Do you think it better for an artist to have a wide range of subject matter or to stick to certain things? Like do you find it more satisfactory for an artist to draw say, only one or two certain subjects (like 1 fandom or just original work) or just have a gallery filled with whatever (the artist just has random things from all over the place)?
I personally have always supported artists that are versatile. Have flexibility and experience with all kinds of things. Being able to draw anything that is thrown at them, no matter the subject. I've seen artists that for example, could create kick ass Sonic art BUT not really be able to draw humans or anything else. Or artists that could draw amazing mecha and people but have weak skill in environmental art etc.
Sometimes I feel like a rather chaotic artist because I don't really stick to just drawing one thing all the time. I kinda just jump around drawing whatever it is that interests me at the time. Sure my main fandoms are Sonic, Transformers, and SRMT which I plan to create a good chunk of fan art for all of them but I also want to draw original art and do art for whatever floats my boat when the inspiration strikes. But I worry that I may lack consistency on subject matter or may come off as someone who can't really focus on one thing for long. I've kinda also liked artists that tend to stick to one or two subjects for their art. Feeling like they have stronger direction and presence as artists than opposed to those that jump around.
I know it's a silly thing to think about and I should just draw what I want, when I want. Draw what makes me happy and what I feel like at the time. And I do follow that. I just feel very directionless and lost a lot of the time about what I want to do with myself and my artwork. And maybe I'd produce art quicker if I didn't hop about from idea to idea. Not feel as overwhelmed by subject matter in my head and be able to focus better.