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Desolate but Slightly Scenic by EpicGuitar

It's a lovely piece and certainly captures the feel of the era. Good job on creating a limited palate that gives an impression of somet...

See You At The Finish Line by Makini90

This is the best work involving a female you've posted here, and you keep getting better. So keep doing more and more so you improve fa...

A Scandal in Belgravia - Mucha Style by AlessiaPelonzi

So, are we allowed to use the phrase "homoerotic" in this critique? ;) Yes, I'm aware you're female, and this is an excellent piece. You...

1932 Speed Week Poster by duraluminwolf

Not sure I'm qualified to give an in-depth critique of this piece. It's quite well done and has an air of authenticity to it. If I hadn...

Let's put it in art terms then.

If I (as a professional journalist/writer) write a piece that is not up to my usual standards, my editor will 1) send it back for revisions, 2)  refuse to print it and use my work less (resulting in loss of money and reputation), or 3) fire me. The same would've gone for when I wrote small pieces or No Shame Theatre, for when I write public relations, &tc. When I write fiction or poetry, those I submit it to have the option to not accept it if it doesn't fit their editorial style.

Likewise, should an advertising agency hire someone on the basis of their portfolio and say, "we'd like work in your style," should the artist suddenly decide to change styles without consulting the client, they will not have their work used or get paid.

And someone commissioning a fine artist for a portrait will also expect certain things, so switching from classic style to cubism for a portrait will cause trouble.

That said, Deviant Art isn't a work of art. It's business, much like MySpace and Friendster were. And the clients seem to overwhelmingly NOT want it to be a social media site. And should DA not pay attention to what pleases people, they will likely end up like MySpace and Friendster -- unused, abandoned, and forgotten except as the butt of jokes told by old techies.


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James D. Wolf, Jr.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I see they've changed the bio part of this so it's no longer a Q&A form. That might be better.

I'm a journalist in the Northwest Indiana suburbs of Chicago and a one-time cartoonist. I'm trying to finish a book. On Wednesdays from 10 p.m. to midnight (Central Time), I do a radio show for WVLP, 98.3 fm or (tune in, please). I also do publicity for them at times.

My art tends to be influenced by cartooning, art nouveau, art deco, old rock posters and general storybook and ad illustration.

These questions I'm keeping:
Shell of choice: conch
Wallpaper of choice: the opening credits/logo from Garfield Goose & Friends (for Chicagoans older than 30)
Favourite cartoon character: Porkypine from _Pogo_
Personal Quote: Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. -- Garrison Keillor

My writing and art!/ReporterJa…
My radio show!/pages/The-…


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esperanzamarchita Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
:) Thanks for the :+fav:s
Dunkel17 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thanks for your fave :)
royalspadecosplay Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav x3
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the WATCH!!
ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I am envious of your work and will use it as instruction for mine. ;)
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kokachu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much for the fave on Geranium! :love: It's very appreciated!
Makini90 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Interface Designer
Thank you so much for the critique. I really really appreciate it!! ^^
jessehbechtold Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for fave and the watch!
ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm jealous of your work. How long have you been doing pen and ink?
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