I’ve been in the fandom for a few years now, and now I seem to be running into a bit of a problem.
I’ve been drawing on and off for a few years, used to get a few comments, but now it has really dropped off to 0 - 2 comments per submission even though I am giving it my all. Even with photos I am posting as well comments have dropped off with well nearly everything I posted or wrote in a journal.
It also seems that way at AC since I do fursuit and not many photos, or anything, I am unsure if people are avoiding me or what. But I guess I need some sort of advice.
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Well, I looked on your FA page, and it lacks commission information, so adding that could be helpful to you. There are ways, too, to be proactive about getting the interest up on your art. You can:
1) Create Facebook and Twitter pages and post whenever you have a new artwork available.
2) If you do work for sale, occasionally, offer a free furry badge commission to “the first caller,” so to speak. Or run a “sale” on your work.
3) Join artist discussion groups on Facebook or furry sites like SoFurry, Furry4Life, Furtopia, FurAffinity, FurNation, Yiffstar, etc.
4) Finally, remember that the furry artist talent out there is getting better and better every year. The more I watch artists online and find new artists, the more I have been impressed with their skills. You are in a very competitive world now, and you need to practice your art as much as possible, improving every day.
Some people make the mistake that all they have to do is post their art and people will find them and comment. You really need to be more aggressive than that. Make your name a real presence in the furry fandom by actively discussing your work and the work of others, and you will find people clicking through to your FA page to find out what your work is like.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
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