No, no generally not. I have asked for the next page of a comic though, to continue the story or links to ealier pages so I can start reading someone's comic, but not on a single narrative moment. Sometimes the one moment is enough to get a general idea so further story knowledge is 'unneeded', or it's just more fun to come up with one.
Agreeing with the people who point out having that single moment is part of what helps make the image impact you so. Knowing every little detail of every image and how it relates to this or that can detract from the mystery and wonder-inspiring feeling drawn from the image.
Personally I find that if I post a story and leave out a few details but never get a comment asking things such as what happened next, what caused it, what inspired me to write it, etc. I feel like there's little interest in what I wrote and that's very discouraging to me as a writer. So yes, if I'm intrigued by something enough I'll ask about the story behind it or what inspired it. I don't see it as a way of saying "This requires more, there's not enough to it." or "I don't feel your art is good enough." I see it as a way of saying "This is really good and I'd like to know more about not only the piece but about the artist."
I suspect the answer to that will be: 1. some will say they like it; 2. some will say they dislike it; 3. some will say they are indifferent to it; 4. some people will have missed free cake as a result of caring about answering that poll.
The artist presents as much as they choose to present, and I accept that. Just like a book or movie with an ambiguous ending, I'm capable of creating my own story around it, or I let it remain ambiguous. I'm okay with either.
ummm, this poll makes me wonder, perhaps, Deviantart isn't filled with dull deviants... but with dull art? (dull as in uninterested in asking/not intense enough to create real curiosity in the watcher)
Perhaps this should not be a question of blaming who is dull and who isn't, perhaps it's how art expression/appreciation is supposed to work
I mean this as an artist on self-critic. If I look at it, most of my gallery is kind of dull, except for a few pieces.
But I love my watchers. There's always a watcher who asks, which makes me happy, because I get to remember and put into words why I started a piece, what motivated me, the piece was so intense, so deep it created a hole in the viewer that needed to be explained. There's also always a watcher who makes up their own story, and it happens to be way cooler, which also makes me happy, because well, the piece ignited a flame in the watcher's imagination that surpassed what was shown in the picture.
With both, it makes me feel the piece completed a mayor purpose.
Hmm... I sometimes thought of asking, but I didn't because I thought there wouldn't be a story from the artist behind. Maybe I thought so because I often just have some scene in my mind when drawing / painting, and not a whole story (except when dreaming before, mostly). So but actually now I see it could be an inspiring chance to come to know better the inner world of another one and to come to know better the possibilities laying inside of an artwork - as supplement to my own imagination, which of course enfolds in such a moment, too. So thank you for the great impulse!
No, but generally just because I assume they have somewhere already and it would seem ignorant to ask. I also understand how much work a real story can be, and never expect anyone to release a full story until completion.
Actually, no I don't. Sometimes people ask me though, especially since there is nothing else that I update with stories on the regular for me to link and let people read and so on unlike everybody else with their already perfected story lines, plots, and whatever. XD Therefore, there's no point in asking if you can actually explore the artist's links and whatnot to actually witness the complete story. If that doesn't work, then the artist must have just created the story and it is either in it's preliminary stages or it is just a simple one-shot or short series that should only be explained through that one piece of artwork.
Clarification: I usually take pieces on a conceptual basis, where I assume the moment speaks for itself. (It usually does.) I usually don't assume that there is more story, unless it's explicitly stated that this is part of a fuller storyline.
I feel like it would be a little rude to see a piece someone has worked hours on and is probably done with and then ask them to do more. It could just get annoying to the artist. I've seen so many artists and writers have to make statements like "guys, I'm glad you like it but I'm done with 'x'."