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You remember my friend MadCursed with whom I have collaborated on this drawing??
[COLLAB] Northern lights by DocWendigo
She just opened cheap commissions and 
she also offers CHARACTERS DESIGNS!!
PayPal (2007-2014) Icon mid payments only.   

♢ Full Color ♢
   》 WAIST UP____27$
   》 FULL BODY___35$

BACKGROUND +15$

[COMM] Bath in the night by MadCursed Beast man is going Viral? by MadCursed COMM: Bird by MadCursed 


✪ Character Sheet: 

 FULL BODY +2 details____45$

[COMM] Nohea by MadCursed COMMISSION: Dark by MadCursed COMMISSIONS for Alimarije by MadCursed


For info contact her:
MadCursed 



GUYS! YOU.ARE.AMAZING

Thu May 7, 2015, 4:47 AM
Really, and ALWAYS remember that!
I received over 300 comments, notes, PMs, messages, E-mails, from you, and even some new commission requests, Patrons, and donations. I tried to reply to all of them but I may have missed some. ;3;

YOU ARE AMAZING! I can't express it better that this.

You helped me lots understanding I can do it and that I should focus on one goal at a time. Some of you suggested me to get a Part-time job, but at the moment I'm working full-time on 3 comics and 2 profit artbooks and I don't have time to focus on other things or to move my ass and get another job, due to my tight scheduling. It may take a lot of time to see results and money from these projects but I'll try my best to keep calm and stay positive.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! 
I'LL TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE HERE AND REWARD ALL OF YOU WITH SOME RESOURCES, (HOPEFULLY) GOOD ART AND LOT OF COOKIES. 

You will never disappoint me, guys.
You're the best supporters in the world. 

Much love :heart:
Wendigo


This is a personal journal. Don't read if you're not interested in my private life!!


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Hi there,
I'm Thomas (still 'Laura' on my documents), an Italian Ftm who started his transition 2 years ago and I'm about to start my teraphy within few months.

The transition in Italy works this way: you have to go to the psychologist every 2 weeks to receive the permission to start hormone therapy.
When I started the sessions I had a job and I could pay for my sessions (which costed around 620€ per year), but then in October 2013 I was forced to dismiss because customers couldn't pay me anymore. 
Well, I must admit I was happy at first: that 8 to 5 office job was really stressful, since I'm a digital artist, a graphic, and a video editor,
but I couldn't find a job in my field so I had to take the first one available. 

Anyway, at the end of 2013 I was hired by a small Californian publisher (Yaoi Revolution): it was my first contract for a comic series and it's still going!
I'm really happy about it but, again, I still can't make a living by art.

I even opened a Patreon page  for my art, sold my posters and comics to national conventions, participated in many profit projects, and I opened commissions on my deviantART page , but it's still not enough to become a freelance in my country. Too many taxes and you need to be famous or nobody will invest money/time on you.
I'm currently working on 2 artbooks, 3 comics and submitting special artworks and tutorials on my Patreon page.

The problem is I'm depressed: it's normal when you're about to start Testosterone Therapy, they said, but it's still a problem when you have tight scheduling and you can't work because of dark thoughts or the constant feeling you're not good enough. And yet the money is never enough: each month I have to pay my psychologist sessions and medical examinations. Last month I paid 300€ in all for my therapy + sessions, which is a huge amount, and next months could be worse.

I hate begging for money and I won't do that, EVER: what I'm asking you is, if you can, to support my art (comment, fav, share, whatever!) and works through Patreon , Tumblr  DeviantART or Facebook , buy a commission, or just share my GOFUNDME compaign
My waiting list for commissions is open and it's here . 

Thank you in advance for everything. You're amazing! 

Much love.♥
Wendigo


Hey guys!
My friend andaglas  needs fast help for real life complications.
She's taking EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS right now. 
Please, if you have spare money, go commission her. She's a really good artist. :)
Please share if you can't help. Thanks a lot!

A sample of her works:
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Banner Twitter by DocWendigo
Because I'm the bad guy who draws the gay pron. 8D
In case you're interested, the link is the image above. Enjoy! <3
TEMPLATE CELL-SHADINGsss by DocWendigo


CELL-SHADING COMMISSIONS SINGLE CHARACTER: 50$

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy You get a half-figure commission in colors of one character. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Characters must be original! No fanarts accepted. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Visual references are needed to star working on your commission. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy If you have special request (angle, expression, pose, color palette, etc.) feel free to ask. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Preview of the sketch is NOT included. Preview costs +10$.
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy It may take over a month to finish your work. Be patient! 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy I only accept payments in advance!

PayPal bullet by emocx You can pay with Paypal too. Price will be 50$ for a single character. Send me a note first!  Tiny Note Icon by neripixu 

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CELL-SHADING COMMISSIONS 2 CHARACTERS: 80$

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy You get a half-figure commission in colors of 2 CHARACTERS.
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Characters must be original! No fanarts accepted. (That one above was a gift!)
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Visual references are needed to star working on your commission. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy If you have special request (angle, expression, pose, color palette, etc.) feel free to ask. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Preview of the sketch is NOT included. Preview costs +10$.
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy It may take over a month to finish your work. Be patient!
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy I only accept payments in advance!

PayPal bullet by emocx You can pay with Paypal too. Price will be 80$ for the couple. Send me a note first!  Tiny Note Icon by neripixu 


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PAID


:iconapophissaga: - Ancholpy Zerion :thumb432461425:
:iconkcravenyote: - Dunn :thumb432461425:



CONTACTED - WAITING FOR PAYMENT





WAITING LIST


:iconmaddiel27: - Julius
:iconxxmuroku-uchihaxx:
:iconazurielle1: - Varis (color only!)
:iconbilliethekat: - Herself as a guy
:iconjustown: - Him and myself brofisting
:iconasukarin: - Agni
velma.starling (mail) - 3 commissions


* You can cancel your unpaid commissions at any time by sending me a note.



You can now apply for my WAITING LIST.
Send me a note filling this form.


NAME OF THE CHARACTER:
THE CHARACTER CREATOR (nickname and link to dA, FB or Tumblr):
NUMBER OF CHARACTERS IN THE PICTURE:
CHARACTERS REFERENCES: 3 picture max (more just in case of small design particulars)
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: only if necessary, 5 lines is enough.
CHARACTERS POSITION AND INTERACTION:
PAYING METHOD (Paypal or Points):

Coloring video process + Patreon 'How-to'

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2015, 5:08 PM


Hi there!

A new coloring process video is on my Patreon: it's 40 minutes long and with English SUBs, basically I explain some tricks and my coloring method. Practice is the best way to learn things but I think it may be helpful if you're a SAI user, some tricks can work on Photoshop as well. 
I'm sharing my color palette and explaining how I get that certain effect in my last picture. 

The video is HD 720px and you can also easily copy my brush settings, if you want. :)

Subs by DocWendigo

Here's the link to the video.



You're still unsure about supporting your favourite artists through Patreon?
Here's how it works and why I think it's the right platform
for publishing my self-produced comic, 'CyberSteel'. 


What is CyberSteel?


CyberSteel was born in 2009 after the collision of two evil minds: Thiefmarine and DocWendigo .
Set around 2030, CyberSteel is a urban spying, sci-fi and action story.
Kevin, is a university student from England and a computer hacker at night. In trouble with his exams, he luckily meets Alex, a geek who could help him in getting higher scores to impress his mommy. 
They become friends but Kevin struggles to make ends meet, so he steals dirty money from dubious current accounts to survive. 
In a flash, the two friends end up in some henchmen's sight, minions of a ruthless killer better known as Anger. 
You can read the full story for as low as 1$ a month on Patreon. 


How many CyberSteel books there will be?


Each volume is composed of 4 chapters of 25/27 pages each + a prologue. The whole comic consists of 7 volumes, around 90/110 pages each.

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What you get


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-If you pledge at least 1$  each Patron will get 3 pages per month in English and full colors
3 pages are not much for you? Don't worry! The number of pages will increase as soon as I'll reach the goals. At the end of the month you'll also get access to a ZIP folder with all the English pages. 


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-If you pledge at least 5$ you could read the comic in all the available languages (for now Italian and English), you'll have access to Resources, Linearts, WIPs, and exclusive Illustrations (the unpublished ones from the artbooks I'm preparing) and I'll follow you back on FB and/or Twitter (be sure to send me a PM in case you're interested in a follow back). PLUS you'll get access to a Dropbox folder each month, in case you missed some updates. :)
More languages will be unlocked as long as we reach the goal and Patrons will vote for the language to unlock first. At the end of the month you'll also get a link to a ZIP folder with the pages in all the available languages.

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-If you pledge at least 10$ you'll get all previous rewards, PLUS access to Tutorials and Step by Steps of my illustrations, occasional process videos, access to .PSD files, access to all the current .PDF Ebooks by Wendigo (value 8USD each, content may be +18), and you could decide the subject of the next Tutorial (painting, inking, etc.).



Premium tiers

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-If you pledge at least 15$ you'll get all 10$ rewards,
PLUS you'll get A3 posters from Wendigo
(contact me once you've selected your print).
Check out the PRINTS available here. 

You can purchase up to 3 prints at a time:
1 PRINT = 15$ 
2 PRINTS = 25$ 
3 PRINTS = 30$ 

Shipping in Europe and Mediterranean basin = INCLUDED!
 Shipping to Africa, America and Asia = +5$
Shipping to Oceania = +10$

Prints will be shipped once after the 15th of each month.


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-If you pledge at least 70$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards, 
PLUS you'll be Kevin's private t-shirt designer!!
Your logo/drawing/writing or your comic logo will appear on Kevin t-shirt for a whole scene (3/5 pages). 
I reserve the right to reject offensive/violent/political messages or drawings.
You (or your business) will be credited in the printed book. 


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-If you pledge at least 225$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards, 
PLUS Wendigo and GiorgiaLanza (who's CyberSteel colorist!) will create a commission just for you for private or commercial use, even for covers or self-publishing. (A4 size, 300 dpi, digital, in colors, preview of the sketch is included!).
Wendigo will do the lines and Giorgia will take care of the colors.


* Monthly Raffle - Patrons only*


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Each month I'm gonna select one of my current Patrons
and they will receive a 
inked bust from me (value 30$). 
Tickets number will depend on the amount you pledged for the current month and they'll increase your possibility to win.
I'm gonna extract the winner at the end of the month, and I'll deliver the drawing once each payment got through. 

Here's a small graph to explain how it works. 

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About the authors


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Wendigo and Thiefmarine have been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories since 2009.
Wendigo takes care of the drawings, from pencils to colors; Thiefmarine works on the plots. Both cooperate on scriptwriting and character designs.

Giorgia Lanza is an Italian comic artist and a digital colorist.


Our dream is...


To bring CyberSteel to life. Patreon will help Wendigo paying bills and paying the colorist during the creation process, that will last about 1,5 years for each CyberSteel volume.


Why Patreon and how it works?


We've chosen Patreon because it's the perfect platform to guarantee a regular publication to CyberSteel. At the moment, it's impossible for me to become a freelancer in my country. Hopefully, Patreon and Patrons will help me in getting the job I love.

You can donate any amount from 1$ to 225$ and you won't be charged until the 1st of the month. If you want to make a one-time donation, you can pledge to a Creator any amount and delete your pledge once you receive a verification email that your pledge was successfully charged. Just delete your pledge and you won't be charged again.


Hope everything is clear!

See you, space cowboys... ^-^


Skin by SimplySilent

A3 Posters Catalogue

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 4, 2015, 8:51 AM



Posters are ON SALE on my Storenvy

To order please open the images below and write the name of the deviation in your ORDER,
or copy/paste the deviation link.


It's raining men by DocWendigo  Hunted by DocWendigo  Special Guest by DocWendigo  If I was your Vampire by DocWendigo

  The day after by DocWendigo  Shadows will rise - Repaint by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="206745486"/>  Adoptable by DocWendigo 

Mature Content

Paris 1971 by DocWendigo
  Vortex 2015 by DocWendigo  The Water Element by DocWendigo  King of Dogs by DocWendigo

  Underwater Clock by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="258214307"/>  Razorblade Kiss by DocWendigo   Lady Winter by DocWendigo 

Deer God by DocWendigo  Punk by DocWendigo  The God of Time - painted by DocWendigo  The Witch by DocWendigo

<da:thumb id="293711979"/> 

Mature Content

I won't talk by DocWendigo
  Drain the blood by DocWendigo  Illusion of darkness and fire by DocWendigo 

 
Father and Son by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="315251933"/> 

Mature Content

Immor(t)al by DocWendigo
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FIRESTORM by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="326332473"/>  GodEatGod by DocWendigo  War Machine by DocWendigo 

Mature Content

Bloody Queen by DocWendigo
 

Mature Content

The Nobodies by DocWendigo
 

Mature Content

Wormboy by DocWendigo
  Necromancer by DocWendigo 

   Tier - T-shirt design by DocWendigo  Dust to dust by DocWendigo  Dusk of the jackals by DocWendigo  P R I D E by DocWendigo

  Empress Of Nightmares Splash by DocWendigo  Neon Punk by DocWendigo  Dark Ritual by DocWendigo  Enchanted forest by DocWendigo

<da:thumb id="371853741"/> <da:thumb id="379164865"/>  Drowning in this love by DocWendigo  Tribal by DocWendigo 

Till the last breath by DocWendigo  The day I lost my Faith by DocWendigo  Breathe by DocWendigo  Dead or Alive by DocWendigo

     The Prodigal Son by DocWendigo  Cry of the Black Birds by DocWendigo  A Bed of Roses by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="415493355"/>

  <da:thumb id="417928018"/>  Winding by DocWendigo  D O O M by DocWendigo  The Outer by DocWendigo

 

Mature Content

Battlefield by DocWendigo
  Bird Eat Bird by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="438842832"/>  Emanuel by DocWendigo

Summer's almost gone by DocWendigo  I wanna do bad things with you by DocWendigo 

Mature Content

WatchGod by DocWendigo
  The Slayer by DocWendigo 

<da:thumb id="461519960"/>  Ash and Shadows by DocWendigo  Your Space Invader - Repainted by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="485587591"/>
  
  <da:thumb id="485957650"/>  B L U E   H A Z A R D by DocWendigo  Doch nur ein Tier by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="491074091"/>

  <da:thumb id="496912803"/>  NO SMOKING by DocWendigo  I don't care if I die by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="510567201"/>

 <da:thumb id="513062196"/>  Pink Paint by DocWendigo  GreenHazard by DocWendigo  B R O F I S T by DocWendigo

Mature Content

Cupio Dissolvi by DocWendigo
  CyberSteel #2 - Alex by DocWendigo  No End by DocWendigo <da:thumb id="576890823"/>


Skin by SimplySilent

I'm searching for a Collab partner!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 18, 2015, 7:58 AM


I need to color other people lines for the sake of practice and Portfolio purpose! :D 

RULES:
- Lines should be clean and on a different layer, if you can. 
- I'm searching for .PSD or .SAI files.
- Illustrations OR cover art only.
- No complicated background.
- No comic pages.
- No nudity. 
- To apply just leave a comment below with a link to you lines. If you don't want to share them, just drop me a note.
- You'll be credited for your work, obviously. 
- This is NOT and art trade. I will do it for free and I'm free to decide which lines I like the most.

Thanks for your time!



Skin by SimplySilent

Some talented artists you should follow

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 17, 2015, 4:07 PM


Another feature because I discovered (and re-discovered) many talented artist lately here on dA! :dummy:
You should take a look at their galleries. ^-^

Dude sketch by WieldstheKey  Blackstar: Rezin bust by WieldstheKey  Cloud Head- Penn expression 1 by WieldstheKey
by WieldstheKey 

Guardian by LiLaiRa  Commission for Cptn Sylver by LiLaiRa  Commission for Velkss by LiLaiRa
by LiLaiRa 


silver dragon by bayardwu  Fall- by bayardwu  Little Cannibal Plant by bayardwu
by bayardwu 


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by Capomontone 


White Sorceress by MrDream  Tarkan by MrDream  Lizard Watch by MrDream
by MrDream 


Nightrunners by RenRou 

Mature Content

smart title by RenRou
  Stolen - page 106 (English) by RenRou
by RenRou 


20141018 Smoke by kasai  Bushou Chronicle by kasai  Tink - empersand by kasai
by kasai 


50 Shades of Gay by FidisART  The Power Of Love by FidisART  Non ho che questo amore by FidisART
by FidisART 


Eternal Schism - League of Legends contest winner by Roboto-kun  sorceress by Roboto-kun  City View by Roboto-kun
by Roboto-kun 


Fleur de la Vie by Zolaida  Zombea by Zolaida  Eurydia by Zolaida 
by Zolaida 


Mission 1: The Cyber Thief (cont.) by madspartan013  We Are Mercenary: Lounge by madspartan013  We Are Ready by madspartan013
by madspartan013 


Soufflevent by Coliandre  Queen by Coliandre  Dark Fairies Wood by Coliandre
by Coliandre 


[THOR2] redsteam 2d enviro Vanaheim-Lv3 WIP01 by 0BO  Monk by 0BO  the son of sand by 0BO
by 0BO 


Fallen Prince by rynisyou  Will Graham by rynisyou  
rynisyou 


Joni adventures by EdCid  En el Bosque de Craneos by EdCid  Big Hivons by EdCid
by EdCid 


Skin by SimplySilent

Some news about Commissions!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 11, 2015, 6:27 AM


YUP! I'm no longer taking commissions via Patreon, bad experience.
I'm explaining it briefly...

- I always reserved the right to decline a commission, and Patreon doesn't allow me.

- Patreon keeps a high percentage over my work and I lost over 40$ last month. I think it will be fair if I keep using Paypal to get payment from commissions, otherwise I won't be able to pay the colorist. My colorist get 50€ each page.

- I don't think it's fair if CyberSteel reaches the first goal with my additional work for commissions. I created Patreon for CyberSteel and I want to reach my goals with people interested in this comic. I'm explaining this... I mean one month I could get 5 commissions. With 5 commissions maybe I'll reach the first goal of 550$, next month noone could afford a commission and I get 0$, because 5 persons only wanted a commission from me.
Also with 5 commissions a month it'll be hard to guarantee   4 pages a month, since I'm still working on another comic, 'Outwards'.

I just tried and it didn't work.


This month I'll be offering .PSD and tutorials for 10$ Patrons and I hope people could find something interesting on there even if they're not interested in the comic, and Exclusive illustrations, and unpublished works for my 5$+ Patrons. ^-^

And we're preparing a motion graphic video with original music to promote our page! :)

I made a sketch account on here too.
Take a look. ^-^

:iconjaredkeith::iconjaredkeith::iconjaredkeith:




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New benefits for my Patrons!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 2, 2015, 9:10 AM


My first month on Patreon is about to end, and Patrons who supported me there are about to get charged. :)
This means some slots will be available very soon and people could commission me again!

I'll be opening 3 slots for February and a little more in case I have spare free time ( I guess not?).

Anyway HERE COMES THE POINT! RAFFLE!!
Raffle Ticket by DocWendigo
I'll be doing a raffle from now on, on Patreon. 
Each month I'm gonna select one of my current Patrons
and they will receive a 
inked bust from me (value 30$).
 

Tickets number will depend on the amount you pledged for the current month and they'll increase your possibility to win.
I'm gonna extract the winner at the end of the month, and I'll deliver the drawing once each payment got through. 

Here's a small graph to explain how it works.
Raffle by DocWendigo

So basically if you offered 1 to 4$ you'll get one ticked, if you offered 5 to 9 $ you'll get 2 tickets etc.

If you have any other question feel free to ask.
Here's my Patreon page: www.patreon.com/Wendigo


Skin by SimplySilent

Where to find more of my stuff!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:41 PM


From now on I'll be posting my sketches, selfies and commissions mostly on:


MY FACEBOOK PAGE

MY TUMBLR SKETCHBLOG

MY INSTAGRAM

MY PATREON CREATIONS FOLDER


And thanks to the ones who replied to my last Poll. >3< Loves ya! :heart:


Skin by SimplySilent

How to get noticed on deviantART

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 25, 2015, 6:21 PM


Hi there! 



People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but  the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years. 

Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.

I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!

So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.
Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints. ;)
They worked for me but they may not work for you.

And now that you have a dA account...


What should you do?



► POST  FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLY
Your first post should be a finished work, no matter if in black and white or not, just post something finished in you gallery. It will be your portfolio. If you want your audience to see your sketches there's a section named 'Scrapbook' in which you can post them or either Tumblr is a good platform too. People should find your art interesting. Reply to this question: 'Would I watch myself?' 'Is my art good enough?' If the answer is 'YES' then you may have the qualifications to be noticed by the Community. If you don't like your art yourself, I suggest you to take art classes trying to improve your art or try with different media. Everybody can be good at art, you just have to practice everyday. Never give in! 

BE CREATIVE
Do your best to improve your art and to find other and better ways to do art. This site is full of amazing tutorials to learn how to draw digitally or traditionally, or to approach new techniques. Also, a periodically checking of this amazing dA section called What's hot could waken your creativity. Just remind you don't have to copy others to be creative: always keep you style and you'll go far!

► BE ACTIVE
Post something every week. If you can't do it (busy with work, or school), keep your watchers updated with a journal or post an ID. 

► REPLY TO COMMENTS AND NOTES
This doesn't mean you have to spam other people pages with a 'thank you for the fav' comment. Just reply to other people comments in your main page or deviations. Your watchers should become attached to you and you should love them.

► KEEP YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AWAY (FROM dA JOURNALS)
Ok, journals may be 'personal' but, please, don't use them to say you're ill, you got a haircut, you visited your relatives... It's preferable to make new art for similar news, like doing a self portrait with your new haircut, maybe. Everybody may read your personal stuff and this is not good for your reputation (even if you had great time), use Twitter for that. A good thing is to share  your reached goals with your watchers, though. 'I graduated', 'I got a job', 'I made an exhibition' are things your watchers die to know! They want you to be flawless to their eyes. 

► USE dA FORUM
Get in touch with other Deviants. Always keep in mind this is a Community and if you don't watch or comment on other people's work, then they may never noticed you and your art. My best choice, when I wasn't popular was posting my art in the Deviation ThumbShare section of the Forum, in which you can share your Thumbs and see other people's artworks. 

► MAKE GIVEAWAYS AND CONTESTS
People would love to be paid or win prices for drawing your OCs or either participate in a Themed Challenge with prizes, or either win something without doing anything. So do it! And don't forget to encourage/require people to put a link to your journal in their entry comment. 

► JOIN GROUPS
Absolutely join dA groups and put art in them! Some groups are really big, they have over 1000 watchers and they could help you increasing your audience exponentially. Check out dA groups HERE

► SHARE RESOURCES WITH PEOPLE
Be kind and share some tutorials, steps by steps, color palettes, poses, Photoshop actions or brushes, bases, Memes, wallpapers, with the community. :) People will be really grateful and you will learn a lot from them, especially if you shared poses and anatomical references. 

► SUGGEST DAILY DEVIATIONS AND BROWSE ART
Please do! Really. To get people interested in your art, you should be interested in art first! Be an active art enthusiast, fave and comment over other people's work and do it with pleasure.

► DO ART FEATURES
Yes, same as above. Show people you care about other artists and quality art. Spread the love! People are here for the art and they'll thank you if you'll show them new good artists to follow.

TAKE COMMISSIONS
Question yourself as an artist. Take commissions and show Deviants what you can do when you're out of your comfort zone.

NEVER STARTS FLAMES
If you have something to say to a user never say it in public. Send them a note instead. Being polite is the best way to coexist in a huge community like this one. People opinions may differ. If you and another user don't think the same, just politely explain your opinion and if they don't understand/respect it, well... No trouble! You can always deal with them in private or either block them. 

INVEST IN A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
And you won't be disappointed! You can change your main page appearance, which is really good to impress your audience. Furthermore, you won't see ADs, you can change your username (I did!), your Sta.sh storage increases of 8GB, you can view your Stats (which is really important in case you want to build a consistent audience), you can set your own royalties over your prints and have a 10% discount over prints in general, creating a dA Portfolio and much more.

GET AN APPEALING AVATAR
An avatar is like 'your face' on dA community, so it should rather represent a picture or your face or a detail of your best artwork. Pixel art avatars are cute, but they always disappear in the ocean.

RESPECT dA RULES
Yep. I forgot to write it before but yes, you should also respect rules. Like... never post +18 art or you'll be banned, not even in your Sta.sh! Always flag your nudity with 'mature content' (I learned it the hard way...).
Read dA rules in case you're in trouble.

DO FANARTS (BUT NOT TOO MANY)
Even if I do NOT encourage this method to get watchers, this is absolutely the best way to get them. I didn't use it, though, because it's a double-edged sword... People may not like the fandom you're in. People may get bored of your work quickly. People may ask you if you can do something 'that's really yours'. Do you want to get noticed for your originality or because 'you made that awesome fanart of Korra, OMG!'? It's up to you.


I think it's enough for now. :)
I really hope you can find it's useful somehow. :tardgrinn: 


Skin by SimplySilent
Yay guys! Today I woke up to discover I got my 4th DD!!
I totally didn't expect it, and I want to thank :iconginryuzaki: and :icontehangelscry: for the feature!

I'm so happy this picture got a DD because of the feelings behind the drawing and mainly because it's my first DD involving characters from my CyberSteel story, I'm currently uploading this comic on Patreon, but you may know it already. :dummy:

Here's the lucky illustration!!

I don't care if I die by DocWendigo

Also I want to let you know I've uploaded my latest illustrations as prints and merchandise on Society6. 
Check them out!

16957934 15268182-sknmba11 Pm by DocWendigo  16956711 10385135-iphone6 Pm by DocWendigo
16957383 10796947-plwfr2 Pm by DocWendigo  16957157 1702878-bagtote16 Pm by DocWendigo



Another feature!

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 6:23 AM
Oh hello guys again!
I want to let you know I commissioned an awesome artist lacrimode and I want to share the result with you. :heart:
Mark and Stefan by lacrimode

And here are some other works from her, she's really talented!
From My Beloved by lacrimode
Fiend Portrait: Blue by lacrimode  Mizuki (Dramatical Murder) by lacrimode


dA featured my calendar!

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 4:23 PM
Not sure if you guys noticed it, but I've been featured in a dA official journal by @techgnotic with my 2015 calendar. 
I'm so happy!
Here's the article.
2015 DeviantArt Calendars

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The year’s last gift—that you save for yourself!
This year my pick for the boldest, most beautiful and most imaginative wall calendar for the New Year has to be The-SixthLeafClover 2015 Zodiac Dragons Calendar.
Whether you’re a dra

I laughed so hard at the description:
Twelve sultry pinups of characters that wouldn’t be out of place in True Blood. Twelve men who your mothers would definitely not want you to date, but she might be tempted herself.

HAHA! It suits my work perfectly, right? :lmao:

And thanks to all my new watchers and Patrons! :dummy:

Also have a little feature to celebrate Epiphany!
Journey #4 by Nastasja007 couple by Ni-nig <da:thumb i