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Is deviantArt turning into devi-antisemetic-Art???
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The narratives can be complex. I mean, which one is it?
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Or perhaps this?

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clearly faq303 would tell us otherwise.
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How to start doin commissions
Edit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.
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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
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When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv
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Wotchulookinat
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Welcome to my gallery. Comments and critiques are appreciated.
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I haven't been active on dA in either commenting or submitting art like I used to. I had some personal matters that had to be sorted out. Actually, there are still some issues to be resolved, but at least the worst of them are out of the way. At least I have a job, even if the pay and hours are not what I hoped, but it it gives me some badly-needed structure.  

I probably regressed after not having been drawing in a very long time. A combination of being frustrated and having other things I want or need to do took a toll. I still enjoy art, but I lost a sense of direction when it comes to making it myself and knowing what I should do. However, if there is anything you want to discuss or see, let me know.

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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
You still alive?
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CheshireCat8D Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uncanny timing, since, it's been a while since I logged in. I hate to say it, but I'm not quite the firebrand in art like a used to be, and by extension my active participation in dA. Furthermore, most people that I watched haven't been active either. Other than that, I can't complain too much, especially after some extremely stressful events in my life are long gone.
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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Yeah, I pretty much am the same. It's mostly just to talk to others and post photos once in a while. I admit I am entertaining the idea of reposting the art I have on another account and leaving this account jjust for the real stuff. It just antagonizes me that all the art I have collected is just reduced to a bunch of paper in a box.
But there is a problem...
A lot of the art I had was never signed by the artist or instead of a signature they use some kind of silly symbol so I don't know how to give those guys credit if I can't recall their names.
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CheshireCat8D Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I thought you should have used the Deviation Storage Tool instead of taking your stuff down altogether. It would avoid the headache in re-uploading and juggling another account. Folder could have been used to divide images by any category of your choosing.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You gots some excellent work in that gallery!
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CheshireCat8D Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I still have a long way to go though.
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DG-ART85 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HAPPY DA B-Day!:D
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CheshireCat8D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, thanks. I'm really sure what dA birthday is for though.
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DG-ART85 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think the day you joined DA lol, but don't either...lol, DA and there shenanigans:shakehead:
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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Thanks for all the faves!
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