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'Idols and Popularity' Disscussion Topic

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 9, 2013, 11:05 AM
THIS IS JUST A DISSCUSSION, OPINIONS ARE WELCOME

Let's talk about "Idols" and "Popularity" on deviantart..


To be honest, I had to agree with thousands and maybe millions of others...that  A B and C were the most page viewed, thousands of watchers, deviation faved gods...I thought their art were worship worthy.

Yes, I enjoyed capukats, rinermais, griffsnuff, rai-doos, smusheys...so on so forth's art. But what i realized that when I visited other artists page., they ALMOST HAD THE EXACT "Idols" and "Artists I love to be watched by" lists.

I MEAN WE MIGHT AS WELL SAID "ARTISTS I WISH I WERE LIKE" "ARTISTS' TALENTS I WISH I HAD"
I mean it was like a virus...it was very sad to see many young and older artists post on their "idols" page:
"I wish i had your talent.."
"My art never will be great as yours"
"Your art is so cool. Can we be friends?"
"How did you draw .... can you tell me your secret"
"How'd you get so many faves..watchers...pageviews.."

you name it.. its like we(including myself) were so unhappy with our art and our potential that we show it in our we show it in our words. And I mean if I were these "idols" I wouldn't even want to respond to those comments. I mean how can you say thank you to those...how could you want to be friends with people who really are interested in you for only the result of your art.

 NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO TRACE, THAT LITTLE LINE THAT IS CROOKED BUT INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE IS STILL THERE.

Trust me...i tried.. many times in my life to "study", if you will, things or people that I thought were "popular" or "famous"... and failed every time... like my grandma always use to say "There will never be another sun".

That means there will never be another rinermai, another capukat, another rai-doo, another smushey, another griffsnuff, ANOTHER YOU!

WE HUMANS MAKE IT SEEM SO WONDERFUL TO BE IDOLS AND FAMOUS AND BLAH! DAMMIT IF ANYTHING, FAME DOESN'T ALWAYS GIVE YOU HAPPINESS  and POPULARITY DOESN'T HAVE TO DEFINE SUCCESS

*There are secret millionaires in the world who haven't came out and told the world of their status."




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Renkat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said ;)
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smoofi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! :D
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Heatphones Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought of myself as someone special. Might be, since I am a little narcissistic, but that's not the only reason there is of why I think that. I don't cry after what others have, I am just trying to get it myself as good as possible. Right now I am happy as how I am and who I am. If I get popular, it is how it is, but I am not seeking after it, heh.

Anyways, you seem to be a great Person, not only for writing that, but also that you go deeper into a thought of what most Peeps have in their mind and in their Soul, but never dare to speak out.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sort of old but its amazing how it still has a voice!!
Oh my gosh I agree with you really!
I used to stress over "popularity" and I went out of my comfort zone in a bad way to fulfill that.
What I soon realized that the more I tried to chase it, the further it went away.
Thats when I woke up and stopped chasing it, because it wasn't important.

Oh my goodness thank you very much! I'm glad others have seen this and took this into consideration!
It's helped many, including myself realize that popularity is more of a consequence of doing what you love.
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Heatphones Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After my time feeling 2 Months aren't that much. Especially when you just started working somewhere in this time. I can not believe how the time runs, I feel old...

And honestly I never mind it much. I see that some Peeps enjoy being with me and talking to me and that is all what I want, heh. Seeing how I am able to meet different Peeps, how they interact with me and how I even can learn something from them means more to me than any 1000 Pageviews more I could ever get. I enjoy doing Pixel Art and I know that other Peeps see that as well. uwu
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smoofi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh its okay! I know how you feel!
Eeep!

Yeah its pretty cool! I like come on here for the people, not for the watches and faves and pageviews and stuff
thats why i had my pageviews turned off for a while cause it used to bother me
until I realized they are just numbers! seriously just numbers! they aren't going to change my life in anyway
unless i let it! and i didn't!

oh my gosh i agree with you! i enjoy pixel art! and pixel art that is original
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Fenthewolflover039 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Well said.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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HiddenCookie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. Though I still think that it's quite important to have your idols. My idols are my motivation :heart:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, its just taking it to the obssession part is where it becomes bad
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HiddenCookie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, pretty much. Although I can go like a crazy fangirl sometimes, at least I'm not copying any artist's style, or copying their work overall, or just asking stupid questions like ''Can we be friends?' or 'How did you draw that?'.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaa right! I agree with you and oh my gosh i just cant stand those people ;n;

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aignavus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:worship:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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SpaceCatt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Confidence boost: 50%
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaa wonderful!<3
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SpaceCatt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;u;<3
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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LiaBorderCollie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wery well said! I couldn't agree more. ^^
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 :D
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NorthernSleipner Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for making this! Its so true that some people never give it a thought but finally someone got it written to words! 
What some people need to do is just practice cause as they say it makes perfect :3 Not just trace art from someone else just to be like them. People are of course allowed to have idol but they should not take it so far that they say they want to draw like them. What some people haven't realized yet is that everyone is individual. I feel like its saying you don't accept your art cause honestly it really is like that.

I usually make MLP art but i don't follow the shows style. I "invented" my own style i feel comfortable with. And that acually helped me a lot in drawing them. Only because i thought the shows style didn't quite fit my cup of tea. I liked the slimmer and taller ponies more than the small round ones so i found my own style.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. That there, is nicely put and couldn't have been said better c:

And its okay! I mean as long as you give credit to hasbro, you  could draw mlp's
however the heck you want!! I mean seriously just enjoy art! c:
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IvypoolForever Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much... <3
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your so welcome!!
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IvypoolForever Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;D <3
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catbits Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
THANK YOU
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP GIRL
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TabbyFeather Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thoughts put exact!:D
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen to that! : D
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Capukat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   General Artist
My thoughts exactly! ^u^ Been meaning to write another journal like this for a while but I was excited when I came across this!

I guess I never considered myself even up in the same category as snuff or something, because I definitely can say that for the longest time I used to feel I'd never be able to have my art as recognized as so many other professional artists and such!

But pssh, like that even matters haha XD I think most of us have our silly moments of childish idolizing without much thought but more people definitely need to realize there's no point, because we're all ourselves in the best way possible!

Thanks for writing :la:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaa another fellow artist that has understanding. :heart:
Aaaa I was excited to type this!! Aaa i just love the fact that people are taking insight on this! Its a movement and I'm glad I've gotten a few artists to understand. I will probably have this journal for a long time just as a reminder!

Oh wow! Thats very interesting to here, my fellow dear :icondensetsugin: just had a great point of that exact same thing!
Great insight capukat! Thats just very intelligent to say.
It is actually a silly moment of childish idolizing, when really they are just artists like the rest of us, just maybe a bit more experienced!

your very much welcome capukat! thanks for taking a look!:love:
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Capukat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   General Artist
^~^ Yes! I know the feeling! Every time I write journals on topics like these, I always get so excited and happy when I get people telling me they feel the same way!
And awesome! hehe


Haha yeah! Oh well thanks lol :dummy:
Exactly !! :3

My pleasure!
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaa I know! Its just very great to know people here are like minded and even the "well-known ones"
are stating how correct this is!<3
:la: but oh yes your welcomee!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   General Artist
Most definitely!! :highfive:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconepichighfiveplz:
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catswamp Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THIS INTO WORDS.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOOUR WELCOME QT!
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simtix Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on so many comments here! Well deserved Capuu. <3 I'm so happy for you! This is a great realization for many artists.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eee thanks train!<33 aaaa
im happy that your here eee!<3
i hope people understood its message!
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simtix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too! The few "idols" I have are all unknown artists and my friends. <3 You're one of my idols (:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwww thanks so much!<3
your too sweet aaaa!<3 ;w;
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simtix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Noo, you're sweet. :3
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smoofi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
noononono youre sweeteERR
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mespirit24 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree with this! Wonderful journal c:
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaa thanks !<3 c:
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Roasted-Torkoals Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
:iconbwavoplz:

Its especially annoying when they are frauds ( you know the story of hinauchi) and their fans worship them like gods

I dont like sss warrior cats. I appreciate what they do but i dont like the acting and style. I said this once
i got flamed to hell for saying that

I also hate it when people kiss there asses just to get art

( and dont get me started with the people who recolor flightys work)
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah I think i've heard of them. Not so sure!

oh everyone has a right to state their opinion, so dont feel bad at all.
They were just being too judgemental and personal.

Oh just like i said..continous non stop fanart(fan arts okay but when you keep doing it)
and its like aaaa dude..:iconfacepalmplz:
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SoulKillur Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:> I couldn't of put it better myself.
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smoofi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen!
//fives
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SoulKillur Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
//tens
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