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Raddy Fox

Raddy
Hey! New to FA, drawing or taking commissions? Us too!

Thought I'd make a thread for any artist that, like me, are just starting up on FA.

If you're anything like me, you'll find it megga disheartening trying to get known for your work on FA, no matter how good it is. I've had everyone tell me my works great and worth of followers, but still it takes time and that can make you feel ubershitty, I can totally relate. But don't worry. If we share just this in common, we can help eachother out.

You could be part of the next generation of artist! If we band together and help one another out at least we won't feel so alone :)
Post in the thread below if you'd like to be part of a group of new artist. If you do, please be sure to go check out the pages of the other artist. You don't have to do all of them! Just 3 or 4 of your fav's from their posts on here and be generous with your follows! We'd all feel a bit better if we all had 3 or for 4 followers ^.^

If we care for one another, we'll all get something out of this and at least always have some support from other artists who understand your situation.

Don't be afraid to post your true feelings on how you've found becoming an artist. I think we all need to know that we're not the only ones feeling like all our hard work is for nothing.

Don't forget to post a link to your FA page and don't be afraid to post your best piece of work here! This is a thread for showing us what you can do :)
 
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Raddy Fox

Raddy
To start the ball rolling:

Hi!

I'm Raddy, I'm 26, 12 years drawing and 7 years printing experience.

I started taking commissions a month ago and so far I've had 3. I'm getting next to no fav's on my stuff and I feel pants about it buuuuut I have a feeling I'm not the only one lol.

Heres is my FA: www.furaffinity.net/users/raddyfox

And this is my favorite piece to date:
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Yarik

Slimy Googly Monster
-Cough- When you hand-write the URL make sure it is Furaffinity.net instead of com. Happens to me all the time too but it links to a place you don#t want to link to xp

I guess I could join that, but I don't feel ignored. I have 200+ watchers right now and since I'm somebody whom uploads very few images (currently it's mostly commissioned reference sheets) I really can't complain. Activity makes more people find you. I need to improve on that mostly :v Sooo skip mee. I just wanted to warn about the .com and .net problem.

Dunno when an artist counts as good too. I feel like I have a looooong way to go.
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
-Cough- When you hand-write the URL make sure it is Furaffinity.net instead of com. Happens to me all the time too but it links to a place you don#t want to link to xp

I guess I could join that, but I don't feel ignored. I have 200+ watchers right now and since I'm somebody whom uploads very few images (currently it's mostly commissioned reference sheets) I really can't complain. Activity makes more people find you. I need to improve on that mostly :v Sooo skip mee. I just wanted to warn about the .com and .net problem.

Dunno when an artist counts as good too. I feel like I have a looooong way to go.
Thanks X3
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
Draw fetish art, there are enough horny teens in this culture to make you rich...
 

Chloe Moon

New Member
Hey, guys! My name is Chloe Moon and I am SUPER new here! (like yesterday new) But I've been doing art for the past eight years and am trying to make my way onto the online art market! I've met a few friends in some college classes who showed me their own personal Fursonas and expressed how hard it was to originally find someone to help them create it, so I've been trying to put my name out in the community :D

Here is a link to my Tumblr Gallery: http://moonroomarts.tumblr.com/

I'm currently an animation student and have been making motion study tests with characters of my own, but would absolutely love to make some GIFs of any characters you guys have created!

I have all my pricing up on my profile! :)
 
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Caraid

Classy cat
To stand out from the crowd and to earn yourself a following requires a lot of hard work. The key word here is earn, because nobody is entitled to attention.

I would advise all of you that for now you do not focus too much on gaining a following and being seen - but rather on what you want to achieve with your art. Spend most of your time and energy on improving your work and achieving your personal artistic goals, and people will start noticing you automatically.

To empower my words a bit, I opened my account on FA in spring last year (May 25th to be exact) and grew a following of over 8000 people in that time. My goal with my art is to inspire and help others and to make a living. All of which require that you are good at what you do, active, engaging and professional in your attitude. What are your goals with your work, why are they your goals and what do you need to do to achieve them? Those are important questions to ask yourself before you worry about followers.
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
To stand out from the crowd and to earn yourself a following requires a lot of hard work. The key word here is earn, because nobody is entitled to attention.

I would advise all of you that for now you do not focus too much on gaining a following and being seen - but rather on what you want to achieve with your art. Spend most of your time and energy on improving your work and achieving your personal artistic goals, and people will start noticing you automatically.

To empower my words a bit, I opened my account on FA in spring last year (May 25th to be exact) and grew a following of over 8000 people in that time. My goal with my art is to inspire and help others and to make a living. All of which require that you are good at what you do, active, engaging and professional in your attitude. What are your goals with your work, why are they your goals and what do you need to do to achieve them? Those are important questions to ask yourself before you worry about followers.

I think you misunderstand the point of this thread and I find you post a little patronising. This thread is for new artists, like myself. Hopefully it will help build a small network of new artist. This thread isn't after a huge following, its for artist to meet other artists.
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
Ani
Hey, guys! My name is Chloe Moon and I am SUPER new here! (like yesterday new) But I've been doing art for the past eight years and am trying to make my way onto the online art market! I've met a few friends in some college classes who showed me their own personal Fursonas and expressed how hard it was to originally find someone to help them create it, so I've been trying to put my name out in the community :D

Here is a link to my Tumblr Gallery: http://moonroomarts.tumblr.com/

I'm currently an animation student and have been making motion study tests with characters of my own, but would absolutely love to make some GIFs of any characters you guys have created!

I have all my pricing up on my profile! :)

Animation is becoming big QUICK! Get in there :D
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
When I clicked the link I thought it was going to be a thread about other people recommending cool artists with small following, but this one is just an excuse for blatant, self-indulgent self-advertising. If you want to be popular, earn it with skill and good will towards your audience, not with "Look at me, I have a small following, but I'm bery bery good, like, I'm super cereal!" - it will not work, it never did.
 

Reti

normal aberration
When I clicked the link I thought it was going to be a thread about other people recommending cool artists with small following
The same here! =p

But I think I understood what you wanted to do with this group, it comes from good attentions... What you meant is that you just want to find other artists, like you, who just began on FA to build a community to share advices on each others works.

Nevertheless I think you just forget that we already are a community, so if you really want to know what people think about your work you can still do a thread about it, ask someone to check it out or just wait for someone nice to notice you. =p

Just 3 or 4 of your fav's from their posts on here and be generous with your follows! We'd all feel a bit better if we all had 3 or for 4 followers ^.^

I'll fav' whoever I want! You're not my mum'! You can't control my life! Ghaaaa!
Hum... sorry... u_u'
It's just that... I wont fav' people work just to be nice... It's a bit hypocrite I think... =/

(And if you just want followers... Well... It wont be easy... And it will take time. So find another motivation with this one, another goal... Because it's possible that it won't happen really soon. =/
Do it to improve your art, do it to share your drawings with people you know, do it to meet people, do it to make money (it's a motivation X')), do it to express yourself, ... ect)
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
When I clicked the link I thought it was going to be a thread about other people recommending cool artists with small following, but this one is just an excuse for blatant, self-indulgent self-advertising. If you want to be popular, earn it with skill and good will towards your audience, not with "Look at me, I have a small following, but I'm bery bery good, like, I'm super cereal!" - it will not work, it never did.
The same here! =p

But I think I understood what you wanted to do with this group, it comes from good attentions... What you meant is that you just want to find other artists, like you, who just began on FA to build a community to share advices on each others works.

Nevertheless I think you just forget that we already are a community, so if you really want to know what people think about your work you can still do a thread about it, ask someone to check it out or just wait for someone nice to notice you. =p



I'll fav' whoever I want! You're not my mum'! You can't control my life! Ghaaaa!
Hum... sorry... u_u'
It's just that... I wont fav' people work just to be nice... It's a bit hypocrite I think... =/

(And if you just want followers... Well... It wont be easy... And it will take time. So find another motivation with this one, another goal... Because it's possible that it won't happen really soon. =/
Do it to improve your art, do it to share your drawings with people you know, do it to meet people, do it to make money (it's a motivation X')), do it to express yourself, ... ect)

I don't get it. Did neither of you read the thread before spewing out some jealous spat calling me a popufur to make you feel better about the fact that you just don't know how to be popufur and want to? Just by making the posts you've done you've ignored the point of the thread just so you can voice your opinion which I NEVER ASKED FOR. It's no wonder people tell me to avoid this place. Maybe you don't want young artist with ambitions. Stick with your narrow minded, self-centered, egotistic views and don't question if they're holding you back. Maybe some day you'll prove to me this is the best way to make good, long lasting friendships with the people who might be one day influencing the direction of your fandom. Maybe you won't sit idly in a group of furs you know only by name e trying not to question why this doesn't make you feel happy or wanted in the fandom.
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
I don't get it. Did neither of you read the thread before spewing out some jealous spat calling me a popufur to make you feel better about the fact that you just don't know how to be popufur and want to? Just by making the posts you've done you've ignored the point of the thread just so you can voice your opinion which I NEVER ASKED FOR. It's no wonder people tell me to avoid this place. Maybe you don't want young artist with ambitions.
I can't find a line in my post where I call you a popufur, or express my "jealousy". What I'm saying, repeating in (hopefully) more understandable terms, is that labeling yourself a "good, underrated artist" in public and making weird threads to gain more favs/watches will not make you either good or popular, and the best way to actually become popular and good is to improve on your skill and be positively active in the fandom. There is a somewhat rude yet good term called "circlejerking" that describes, among other things, several people getting into a narrow circle and flattering one another, all without doing anything really productive or advancing anywhere. I don't want to be too rude, but this is what your initial idea of "good artists with small following" creating a group dedicated to faving/checking each other looks like to me.
Stick with your narrow minded, self-centered, egotistic views and don't question if they're holding you back. Maybe some day you'll prove to me this is the best way to make good, long lasting friendships with the people who might be one day influencing the direction of your fandom. Maybe you won't sit idly in a group of furs you know only by name e trying not to question why this doesn't make you feel happy or wanted in the fandom.
I do artwork and various stuff because of, well, art, and it makes me reasonably happy. If you measure your art in favs and watches, rather than in how good it makes you feel to draw something, or how much you're improving with it over time, then maybe it's not really for you? I mean, the process itself doesn't seem to make you happy enough to keep going for it, and you feel yourself so desperate about "being underrated" and all that crap, I don't think drawing stuff will make you happy in a long run, considering your current attitude.
 
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Reti

normal aberration
I don't get it. Did neither of you read the thread before spewing out some jealous spat calling me a popufur to make you feel better about the fact that you just don't know how to be popufur and want to? Just by making the posts you've done you've ignored the point of the thread just so you can voice your opinion which I NEVER ASKED FOR. It's no wonder people tell me to avoid this place. Maybe you don't want young artist with ambitions. Stick with your narrow minded, self-centered, egotistic views and don't question if they're holding you back. Maybe some day you'll prove to me this is the best way to make good, long lasting friendships with the people who might be one day influencing the direction of your fandom. Maybe you won't sit idly in a group of furs you know only by name e trying not to question why this doesn't make you feel happy or wanted in the fandom.

You seems... a bit offended...
I didn't wanted to harm anyone, I know I can make some poor choices for my words but...
Maybe I just didn't get it.
I don't want to influence the fandomn... I don't want to be "popufur" and I thought you considered yourself as an underated artist... That you needed help for that and that it was your reason to create this group... Maybe I just missed the point here.
I only said that new ones should talk with the other members of the community to improve... That if you work hard you can be whatever you want...
I probably just didn't understand what you wanted to do with this group...
Sorry for that. ^^'
If you want to talk even after that, I'll be happy to do so... I would like to understand which points of what I said made you so angry.
 

Caraid

Classy cat
Hmm, you may want to work on our attitude a bit there. I'm sure you have the best intentions with this thread, but so do the other people commenting. If you're looking to create a community of beginning artists or build a friendly and supportive group, snapping at anyone with a different opinion is not going to make you look like the best person for the job (or a very attractive artist to follow, for that matter).

Here's the thing - people largely view and favorite work that they like, not because they're trying to be nice or helpful. So if you're struggling to get views and favorites, that means that right now your work does not have great appeal. I understand that that's a disheartening thought but it's the harsh reality of things. So what you can do, and what I'd recommend is joining a group or community of artists that helps you to improve your art rather than your views.

Thankfully, these already exist so you do not have to go through the effort of creating one. I'd recommend the Artist Furs group on Telegram or similar furry art groups (there are a few). There are also lots of really helpful and supportive art groups on FaceBook, though not necessarily furry-only.
 

GesuGesu

Well-Known Member
I don't really know what's going on up there;;;

Anyway, I'm Gesu. GesuGesurin on FA: Userpage of gesugesurin -- Fur Affinity [dot] net I started this account I think... this month? Last month?? Right now I'm mostly trying to build up a portfolio.

My favourite artist on FA so far is Nokino, but I grew into this community through admiring Powfooo's art. Because of that, my art is really anime-esque~

My favourite piece of artwork that I've put on FA right now would probably be... my adopted OC, Prince.

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FireFeathers

Mr. Red Flag
I don't get it. Did neither of you read the thread before spewing out some jealous spat calling me a popufur to make you feel better about the fact that you just don't know how to be popufur and want to? Just by making the posts you've done you've ignored the point of the thread just so you can voice your opinion which I NEVER ASKED FOR. It's no wonder people tell me to avoid this place. Maybe you don't want young artist with ambitions. Stick with your narrow minded, self-centered, egotistic views and don't question if they're holding you back. Maybe some day you'll prove to me this is the best way to make good, long lasting friendships with the people who might be one day influencing the direction of your fandom. Maybe you won't sit idly in a group of furs you know only by name e trying not to question why this doesn't make you feel happy or wanted in the fandom.


Daaaaaaaaaaang. Like... there were much better ways of handling this but good god you pissed all over that burger, friend. Here's my view of your underrated art: I can't tell what's going on. I see harsh lines, a tree, a void(?) a... tail??? and that's it. There's no context for me to understand your picture. If you listen to people, you might stop existing in the "everyone hates my art because FA is a shitshow" void where it's every problem but yourself. FA is a great place to gain traction- I've gotten 16K people in like...1/3rd the time compared to DA, where it is a real shitshow. Not once by doing porn/ smut. Life's easier to understand if you stop hiding from the fact that you need to improve yourself, not that the world needs to tailor itself to you. Jesus.
 
It's a big world out there and it's very easy to get lost in the crowd.
Very true and it's hard to get noticed with so many talnted artist out there. Especially when they have been at it for much longer than you have who knows how long it took them to get the following they have today. Getting notice takes time and effort and the willingness to push on even though it feels likes its all for nothing.
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
You seems... a bit offended...
I didn't wanted to harm anyone, I know I can make some poor choices for my words but...
Maybe I just didn't get it.
I don't want to influence the fandomn... I don't want to be "popufur" and I thought you considered yourself as an underated artist... That you needed help for that and that it was your reason to create this group... Maybe I just missed the point here.
I only said that new ones should talk with the other members of the community to improve... That if you work hard you can be whatever you want...
I probably just didn't understand what you wanted to do with this group...
Sorry for that. ^^'
If you want to talk even after that, I'll be happy to do so... I would like to understand which points of what I said made you so angry.
Hey! I'm not sure what caused me to have that outburst. Or.. I kinda do, vaguly, I think. Ether way, I don't think it was appropriate, reading back. Not sure if you'll ever read this but I want to apologies and just so you know, I can't recall been offeded or anything like that and if you ever still want to be friend or chat {if you still would after that), I'm down.
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
Hmm, you may want to work on our attitude a bit there. I'm sure you have the best intentions with this thread, but so do the other people commenting. If you're looking to create a community of beginning artists or build a friendly and supportive group, snapping at anyone with a different opinion is not going to make you look like the best person for the job (or a very attractive artist to follow, for that matter).

Here's the thing - people largely view and favorite work that they like, not because they're trying to be nice or helpful. So if you're struggling to get views and favorites, that means that right now your work does not have great appeal. I understand that that's a disheartening thought but it's the harsh reality of things. So what you can do, and what I'd recommend is joining a group or community of artists that helps you to improve your art rather than your views.

Thankfully, these already exist so you do not have to go through the effort of creating one. I'd recommend the Artist Furs group on Telegram or similar furry art groups (there are a few). There are also lots of really helpful and supportive art groups on FaceBook, though not necessarily furry-only.
Thanks for trying to help, sorry I was arsy af. No excuses for that but I think I'm better these days.
 

Raddy Fox

Raddy
When I clicked the link I thought it was going to be a thread about other people recommending cool artists with small following, but this one is just an excuse for blatant, self-indulgent self-advertising. If you want to be popular, earn it with skill and good will towards your audience, not with "Look at me, I have a small following, but I'm bery bery good, like, I'm super cereal!" - it will not work, it never did.
This reply is poo imo and I still think that 4 years on so it's not just my emotions talking I don't think.

There, everythings cleared up, I can leave these place for good <3
 

Lioedevon427

Very tired animator
Eyyy- Artist support, I’m game.
Here’s my link (Btw I post different stuff on my insta and artfolo, all the same username)
This is my favorite 2D work of mine

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And here’s my favorite 3D work of mine
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ignore the wonky wings lol
 

Lioedevon427

Very tired animator
I don't really know what's going on up there;;;

Anyway, I'm Gesu. GesuGesurin on FA: Userpage of gesugesurin -- Fur Affinity [dot] net I started this account I think... this month? Last month?? Right now I'm mostly trying to build up a portfolio.

My favourite artist on FA so far is Nokino, but I grew into this community through admiring Powfooo's art. Because of that, my art is really anime-esque~

My favourite piece of artwork that I've put on FA right now would probably be... my adopted OC, Prince.

21112653@400-1473576174.jpg
Ooh your colors are super pretty dude!
 

Tassa

New Member
I'm new on FA and this site is so old build that I really don't understand most of it
Also most of my post are nsfw content anyway
I have no idea how to build followers
I'm also pretty busy with my job and all so I don't spend a lot of time on it either
Possible if I would have more interaction I would use it more


Anyway any advices on starting?
 
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