I've noticed today that there is a disparagingly large difference in views between my less technical work, and the pieces I spend hours to days on...
I spent HOURS on the above image, and it's not even finished yet. Although it isn't finished, I know for a FACT that it looks better than 90% of the crap that currently constitutes my DA Gallery. It's annoying for me because there seems to be this standard nowadays that EVERYTHING worth looking at is a photo-realistic digital painting and that more traditional works and line and colour illustration are being dismissed by the art community almost entirely.
This aggravates me because I feel most comfortable drawing comic pages. I always have. When I DO bust my arse getting something looking like the power ranger above it goes COMPLETELY ignored despite the painting techniques I have applied and my use of colour. Now you might me wondering why this annoys me given my previous statement... Well it's simple. I can draw up 10 comic book pages in a day while working at a leisurely pace, while painting (digital or otherwise) takes me hours to days at a time to get a finished looking piece and it's completely ignored; meanwhile, my crappy little sketches and lineart can get 100's of views.
I cannot make sense of the elitist attitude of digital painters. They DEMAND that everyone else learn to paint like they do otherwise it's sub-standard art. But then when people do start to do digital painting over something they love and feel comfortable with, they are dismissed instantly. It truly confuses me.
I have lineart and colour pictures in my gallery with ALOT of views, but my digital paintings, yes even the GOOD ones, are completely ignored. I ask this rhetorically, but WHY??
I love this site, I do, but sometimes it's more like a snake pit than the community I willingly joined a few years back.