Oh but I did make my case, in which I explained you that you're confusing "favorites" and "followers". One could have 500 million followers and zero favorites. And that having zero followers will never make anyone's points inaccurate.
Unfortunately, you FLED away from my points. Now that's not something a child would do, or is it? A child wouldn't flee in a cowardly manner, a child wouldn't obsessively assert that popularity is the only measure of worth and artistic talent. A child wouldn't read two different words and confuse them for years of using the same website, would he?
Now, as for this point of yours:
"You're a copy artist without a style to call your own --you just copied someone else's and you want to lecture people."
What good is a style of your own, if it isn't as good as Shirow's.
Ilya of all people knows the value of copying things, as his career is partially built on tracing pre-existing drawings and selling them as his own YET when it is time to live up to the standards set up by previous character designers, he shrinks away, back to the safety of drawing the same instagram womanchild he's been drawing for the past 6 years. Irony of ironies, his attempt to be original fell flat. He should just have put his expert-level tracing skills to good use and traced the manga.
At least I copy a better style. And I don't pass off traced artworks as my own.
But alas, I never chose to fav any drawing, and my favorites gallery is still empty. Which means that my followers no longer exist, and without followers, my drawings lose any quality they may have had, and if my art sucks, well, I can no longer tell what looks bad even if I'm staring at it, thus, I can no longer point out that Ilya's design is lame even though it is.
Oh wait, actually that's not how it works, here's how it works:
anybody with two brain cells and a modicum of taste can tell that Ilya did a subpar job. It doesn't matter if you're popular, if you have a job in the industry, if you can draw, or anything. All you need is eyes, common sense, some decent taste, and...
You also need a little bit of honesty and moral integrity. Just a little. Otherwise you'll flee from arguments, lie, wrongfully accuse others and bring up irrelevant bullshit like age, popularity, career, webpage statistics, and a billion other trifles in a clumsy attempt to hide yourself from sight.