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    17th of Aug '17 @ 7:13 PM


So these are the newest drawings that I did not that long ago but as I look at their status I noticed how little views and favs they getsmile_cry.gif no all of my art is like thissmile_cry.gif Do people really care about the "kind" art? It's sicking. So what am I doing wrong?smile_cry.gif

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    18th of Aug '17 @ 8:48 PM


@FoxMew
I've noticed in a few of your posts around here that you're kind of making people on DA the "enemy". You call the situation sickening and say people on there only like certain types of art. Etc. I think a more positive attitude towards sharing your art would be the first step towards the situation.


I'll be pretty honest here even though it may not be what you want to hear. First, there is nothing wrong with your art in any way. You use different tools, textures, styles, poses, etc. If you're progressing, you're doing it right. You experiment in your art in some ways, you use dynamic poses which are interesting, and you keep working on it. These are amazing traits to have.

However, there are always always always ways to improve and, looking at your DA, there are a few places you could work on.

-Your canine snouts, all paws, body shapes, and ears always look the same. Even looking at your older drawings, they're always the same style. I know it's hard to break out of styles, especially if you're used to drawing a certain way.
-There's no bone structure or anatomy in a lot of your work. This ties into the top one a lot, but noodle legs without structure stand out a lot in work.
-There's not a lot of breaking out of shading styles. I see experimenting in your art but a lot of it is still the same pre-made textures and then gradients.

Your art overall gives me a very strong early 2000's sonic fanart vibe. You stick to what you're comfortable with in some ways and I think that hurts you in the long run.
Things I think you could benefit from:

-Studying bone structure in paws, skulls, spines, and pelvises.
-Working on anatomy perspective, to get the sizing right on back legs, heads turned in different directions, different paw shapes, etc.
-Trying to break out of your style. I'd suggest finding styles you really like (Disney, Anime, Pixar, old Cartoon, etc) and trying to recreate your characters in those styles copying their shading, lineart, anatomy, and colour usage.
Example: Click here~!

Hopefully none of that is negative, I think people benefit from others being straight forward rather than tiptoeing around each other. I mean all the best here!



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    18th of Aug '17 @ 10:49 PM


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First off I was talking about mature art and why people like that kind of art more than non mature art especially on FurAffinity. I tried being positive but I guess negatively is all I knowsmile_cry.gif but being so lonely all the time and crying out for help and seeing no one respond to my cries hurtssmile_cry.gif As you can see why I keep asking what's wrong with my art. I thought my art style was more anime like but it looks like I wrongsmile_sad.gif Some times I ask why [link]https://foxmew4044.deviantart.com/gallery/57627612/Backgrounds this get more views than


[link]https://foxmew4044.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=%2F&edit=0&q=kitsune this ? I don't got people any moresmile_sad.gif And yes did feel like you took a knife and ran it through a heart at first.



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    19th of Aug '17 @ 8:23 AM


@FoxMew
I'm so sorry to hear you're struggling with loneliness. I know reaching out to make friends is really difficult for me so I'm not able to provide many suggestions. I know a few people on IcePets who struggle with similar issues so it might be worth making something like Discord or Skype and trying to add some new people, or try to make some more friends on DA/FA. That's bad advice though, I know. It's possible that finding a trusted therapist could help with negative intrusive thoughts and help with struggling to make and keep friends. I had a lot of great advice from my therapist last time I was in therapy.

But back to art,
I don't consider your art an anime style. I would consider it close to an early 2000's cartoony/sonic type of style.
I'm not sure why your background type work got more views/attention than your kitsune art. It could be tags you used, people thinking they could use your pieces as a pc background, when you uploaded them, the fact that the kitsune art is sometimes very same-y, what types of art are trending, etc. Anything, really.

I'm very sorry that my comment hurt you. Nothing about it was meant to be negative, I was trying to give constructive criticism in different directions. I'd love to see you try different styles and breaking out of your comfort zones, when it comes to art.

Also something that may help your negative thoughts is to not depend on views/attention for what you think of your art. I know I feel a lot of anxiety when I think that way so I try to just take things head-on and work on improving and pushing myself.

Edit: I'm unsure of what you mean by mature art and non-mature art? I see a TON of chibi/anime/cutesy artists blowing up on both of those sites. I'm personally drawn to art with good colour theory, nice shading, intricate designs, fluid poses, etc. I think it differs per person though.



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    19th of Aug '17 @ 1:49 PM


@Read

First off I apologize for the hot mess in my last reply I don't know why my link aren't working right\_(._.)_/ I probably should make a Discord or Skype but I don't like to showing my face on the internet. I guess you can say that am a bit old fashion\_(._.)_/ but at the moment am only have my phone. I can see why some of my art looks like Sonic fan art my older art back in 2012 and my echidna characters yes:c but again when you look up cartoon echidna all you get is Knuckles:c which is hard to make a anthro echidna design. What I mean by mature and non mature art is non mature art like bouncy_fox_icon_update__by_foxmew4044-dbft4e4.gif and mature art ummm.... how you say "heavy loving" but yet again it could be the time of day am looking at the newest art work\_(._.)_/



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    27th of Aug '17 @ 1:34 PM


@FoxMew

Don't get too discouraged if people aren't commenting or favoriting your art on deviantArt. 99% of being "popular" on deviantArt has nothing to do with your art.

Ask yourself these questions:

1) Am I commenting on and favoriting others' art a lot, or a little?
2) Do I think my art is good/do I want it to be good?
3) Do I think my art should be popular/do I want to be popular?

Here's my opinion on the answers you might have made to those questions:

1) If you don't give attention to a lot of other people's art, they won't give you attention either. That's called "networking," and it's how people get popular. If you find a drawing you like and leave a genuine comment on it, that artist might look at your art because they're curious about you--and you might have a new fan. But if you never leave that comment, how will that person even know you exist?

How are you introducing yourself to the world of deviantArt?

2) You should definitely believe in your art! I believe in your art; I think it's good. Believing in yourself is hugely important as a creative person.

Your art is good enough, so don't be too hard on yourself.

3) There's no reason why anyone can't be popular in the art world. It takes hard work and lots of patience, depending on the level of popularity you want. Do you want just a few loyal fans, or thousands of followers?

Understand what you want out of your art, and go for it one step at a time! smile_grin.gif

I hope this didn't sound too much like a lecture, but I hear people get discouraged a lot about not being seen enough when in reality it's very very difficult to get seen on the internet! There's so much art everywhere that getting yours noticed is hard work. I don't want you to blame your creative skills for that.

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    27th of Aug '17 @ 5:36 PM


Posted by starscream


@FoxMew

Don't get too discouraged if people aren't commenting or favoriting your art on deviantArt. 99% of being "popular" on deviantArt has nothing to do with your art.

Ask yourself these questions:

1) Am I commenting on and favoriting others' art a lot, or a little?
2) Do I think my art is good/do I want it to be good?
3) Do I think my art should be popular/do I want to be popular?

Here's my opinion on the answers you might have made to those questions:

1) If you don't give attention to a lot of other people's art, they won't give you attention either. That's called "networking," and it's how people get popular. If you find a drawing you like and leave a genuine comment on it, that artist might look at your art because they're curious about you--and you might have a new fan. But if you never leave that comment, how will that person even know you exist?

How are you introducing yourself to the world of deviantArt?

2) You should definitely believe in your art! I believe in your art; I think it's good. Believing in yourself is hugely important as a creative person.

Your art is good enough, so don't be too hard on yourself.

3) There's no reason why anyone can't be popular in the art world. It takes hard work and lots of patience, depending on the level of popularity you want. Do you want just a few loyal fans, or thousands of followers?

Understand what you want out of your art, and go for it one step at a time! smile_grin.gif

I hope this didn't sound too much like a lecture, but I hear people get discouraged a lot about not being seen enough when in reality it's very very difficult to get seen on the internet! There's so much art everywhere that getting yours noticed is hard work. I don't want you to blame your creative skills for that.


@starscream

I do comment on all or almost all artwork that I fav manly comments like beautiful work, lovely, cute, or something on line of that and if I can't think of something to say I'll comment a heart. I do believe in my art but it's so hard to keep hope when nobody comments or favs my art. I just get this feeling that no one cares. I don't ask to be super popular all I ask for is 10 to 15 comments/favs per art so I know that people cares. It's not like I'm asking for 100,000,000 or something on line of that. I do know that I should use devart chat room to get more people to look at my art but it won't load properly on on phone.



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    6th of Sep '17 @ 12:11 PM


@FoxMew
The first job of an artist is to be able to take criticism and grow from it. We're not doing this for the likes... If you are dissatisfied with the amount of likes you're getting however, work on your skills and study hard until you get the amount that you'd be happy with. Try doing art trades with other artists, memes, contests, any sorts of collaborations you can to get out there and into more circles.

When it comes to making friends... I literally just walked around my neighborhood and tried not to be afraid to talk to people, and eventually the right people weren't afraid to talk to me either. Getting a part time job or joining a group (like NaNoWriMo for writers) helps in meeting people too.
There's a website, meetup.com, that hosts hobby groups. Many meet locally every month or so, some of them have fees, but it's a great way to find friends with things in common.
Good luck!

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    6th of Sep '17 @ 1:09 PM


@Moon

I do art trades, ychs, and commissions if I'm not busy with other stuff that is😕 How dose one make friends when one live in the woods?



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    6th of Sep '17 @ 4:21 PM


@FoxMew Awesome :3
If you're unable to go to places to meet people, use the websites I mentioned. Talking online to people with similar hobbies is a good start.

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    6th of Sep '17 @ 9:17 PM


@FoxMew
I've been on dA for 7 years and to this day haven't gotten more than 8 favorites on a single picture.
Don't be discouraged. It takes time and most of it's luck and popularity from other platforms.


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    7th of Nov '17 @ 2:04 PM


I don't see anything "Wrong" with your art! But sometimes people just get really popular in a specific website or platform and the more followers they get, the more likes they get. I put my stuff on Instagram and the more I talk to other artist, the more people realize my profile and follow my art. I'm not sure where you post your art? But if you try to get yourself out there and socialize, it will help.


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    8th of Nov '17 @ 2:11 PM


Posted by skipena


I don't see anything "Wrong" with your art! But sometimes people just get really popular in a specific website or platform and the more followers they get, the more likes they get. I put my stuff on Instagram and the more I talk to other artist, the more people realize my profile and follow my art. I'm not sure where you post your art? But if you try to get yourself out there and socialize, it will help.


@skipena

Deviantart, Tumblr, Furaffinity You think that I get a lot of favs on Furaffinity because most of my is furry/anthro art work but I tried everything and no luck. I try befriending people in real life but I always move away before making any friends it been like this as long as I can remember. After so many times of moving I stop tying to make friends but I knew that we would moving again and we did over and over and over again. It's a cycle that I can't get out of no matter how hard I try. So why bother anymore when no cares? Maybe these demons of mine just won't go away and never will as long I'm in this cycle.



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    8th of Nov '17 @ 10:18 PM


Have you tried this?
Read suggested it a few months ago.
It's a good way to explore and improve your style <:



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    9th of Nov '17 @ 9:30 AM


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Have you tried this?
Read suggested it a few months ago.
It's a good way to explore and improve your style <:


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This may come off rude or not but as you can see yes I did:/

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