Not all kind/styles of art are appreciated, don't you think?
It may look a little bit long, but please read it, it's worth it
Not long ago, a friend of mine said:
"Seems to be that all the attention goes for the anime artist, I'm saying this because of what I see in forums, people who post their anime drawings in the thumbshare forum gets like 1000 replies per day easily and myself, for the other side, 1 per day if a miracle happens and most of them by people that seems to look at my pics just for pity... the same happens in the welcome forum and not just to artist like me; writers don't get the attention they deserve neither, just put in your message "I'm looking for anime friends" or something like that and you see an avalanche of replies coming, its depressing. I don't think my pics are that bad... in moments like this, I'm happy to have you guys, you are the only ones that look at my gallery and post comments and fav my stuff...no one else does
so thanks so much
And i have to agree with her... it's true that anime gets a lot of attention from at least i'd say 60% of the people here.
For example, about 2 days ago i reuploaded my anime pictures... i had almost 100 messages right after i finished...
The point here is that there are many styles that aren't appreciated such as Literature, Sculpture, Fractals, and a LOT more... i just don't it's good to bother you listing lots of styles so i just mention a few...
I think... what we all should do is of course, check the art we like... but give a chance to the ones we don't see often.
For example, not long ago i started reading a novel here in dA (and trust me, i'm not the 'reader' kind of guy) and it amazed me! i loved it so much i just couldn't stop, now i'm waiting anxiously until she uploads the new chapter
Now, she isn't the best... she has mistakes often like everybody does, or i simply say it'd be great to add this or that to what she does, in which case i make a critique, and not to her it's bad, not to hurt her feelings... i do it so she can improve and later on be a great writer, be popular among that style, feel great with herself.
What i'm trying to say here, is that is like food... yeah, food...You can't really know you like or not something just taking a quick look, you have to taste it.
Even when we think we don't like it, we may be wrong.
Another friend said got inspired when i commented about this, to what she answered:
"To live having seen only one kind of art in your life is to sit in front of an unchanging window. Of course, the scenery changes every season, but in the end you only get a small taste of what the world has to offer..."
So, don't you think it's true?
That we always try to stay 'safe' on what we know, that most of the times we don't care about something just because of it's looks, because it's too big, because it's unknown... Don't you think that behind every art piece there's a feeling hidden somewhere... a reason to make it, that maybe even the one who did it doesn't know it... but it may be discovered by someone else; and that 'someone' might be you. Yes, you.
So give them a chance, give you
a chance to change your mind about art appreciation... Try it, and you wont regret it.
Now i'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this. I know it's long, but it's an interesting fact about art.
I hope i gave you a good reason to take a look at everything around you now, and not only to see what you already know.
To finish this long post, if you agree with this idea, please post about it in your journal, the forums, your signature, tell your friends...
Also, we will create a new 'all styles' club to show the world that every piece combines all the feelings you can imagine, that it has everything about the artist in it, a new point of view... A new club so you can show the world you're not the person sitting in front of that unchanging window...