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Do you find popularity on DA or real life important? 

51%
561 deviants said A little
36%
399 deviants said No
12%
137 deviants said Yeah

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Mymagic1212 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'd want to be decently popular in da and life.I want to be happy when i go to school because ik i have atleast 1 or 2 friends that are looking forward to me too you know?

and on da it just plain makes me feel good to see people say "thats awesome!" heheh :laughing:
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daliahme Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup. Contributes to my self esteem
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lucid-light Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A little bit, yes. Relative popularity on DA helps me to get through school and make some money. I can do work that I enjoy and I can do it at home. Without DA and my "popularity" I'd have to get some other job that I wouldn't enjoy very much...
What about you? :)
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ellenmellenn Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
In both, I value being myself more than being popular, but any recognition for things you do in both is very appreciated :)
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CosmoWillome Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I dont really care XD i move so much that im usually not popular till a few years after living somewhere and in all truth on deviantart im mostly on here to see my sisters art and her improvement :iconalyssawillome: being able to see her work is more important than a dd on here to me anyways :) same in real life i've got her and shes got me so....even if im NOT popular i've got someone on my side :)
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ZozoCoco14 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Realife
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Astrikos Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   General Artist
It's all about the art. not about yourself.... :D

:heart: the ART~ not the watch count!
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Yukihikari-chan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My friends and I got into a conversation about this today. One of my friends has been sitting with the 'popular' kids during lunch lately and then starting sitting with my friends and I again today.
He said that they didn't want to hang out with him because he hung out with MY friends and I. I told him that popularity doesn't really matter. He replied that being 'popular' means everything to him and he'll do anything to BE popular. I then asked him what makes a person popular.
He just said that it's the way people act. I replied to him that what makes their actions more special than anyone else's?
In my personal opinion, popularity doesn't really matter in most cases. All in all, we all like to be acknowledged by the people who care about us the most. But getting some attention outside of your circle is good too :)
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. I think maybe a little. Maybe not if you're popular for frivolous things like stupid memes, but if you're genuinely good at drawing and you can show your prospective employers that you get a lot of commissions. Ah I don't know. I'm just rambling >_>
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Nakin13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
devaintARt... where ART meets application... not popularity...
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creyk Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know that is just a fancy tag line to fool people:iconmitchieplz:
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Nakin13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see how it is
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creyk Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is how:
Da + the y tag members, and the h account gals = prejudice/slefishness
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Nakin13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting point of view
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HiddenLenze Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Photographer
On dA, I think the 'popularity' is important because it gets you more exposure of your art, feedback, favorites, ect. If the artist is popular, then their work is 99% of the time really awesome.
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xRuru Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I think that it is not a bad thing if you aren't popular, but if you are, then you might have more chances than the others (more chances for what? For kind of anything) and you might also have bigger chances to make new and beautiful meetings (:

Uhm...sorry if you might not understand the meaning in my poor English~
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A little, because it can be useful. If you have good ideas and you're popular, you'll have more chances to realize them :) However I don't really care :D
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Alywe Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
No, I just try to be happy, we are mortals and the eternity is a beatutiful dream, but just a dream
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melissaIvory Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
as my art isn't my life, and i only do it for fun, popularity on this site isn't important, but would be nice.
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love-rainbowflower Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not 'popularity' in its superficial meaning. I want to be genuinely liked by people, and I want a nice group of really close friends. Let's face it, we all want to be liked as much as we may deny it. And on dA, it's super flattering to find people who like your art. I personally want as many people to see and experience my art as possible, and being more popular lets that happen
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Recondite-Riy Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student
I really don't care about popularity in real life, but on dA I want to be popular so more people will see my art. After all, art is made for being seen and appreciated.
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DarienKMarshelly Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wont deny i love the attention, but i dont know how to handle it.
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kelkiki5 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that popularity in real life is not important, but on dA or on other sites like this, it means people like your art, what you're doing, so... yes :P
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bleuberry333 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
popularity in real life, i dont care =D
popularity on deviantart, depends because art is more of a profession.
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AndrogynousOne Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to be able to sell some art so yes, it matters to me.

In high school I wrote a horror story as part of a project we were doing after reading Frankenstein. Mine followed the criteria of being sci-fi and horror so much so that everyone looked disgusted when I was done reading it. The story that won didn't follow criteria at all and was poorly written but that kid won because he had more than friends than me who voted for his crappy story.

Popularity matters, maybe not to us individually, but it affects how successful we can be.
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teaunicorn Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wouldn't really want to be popular.
I hardly feel I deserve the few watchers I have now.
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Lacriyme Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it depends. Not to say that I'm popular myself, but if you're popular on dA, then people like your work, which is great, of course. However, you can still be a great artist and not be popular at all, so I don't think it's too important of a factor, although it definitely does play a part. Besides, it seems to me that if you're more popular, you're under more judgement.
In real life, though I really don't care for popularity. I am on good terms with the majority of people I know, but for me, my close friends are really what matter~
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likeporcelin Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to have fans on DA and be recognized :) but in real life im not into appearences or social status. i tend to attract good friends, their all i need. i dont do well in crowds anyway lol
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AiiyaGoesRawr12-5 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i honestly would prefer people recognizing me for my art than my social status. But i would love if people recognize me from face or art. I want to be a manga artist so badly!!!!
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Spells17 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
It really does depend. Yes we all like recognition sometimes but I wouldn't want the attention. Just the 'Oh that's nice' or 'wow that's good' is all i need. I don't advertise my art by just randomly favourting then getting 1000 page views in a few hours just to either get recognition or money. But no I would never want to be popular. People judge you even more! :P Just nice having a circle of friends. :)
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I suppose my answer is similar to other voters. I find popularity on dA (and other art websites) is helpful when you are using art as a means of income, such as freelancing, selling prints, etc. If people don't know who you are, then your income is going to suffer. However, in real life, its different for me :) I prefer having few close friends.
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AHz7 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind as long as I am enjoying what I am doing. Until so far everything I have done is more experimental than professional, I still have a lot to learn! In real life I am not popular or anything. I am usually quite and I like it that way. :D
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JesterAzzi Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It matter as much to me as it doesn't. The more people who look at my art, the more art I look at (I check the pages of all of my visitors and watchers). So the mutual audience is important to me.
As for trying to be a professional artist: I will do with that as far as I can, regardless of how many people are seeing my DApage. Life exists off the web, and there's no reason to entirely center your life around people you may never meet.
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Florrosada12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like more people to look at my artwork, just so I know that what I do isn't complete crap, but it isn't completely eclipsing my other reasons for being on here. My friends are way more important than my popularity. I love taking pictures and artistry has been in my families blood for generations. I won't advertise my work on peoples profiles because I feel like I should have more sense then that. I just have to keep doing what I'm doing and sooner or later I'll have a good group of people who watch and like what I do. It just takes patience. That is my motto and I'm sticking to it. :D

As for in the real world, I have good friends who love me, I don't need popular ones that don't. Enough said.
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LillyPads87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
On dA :blush: My girly friends don't like me just because I'm different... but... It's OK. You get used to it. Then you hang out with boys :D which is pretty much cooler :D

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if you like my art... please give me some points
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
popularity: no
recognition: yes :)
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Yukihikari-chan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's perfect
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Kimberly-M Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Photographer
:thumbsup:
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Youmi-dt Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On DA i think it's importante. Because this is an art comunity, and if you're popular it means that your art is good (well, sort of). In real life, it depends... if you're popular becaus of your art/work i think it's importante.. But that kind of popularity that you usualy see in schools like being popular because you're preatty, or hot, or because you are rich, or because you won a car or expensive clothes, i think that that type of popularity is not important at all, it's actually stupid and futile. This is what i think.
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Writer
Why not? It's not so important, but feeling loved is cute!
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milkscientist Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Writer
I guess it depends on the context.
But most people picked a little cause it's not really too much on either side of the scale, and it's ambiguous xD
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NeoSailorCrystal Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hate to say it, but yes. (Just yesterday, I lost class officer elections to the popular kids who aren't doing a good job at all). It's not only popularity, but it's exposure (mainly in real life more than DA). To be honest, I want to be more exposed so that more people can see my work and would like it. I don't care too much if they favorite my work (but I wouldn't mind that much if they did...), but I sincerely want to make people happy with my pictures. I could keep going on and on, but I'll just end it there :D
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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you have a goal to be a professional artist then yes, popularity is important because you need to build an audience and market for your work.

(not that i'm popular... *sob*)
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