Huh... I have that same dragon pendent as a necklace I bought a long time ago. This would mean that you glued the key and gem right on top of the dragon's face. I guess because of this it looks a little silly to me... like it ran into the key while flying. Would have loved to see the key placed behind the dragon and gem below it (like it's holding it). Just a suggestion, I'm no professional on these things.
Oh, one more thing. You claim this is deviant ART, yet you're not treating it like an art site. If you had approached us and said in a polite manner that there are too many of these keys popping up and then gave us suggestions, we'd be inclined to back off and try something new. An art site is about growing and sharing and helping others, you just seem upset because your idea of art isn't all that's on DA.
How did you expect us to react to your comment? If you really wanted to help us be creative, you would have given advice. Did you expect us to just say "wow you're right, we should stop?" Probably not. Which means you didn't really care about our improving/creating something different, you're just upset that these are popular. We help people, give advice, give art away for free, I'd say we're active members of the art community.
If you want us to start treating it like an art site, you should first.
Sorry if I have offended you, because that's not why I'm on this community of course. There's just some things to get off my chest.
First, it's not a bad thing to receive a less positive comment. You made it to the front page, so you are good at what you do and the hundreds of positive comments here reflect that. Critique is what fuels this community, and I'm happy for that, so don't let these less fortunate comments get you out of balance like this.
Second, it was just my bold primary reaction after seeing something I see on the front page every day. Multicoloured cakes, zoomed-in photos of bubbles and ponies are works of art that people here appreciate and admire, and I can understand that. What creativity for me really is, is to come across something new, fresh, bold. I've seen your works of art, each different and creative in there own way and you're one of the best, so you don't really apply to what I just said, but the more new and creative content I see on the deviantART, the more I believe in this community. Repitition kills creativity, (just look at the instagram community), and I think you believe in that too.
Continue with what you do, because you're awesome in doing that. Please don't stop, because those are not my words in the first place, and don't let one negative comment get you down
Not offensive, don't worry, and thank you for elaborating on what you mean. Yesterday, someone also made a comment that these were being repetitive, and gave us some suggestions on how to change. After taking that into account, we started looking into other metal works, or different materials.
If people are getting tired of these, which is seems that some are, we have no problem expanding into something else. Maybe taking a break from uploading keys might be a good thing, we can look into alternative medias,
It's wonderful to get less than positive feedback, so long as it's helpful. And I understand, seeing the same thing on the front page day after day gets annoying sometimes, we don't mind easing off. Don't want it to seem like we don't take crit, suggestions are always welcome.
Thanks for taking the time to reply again, gives us some good food for thought.
This is what we enjoy doing Sorry, but many people like them. Art sites also tell people to give crit, this is not crit, it's your opinion, luckily everyone does not share your same opinion my friend. We will not stop because of one person's opinion.
The entire gallery are the keys they sell. o.o If you don't want to look at it you don't have to go into their gallery. I personally think they're gorgeous and it takes a lot of creativity to even begin to make one of these since no two are the same.