TheChotta's avatar
Ah personally, I find it really annoying when people comment that haha mainly just because it seems fake and I'd prefer them to check out my art instead or comment. 

Typically I watch the people back and go through their art, because usually their art is interesting. But when I don't, I'll leave a llama, check out their art and comment on their art. 

Plus, I draw for myself and not for other people. If they want to watch along the way, then that's great, but my joy from art isn't necessarily based on watchers? Does that make sense? :'D Plus, a lot of them aren't even active soo

If their art is something that I aspire to achieve, then I might comment on their profile or something haha XD 
AthenaMyth's avatar
Lol I guess it can be a personal thing. Usually I do check people's art galleries out when I go to thank them for something, but I don't necessarily watch them back. I don't agree with watch for watch because to me, I'm watching someone for a reason, whether its the subject, style or something else. Not to fill my full inbox with stuff.

Also... llamas... Llamas are just page view grabbers in my experience. I'm posting my art for the interaction, not to please my watchers as well, but a llama? That's not interaction, that's basically as impersonal as you can get while still saying, "Yup, I saw you."

I actually got one recently after watching someone else. Nothing else, comment, fave, thank you, except this llama. I was miffed. XD But that's my problem.

It does, but I'd argue that some of it may be, because if we really drew only for ourselves, why are we even bothering to post our art on what is supposed to be a social media platform for art? There's a lot of things I draw for myself I don't post on here, but I do post things on here for the interaction with my watchers. And I think we've already discussed that's an issue in itself. XD I might even argue it starts at how you deal with a watch, with the first impressions you get from the artist you're watching.

I dunno. I honestly don't think on it that much, but when I do it goes deep fast, as my word voimit just proved. Lol.
TheChotta's avatar
Yeah.. although if they want to support me and my art, then I feel like I should at least try to support them too. Especially if they leave nice encouraging comments. Although when their art doesn't relate to mine or I'm just not interested in their art, then I'll not watch them back. Unless they are super nice heheh. Yeah, I feel like everyone appreciates some feedback on their art haha XD

Yeah, they are quite pointless. I consider them as a way of like acknowledging that they watched you....?? Like a short little "It's appreciated!"... Yeah I guess it is pretty impersonal haha. Would you feel better if I didn't do that? I just feel snobby to just comment on someone's page saying thanks for the watch.. I feel like I'm just saying "yeah thanks for watching me, i went all the way to your page and your art isn't worth my time?? and if you have art displayed, i'm just going to scroll right past it and go straight to your comments section!" 

Well I guess, it seems a bit like a lost opportunity to be making art that you are proud of and not share it or get the chance to possibly make something out of it XD plus I take part in HARPG soo :'3 but it is really amazing to be a part of a little art community here haha

Yup. First impressions make all the difference :D Sometimes I see someone make a hilarious comment and I just can't help but want to be a part of it XD

Hahahah sameee I feel like I lose so many chances to say things that I want to say XD because I get caught up in whatever I'm saying and then end on a "strong point" (what even?!??! :'D) and I realise all the things that I could've said hahahah
AthenaMyth's avatar
Lol you can do what you want, my opinion shouldn't change how you do things. That's all it is, is one person's opinion, and I've already dealt with the fact that I have rather unique opinions against majority most of the time. xD

 Like I said to someone else, at least you're doing things besides the llama. My personal feelings about the llama are complicated. xD The llama to me is 'I went to your page, didn't bother looking at anything but I clicked that handy button at the top and left' if that's all that they do.

I definitely agree that its fun to be apart of and beneficial in many ways. That was more of a devils advocate comment there, haha.

This last part... Or you post your comment and go back and think ' wow that was so rambly and off topic and not what I wanted to say at all...'
TheChotta's avatar
Mm alright hahah XD 

Yup, well I guess that is a lot of what it is so c: Oh well

Hahahah love that XDD

Oooh yes!!! Or you read what you wrote and think to yourself, "geez! Calm down missy!!" 
AthenaMyth's avatar
Haha yes... and then you get into the whole 'what if they get offended' and edit like 10 times...
TheChotta's avatar
Oh my gosh so true!!