Do you want to see image specs posted in the artist's comment? (I.e. time taken, tools used, image size, etc.)
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Yes, I like to know that sort of thing.
No, it doesn't interest me.
I don't read the artist statement.
Other (please comment)
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karookachoo's avatar
karookachooProfessional Traditional Artist
I am nosy, so yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatarded's avatar
AvatardedHobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on the image. Sometimes I like seeing what other people use/do so I can try it out myself and see if it works for me. C:
BlakkFox's avatar
BlakkFoxProfessional Digital Artist
DA already has that specs part on the right side of the artists' comment...that said, I think that should be customizable, so as not show the ridiculous nonsense about what kind of camera took the picture.
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elmenoraStudent General Artist
I like to see it sometimes, especially if there's an unusual effect or medium used in the piece. It's always interesting to see the time taken on something but I know how hard it is to keep track of time when you're in the art groove.
Synnic's avatar
SynnicHobbyist General Artist
I picked other because it kind of depends on the purpose for which I am looking at something. If I am buying, I like to know the time taken, the size, and something about the materials, because it helps give me an idea of what's a fair offer. I hate lowballing an artist, but by the same token I want a good deal.

If I'm intrigued by the results of a technique, I'm interested in the things that will allow me to reproduce it and expand upon it. Size is not so important in this case, nor is time. Tools, technique, and materials are important here.
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ankewehnerHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like media and size information - size particularly because there's a difference between "OK, some standard roughly letter size pic" and "WTF, they put all those details into TRADING CARD SIZE?!!" ;)

For digital art, software used and maybe pixel dimensions and MAYBE what kind of brush they've been using (if it's been one or two kinds only, rather than a long list).

It irritates me when people are too lazy/arrogant to put nothing but "..." in their image descriptions, because on any drawing/painting you can mention that kind of info, if you can't think of anything to say, or want to leave interpretation to the viewer.
Lyrak's avatar
In particular if it's real media, I like to know what the artist used, because I like to see what's possible that I may not have thought of in a certain medium.
WCSallySally's avatar
Now that you asked, and we have replied ... don't forget you asked ((:mwahaha: Mwahahahaha :mwahaha:))
:D...:D :heart:
Honestly we all love that sort of stuff, but we won't come choke you or ignore you if in the midst of posting you miss a few (we love the art more, but we want to do better art too).

I am now learning PS which I thought would be so easy ...OMGoodness, there is A LOT in that program. Learning Painter is harder ... every time I try the water color brushes they just mesmerize me and I lose track of what I was trying to do ... OHhohoho Amazing, that they can do that .. really those are some brushes!!
Sharpfang's avatar
Yes, I do, but they are non-essential. If it takes extra effort, feel free to skip them.
ComaVector's avatar
I used to write what program I used at the end of the artist's comments - on my old account - 'til I figured, no one gives a damn about me. LOOOOL~ :dummy:
GideonMasheck's avatar
GideonMasheckHobbyist Photographer
Yes, I find it very interesting.
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KristalStittleHobbyist General Artist
I tend to skim stats like that, but sometimes I like to know the time it took.
Moyruh's avatar
I also like to know what was going through the artists mind and heart when they created what they did. Even if a piece of art is meant to be broadly interpretted into whatever it symbolizes to the viewer, I still like to know what the artist was thinking and feeling, and their goals with the piece. And then if I like the look, its nice to know that it was copic (sp?) markers, or prismicolor or what have you, because then I can know what tools to use to get the look that I like.
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JaDisArtHobbyist General Artist
I usually just like seeing what tools/materials they use. I don't really care for how long it took them or the size.
ChaoticLivy's avatar
It may be helpful because it helps me figure out how I'm doing in my own work. And also how things might be done in the future. I'd say it's great to post them as long as it's not some kind of hassle for the artist. :nod:
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LordDonovanProfessional Digital Artist
All I really want to know is, in the case of digital work, what software was used, and potentially further details like if say, you used some fancy custom brushes. sometimes it's nice to know if multiple layers were used, too. Ideally I'd like to know every process detail, but it's not reasonable to expect a full write-up on that every time.

As for traditional media, I personally don't need to know as much about that, as I feel much more confident in my knowledge of traditional media than digital. With traditional stuff, I think all I really need is more practice, it's digital work where I feel the need for more technical details. What I wouldn't give for one-on-one time with any of my favorite digital illustrators.
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SshortyStudent General Artist
it already does post it. well for photography at least. in the column down the right are difference categories and it comes under 'camera data'.
GreenHunter's avatar
GreenHunterHobbyist General Artist
Time taken is not all that important to me; for example I sometimes draw and my brother has just started to learn and our skill levels are different. How we spend an allotted amount of time on a piece will be for different reasons; he may struggle with shading, I may spend a lot of time getting my initial sketch just right. There are many reason why a piece takes the amount of time it does.

Knowing the materials is good and technique as you can pick up things particularly if the person is willing to share or has a tutorial.

With digital art I have included some info but unless the person viewing it asks I don't bother now. I will add what program and version I used but that's it.
Talec's avatar
TalecHobbyist Traditional Artist
I always add in the tools/materials (for drawings) and date/detailed location (for photos) :meow:
ShinigamisPet's avatar
ShinigamisPetHobbyist Traditional Artist
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While I am interested to know how much time and what was used in some cases, sometimes it seems unnecessary. I know that's incredibly helpful. ^_~;;
What I mean is, on something that is a new medium, or a new style, I like to know more about it, but on things that are similar to many others, I don't pay much attention to the details. It really doesn't bother me one way or the other if it is or is not there. Just a point of view.
bulletcluster's avatar
I like when artist does a presentation of his/hers work: short about an image, then tools: paper, media, computer program; original size and some details if necessary.
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winteryvisionsStudent Traditional Artist
Tools/media, technique, size. I'm pretty ambivalent about time, but I know some people like to know that. When I'm viewing art and I get a chance to talk to the artist, I usually like to ask about the technical aspects, inspiration, back story (if any) or concept, and these are the same things I enjoy reading about in the artists' comments.

My only caveat is that the length be manageable (as interested as I am in back story, I'd much rather have a precis than a novella), and to keep the text readable with line breaks so I'm not staring at a solid block of text.
Yami-Neko-Tsuki's avatar
I usually think it's interesting, 'specially if it's something I don't know a lot about. ...Except maybe how long it took, that's a weird one. Sometimes it's interesting, and sometimes it's just "I wonder how they kept track of how long they were working on it."
NirvanaGenesis's avatar
If I really like the image, I get curious as to what was used and how much time it took to make the image. Otherwise, I'm not really interested.
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