My reason for making artwork is literally "because I enjoy it and want to explore more stuff." I enjoy that people fav my stuff, but it's certainly not as rewarding as good comments or discussions that I can have with people. While what I do seems to be fairly popular as fractals go, I can't believe what I have done has become as appreciated as it is.
Out of all my artwork, my favorite images are here [ chaosfissure.deviantart.com/ga…
] , with Lament being at the top of the list at the moment. I certainly can give you reasons for it if you want my rationale behind it.
...wait what, you're putting my work in a similar league with the mastermind behind Ghibli? I don't even know what to say about that o.o
Artwork is a complicated thing, and every artist has ways they enjoy creating artwork. My own mind drives me to create something that it considers "epic," and I'm glad that I have a way that I can express it that engages my mind in its entirety. As for your final paragraph, it's an interesting thing to hear. It's an honest introspection, and has yielded a lot of insight to myself as well, so I appreciate that you shared it