I'm going to be leaving this Sunday and I will be returning in a week. I'm going on vacation with my family to the Caribbean. It's a nice little break from work and all. I promise I will be drawing lots on the beach when I'm away so you will see some more new stuff when I return. That's all I wanted to say. All the best everyone!
As a fellow artist and befriender to all; I'm the type of person that if I like an artwork I will comment on it, if I love it I will usually favourite and comment on that particular piece. This is just a brief description of how I am on deviantArt towards deviant-watching. Also, it's because I've been on this website for the past 9 years with recurring deviant-Art accounts. So let's just say I've been around here for more than enough lol.
What I've noticed and trust me I've seen several individuals write many journals on this peculiar matter, but it's something I wanted to address as well. On deviant-Art people have become "lazy"
and I will tell you exactly what I mean by lazy:
- Many artworks aren't looked upon anymore
, I've seen thousands of page-views in the past, now you are barely lucky to even get a thousand or two on one piece. Let's not even forget about the artist's deviantArt page itself, which is hardly looked at anymore.
- Hardly any one comments
, let alone take the time to critique one's work. We artists rely heavily on input, criticism or suggestions that will not only help us to strengthen our works, but develop more as an artist. We would love to expand our horizons.
- Everyone favourties
, I admit I'm a bit guilty of that myself. Whenever I favourite from now on I will always make sure to comment on the artwork too. It's just common courtesy and it's nice for the person to receive any input.
- Traditional vs. Digital.
I can get into a whole debate about this one, but let's face it traditional artists are a dying breed or they have to be extremely popular to receive any acknowledgment. I'm very fortunate and grateful to be one of those traditional artists that still exists and is still loved by her fellow deviants. As for digital artwork, there are amazing artists out there, so don't ever feel like I'm condemning the medium, I'm only saying it's more "noticed."
- If you aren't popular, you won't make it on deviantArt.
What I mean by that is if you aren't popular or noticed don't count on page-views, comments or favourites of any sort. It kinda goes with the whole brand ideal, you can only buy a top quality purse if you are buying a Louis Vutton (which is one of the most expensive brands). I'm saying that "if you are popular"
you will receive tons of comments, feedback and favourites of all kinds. Honestly, I feel that with some individuals who aren't even the greatest artists out there and do have tons of room for improvement; yet they get a million views, tons of comments and thousands of favourites. I feel bad for the artists who do an amazing job by putting their heart and soul into every piece they create. I truly feel they are the ones that truly deserve to be acknowledged.
I hope no one takes offense to any of this personally. It's just something I have noticed. I've had many discussions with fellow artists and friends in regards to this subject matter.Recent Works to Date: