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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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:iconfoxstar241:
Foxstar241 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  New member Student General Artist
Using if you don't mind.
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:iconvinchinderlous:
Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
//Thinks this is so true
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015   Artist
so truez!
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:iconthe-absolutus:
the-absolutus Featured By Owner Edited Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist
I think this topic will be eternally relevant.
Well, now my opinion.
I make art in the first place for my own pleasure. And I do not particularly important to me be popular or not. Since understand that my art very few people need. But I do not care, my art - this is my "child", and I love my child not for popularity, but because he is. So people that have only one I do not understand the popularity and I do not like them.
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:icondespairdance:
despairdance Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2015  New member
i always knew i wasnt an artist

drawing only brings me more stress lmao
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:iconzodiaxdragon:
ZodiaxDragon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
I agree. 
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:icondrawingology:
Drawingology Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New member
This is extremely true.
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:iconrhekya:
Rhekya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really important.
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:icondragonstar2197:
DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not only do I draw just for the hell of it, but often I do it to express feelings I can't normally express when speaking to someone without writing it down. Plus just doodling helps kill time ... And works as an excuse to mess with the brushes in Photoshop. XD

But this is very true, and it's sad to see Deviants do this for fame, I say it's a waste on talent if they are a rather good artist. (First person that comes to mind is Akai. I think she's a fitting example, I feel as if she just drew for popularity and for reasons to make her character look like a total sex object, whether it was intentional, or by "accident").
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:iconthe-absolutus:
the-absolutus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Sorry, but who is this Akai?
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:icondragonstar2197:
DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A mary sue arist, who often drew porn of her Amy Rose recolor with Sonic and Shadow. Don't believe me? Go look her up. :I She's pretty bad..
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:iconthe-absolutus:
the-absolutus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist
I believe you, I just don't know this artist. Can you give me a link to it?
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:icondj-stereo:
DJ-Stereo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very true, holy shite.
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:iconmythicalgold02:
MythicalGold02 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Rlly TruWink/Razz 
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:iconlulusparklejems:
Lulusparklejems Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
True that
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:iconnymphster:
Nymphster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
not really...
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:iconlittleflyingbee:
Littleflyingbee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
yup
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:iconangela124:
Angela124 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  New member Student General Artist
True!
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:iconxx-loven-xx:
Xx-loven-xX Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's true though. I mean. I really don't care who is famous or not. What matter is you don't over price your drawings. I mean really I rather draw what I want then pay 40 bucks or 1000 points. Two, if u are very well known for your drawings, don't disrespect people. Another thing is that, not that is a bad thing but kinda make me as a drawer feel bad is that they always have other website that they post drawings at. I mean over all if your not a snob or a type of show off and didn't want to be famous or didn't expect it is fine. Or if you really do want to be famous that's fine as well. But don't show it off to the other people who aren't a well experience drawers.
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:iconshuzutrap:
shuzutrap Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This deserves a Daily Deviation!

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:iconanimalsareangels:
AnimalsAreAngels Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah you're right it really does ^^
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:iconjessoterick:
jessoterick Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, but as you stated later in the description, "fun" doesn't pay the bills, and a lot of people don't only draw for fun, they draw to express various emotions. It doesn't always come down to sheer entertainment; art is a form of expression. Having a fanbase is essential to gaining commissioners. Drawing for popularity isn't necessarily a bad thing. If I want to make a career of art, because I love it, eventually sacrifices for popularity will have to be made. You can also make quite a difference in people's lives once you gain some ground on the follower front. I want to help and inspire as many people as possible, and prove once and for all, that artists don't have to be starving, mentally unsound, or poor to be successful. However, there is no gain without some kind of give, and if that "give" is working around social media to boost your follower count, then so be it.
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DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Expressing emotions through artwork helps in calming one's mind. I myself am making a comic, and using the emotions I've had pent up for the past ten years as fuel for it, since the comic delves into the deeper part of my mind that I normally keep hidden.
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VivianWolf18 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats the big deal on havin to be popular anyways, some people have nothin better to do I swear
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:iconwendythewolf56:
Wendythewolf56 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So true bro Blush 
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BenTheVaporeon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
well in my opinion an artist is an occupation so a true artist is someone who makes art to gain things


all the rest of the people that make things for fun are hobbyists  
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Lamberlight-Star Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes,really true!I remember that moment that when my friends are sad,im supporting them.But...When im sad,they are just ignoring me,cause they are popular... Rainbow sad 
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:iconshuzutrap:
shuzutrap Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thats Horrible :(
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:iconlamberlight-star:
Lamberlight-Star Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes it is :( 
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:iconshuzutrap:
shuzutrap Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
*Hugs* Don't worry,I'm sure there are others. :)
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:iconlamberlight-star:
Lamberlight-Star Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
*Hugs back* Thanks :)
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:iconshuzutrap:
shuzutrap Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No Problem!:)!
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Vetrix64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
You have good points, but lets admit it. it feels good to be famous.

we feel more accomplished and more confident if we gotten more comments, faves, etc. 

Meh, not everyone is in to that stuff so..:shrug:
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g-ty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love it! using :3
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:iconhitlerkiller66:
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I drawfor fun AND for fame.
(but my drawings aren't good enough, s... for fun at this moment only)
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:iconpolyphloisboian:
polyphloisboian Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
{ Actually, I think the opposite- Anyone can be a true artist.

Especially those who get commissions to help pay their bills. If they aren't popular, no one would be commissioning them, would they?

But it's always best to draw for fun rather than stress over doing what fans want ( and it's unpayed ). }
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:iconblazingdragonlord:
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student General Artist
If true artists draw for fun and not fame, then what's the point in improving?
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:iconnightmarethekitsune:
nightmarethekitsune Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
You get pratice either way
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:iconblazingdragonlord:
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I know but if I were to draw for fun, there's no point into putting a lot of effort and time into it :\
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:iconnightmarethekitsune:
nightmarethekitsune Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I draw for fun and I put loads of effort into it
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:iconblazingdragonlord:
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Well okay, I just feel that it's sort of a waste having a hobby you enjoy yet no one cares about your talent
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:iconnightmarethekitsune:
nightmarethekitsune Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
People will care about it
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:iconblazingdragonlord:
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah but, some people deserve more than they get
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:iconnightmarethekitsune:
nightmarethekitsune Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
We know
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scheemy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
In my opinion, I want to improve for feel comfort with my own drawings 
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:iconblazingdragonlord:
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Me too, I just feel if you draw for fun, you don't really have the need to improve, which is what artists want to do most of the time
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snowpuff77 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Oh good! That a relief for me. My family has pressured me to turn my art skills into a career, but my gosh, it feels too overwhelming. I want to work at my own pace, not turn it into a chore, and not have my ideas criticized constantly. Besides, my works are mainly fanfiction and fanart; even my OC fan-characters cannot stand alone to be "published." Merely sharing it with family, friends, and DA peers is appreciation enough.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw mostly for myself, but also for people's reactions. I make a lot of shock art and it is always fun to read the comments xD
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:iconspunnyz:
Spunnyz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Though I do it for fun, it's nice to have a little attention, right?
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:iconcherubfeet:
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. There is no shame in enjoying a little bit of company.
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