I don't think it's necessarily about doing anything right or wrong. I've been on here for years too and have very few views or comments. I am not very active, though. I think word of mouth is always better than any amount of participating in forums, groups or sharing. Make great stuff and people will talk. Also know that many of those who have so many views and comments are also those who have a name OUTSIDE of DA.
Most people on Deviantart don't get a lot of attention. Definitely join the groups/submit your work to groups, show your stuff in thumbshare, chat in the forums to make friends, etc. It's not easy, and it seems kind of silly to put in work at making deviantart friends just for comments. But my friends here offer a lot of helpful feedback on my work, and support me when I'm having difficulties with pieces. Make friends for the feedback, not just to get comments or faves!
Blackrosekane89Featured By OwnerJan 23, 2013Professional General Artist
Its not good to be an attention whore, but it is nice to get comments and advice once and a while.
Deviation thumb share is a great place to share your work and get feedback. I've met some pretty cool people there too. You get what you put in. Spend time giving feedback, a lot of times people return the favor. Only post your best work. When I post something new that's much better it gets more views and comments.
You tend to loose watchers if you start a new account, or change your username.
Join clubs, work on skills, do things ouside of your comfort zone. Pulling more people to your DA page will take doing things differently than you have done them in the past. Changing your DA account will not change your art, or how you are doing things. And it takes time to build up watchers, so in the short term you would loose watchers.
lol yea i get that, i dont think i would even like making a new account as i have said i have had this one for 5 going 6 years just would not feel right lol,
im doing new things all the time, like i have now started to my grate discomfit drawing (doodling) on both sides of my sketch book, im pushing my self to fill the page instead of starting a new one, working without a rubber, ~,~ as i know for a big fact, drawing backgrounds, landscapes and coloring are one of my down falls, i know there not in my comfort zone, though its not that i care about drawing them ~,~ just kind of put them off, then dont want to add them at all coz i might wreck something,
Despite there being ways of getting more favs and comments, I think the more important question is: what is your ultimate goal? Do you hope to someday become big and wellknown? Or do you just like the attention? Ask yourself this, and if it happens to be that you have dreams of becoming really really good then the better way to receive more favs/comments is to just make stellar looking art. This requires intensive training on the artist's part. But bottomline is: Good art get's attention regardless, you can promote it a little but if it's good then people are always likely to show appreciation.
Think about it this way: What makes YOU comment on a piece?
Finished works are far more interesting than linearts. Especially if they also have a background. I need to work on this myself as well. However even pics with no background will grab far more attention if you color and shade them properly. It looks like you put effort into them. I think my "Winter Breeze" pic has grabbed the most attention and I'm guessing it's because it looks like a finished pic. It was for a Christmas card so I wanted it to really look good. Those kind of things show and make people interested.
I wouldn't worry though. I never get any comments either. Just strive to be better and finish as many works as possible. But do it yourself and not for the audience.
lol yes i need to work on getting things done, ~,~ yes i think i know what you mean, my picture "Poison... Saku...ra" is my most viewed and fav'ed though i feel my best picture is "My MaDnEsS rEvEaLeD" also with that poison sakura picture, i did it 2 years ago now, my style has improved allot sins then, though ~,~ every now and then still getting fav'ed lol
yea im trying not to think about it lol, and im trying to finish more work also, i think i might branch into doing more work with pencils as i can take them anywhere with me i can keep working were ever i am lol,
sorry if i have some typos there my cats going nuts cuddling me ~,~
Most of the time, you need to look finished to get more comments. YOur art work, doesn't look finished. You only slapped a base color on so far.
I can see you got pen work, and at least a sense of good base colors, but nothing else.
Its also doing something that people like and then doing it repeatedly. Your competing with many people on deviant art, for attetion, and you should ask yourself, why should I watch you?
Going back to competing, you also have to do some leg work to get you notice, since Deviant art is a social network. Start speaking more and don't expect people to come to your page everytime, especially if you are just starting out.
yes i know, i start off knowing what i want to draw though i get to a point after i upload a pencil and well kind of kills my mood when no one has looked at what ever it is, ~,~ i really should unless i dont plan to color it no upload till im finished coloring,
sorry but what do you mean by pen work? i mean its a little ambiguous could mean pencil lineart or ink work, sorry for lame question lol.
Either you really get up and advertise your work, or you should care about it too much at all. It should be at this point since your art is not everything that everyone likes, you shouldn't worry to much and let do more of the art talking and do less advertising. Your art speaks the most about your page.
Your line art. Sorry I keep mixing line art and pen.
If you want comments, you have to do a bit of work for them. Posting in the forums, like the Thumbshare forum, and in groups increase the chance of your art getting looked/commented at. Sometimes they have comment-for-comment type threads there. Also, leaving comments for others is important too, especially if you take the time to write more than just "Cool!!! :D".
As for a fresh account, that's up to you to decide if you think it's worth it, I suppose. :I
never really thought about going into the forum to well show off, lol though i might do that sounds like a good idea at least, i try to never leave a "Cool" comment then again my problem is unless i use stop point, i tend to never shut up lol.
i would rather not go into making another account, i mean i have had this account for going on 6 years lol.