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True Artist Stamp by chibibarrage True Artist Stamp by chibibarrage
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Please do not comment without fully reading below.
TL;DR? Then please do NOT comment.
Sorry, I'm having some trouble with people not knowing how to read before they become angry... =_=;
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A lot of people on dA seem to want pageviews, favs, watchers, or whatever...it 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" ...so 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^
...no fighting/flamming >:0 ...but friendly debate = yay




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



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FullMoonFaerie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So TRUE! I'm not well known, I write journals that nobody reads, offer commissions nobody takes, but I still draw- because I LOVE to do it.
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SHINY-PRINCESS-ANGEL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
its so true, i hope you dont mind if i use it :hug:
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applefanfic Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly, I draw for myself and for enjoyment, to of course improve on my art skills. It's nice that my friends like my drawing and random people fave its all good ^u^

But then there are those people who want faves and comments, and it's just really annoying... I can understand if that person is new or knows they need feed back inorder to improve but there are those people who already popular or get enough feedback that when they get a FAVE they all go bat shit crazy and I'm just all WTF...

Thank you for making this stamp :D
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angie-louise Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love it c: I hope you dont mind if I use this ^_^
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wwwarea Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I think the only time it's bad for popularity is if it's purely just for it.. Or if you are a liar.. <<Mostly that more. :)

But popularity is often very important if you want people to know you, and with what you like doing.
I love making levels for a video game (Me a ROM hacker), and I might be doing it for popularity but at the same time, I love the game, and wanting to show other people, helps me. And popularity interest does make my skills improve you know?
So I'm posting for the purpose of "getting attention" but with something that I like.. DA is kind of the point for that too. lol

I also want people to know what I spread in terms of world issues but only because I'm serious about them, and wish more people were awake, in fact, those are less about me only..
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ImpalerQueen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for this. Not many people fave my art 'cause it's not professional, but I don't care. It's nice to see a stamp that says that.
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ErmagherdItsJuju Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 Art shouldn't be about being famous! It should be a way to express yourself and the feelings inside you. It's good to get promotion though. 
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Piepaws Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I do it for both! Most kids dreams are to be famous, right? Be it artist, rockstar, writer, designer or whatever! We want to be famous, but be famous through what we like doing. I like drawing, so I'll accomplish my dream while doing what I love!
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1RageComic1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Student Artist
Meh I don't care if I'm popular. I make rage comics for the lolz and for fun only.
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AnimaruLunaris Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Well I think everyone who creates art is an artist. Their reasons do not matter to me. :)

I also think that most people who draw for popularity started drawing because it was fun to them, too.
And what is so wrong about people who draw to be famous? If this is what they want, they have the right to do everything to reach their wish, as long as they do not hurt other people. Everyone has their own personal aims in their life.
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