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True Artist Stamp by chibibarrage True Artist Stamp by chibibarrage
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Sorry, I'm having some trouble with people not knowing how to read before they become angry... =_=;

A lot of people on dA seem to want pageviews, favs, watchers, or really all seems to do something with wanting to be "popular"

...I don't think people should be drawing just for popularity... yes, maybe if they make a living off making art and have an actual job with it and their actual life depended on it (like food, water, shelter)...but the plain fact is that on dA most people draw as a hobby. So shouldn't hobby drawing be for fun and not to get "adoring fans"?

I mean yeah, it's nice to know people like your art, and yes it does make you feel good...I'm no different...but some people actually seem to be driven to draw only for popularity, whether they are popular already or not...

Actually I've seen some artist (no names >:0 ) say they'll stop drawing cause they "don't have enough fans" it kind of makes me wonder if they only create art to be loved/adored? 0~0; What happened to making art for things like enjoyment or stress relief? Isn't that how true art should be for? ;^;

I think a true artist looks past popularity and continues for enjoyment... I personally don't count those artists that only draw for popularity as actual artists, no matter how "good" their art is...

...but this is just my opinion though... You can disagree or agree, everyone has their own opinions~ so let's all respect everyone's opinions; me and you together~ ^u^ fighting/flamming >:0 ...but friendly debate = yay


anyone can use this stamp~ no need to fav or whatever, it's free for use~ <3

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The-masked-pony Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Can't it be both? To be honest this makes me mad. I love page views. It makes me feel good about my art. But I have been drawing since BEFORE I could hold a pencil. And I love it.
CupcakeFeline Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Thank you for making this! 
It makes me sad when people draw for only fame.. 
The-Swordman-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true! 
TheInsaneJesterMARX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
chirikoinu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so true
CyberAngel08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ask-Audrey-the-fox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  New member Student Artist
that is so ture! *Breaks favorite button* 
pantherwarrior370 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
and for the love of it. :)
yoitemiha Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw because I love it, where's the fun in drawing for fame? Drawing is my passion
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wise words indeed. There's not a single drawing in my gallery that was created to boost my popularity.
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