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?
63 deviants said
Somewhat, I guess?
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)
49 deviants said
Nope, not at all.
39 deviants said
Yea, but only with certain people and styles.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I don't like guessing either, and so I just won't because eh 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