at the moment i'm really doing it for myself, sure i like to know what others think of it and yeah it makes me happy if others like it and if they don't i might wonder why they don't like it, what i could have done different so that people do like it.
but when i make somthing i do it because it makes me happy, it's something that i want to make and i want to have it look a certain way couse i like it that way. it not about other people, at least not anymore
(sure there are some exceptions (sp?) but that's really mostly for collabs or when i'm actually making somehting for someone else..)
I really do it for myself, but it's always important to me to know what other people think about my work especially if I know these people would tell you if I can improve something or to the next project. it always help.
oh gosh, I have been going through horrible "funks" as I call them where I just feel like my art is completely unworthy and its so awful... Then I realized that I'm focusing too much on making my art for other people that I was beginning to loose what art had always meant to me...
So I'm trying to focus less on other people and more on art for myself. I will focus on how other people like it if I choose for it to be a career though.
I have to be honest, a lot of it is for myself, but other peoples opinions of my work does mean a lot to me. I use it as a kind of guidance to whether my work is improving or if I'm doing something that doesn't look as visually pleasing.