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Tue Jun 9, 2015, 5:48 AM

Coloringggg by SirWendigo
LIVESTREAMING IN 5 MINUTES! (for 5/6 hours)

Come and say HI! >>> LINK



NSFW (+18) PATREON IS NOW OPEN!

Fri Jun 5, 2015, 1:28 PM
15 Dollar - Ante by SirWendigo

YAYYY! I FINALLY MADE IT! :D
Now my NSFW stuff will only be available through Patreon by pledging 15$ or more.
You’ll get an average of 4 NSFW drawings a month, mostly Yaoi and sometimes Het, with my OCs and sometimes fanarts. 
I’m so excited to draw my guys again, you have no idea! It will be full of Outwards pictures I guess. :°D

You'll also get a .ZIP folder with all my old NSFW pictures. My OTP are: Nuvat x Shye (Last Heir), Alex x Kevin (CyberSteel), Ramirez x Anger (CyberSteel), Stefan x Mark (Outwards), Tier x Rein (30rty) and I'm into crossovers too. :\\D

Mark Stefff Y by SirWendigo

CHECK OUT  MY PATREON PAGE FOR THE UNCENSORED VERSIONS!



See you at Carrara Show!

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:25 PM
Carrara Show by SirWendigo

-ITA-

Ciao ragazzi!
Dal 30 maggio al 2 giugno potete trovarmi nella Talent Zone del Carrara Show, Padiglione C, corsia 22 con Kite04.
Avrò con me Outwards Yaoi Comic Volume 1, Cybersteel Yaoi Comic e tanti poster nuovi!
Passate, mi raccomando!  :heart:

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-ENG-

Hi guys!
From May 30th to June 2nd 2015 I'll be at Carrara show, pavilion C, lane 22, sharing the tabl with Kite04 .
I'll sell Outwards Yaoi Comic Volume 1, Cybersteel Yaoi Comic and many prints!
Come and say hi! Much love-  :heart:



GUYS! YOU.ARE.AMAZING

Thu May 7, 2015, 4:47 AM
Really, and ALWAYS remember that!
I received over 300 comments, notes, PMs, messages, E-mails, from you, and even some new commission requests, Patrons, and donations. I tried to reply to all of them but I may have missed some. ;3;

YOU ARE AMAZING! I can't express it better that this.

You helped me lots understanding I can do it and that I should focus on one goal at a time. Some of you suggested me to get a Part-time job, but at the moment I'm working full-time on 3 comics and 2 profit artbooks and I don't have time to focus on other things or to move my ass and get another job, due to my tight scheduling. It may take a lot of time to see results and money from these projects but I'll try my best to keep calm and stay positive.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! 
I'LL TRY TO BE MORE ACTIVE HERE AND REWARD ALL OF YOU WITH SOME RESOURCES, (HOPEFULLY) GOOD ART AND LOT OF COOKIES. 

You will never disappoint me, guys.
You're the best supporters in the world. 

Much love :heart:
Wendigo


This is a personal journal. Don't read if you're not interested in my private life!!


Selfff465e6f by SirWendigo
Hi there,
I'm Thomas (still 'Laura' on my documents), an Italian Ftm who started his transition 2 years ago and I'm about to start my teraphy within few months.

The transition in Italy works this way: you have to go to the psychologist every 2 weeks to receive the permission to start hormone therapy.
When I started the sessions I had a job and I could pay for my sessions (which costed around 620€ per year), but then in October 2013 I was forced to dismiss because customers couldn't pay me anymore. 
Well, I must admit I was happy at first: that 8 to 5 office job was really stressful, since I'm a digital artist, a graphic, and a video editor,
but I couldn't find a job in my field so I had to take the first one available. 

Anyway, at the end of 2013 I was hired by a small Californian publisher (Yaoi Revolution): it was my first contract for a comic series and it's still going!
I'm really happy about it but, again, I still can't make a living by art.

I even opened a Patreon page  for my art, sold my posters and comics to national conventions, participated in many profit projects, and I opened commissions on my deviantART page , but it's still not enough to become a freelance in my country. Too many taxes and you need to be famous or nobody will invest money/time on you.
I'm currently working on 2 artbooks, 3 comics and submitting special artworks and tutorials on my Patreon page.

The problem is I'm depressed: it's normal when you're about to start Testosterone Therapy, they said, but it's still a problem when you have tight scheduling and you can't work because of dark thoughts or the constant feeling you're not good enough. And yet the money is never enough: each month I have to pay my psychologist sessions and medical examinations. Last month I paid 300€ in all for my therapy + sessions, which is a huge amount, and next months could be worse.

I hate begging for money and I won't do that, EVER: what I'm asking you is, if you can, to support my art (comment, fav, share, whatever!) and works through Patreon , Tumblr  DeviantART or Facebook , buy a commission, or just share my GOFUNDME compaign
My waiting list for commissions is open and it's here . 

Thank you in advance for everything. You're amazing! 

Much love.♥
Wendigo


Hey guys!
My friend andaglas  needs fast help for real life complications.
She's taking EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS right now. 
Please, if you have spare money, go commission her. She's a really good artist. :)
Please share if you can't help. Thanks a lot!

A sample of her works:
Nobody missed ya by andaglasADOPTABLE AUCTION (CLOSED) by andaglas creeps by andaglas
Patreon Updates - May by SirWendigo


Yup guys! It's time for some changes on Patreon: www.patreon.com/Wendigo
They will be active from MAY 1st 2015.

I deleted 3 pledges (the one for posters, the one for Kevin's tee and the one for the 4 hands commissions from me and Giorgia Lanza)
BUT I also introduced 2 new pledges:

- for 20$ you'll get access to PRIVATE STREAMS in which YOU CAN GET A REQUEST FROM ME.
These streams will occur once or twice a month, and you could get just one request a month.

- for 60$ you'll GET AN A5 TRADITIONAL SKETCH FROM ME.
Remember this WON'T be a request of your OC, but I will draw an OC of mine of your choice.
The drawing can be in pencil and markers. Shipping worldwide is included.
You can add a fee in case you want a Registered mail instead of a Priority mail.

As pledges changed, raffle's tickets number change consequently, but it will apply from MAY (next month). This means for April's raffle tickets number will be the previous one, which was:
1-4$ = 1 ticket
5-9$ = 2 tickets
10-14$ = 3 tickets
15-69$ = 4 tickets
70-224$ = 5 tickets
>225$ = 6 tickets
TEMPLATE CELL-SHADINGsss by SirWendigo


CELL-SHADING COMMISSIONS SINGLE CHARACTER: 5000:points:  or 50$

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy You get a half-figure commission in colors of one character. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Characters must be original! No fanarts accepted. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Visual references are needed to star working on your commission. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy If you have special request (angle, expression, pose, color palette, etc.) feel free to ask. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Preview of the sketch is NOT included. Preview costs +1000Points
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy It may take over a month to finish your work. Be patient! 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy I only accept payments in advance!

PayPal bullet by emocx You can pay with Paypal too.  Price will be 50$ for a single character. Send me a note first! Tiny Note Icon by neripixu 

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CELL-SHADING COMMISSIONS 2 CHARACTERS: 8000:points: or 80$

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy You get a half-figure commission in colors of 2 CHARACTERS.
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Characters must be original! No fanarts accepted. (That one above was a gift!)
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Visual references are needed to star working on your commission. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy If you have special request (angle, expression, pose, color palette, etc.) feel free to ask. 
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Preview of the sketch is NOT included. Preview costs +1000Points
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy It may take over a month to finish your work. Be patient!
free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy I only accept payments in advance!

PayPal bullet by emocx You can pay with Paypal too.  Price will be 80$ for the couple. Send me a note first! Tiny Note Icon by neripixu 

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TO ORDER WITH POINTS, THE WIDGET IS ON MY dA PROFILE, ON THE LEFT, JUST BELOW MY FEATURED DEVIATIONS:
:iconsirwendigo:

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COMMISSION LIST

  1. :iconapophissaga:Aeris Alyce Flowery  + Nicholas Jervis Keyeharter Paid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  2. :iconeshi-chan: - Eshi Paid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  3. :icondoctor-axel: - Dr. Ulrich Origin  Paid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  4. :iconslytheblue:Magnus Hohenstaufen & Kazimir Van Den Berg Paid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  5. :icontoffee-owl: - Jana Paid Button by RoyalBlackheart

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WAITING LIST

  1. :iconspace-moose: - Darryn Halden and Korbin Fiachra Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  2. :iconaleude: Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  3. :iconaholeon: Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart
  4. :iconkcravenyote: - Dunn Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  5. :iconkasugatamaki:Sven Mayer Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  6. :iconapophissaga: - Berth Kingrom + Mirkus Chroclis Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  7. :iconseph7989: - Lins and Caesar Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  8. :iconoshakespeare: - Laertes Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  9. :icontagfox: - Hellfire + Naavianc  Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  10. :iconmaddiel27: - Julius Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  11. :iconempressboa: - Rolf Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  12. :iconxxmuroku-uchihaxx: Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  13. :iconcristianaleone: - Vondel Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  14. :iconazurielle1: - Varis (color only!) Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  15. :iconbilliethekat: - Herself as a guy Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 
  16. :iconjustown: - Him and myself brofisting Unpaid Button by RoyalBlackheart 



You can now apply for my WAITING LIST.
Send me a note filling this form.


NAME OF THE CHARACTER:
THE CHARACTER CREATOR (nickname and link to dA, FB or Tumblr):
NUMBER OF CHARACTERS IN THE PICTURE:
CHARACTERS REFERENCES: 3 picture max (more just in case of small design particulars)
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: only if necessary, 5 lines is enough.
CHARACTERS POSITION AND INTERACTION:
PAYING METHOD (Paypal or Points):

Tsu account! Get the ticket!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 7, 2015, 6:10 PM


Hi guys! I’m not sure if you’re aware of this ‘invite only’ website called tsū

I’m gonna publish some of my works on there too, in case you miss Tumblr updates or don’t check my sketch account or my Patreon often. 

You don’t really need to put your real name or surname in the description as FB, though. ;)
You can use it either for uploading your art and pictures, and write stuff. You can also keep your posts for ‘friends only’ or ‘public’. No spam is allowed on there, so read the rules carefully.

>> Anyway, CLICK ON THIS LINK to join the site using my invitation! <<

Read the site FAQ to learn more. 



Skin by SimplySilent

Coloring video process + Patreon 'How-to'

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2015, 5:08 PM


Hi there!

A new coloring process video is on my Patreon: it's 40 minutes long and with English SUBs, basically I explain some tricks and my coloring method. Practice is the best way to learn things but I think it may be helpful if you're a SAI user, some tricks can work on Photoshop as well. 
I'm sharing my color palette and explaining how I get that certain effect in my last picture. 

The video is HD 720px and you can also easily copy my brush settings, if you want. :)

Subs by SirWendigo

Here's the link to the video.



You're still unsure about supporting your favourite artists through Patreon?
Here's how it works and why I think it's the right platform
for publishing my self-produced comic, 'CyberSteel'. 


What is CyberSteel?


CyberSteel was born in 2009 after the collision of two evil minds: Thiefmarine and SirWendigo .
Set around 2030, CyberSteel is a urban spying, sci-fi and action story.
Kevin, is a university student from England and a computer hacker at night. In trouble with his exams, he luckily meets Alex, a geek who could help him in getting higher scores to impress his mommy. 
They become friends but Kevin struggles to make ends meet, so he steals dirty money from dubious current accounts to survive. 
In a flash, the two friends end up in some henchmen's sight, minions of a ruthless killer better known as Anger. 
You can read the full story for as low as 1$ a month on Patreon. 


How many CyberSteel books there will be?


Each volume is composed of 4 chapters of 25/27 pages each + a prologue. The whole comic consists of 7 volumes, around 90/110 pages each.

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What you get


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-If you pledge at least 1$  each Patron will get 3 pages per month in English and full colors
3 pages are not much for you? Don't worry! The number of pages will increase as soon as I'll reach the goals. At the end of the month you'll also get access to a ZIP folder with all the English pages. 


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-If you pledge at least 5$ you could read the comic in all the available languages (for now Italian and English), you'll have access to Resources, Linearts, WIPs, and exclusive Illustrations (the unpublished ones from the artbooks I'm preparing) and I'll follow you back on FB and/or Twitter (be sure to send me a PM in case you're interested in a follow back). PLUS you'll get access to a Dropbox folder each month, in case you missed some updates. :)
More languages will be unlocked as long as we reach the goal and Patrons will vote for the language to unlock first. At the end of the month you'll also get a link to a ZIP folder with the pages in all the available languages.

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-If you pledge at least 10$ you'll get all previous rewards, PLUS access to Tutorials and Step by Steps of my illustrations, occasional process videos, access to .PSD files, access to all the current .PDF Ebooks by Wendigo (value 8USD each, content may be +18), and you could decide the subject of the next Tutorial (painting, inking, etc.).



Premium tiers

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-If you pledge at least 15$ you'll get all 10$ rewards,
PLUS you'll get A3 posters from Wendigo
(contact me once you've selected your print).
Check out the PRINTS available here. 

You can purchase up to 3 prints at a time:
1 PRINT = 15$ 
2 PRINTS = 25$ 
3 PRINTS = 30$ 

Shipping in Europe and Mediterranean basin = INCLUDED!
 Shipping to Africa, America and Asia = +5$
Shipping to Oceania = +10$

Prints will be shipped once after the 15th of each month.


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-If you pledge at least 70$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards, 
PLUS you'll be Kevin's private t-shirt designer!!
Your logo/drawing/writing or your comic logo will appear on Kevin t-shirt for a whole scene (3/5 pages). 
I reserve the right to reject offensive/violent/political messages or drawings.
You (or your business) will be credited in the printed book. 


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-If you pledge at least 225$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards, 
PLUS Wendigo and GiorgiaLanza (who's CyberSteel colorist!) will create a commission just for you for private or commercial use, even for covers or self-publishing. (A4 size, 300 dpi, digital, in colors, preview of the sketch is included!).
Wendigo will do the lines and Giorgia will take care of the colors.


* Monthly Raffle - Patrons only*


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Each month I'm gonna select one of my current Patrons
and they will receive a 
inked bust from me (value 30$). 
Tickets number will depend on the amount you pledged for the current month and they'll increase your possibility to win.
I'm gonna extract the winner at the end of the month, and I'll deliver the drawing once each payment got through. 

Here's a small graph to explain how it works. 

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About the authors


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Wendigo and Thiefmarine have been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories since 2009.
Wendigo takes care of the drawings, from pencils to colors; Thiefmarine works on the plots. Both cooperate on scriptwriting and character designs.

Giorgia Lanza is an Italian comic artist and a digital colorist.


Our dream is...


To bring CyberSteel to life. Patreon will help Wendigo paying bills and paying the colorist during the creation process, that will last about 1,5 years for each CyberSteel volume.


Why Patreon and how it works?


We've chosen Patreon because it's the perfect platform to guarantee a regular publication to CyberSteel. At the moment, it's impossible for me to become a freelancer in my country. Hopefully, Patreon and Patrons will help me in getting the job I love.

You can donate any amount from 1$ to 225$ and you won't be charged until the 1st of the month. If you want to make a one-time donation, you can pledge to a Creator any amount and delete your pledge once you receive a verification email that your pledge was successfully charged. Just delete your pledge and you won't be charged again.


Hope everything is clear!

See you, space cowboys... ^-^


Skin by SimplySilent

A3 posters available on my Patreon!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 4, 2015, 8:51 AM


For just 15$, shipping to Europe included! YAY! :dummy: 
Here's the folder with all the available posters. 

You can ask for a signed one, if you want. :)

Plus you get access to all Patreons contents for one month. ^-^
Check out the page here: 
www.patreon.com/Wendigo

*The one in the picture is actually an art trade with andaglas so I'm not selling it, HAHA!*


Skin by SimplySilent

I'm searching for a Collab partner!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 18, 2015, 7:58 AM


I need to color other people lines for the sake of practice and Portfolio purpose! :D 

RULES:
- Lines should be clean and on a different layer, if you can. 
- I'm searching for .PSD or .SAI files.
- Illustrations OR cover art only.
- No complicated background.
- No comic pages.
- No nudity. 
- To apply just leave a comment below with a link to you lines. If you don't want to share them, just drop me a note.
- You'll be credited for your work, obviously. 
- This is NOT and art trade. I will do it for free and I'm free to decide which lines I like the most.

Thanks for your time!



Skin by SimplySilent

Some talented artists you should follow

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 17, 2015, 4:07 PM


Another feature because I discovered (and re-discovered) many talented artist lately here on dA! :dummy:
You should take a look at their galleries. ^-^

Dude sketch by WieldstheKey Blackstar: Rezin bust by WieldstheKey Cloud Head- Penn expression 1 by WieldstheKey
by WieldstheKey 

Guardian by LiLaiRa Commission for Cptn Sylver by LiLaiRa Commission for Velkss by LiLaiRa
by LiLaiRa 


silver dragon by bayardwu Fall- by bayardwu Little Cannibal Plant by bayardwu
by bayardwu 


160215 by Capomontone Happy Valentine's Day by Capomontone 000000 by Capomontone 
by Capomontone 


White Sorceress by MrDream Tarkan by MrDream Lizard Watch by MrDream
by MrDream 


Nightrunners by RenRou smart title by RenRou Stolen - page 106 (English) by RenRou
by RenRou 


20141018 Smoke by kasai Bushou Chronicle by kasai Tink - empersand by kasai
by kasai 


50 Shades of Gay by Fidi-s-Art The Power Of Love by Fidi-s-Art Non ho che questo amore by Fidi-s-Art
by Fidi-s-Art 


Eternal Schism - League of Legends contest winner by Roboto-kun sorceress by Roboto-kun City View by Roboto-kun
by Roboto-kun 


Fleur de la Vie by Zolaida Zombea by Zolaida Eurydia by Zolaida 
by Zolaida 


Mission 1: The Cyber Thief (cont.) by madspartan013 We Are Mercenary: Lounge by madspartan013 We Are Ready by madspartan013
by madspartan013 


Soufflevent by Coliandre Queen by Coliandre Dark Fairies Wood by Coliandre
by Coliandre 


[THOR2] redsteam 2d enviro Vanaheim-Lv3 WIP01 by 0BO Monk by 0BO the son of sand by 0BO
by 0BO 


Fallen Prince by rynisyou Will Graham by rynisyou goldfish: revisited by rynisyou 
rynisyou 


Joni adventures by EdCid En el Bosque de Craneos by EdCid Big Hivons by EdCid
by EdCid 


Skin by SimplySilent

Some news about Commissions!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 11, 2015, 6:27 AM


YUP! I'm no longer taking commissions via Patreon, bad experience.
I'm explaining it briefly...

- I always reserved the right to decline a commission, and Patreon doesn't allow me.

- Patreon keeps a high percentage over my work and I lost over 40$ last month. I think it will be fair if I keep using Paypal to get payment from commissions, otherwise I won't be able to pay the colorist. My colorist get 50€ each page.

- I don't think it's fair if CyberSteel reaches the first goal with my additional work for commissions. I created Patreon for CyberSteel and I want to reach my goals with people interested in this comic. I'm explaining this... I mean one month I could get 5 commissions. With 5 commissions maybe I'll reach the first goal of 550$, next month noone could afford a commission and I get 0$, because 5 persons only wanted a commission from me.
Also with 5 commissions a month it'll be hard to guarantee   4 pages a month, since I'm still working on another comic, 'Outwards'.

I just tried and it didn't work.


This month I'll be offering .PSD and tutorials for 10$ Patrons and I hope people could find something interesting on there even if they're not interested in the comic, and Exclusive illustrations, and unpublished works for my 5$+ Patrons. ^-^

And we're preparing a motion graphic video with original music to promote our page! :)

I made a sketch account on here too.
Take a look. ^-^

:iconjaredkeith::iconjaredkeith::iconjaredkeith:




Skin by SimplySilent

New benefits for my Patrons!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 2, 2015, 9:10 AM


My first month on Patreon is about to end, and Patrons who supported me there are about to get charged. :)
This means some slots will be available very soon and people could commission me again!

I'll be opening 3 slots for February and a little more in case I have spare free time ( I guess not?).

Anyway HERE COMES THE POINT! RAFFLE!!
Raffle Ticket by SirWendigo
I'll be doing a raffle from now on, on Patreon. 
Each month I'm gonna select one of my current Patrons
and they will receive a 
inked bust from me (value 30$).
 

Tickets number will depend on the amount you pledged for the current month and they'll increase your possibility to win.
I'm gonna extract the winner at the end of the month, and I'll deliver the drawing once each payment got through. 

Here's a small graph to explain how it works.
Raffle by SirWendigo

So basically if you offered 1 to 4$ you'll get one ticked, if you offered 5 to 9 $ you'll get 2 tickets etc.

If you have any other question feel free to ask.
Here's my Patreon page: www.patreon.com/Wendigo


Skin by SimplySilent

Where to find more of my stuff!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:41 PM


From now on I'll be posting my sketches, selfies and commissions mostly on:


MY FACEBOOK PAGE

MY TUMBLR SKETCHBLOG

MY INSTAGRAM

MY PATREON CREATIONS FOLDER


And thanks to the ones who replied to my last Poll. >3< Loves ya! :heart:


Skin by SimplySilent

How to get noticed on deviantART

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 25, 2015, 6:21 PM


Hi there! 



People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but  the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years. 

Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.

I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!

So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.
Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints. ;)
They worked for me but they may not work for you.

And now that you have a dA account...


What should you do?



► POST  FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLY
Your first post should be a finished work, no matter if in black and white or not, just post something finished in you gallery. It will be your portfolio. If you want your audience to see your sketches there's a section named 'Scrapbook' in which you can post them or either Tumblr is a good platform too. People should find your art interesting. Reply to this question: 'Would I watch myself?' 'Is my art good enough?' If the answer is 'YES' then you may have the qualifications to be noticed by the Community. If you don't like your art yourself, I suggest you to take art classes trying to improve your art or try with different media. Everybody can be good at art, you just have to practice everyday. Never give in! 

BE CREATIVE
Do your best to improve your art and to find other and better ways to do art. This site is full of amazing tutorials to learn how to draw digitally or traditionally, or to approach new techniques. Also, a periodically checking of this amazing dA section called What's hot could waken your creativity. Just remind you don't have to copy others to be creative: always keep you style and you'll go far!

► BE ACTIVE
Post something each week. If you can't do it (busy with work, or school), keep your watchers updated with a journal or post an ID. 

► REPLY TO COMMENTS AND NOTES
This doesn't mean you have to spam other people pages with a 'thank you for the fav' comment. Just reply to other people comments in your main page or deviations. Your watchers should become attached to you and you should love them.

► KEEP YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AWAY (FROM dA JOURNALS)
Ok, journals may be 'personal' but, please, don't use them to say you're ill, you got a haircut, you visited your relatives... It's preferable to make new art for similar news, like doing a self portrait with your new haircut, maybe. Everybody may read your personal stuff and this is not good for your reputation (even if you had great time), use Twitter for that. A good thing is to share  your reached goals with your watchers, though. 'I graduated', 'I got a job', 'I made an exhibition' are things your watchers die to know! They want you to be flawless to their eyes. 

► USE dA FORUM
Get in touch with other Deviants. Always keep in mind this is a Community and if you don't watch or comment on other people's work, then they may never noticed you and your art. My best choice, when I wasn't popular was posting my art in the Deviation ThumbShare section of the Forum, in which you can share your Thumbs and see other people's artworks. 

► MAKE GIVEAWAYS AND CONTESTS
People would love to be paid or win prices for drawing your OCs or either participate in a Themed Challenge with prizes, or either win something without doing anything. So do it! And don't forget to encourage/require people to put a link to your journal in their entry comment. 

► JOIN GROUPS
Absolutely join dA groups and put art in them! Some groups are really big, they have over 1000 watchers and they could help you increasing your audience exponentially. Check out dA groups HERE

► SHARE RESOURCES WITH PEOPLE
Be kind and share some tutorials, steps by steps, color palettes, poses, Photoshop actions or brushes, bases, Memes, wallpapers, with the community. :) People will be really grateful and you will learn a lot from them, especially if you shared poses and anatomical references. 

► SUGGEST DAILY DEVIATIONS AND BROWSE ART
Please do! Really. To get people interested in your art, you should be interested in art first! Be an active art enthusiast, fave and comment over other people's work and do it with pleasure.

► DO ART FEATURES
Yes, same as above. Show people you care about other artists and quality art. Spread the love! People are here for the art and they'll thank you if you'll show them new good artists to follow.

TAKE COMMISSIONS
Question yourself as an artist. Take commissions and show Deviants what you can do when you're out of your comfort zone.

NEVER STARTS FLAMES
If you have something to say to a user never said it in public. Send them a note instead. Being polite is the best way to coexist in a huge community like this one. People opinions may differ. If you and another user don't think the same, just politely explain your opinion and if they don't understand/respect it, well... No trouble! You can always deal with them in private or either block them. 

INVEST IN A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
And you won't be disappointed! You can change your main page appearance, which is really good to impress your audience. Furthermore, you won't see ADs, you can change your username (I had to!), your Sta.sh storage increases of 8GB, you can view your Stats (which is really important in case you want to build a consistent audience), you can set your own royalties over your prints and have a 10% discount over prints in general, creating a dA Portfolio and much more.

GET AN APPEALING AVATAR
An avatar is like 'your face' on dA community, so it should rather represent a picture or your face or a detail of your best artwork. Pixel art avatars are cute, but they always disappear in the ocean.

RESPECT dA RULES
Yep. I forgot to write it before but yes, you should also respect rules. Like... never post +18 art or you'll be banned, not even in your Sta.sh! Always flag your nudity with 'mature content' (I learned it the hard way...).
Read dA rules in case you're in trouble.

DO FANARTS (BUT NOT TOO MANY)
Even if I do NOT encourage this method to get watchers, this is absolutely the best way to get them. I didn't use it, though, because it's a double-edged sword... People may not like the fandom you're in. People may get bored of your work quickly. People may ask you if you can do something 'that's really yours'. Do you want to get noticed for your originality or because 'you made that awesome fanart of Korra, OMG!'? It's up to you.


I think it's enough for now. :)
I really hope you can find it's useful somehow. :tardgrinn: 


Skin by SimplySilent
Yay guys! Today I woke up to discover I got my 4th DD!!
I totally didn't expect it, and I want to thank :iconginryuzaki: and :icontehangelscry: for the feature!

I'm so happy this picture got a DD because of the feelings behind the drawing and mainly because it's my first DD involving characters from my CyberSteel story, I'm currently uploading this comic on Patreon, but you may know it already. :dummy:

Here's the lucky illustration!!

I don't care if I die by SirWendigo

Also I want to let you know I've uploaded my latest illustrations as prints and merchandise on Society6. 
Check them out!

16957934 15268182-sknmba11 Pm by SirWendigo 16956711 10385135-iphone6 Pm by SirWendigo
16957383 10796947-plwfr2 Pm by SirWendigo 16957157 1702878-bagtote16 Pm by SirWendigo



Another feature!

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 6:23 AM
Oh hello guys again!
I want to let you know I commissioned an awesome artist lacrimode and I want to share the result with you. :heart:
Mark and Stefan by lacrimode

And here are some other works from her, she's really talented!
From My Beloved by lacrimode
Fiend Portrait: Blue by lacrimode Mizuki (Dramatical Murder) by lacrimode