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So recently a few of my friends on here have been feeling down about the popularity of their artwork, leading them to reflections about what is wrong with their artwork. So I wanted to take some time out to explain that talent does not equal popularity, and also popularity does not equal talent. If talent had anything to do with popularity, none of that shit you hear on the radio would be on the radio. And I have examples from my own gallery to further demonstrate the "who gives a shit about stupid popularity" view I have. So here is my most favorited artwork, with 78 favorites:

The Sky Paints the River by irrationalrationale

It's crazy old, taken with a Kodak camera, low quality, boring, no artistic thought put into it. I saw a sunset and I took a shot of it. My most favorited work. 

Here's my work with the most comments, with 41 comments, for those of you who value comments more highly than favorites:

Nice Day for a Drive by irrationalrationale

That one was taken by my Olympus, which was a bit better than my Kodak. I enjoy the composition, but my car is in it. Now, although I did that on purpose because I love that car, that's kind of an inside thing. For the general population, who aren't me, the car is a blemish on the picture. Again it's not incredibly artistic, although moreso thought out than the above picture. I saw a skeleton, and I took a picture. I was lucky with the lighting and the fogginess that day.

Here is my most viewed artwork, with 1,179 views. A stupid, fucking flower. That's right, a stupid, fucking flower. Woo because what person can't go out and snap a shot of a stupid fucking flower? I mean it's fun that it was a nearly black tulip, but shit. It's still just a damn flower I went outside and took a photo of. The focus is not great, although it was pretty good for me at the time I took it.

Black Tulip by irrationalrationale

And now here is what I feel is my most talented photograph (staying on the photography theme). It was taken with my Nikon CoolPics P510, which is the best camera I've had my fingers on so far. I love the focus, the lighting, the black and white composition, when I look at the photo I feel like I'm moving upwards. I spent a while getting myself in just the right position to get just the right photograph. I worked on getting a good angle with the sunlight in the correct place, I used manual focus (which is a new skill and was not used on any of the other photos) and choose what focus I felt made the picture look best. 

Spirals by irrationalrationale

It has 3 comments, 2 of which are mine, 13 favorites, and 57 views. It is definitely not at all popular, but it is in my opinion my most talented piece so far. So who gives a shit? Look at my popular stuff - that stuff sucks. So my darling darling friends, screw it if your shit isn't popular. Don't you dare think for a second that means that you aren't talented or that there is something wrong with your work. There's nothing wrong with your work. If you want it to be more popular, it probably couldn't hurt to add cat related words to the tags because we all know cats rule the internet! Lol but seriously. Please don't feel bad when you aren't getting the favorites, views, comments, or recognition that you deserve. That's just the way things are, the bullshit is almost always popular, and the wonderfully talented artworks are overlooked. In fact, if your stuff is overlooked often, you can be pretty confident that you are talented. ;) Just be true to yourselves, and do everything that you can to make yourselves feel good. Phrasing, BOOM!
Isn't it so weird to grow up and realize that grownups are just kids that got a little older? Turns out we aren't smarter and we still have no idea what we're doing.
I need a day off I need a day off I need a day off I need a day off!! If I have to work every single second I should at least get paid ahhhhhhh!
Behind Bars by irrationalrationale
Behind Bars
I wither, reaching towards the warmth. I've opened up to late it seems, none there to receive me now.
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Sky Die by irrationalrationale
Sky Die
I haven't aged, I've not aged at all. I won't ever age, I won't ever age at all.
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irrationalrationale
Heather Renee
United States
I'm not a part of any genre.

I'm annoyed with the people that "thank me for the fav" by asking me to give them more attention. If you do that, I'm going to go ahead and unfav your work not because it isn't awesome, but because I don't like you. Don't ask a person to compliment your hair after they've already complimented your eyes, it's rude!
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So recently a few of my friends on here have been feeling down about the popularity of their artwork, leading them to reflections about what is wrong with their artwork. So I wanted to take some time out to explain that talent does not equal popularity, and also popularity does not equal talent. If talent had anything to do with popularity, none of that shit you hear on the radio would be on the radio. And I have examples from my own gallery to further demonstrate the "who gives a shit about stupid popularity" view I have. So here is my most favorited artwork, with 78 favorites:

The Sky Paints the River by irrationalrationale

It's crazy old, taken with a Kodak camera, low quality, boring, no artistic thought put into it. I saw a sunset and I took a shot of it. My most favorited work. 

Here's my work with the most comments, with 41 comments, for those of you who value comments more highly than favorites:

Nice Day for a Drive by irrationalrationale

That one was taken by my Olympus, which was a bit better than my Kodak. I enjoy the composition, but my car is in it. Now, although I did that on purpose because I love that car, that's kind of an inside thing. For the general population, who aren't me, the car is a blemish on the picture. Again it's not incredibly artistic, although moreso thought out than the above picture. I saw a skeleton, and I took a picture. I was lucky with the lighting and the fogginess that day.

Here is my most viewed artwork, with 1,179 views. A stupid, fucking flower. That's right, a stupid, fucking flower. Woo because what person can't go out and snap a shot of a stupid fucking flower? I mean it's fun that it was a nearly black tulip, but shit. It's still just a damn flower I went outside and took a photo of. The focus is not great, although it was pretty good for me at the time I took it.

Black Tulip by irrationalrationale

And now here is what I feel is my most talented photograph (staying on the photography theme). It was taken with my Nikon CoolPics P510, which is the best camera I've had my fingers on so far. I love the focus, the lighting, the black and white composition, when I look at the photo I feel like I'm moving upwards. I spent a while getting myself in just the right position to get just the right photograph. I worked on getting a good angle with the sunlight in the correct place, I used manual focus (which is a new skill and was not used on any of the other photos) and choose what focus I felt made the picture look best. 

Spirals by irrationalrationale

It has 3 comments, 2 of which are mine, 13 favorites, and 57 views. It is definitely not at all popular, but it is in my opinion my most talented piece so far. So who gives a shit? Look at my popular stuff - that stuff sucks. So my darling darling friends, screw it if your shit isn't popular. Don't you dare think for a second that means that you aren't talented or that there is something wrong with your work. There's nothing wrong with your work. If you want it to be more popular, it probably couldn't hurt to add cat related words to the tags because we all know cats rule the internet! Lol but seriously. Please don't feel bad when you aren't getting the favorites, views, comments, or recognition that you deserve. That's just the way things are, the bullshit is almost always popular, and the wonderfully talented artworks are overlooked. In fact, if your stuff is overlooked often, you can be pretty confident that you are talented. ;) Just be true to yourselves, and do everything that you can to make yourselves feel good. Phrasing, BOOM!

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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav, my dear friend!Hug 
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
My pleasure friend!
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fleur-de-Lis4444 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav, again :D
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dear-boy-dream Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Hi Where are you ? :)
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi friend! I often get busy and then take a while to go through my messages, please be patient with me. :) Right now I am transitioning to a supervisor role at my work and it is making me really super busy! How are you? What are you up to? 
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dear-boy-dream Featured By Owner 4 days ago
oh I Hope these hard days for you finish :) 

I'm good . 

I go to university and I wanna making new work for myself , when I make it will aware you about it :) 
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you! :) I know you are at university! How is that going? Well I hope :) :)
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Ikarusthefirst Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, Heather! :aww:
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fleur-de-Lis4444 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the +fav ! ^^
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Euphoria59 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for fav ! :)
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