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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 )
HaruhiArtist123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
I cannot enter to the Spanish version of this! :( 
sunshine1296 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, this is great advice! I've had my deviantart for a while but I never really used it (as you can see by my blank icon lmao) other than looking at artworks and tutorials every so often lol thanks for this! ^^
Aninhainhaz Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Step 3 reminds me of myself X3
drawing gifts is the best thing ever !!
hyenacub Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The little guy on point two is adorable, lol.  That little frown-mouth...!  Great points, too!
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  Hobbyist Artist
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
Manink Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much for your kind advices. They all are very helpful for new Deviant like me. Thanks again for your time Jan
XLoveXHeart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
This piece has been been showcased in :spotlight-left: Spotlight Features :spotlight-right: - Volume 10.

If you enjoy this article, please considering adding it to your favorites so that others can find these amazing artists.</sub
DragonBallZGuy99 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol, I luv this, XD this deserves a derp face! :iconderpfaceplz:
LOZRocksmysocks77 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is some good advice! =)
TheRainbowPrincess14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best guide EVER!!!! helped me sooooooo much thx
TheEggeh Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your tutorials, btw
racotaco Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is very helpful to beginers, and i think that even if its done on paint, if the efforts there, and it alright then its good. Saying that i do upload some bad stuff sometimes... i only use paint 3:
LittleMiss-Miku Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you.
(arigato gozaimasu)
starmic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
gosh i love you:heart:
flametheskull Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They should have a guide like this for life, lol.
RaspberryJupiter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed :iconfacebooklikeplz:
Ask----Hollyleaf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Now I know how to be a proper DA citizen :D
Aisling-Doyle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
YAY! now i know how to be a good DA citizen!! Also, I love your cute little stick people!!! XD
L-Julia-L Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true and good but easier said than done! :)
unicornstar118 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so funny! (and true!)
ShivaGlaceon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful.
Could come in handy for my friends.
KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha. ^^
lakemutt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I once took a request from a stranger as a random act of kindness. I drew 2 of their crappy, difficult characters and spent a good deal of time on it. Even added a sweet background. And they faved, but didn't comment. It's like WTF I just gave you something I normally charge 15 points for- I don't even KNOW you, I just felt like being nice- and you won't even comment??
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw... Sorry to hear that, but you were nice and that dude was being a -CENSORED-.
KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty douchey. D:
Huuuya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yo creo que es genial, ayudará a muchos como yo
KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Muchas gracias
Huuuya Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no hay de qué. Y es en serio. si no fuera por tu tutorial, yo ni enterada d q existen foros en DA (culpa de mi condenado y mediocre inglés XD)
WhiteSpyVictory Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is actually pretty useful. :D
KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thanks!
SexyJellyNarwhal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
It's terrible.

Terrible how terribly true this is.
KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I went from tears to smiles. Tee hee.
Ilovehorses111 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, how much people were helped with this..
brittany1196 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see why anyone would be offended by this, I thought it was really funny, and just about completely true! :D
KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because people are people, and people get offended. ;D
Tumiir Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
hey i like these tutorials of yours, so i faved some of them.
ShimooFox Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so true :D Awesome job!
qrapevine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I liked this, and by the wai...
CAN I HAVE $5??? :icondollarplz: :D
ArtemisDragonrider Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Made me smile. I like it :)
nothingsgoingon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so true.
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