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I'm wondering whenever you draw, write or composing music, how the feedback is important for you? Will you keep working (aside from gigs and comms) knowing that almost no one would care?

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Cyberborg Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Professional General Artist
Yes, I would. Feedback is constructive, not motivational. I would do what I do anyway. Feedback is a nice bonus, and/or a nudge in a new/different direction if it is a genuine critique.
GeoKorf Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Я не знаю в чем проблема основная, но мне кажется что я попался в ловушку поощрения за свою работу, что очень сильно напрягает. Честно говоря рисовать то я люблю, но стало как то машинально что ли все, так спешить начал достичь высот, что перестал получать кайф. Начал думать, а зачем вообще мне что то добиваться если уже есть к примеру АгниДеви который достиг уже практически всего. А если я не могу достигнуть, зачем я вообще этим занимаюсь, моя главная проблема это спешка в работе что бы достичь высот, в основном это то и не помогает их достичь, просто время видно такое что надо куда то спешить, вот и попался на волну такого поезда мысли. 
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I won't front, the possibility of getting acknowledged is at least half the reason I draw. Why would we post stuff on here if we didn't want feedback? Obviously drawing has its own appeal, whether it's analyzing anatomy and lighting or trying to create an image that will spark a certain emotion. I've drawn less often after becoming busy with other stuff and being satisfied looking at others' art. However, after learning how art brings people together I sometimes try to fix that by drawing more. That said, I hope for meaningful feedback, even if it has criticisms.
JSS13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
i accept or value feedback depending on who the feedback is coming from, Also if feedback would cause you to stop doing a project then perhaps the project wasnt as important to you as it shouldve been.
SoloAlien Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- Best way to make sure that you do your (!) work because you really like it - ask that question. If you can do it even without any feedback and keep working on it, making better and do that at maximum - it IS your work. That what you should do no matter what. Because if you drop it any time when you get less feedback or no feedback at all, that show how wrong your choice was.
So, yes - its important and make feel better when you know that someone waiting result of your work and give you some attention. But I'll keep working even when no one comment or give feedback at all. Simply because I can't stop doing it, I love what I do and anytime search ways to improve it if possible. It's really bad to start do something only for feedback and attention. It too easy to get caught in a trap, when you do only if someone interested and do nothing if no one give you a comment. It's really destructive mechanic.
elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Umm i dont know is a trick question, you can say you draw for yourself, but is always nice to see othe rpeople smiling the same while you were drawing it. si i guess is the same for music and other stuff, we just want to be connected.
PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I do like feedback, but don't really get a lot of it. However, I still continue to write because I have ideas in my head that I want to get out and share with people before said ideas can get away on me.
SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
It's like a dopamine drip man.
12bailey12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
with writing i try to keep input to a minimum (like research on relevant facts) at the start , this means that whatever i come up with is a bit more organic (not swayed in some direction by other peoples opinions - what are the facts telling us), later on it helps to have some one check it over for mistakes

with writing i do it because the topics really interest me (often on core values) - often writing is an extension (outsourcing) of my thought process so i am the writer and audience at the same time.
usually the day after writing something i don't like what i have written so i go back and alter it - part of the process i suppose.

i think the greatest strength is to internalize your identity (bring your core within you) - what i mean is that if you rely on external affirmation for fuel you are left vulnerable to discouragement.
having said that, there is a place where input from experts (editors or artists) who will help you get past rookie mistakes and inefficient ways of operating.

if the goal of your art is to reach some audience then feedback may reveal what the audience is thinking - if you want to reach some group then you may need to figure out what they want and then supply it to them
some would call this "selling out" but its just marketing

i never stop working on things because i generally do them for my own entertainment and enrichment - passion for what you do will get you there
TechnOkami Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Student General Artist
I once drew and digitally painted with the stress and anxiety behind me that I had to get better if I wanted to "make it" as an artist, like, a professional artist getting paid for their work?

Now? I couldn't be bothered. I create art when I want, where I want, how I want, and by my time table and dictation. I couldn't feel better about my art and couldn't be happier about it.
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
I have been lucky on DA with substantial feedback, and it has often pointed me in helpful directions.

When I experience a disproportionate response in terms of actual comments vs. +favs, I chalk it up to the nature of social media and the new ways that people experience it. There is SO much competing for everyone's attention, i don't take it personally. 

I think that a lot of folks are browsing DA on their mobile devices now, and writing long comments is a pain in that context. 

I have to keep making things either way. Comments or not. Or I would go insane. 
Random-Derp Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I draw to get better so that one day when I draw someone will care. Possibly my boss, or people viewing artbooks, or concept arts, maybe even illustrations? Who knows?

But most importantly I draw for myself. While it is amazing to have potential income out of drawing, I wouldn't do it if I didn't like it :D
Yomacs Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The feedback for me is the essence, it's sad because I totally need to do what I do, but without it maybe I would not be so active...
WhiteRaven90 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
That is variable. To me "competitive multiplayer" is more exhilarating fun while "playing alone in a corner" is tranquil fun, and i like both. In art i have a more competitive/fighty mindset so i seek out and analyze feedback very eagerly. In storytelling i care more about expressing my thoughts/feelings accurately and developing as an individual, so what other people have to say about that matters less, and less directly.

In general i like feedback but i have enough intrinsic motivation in both areas to keep going indefinitely in the absence of reactions from other human beans. I know for a fact that for years no one cared when i started - people had no means of caring because i didn't share anything (not even to family). Of course i'd be sad if people stopped caring but i'd keep working on my things like i used to before i realized that sharing adds a whole extra dimension to creative activities.
greenman333 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
it's unfortunate that i am sad when i post a song or drawing and only 5 people hear or see it, but i create for the release, not the social rewards.
AnnaMudge Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Of course feedback is important, it is the one thing that motivates us, keeps us inspired, and helps us learn.  But it is not the *reason* we do it, or at least it shouldn't be.  Art is a sort of "food for the soul", it is something you do not because people expect it of you but because you find enjoyment in it.  While critique is good, and often needed, it is not always about what other people think.  It is about whether or not you are doing what you love.  Art is an expression, not a chore.  That is what I believe.
Lashialee Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually restrained myself from posting artwork in order to test myself if I only draw to get praised. Turns out, I love drawing and it's okay to share my universe with others. :)
MechaGhidorah Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
I would continue drawing. If there was anything constructive in the feedback, I'd listen. If no one cared? I do, and that's the important thing to me.
AndreaGodoy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
I started working because I love what I do. Comments and favs help you feel your stuff gets to people but I would continue doing what I like anyway.
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