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Hello there curious Deviant! :iconmeowfaceplz:


So you are reading this now because you are either suffering from very few notice or exposure and feedback, or you are curious to increase your popularity, and get more viewers. Or maybe you just came here from your inbox, and you are real pissed, then don't be, this Journal will help You more than it would help me.


Being a known Artist here on Da is a challenge,  but once you accomplish that you are rewarded with quite a great things. The success of getting yourself or work noticed is dependable on many factors, and I will list those briefly so you can have a general Idea:

:bulletblue: One of the major factors of being known here is the Deviations themselves, nobody wants to watch a person who does nothing but commenting for example, upload some deviations, if you can't draw upload photographs, if that's even hard then submit a story or Poem. And keep your submissions organized and steady, never go out in regular inactive sessions.

:bulletblue: Always interact, you can't just upload Awesome Deviation and expect people to just come and fav your work. You have to work and earn the feedback of people, by both doing a great quality work and interacting with the community.

:bulletblue: Groups are a very good place to start from, you are already in this group so that is a good sign. Groups helps gather Artists with similar interests and showcase their Artworks, If you are good enough you might interest much of your peers and you will end up with a bulk amount of Watchers.

:bulletblue: Forums are a great place to find people, go there and post a couple threads, engage in discussions and be yourself. But be warned, never spam, otherwise you are risking a stain to your reputation and a possible Ban.

:bulletblue: Help out people, if you are a skilled Deviant then invest some time in lesser Deviants, fav their work, comment and tell them how to get better, even watch them if you think they got potential, you will never know how much people will be watching you back.

:bulletblue: Do Trades, Collabs, And Requests. These activities will bring in loyal friends and watchers, and leave Commissions aside for a while, and making money as well, you have to focus on making a name for yourself and you can't do that by charging people lots of money for a mediocre work.

:bulletblue: Share your DeviantART page out of DeviantART, make youtube videos, drawing tutorials, and even telling your real life friends and family about it!


Those should be enough to get you started! :iconsmile--plz:
Now onto the next part, stuff that you need to Aviod:

:bulletred: Never spam the forums or Groups with your promotional comments and links, nobody loves that and you might end up getting frowned upon.

:bulletred: Never Randomly comment on Artworks without looking at them, that is spam as well and none likes a spammer.

:bulletred: Don't be mean or even Arrogant, DA is no place for those type of people, in DA we help each other out, not abuse and disrespect each other.

:bulletred: Don't get into unnecessary fights, arguments and flame wars with people you really don't need to start trouble with. Just be yourself and be cool, don't be the image people hate to see.

:bulletred: And Finally don't stalk people, that is like commenting on every Deviation, sending them notes everyday, replying to all their Forum Threads, they will just feel creepy and might block you to Oblivion. Unless they are your friends then it is okay :iconlaugh-plz:


So that is it Folks, thanks for reading and I hope you benefited from a point or two. This Journal is aimed to the newly undiscovered deviants, if you are a Hardcore Metalcore Deviant then you don't need this, but thanks for reading and being Awesome! ^^

Wish you all the best and good luck!
Mkemaster

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stardrifting Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After reading this for a second time I have a suggestion to add: Don't forget to take the time to Thank the Deviants for adding you to their Faves, Badges, Collections, etc. Add people to your Friends List - You might just see something really cool along the way.

And for those I haven't been able to get back to, yet, I am furiously working on that!
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theheek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u very helpful indeed
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helloThar-BOO Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
ahah thanks for the advice~ XD
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YunongLu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
A lot of this you can even relate to real life. For those who want to be serious artist. Getting out there and talking to people. Finding anime groups out there at school. Comic con, Anime con ordeals.
I always find it funny when agront people think thier art is just amazing. When typicaly is isn't, but meh, everyone has there own tast of art.
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Vilior1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks for advice
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bingkee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one! :D
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AwkwardApartment Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting ideas :) I need to get more involved~
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very G:):)D :) :iconchristmasla: :iconlexxii:
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Mkemaster Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyoureverywelcome: :) :iconchristmasla: :iconlexxii:
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