Hmmm... I saw this last night but I decided not to say anything, but since it seems to be the main topic, I'll bring it up as well.
I'm not going to say that I don't think this deserves a DD. I'm glad the artist got some exposure, although I do however personally think it would have been better to wait for the artist to gain a little more skill beforehand. I see potential in the artists artwork, but others may not, whereas later they may have. I would not have suggested it, and I think by reading the artists comments that they also agree. There's no doubt it's a wonderful thing to be featured in such a way, and for all the negative comments I'm sure there has been a positive aspect that overpowers them, but all in all, I don't think right now was the right time to feature this artists works.
I do however still like what I see, and I will watch the artist, simply to follow their development, but I don't feel so much that many others will do the same.
Good luck Aiwalabamba, I hope to see you grow later on, and congrats on the DD.
I've been here for like 3-4 months in total and I'm not taking it so seriously as others apparently (I thought this is all about fun). I didn't even know what daily deviation is till yesterday. I just hope that people won't abadon me only because I get something that they don't. I'll continue in painting no matter what others say because I love it. Thank you for your opinion wish you the best .