One like can make someone smile, one heart can make someone gleeful, and one feature can make someone's day/week a lot brighter. So why dont we think of it that way?
I just have been seeing sketches that do not take long and do not look finished at all and they get more likes than the sketches that users have took HOURS on and look AMAZING. No, I am not ranting for myself, Ive just been seeing too much of this.
If you have a feature, stop and think.
•Who has the good art and is not widely noticed?
•Who needs a smile to brighten up their day?
•Who does not expect a feature?
Maybe instead of featuring friends 24/7 you could use your feature on someone's art worthy of it. Back then I remember a sketch that took 5-20 mins and it had 50+ likes. It had no shading, the person was not sad, it was a JOKE sketch, and, it was featured by a not-so-on-topic group.
Now thinking about likes, same thing. Not too much time, not too much pride in the work, just a joke, etc. Like lets say you call someone a senpai for something and they get likes 24/7 for not working too hard, then you see a great and amazing sketch with hardly 5 likes. Atleast like both, dont bring the person with great art and not too many likes to the conclusion of not drawing anymore or being sloppy because they know they cant get "good enough art for the community". Please just please, notice everyones art if you can.
Now hearts goes the same path, you should try to use your heart well. A heart is pretty easy to earn, but most people just cant use them correctly sometimes. Im not against using likes, features, and stuff to art thats fully noticed, its just I hope people soon enough realize "Hey we should make everyone on this art app noticed and balance it out a bit."
Different people have different styles, whether it be unique, exquisite, or intresting. Praise them instead of lowering them for the users that are widely noticed already.
If you arent reading this correctly, you are probably thinking, "Syk doesnt want overpraised artists to be popular anymore. This rant makes no absolute sense." Then please just leave this rant. Im trying to say here that there are artists with AMAZING WORK on this app and they are HARDLY NOTICED FOR THEIR CREATIVITY whilst the artists who dont feel pride in their art and take no time get overpraised. Think about it.
One like can make someone smile, one heart can make someone gleeful, and one feature can make someone's day/week a lot brighter.