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Diedra Rater
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
They/them/their pronouns.

I'm a software engineer with a background in art working in educational technology. I'm a huge fan of communal learning through critique in artist communities.



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Crits and questions

Feel free to note me with questions or requests for critique! I really enjoy giving advice and constructive feedback to other artists. I'm best at giving feedback on composition, tonal contrast, and visual storytelling.

Also check out ProjectComment! It's an active group for artists to give each other direction and advice.

You can also find me on..



Do you feel like your work is improving? 

146 deviants said I think I'm improving, but it's a gradual process.
39 deviants said I see improvement in my work every day!
33 deviants said I'd like to improve, but I'm not sure how :/
13 deviants said I think my work has hit a plateau..
9 deviants said I'm more of an art appreciator than a creator.
6 deviants said Other?
5 deviants said I am on the verge of greatness!
2 deviants said How can one improve beyond perfection?!


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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

:iconprojectcomment: has been an active group for seven years to help support artists like you, so welcome to our group! :heart:

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monsterlienchen Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for all those really good quality textures and lovely about giving them unrestricted. I dont feel bad about crediting, its just that they lie about for a while before eventuelly getting used and then searching back and and and.. ! I love the paper textures. :heart: :bug:
dierat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome; I'm glad you like them! <3
Goregoat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Diedra! I just wanted to thank you for your unrestricted resources; I use your textures on just about every page of my comic. Your paper packs have been absolutely invaluable to me over the years. Cheers!
dierat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Robin! Thanks, that's great to hear! When I made these textures, I honestly didn't think anyone would use them, so it's nice to know that they're useful to other artists. Thanks for stopping by! :hug:
LadyoftheApocalypse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for that ever elusive South American dromedary! important part of life
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
dierat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!  If you like my look and ever need reference photos, I would be honored to give some to you from my private collection.  I have thousands that are not posted on dA (that also fully show my face) - everything from classic nudes to highly erotic.  Please let me know your thoughts and keep up the great work! 

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