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I have a feeling this might be a case of "I added the critique button because I could" rather than wanting feedback, but let's take a s...


To start this critique, this piece is a nice example of what *heavenriver can create in UltraFractal. The rainbow gradient fits in natu...


Okay, I saw this on the "Critiqueable" page and I decided to write one so you can improve. Okay, let us begin to talk about the colours...


Wow. All I can say is that this gave me a serious nostalgia-trip. The style and absurdity of the image reminds me of my old, illustrate...

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Oh dA... Another year, another birthday... While everyone are partying and tongue-bathing you halfway to the point of orgasm, I have one of those killjoy moments where I just want to gag when I see the fake community hype.

You know what, let’s speak a little about those communities you guys are completely dragging though the dust for a moment. Normally, this would be a long, ranting post where I vomit a bucketful of bile at you, but honestly, you seem to start enjoying it, so I’ll keep it brief and to the point:

1: Stop with the feature creep.

Okay, nobody asked for Muro, nobody uses Muro, and yet you spent several thousand dollars too much on a piece of shit software that doesn’t play with my tablet, eats up more RAM than twenty tabs does on average, has less functions than any mainstream free program and is just hell to use. All the time you have spent on giving a sub-par tool, marketing the sub-par tool and using the bandwidth on the same sub-par tool has left a lot of the old “core” features of dA in the dust.

Then came the absolute piece of shit you guys call St.ash that in no way completely clashes with the dA UI and just clutters the user experience.

I could bitch about the rest of the minor changes, but ultimately, you guys have no fucking idea what to do and it shows. If you one moment go “let’s make a shit version of Aviary tools!!!” and then the next “Let’s make a shitty google drive!!!!!!” and forgetting about the core values of the site, you are failures.

Motion books? Apps???? Why are apps a thing on dA now? It’s not like we are being data-mined enough as it is.

(I will admit that the more interactive channels were a great thing! Pushing content properly in a non-obtrusive, useful way! Good job, dA. Now, do that again.)

2: Stop abandoning every good thing you made.

The Chats. They have never seen an official update since I joined dA. They are barely moderated. Crash all of the time. Deserted. What once was a nexus of communication between users and communities has now been decimated because you are too stupid to support it properly.

The same could be said about groups. I mean, sure, you made groups. Several years after deviants had to do make-shift “group accounts” that honestly wasn’t worth the effort. It was pretty cool when you made them. But have you updated them in any way since then? No? Why not? Because you feel like you are done with it and it therefore needs to rot like the chats do? The current model for groups is falling apart. Do you guys have a fetish for implementing great stuff to your site and then just... abandoning the awesome features?

Well, what about Portfolios? Oh, same story? Made once, never updated? Gee, I have seen checker boards with less consistent patterns at this point.

Print shop? AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHA!!! What a joke you have here, dA. Your print shop does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to promote artists that haven’t already been promoted past the point of oversaturation. Not to say that you have been completely outdone in every single little field by RedBubble. Actually, take a look at redbubble. Take a good look at their tools. They are there to make your life easier. Using RedBubble is light, fun and a pleasure because it’s streamlined and uniform. dA is a horrible patchwork of code that’s been frankensteined together over 14 years with no sense of unity.

 

3: Stop butchering firmly-established concepts.

Journals. Are. Not. Art.

 

Stop showcasing them as art. Just because it’s easier for you doesn’t mean that it’s easier for anyone else.

And look what you did. Because you abolished news, 5/6 of the “popular journals” are point giveaways where deviants can beg for attention for tossing a dollar into the air. Think about it. Imagine ads priced at 100 points for 200k views. Doesn’t that undermine AdCast? Oh yeah, you don’t really care about that anymore here have a Final Fantasy XIII promotion contest.

 

4: Your monetization plan is 14 years old. It’s time to change it.

Sorry, but as you are right now, dA, I can’t support you in good faith. I used to buy premium memberships en masse, but over the past couple of years you have made some incredibly baffling choices that has rendered them useless. And the fact that you have less of a choice to pay for what you want than you did two years ago shows that you have no clear grasp on how to get money out of people besides preying on 12-year-olds and their parents wallets.

You know how you make money? You provide a solid, useful service that’s worth paying for. You sell convenience for a fair price.

 

 

Oh well, enough about this for today. I feel like I could do something more but fuck it. As long as realitysquared still has a job at dA I won’t bother. No change will come with that fool around. By the way, fire that asshole. And the rest of the fucking $taffies as well while we are at it. We need a change in leadership around here. Maybe it’ll breathe a little life into the echo chamber the CEO board has become.

 

  • Listening to: PON PON PON
  • Reading: Demon - The Descent Kickstarter Prewiev
  • Watching: Kyoukai no Kanata
  • Playing: Terraria 1.2.1.2
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Liquid Oxygen

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Misha
Artist | Student | Digital Art
Denmark
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English, Danish.

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German, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian.
FAQ:

Q: Are you a "Troll"
A: No, I am not a troll. Stating an opinion that does not support yours isn't trolling. Neither is a critique if you asked for one. Neither is pointing out flaws in logic.

Q: Am I going to get banned?
A: No. Or, well, It's not for me to decide anyways. The link in my signature is a prank link; me.deviantart.com, that links directly to your own profile.
-I just happen to like to cause a little paranoia once in a while.


Q: Those are some nice images you have there! How did you paint it/take the photo/where did you take it from the internet?
A: Thanks, but they are (mostly anyways) not photographs or "real" paintings. They are fractals. To say it simply, infinite shapes made by math. I just happen to "paint" with numbers instead of acrylic. Since fractals can scale up and down infinitely, I can render a fractal in virtually any size I want.

Q: Where can you be found?
A: the #Aposhack chatroom! There are some awesome people there!

Q: Do you think there should be a "cutoff age" on deviants?
A: Anything below 15-years-old shouldn't be allowed online without supervision. PERI-FUCKING-OD. Too much drama, too many "misinterpretations" of the rules and too much BAAAAAAW.

Q: Do you roleplay?
A: Yes, I play Exalted. My dearly departed character Rei was a lot of fun. Now Amber of North has to take over in his place.

Q: Color or Colour?
A: Colour.

Q: That cane in your picture... Do you REALLY use it?
A: I have a bad habit of twisting my knee, so yes, I do use it.

Q: 50 1 H34RD U L!3K MUDK195?
A: Fuck off.

Q: What is art??
A: Art is a piece of craft in a media one is able to perceive with one or more of our five senses that conveys either a message from the artist, an emotion or just an ambient feeling. Therefore, your crappy sonic recolour is not art. It is just a crappy piece of craft. Deal with it.

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:iconwaldo23:
Waldo23 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I like very much your work. Its shapes and colours are visually very stimulating ;)
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OutsideFate Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! I am glad that you like my stuff!!!
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Jesaipas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Your gallery is lovely.
  
May I ask what software you're using to draw these fractals? I'm really interested in the mathematics behind it and how it works.

I apologize in advance if this information is already written somewhere else and for my (more than probable) English mistakes.
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OutsideFate Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello there!! Thank you for your interest in fractal art!!

I personally use UltraFractal 5.03, a kind of expensive piece of software, but it has a free 30-day trial in case you want to try it out.
And to boot, it has one of the best in-program tutorials that covers pretty much every single aspect of the program in a simple and creal way, so it's relatively easy to learn!

If you have any further questions, don't shy away from sending me a note!

-Misha
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Campanula89 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Interesting works!! Congrats!! :) (sorry for my wnglish x'D)
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Bawzon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love ur gallery ^^
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BoxTail Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kaomoji set 49/67 
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  More faves!  Thanks so much!  Chaohug 
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving my work!  I really appreciate your support.Give Flower Emote 
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InfiniteDarkness97 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
You got a problem with me or something?
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