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Topic: I wanted to post something I made, but I might need a bit of advice

Posted under Art Talk

It's just a basic drawing of a Braixen that somebody commissioned. I thought it might be nice to share with more people, kind of get used to other people seeing my art. Thing is, I'm not sure if it's good enough, and on top of that I don't really know what to put as a source; I only use twitter at the moment and I haven't done much art.

Should I just wait a while? Upload it somewhere else, maybe? I dunno what y'all usually do.

You should definitely set up a gallery somewhere. Newgrounds, Furaffinity, Pixiv, Inkbunny, etc; e621 isn't a great place to have as your primary website as an artist.

Unless it's bottom-bin MS Paint tier art (which I doubt it is, since someone paid you to draw it), it's probably good enough to be uploaded. For the source, put both the tweet the art came from and your own twitter. If you're not too familiar with the tagging system, just put tagme as one of the tags when you upload, we'll take care of the rest.

We don't have any time limit on how long art needs to be somewhere else before it goes here. Some artists are popular enough to get their stuff uploaded almost immediately after it goes up on their official account(s). Some artists upload directly to here alongside their other sites (ex: Tojo The Thief). The only real rule is that you should probably get the artist's permission beforehand to upload their stuff. Since you're the artist, you already have that.

furrin_gok said:
You should definitely set up a gallery somewhere. Newgrounds, Furaffinity, Pixiv, Inkbunny, etc; e621 isn't a great place to have as your primary website as an artist.

I don't really know anything about those sites. Any of them in particular you'd recommend?

dirigibletomato said:
I don't really know anything about those sites. Any of them in particular you'd recommend?

Furaffinity may be your best bet since it's furry artist centric and has a decent sized active userbase. e621 is made for and caters to lurkers, not content creators. I would join furry centric websites and just straight up ignore this website altogether for content publishing. Most people who use this website want to consume art for free with little effort, that is why it is popular, so its not worth the effort to upload here yourself and you are better off letting your fanbase upload your portfolio here for you. Other websites are worth publishing onto because they have artist profiles that redirect paying traffic while this website is only images. At best you have a description in the image post that you have to put in every time and a "Source" section, to link to the same post on different websites, on the side bar that only experienced users know to look for and camouflages pretty well with the rest of the tags so it is easy to miss.

The general gist of this is people go to e621 to look at free art, while people go to furaffinity to buy art and to keep up with their favorite artist.

leon_neon said:
Furaffinity may be your best bet since it's furry artist centric and has a decent sized active userbase. e621 is made for and caters to lurkers, not content creators. I would join furry centric websites and just straight up ignore this website altogether for content publishing. Most people who use this website want to consume art for free with little effort, that is why it is popular, so its not worth the effort to upload here yourself and you are better off letting your fanbase upload your portfolio here for you. Other websites are worth publishing onto because they have artist profiles that redirect paying traffic while this website is only images. At best you have a description in the image post that you have to put in every time and a "Source" section, to link to the same post on different websites, on the side bar that only experienced users know to look for and camouflages pretty well with the rest of the tags so it is easy to miss.

The general gist of this is people go to e621 to look at free art, while people go to furaffinity to buy art and to keep up with their favorite artist.

Appreciate the advice. I'll check out Furaffinity.

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