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So, About those Daily Deviations.

Wed Feb 16, 2011, 2:38 PM

Has anyone else noticed that some seem to be ... lacking lately?  I wouldn't have said anything if it weren't for this one DD in particular. (today's DD's by the way)  So this girl gets dolled up and snaps a picture of herself.  Yes, I get that it's supposed to be for stock purposes, but anyone and their brother could snap a picture of themselves with a blank expression and makeup.  Why does something so dull deserve a DD?

I'm a bit insulted DA.

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chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i saw a few that really didnt seem to deserve it. one was just a photo of an anime statue while someone was holding it, and one was just a screen shot of someones DA page.

how do things turn into daily deviations?
SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Digital Artist
You have to suggest them.
chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah, thanks.
ultema Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Nah, I totally feel the same way.

People I love to bits getting DD's for work they find shitty, and anyone with one working eye could see was half finished is bothersome, too. It opens that artist up for heckling from idiots who consistently don't realize that gallery directors just randomly pick crap from a pool of images they are given or find themselves. It has nothing to do with the artists doing the art, but the people who suggest it should know better than to suggest things that are obviously unfinished and completely rough, and the people choosing to put them up as DD's should know better than to open artists up to that level of stupid from what EVERYONE already knows is a big lynch mob.

I also know I've suggested very nice, finished, polished images of relative unknowns and well-known individuals alike (adhering to the rule that they don't have a previous DD within the last 3 months) to the same gallery director that will feature unfinished things, and never once have they been chosen -- but another image that is unfinished and that probably everyone can agree is generally just sub par by comparison, is. Seems odd, and nothing short of disappointing.
SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
I know! I'm sure no one has ever thought to suggest anything I do. I never really thought about it anyway until I just happened to see today's DD's. I always thought that my stuff was too lacking to ever make a DD.

It's much like a contest I entered last year for an MMO. I saw a LOT of AMAZING entries to that contest, but when they came out with their final five, picked by the staff of the game, I was severely disappointed. Even though one of my entries made it,(my least favorite of my own entries.) I was very unhappy with their picks and a lot of other people were too. It seemed as though they were catering to people of only average or below skill. As if to say "see, we don't discriminate, anyone can win!" That kinda defeats the purpose of the contest in the FIRST place. =_=

Same way with the Daily Deviations. :/ You'd think with so few chosen every day that it should be an honor to be featured. Let's just rub it in my face and the faces of other decent and relatively unknown artists that we don't get enough attention for a DD lol.
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