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Promoting Art on Facebook?

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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
I do have some art posted on my facebook page for my friends to see and I know that some of my friends have facebook pages dedicated to their art alone. I would like to ask anyone tat's ever promoted their artwork on facebook if it's effective or not.
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:iconkelii:
Kelii Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My art has it's own page, but it hasn't been effective yet :( i don't really know how to promote it.
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Apache1322 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Of course it is effective to some extent. It depends how much effort you actually put into promoting the artwork itself. I personally post my work on my main facebook page as well as my business page. We live in the modern age and social media is the way of spreading the word nowadays. Whether it be Twitter, Facebook, dA, Flickr, Red Bubble, Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogger, Instagram (shall I go on), etc....
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for replying, this was helpful :)
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
at your level, you should be more focused on practicing your art than promoting it. once you get good, you won't have to promote it - it will promote itself.
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
thank you :)
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I don't have a facebook for my art but i do post on my facebook what i am working on now. I think that facebook is a great tool for artist, i follow many artist on my facebook. Its an amazing tool to get people from all over to view your art. I would say follow some of your favorite artist and see what they do..... what their posting, how they get people to go to their site and comment/like. It may help you understand how to use facebook for your art. I do that with a lot of sites i follow very popular artist and see what their doing and whats working for them.
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:iconcityprincess01:
cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
this was helpful. thanks!
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:iconcourtneylynnwashburn:
CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
I am glad....Your very welcome :)
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chopper481 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I've used facebook a couple of times. Usually my friends will take a peek to see what I've done, but only three or four people probably care. But hey, any bit helps.
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. You're better off with tumblr.
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
I have one but I haven't posted anything yet!
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well then ;)
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TakemaKei Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a facebook page for art. Not only posting art, but also works in progress and sketches. But I dont get much response, mostly because most of my friend's are either not interested, or not active.
as for effectiveness, its a bit harder as you have a higher variety of people in there, and maybe only a handful that is interested in art in general. Its easy for people in deviantart to talk about art, but its easy to be covered in all sorts of conversations in facebook.
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Damian-Blaze Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some designers have Youtube channels where they do tutorials and they get a bunch of subscribers and fans on Facebook because of it.
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
That is very good advice..... Tutorials always get me its a great great grabber.
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Damian-Blaze Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It definitely is and it also gives a chance for the subscribers and fans to interact with the artists more. I've seen Youtube channels do giveaways and contests on their Facebook pages. Sometimes they ask the subscribers and fans for input and what types of tutorials would they like to see. It's a really good way to put yourself out there. It also brings more traffic to your website, as well.
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draze Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I have a facebook page for my art, but I generally use it for my ramblings. I post things here and there, but Im not very active right now.

As far as reaching new people... somewhat? it depends on who follows you and how willing to spread the page they are. Like, my mom shares some postings, so I have a small group of older ladies she works with that have liked the page, although I am sure they dont understand what I am about.
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wicked-fairytale Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have a facebook fan page for my artwork and it has been very successful for promoting my work: [link]

The trick to it is to engage your audience, let them in on your process, show interest in them and not just in your own work. IMO Facebook is one of the best methods to promoting yourself on social media.
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
thank you for replying :) this was helpful!
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:iconwicked-fairytale:
wicked-fairytale Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got a facebook, but I mainly use it as an information channel, where I dump sketches and provide info about the conventions I'm at.
DA is more for finished artworks, I think.
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xNatje Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Social networks are good for spreading your name. I do it aswell.. not that is really a professional way, but you can reach more people.
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nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have a Facebook page. Not sure what you mean by "effective", but I've gotten over 800 fans on it.
Yeah you should definitely have a Facebook page because not everyone interested in following your work has a deviantART account.
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I agree.... DA is more for artist, people that are just viewers aren't as likely to make a DA account. Where as everyone has FB
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nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, and it's more likely people on Facebook will actually be interested in buying your work :)
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very true
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
I would think that 800 fans is very effective!
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a group, too :) I have reached more people than before I made it :)
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:iconcityprincess01:
cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
nice :)
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Bolainmarsh7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I've had amazing turn outs for installation shows thanks to facebook. It's a great way to promote pretty much anything. I think this is the only reason why I've kept mine for so long.
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
thanks for replying.
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MrEkul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I post most of my stuff to Facebook. It's a great marketing and network tool. Plus it also strokes my ego when everyone likes it :D
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WilWhalen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's far less effective than it used to be with Facebook's new 'sponsored' posts thing. That is, unless you're willing to pump money in.

So pretty much no, it's not going to expand your reach. I doesn't hurt to have one if you have the time to dedicate to making it something actually worth following, but if you're just cross-posting from DA/Twitter/Tumblr/every other social media thing, it isn't worth the extra effort imo.
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't take it too seriously, this is where I try and get my main exposure.
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I just sort of have one for fun. As in a Facebook fan page.
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I have one...it's...kind of effective? hahaha
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
I'm talking about if it gives you more attention/pageviews/etc.
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CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
you would really have to market your self. as with anything you cant just make a FB and sit there waiting for people to come. The more you put in the more you get out of it. I say make one......If you feel like its not working for you Delete it but you wont know whats going to happen until you try it.
Good Luck :)
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Only to whoever is already watching you
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