I am wondering about all those llamas I'm receiving lately.
From my point of view, they are the same as a "favourite" on tumblr - You don't want to watch, you don't want to reblog, so you hand out a favourite.
I've heard people complain about this because noone else will see their artwork due to this, for it is not being spread around appearing on other people's blogs. It seems more like an excuse for people to say "I like it" in some way while not being involved with the artist or their artwork later on whatsoever.
Well, llamas also seem to be a tool for other artists to gain popularity for their own art - they go around and give people "gifts" - llamas that are useless in any other way. But it says "look, I gave you something nice! ", hoping people will now come to their page and don't just leave a useless llama, but fave their art/watch them/perhaps even buy merch whatsoever.
I don't want to say I mind llamas, I just don't see what's the point of them besides manipulating people in a certain, not-so-favourable way.
Any opinions out there on this matter?