i feel like artists (especially on deviantart) feel compelled to draw a certain way/draw certain things
it's easy to be swayed by such a large community, especially sub categories (like dogs w hair and stuff)
i've literally seen artists go from drawing multitudes of things to just feral dogs because they felt like that's what people wanted
but yo!! i want you to know that you shouldn't let anything or anyone sway you from drawing what YOU want..
you like drawin emo dogs ?? go for it, by all means!!!! u like drawing regular dogs ?? YEAH man
another thing is.. skill level. i've seen artists who possess a higher skill level look down on those with a lower skill level and that's really sad to me
everyone deserves to be treated with respect. just because your art is "better" than someone else's doesn't give you a right to feel power over them
seriously just!! be nice! you can miss out on some hardcore friendships with the guy that uses bases or the guy that can't really get the fingers o