Hey, this thing that keeps happening with my art happened again so now I can finally tell you guys about it.
Disclaimer: I am NOT trying to start anything. Yes, I will sound a little irritated here and there, but you would be irritated too. Also please refrain blocking me. I do NOT hate any of the people mentioned in this journal. I am NOT attacking anyone. Also please read this journal fully before commenting.
By now you guys most likely know that I will draw pictures based on other deviant's concepts. This is my way of showing appreciation towards those ideas whether it be for concept or aesthetic design. Now you may think that I get comments complimenting me for doing an homage to that artist... Yeah, this rarely happens. I get comments from the original artist about 25% of the time. You would not believe how irritating this is. And some are going to say that I need to do that too, but here is the thing: I favorite and comment anything directly related to me (brief, side note mentions don't count). In fact; I go actively searching DeviantART for stuff related to me (this isn't directly related, but I figured I should mention it anyways).
As I sated at the start, this happened again recently with this picture:
. The original artist visited my page...and that's it. No comment whatsoever on this picture. Why I ask? My drawing style is not that bad and the picture has a nice monochromatic color scheme. Is it about the remnants of the outline? Well the base color is black, so you kind of need something there. Besides, you really need to zoom in for it to be an issue. Did not I receive a comment because of the other stuff I draw? Well that is not an excuse because you can easily ignore my other drawings. Is it because it's a re-color of my original deviation I posted? I did a re-color because I didn't feel like re-drawing the whole picture and it was easy to do. Plus I said this "Yes, I found this different enough to count as it's own deviation.
As long as you put effort into something, I will appreciate it in anyway I can. Yes, even if it is a re-color. Re-colors do require effort. I mean crap, I had to hunt down the original picture so the color scheme stayed true. I also had to re-color everything which is not easy if you don't know how to do it right. Plus it took a little bit to do, but I digress. I don't know why these people won't comment on my homages. Even if you think the picture is a bit poor in quality, comment and tell me that. It's better than nothing!
If you're interested, here is a list of this issue happening. I will not be including usernames for obvious reasons. And I may have missed some
Original artist visited my page and didn't comment.
Original artist didn't comment on this. But commissioner noted me.
Original artist didn't comment on this
Original artist didn't comment on this (and this one took a while to do dang it!)
Original artist visited my page and didn't comment on this...despite me openly saying the link to the information on the concept is broken.
Original artist didn't comment on any of these. And no, just because it's an art jam does not mean you don't have to comment. Adding it to pranks of lilim does not count either.
Original artist didn't comment on this. But this person did comment on different homage.
Original artist didn't comment on this. Jeez, god forbid I challenge the norm. Seriously, I did this for purely for fun.
Original artist didn't comment on this, but another Original artist did.
Original artist didn't comment on this.
Original artist didn't comment on this nor did he add it to pranks of Lilim. Come on! I've seen lower quality pics get into the group's gallery. Some of them were mine!
Original artist didn't comment on this... despite featuring the original which was at a lower quality.
and the earliest known instance of this issue: Original artist did comment on this... yet he favored later drawings of mine.
Now before anyone gets mad at me (especially people I mentioned), here me out. Put yourself in my shoes. When I see something I really like, I naturally want to show my appreciation. When the original artist doesn't comment, I have no idea what to think. Plus it makes me feel like I wasted my time with the picture in question. Why is it wrong that I get some acknowledgement? Like I said, I feel bad and like I wasted my time when I don't get a comment. Plus it does help considering that I have been getting Llama badges over comments and favorites recently. Again, Like I said earlier: Even if you think the picture is poor in quality, comment and say that. It's better than nothing and it can help me improve provided it's a constructive comment. But I suppose I am asking a lot considering half of the community I usually try to impress either doesn't like me or secretly doesn't like me.And guys, I'm not trying to start something. Comments are not a required thing and I am not asking for a specific comment. Please don't block me, I still really like the artwork these artists make. I'm just venting some stress that has been on my mind for a while. Also please do not go complaining to any of these artists if you are someone else. I do not condone or support this behavior and you will be blocked.
But there is people who do comment on my homages. I would list them, but obvious reasons again.
This pretty much boils down to how I want comments. I'm not looking attention (at least not intentionally), I want feedback. I can't improve as fast If no one is telling me what I am doing right or wrong. Plus it doesn't help my mood and self-esteem when, like I said, I don't get comments on my homages.