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artists! where do you post your works?

im curious what your go to platform is to post art nowadays? doesnt seem like theres a really stable platform anymore and im honestly not sure where to look for it myself


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Reply by luke ๐ŸŒป

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I post on both twitter and tumblr and I genuinely think tumblr's the best place right now, I like that there's no real algorithm and people continue to reblog art I've posted 5+ years ago! (a little embarrassing for me but something that'd never happen on other sites, everything's so fast nowdays!)


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Reply by The Clown King

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I mainly use Tumblr to post my art. I never understood why people preferred Twitter, the algorithm wasn't fit for me, and that platform's just getting stricter and stricter...

Tumblr is a great place though, ESPECIALLY if you post fanart. Post art, treat it like a blog, you'll eventually get a decent following of people.ย 

Plus, Tumblr doesn't put your follower count in your face, it's just kinda there... I always worry about managing my followers on other platforms.ย 


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Reply by Tabaki

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As depressing as it is to say, Instagram and Tumblr seem like the only options.

I used to post in Deviantart all the same, and it was where I had built my largest following, but not only the site has been overrun with AI slop, the place is mostly only populated with accounts selling AI image packs now, and less and less with artists.

Bluesky opened up to the public recently and I've been adding artists there, but it's hardly a great option as place for art. I also post on Artfol but it's not that amazing either since the userbase is very limited.


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Reply by Gluma

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Just adding onto the Tumblr answers, since thatโ€™s the only place I post art on + where I exclusively look for fanart, too. Like what the first reply mentioned, unless youโ€™re in, like, a really big/popular fandom, youโ€™ll always get notifs on fanart stuff (itโ€™s very funny sometimes because I made fanart on a characterโ€™s birthday at least two years ago and I still get notifs when their birthday date comes around LOL). I canโ€™t say much for original art since I rarely do/post it, but I think that as long as you establish upfront that thatโ€™s the main thing you post, I donโ€™t think youโ€™ll be ignored (I follow accounts that do original art and occasionally sell their art and although they donโ€™t have as much likes a fanart account would have, Iโ€™d say ~20 likes for daily posts + the occasional popular artwork is a good number)?

I used to post my art on Discord quite a bit but I did it mostly because I just loved the media the Discord was on lmao I also used it as a bit of practice for commissions (AKA I just did requests...unpaid :,)), which could be a viable option if youโ€™re looking for something like that since the server I was on was pretty popular so there was always someone wanting something drawn + the artist friends I made on there recommended me other servers specifically for commissions. Itโ€™s a good site for making connections, I think :o TERRIBLE for just posting art, though :/


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Reply by Jinnicide

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On my own personal website, social media is a cancer.


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Reply by w1ms3r_rxt

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i've kindof stopped putting my art out there, i realize i didn't get much gratification from likes and i haven't reallly made any art i'd even want to post?? Whenever i do, i post it to instagram or twitter i suppose

I do still post all my animations to youtube though, i enjoy reading the comments and i'm glad people enjoy them. It may be a weirder platform but people do tend to comment more which is all i really need at the end of the day.


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Reply by Thais Santos

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Well, I postly mostly on Tumblr and Intagram :-D


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