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PE Interview with DD Recipient Awsumz

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 2:10 PM

While planing for Daily Deviations PE week many in the community asked for interviews from deviants who had received DDs  with varying experiences before.  AwsumZ has received a handful of DDs between his current account as well as his previous account, as such we felt he has went through a range of experiences with DDs as a recipient.  

What was it like when you received your first DD?

Exciting, but also a slight shame because I was a CV (or GD, then) at the time and I saw that it was coming so it wasn't as much as a surprise as I'd have liked it to be lol. It was fun though, a happy magical feeling :dummy:

Have all of your experiences when receiving a DD been the same?

Hmm, not really. Some have been good and some have been fairly negative :shrug:

What do DDs mean to you?

They're pretty awesome. Being featured is great, it really helps get some exposure and feedback, etc. but it's always important for people to remember that it is just a feature, not a magical shiny award or anything lol

Would you have ever wished not to have gotten a DD on a certain piece?

Yes, 2 of them, but out of respect for the CV who featured, I would prefer not to say which pieces they are.

How come would you have rather not gotten the DD on them?

Hmm... how come, well there were 2 different pieces, one wasn't even finished and was personal and the wider majority of people didn't 'get' it because they didn't know me, so I'd have preferred it was at least finished if featured at all, and the other I didn't think was particularly good and apparently a lot of others felt the same, and I didn't like the idea that people would see that and think that was all I could do, ya know? :B coz if people see something in the DDs that they love, they'll check the rest of the gallery, but if they see something they don't think is very good, they'll trash it and then move on  lol

What were the more positive experiences you've had when receiving a DD?

Getting a lot of new watchers, loads of feedback and critique, making new friends with similar interests... Feedback is the most important one for me though

What were some of the negative experiences you've had when receiving a DD?

Um, well, some people don't seem to have any manners :B Essentially, I've found that people are happy to give feedback normally, but if its on a DD, some people seem to forget that you're still a person and they get a little... uncouth :lol: generally though, once you talk to them like a person they remember that you're one too and everything is cool

Would you like to receive more DDs in the future?

If I manage to come up with something amazing then it would be great to have it featured, but personally I definitely wouldn't feature anything I currently have in my gallery lol

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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
You are great, Dean! <3 I remember both of these two DDs that you mention. I can assure you that I loved them so much! :love: Let alone that the one of them made me met you better and eventually be friends with you. :glomp:

Don't stop your talented job and you will receive many more DDs! :giggle:
omgitsacat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I'm cool.
Astralseed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great interview, with an interesting perspective. :nod: Thanks for sharing and thanks to `AwsumZ for their time!
Astralseed Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
TheLastHuzzah Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
:dummy: I like someone who uses the word magical the same amount I do :D Great interview!
Astralseed Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
iingo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsumz is awesome
Astralseed Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, he is!
Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: nice ^ ^ i also got a DD on a piece i sort of wished i didn't lol, because it wasn't actually artwork! however, i'm glad it did get a large amount of exposure because it was a tutorial that helped a lot of people ^ ^
Inemiset Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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