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Jazz by OdysseusUT

Photomanipulation is hard to do well to create a convincing effect, but you nailed it. It's immediately apparent that you didn't just m...

Kseniya by cocoaspen

Immediately what caught my eye seeing this drawing is your extremely advanced understanding of anatomy. Your sense of color, lighting, ...

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Hey, want a critique? Note me! But first, please refer to my rules and instructions:



In note:
:bulletyellow: Link to deviation(s).
:bulletyellow: Let me know the specific areas you'd like me to focus on. (Examples: "Is the dialogue realistic enough?" "Any grammatical mistakes?" or "Is there some way I can make this paragraph more fluid?") These will be very helpful!
:bulletyellow: Be sure to specify whether you would like harsh critique or gentle criticism.
:bulletyellow: I will respond to let you know I received the note and to clarify anything. I probably won't get to critiquing right away.

Things I WILL NOT critique:
-Fanfictions
-Animations
-W.I.P.s
(work in progress)
-Low quality images (where I cannot clearly see the piece)
-Cosplay
-Pornography, fetish, or pairings
(I decide whether or not it counts.)
-Derogatory work (Racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. or promotes/supports these themes. Again, I decide whether it counts.)
-Pieces so poorly done (no effort was put into it) that they cannot be considered finished work



You should also keep in mind...
:bulletgreen: I critique both premium and regular members.
:bulletgreen: All critiques are free, but I'd appreciate a thank you or llama!
:bulletgreen: If I turn your work down, check the above list of things I don't critique. It’s probably on there.
:bulletgreen: All critiques are based off personal experience/opinion. Keep in mind I don't know everything!
:bulletgreen: If you have questions regarding why I do not critique a certain type of work or whether or not your work falls within the criteria, please don't hesitate to :note: me!

Love Critiques by tRiBaLmArKiNgS

"The Perfection of the Paper Clip:

Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession"

by James Ward


    Are you as obsessed with stationery and office supplies as I am (and as James Ward is)? Is a trip to Staples more like a trip to a theme park for you? If you're like me, you love "boring things." You can't help but drool over a brand new binder or pack of pens. I just started reading this fascinating book by a stationery connoisseur and am already in love with it.


    Ward recalls his childhood spent in stationery stores instead of toy stores. Those weren't interesting to him, he said. He'd rather spend hours perusing the collection of pens and other office supplies in his local stationery store, an experience I can relate to surprisingly well. Pen stores were always a treat to go to, just to look at all the interesting stationery they had there.

    The book begins by recounting the history of the paperclip and how its design was affected through the ages. How did it become what we recognize today as the standard paperclip? What problems were encountered that required a change in design? And why haven't we given the inventors of paper fasteners the recognition they deserve for changing the world entirely? I believe we take for granted this tiny piece of metal, and the book is necessary for explaining to all of us exactly how much work, time, and inventing went into the device.

    Ward then discusses the similarly interesting histories of highlighters, post-its, glue, pencils, etc. While most people may be asleep by this point (they're not any fun anyway), anyone who loves office supplies as much as I do will be avidly reading on the edge of their seat, pictures of sticky tabs and accordion files dancing in their heads.

Highly recommended read for organization and history lovers!



Buy the book on Amazon: www.amazon.com/The-Perfection-…
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?   3 years. 

  2. What does your username mean?    You know, Google Translate isn't as reliable as I thought it was. If any native Dutch speakers can give me a more accurate answer, that would be cool.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.    :icondwightschruteplz: "Hard-working. Alpha male. Jackhammer... merciless... insatiable..." -Dwight Schrute

  4. Are you left or right handed?    Righty.

  5. What was your first deviation?  This little number right here.  The Name's Pond. Amy Pond by bloedzuigerbloed

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?    Sculpture.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?    Impressionist painting.

  8. What was your first favourite?    "Summer Paradise" by priteeboy. Summer Paradise by priteeboy

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?    Digital art or photography. There's a lot of that stuff out there.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?    tracyjb. :)

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?    No idea. I'm not worthy of any of them. :worships2: 

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?    catlantic has talked to me almost every single day for three years. Don't know where I'd be without you.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?    Me own two hands! Awkward Turtle 

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?    There is really no inspirational place for me to work. Just wherever there's food.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?    Hasn't happened yet.

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Some of my stuff:


Weary Wanderer by bloedzuigerbloedEmpress by bloedzuigerbloed cheap american corndo you remember
when we were little
and plastic-skinned
toting pails
like puppies
putting lollipop sticks
between our lips
and pretending
they were cigarettes
and that we were
refined adults set on
breaking our lungs
for society
the suburbs
and the
cheap american corn
i remember the nights
getting reliably colder
watching my digits
turn violet by lack of heat
and knowing how much
i still had to learn
running my purple fingers
under the faucet
until they flushed pink again
and
taking a drag on a
tootsie pop stick,
knowing how much
everyone else still had to learn too
Giant Deer by bloedzuigerbloed

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Basic information:



:pointr: Literature geek.
:pointr: Everything else geek.
:pointr: I will probably get your references.
:pointr: You will probably not get mine.
:pointr: World's leading expert on the structure of Hugh Laurie's face. (Not really.)
:pointr: Favourite band: They're still battling it out.
:pointr: Favourite colour: The colour of fear.
:pointr: Favourite food: Food.
:pointr: Favourite animal: Human.
:pointr: Favourite human: Not you.
:pointr: Overuses bulleted lists. You will hate me for it.





About My Art:



:bulletyellow: Traditional drawings
I have been drawing my whole life, it was my first true love. I typically draw people from memory using graphite on regular sketchbook or watercolor paper. Ask me about my process!
:bulletyellow: Paintings in watercolor and acrylic
Although I dabble in painting, I am not very skilled in it. I prefer watercolor painting.
:bulletyellow: Ceramic and Polymer clay sculptures
For many, many years, I have been making hand-built ceramic sculptures in a pottery class. I used to work with terracotta clay, but none of my DA submissions are made with this. They are all made with white stoneware clay. I also took a class on polymer modeling for a few years. The polymer clay I used was Super Sculpey on a wire and aluminum foil frame baked in a conventional oven.
:bulletyellow: Poetry and short stories
Because I would consider myself a visual person, writing has always been a hobby of mine, but not a true passion. I like to write strongly emotional pieces that come from my own life experiences and I love using strong imagery. My poems are typically medium-length freeverse poetry and my short stories typically range from a page to two pages.

Questions? Feel free to ask in the comments.





Read before commenting: Profile rules:



:bulletred: You do NOT need to thank me for llamas.
:bulletred: When thanking me for favs, please do NOT include a thumb of (or link to) the deviation. My profile is not for advertisement.
:bulletred: My profile is NOT the place to ask for critiques. If you would like one, please note me. I will hide critique requests in the comments and ask you to note me instead.
:bulletred: I'll hide comments at my discretion.

:bulletgreen: You can thank me for favs and watches.
:bulletgreen: You can strike up a friendly conversation with me if you like
:bulletgreen: I'm always willing to answer questions. Ask me about my art or process if you wish.

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