Haven't we been over this enough times? For the love of God, if you disagree with a DD selection, don't be rude about it and post it directly on the deviation's comments. How would you feel if people started talking shit in the comments of one of your deviations? I know, I know, I hear you cry: "But CEH, if I don't post my burning hatred for everyone to see, how will everyone know how elite and sophisticated I am for hating such a heinous crime against art?
" Chill. It's a daily feature
. Not a Nobel Prize. When emoticons start deciding the fate of the world, then
you can complain about which ones get featured. Until then, direct your DD selection hatred toward me
. Don't take it out on the work or the deviant; have respect for your fellow artists, even if you disapprove of their art. Suggesting what you believe is worthy of a DD would be super helpful, too. You can't disapprove what you had a hand in picking.
I'm writing this because of yesterday's DD, Pearl in the Oyster Shell
. I got a few notes from deviants who were quite upset over the selection, because the emote has a resemblance to the Pokemon Clampearl. I've been at this whole CV thing for not even a month now, and, being merely human (oh, forgive the crime of it!), I may
have made a mistake. When I selected it to be featured, I did not notice that it looks like a Pokemon. It never even occurred to me. I noticed its bright and eye-catching colors, subtle shading, and adorable pearl emote, and felt that overall it was of good quality, and that is why I featured it. After the complaints arose, I compared the emote and the Pokemon sprite both side-by-size and in an overlay in Photoshop, and they are not the same. There are differences in the size, shading, and shape, and ~Kohaku0827
's. It is not a copy, trace-over, or re-color. I stand by featuring it, and if it bothers you, walk away and ignore it. Just leave the computer for a while, you probably need it.
So, for future reference, refer to the first half of this journal if you have a DD complaint. Now, this isn't to say that feedback isn't helpful. If you do
disapprove of a DD, it does help to let us know (just, y'know, by noting us and not voicing your displeasure in comments) so we can learn. I've certainly learned to be more careful about what I select. I'll definitely be on the lookout for Pokemon look-a-likes. Or, if you absolutely must
let the recipient of a DD know how much you dislike their work, please do so in a constructive way. Offer mature advice on how a work could become better. Just saying, "This doesn't deserve a DD" or "u suk" doesn't help the deviant grow as an artist. If you help more artists develop, there will be less future DD selections for you to complain about. Everybody wins.