I like this piece a lot. It can mean different things but the colors used for the glitter is America's flag colors and with the expression of the female...All I can think of is how American's women are becoming less respectful of their bodies (sex in general with many men). I don't judge anyone on how they live but it just seems that a lot of women have to self respect and rather flaunt it around.
America's women? Excuse me?! I've heard horror stories of women in the Philippines that are "strippers" and they have "exotic" shows, where one such woman had a DOVE in her vagina. Which she proceeded to hold inside of her with her vaginal muscles, until she finished stripping, spread her legs, and let it fly out of her. Like some fucking disgusting twisted magic trick. THAT is degrading, not just to humans, but avian's alike. You think American strip clubs, or women, are bad. You're clearly not culturally oriented.
I don't think you interrupted anything? Lol. I was just calling that person out for blatant disrespect for American culture. As an American, I can officially say, our women might be slutty, provocative, and sexy. But they're most definitely not degrading to women. Watching Miley Cyrus lick a hammer, that's degrading to humans. Just tired of hate towards American's for such petty bullshit. They still beat women in the Middle East, rule of thumb still exists there. As a woman, or a human concerned about degradation to women, that is where your focus should lay.
At first I thought I was looking at cuts and bruises in the tiny DD pic on the bottom of the screen and I was like "Oh, that's different." Then I looked at the picture full size and saw the glitter and my first thought was "Did they glue that down?" because ya know, my first thought is glue goes with glitter. I guess if it were a glitter gel it would be a different story. XD
I like how it's like a candycane pattern. I think the image would have had more emphasis on the glitter and it would stand out and sparkle more if it were from a slightly tilted angle, so as to catch light on all the glitter rather than just part of it, because I know those hearts should shine more but they're just not shining! You get some glitter shine on the back of the arm, which looks cool and almost icy in the silver parts, but it's kinda lost in the darker red. Maybe different lighting from the side would have helped with the shine when the picture is taken from this particular angle? I dunno as I don't have much experience photographing glitter, but it was just an observation.
I like this photo, I love glitter shots for some odd reason. But I like the lines made with the two colors and the bits of confetti. Sort of makes me think of Christmas, if only because I'm really thinking about candy canes due to the color use. I do like this shot--but I don't think it should have been a DD.
Random, I think you could use a new watermark as well. Your name is lost in the TX symbol. A simply outline instead of an embossed state symbol with clearer lettering would work a lot better. Just an idea. Or get rid of the state altogether really...
As I wasn't attacking the artist or his work; I don't really see your point, or the necessity of your comment to me specifically when there are plenty of people that have said worse that could use your two cents. I don't appreciate your condescending tone - especially since I did not mean my comment in a negative way. In no way did I suggest that the DD status be revoked, didn't deserve the ovation, or any other such negativity. Only that I personally don't agree with the DD status, but that I obviously still enjoy the photo for what it is.
FAQ does not equate to a site's formal policy. One such policy is the Etiquette Policy which does have a Discouraged Commentary section. As per this dA policy I am formally going to request that if you have more to say to me that you bring it up to me in notes - or that you just stop spamming me as I feel this entire conversation has been beyond unnecessary.
If I got a DD, I would not be offended by this post. If an artist has not already learned to disregard or respect relatively negative opinions, that's not your responsibility. I get it, you're a mod or what have you, but honestly: the, "You were doing just fine up til then," comment was utterly condescending and completely unnecessary. It wouldn't bother me, except you post crap like that everywhere, belittling everyone who happens to disagree with your choice of DD. A simple link to the FAQ would get the same point across, without the rude remarks.
Thank you very much, I didn't feel my comment was negative at all, as I do like the photo and stated so with emphasis on specifics. The rude remarks towards a positive comment is simply unnecessary on so many levels.
It's not a matter of "negative opinion". Their comment was just fine up until that point. It's specifically against site policy to say something shouldn't be a DD. Their critique otherwise was acceptable, but that part was not.
The people below should really think a bit more before commenting.
This person got a DD, its meant to expose their work to the community more, get their work in more peoples eyes and get more constructive criticism. It may not seem like a thing "worthy" of a DD to you, it may just look like a naked person who you think "Ew gross what is wrong with them" but really, please take the mature moment and give them a little respect and try and look from their perspective. It was more then likely worked hard on and had a lot of effort put into it to make this picture, and a bit of maturity and words on how they could improve would probably be much loved by d0gring .
Nice work, I love the angle and the way the glitter catches the light and the uses of shadows in this. Keep up the great work : )
I for one like this. With age should come maturity. When I was in high school, my art teacher told the class that when he went to college and someone laughed at nudity, the person got kicked out of the classroom and wasn't allowed to return because he was being immature.