What's the Deal with Commissions? Something I've seen around Deviantart for awhile now, and I was curious as to what other people thought about it.What's the Deal with Commissions?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It seems so often I see many artists complaining that they cannot get anyone to commission artwork from them. They go to great lengths to try and sell their skills, and some even adjust their prices to next to nothing or DA points.
When people don't bite, they ask me, or on the forums, "What am I doing wrong? I only want 100 points and no one buys them"
There are many artists such as myself who sell art/prints etc etc because we rely on it as a part of our income, but many of these people still live at home, or are in school. So, 100 DA points ( for example), which is $1.25 , is not really going to help anyone with bills or rent, or much of anything else.
And yet, there they are over and over, very upset and depressed that no one buys commissions from them.
When artists ask me how they can better market their work so people will buy it,
PE: What to look for when searching for DDs Daily Deviations WeekPE: What to look for when searching for DDs 9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What to look for when searching for DDs
In order to understand what it takes to choose and search for a Daily Deviation, let's look at what a Daily Deviation ( or DD ) is. Taken from DeviantArt's FAQ
"A Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on DeviantArt. A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
For more information please refer to FAQ 18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?"
Usually when you want to look for a Daily Deviation, you want to start on DeviantArt's front page and make sure you are on the browse section. You can choose from the last 8 hours, 24 hours,
comp 1 rulesok so there has been some confusion about the rules for the comp because I suck at journals .D.comp 1 rules9 months ago in Personal More Like This
so here they are again
the theme is gender bender (must use theme)
to enter you must submit your art to the comp folder (one entry per person)
submissions can be 18+ but must follow DA's submitting rules (18+ art can be a double edged sword and may get bad scores)
we recommend using a well known character and/or having a link to what the original character looks like (for spectators and/or judges who don't know of the character)
you can use all the characters you like and even the original version of the character your GBing
comp will go for one month (Feb 1 to Mar 1)
we will be judging on over all skill, technical skill, presentation and creativity
Self-Marketing 101: Submit to Niche GalleriesIntroductionSelf-Marketing 101: Submit to Niche Galleries8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"Before you create any more 'great content', figure out how you're going to market it first."
-Joe Poluzzi and Newt Barrett
One recurring theme I've seen on deviantART since the Silurian era is users wondering which gallery to submit their works to, and why. There's always been a consensus, though, that where you're submitting it is important. Your success in social media and art-sharing sites depends on promoting your work to the best of your ability, and the gallery tree on deviantART isn't just a good tool to find specific art but also a resource for your self-marketing - you can be sure that if people are browsing and get the urge to see fetish photography let's say, they're not going to look in digital landscape airbrushing. They're going to click to Photography, then People, then Fetish. By putting your work in the appropriate gallery, you're targeting that piece directly at a specific mar
Keywords on deviantART: a guideThis guide is based on a project written for an 8th semester course in Knowledge Organising Systems and Processes at the Royal Danish School of Library and Information Science.Keywords on deviantART: a guide2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The project was based on image indexing literature and included an investigation of keywords from 107 deviations from deviantART. The results of this investigation was compared with previous studies of what types of keywords users add to their images and what types of keywords is used in image searches.
The guide begins with a very brief summary of the recommendations with examples. Afterwards follows a more thorough guide for those who are interested in the reasoning behind the recommendations and some of the results of our project.
Add keywords that describe:
What your deviation is.
e.g. photograph painting poem plushie necklace animation
What your deviation is of.
Get featured! [feature for points]After some while of experimentation, I'm glad to announce that the feature thing is there to stay.Get featured! [feature for points]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last half year I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the community and the people that got featured, which inspired me to setup an even faster and fairer method of featuring people on my page. Want to join the fun? Keep on reading. Questions will be answered below.
How does it work?
First find the thumbcode of the artwork you want to feature.
Go to my page, and click the donate button
Make sure to donate a minimum amount of 50 points.
Anything below 50 points will not work!!!
Give the points. Your work will now be featured
(It might take a while. I need to put it up first)
Why would I want this?
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might se
Marketing Yourself as an ArtistFood for thought.Marketing Yourself as an Artist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
According to deviant DamaiMikaz, who went from having 500 to 20,000 watchers in one year, becoming popular on Deviant Art is a matter of good marketing -- not necessarily exceptional art skills -- and can be achieved by anyone who puts in the social effort.
As a social media experiment, she went about doing her best to be seen.
Strategies for being seen include: commenting extensively on others' artwork and providing in-depth critiques, being present in the forums and chat rooms, and writing lots of journal entries with thoughtful content that people will want to read again and again.
There's also the tried-and-true strategy of posting new artwork several times a week... though, the aforementioned artist admitted that she didn't do that. Most people find it difficult to produce quality pieces one after another, quickly, and continually. She's no exception. You can rea