whimsy657Featured By OwnerApr 19, 2011Student 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....
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.
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!
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.
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.
well, i choosed unicorns, just becuse itīs funnyer 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?
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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.
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