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."