Good(...) whaterer you are currently having!
As my first journal I decided to spare you all things about my art or me. I just wanted to share with you my expierience with Deviant Art in some areas. Lately striked me a feeling that the more I try to make something myself - and only get inspired by others work not directly copy it (as I used to do as a begginer) - the more I feel less rewarded I guess. The praise is somehow important but the complete lack of feedback from community is disapointing. I completly hate tracing and copying work or others without admiting to yourself that you did just that. Especially calling yourself an artist after such process.
Tracing is great way to get praise from others, also to get started and being encouraged but its not the way of learning anything meaningfull and improving.
The other thing I don't like is that my stupid selfies get more attention than my latest art... The only reason I don't delete them is I'm hoping they can prove to be a bait. As far as being here is not rewarding but I really like this site. Being able to see others work and sometimes the process of it. So don't take this journal as a rant against DA. I'm motivated to get better
I'm just encouraging everyone to give more attention and comment on the work or your favourite artist. Give them someting in return for their art!