Now, I'll start off by saying I'm not pointing any fingers. Heck, I'm guilty of the subject myself. This is more something I wish to converse and get out of my system, and hey, that's what a journal is for.
So we're all the same, fundamentally. We're humans, we walk this earth, and we all find our own purpose for being here. Specifically here on deviantArt, some people might be here to just find some good art that they like looking at, some people might be here to draw for fun, some might be doing it professionally - Main thing is, they all have goals in this matter. And one of the most important things on a journey to a specific goal is feedback - we need feedback to let us know where we stand, how we do, and what to do better.
So artists here, who share their art not just to share the art, but are actually looking to further themselves in the matter and keep going forward in the hobby/profession, feedback is pretty much one of the most important things to have, besides practice. (Thus, deviantArt has a neat built in critique request feature.)
But if you're like me (and it's not just here on deviantArt, but other places as well), you might just end up enjoying it for what it's worth then dismissing it. Favving it, and again, having your fill and dismissing it.
If you know the person in question is seeking to move forward on their work and loves to get opinions and comments from the people who enjoy their work, why not leave one? I ask myself this question, and I find myself not really having an answer for it other than laziness. And that isn't an acceptable answer for me anymore, so I'm making myself a rule - anyone who I watch, respect, or anyone who shows me their work with intent to allow me to comment on it, I'm going to share my honest opinion on it. Constructive, happy, or just a comment saying they did a good job, whatever it has to be.
Again, I'm not pointing any fingers around here, because I've had plenty of wonderful watchers who've consistently followed my work and have showed excitement for me. This is just something that came up in my own mind I felt the need to address, so maybe you'd find it interesting to read.
Speaking of which! I've got solid plans for the manga development now. Those 'life developments' I discussed some time ago have really been happening, and it looks to be showing lots of positive reinforcement.
I expect to have the full first volume of Harmony 6 out by February. I also expect to have the first chapters out by around mid January. (We'll be releasing in 2-4 chapter increments, and the first volume is 8 chapters or so.)
Hold me to that. Because if I don't put my all into this, I don't know what I can say about my consistency. Gotta be held accountable for something.
So now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go make comments on my favorite Lets Player's youtube, like some of their videos, ingest some food stuffs, and get cracking on more character concepts. Productivity has just been shifted into overdrive.Im going to need a new tablet pen soon, holy crap.