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Are favorites on DA more important than loving what you make? 

48%
386 deviants said No
41%
330 deviants said Unicorns.
10%
80 deviants said Yes

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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   General Artist
NO.
If I had the most popular deviation on dA, sweet, but if I didn't like it, I'd be like WHY DO YOU TAUNT ME WITH THIS!?
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xxLythexx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
UNICORNS!
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whimsy657 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
No. I only really put things up on here anyway of o want someones opinion on it or if I really love it.
But the faves are a total confidence booster. Otherwise it's like oh I liked it.
.I guess no one else did....
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xemnasthehedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Not really in my opinion, though it's nice to know that other people like it, gives me a bit of motivation sometimes.
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Fye-chanGumiRin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
no, coz even if no one faves, id doesn't matter. I'm proud of my works, no matter how elementary they may be~!
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MoriahKristine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I loved the unicorn option, I HAD to pick it. But really, no, loving what I do is the best thing ever, but more importaint than that, is other people loving it. Because I know I love it, so if THEY love it, and it speaks to them, made them connect or feel something, then I'd say I got the greatest thing in the world.
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toadsandtombstones Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES. I have overcome the urge to choose "unicorns". :iconimseriousplz:

...Anywho, I prefer liking what I draw, but that could just be a newbie thing for me. ^^;
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not at all. I dont care much about faves. I do what I like and who wants to see it, see it. And that is it.:3
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likeporcelin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very true. its nice to know that people like it but i think its more important to love your work and be excited about your masterpiece along with finding a new way to use ur talent.
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mystery-ragdoll Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
UNICORNS!! O.O
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ebil-nekocat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I don't get many faves at all. But truth be told, I always prefer comments to favorites. I mean, it takes half a second to favorite something. But to actually comment, well that usually takes a bit longer. It makes me feel loved when I get comments!
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ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Oh gosh, unicorns ;-; :heart:
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BadFriendsTrioBLT Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I always feel really good when someone favorites something of mine that I'm proud of, so, I just picked Unicorns, because it sums up all my feelings.
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Somehow.
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Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's important to love your own stuff but unless you get positive feedback the passion can die
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VertigineuxVegetable Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Um. Well. Usually I will have a piece of work I love and a peice I thought was barely okay and people will critisize and shun the one I worked really hard on and adore the one I pulled off in 5 minutes. And then my perception of both peices gradually changes until the popular one is favored in my mind. I suppose I just crave validation.
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poetrice Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
it's definitely more important to love what you do than getting lots of faves. but sometimes faves help you see the real beauty in a piece you perhaps thought wasn't your best. my most faved work was one that I hated at first.
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fourteenbubbles Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
i wanted to put no, but unicorn was just too tempting
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camiandfriends2009 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
well, i choosed unicorns, just becuse itīs funnyer :P but my anwser is NO, DEFINATELY NO! if you don t love what you do, what do you get with those faves? if you dont feel proud of your deviations, why should you be proud of the others liking (itīs that a real word?) it?
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Kameolynn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most definitely not. Art is supposed to be your own expression of self. If everything you make is popular but you don't love it yourself, it just isn't satisfying.
I get rid of some photos that do well and keep others that don't because it's what I think of them that matters most.
Worrying only about what others think leads to one place - disappointment.
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NeverLand361 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't get me wrong I LOVE favs!!!! They make me happy, and they let me know what people in the world are looking at in art. But also they don't mean as much as my art does to me, just me being proud of my pics is enough for me :aww:
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riscu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything you do gets faves because you have a way of getting a feeling through the pictures you take. And that's what someone looks for in a picture. (:
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Ink-Z Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Artist
Who would yes,I said No. what I make is apart of me they are my Babies and My Family, even tho they are (not) real, I love them(my art/chara's) like they are my children and that they are real. :)
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Nedora2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
whoever said yes means that they do not believe in what they do they just care what others think. FOLOWERS AND NOT LEADERS :( so sad
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ThatLovelyDarkMelody Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   Writer
The thing that makes faves nice is that other people like something that you've worked hard on and are at least a little bit proud of. If you've put no effort into something then wouldn't you really not care who likes it and who doesn't?
So yes loving what you do is WAY more important than faves. After all you can't get faves in the real world and if you're doing something that you would have no interest in if DA wasn't around to earn you fans (whether it's photography, painting, writing etc.) then what's the point?
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square-disney Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I clicked the wrong one but I think as long as you like it it doesn't matter what others think
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energetic-shades Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I think that it's more important to love what you make, because it doesn't really matter what other people think of something. I mean favorites are nice, because you know people other than yourself appreciate it, but overall I don't think they really matter.
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wanna-make-you-smile Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
loving what you do is waaaaay more important that getting favs!!
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P4ssion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
please somebody thinks about the unicorns!
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camiandfriends2009 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
yes! the unicorns are there! calling us to choose them!
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greymoonx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   General Artist
It's nice to get favs, sure, but I don't think it's really important at all compared to loving doing whatever it is that you do... I think more than anything, I can find it frustrating when something I really put alot of time into gets nothing, but then something I almost thought was too crappy to throw up on DA gets a bunch, I get...confused LOL
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socks7890 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoy writing, and I feel really good when I've uploaded something, but many times I don't like what I've done and it feels really good when someone's said that it was good, and faved it.
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sunshadow123 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
MNOOOOOOO! I love what I make more than favouriting someone else's artwork..!!!!
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Minrini Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm one of the unknown people who don't get much faves or watches but I don't care ^^ I love drawing and I'll stick with loving it =D
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Do you mean "... more important tha>N< loving..."?
I think you made a typo, typed that instead of than.

but not, artist should make what he or she wants, not to please appreciators, appreciators will decide if they favorite it.
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
I corrected it :D
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:iconxeonzs:
Xeonzs Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Haha I see, sorry for mentioning, I just always notice little things like that >.>
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
oh no problem
my English is not great :3
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Xeonzs Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
That has nothing to do if you are good at English or not =P
That's just a little mistake all humans make ^^
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
true
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Nerrial Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Unicoooornnnnssss!

--wait wha

okay, seriously now. I honestly believe that favs/watches/pageviews are not more important than loving your own stuff. I mean, some healthy self-criticism aside, it's important to actually like what you're doing instead of doing it just for popularity. I also believe that telling someone what to draw ("You should draw more /thisandthis/" "You shouldn't draw /thisandthis/, it's awful/disgusting/whatever") is extremely disrespectful and rude.
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Canon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Favourites to me are a way to be inspired, to feel humbled, and to know that regardless of what I feel about my work, there is always someone better which in turn makes me wish to strive harder for perfection in hopes of achieving it before my deathbed many years from now :D
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nikhilmoh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is truly what matters, but it does feel nice when it is appreciated.
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Yes you are right
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nikhilmoh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)

my favourite words actually :D
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
I'm asking this because I get a lot : why does this has so many faves?
And I don't feel like favorites is more important than loving what you do.
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