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EDIT: OMG a DD?! Seriously! How can this be?! Thank you so much!!! <3 :blush:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-13
Kinbaku by ~RunLikeATortus This is a relatively simple tie, but it's fascinating how immobilizing "simple" can be. ( Featured by Nyx-Valentine )
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cassannder Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thank you, DA, for finally including images of men in DD!
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, well said! There needs to be a lot more male portraiture out there!
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HalfBloodPrince71 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great shot :)
Unique composition, good technical skills, interesting rope work. Not polishing/airbrushing the model was a good move, since he's already a great looking subject, and not conforming to the same ideals and processing methods as everyone else is commendable.

It really is a shame there are so many sad people on the internet. People insecure and attention hungry enough to put other people down because "Bawww this got a DD and I didn't!".

Which is hilarious, since "boring and uninteresting" or whatever guy's gallery is a series of photos with no thought about subject, lighting, composition or how to process an image. I don't mean to put anyone down, I mean, maybe he'll learn to take a photo some day, if he quits whining and starts trying to learn. But it just goes to show that the people saying these horrible things actually have no idea about what goes into a good photo. Which means that their "comments" (baseless insulting drivel) are based on only their desire to put you down for being a good artist, instead of actually relating to the quality of the shot. Because judging by their galleries, they don't have the slightest clue what a good photo looks like anyway. 


Congratulations on the DD!
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JSWoodhams Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the indirect :)

My comment wasn't 'baseless insulting drivel' I was clearly stating the things in this photo which I felt (IN MY OPINION) you know people can have those.. weren't the best. Art is subjective and it's going to get analysed and not all people are going to like the same thing, similar to how you took a hit at my gallery... considering I actually commented about one photo I didn't say the whole guys gallery was bad. You felt the need to personally attack mine! Which I find kinda funny seeing as you just did a whole paragraph about how there are sad attention hungry people on the internet, I hope you include yourself in that category :) 

I've said my peace, the artist knows I wasn't shooting him down only giving him something to consider such as lighting/focus and composition. If you wanna be a bitch about it to prove a point then okay... it's the internet I won't try and stop you :) 
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HalfBloodPrince71 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got to say, I do like your reaction. I was expecting a freak out at my "attack" on your gallery (quite deliberate), but your response was reasonable. Essentially the point is in both cases that constructive criticism is a better idea. But since you agree that both were just attacks, I think we can agree that neither was reasonable or justified. 

I wasn't actually talking about your gallery, but that doesn't really matter. I wouldn't normally resort to that, but I felt it was useful to see how those attacking this piece responded to similar comments about their own art. 

But the quality of art is purely subjective. If you have technical  suggestions to make, by all means go ahead, but attacking someone else's art (like you did to hers, and I did to yours) we have shown to be neither useful or welcome. Much of what you said was subjective, and to do with your taste in art, in which case you can look else where for art that is more to your taste. But those types of comments don't have an objective basis, they are a matter of opinion, in which case it is best to state them as such or not say anything. You comments were instead insulting and attacking, which is not the right way to go about it. If you have a serious problem with it, take it up with the person who decided it should be a DD. If you have artistic input/critique, you should phrase it as such. If you can't offer any suggestions for improvement along with criticism, there really is no reason to believe that your criticism has any worth.
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hahaha thanks man. You're seriously the coolest =P
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Campion1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I don't think you've actually read any of the comments you're talking about, neither have you read the artists responses.
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becatron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I love seeing this displayed at the bottom of my page :3
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Me too! ^_^
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1AmTheIT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its a wonderful DD! Keep up the good work, my friend! c:
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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1AmTheIT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome!! c:
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

It's interesting in its simplicity. I agree with that. Maybe it's not like other DDs that have been displayed in the past, but that's no reason to go and try to hurt the feelings of the artist for something they didn't decide for themselves.

 

Way to go to the other people who enjoy trying to bring a great moment for this person down. If I received a DD, even on my shittiest work, I would be pleasantly surprised and accept the honor gracefully. Even if I didn't think that particular work deserved it.

 

However, it is not my place to say what does or does not get a DD, and therefore I'd recommend that the people who have a problem with the work that makes a DD go and duke it out with the moderators/admins rather than the artist, who had no control over what the admins finally decided to post.

 

That being said, I hope everyone understands it, and that if any of you others get a DD on something, I sure hope that you get to bask in your victory like a real human being would. People like to be recognized. But people who naysay the admins' decisions by pummeling the artist with insults are not going to be liked very much on this site.

 

Everyone, please act like the adults/young adults that you are and refrain from such juvenile complaints. As my mom always said: if you wanna fight, take it where it belongs; outside. That means if you want to argue about any work as a DD, please take the harsh words over to the admins where it belongs, and complain to the people who posted the work as a feature.

 

I hope we all understand each other. I don't like arguments. Harsh words make things worse for everyone. And it doesn't help the dA admins learn what people want to see featured.

 

I've said my piece. Now let the first person who has not had such thoughts in their head cast the first stone. I promise I will respond as calmly and gently as I am able.

 

:peace:

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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you but I'm doing ok. People are choosing to voice both positive and negative emotions - some voiced more effectively than others and I'm ok with that. Not everything I create will please everyone and (or because?) everyone has their own biases and interpretations, or even just different things they want in a photograph. There's literally no way to please everyone and when you're thrust (unexpectedly) into the public eye there will be far more feedback of both kinds. But that's good, I'm still honing my skills and feedback of any kind is exactly what I want.
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HalfBloodPrince71 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good way to respond, but honestly the haters don't know what they're talking about anyway. If they did, their galleries would not look ... as they do, if I'm going to be tactful. They clearly know little about photography.
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Campion1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
You get my props for that comment. Keep doing your thing!
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Glad you're okay. I was more saying it though because I was annoyed with how harsh some of their words seemed and I don't like to see people being mean to each other. I think that, if they didn't like it, they could have found a more constructive way to say it. That's how I would want it, anyway.

You're quite right; you can't be all things to all people (that's what my mom always says).

But anyway, glad to see you're okay with it all. Keep on creating, my friend! :)

:peace:
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, and it was awesome of you to defend me. I know some artists would be very hurt by some of the things said. I figure, if you're going to post fetish/bondage/alternative lifestyle artwork, you gotta be ready for the hatemail :P
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! And yeah, you have a point. Glad you can look at it that way; I would have a bit of a hard time with such bickering and arguing on my pages about how my work sucks or doesn't suck, or whatever. :P You must be the coolest and mellowest person out there to be able to overlook it all. :highfive:

Peace, my friend! :)

:peace:
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ShaggusMcPhallus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
well said, maybe a few of your fanatical fan girls will read this and calm down.
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Campion1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
If you've read the posts below, you would see that no one had made any personal attacks toward the artist in question, just judged the picture without bias and questioned its place as a DD in comparison to their other art. Voicing an opinion is not an act of harassment.
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, maybe not, but posting it on the deviation's page doesn't help either because the artist has to see that. It could still potentially hurt feelings because the way it is perceived.

:peace:
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ShaggusMcPhallus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Too many sheltered little kiddies around here don't understand the difference between expressing an opinion and a personal attack on the artist.  
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I like that it is not overly polished, but a real person, with real slight imperfections.
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! That was part of what I liked about him as a model. He was a bit shy about it, but I'm all about abolishing the definition of beauty and showing that models don't need to be like the ones in the magazines to still be pretty. I also like to have a model come away from a shoot feeling better about themselves :)
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student
Great rope-work and his hand is very expressive. It really accentuates the knots. Congrats on the DD!!! :heart::hug:
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I remember at the time thinking how oddly the ropes shaped his hand but I'm glad because it shows how uncomfortable and constricting those sorts of ties can be =P
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student
That's what makes the portrait so real. I can actually feel how uncomfortable it is! While I love the model's face, hands have an expression of their own and I love seeing that. Again, congrats on a well-deserved DD! :D
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blueberrykun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

What the fuck are this comments bout he have no expressions and its "boring"? I dont get it. I find this wery interesing, everything!

He have a lovely face, wonderful expression in his eyes, his hand have a solid position, wery good structur in the rope and the entirety picture is unique.

First time i see a succeeded picture like this with a man!

 

Your DD is wery well deserved.

 

And he is damn cute too :3

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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hehe thanks! You're too kind! And I'm sure he will appreciate the compliment too =P
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blueberrykun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:iconkonataplz: no probelm :3
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rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD. Please ignore the hate, this is a wonderful piece :) I adore the model's expression.
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! And it's ok, I welcome all feedback, I am still learning after all!
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rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a great attitude to have :giggle:
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harperyo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh, so now critique is considered hate? 
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Critique: "Hmm, this isn't the greatest image in terms of lighting, maybe you could try adding more contrast or do a different pose next time."

Hate: "This is the worst DD I've ever seen. No offense at the artist"  "And if you are going to hide this comment it means you can't take critique."


The difference is pretty clear to me. Critique doesn't involve being a complete snob and an asshole.
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nailed it! =P
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rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope :aww:
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harperyo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Good to know. :aww:
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JSWoodhams Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me wonder why I've not got a DD yet, I find this shot incredibly boring, the focus is irritating and the lighting and composition are just incredibly dull. No real offence to the artist but this image really isn't the greatest.
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yvonne84 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Take a controversial subject (fetish, or some other side of sexuality), put in some fanservice/t&a/nudity/suggestive poses, try to get as close as you can without actually breaching the tos and you will probably get a DD.

Or at least, you will have a bigger chance on getting one versus taking meaningful toned down non-nude/non-sexy pictures.
But hey, some DA worker will tell you that a DD is not an award but a feature.
(imho I think it is, because they choose works they deem most worthy/most potential and give them a feature as an award).
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
I actually agree with that first paragraph. Most of the fetish art on this site (or just in the world in general) is always female, has a "perfect" model, and is incredibly sexualised (though I guess that is to be somewhat expected in the fetish category). I was trying to create something a little different and I like to think I succeeded :) At least there are a few people who like it. That's what really matters.
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JSWoodhams Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude I don't dislike your image at all, I have no problem that you're creating your own unique style and artwork. Most of my comments/replies weren't even aimed at your piece but were a generalization to prove my point to the few people who argued back and couldn't take my comment for what it was, just a critical analysis. 
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
No worries, I think your delivery could have been a little more tactful but I still appreciate the helpful feedback :)
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yvonne84 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
 "I was trying to create something a little different and I like to think I succeeded"
Yes I agree, I like that you chose a male model, kept the background and ropework simple.
The composition is good (according to my illustration workbooks), but then there might be a person with a photography composition guide who says that it's bad. Imho the composition works better with the watermark included.

I'll have to agree with other commenters and say that the facial expression is sort of dull, but I'll also say that it's 10 times better than the "subspace face" "on the verge of orgasm face" "duckface" "trying to seduce you face" you'll sometimes see in other nude/sexy/fetish photography. At least, it is 10 times better to me, other people might not agree.

Even though this is not your best work, you'll get no hate from me.
Plus being featured was not your own choice.
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
"Imho the composition works better with the watermark included."
Haha thanks. Another excuse for shameless self promotion =P

Thanks for your kind and helpful words :D
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RunLikeATortus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
If it helps, a DD was something I never expected to get and certainly not for this image. I agree that the focus is irritating but I'm happy enough with the composition. I'll even add one more for you: What is with that background? Distracting or what, right? In hindsight there was a lot of things I could have done better and they're things I will take on board for the next shoot I do, but overall I'm happy with this photo despite its flaws. If someone for some bizarre reason wanted to give it a DD, so be it. Maybe they saw something in it that I don't see, but I am very grateful either way.
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HalfBloodPrince71 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No way! The composition is great, unusual and interesting. The background has no problems at all, it's nicely blurred but not so featureless as to be boring, it's great for this shot.

Great shot, thoroughly deserved DD. 

That sad loser is trying to put you down because he's butthurt about not getting a DD himself, but this EARNT the DD.
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1AmTheIT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't like it, go cry about it. He's not going to change his art because you think its dull, the focus is irritating, etc... What do you hope to accomplish by saying these things? Really, I'd like to know. The on offence thing is even more rude. Your telling his straight up that you do not like his DD, how isn't that offencive??
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Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"He's not going to change his art because you think its dull, the focus is irritating, etc..."

Why not? Why should someone not try to address problems that are pointed out to them?
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