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*Dumps a bunch of art on you people* :>

Friendly remonger that if you want to follow my work with more regular updates etc, I'm a lot more active on other sites - DA is kind of a shell of what it once was, and most people I follow have either left, or just also post on other sites where I'm following them as well (and where I prefer the format.)

I still post here sometimes though I guess because heck.

(Many of these other sites handle multi-image formats much better which is great for showing more process, sketch work, variations, etc. If you want those extra deets but prefer to stay on DA, I try to remember to link the full posts in the art descriptions, so make sure to check those!)

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MortyciaHearse Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018   Photographer
One day I might sign up for another place especially if you're there and others I know are. For now I will stay here but I will keep Insta and Artstation in mind. :nod:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing, let me know! :>
eightyator Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That artstation website is beautiful! I've got maaaybe ten drawings which are good enough to consider posting there. What's the community like? More professional and less pornographic than DA? If so, I am in love already. 
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
No drama, no bullshit, no weird DA porn/fetish shit, just art! (They are very strict on porn. See in the rules, here!… )

It's a different kind of community though, I'd say in a way it's a lot less interactive, but those folks who want to interact with their crowd more usually look to the social media sites anyway in addition to their art page. Instagram is surprisingly popular for the concept art crowd - I follow almost exclusively artists/designers on there, so every time I go check it, it's like "N I C E."

A social site like that can also be good to post roughs etc, since it's generally advised to only upload complete works, or complete works + process on ArtStation - it's really more of a portfolio site. Industry pros are often snooping around and it's also meant to find those people jobs as well.

There is some adult content on there, but I almost never run into it (there are filters for it too, and it's usually just naked ladies or something. No porn allowed!) Its design revolves around putting the best work up front, and they do a way better job of it than DA does - granted, ArtStation is a smaller and much more specific crowd. You won't really find fandoms/communities on there like you do here and on other more social sites. For non-industry people, it's just a really great place to see the newest and best stuff that's coming out of that crowd, and it's just super inspiring stuff! Every time I log on it's like "damn, this stuff is good. Dang I need to get BETTER" and I just don't get that on DA.

I've found novice and students on there as well though, and many just make watcher accounts. 

The formatting is soooo nice though. Something that I struggle with on DA is that it treats every upload the same - one image per post. So it feels like "aight you should only post polished work." But sketches can be cool too, and people love to see process as well - I like that ArtStation does multi-image posts so I can have sketches in their own upload dumps, or as process sub-sets of a more finished piece, plus post variations, etc!!
eightyator Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! I don't mind DA's format - it's actually a big reason why I hang around here. However, I have the hardest time finding groups which don't have some kind of dirty content. Even within the so-called "living machine community," I really only interact with about 40% of the artists, and there are a select few people who I actively avoid. ((I use the term community loosely because there are several very different groups of people here: actual aviators and passionate aviation enthusiasts... versus fetish artists of all kinds)).

There's so much talent on artstation; I'd probably only upload my best work (which is maybe 15 pictures at the moment). My photography isn't high enough quality, and all the old drawings which I post here to show progress would stay on DA. My master plan is to start an educational comic series -staring living airplanes- and post it to Instagram and maybe Facebook. I'll then include links to my full gallery on DA and my best work/ portfolio on artstation. 

I'm not a professional artist, however, when I interview to be a pilot, I'd love for airlines to see my online footprint and think, "This girl is more passionate about this industry than anybody else we could possibly hire!" And if I can share my passion with others, I'd be so happy! ...and for obvious reasons, DA is not the only website I should be using for that task. 

So thanks for posting that link - I'm not sure if I would've found it on my own. 
grompe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
Oh, ArtStation is very nice because it has detailed RSS and that is easy to follow!
The rest are social networks and aren't nearly as easy.
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah for just the work itself, ArtStation is the best site for that!
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Student Filmographer
all websites become shells, you can blame normie culture for that
Peter-117 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sticking with DA. I only follow you here on DA.
draenei-friend Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ditto! :la:
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