Just one of the many messages I got here on DeviantArt;
I don't know if it's okay to send a note, I don't want to bother you. You faved my artwork, and I just wanted to thank you for that. I just saw your profile and I wanted to say: you are an AMAZING artist and great with story lines. Amazing talent. It's an honor to meet someone like you. I do a lot of art myself, but I'm nowhere as good as you are. I honestly don't know why a great artist like you faved my work. I don't think I'm worth the attention, since you're a way better artist than I'll ever be. But thanks a lot.
Honestly... the amount of comments I get like this nowadays is high.
And although I have to admit the whole I-like-your-art-thing is kinda flattering, it somehow still makes me sad.
Why all this buzz over a simple fave? It's DeviantArt! A digital collection of art. We are supposed to fave artwork that we like!
Why all this insecurity? Since when does the level of art you make determine if you're worthy of the attention of someone? And why would you feel less than another person, just because you deem his/her artwork better than yours? It's downwards ridiculous!
I saddens me to hear that people feel so damn insecure about themselves that they're even afraid to send a single message to a person like me.
I might have better artwork than you. But I wasn't born with talent either. I started too, at some point. Unskilled, like every other beginning artist. I got where I am now, by overcoming many obstacles. Both physically and mentally. I practiced a lot. And all of you are capable of doing that exact same thing!
Just don't let your lack of confidence hold you back in the process.
Why would you be unsure whether you're worth the attention?
You are there. People noticed you.
YOU ARE WORTH IT!