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5 Reasons Why I Love Suggesting DDs

Sun Jan 24, 2016, 12:23 PM


Daenerys by Inna-Vjuzhanina

As some of you already noticed, I love suggesting DDs





And I am actually quite new to suggesting DDs. Why?
  • I did not really know I can do that...
  • Once I found out anybody can do that, I was shy to  approach artists I admire, who are usually very busy...
  • And I did not want to put myself out there, risking to feel rejected and not knowing how to react when we meet again somewhere in dA, maybe related to other projects...
  • I thought I do not have the time for it...
Well, in between I started to understand how it works, some CVs helped me get over my shyness, I got over feeling rejected and I made some time for sending suggestions.

And here is why:

1) I love featuring!


I love tracing the artworks I feature, to see if they really get a boost in faves and comments, if they get featured somewhere else (and I am always happy to see when other featurists pick them up for further features, or when they are added to other groups :heart:)
A DD is right now the mother of all features! :D It is simply the most efficient way to gain exposure in a short time. 




2) I love working in team 




The DD comes to life when the CV agrees to it. It is a great feeling knowing that we both agreed that this artist/artwork is awesome!
I can only imagine that for the CVs is the same - there is a certain charm about doing this in a team. Hehe - in complicity!




3) I love browsing dA in a meaningful way


I love this site! I love browsing here. I do this since years. I collect faves since years. This brings a new dimension to it!
I can now share it directly with somebody - OMG, look what I found!




4) I love nice surprizes!


Making them and receiving them! And DDs often includes both! Isn't that awesome?!




5) It is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you


Everyone who interacted enough in the community probably knows what I mean. That artist which had a crucial influence on you... Or that person who helped you when you needed the most! The encouragement and the nurturing that this special platform allows us to share can play a crucial role in our life sometimes. Maybe a DD can help us to say thank you in a meaningful way...
I am very happy and grateful that Eric TsaoShin allowed me to say thank you to Inna-Vjuzhanina, who, without really guessing, helped me make one of the biggest discoveries about myself.  


I am still extatic over the fact that this wonderful work got rewarded a DD

Daenerys by Inna-Vjuzhanina This was such a strong inspiration to me, I kept drawing it and redrawing it, learning exciting things every step of the way! Thank you again, Inna! :rose: 




Together with this I would like to also present 5 artworks featured as DD


It all begins here by SBerthePhotography
Featured by MarcosRodriguez. Marcos... I do not know where to start describing Marcos... His presence is everywhere in dA for me. I always loved his macro features, as well as his impressive gallery, this is why I was very surprized to see how friendly and approachable he is! I am happy that becoming a CV didn't change that!


Sarah SBerthePhotography, you proved to be such a nice discovery! I'll be loooking for your DD suggestions!^^ :huggle:







And check this lady out!



Wonder Woman HK by Artgerm
Featured by JunkbyJen I only start to get to know Jennifer, but we are off for a great start! She was so gracious to feature this iconic character, that Eric could not feature under the Fan Art category. And for me as a beginner in digital art, Artgerm provides so many useful resources, that I instinctively looked at his DDs. When he published this awesome version of Superwoman (and, ja, as for many of you, I cannot think of her anymore without Moonbeam13 coming to my mind. :giggle:), I could not resist, but suggest it! Glad I did! :la: Thank you Jennifer, thank you Eric!  
Happy Birthday, Artgerm!PartyHave your cake and eat it too






Another work I am super happy it got featured, because it is so spectacular, is DmitryGrebenkov's Ripley

Ripley by DmitryGrebenkov

Featured by TsaoShinwho is very friendly and polite. Giving feedback about what type of suggestion would fit or not, and why. I was a bit shy to write to him, being given his success as an artist, and his popularity. Thank you, Eric for your time and interesting feedback!





Jumping in a softer register is this photograph:



What the water gave me by GinebraSiddal


Featured by Mrs-Durden - Nina is such an inspiration to me! Her community work is absolutely great, and I joined her projects when ever I had the chance!  I have been looking for a while to see what types of artworks she likes, and I was very happy when I came accross GinebraSiddal's work, especially that she is quite new to dA. (Welcome to dA, Ginebra!) Needless to say how happy I was when Nina liked this beautiful photo and decided to award it with a DD! Thank you, Nina! :heart:

Many thanks to the other CVs featuring my suggestions:  CelticStrm-Stock Talty pullingcandy DistortedSmile tiganusi  :huggle:, and also to all of them who processed my messages.^^ :heart: 






And last, but not least, this is a list of artists who suggested DDs that I like ;P, in the last couple of weeks! Thank you very much for bringing so many wonderful artworks to our attention! It is really a joy to check DDs every day :heart: Looking forward to seeing what you will like to show us next!
 inknalcohol ARTificialphanTOM polipori MidnightTiger8140 CSFiReFoX Waluigi-Prower little-billie Miguel-Santos GeneRazART lucid-light WhIppIng-b0y Moltenkitty ChocolateSun YBsilon-Stock SavageFrog Smirtouille SAVALISTE autumnicity Brookette Kaze-Ki sandyx19 Chubbygoblin Dragos-Sulgheru YBsilon-Stock WintersRead Lust0fADeeperPain UnityUniverse KeinZantezuken 3wyl CD-STOCK Nebelelfe-Art SpiritLullaby PutYourBraveFaceOn bigbeniversen KeinZantezuken satsuyurami Neaqmir RAMWOC87 ValaSedai maytel Clutchie piethein21 RogueMudblood Mocris Octavia-Moon GeorgeXVII lovelessdevotions JustACapharnaum psoty brennenxr FabledCreative xthumbtakx Malintra-Shadowmoon Mouselemur iingo Shirokibo LindArtz Wild-Growth pulbern Kida-neechan LukasFractalizator lapis-lazuri Astralseed Katinka-Duval Ero-Haru MuffinMyst MagicalJoey Mr-Ripley overseer STelari Minato-Kushina dutchshun FallenAngelGM neurotype Grim-Grinning lucid-light reveur-artiste MariciaLee Malleni-Stock KupiecKorzenny Elandria DieZori RipfangDragon kevotu Koscheith MidnightTiger8140 Ero-Haru ObsydianDreamer Rimisa AlexanderPaupoff ihamo CSFiReFoX ++



Why do you like sending DD Suggestions? :la:


We'd be happy to read your 5 reasons in a similar journal (multiple posts are also welcome)
#5reasonsddlove







See you all at the DDSuggestionDrive!





Skin by Dan Leveille
LiliWrites, this is dedicated to you! :heart:



Where you can send your Daily Deviation(DD) suggestions:  The Community Relations TeamFAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

All Galleries - Moonbeam13
Community Volunteers (CVs):
Anthro - PixlPhantasy
Anime/Manga - cinyu 
Artisan Crafts - Talty :new: pinkythepink
:new:Comics and Cartoons: JonathanWyke
Cosplay - pullingcandy
Digital Art - JunkbyJen :new: lovelessdevotions
Bullet; Green Fractal Art - C-91
Bullet; Green Photomanipulation - ErikShoemaker
Bullet; Green Pixel Art - Lyricanna :new: ValaSedai
Fan Art - Lyricanna & TsaoShin 
Film & Animation - kingmancheng & TimberClipse 
Literature - LiliWrites & TheMaidenInBlack :new: brennenxr
Photography 
Bullet; Green Animals, Plants and Nature - JenFruzz
Bullet; Green Artistic Nude Nyx-Valentine 
Bullet; Green Fashion Photography - Queen-Kitty
Bullet; Green Fetish Nyx-Valentine
Bullet; Green General Photography - RockstarVanityMrs-Durden & tiganusi
Bullet; Green Horror/Macabre - pullingcandy 
Bullet; Green Macro Photography - MarcosRodriguez
Bullet; Green Pin-up & Glamour - DistortedSmile
Bullet; Green Street Photography - hosagu
Resources & Stock Images - CelticStrm-Stock, Cassy-Blue  & :new: mercurycode
Space & Sci-fi Art - cinyu


Also helpful: PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs?

Details about the Drive 1st  - 29nd of February: FAQs



Join in on the fun, suggest  a DD! :la: Show your support and love for your favorite artists, and make their day Heart 

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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved it :thumbsup:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
I love you every time I see your comments on the DD! Especially if it is a slow day and not so many comments! You are awesome, Cristina! And I see you do this since quite a long time! Thank you! :highfive:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't quite remember how many years it's been already :giggle:
But i draw my inspiration from people like you who do so much more than what i do :hug:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
:aww: Could it be that you underestimate your contribution?! :heart: Because I keep observing you for a while and the effect you work has on the DDs. There are days when the flow is stuck, then comes Cristina, and after that the messages just take off, and with them the faves flow. And this happens all over again! What's the point of having a DD if they do not get a lot of comments and faves?? This feature is meant to promote, and sometimes a bad comment or the lack of comments creates a void of response! And you are just wiping it out when you pass by! Thank you for that! Really, trully, do not underestimate what you are doing! And to have that steadiness, every_single_day, every artwork, this is outstanding! :heart:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It warms my heart to read that. Thank you! :huggle: I'm really glad to know that such a little gesture can turn into something bigger :heart:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
:aww: It really does! Sometimes with little gestures one can bring a lot of positive vibes around! :heart: :huggle:
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Eeeeeer... yeah!!! Wait... what? ... oh... nope... nope nope nope nopenope
Llama Emoji-56 (Hiding) [V3] 
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2016
:D I added the new CV there, since this is obviously valid outside the drive as well. It took me a while to figure what was wrong, since I am used to see this file. :giggle: Next time, would you be so kind and drop me a note with the exact thing you noticed that it is not ok? :flirty: It would ve really helpful, and would save time as well :hug:
Noted - modified! ;P

What would be your 5 reasons for sending suggestions!^^
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
oh, nothing is off, sorry ^^
It was just my reaction to "suggesting DD"

like yeaaah that sounds cool
but then
realises
omg nooooo too scarry
hides behind a wall
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Oh, you actually helped me spot an error - since I made this one for the drive in Feb, and the date was still in -:giggle: - corrected now.

Hm, it took me a while to send my first suggestion. At first I collected faves, then I made features, then I collected faves and really followed them to see if, when they get featured, who features them and who suggests them :giggle: And I made sure I promote the h out of them, so they are seen easer by CVs or potential suggesters. After a fair ammount of my_would_be_suggestions got featured, and after seeing that a lot of works got dd that i thought they should, I started to feel a bit more confident :D. And in the end, when I was asked to promote the event, I finally started sending, to figure out what it is all about! :D I do not regret one bit :flirty:
And it is still scary every time I send a suggestion :D Nobody likes to feel rejected :ashamed: But if they get featured it is really awesome :aww:, especialy when the Cv tells you they did not see this artist up to now, or that they liked them for a long time, but lost track if it was time for another DD. I really feel useful when this happens^^
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
for the moment, I keep suggesting artworks I like for open features and add them to groups where I can add other people's work
and of course I feature them

I don't know, do they explicitely say: nope, not a DD?
I'd rather they don't answer at all

How do you phrase a DD suggestion?
yoh sup mate! er, wanna DD this???
lol
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2016
lol you can do that of course :D but you should probably check first the style of the CV. I went in circles and tried more of them, to see how they react. They are people, like us, each with their own style, so you are prone to click with some better than with others :D In artworks style and in communication style. So, if you are relaxed about this, all is great. You will probably make a couple of mistakes on the way, if they have time and are nice they point it out to you, and you will get better at it. It is probably good if you do not make basic mistakes which everybody does at the beginning, because they really have few time. So, it would be helpful to send them valid suggestions. You can practice by sending me a couple of them, and I can tell you if they are valid. This being said, some CVs are more strict than others regarding the date, previous DD featured style, and so on. But in general they all love what they do, and they love this community, so you should not be afraid in sending them suggestions! :heart: In the first couple of notes, before you really start to get to know them, I would probably be more formal in addressing them, and more detailed in the description of the artwork.Till you figure out what you both like and where you are coming from. If you do not get an answer, it is ok - many of them say that after  amonth you can resend it to somebody else.
Do not get attached to an artwork once you send it - because others also send, and it might very well be featured as coming from somebody else. A fair ammount of your suggestions would be like this, so do not take it personal :hug: Afterall the goal is to get the artist featured - th esuggester is just a catalist and it is not so important. Of course it is important for you, since you spend time sending them, but it is also anice validation to see that others had the same opinion. This will give you more courage to go on!
And I actually prefer an aswer, becaus eit gives clarity and it does not waste my energy waiting for things which might or might not happen. I love surprizes, but even if I know the date, it still feels like a surprize every single time  - like today :D
You will meet both styles among the CVs.

And apropos featuring, because you like it so much! This is a particular type of feature, but it is really efficient! Because the artwork you want to highlight is really getting directly faves and comments!! You do not have the journal as intermediar! It is really the most efficient way to feature somebody!!
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
I used to check out dds everyday before, when they appeared at the bottom of the page
now I don't, unless they appear in a DD roundup
it bothers me too much to go look for them =/
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
I got used to it. deviantart -> today -> DDs
or
deviantart -> browse -> DDs

But you can add them in your stick menu and have them there, with a heart :heart: in front, no matter on what page you are (besides sta.sh), at the top. It is very practical actually!
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:icongeorgexvii:
GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz: :glomp: :clap:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
:iconflyingheartsplz: Glomp! 
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist
This is awesome :D
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
yaaay! dota2 Windranger by biggreenpepper
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Artist
Awesome I have suggestion 5 so far and gotten 1 so yes it does feel good
a great feeling to to be able to help in some way I think it also Helps the Artist
when they receive a DD it give so much encouragement.:D 
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
:D Yes, it does :nod: And with this feature series you are going strong with, you definitely help a lot of artists! :heart:
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:icontearsofturquoise:
TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Student General Artist
I suggested two last week, and one (by TylerCreatesWorlds) actually became a DD a few days ago! I'm so happy :)
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
This is really nice to hear! :la: Congratulations! :clap:
Did you manage to send some more in between? (I was in a hiatus for a while)
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:icontearsofturquoise:
TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Yup, I did send a few more, 2 of those also got accepted! Yippee :aww:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
yaaay! :dance:
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your meme has been featured here: Pimps and Whoas - Feb. 5, 2016
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
Thank you, Mali! :heart::huggle::rose:
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :)
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
1) Talented artists deserve more exposure. There can never be too much exposure for talented artists.
2) I like helping for that ^, and it really costs nothing but a few seconds and mouseclicks.
3) (That's personal opinion:) Recently the amount of low quality stuff in this site has been growing - I guess it goes more.... mass, so to speak. One way to battle deterioration is to highlight the high quality, awesome works on the front page. The front page needs it. The site needs it.
4) Sometimes I see an artwork which is so brilliant, touching, perfect or simply inspiring and I WANT the whole world to see it and be inspired by it as I have. Or see its message.
5) Not everyone appreciates receiving a DD equally, but I like to think of those who do - of the nice surprise they've got, of the way they felt. It feels nice to know I've brought this to them.

Thanks for the feature btw. Cheers :ahoy:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
You are most welcome! :highfive:
I like your reasons! :la:
Would you like to share them in a journal? with #5reasonsddlove? It might inspire more people to join us! :happybounce:
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ah, sorry, but I'll pass. I prefer to keep my journal for more personal stuff + features of artists and artwork I admire :)
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:icondaveisblue:
daveisblue Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Although Ive been a member for over six years, I am such a novice when it comes to how DD works. I don't know anything about it really, that's what I meant.
Thanks for sharing this! I would love to be a part of it too. I want to help out and also get recognized myself more to be honest!:)
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
Great! :la: Evereything starts with the first step! ;P
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:icondaveisblue:
daveisblue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Absolutely right you are:)
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:iconkuricurry:
kuricurry Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I didn't know anybody could just suggest a DD. :XD:
All points so valid!! But I don't know where to start, a lot of my friends have moved on to FB and other sharing platforms (leaving me here, quite possibly "alone) 

Not to say, that deviantart is still bursting with talents.
But am not sure I'm allowed to just suggest my own work :rofl: 
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
You are definitely not alone! :huggle: There are a lot of talented and enthusiastic people which are active and dedicated to DA! Maybe you find somebody you click with! :aww:

You actually already started by posting here :heart:

While it is a pity that they momentarly went away, they can also come back. A lot of them do actually, on a daily basis. This fluctuations are natural on all websites.
But maybe it is a chance to go out of the comfort zone and meet new people! :la:

:D And of course you can suggest your own work :nod:, but do not be hurt if it does not get accepted right away. I would actually recommend to suggest other artists first, to get in contact with the CVs and get to know them better, before making the bold move to suggest your own work. Like this you make more people happy in the process, and you also have better chances to be successful.

Try to read the journal posted in the comment before yours as well  : )
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:iconminato-kushina:
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Such an amazing journal! :clap: I really love suggesting DDs! :heart:

1. I love the surprise and happiness of artists when they discover their DD. :giggle:
2. It's beautiful and heart-warming to support and promote art. <3 We give the chance to unknown pieces become more known. Many artists have become famous and they gained clients thanks to a DD. :nod:
3. It's nice to help the CVs in their demanding job. ;) We can eventually become great friends with them, as it has happened to me. <3
4. Sometimes a piece just screams "Suggest me!" It's simply so extraordinary that you can't resist doing it. :D
5. Each new suggestion encourages you to try more. It's a bit of an addiction. And if the suggestion is accepted, then even better! :)

Thanks for tagging me. :hug: Here is a journal with funny things that happen to DD Suggesters. ;)

Stuff that happens to DD Suggesters!I have dreamed of writing this journal for a long time now! :D For this DD Celebration Week, here are some funny/strange/awkward things that have happened to me or things that I have done during this awesome journey! Please share your experiences too! :eager:
I always read the comments of my suggested DDs. I always comment on them too.
Sometimes, I have sent notes to random people and, by instinct and habit, I write to the Subject box “DD Suggestion”! :lol: Once or twice, I have actually sent these notes to them, before noticing the wrong title!
Sometimes I accidentally push the Send button before writing the DD description. And then I have to send it again. :facepalm:
Copy... paste... send... Wait, no, no, I forgot the descrip.... Oh, great.
 I had once suggested
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Thank you! :aww: Mee, too! :D

I love your reasons! It would be cool to see them in a journal, if you have the time, also with some funny gifs, since you are really good at it! To refresh the excitement in your watchers! You are really inspiring!
Thank you for the journal! Awesome read! :iconflyingheartsplz:

And you are of course very welcome! After reading this, I realise I was a genius for tagging you! :laughing: ;P
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:iconscribalwriter:
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
Great post! :hug:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Thank you! :hug:
Did you ever suggest a DD? :flirty:
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:iconscribalwriter:
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016   Traditional Artist
It's been a very long time!
This was a great guide, though. I'll definitely be suggesting some DDs very soon - there is so much excellent art on this site!
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:iconlucilaleyla:
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely :love: journal 
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Thank :love: you!
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:iconlucilaleyla:
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure my dear friend :huggle: :iconwhiteroseplz: :heart:
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:iconmocris:
Mocris Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am absolutely with you! :heart:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
:aww: :heart: 
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:iconripfangdragon:
RipfangDragon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup::meow: Of course! I love suggesting DDs!
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
:la:It is nice to see how many suggesters are there! Really mind opening! :la:
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:iconautumnicity:
autumnicity Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for mentioning me as a recent suggester! :hug: I love suggesting DDs too - I especially with your point about surprises. I hadn't even considered the teamwork part, but that's so true. It's great that you're promoting DDSuggestionDrive in such a positive and creative way. I think I might join in on all this fun and share my own 5 reasons! :heart:
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Thank you! :aww: Glad you like it! :la:
Looking forward to seeing your 5 reasons! :happybounce:
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:iconautumnicity:
autumnicity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student General Artist
My pleasure! :huggle:
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