Try experimenting with different types of art! Expand your horizons and get active in the community! My personal favorite to get to know people is the forum or the chat rooms! If you have questions feel free to ask!
hey fortis im new here too. ive been on forums on and off since i was a kid. i was a mod of a car forum when i was 12 or something, lols. By forum maker, do you mean you the graphics avatars/signatures for forums or the whole skins, etc?
Hi I'd say there really aren't any special things you need to do to become popular, it also depends on what you mean with being popular I'd say be nice, be helpful, join groups (don't spam them with your art) and much much more.