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Old 04-26-2017, 04:52 AM
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:56 AM
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Re: Devianart?

I've also got a dA account. I noticed that the more submissions I made, the higher my views, but I'm not good at playing the popularity game, so for me it's just another online place to hang my art. I occasionally submit to a couple of groups, that's it. I tend to just think of it as another place to show my art, where people might decide to go further and look me up via other social media platforms.
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Re: Devianart?

i've sold two prints and they're just digital paintings (not my oil paintings).

i'm thinking of making an oil painting gallery (for prints), when people like, they buy.

but the new trend is the patreon thing. artists with a medium to large gathering start making tutorials on patreon and sell them via DA.

patreon seems to be a very good system for that kind of thing (tutorials), maybe it's worth some eye time.

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Deviantart is a good site to store and manage your gallery
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Re: Devianart?

I've been on da since 2004 - back when it still had an upload counter on the front page. It used to be much easier then to get your art noticed and be involved just by uploading. People then seemed more genuinely interested in seeing new work and meeting new like minded people. There was a good mix of work but it was mostly pencil drawings then.

I used to live on da it motivated me to draw and post daily along with push myself to new levels. I had so much fun there. At my da's best I posted sketchs and digital drawings sometimes ocs from a game I used to play. My real pride and joys - my oil paintings went unknown. I love traditional media; seems that the majority of people active on da are, as mentioned above, are late teens and interested in mainly digital and gamer work. Manga, mlp, ocs dominated the site these days. Makes me wonder if sheezyart had survived would most internet fantom have stayed there and how would da be today - the same? Anyone remember sheezyart and how you could customize your entire home page?🤞

Anyway, I love traditional work more than digital that's why I shifted my attention here. Da was kinda depressing me. There are some really great artists on there but, in my experience, it's so much harder these days to find them and when you do they've been inactive or post once a year. I join groups but it just seems a little more tricky to get involved and connect with people. Some of my group experience is: people post in groups for views and favs but don't look at others work, rarely comment, slow activity. Seems these days people don't comment like they used to.

No trying to sound trying to sound biase but I n a nutshell it's extremely watered down with posts this becomes arduous to find what you're looking for. It's a great and fun place if you have a group of friends that you bring to the site and post with on there.

Maybe I have been barking up all the wrong trees and have to give it a fresh look. Just seemed so much more fluid in nature back in the day. Light hearted too. So many trolls now everyone's a comedian or boss. 👏🙌
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Re: Devianart?

I'm on DA and it's a great site, but I've also realized that it's hard to get noticed when you're a sculptor, for instance. The majority of art posted there is 2D digital art and this is by far the most popular. I've had many times that the stuff I uploaded only gets 3 views, (I'm not even talking about likes) which is not really encouraging.

Nevertheless, it's a great gallery to use. Especially when you're core and get to design your pages.
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I'm on DA and it's a great site, but I've also realized that it's hard to get noticed when you're a sculptor, for instance. The majority of art posted there is 2D digital art and this is by far the most popular. I've had many times that the stuff I uploaded only gets 3 views, (I'm not even talking about likes) which is not really encouraging.

Nevertheless, it's a great gallery to use. Especially when you're core and get to design your pages.


Yeah it's a big shame a lot of great talent and hard work goes ignored there. They flock to the manga a throusand different variations of the same concept. I hate to sound so negative because DA has been so dear to my heart but it's true - it's not what it was. It really seems washed out and clique-ish.
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Yeah it's a big shame a lot of great talent and hard work goes ignored there. They flock to the manga a throusand different variations of the same concept. I hate to sound so negative because DA has been so dear to my heart but it's true - it's not what it was. It really seems washed out and clique-ish.

Well, I do understand it. People click on the thumbnails that has the most 'bling'. And well-made and finished digital paintings are easier to represent well on DA than pictures of something traditional.

But that doesn't mean it's disheartening to see your artwork go by unnoticed. On the other hand: It's also great motivation to work on representation .
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I have a DA account, but also other sites. It seems that these days, the only people getting any real feedback are the digital manga artists, while the "fine" (traditional) artists go unnoticed. But i don't care... i still post there!
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It is SO very important to find the right place to sell your art. I mean, it is as important as contacting the correct publisher for a book. All of these places cater to one or another style and/or demographic. That is how they work.
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I've now stopped using DA because there are places where I feel I'd be better spending my energy. Plus, I haven't signed in for so long that I've forgotten my log in details, and I CBA to go through the process to retrieve them.
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I have a DA account, but also other sites. It seems that these days, the only people getting any real feedback are the digital manga artists, while the "fine" (traditional) artists go unnoticed. But i don't care... i still post there!


I agree that it's hard to get feedback, or general comments that gives you the opportunity to start a conversation. That said, I took a look at my page again, and I did get quite a few watchers since the last time. I'm currently at 473 watchers, despite only making traditional art. So, apparently it IS possible to get noticed on that site (but for some reason most of my work still has less then 50 views).

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I've used DA as a source for reference photos from time to time but I had assumed they weren't really "traditional-art friendly" but I guess I was wrong. Hmmm. I may have to look into this.
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