Definitely how well someone draws. No one starts out good (practice makes perfect after all) and sorry if I sound like a dick for saying this but if a drawing is just two blobby circles with a face and boobs I can't fap to it. That's not to say all blob art is bad, as I've seen plenty that I've enjoyed but I do find that much of it is poorly drawn smut that only those with the least amount of standards could wank off to.
And just to clarify in case I accidentally upset anyone, simplistic=/=bad. A drawing doesn't have to be extravagantly drawn to be good, it just has to be...good.
Of coarse this is coming from someone who can't draw for shit.
I didn't vote because frankly to me the ideal artist is someone who just makes good work, doesn't matter even if the posts are frequent, that's just the bonus. But so long as they produce good work, that's what matters. ~ B
I think that the idea behind this poll (and so many others that phrase questions like this) is fundamentally flawed. The problem, as I see it, is that each factor is important and you cannot say one is necessary without the other. That is to say if someone draws a really fat character but lacks a large amount of skill, the picture might be hard to enjoy. Same with the inverse; if someone draws really well but the character is barely chubby would not great either.
This would mean that the question shouldn't be "Which is the most important?" but "Where is the right balance?". Proof that this is true is that there are plenty of artists that are not the absolute greatest or draw the fattest characters, yet still produce decent and enjoyable pictures.
In the end, an increase in either fatness or skill level will naturally also increase enjoyability, but both are needed for the greatest amount of it.
I strongly agree with this. I think it's T-F's way of asking whether people agree with his recent "no blobs" rule, but it's couched in loaded language with regards to ability. Anyone can draw extremely fat characters, a circle with a head and stick legs/arms can be huge and take about 15 seconds of effort. But you can draw big blobs well, it's not like they're mutually exclusive. I don't much enjoy his recent content (personal preference, I like really big ones) but that hardly means I don't enjoy characters drawn well.
Oh gods above, skill, please. It's one of the reasons you're literally my favorite FA artist. You make gorgeous, delightfully squishy looking characters and you do it PERFECTLY. If making characters of a larger size meant that quality and skill went to shit, it wouldn't be even remotely worth it.
The skill is most important, I believe. If someone just draws a ball and planet earth next to it it's super fat but not really arousing or anything like that. However, if you are a skilled artist you should definitely use your skills to draw fat women. Yes.
With talent comes versatility, and thus the ability to draw girls at a wider viriety of sizes and shapes (no pun intended lol). Thing is, you can try drawing bigger girls regardless of your skill level, but you can't draw at a higher skill level regardless of how big the girl is. What I mean is: Quality has a more lasting value over size. At least that's what I think. xD
For me it's the quality of art and the person in question. I like well executed art and I like nice people.
But, I also try to support less talented artists who show potential of getting better at what they do. Not everyone starts off great, and some of them get better over time. Likewise, some people start off great and just keep getting better.
I don't support people who act like jerks or just operate from a template.
Rather disappointing and depressing how FA artists' watchers just want to see how big they can make a person. Part of the reason I don't really have that big of an actual audience myself, but I'd rather be content with what I have now than be salty over what I don't have. After all, sometimes it really isn't as glamorous or wonderful as it may sound.
Content should be irrelevant to skill level. Though I will say that perhaps my current skill is a 6/10 or 7/10 at most, it shouldn't have much to do with popularity. I've seen artists with slightly more basic drawing styles garner views by the thousands in a mere day, though it may also be because they produce more art in the meantime. At the same time, there are some artists who produce more advanced artwork and barely manage to garner 100 views in a week.
For me, it's not so much my art or how it looks or even who's included in it; it's just the fact that I produce art so inconsistently that my watchers' attentions are bound to shift to other artists over time. It's something I really need to break myself out of, but often times I find myself with neither the energy nor the inspiration to draw much, and thus my tablet sits upon my computer desk, just collecting dust.
And the reason why I hardly draw outside of commissions, trades, collabs, requests, and other stuff for people is because I have nothing that I want to work on personally. Often times, I'm trying to do something for other people, even doing projects in which others are able to participate, yet never receive that much of a turn-out and usually end up not meeting a quota. That's one of the reasons why many of my past projects have never really took off.
But yeah, it's not a question what or why, it's of how. In my case, it's how often I draw, and I'd have to say not often as I wish.
I wasn't talking about your skill level when I was talking about how you only do OCs, I was stating one of the reasons behind you not having much of a following. But it does and should have an effect on popularity. And what do they draw, OCs or Copyrighted? The ones who don't get that many likely don't move around the community leaving posts here and there.
Dude, this is the DA part of the fetish community mostly everybody watches whoever and never separate til the artist starts doing things they don't care for.
I'm not sure why this paragraph is even a thing, didn't even say anything about all that.
As I've said before, that's not the reason, you need to get better, make something to grab peoples attention, and advertise by spreading your presence around. Just hovering around RPing while not having a proper hold on human anatomy isn't gonna get you much of anything beyond a few fans a chunk of request hunters.