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Posting Your Works In Public

I don't understand why some of the artists I've seen post their works online, then yank them off afterwards. A lot of us (including me) put our old works on a different gallery for various reasons. However, to show one's works in public, and then remove them completely seems a bit unreasonable. It brings no benefits for the artist and the public, and undermines the whole point of showing your works to the public in the first place.

I don't know about you, but I find it very unprofessional, even inconsiderate for one to hide what they have once shown to everyone around. Even ignoring the responses it gets from the people around, I'm not sure what to make up with the reasons the artist has for themselves. To me, it looks like one is abhorring their own works, the same works that they have poured time and effort on. It's almost a spit on the process to create those works, and the process that we undergo to have them seen by those around.

This is especially so on the internet; anything can spread like wildfire. If one's public work get posted on another site, and they think it shouldn't be there, who is there to blame? Is it the fault of the poster, who just merely happened to encounter their work and decided to distribute it somewhere else? Not unless that poster starts claiming it's their work, which I won't cover here for the sake of my argument's scope. If something that has been publicly-accessed is taken down, there will be someone who at least remembers it. The result is either the work gets uploaded (against the will of the artist) by those who have it, or the source is simply scrutinized and questioned for their reasons on making them public on the first place.

I am not here to scold those who hide their works after keeping them in public for some time. They are entitled to do whatever they want with their own works. My point here is that everyone who posts their works (or anyone else's) for the public to see must be aware of the consequences and feedback they will be receiving before they actually proceed with the post. Because once something is visible to the public, it remains in their mind even when it's gone. An artist must have no regrets once they have completely understood the events that might happen to their public works.
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Added: 7 years, 9 months ago
7 years, 9 months ago
IMO: It's even worse. Hushing for attention.

Most go off in Journals over the upcoming bawwlete to get sad face comments for their ego.


Fun fact: They put mostly more effort in getting images off the net than putting this energy into drawing.

Ridiculous. Emoshit. Right out stupid.

But then: Ppl are like that.
7 years, 9 months ago
You have a point there. Most people do delete their gallery to to reinforce the popularity that they already have. Personally, I find that move even more pathetic and a disgrace to the art community, as if they have little regards for their work and such.

I usually stay reserved when people just delete their galleries without any reason, but when they outright say it out loud just to gain people's attention, a line must be drawn.
7 years, 9 months ago
I know what ya's mean. and im sure i know who your talking about. iv spent a long time looking over the web to find em and now that im hear i get a glimpse of his work then gone. he's removed his work from outher sites as well and well-----S*%t. No use crying over it i gess and may as well not feed his need for attention.
7 years, 9 months ago
I'm not sure who you're talking about when you mentioned a certain someone. In fact, I don't think I'm targeting a particular person here. I've written this journal simply because it's happened a lot of times and people seem to take this matter lightly. But I do hear your pain; it's a bummer to hear that an artist you have been following suddenly deleted their gallery.
7 years, 9 months ago
Well im not mentioning his name hear on IB to avoid agroing him and i believe he falls in place with what your saying. but in the end i found most of his works on the web where he didn't get to yet. have a good one.
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