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How to become Popular on DeviantArt

-Find an already popular artist whose style you like and is easily identifiable within the deviantArt community.

-Copy their style to the best of your ability. If you are accused of tracing/copying, deny it and come up with a lame excuse. If it persists, delete your account and create a new account. Repeat from step 1.

-AND/OR cling to a popular artist and draw their characters as often as possible. Make sure they notice your artwork by spamming their profile with links to them.

-You may also draw nothing but fanart from popular animes. The weeaboos will eat these up like candy.

-If you're not "good" at drawing, use bases. Be sure to hide it as much as possible and never credit the original creator of the base.

-Post as often as possible, even if it reduces the overall quality of your work.

-Submit your masterpieces to as many groups as you can. It doesn't matter if it belongs in the group or not.

-Pretend to be best buds with a popular artist, even if they don't know you. They will get to know you soon though.

-Make an original character or persona and draw nothing but them.

-Get someone to make you a fangroup, or make one yourself. To keep from looking really desperate, make a second account to fantard over your own work and found your fangroup. You can also use a separate account to "troll" yourself and make it seem like the whole world is out to get you. Sit and watch the comments pile up trying to cheer you up and agreeing that the world is so unfair today.

-If you don't get enough watchers initially, pretend you have more than you actually do by making a journal post thanking everyone for all the support.

-Give out llamas to everyone. EVERYONE.

-Be sure to put a link to your fabulously superior gallery in your Comment Signature. Then proceed to comment on as many other submissions as possible. Sometimes even comment more than once to make sure you're noticed!

-You know those boring profiles deviantArt gives you as default when you first join? Screw that. Add as many icons/thumbnails/whatever you can find to your profile to make it look like you're a senior member. The flashier the better.

-Lie about your age. For some reason, people love it when kids draw better than them, so it's okay to shave a few years off.

-Lie about your nationality. Asians are always the most popular choice.

-Premium accounts are a must.

-Post self-portraits often.

-Create your own "unique" method of commenting, even if you're just copying someone else. This can include but is not limited to: typing in subscript, bold, italics, caps, or other painfully annoying to read format.

-Claim that every image you post took twice as long to draw as it really did. The longer it took you, the more impressive it seems.

-Draw the same picture over and over again. Your wonderful fans won't care because you're so much more amazing than them. Who cares about diversity anyway?

-Rainbows. Rainbows EVERYWHERE. Puke them if you have to.

-Create shoddily thrown together .gifs of some dude blinking or other short animation. Make it look like it took hours when really it only took 10 minutes.

-Claim you read every one-word comment you receive even though you don't. Your fans will be happy to hear that they're acknowledged by your god-like presence.

-Be sure to give out "freebies" every so often. You have to keep your fans satisfied. This way, it also looks like you actually pay attention to them.

-Make up a terrible accident or other drama and post a journal about how hard it is.

-Create accounts on other websites such as MangaBullet or Tumblr and spam post your artwork there are well. You can also join forums and post links every time you submit a new masterpiece.

-If all else fails to earn you attention, post as much stolen work in your gallery as you can, and make sure people notice it! As soon as someone finally notices you're stealing someone else's work, delete all of the stolen work and claim your account was hacked. They'll never know the difference, and you'll still have the watchers.

-Whenever you've earned a sizable amount of watchers, make tons of journals featuring other artists who aren't as amazing as you. Not only does this inflate your own ego, but it creates the illusion that you're the only important person in all of deviantArt.

-Or actually have real talent.
Behold, the sarcasm! I'm not trying to attack anyone specifically. I'm merely pointing out the annoying trends I keep seeing every day. I don't need watchers to feel good about myself or my art. So take that society.

And obviously there are certain requirements for these to be annoying. I'm not saying everyone who features other artists is a narcissistic jerk, that's just unrealistic. So if you're offended, baaaaaaw at me if you want. I'll just reply correcting your false assumptions. I do not apologize for my tone in advance. Good day.

Pffft, just found this earlier. Sums it all up, don't it?
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Drizzle-The-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
this is halarious
YesImAPegasister Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL the ending tho
StarlitWishes Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So true XD
YesImAPegasister Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Deviantart!

If you are an "artist", follow this quick and easy guide to guarantee the maximum possible amount of pageviews humanly possible! :trollface:

If you "draw"/post Recolors/Sparkledogs/Anime/Fetishes:

You get: 10,000,000+ favourites, pageviews, watchers, a Daily Deviation, Admin support/friendship, special "priviledges" such as a free subscription, and everyone an their mothers wanting to draw your "BYOOTIFUL KARAKTURR."

If you actually know how to draw:


A handful of watchers, one or two [good] ones, if you're lucky, who [the majority] will not bother even commenting and/or favouriting ANY of your journals/forums/artwork, making you question why they even bothered watching you in the first place. 
The world will thank me later. :iconheplz:
MaraFranci Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I can never get very many comments on my work, kinda depressing... But this cheered me up. :D
AimiTheSeawolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I laughed so hard! Even tears started falling off xD 
dragonluver12366 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I'm stupid at drawing on my iPad on muro it's the only way I can draw and I suck at it
dragonluver12366 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
But still I luv this the ending is priceless XD
xStarlightKittyx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wonderful XD
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