I use both, I do post my art to tumblr on a side blog of my main but it doesn't get much notice on there. I tend to use tumblr more for fandom related stuff like talking about games, posting/reading fanfics as well as finding referenes/tutorials as there's some good stuff on there and generally finding interesting/silly stuff oh and finding cute animal pictures, lots and lots of cute animal pictures.
DA is better for the way of a community as it's better for feedback and conversation, Tumblr not so much.
I post sketches and other stuff on Tumblr and only finished works on dA (unless it's an art dump). Based on my almost 4 years on Tumblr, I think Tumblr people are generally nicer than people on dA. I met so many new friends on Tumblr compared to dA. :'D
I mean, I've seen some tumblr blogs and the only thing I've observed is that comments and following is fan-driven. Whether you're a fan of a certain person OR a fan of a certain thing. I haven't really explored tumblr so I don't know much else
I never got into Tumblr, but I have one. I prefer deviantART though. I post some of my arts on Facebook too for friends to see (including my silly MLP fanart, but that stuff's not watermarked there).
As far as what I've gained...eh, some very minor internet following and some internet friends (though the ones I actually consider "friends" I've been talking to pretty much since I joined dA) but that's about it.
I only have one active dA account. I had !290Phantom for a year before I made this account. A while back I had "club" accounts but I don't even remember the passwords, haha.
No, not really. After Pokemon Black/White came out, I used it to follow pages that would post some shipping but that fizzled out because I was gone that following summer with virtually no internet access (or time for leisure internet, even when my laptop cooperated).
Well i have a Deviantart account and a blog. I have been thinking about getting a tumblr account just as a place to dump images. i also have an online portfolio and a presence on Saatchi. I agree with you these take quite a lot of effort to maintain but are good fr giving you a larger web presence.
Oh I think for fanart, it would be great actually. Tumblr is really big for fandom stuff tbh.
Idk, it just doesn't strike me as a good place to be recognized as an artist? I've been there for years and I found like 3 artists worth watching and that is becusae I followed the link on their DA profile!
1) I have a DA, a Tumblr, and a Blogspot that serves as my blog. 2) I post to my DA and Blogspot just about equally, my Blogspot a tiny bit more because I used to post WIPs and shit there. I don't use my Tumblr at all though I created it for the same reasons as you--to have another art blog. 3) I guess the only way I have benefited from having an art blog is that I have an extra place to organize my stuff that I don't feel "proud" enough to put on my DA. Other than that, I don't really get any traffic or feedback anything there, so I guess the reasons are mainly personal. It's also a nice place to just enjoy art without the pressure of stats and whatnot being put in your face like on DA. 4) I have a bajillion DA accounts. 5) I separate my art out depending on subject. I have several fan art accounts, a "good art" account, a shitty account, an ask account, etc..