Food for thought.
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 stra
Edit:: 11.12.12 --Requests currently closed-- Sorry! I've got some big projects lined up for now!
Original Message:: Yo! I am open for requests! Here's the deal-- I've been doing small drawings every morning, and I'd love to draw someone else's requests for a change, lest I just keep drawing the same stuff over and over.
This is a limited time offer! I can't promise that I'll draw everything requested of me, but I should be able to get through at least a couple... How about.... I'll accept three requests for now! But you can request anything, and I may get to it later. :) Soon, I'll be opening up for commissions instead of requests!
I have a question.... Do you show art that you make, that you know could be better?
I'm trying to do this daily drawing challenge... but I'm kind of torn about showing the results because I know they're not the best I can do. Where do you draw the line? At a certain number of hours having worked on it? A minimum amount of time spent, perhaps? There are so many factors.
I'm thinking of putting them all in my scraps. They should be safe there (away from too many eyes). Hah! What a weird way of putting it. I guess I just need to decide if I want people seeing them or not.
I think the point of this challenge, anyway, is to just DO it. I know