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Would you like some porn?

Leon Wit

Peanut Butter Eater
Should I be drawing porn for you? It's a big market, according to statistics, but I want to hear it from you all, first hand. Is this something that would help me on my way to being a successful artist? Do you want to see porn? Or am I to be surprised and find out you don't want porn? Is it all a myth?

Fill me in on the details, please.

Also, enjoy some art, so you have reference for what I do:
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Thank you for your replies!
 

Alpine

The best Renault
I think as long as you're not directly posting NSFW images here you should be fine. I've seen a number of NSFW links (obviously warning NSFW) and requests for that kind of art and they haven't gotten the banhammer.

Edit: I'd recommend finding the forum rules to make sure you're fine
 
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Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Regarding the Original Poster's question, I draw adult content now and then, but all of my most popular content is just regular stuff.
I don't think the old adage that porn will solve everything is really true.

I'm not sure whether popularity in artistic social networks has as much to do with technical ability as it does the ability to manipulate the network.
 

Leon Wit

Peanut Butter Eater
Regarding the Original Poster's question, I draw adult content now and then, but all of my most popular content is just regular stuff.
I don't think the old adage that porn will solve everything is really true.

I'm not sure whether popularity in artistic social networks has as much to do with technical ability as it does the ability to manipulate the network.
Is porn a method in manipulating the network?
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Is porn a method in manipulating the network?

I think it's more about having the right friends and connections so that other users actually see your content. You could have brilliant content, but if nobody knows who you are, nobody is going to find it.

The flip side is that some people produce shit content, but everybody knows them, so they get a tonne of attention for it anyway.
 

Leon Wit

Peanut Butter Eater
I think it's more about having the right friends and connections so that other users actually see your content. You could have brilliant content, but if nobody knows who you are, nobody is going to find it.

The flip side is that some people produce shit content, but everybody knows them, so they get a tonne of attention for it anyway.
Before diverting too much. Are you saying that if I had a gallery with no porn in it, I could be a successful artist? Or are you saying I should be having both porn and connections?
 

PlusThirtyOne

What DOES my username mean...?
Draw what YOU want to draw!
if you want to draw erotic art, have at it. FA users have the option to hide mature submissions if they want so you're not hurting anybody by posting it. Erotic art can certainly brings in the pervert crowd but it can also draw in the refined and tasteful crowd too. The concept may surprise some people but you CAN appreciate nudity in art without hands down your pants! it's all about presentation. if your art is simply nude and tasteful, you'll probably attract a mix but if you concentrate on XXX material you might attract a few creeps. Still, users on FA are still FAR MORE respectful than dA, though, as FAR as erotic furry arts go. in short: Even prudes can watch and enjoy your art so long as you present a mix of material but it's hard to deny, bewbs, vagoos and dongs will draw in a wider crowd.

i for one would like to see more of your work and style.
 

Leon Wit

Peanut Butter Eater
Draw what YOU want to draw!
if you want to draw erotic art, have at it. FA users have the option to hide mature submissions if they want so you're not hurting anybody by posting it. Erotic art can certainly brings in the pervert crowd but it can also draw in the refined and tasteful crowd too. The concept may surprise some people but you CAN appreciate nudity in art without hands down your pants! it's all about presentation. if your art is simply nude and tasteful, you'll probably attract a mix but if you concentrate on XXX material you might attract a few creeps. Still, users on FA are still FAR MORE respectful than dA, though, as FAR as erotic furry arts go. in short: Even prudes can watch and enjoy your art so long as you present a mix of material but it's hard to deny, bewbs, vagoos and dongs will draw in a wider crowd.

i for one would like to see more of your work and style.
Hmm, I have drawn what I want for 6 years, with no success in sight. I need to provide a service for something that people need. Then, in return, people support me for it. A symbiotic relationship. Porn/fetishes seems to be artistic need that a lot of people have. So, maybe I should provide it.

You would like to see more of my work in general or as porn?
 

SSJ3Mewtwo

Well-Known Member
Try posting an advertisement in the Art Sales and Auctions. There is a Getting Started sticky at the top, written up by one of the moderators here, and some older ones with things like pricing advice and section guidelines.
 

Sarachaga

Definitely not a lizard
I read the title of the thread with the voice of the weapons merchant from RE 4 :p
I don't enjoy furry porn especially. Drawing porn as a means to achieve popularity is not something I would do. Then again, what do I know, I don't draw.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Before diverting too much. Are you saying that if I had a gallery with no porn in it, I could be a successful artist? Or are you saying I should be having both porn and connections?

The first one. You only have to draw adult content if *you* want to. Plenty of people draw porn and are completely unsuccessful.
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
Would you like to draw some porn, on a constant basis? If so, do so. I find it kind of strange to base your artistic preferences and perspectives on how many people like to flop their dicks around anthro images :D "Smut-for-popularity" is, as it was mentioned above, an easier way to get good money and quickly grow a fanbase, but if you really want to be successful with that, you can forget about artistic integrity or personal preferences (really, prepare to draw a lot of crappy content, often for crappy people, and cater a lot), not to mention that said fanbase will be a very fleeting one. Building a success on creating stuff you like is much harder, but also infinitely more rewarding in a long run - your fanbase will be a constant one (which means increasingly more expensive commissions from the same people), you will be respected much more by fellow artists, and you won't have to compromise your personal taste, which usually results in more unique and high-quality artwork. That doesn't exclude drawing porn (again, if you like smutty furs, go for it), it's just that putting heart and hard work to your craft instead of pandering to particular audience is more preferable in a long run, so you should just do what you want to do with said craft and not bother with such questions too much.
 

Pinsley

Halifax
I'm gonna pitch in a little.
Very good way to find exposure is also fanart of any sort. If something is popular at the time (say pokemon game was released not so long ago) there will be alot of searches for specific pokemon, name of the pokemon... stuff. If you can jump of right fanarts, or keep drawing fanarts for specific fandom you might actually gain huge followership as well (i know personally a few names of artists that became big because of fanart)
 

PlusThirtyOne

What DOES my username mean...?
I'm gonna pitch in a little.
Very good way to find exposure is also fanart of any sort
Renamon fanart ALONE will get you exposure, especially if it's of the sexy variety.
...'cept Renamon's kinda hard to draw NOT sexy. He/she is sexy by design.
 

PlusThirtyOne

What DOES my username mean...?
You disagree? Subjectively, Renamon is designed with "sexy" features. Unclothed except for arm sleeves, slim (athletic figure), white leotard-esque white fur down front with "socks", plus the poofy chest tuft that gave the impression of ample bust. There are -of course- more deets but those are what i'm referring to. Whether you're aiming to draw sexy or not, Renamon's prominent features are universally "sexy". My point being that those features define the character's design. i'm not saying that all Renamon drawings are sexy, though. i've seen some fugly 'mons but Ren's design is like Jessica Rabbit's; even if you don't find the character particularly sexy, their features are commonly regarded as such.
 
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