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March 14, 2013


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That's it.

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 14, 2013, 6:49 AM
Seriously... In my latest deviations I've improved by ALOT... I've been making an effort to make and write my own original stuff, original OCs, original machines, fix proportions... And yet, the better I get, the less favs/comments I have...

I'm seriously getting tired of this system, what's the point of improving if you are loosing popularity ? What's the point of having artists who draw poorly MS paint shits with 65 000 watchers, and amazing artists who have... 2 WATCHERS ?! Are people's IQ too low to recognize good art ? Do they really pay attention to what they fav ? Or their mind is limited to "OLOLOL ITZZ FUNNEEH I FAAEV" ? I'd prefer it to be the first possibility...

So... If we sum up, there's 3 MAJOR reasons to that :

1 : Everyone hate me (LOL, paranoid power, but I doubt it since I'm not alone in this case.)

2 : People are too dumb to appreciate GREAT art and don't want to overheat their neurons by reading fanfictions/understanding ADVANCED pictures (This one is possible though)

3 : ... IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM (I doubt it).

Sorry, I'm not use to make these kind of journals but that really begins to piss me off.

And, just because a demonstration is worth it ...

aragorn by talaziom => Amazing Aragorn portrait.

Try to guess the amount of favs... No ideas ?

3. 3 FAVS FOR A 25 HOURS PORTRAIT. And the artist has... 3 watchers !

Finn by makra111 => 15 minutes FINN THE HUMAN drawing...

261 favs.

So I need to say more ?

Fuck popularity.

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Lokatah Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup: Pretty much what's happened to me. As I started improving and moving away from just drawing animals all the time (which bored the hell out of me) I noticed a faves/comment drop.

I don't really care much anymore. Of course I love my watchers and stuff but being DA famous isn't going to get me into my animation course in college. I mainly just draw to entertain and show my friends because I'd rather have a small support group that backs me up 100% than a large group that only supports me when I draw the things they want to see. My most favourited things are stuff that's related to fandoms and crap which I probably haven't spent that much time on.

I've basically learned to do a huge 'nope' and stop trying to please people. Popularity on DA doesn't get many people far in life.

Just do what make you happy C:
The-BaneBlade Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, it's true.

Problem is that, unlike you, I don't draw for a job, I draw purely for fun :D, as a hobby
Lokatah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh LOL I don't do it for a job (yet...soon).
And your welcome C:
Tirah Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Want a foolproof way to become popular? Find a fandom notorious for its idiotic fanbase (My Little Pony and Sonic the Hedgehog immediately come to mind) and start shitting out "art". Put no effort into it whatsoever, just make sure it's properly tagged, which will make it easy for the brainless sheep to find. Next thing you know, you have so many watchers and ass-kissing fans you don't know what to do with them. It works!
The-BaneBlade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I might try that
ReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
i know that feel bro. As long as it's a popular thing most quality doesn't matter, original stuff is usually not appreciated unless you're uncrecible
The-BaneBlade Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... :(
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The-BaneBlade Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1 : I'm watching the artist who drew this picture and I told her how good her art is on her prfile.

2 : That's not alot, there's talentless people getting 35 000 views in 6 onths

3 : I bought this premium MYSELF, nobody gave it to me. This bug is dues by the fact that I was previously given a 3 months PM , and I extended it for 1 year right after, BEFORE the 3 months PM expired.

4 : Provocative pictures ? You haven't browsed DA enough to understand what provocatives picture are.

5 : THis comment is a little bit-off, I hide it.
floridapanther28 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. I've noticed. Don't people come to your profile and say things like that, too, even if they don't fave or comment?

2. Agreed, seen it myself. ...actually have a username in mind in particular which shall not be said. However, the best plan of action is to look at the difference between them and you and see why people like their art so much more. With this particular person I have in mind, they write TERRIBLY but they post much more often. As much as I hate to say it, people who put quantity over quality here have more popularity.

3. Ah, okay. I don't know how that works.

4. I was trying to find the right word to say- I mean offensive. You draw girls with nipples poking out of their shirts and expect people to fave it. Girls wear bras, most don't go flaunting around their junk in public. Girls on deviantART recognize this and dislike the photos, therefore not faving them.

5. Hm?
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