hehe I have a tendency to go overboard sometimes but I agree with you, I think it's important to read the artist's input It kinda strikes me as a no-brainer, isn't it obvious one would read it? So why wouldn't you put anything there? XD
true ^^ Personally, I just get disappointed there's nothing to read. It makes the work seem more.. distant. Unrelatable to or something The artist is making no attempt to connect to the audience whatsoever.
Great points! I always try to put personal touches in my comments. I think it makes me seem more "human" to my readers. I also hate the generic "..." or "^" comments. I almost always read comments. I want to know what the artist or writer thinks about their piece.
This is all very important to know. No matter how casual or professional the artist, we all could do with the reminder and the practice. At least, I know I could... And comments can be just as important for the person leaving them as they are for the one receiving. Learning how to talk about art, what makes a work good or bad or whatever is a skill unto itself. Learning what you like (or don't) about someone else's work can help you in developing your own. The rest is just good manners- which are always better to use than not.