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Letting go of DA

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 7, 2013, 2:43 AM
  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Stone Sour
  • Watching: Game of Thrones


I don't like where this website is going



Like I said, it seems to me that "popularity" or just simple recognition for one's work on this website is kinda precluded to you if you don't draw Pokèmon or sweet little ponies (which I love both, but it's not where I want to go with my art).
It's a paradox that I've been getting WAY more recognition for my work on my facebook page rather than here, and this is an ART COMMUNITY WEBSITE.
That's what I mean when I say that I'm not really loving it here. I've been struggling for years to have my work noticed and I haven't really gotten anywhere. Of the 250 watchers I managed to earn in 5 YEARS, I can count the ones that follow my work on one hand. And by "follow" I mean that they take the time to +fav my work, not even comment on it. You see the point?
Of course it's not the website's fault, it's the COMMUNITY. It seems to me that it's just having to deal with a bunch of 15 year olds......it just turned VERY immature and it's not a positive experience for me.

So I'm not saying I'll be leaving, because there are still a few things on this website that I find useful (the Portfolio, for example), but I won't be posting stuff, I think.
If you REALLY like my art please take the time to like my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter/Instagram, all the links are on my profile page.
It goes without saying that the "free art" thing is cancelled, since in these weeks I have earned a lot of watchers on my facebook page, but almost NONE of them came from DA, and I earned in other ways.

It doesn't even feel bad, you know....even though I've been on this site for a few years. It just doesn't do it for me anymore.
I hope everyone understands (if anyone gives a shit).
I repeat, I'll be way more active on Facebook and Instagram.
My Facebook page is purely for work purposes and my Instagram is both for that and for some personal stuff.

See you around!
Peace \,,/
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Benedetta
Artist | Student | Varied
Italy
I was born in the magical city of Rome, where I left my relatives (and a big piece of my heart).
I traveled through Europe at an early age, stopping for quite a few years in Dublin (and that's where the rest of my heart lies), then heading back to Italy in the small town of Varese, up in the North of the country.
I am currently attending the 2nd year of Illustration&Animation in IED Milano.
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outstarwalker Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :heart: I've read your journal and I can agree with you - manga artists
 have easier life here, on DA. However, you shouldn't give up - I had the same problem (and still somehow have), almost no new watchers, just few favs here and then. I managed to overcome this by joining many groups and be more active here. It takes some time, but it pays :)

If you want to see my other works or give me some feedback, pretty please, consider checking out my FB page! :happybounce: www.facebook.com/outstarwalker…
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JesusAConde Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much for the FAV! =) 

PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE!www.facebook.com/JesusCondeArt…

AND MY YOUTUBECHANNEL! =) www.youtube.com/channel/UCFEzY…
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DreamON-Mpak Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY :party:

Let the new year of your life be filled with happiness, joy, love and luck .. Let your problems be solved easily and your friends always be around you and make every  day a better .. Keep being yourself and do not forget that art will save the world.. Let art be always with you .. Be Deviant!

:iconpresentplz: Let your friends cheer you with wonderful gifts { but do not forget that the most - valuable gifts in life are not material }

Your neighbor in :dalogo: =DreamON-Mpak
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StudioMirai Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Auguri ^_^
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Hi there, hope you remember me, it's !666redruM here.

Have a nice day :3
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