It's becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between digital and traditional artwork - especially portraits of people and animals. I just want my fellow artists to know that it may not be obvious to you, but some people are very curious to know more about your work. We are all learning, no matter our level of skill. Though I don't see myself as an influencer or voice of authority, I'm compelled to urge all artists to PLEASE list your tools, your media, and some of the struggles and solutions to those struggles. You'll make the experience of browsing artwork that much more meaningful and helpful.

As I've gotten older, I've realized that artists focus on ourselves too much. It's not always easy to integrate our craft with a strong purpose. Intentions often revolve around enjoyment, freedom, building skill and experience, and generating income. And those things are very important, don't get me wrong. All I'm saying is (and to tie into my opening paragraph), at least make the experience of browsing your artwork - at least somewhat - meaningful by giving more of a detailed description of it. Whether you're aware of it or not, you have the potential to help other creative people. When posting your artwork, I beg you to ask yourself, "How can my art help you?" or "What have I learned from the process?".

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