And that is the "fav and go" problem. It's great, of course, to get a whole lot of favs on a piece. It means that all of those people like your piece enough that they want to take the time to view it again on their page. But it's frustrating when you have no idea what it is about your work that people are responding to. Is it just that they like the character I've drawn? (If so, please don't leave a comment on the piece then. If you only comment on the character someone has drawn and not their art, that is just rude). Or do they like my style, or choice of colors, or what? And comments that simply state how much you like the picture are very nice, and I really appreciate them, but I'm still left wondering what the person likes about it. And this is frustrating for any artists who are trying to learn how to improve and create art that appeals to large audiences. And it really only takes just a little thought to let someone know what you like about their picture. Like, "You draw eyes so well" or "I love your colors here, and use of lighting", or "Great design!" or "This sort of reminds me of X (artist that I admire), because of X (reasons)" Or even some constructive criticism. You know?
But then, I realize that I only leave such comments myself every once in awhile, but not very often. So instead of complaining about what others do, I've decided to leave one thoughtful comment a day on someone's picture. It's my personal "one thoughtful comment a day" challenge and anyone who wants to can join me in this challenge to make this site more enjoyable. Forget the llamas. I've been on this site for over a year, and I still don't know what those mean. If you give me one, I'll give you one back just because it feels like the polite thing to do? But whenever I do that, I always feel like the bugs on Bug's Life when they give the ants a rock because they figure it must be the way of their people. But a thoughtful comment is always meaningful and it helps artists gain some idea of how they can make their art more and more appealing.
But just so y'all know, I'm not doing this to get comments. There are so many artists on this site whose art is worth much more consideration than mine. I just want to do my part, however small, in creating a more thoughtful culture on this site.