This post was originally made by Joe “EarthQuake” Wilson on Polycount.
I want to talk about the common questions and misconceptions inexperienced artists have, either when they start working towards becoming an artists or when they join internet communities. This is a culmination of advice I’ve given to people over the years and really, a bunch of stuff I wish someone would have told me when I started out.
That’s cool, what software did you use?
This is something you may want to say; however, it’s akin to asking a photographer what camera they use, or an architect which ruler they use. It implies that the reason something is impressive is because of the tools they use, not the talent they have nor the effort they put in.