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How to Treat People on DA by KyraShangea How to Treat People on DA by KyraShangea
Edit4: Read it in Spanish! [link]
Edit3: Please also note that this was made over 3 years ago.
Edit2: Since so many people are bringing this up now that I got a Daily Deviation... My intent is not elitism. I do not condemn (YES THIS USED TO SAY CONDONE BUT I'M A TARD) people who cannot draw as well as so-and-so and find what we might define as trash as their best art. To me, quality art is art that people have put effort to at least to an extent of more than a two-second doodle. Sometimes those doodles actually do end up awesome, and maybe do end up being "quality".

So, when I say "quality art", I do not mean art done by fantastic, professional artists. I mean yes, those are quality, but that is not what every artist must live up to. That's ridiculous. I'm not saying that all my art is quality, either. I have a lot of crap submitting, usually with the excuse, "It seemed good at the time!"

In my opinion, people are taking everything far too seriously. Relax, and don't assume I'm an elitist asshole right away. I have my own preferences for art, and if I don't like something, I stay away from it. I don't jump down people's throats and tell them I hate their art.

This tutorial is a suggestion in the supposedly right direction.

Also, I'm amused that people just get mad at my intended irony of using stick figures while saying stick figures suck. -whistles innocently-

And I hide comments only (usually, there are some exceptions) when I have been blocked or banned from replying back. If I'm not allowed to reply, your comment is not allowed to be displayed. :D

End edit.

:star:Click download to see the whole thing!:star:

Edit: This isn't the bible kids, so calm down. This isn't a personal attack towards someone, and everyone needs to just simmer down over jokes. Yeesh. End edit.

Let me start off by saying this: If you are offended by anything, this is all in the best interest of the community. I am not personally attacking anyone who submits screenshots and similar things, I'm just reminding people that this is an art site.

Woo! I was talking with ~angelwalker and ~EvaLilith, and I ended up deciding to do another tutorial!

This one won't be as humorous, of course, but I hope that people understand the point, and maybe gain something for it. I just think that some people need to be appreciated better.

Please enjoy! :heart:

Tutorial (c) Me

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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-11-22
How to Treat People on DA by =KyraShangea is a helpful tutorial that everyone should take a look at who wants to become a respected member of deviantART.
And the stick figures surely know how to explain everything right!

[dA related > deviantART Tutorials] ( Suggested by im-not-sana and Featured by ginkgografix )
roxya1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sure wish more people read this!
Perianth5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
You know, I wish I had read the point about what art to submit sooner.  This is a great guide!
Queen-Of-Insecurity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RoodieShoes Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this really helped me. Thx dude
Borin23 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I totally expected this to a tongue-in-cheek joke sort of thing, but you played it seriously, and the lessons are good. Nice job all around.
shewolfzoroark Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hola, esto es un tutorial muy bueno. Creo que debería hacer más oficios de arte: XD:
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Photographer
this is really great, actually ^^
AerynKelly13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this. I just joined and am still finding my way. I don't have a ton of time to read and be involved, but I'm trying to favourite and find people. My art sucks balls, but again, I'm still learning and trying. :)
Eskimo-Evan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhh, how I wish Deviantart hadn't changed this much over the last 8 years.
Hope some folks learn something from your work ^_^
mycreativeinsanity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that you have it in Spanish too lol love your tutorials
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