comments in their message centre because they feel the comments are helpful, or they just don't want to reply and thank everyone generically.

The comment won't be read

That really is not possible unless the artist just deletes your comment from their message centre without even looking, and if they do that, why enable comments in the first place? The fact that a comment won't be read and that a comment won't be replied to are two separate things.

"It’s also really tough to tell another person’s message reading habits if you are not the other person. Just have confidence! If you’ve left a comment, your objective at giving constructive feedback has been fulfilled, and you should be proud that you have participated in a group effort to make DeviantArt a more enriching place." ~ katdesignstudio

The fact that all there is in the Artist’s Comments is '…'

Some people feel that they shouldn't need to explain their piece, that it is all there up for your interpretation. Some people speak a different language and cannot portray what they want. Some people are in a hurry, or just don't want to distort your perception in any way so that you give your genuine impression.

Either way, it shouldn't deter you. It doesn't necessarily mean that you won't receive a reply. If a piece is beautiful and has "..." in the Artist's Comments, would it put you off from commenting more than a piece that is not quite so beautiful? Regardless of their skill, pieces shouldn't be judged in a way that one piece receives a comment over another that doesn't.

I comment, comment and comment, but I receive nothing. What’s the point? Why should I bother?

Selflessness, and the want to spread the love, to inspire  other people to comment. It sucks when you do so much for other people and yet you receive nothing in return, but... look deeper. Do the people thank you for what you have done? Do they hug and smile at you? If yes, then that is its own reward.

Not only that, but keep hold on to the belief that what goes around, comes around.

Continue to be active, support other artists for just the support and the act of giving, and it will be reciprocated sooner or later.

Final Note

Hopefully this guide has given you a few things to think about. There are a lot of deviations out there with barely any comments, and deviantART is such a massive place, surely we should help as much as we can?

The most important thing to think about is to comment because you want to comment, to spread the love, to inspire others to do the same, or anything else that is selfless, not selfish. Set yourself a target to constructively comment on one deviation every day, or to comment on a deviation that has no comments at all.  

Most of all, though, comment for art's sake. :heart:

Guides by ProjectComment

:bulletblue: A Guide to Commenting
:bulletblue: 5 Tips to Maintaining and Gaining Watchers
:bulletblue: An Observation of deviantART
:bulletblue: How to Comment - Pointers and Examples
:bulletblue: How to Write an Artist's (or Author's) Comments
:bulletblue: A Guide on (Offending) Comments

An extraordinary group you should check out…

Project-Pay-Forward ~ :iconproject-pay-forward:

"We all know of deviants who need help from time to time. Sometimes it is in a monetary fashion - Like donations for causes, paying for a bill here and there or something else.

Other times it is a simple hug, a friendly hello, a newbie who needs a guide or the promoting of an event.
And who doesn't know of someone offering or looking for commissions?
Need advice on your work? A critique perhaps?

This is what Project-Pay-Forward aims to do: Help those in need, however possible. We all have our talents, and we all have things we would like help with. This project hopes to bring together the two and get things done."

Thank you for reading. :dalove:

3wyl, posting on behalf of ProjectComment
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You ARE forced to see a bad comment in your Inbox. :doh: If it's a Wall of Text, you don't have to read it all, but if there's a bad message in your box, the only way you're going to never see it is if you never look in there, which defeats the point of receiving messages...
Also, regarding the worst that could happen, it's not just about what could happen to you. What about them? Your judgment could bring an artist to tears while doing little damage to you. But... as I've learned, a detailed apology usually fixes that,
and other than me nitpicking that part:above: all of this is some pretty true stuff. Truest stuff I've read about this, I think. 8-)
ComanderSprings Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Comments make the artist feel more noticed :aww:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :O
VampiraLady Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these series of journals! They're written in a pleasant, good language and serve really good advices.

I bet many people receive comments like: 'great!', 'awesome!', 'cool'! etc. I love such comments, really! But sometimes I'd prefer to read... longer ones :giggle:

by the way, I observed one thing. People like commenting more, when they're excited/touched/bothered by the work. For example, if there's a comic, which have vivid action and each site interrupts in the most interesting point, people usually write a lot of comments and ask 'when's the next page?' 'what will happen?'. This is fantastic, I used to draw such works, and - egoistically I'll say - I love grabbing people's attention. Then I have a feeling, that both I have an attention, and I give my watchers the best to please them.
But, this can be a vivid circle. It's hard to make up always a vivid action in works, controvercial themes, everything based on the highest emotions. Sometimes it's hard to find an inspiration, what interesting to draw (and you still think about grabbing people's attention)... :/ hm.

Do you have any thoughts about this? any advices? I'd love to hear them, you seem to be a wise person :)
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't know YOU were on this Group too? :D
And even though it wasn't directed at me, your Comment was still interesting.
I guess I never had that thing with with some of your comics because I think I must have spent too much time reading through older ones that already had a good number of pages already. :shrug:
It sounds like you have found the good techniques, though! :)
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for reading these journals and for commenting! I am glad that you think so. :)

Longer ones definitely provide something richer, I agree. :nod:

Yes, that is a good way to grab people's attention and to keep them engaged! To develop a fan base, in a keep them interested and so on. It is like a cliffhanger in a book, no?

I think what is important is to remember why you are doing art. Is it to get attention? Or is it for yourself? It can be a difficult balance to achieve between the two.

Personally, I think one should always do art for themselves first. If you want attention, that should come second. :nod:

I'm not sure if I really answered your question, but let me know if you have any more and we can discuss the issue? :)
VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing; I hope many people read this.
3wyl Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You and me both, but it's been a while. :lol:
Bubble66 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant article this has inspired me to comment more, and not be afraid.:)
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad! :D
Bubble66 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AllisonWonderland111 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really liked this, mostly because I'm one of those people who likes to write out a whole comment, then erase it without submitting it. But I also understand how it feels for someone to comment on my artwork, it feels good knowing that someone liked my work so much that they put time into saying something nice about it ^^. I'm sure that I would have made a lot of people's day a bit brighter if I had submitted at least half of the comments that I had erased.
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. :nod:

Oh, definitely! I do think, most of the time, it's great for both the commenter and the artist when a comment is given. :nod:

So I take it that you are no longer erasing? :)
AllisonWonderland111 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
well, as of writing that last comment, I've already gotten better at it. But honestly, it was a lot harder to post that than I'd like to admit x3.

It's just because I always embarrassed myself as a kid, so naturally it scares me now to do something that I MIGHT regret later. It's just something that I'll have to work on :)
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty cool that you've already gotten better at it there!

I think it'll become easier with time?

I guess the point may be to do things without regret? I don't think it should be something you should regret, and it won't be if you believe in yourself, what you are doing, the good that it does, and more. :nod:
AllisonWonderland111 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sure that it will get easier if I keep doing it ^^

It's interesting that I do other stranger things every day without getting embarrassed, like sing and dance in public to songs on the radio. But doing something as small as writing a comment and hitting 'Send' is hard to do? x3 My shyness doesn't make since xD
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, definitely. More practice is key. :la:

Ah, I suppose it is a bit different. :hmm:

But yeah, I can relate to how it doesn't make much sense and all. It is often the case with these things. =/
chill13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The golden rule applies here. "Do to others what you want them to do to you." Which should be applied to EVERYTHING in life. Who doesn't like to get constructive feedback? Praise makes you feel good and advice makes you a better artist. Write the kind of comments you would like to get.

I especially try to give comments to pieces with little or no feedback. There are so many great things out there that no one has said ANYTHING about.
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it does. :nod:

I think that's an awesome 'philosophy' to go by, both here and offline. It is difficult to do.. but perseverance is key. :D

...and it is a shame! So yes, I fully understand you there.
ilikadachocolate Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Writer
This is brilliant. Love how you added quotes from other artists, and the link to other helpful guides. :hug:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely! I think it's important that this is a collaborative effort. It all pertains to us, and.. yeah, many more minds are better than one. :P
Ravyre Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know how I came across this, but I did, and I am so pleased I have as well. ^^

I strongly believe this should be given to new deviants as they join, and to deviants who seem to have difficulty making any comments on other peoples work.

Some times I get to thinking that deviantART is just a popularity contest now days. They want comments and favourites for themselves but spare no time for other people. I'm not saying this is the case, but if it is, then that is very sad indeed.

I'm faving it in hope that people who visit my page will see it, click it, and be inspired to write comments. And if they already write comments, then to write more meaningful comments. ^^
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... it's linked a few times elsewhere, but who knows. :P

It wouldn't hurt! ^^;

Ah... I do feel that if you get into it, it can quickly become a popularity contest, but if you stay on the outskirts, it's not so bad.


Indeed! I hope so as well! Thank you for your comment and support. :glomp:
AnaBoji15 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
Ah just amazing ^w^ (writers block is in no comparison to my stress on commenting especially when I go back to see le gasp typos nuuu! .. ugh I'm so lame to make such mistakes like that excuse my noncommenting)
3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... :hug:
theghostlyartist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
~i really do love this article~

~for the longest time, i couldn't figure out why people keep making "comments over faves" stamps and why it grew to be such a big obnoxious deal~
~but then it came to me~:

~faves give more respect to the art than to the artist, while comments give more respect to the artist than to the art~

~faves say "i really like THIS PICTURE", but {non-generic} comments say "i care about YOU, as a fellow artist"~

~they say "i actually care about your motivation and your passion as an artist and the way you make art", and that can be expressed through both praise and constructive critique {because you wouldn't give a constructive critique of someone's art if you didn't care about them, right? :) }
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, perhaps! :D

Interesting way of looking at it. :nod:

Well put, I must say. Thanks for sharing that. :hug:
theghostlyartist Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
~it's no problem at all!~ :)
Yitzin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You guys pretty much read my mind regarding my biggest obsession when I dump my stuff to devart. It really doesn't take you even a minute just to say what you liked the most and that's it.

What's the point of "fave and run", if the one who faved doesn't even tell me why did he/she liked my drawing? There can be several reasons! And, what's the point of faving other stuff only to get a "thanks for the fav" in your front page? The latter really disappoints and appals me, because it shows that they did visited me, but overlooked all the wonderful stuff I have to show only to throw said comment. OK, this is understandable either if there were nothing in my gallery at all or if both are perfect opposites, but definitely NOT if the other one's art is pretty similar to mine.

And I could keep going and going...
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, definitely. :nod:

It does help, no matter what they think...


It really does annoy a person sometimes. ^^;
bunbunberry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to comment as much as i can, i think my problem with giving constructive criticism, is that i don't have the self confidence to do it, even if people ask me to! ^^; I get the thought of 'What gives me the right to criticise others?' I don't feel that i should be allowed to ^^; I know that is all down to my own issues, but that's why i feel i can't criticise >.< I usually just say good things rather than point out bad things >.<
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... :hug:

Well, that's almost like what right we have to talk to others, isn't it? O.o

You are definitely allowed, I should think... this is an art site, after all. ^^;

Good things are nice, but if you balance it out with one bad thing, then it shouldn't be too tricky, no? :)
bunbunberry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's just my own issues ^^; I'm very strict on myself when it comes to feelings, i can't be negative towards people for some reason ^^;
Hopefully i can learn to relax and accept that people wont kill me for it hehe!!
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... I think I understand where you're coming from there. :hug:

This is the internet! Which is sort of a good and bad thing. ^^;
bunbunberry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you for being so nice and understanding! ^^
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
H-Everybody-Lies--MD Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo I just love this article. Nicely done =]
Points that were made here reminded me of the things I try and do as well. I have to say, there are times where I just :+fav: and run but on some of those times I try and go back and comment. For example, if I had gone to the front page on accident [has happened XD] and I see two things I love at the same time, I immediately go to one and fave it, then go to the other and fave & comment, then go back to the first one for the comment lol.

Also, I remember when I first joined DA, how nice and in ways, how good it makes you feel to receive a comment. I had found a few other news articles like this one above and really started to set out to comment more. I find that it is something fun and I certainly enjoy spreading the love xD

I also find that comments really are the key soul to DA. How else can we find each other if someone doesn't write a comment? [Certainly a good comment and not an insult] I know some of my DA friends are having trouble with getting out there more, and I try to encourage them to just comment like crazy XD Personally for me, if I didn't comment I would never have encountered as many people as I have now.

I admit that when writing comments I do look out for a few specific things. For example if the art is a photo and the deviant has no comments & faves, or lots of faves but no comments, I tend to go in to fix that problem. Or if there have been 10 other comments but the last one was 7 months ago, I'll also comment.

Just last week, I came out of this weird slouching mood I was stuck in -- hadn't been commenting nearly as much, but now that I'm out of it, I'm much more pleased. I even spread more of my comments around yesterday by getting into a 'wanting to browse through someone else's gallery' mood. [I hope I'm not sounding too self-centered or anything in this large wall of text you're receiving]

If it helps or if it's just interesting, I find that when I make another tab to look through my messages, I end up coming across the new deviations that are being uploaded at the time, and then get lost for quite a while as well. :lmao: Extra tabs are a big help.

Well, that was my long parade of a comment, and I shall end it with a little emote for lack of a better ending:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)

Ah, that's good then! :D

That makes sense... sort of. I just drag it into a new tab, take my time with commenting and then fav both at the same time. :nod:

I'm glad you do! More need to, I think. :glomp:

Perhaps... certainly, it's a form of communication?

Good point.

There are lots of ways to get active within the community, though. :nod:

Sometimes we just need a break from everything. :)

Lol, not at all!

Ah... I don't really frequent the front page much... I agree with you that tabs are our saviours. :D

Aww... :hug:

Thank you for commenting! I apologise for the somewhat late reply. ^^;
H-Everybody-Lies--MD Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaa, I never thought of doing that before, lol no idea why. I'll have to try that though.

Yes, it is, and communication is always a good thing to have =]

True, true, breaks allow the mind to wander off and refresh itself, reminding us of new or old things and bringing the focus back =]

No problem!

Aaa, don't worry, it's fine, I tend to reply quite late on things as well :blush:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, definitely... it's what makes the world go around, somewhat.

H-Everybody-Lies--MD Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Somewhat is definitely better than not at all XD
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
True! :D
aden127 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I really liked this article. Now that I think about it, it is a bit pretentious of me to expect people to comment on my artwork while I rarely comment on other people's art (:+fav: and run is my M.O.). So, I'm now going to try to comment more often on art that I enjoy. Wish me luck! :D
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... Indeed. ^^;

Oh, best of luck to you! Hopefully you'll get more comments. :hug:
aden127 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thanks. :hug:
Valong Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I would like to give more comments and I understand the artistīs thoughts...But my point is...time (and inability) !

There is so many wonderful art around here...And I love to fav/watch and write comments but...I can't keep up ! English isnīt my first language and I have quite a lot of poblems to write some (engl.) comments per evening (specially after reading a longer engl. fanfiction). But I do/try my best - even when it soundīs a bit weird for the readers. ;) . ;)
3wyl Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's true! Time definitely plays a part. :nod:

Good! As long as you try, that's what matters. :hug:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
This is so sweet.:aww: All this selfless stuff, and "commenting for art", and really going down into details. I agree with a lot of things said here, and I thought ~xblackxbloodxcellx's lines were specially well thought/written.=)

I can't comment every deviation I stumble upon, but when I see a just "nice" picture with NO (or little) comments, I make sure I drop by.=) When the art touches my heart, I can't help but to comment. I am an regular "fav and run" tough, especially with stamps.^^; But when I fav it, it goes into a special box I keep in my computer, so I feel like I have it there, with me, forever. Yeah, I'm dramatic on DA favourites.^^;

Also, I tend to textwall, like I'm doing right now.:meow: Some people must like it. I hope.:meow:

And! A small misstype, dunno if you can fix it after you've submitted it (n00bie:dummy:), but it says "matieral" on "If your comment is not disrespectful, rude or 'flame-worthy' matieral".

Well, I'm pretty sure I've commented, so now I faving it!:+favlove:
3wyl Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Selflessness is great. :D

Ah, that's good!

To each his own. :D

I like textwalls. :iconhurrplz:

Oh no, we can't go back and edit. Same as any post, really. ^^;

Thank you for the support! :hug:
andyshade Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Photographer
some or more works are without comments but accepted. why just me should comment my own work? it seems like in real world famous painters should comment their own paints because exibition's visitors can't understand it. interpretation of the work is the riht of visitor, just like commentig the work. author shouldn't suggest comments to visitors.
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