One sort of fetish that I draw gets more views than anything else I draw. But, my slightly more conservative drawings get more faves. Any ideas why this might be?
Views are blank and somewhat meaningless.
Faves mean someone took time to move the mouse and click a button that says "I like this."
Both feed people's ego, but one does so more due to the fact more people view than fave.
Also, +fave-ing something places it in the viewer's fave gallery, visible on their FA frontpage. Sometimes people who otherwise aren't hiding their entire fave gallery may not want to be connected to an interest in certain material by having it appear there even though they may be curious enough about a piece to look at it, perhaps more than once.
That's very interesting! I've never used faves in that way. I tend to think the views are most important because they show a level of interest. Somebody saw something they wanted to click on and see better.Views, because I use my "favorites" folder to save things. There's little to no correlation between art I really like and art I actually add to favorites.
If I fave your reference sheet, it's not because I really like it, it's so I can easily find it when I work on the art I owe you. I also use it for saving tutorials/resources I find helpful as well as art of my OCs that I want to remember proper credit for.
If I actually faved every good drawing I see, I wouldn't be able to find anything I need to refer back to. Often I'll comment if I feel there's a need for explicit positive feedback but usually it'll just get my view.