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I see a lot of polls saying "How old do you think I am based off my art?" and I always click them away unvoted because I never have an idea. Do you have a guess about someone's age when you view their art? 

31%
63 deviants said Somewhat, I guess?
26%
52 deviants said Yes, when I see someone's art I tend to have some kind of estimate about how old they are (doesn't mean it has to be correct)
24%
49 deviants said Nope, not at all.
19%
39 deviants said Yea, but only with certain people and styles.

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littIebirb Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I do tbh its subconcious ;_;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Well.. sometimes you can tell what age they are, but not always, so it really depends on the style. But I'd probably guess wrong anyway x)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would too xD
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I'm glad I'm not the only one x)
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LionheartedPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Judging someone's age by their ability to draw is kind of far-fetched. I know people who draw far better than I, but they are younger than me. So would one guess me younger than them just because I am not as good yet? Naw, I don't judge age on the ability.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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ZombieRaccoon5 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well looking at your art, you're clearly a 45 year old man from india :dummy:

...duh...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course :P
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the time I don't know, there's a great number of people with different ages and art styles.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I think so too.
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh good i'm not the only one who thinks that.
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Llamagal21 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Well...sometimes, but not really..
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me neither xD
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, people don't have to be older to be good at drawing, and people don't have to younger to be bad at drawing either.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, even if people like to think so :P
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LateAMdoodles Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah mostly the topic on what the drawings are made of and the way they presented it

but sometimes you just dont know at all
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, I don't know. I think it's more based on stereotypes than on truth.
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LateAMdoodles Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
could be
its not like i'm always right with guessing an artist age but with some artist you can see a lot in their art wich you can make a rough estimate from
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Ravenfeather112689 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
yeah I do, I judge age on art basing my estiments off of how I've progressed through the years.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But not everyone progresses at the same rate as you, let alone that they started at the same age or used the same methods to improve.
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Ravenfeather112689 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
yeah I know, I said it was a guess not a 'this person is definitely this age'.
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I've been watching someone for a few weeks and they've been posting journals and descriptions along with their art, I generally start to formulate a guess. But it's not so much about the art itself (though occasionally I'll take style or neatness into account since there's some elements that are more common with younger deviants than older ones). I'm mostly basing it off of what they talk about and how they talk about it...
I usually guess within the correct age group (like young teenager, older teenager, 20something, or older) but I'm not too great at specifics.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, specifics are hard to guess, but they are irrelevant most of the time anyway.
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BigAl29 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
I try to avoid guessing like that, but I'll admit that I've been wrong every time.

At one point, I was wrong about someones age AND gender. :D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: That's why assuming is a bad idea.
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Soltori Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
this is an interesting idea! I wonder what people generally assume. or what mine looks like hah
with styles that vary so much I think it'd be harder, but I do think art gives a lot of inside on what a person's like and how old they are
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I don't think art gives away much about age at all.
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AnArtisticArtist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree with DrakynWyrm. 
It really just depends on what kind of things the person likes and on their style. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, I personally think age has little to do with those things.
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DrakynWyrm Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll admit, I'm guilty of this. But I judge just as much on the way they speak/type, and the intelligence/naivete behind it.
Of course, there's always that precocious and talented kid, but you never know. :/

Of course, your guess usually doesn't matter in the long run.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I do it too on the way they type, but no very exact guesses. I don't know, on art it's often harder for me.

It doesn't, no.
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juju712 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015
I usually do, and I am usually wrong. :p
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh :XD:
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like if someone feels the need to ask, then they're altogether just young and insecure, I dont really take time to play that game. I can tell a lot of artists I follow are young, and all that matters is that they keep honing their craft.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, as long as you keep going you should go forward. Your age doesn't matter unless you're like, an art student and you want to progress enough to pass.
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TiffWolffArts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
last time I guessed, I was way off 

I don't really like guessing anymore because i feel it's rude?
but then again if they don't tell you their age, you don't really know, so they can't get mad at you for being incorrect

idk im tired so I have no idea what I'm saying :dummy:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't like guessing either, and so I just won't because eh :XD: I find the whole concept of guessing someone's age by their art stupid anyway. I guess people think I am way younger than I am because of how I draw :XD:
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TiffWolffArts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yeah. 

i thought someone was like, 12, but they were really 16 and I was like "oops sorry ;u;"
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea... I've known people with various art levels in various ages, and it's pointless to guess because maybe some of them confirm to that idea, but by far not all :XD:
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