I don't get a lot of notes here on DA. But when I do, I get VERY excited to see what it's about Sometimes it's people just wanting to let me know they like my art, and encouraging words to keep doing more of it. I love getting notes like that. Makes my big head even bigger! No, but really, it's very nice to hear that people like what you do.
But every now and then ( about 95% of the time), the note looks something like this: " (1) ZOOOMFFGGG!!! I LUV YOUR ARTWORKZ! U ARE THE BEST ARTIST ON DA I'D SACRIFICE MY CAT TO HAVE SKILLZ LIKE U! (2) IT'D BE AWESOME IF U WOULD MAKE SOM COOL ARTWORKZ FOR MY BOOK/STORY/COMIC IM WRITING NOW. I CANT AFFORD TO PAY YOU BUT ILL GIVE YOU A COPY OF THE BOOK/COMIC WHEN ITS RELEASED (3) CHECK OUT MY OC/ART/COVER ART I MADE FOR IT HERE: (link to deviation). (4) ITS ABOUT A DOG WHO CAN FLY AND HAS LONG GLOWING HAIR HIS GIRLFRIEND IS A CAT WHOS ALSO A HUMAN. THANX IN ADVANCE YOU CAN LINK TO THE ART ON MY PAGE OR SEND THEM TO GLOWINGSTARRYDOGCAT_99124312@YOHOO.COM
(1) They loved my work so much that they didn't put any of my work in their favourites, put me on their watch list, or write a comment, or anything at all? They must really like me!
(2) No I will not. I don't have any reason to do so, and I can't figure out what gave this guy the idea that I would.
(3) This could be some awful photomanipulation that includes a shitty picture of themselves or their friend with a weapon from some computer game/movie pasted into their hands or something like it. There's also a background from World of Warcraft or the likes, and some sparkling stuff. And something painted in MS Paint... Yeah, you get the idea. Either that, or the contents of the artwork(s) linked to are so far away from the stuff I paint, and so far away from my style of painting, I can't even imagine.
(4) Like nr 3; There's nothing even remotely like this in my gallery. I've never drawn or painted anything like this in my entire life, and I never will. Unless it pays big bucks!
Oh well, I realize it's probably just kids with a good intention. But I wish they'd realize how things work. They are screwing me over by making me excited about the note!
Oh, and most of the time when people comment, add my work to their favourites or watch me, I like to visit their gallery to see if I can find anything cool. And sometimes I'll even check out their favourites for the same reason. And disturbingly often, their favourites are all porn images! And then there's my painting in the middle of it.. WHY?!