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Rachel H White
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How to get noticed on deviantART

How to get noticed on deviantART

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 t



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My Bio
I am a writer/artist of various types of speculative fiction but mostly modern fantasy. I have loved magic, and the people and creatures who live with it and use it, all my life, and writing and drawing these people in modern environments makes it all the more real to me. I also like to add an element of Darkness and horror, as well as science fiction, for "flavor". I am fascinated with everything from unicorns and dragons to vampires and demons. As an artist I enjoy working in most any medium, but my favorites are pencil and digital painting.

Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Favorite genre of music: ROCK (anything other than rap or country)
Favorite style of art: Pre-Raphaelite, modern fantasy illustration, Surrealism
MP3 player of choice: Pandora
Favorite cartoon character: Ada Lovelace on 2D Goggles webcomic!
Personal Quote: Writing is almost like putting together a puzzle, only it's more like taking a bunch of old family home movies, photographs, scrapbooks, and a dollhouse, and splicing them together, digitally retouching and altering them, dubbing in celebrity voices, and hand-writing the credits until you've made them into a major motion picture.

Favourite Visual Artist
Brom, Michael Whelan
Favourite Movies
Interview With the Vampire, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lady in the Water, many more...
Favourite TV Shows
Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Sherlock, Gotham, Penny Dreadful, many more...
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, Incubus, Muse, many many more...
Favourite Books
Dark Tower series by S. King, Sandman graphic novels, many more...
Favourite Writers
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, many more...
Favourite Games
Rock Band; Ron D&D (don\'t ask) :) STarting to learn World of Darkness
Favourite Gaming Platform
kitchen table with little figures; Wii
Tools of the Trade
mostly digital painting/drawing; also pencil, colored pencils, ink, acrylic paint
Other Interests
fantasy/sci-fi/horror writing, art, books, movies, webcomics & graphic novels
Hey! I have an Etsy shop! WhiteTigerDarkDragon is up with holiday cards and gifts featuring original fantasy art.
Going back to freelance work so hopefully will have more presence here and other social media. Feelin' more than a little out of touch.
If anyone's interested, I have a new blog in addition to the Higher Dark blog: The Wild Path of the Indie Shamanka. Not a lot of my own artwork, but throwing more of my crazy ideas out there for all to see: https://pathofshamanka.wordpress.com/

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ValadjHobbyist General Artist
Hi, thank u very much for the favorite :D
Mutated-SushiProfessional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave :iconkakapoplz:
Lion-Heart-StudioProfessional Photographer
Thanks for the favs
RachelHWhiteProfessional General Artist
Much welcome! Your photos are all so beautiful!
Thank you for the favourite (:
Thanks for everything!