Before you read this, realize Im not angry or something, just a bit frustrated and stating the facts
So, last week I posted "Midnattsol", which I expected would become one of my most popular drawings, because its clearly one of the best, and yet I was shocked at how little favs it was getting... And I mean, it has one of the worst fav to view ratios in my whole gallery, which just had me going "WTF?"
After thinking of possible reasons this could be happening, I thought of the theory that people werent faving it because of her being dark skinned/half black... Pretty outrageous claim right? Well, today I got the proof that I was indeed correct... My second Luna drawing, "The Gathering Wilderness", is completely different from Midnattsol in every way except for the character, and last I knew, cat girls are actually really popular, so that is DEFINITELY not the issue... Yet, this one again has one of the worst fav to view ratios in my gallery
Not convinced? The last time I had such a horrible ratio was with my pic "She is the Dark", which, guess what? Features a "tanned" character as well
Im not kidding, out of all my tablet drawings, these 3 are the only ones like this, and they have only one thing in common - skin color
Then this got me thinking, I look at the front page every day, a few times per day actually, and I dont remember EVER seeing a black girl there... Have you? Every day there are a bunch of artistic nudes of white girls etc, but NEVER any black girl, and I used to think it was just because no one did it, but now I see they just dont get to the front page because people dont fav them, lol
Of course, I can understand people having preferences, and so do I... As you can see, Im a lot more into pale girls than any other, I just love white skin in general, but does that mean I stop appreciating a drawing just because the girl is not white? WTF?
Its this bias that I just find completely ridiculous, it basically makes me think no one gives a damn about the artistic qualities of pics, because you can put out the most incredible drawing ever and if it features something people dont like on a personal level, they WONT fav it
You can see this a lot more clearly when it comes to fan art for example... If you draw a popular character like say, Haruhi Suzumiya, you can do a 10 minute doodle that looks like crap and it will still gets favs just because its Haruhi, LOL how can people be so biased and completely disregard the actual art? I dont give a damn what character is in it, if the drawing is bad, the character wont save it
The opposite is also true of course, a good drawing is good regardless of whatever is in it, Ive seen some amazing stuff around here get ignored just because the character is some sort of monster or whatever and people go "Ew ugly"
Oh well, luckily for me, my tastes go along with the majority so I wont be affected 99% of the time, but its still really sad that people act like this, and I just wanted to get it out EDITFINALLY ABLE TO EDIT THE JOURNAL WITHOUT GETTING AN ERROR, YAY )
Ok people, stop making this about who faved or didnt fav Midnattsol... I have been here long enough to know you cant have any expectations with anything you post because often the drawings you consider the best will get ignored and the worst ones become popular instead... It blows my mind and it makes no sense, but whatever
That is NOT the case here, because there is a clear pattern, and thats why I provided the example of 3 drawings, all with the same traits, also if you are skeptical just read "misteredelanuit"'s post and see for yourself, Im not making stuff up
And this is an OBSERVATION, Im just stating facts, I dont expect anything to change, just disappointed that people can be so biased for petty reasons