create an ai that looks exactly like you, what could go wrong
heres the deal with exposure from an art business graduatemoon -
Essentially the deal with the site is that: no one wants to join it cause no one's on it. obviously you can see the problem. a .null chicken before egg situation. secondly that not everyone has to like the art you post. if you make someone someone doesnt like, or doesnt appeal to them. they simply do not owe anyone anything. this also goes for artist. an artist can draw what they want and owe not a single person a thing.
Exposure comes into 3 pillars:
3. viewer pool
I'll explain these in the read more.
Predictability || Predictability is one almost no one follows not even myself, but its key! you need to maintain your followers by consistently posting what you are known for and on a consistent schedule, that way people can come to expect when to look for your content, and what you will be posting. its like if suddenly your favorite food blog began posting about 14th century renditions of anime. pretty cool. but not what you came for. or if your favorite comic only updates once every 3 months but not on a specific date. you may not feel compelled to keep track of it. the way a monthly or weekly comic would.
Viewer Pool || Viewership pool is VERY ultimatlely not up to you, but it does have the biggest impact. the above listed is about increasing your odds to have dedicated fans based on who views your content. the aforementioned problem is that if there is no pool? no viewers.
if your mathmatical chances of finding a dedicated viewer is 1/10 per exposed viewer, thats amazing. but if you only have 5 users, where does that leave you? advertising is ENTIRELY dedicated to opening up these numbers, but at the end of the day. there's not much you can do besides try your best to increase these numbers.
Now. you're like. moon you bastard why are you saying this. well. 2 reasons.
1. this should be a good grounding for artists who dont have much expirience in getting exposure and understanding what kind of content to make and when. and
2. pointing out that waterfall isnt that big, and if you dont make an effort to increase the pool, liken your numbers with these rules and interact with others you wont get much.
Heres some tips from yours truly:
Try interacting with others, comments ESPECIALLY will be noticed, but reblogging is just as good.
Try to cater to what's popular in between your personal stuff
Post something. anything! even sketches! just keeping content consistent is key.
Try inviting people from other platforms and be sure to give them a warm welcome..!
thats all i got. if you want more tips feel free to shoot me a message.
I haven't drawn Chandra in ages so I just /had/ to sketch him 😭 He's a lunar deity in a world I've been working on for a while now (the same one Dria and Edy are in) and boi o h boi I wish I could continue worldbuilding soon.
Oh and he has a Toyhouse profile too! It's still a WIP though and I haven't really updated it in a while ;w;