Rollling Tumbling along
I've been on FA for 9 years, and I'll admit to being one of those people who fave, or comment, then move on. But if I really like a certain work I see, I check the user's gallery and a lot of the time I end up watching theem because they have my taste of what I'm looking for on a site like FA.
For the last three years I started posting my own music, just to share something I made, and I knew I probably wouldn't get many watchers (I think i'm around 20)
Could just be different tastes in music, or my post gets buried on the browse section too fast.
To be honest, I like to think that a few people just hit download and don't leave a comment. I'm fine with that.
I once got mentioned in the FurryMusicians newsletter and I even got a few purchases on my BandCamp site for a while after that. So that was cool
I checked your stuff, its really cool ! youll have 21 watchers now B)
honestly i think its hard to get recognized for other form of art than visual... an image is easy to digest, while reading or listening ask more investment from people so youll only "catch" people that want to participate instead of consuming. or at least thats how i feel when i browse art site lol, im also guilty of not taking the time to check other stuff than visual art !
Its cool if you find what makes you happy on fa tho ♪♬((d⌒ω⌒b))♬♪
Understood, and that probably would be helpful in a community specifically of artists just posting their art for critique from other artists. Feedback is a great way to learn new techniques and improve.
I think maybe it hasn't caught on so much on FA because there's such a mixed group of actual artists who do it professionally, people posting sketches they've done, and people posting things they've commissioned from other artists.
Not to mention, it can really be taken the wrong way if someone offers "constructive criticism" when it hasn't been asked for. Or just straight up being rude for the sake of trolling or harassing someone.
totally ! theres a few groups on DA specifically for having criticism on your work, but its super DEAD lol. too bad thatll be cool ! instead im lurking on this forum critique thread, its not super active but i still learned lot of things.
Yes constructive criticism can be double-edged (is this how this word is used lol) ! some people use the "criticism excuse" to just be jerks and it shows. if the artist doesnt ask for feedback ill just say why i like their art, but i wont say any negative things. if they ask, ill say what they did right and shine in their work, and what could be improved & give tips ! the goal is to give people directions they could take to feel even more satisfied with their work, not to discourage them. its like if you see a street musician ; i think nobody in their right mind would wait for the end of the performance to not only not applaud, but go the artist to tell them the way they play guitar sucks lol. for a mysterious reason though some people think its an okay thing to do on internet tho (-_-)・・・