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Tell me about your artwork by dinyctis Tell me about your artwork by dinyctis
I remember, back in the earlier days of deviantArt, when some people would get blasted for writing ellipses as their description. It was considered lazy and it bugged the hell out of many of us.

It still bugs me, especially when the artwork is good. I mean, if you're going to upload a piece of work, why not tell us a bit about it? And this is anything: digital art, traditional art, photography (photographers are big offenders in this category), and writers as well.

It feels as if you're just throwing it out there without much care. Yes, there are instances where you should "let the artwork do the talking," but even that kind of work deserves a bit of a description; perhaps about how you came across the idea, how long it took you, etc, etc.

But maybe that's just me: the kind of guy who watches the making-of features on DVDs and likes to dive into the creative process along with the people who make stuff that I hold in a high regard.

This is pretty bash-proof, isn't it? I'm bitching at you because I like your work and you won't tell me about it :lol:

And yes, Daily Deviations without a description are a bummer as well. Good for the artist for getting exposure but no write-up? Come on! And yes, flounder is the weapon of choice. Unless, of course, it's two stingrays tied by the tails to make a stingray nun chuck.
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"In addition, staff members who pick Daily Deviations without a write-up should be smacked with a flounder." :XD:
And yes, very true. I hate those people who have awesome artwork, but their deviation page doesn't tell anything about them and they don't write anything about the deviations. :facepalm:
StolenArtClub Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
What a load of bollocks. And you must feel really happy with yourself.
arianovan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
im Glad that you give a damn. Your tutorials have helped me out a lot, thanks
Nirriti72 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said. Period. :)
lilydotparis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I kinda feel where you're coming from but the thing is that the main focus will always be on the artwork itself, not its description. Sometimes the art just speaks for itself, you can't actually FORCE people to talk about their work if they don't want too. Their work is already speaking for them. Does that make any sense?
yubbi45 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
i like moldy trout as a slapper of choice :shakefish: preferably rainbow :iconfishplz:
yubbi45 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
there was one deviant i knew who, if he didn't have anything to say about his specific artwork, he'd just rant about stuff that happened that week :XD:
and eventually say something at the end about it because of finally remembering something after the rant
jane-beata Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that your helpful resource has been FEATURED :dalove:

GloryAngel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
LMFAO, "stingray nunchucks" is a funny idea.
LaDarkA117 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
totally agree. :nod:
me who like to talk about art. Ellipsis can be bugging.
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