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January 18, 2013
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No watchers :(

:iconplushie84:
plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I am sick of this place. No one understands my work enough to even watch me. Some people have hundreds of watchers and I haven't even got one.

Is there something wrong with my work or should I just give it more time?
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:iconleafyloo:
leafyloo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Be patient. If you really want to get watchers why not submit your stuff to groups?
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:iconmiletich2:
miletich2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can't just expect to get watchers right away. You gotta pour more effort into your work to get the attention you're asking for and not bitch about it.
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:iconkiwi-punch:
Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconwhothehellcaresplz:
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:iconlankss:
Lankss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
youve only been here for a week
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:iconfashtag:
fashtag Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This dude is obviously a troll.
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:iconepulson:
Epulson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're obviously a talented one. I like you already. I could give you a watch, but I'm too impatient to even take a look on +Watch button, on your profile page. Sorry, I need to get going. Cheers!
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:iconevilsyndicatemember:
evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Lol, you just joined this week. Troll. :stare:
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:iconnonecansee:
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Whether you're a real troll or an internet-naive person, I'll give you some attention which is possibly TL;DR to you. Don't worry, I'll know if you TL;DR-ed by your reply, if you do.

You can't expect watchers to look at your profile the moment you make an account. You must make yourself known, make a reputation and frankly, a complaint thread such as this is giving me the impression you are impatient, full of yourself and someone who doesn't really want to work hard for something he wants (I've seen your gallery). Is that the kind of reputation you want? Maybe you're even 13 but that's speculation already. When I first came to dA, I didn't wade in the forums much and after 2 years, I saw there was a forum for the purpose of welcoming new deviants. Have you swung by that place yet? Maybe you should so people will know you exist and welcome you appropriately. Maybe some people will even be your watchers.

The one thing I see wrong with your 'works,' if you call them that, is because it's not referencing international popculture (or at least the popculture that is known by about 90% of dA users). Attempt to dabble in popular fandoms because that's an easy way to get the attention of a certain audience. If making 9gag/4chan reference posters is your thing, use more known fandoms and characters.

You should definitely give it more time. If you don't upload any more works, you should learn to wait until you die. Why, you might ask? "I don't understand" you might say. Well, tell me, do you like watching a statue for so many years, waiting and hoping to see it move but you know it won't? That's what I mean. You have to be active. Watchers watch other people because they wait on new works by these people. Upload more of your works, share thumbnails in the thumbshare forums, ask people for critique, join contests, hold contests, etc. BE ACTIVE. That will get you watchers.

I promise, if you hold a raffle for 100 points or something like that, and have a requirement that people should watch you, you'll have about 10-15 watchers within 24 hours.

TL;DR
Do more stuff here, make yourself known. If you're still impatient in the next 5 minutes after attempting to read this, deactivate your dA account, make a 9gag/4chan/tumblr account and wallow in your temporary fame there.
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:iconplushie84:
plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I am not here for fame. I seek artistic recognition. I think my works are unique.
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:iconnonecansee:
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm sorry for sounding abrasive. It got me mildly annoyed that you're a new member and are sick of not having enough watchers.

I should've realized that I was like that once. After a while, I realized that I shouldn't my breath about it (meaning to say, when I started not to expect watchers and just focused on improving my work because I thought that I would get noticed if I improve myself more or upload more of my stuff). When I finally did get watchers, I knew they were legitimately watching me for my work and not because I was popular (and 1/4 of them are people I know and have interacted with IRL so, haha that helps too).

Remember: Watchers have the option of calling you their friend too. So be the friend you'd like to have. :shamrock:
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
:lol: He's a troll.
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:iconbrianmollinson:
BrianMollinson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I have to disagree. His work has a certain resonance.
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Exactly like yours. :pat:
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:iconfashtag:
fashtag Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Screw that Mollinson idiot. I just checked his page. He's a troll :lol:
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Wait... you're him. :stare:
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
He has like 100000000000 accounts with stuff like that. :p
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:iconnonecansee:
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Please define what "artistic recognition" is for you.

From what I know, and this is just based on elective-type classes I've taken in University on art studies and art appreciation, for something to be considered art, you need the interaction of three things:
1. art community
2. the artist
3. the academe/governing body over art theory

1. dA can suffice for this
2. That's you and your work which has to involve the community (theme, medium, collaboration, etc.) but be approved by the academe and be allowed to be displayed
3. This, I think, is fairly lacking here on dA. dA isn't a formal gallery. I apologize for not researching beforehand if the dA admin has a few academics but if they simply allow the categorization to be academic enough, then dA isn't a fully-fledged gallery. Heck, people upload pencil drawings and artdumps here and not put it in the scraps category (myself included). This is at most an informal gallery.

:twocents:-time
I don't think you'll get artistic recognition with 9gag-type typography. Witty, sure. Funny, maybe. In terms of skill and execution you can seriously do better.
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Plus you can get watchers in your 1st day, IF you know how!
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well 1st of all you get watchers by posting some stuff that are actually worth watchiong. Sorry to discourage you but Photoshop manipulations of the same picture (that I don't believe is even yours) will not bring you watchers.

Want an advice try to make some pixel art stuff, it's not rocket science.
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:iconnonecansee:
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
THIS!

Dear Thread-Maker, please read this:
Pixel art is a good idea. It takes time but it can get you places. Art is not about producing something in under 1 minute or meeting an imaginary demand. You can take as long as you need to BUT you need to effectively show that you've put effort into it. Also, it's fun to watch deviants who improve over time. You can really appreciate their improvement.

That or make fan art.
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconteheplz:
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:iconsauti-alamisi:
Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlapdanceplz:
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:iconwyntry:
Wyntry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
All I am saying is:
:iconlolmemeplz: + :iconsrslymemeplz:
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:iconreicheru-ketsueki:
Reicheru-Ketsueki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol just said this today
DO LOTS OFF STUFF!! dont just draw!! make TORNS of drawings and other things like paintings, animation and photography
widden your audience
that's what I do and thats how im where i am!
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:iconjohnnybedsores:
JohnnyBedSores Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You seem reasonably talented. Keep it up. I see a lot of myself in your work.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
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:iconstevehawking:
SteveHawking Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I have to disagree.
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:iconbrianmollinson:
BrianMollinson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Me too.
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:iconvi0letdreamer:
vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Photographer
I bet you're the same person...
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:icontherebornace:
TheRebornAce Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
joined today...and only have 4 deviations with some dude's face on it and with text...yeah i dont know why no one is watching you...:sarcasm:
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
You are never reasonable.
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:iconpinkmitten:
Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Joined today...
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
its that guy, the one who keeps spamming his weird "art". I can't remember now, but I'm blocked and he keeps blocking me on all his fancy accounts.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
The moustache guy?
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Eh, maybe? You know the one prosaix keeps calling out? Him
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Think it's an alt?
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They have plenty, because they all keep having me as blocked, so yeah I think so.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Why would they block you specifically?
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm guessing they copy pasted their block list to each of the accounts, I don't think its me directly, I don't usually get blocked, so unless I've managed to piss off a large number of very similar people, I'm guessing it has to be the same person.
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:iconbrianmollinson:
BrianMollinson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
The one that the non troll Prosaix keeps calling out. I think I know who you mean.
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aye!
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:icondariadzyuba:
DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now you're a plushie? :lol:
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:icontortellinipen:
TortelliniPen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
:icontrollinthedungeonplz:

I dunno, you gallery made my mind throw up in my mouth, but in a funny way. Keep it up, and you'll have a productive trolling career!
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:iconplushie84:
plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
:iconsnapeleavesplz:
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:iconbandihill3258:
BandiHill3258 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm sorry, it's just- HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh God. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

:rofl:
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:iconplushie84:
plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I don't quite understand. :confused:
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:iconbandihill3258:
BandiHill3258 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you. You're just so precious.
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:iconplushie84:
plushie84 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
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:icontidal-wave-art:
Tidal-Wave-Art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondancingmilkplz:
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