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STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 18Well yet again, its been a while since I have done an article like this, real life always seems to get in the way, deaths and college this time.
Anyway here we go again.
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(The following "guide" is based on my own experience, but it's not meant to be taken seriously)




Alright everyone! You wanna know how to become popular on deviantART? Then follow these easy steps and you'll reach popularity in no time!

Step 1: Change your username Make a new account



Whoops, sorry. I thought deviantART had a username-change system, but it doesn't. Looks like you'll have to start over and make a new account! Transfer your faves and the people you watch, because you need a good username if you want to be taken seriously here, and making a new account is the only option for now.

Make sure not to choose the name of an anime character and a bunch of random numbers as your username (naruto12345), choose one that's easy to remember and defines your person. Because seriously, who chooses a random word and random numbers as their username?
...
...moving on.

Step 2: Start making art



The site is called deviantART, so it doesn't matter how well you follow these steps, nobody is going to watch you if your gallery is empty. So start making stuff! Preferably, make things people like. Create fanart of popular stuff. Anime was the best choice a few years ago, but today I'd recommend My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic if you want to get popular fast. (I had about 50 watchers on October 2010. I started making fanart of ponies June 2011. I have 1800+ watchers now. I'm dead serious)

Don't like either, or you just have no artistic talent at all? No problem! Get a kitten, a camera, and start taking pictures of it. Make sure said kitten is the cutest, fluffiest one you can find. If you wanna get serious, find two kittens, and take pictures when they're sleeping, rolled up, cuddling with each other. Make up a cheesy deep, well thought title for it, because it should make people believe it is artistic. BAM! Frontpage!


Step 3: Join groups. All of them



Maybe your art is good, but people still won't stumble upon it. The solution? Join groups! Specially the ones that will actually accept the kind of work you create (which is, the ones with no quality standards). Make sure they're groups with at least 500 watchers or so. Why join small groups when you can join the huge popular ones and spam people's inboxes with your crap at such a fast rate they can't keep up with it? That's sure to draw attention to your profile!


Step 4: Start making art



But this time, make sure it doesn't look like a 3 year old's coloring book. It doesn't matter if you're spamming the Hetalia/Pokemon/MLP groups with your stuff, because if it's not good, people will just ignore you (And most of the time, the groups won't accept it). So stop using MS Paint or taking pictures of your drawings instead of scanning them, nobody likes when you do that.


Step 5: Fave EVERYTHING



It's been a while and people still won't take a look at your art. You're getting desperate. Don't panic, this never fails! Just fave every single deviation you see, and give a llama to every single person you can find (don't forget to watch them too!). Most of the time, they will click on your profile page and thank you for being so nice and faving their work. If you're lucky, they'll take a look at your art and watch you back. PROFIT!

Step 6: Buy some points :points:



Don't be cheap, you need these for the next steps. Some people can get popular without following them, but that demands time, effort, lots of practice and patience to make great art, and building yourself a reputation among the community. Who wants to go through all that hassle? Certainly not you! Buy as many points as you can. And now...

Step 7: Give away your points



Remember what you did on an earlier step, when you watched every artist you could find? Okay, now do the same, but instead, give them 1 point! :points: It doesn't have to be an artist you like. It doesn't even have to be an artist at all! When that person sees the notice, he's sure to go to your profile and thank you for your generosity. Remember, 80 points = $1, so you can buy get lots of attention for a low price. DOUBLE PROFIT!

Step 8: Make a givaway journal



Do you still have enough points? No? Then buy more, because we're not done yet! This is an easy one, all you have to do is make a journal announcing you're making a givaway, and that will immediately get people's attention. Just say that to participate, they have to comment and fave it. If lots of people do it, chances are your precious little journal will appear at the bottom bar of the site, making it popular, thus, making you popular. TRIPLE PROFIT!

(Remember, you can't tell people that they have to donate points to enter, Lottery style. Apparently that's against dA's ToS, because of course, that means you will get money, instead of them! So horrible!) And what should you give away? Anything from points to Premium Memberships. State a deadline to enter, and say that you'll choose the winner completely randomly. Pfft, whatever, just make an extra account, enter the givaway with it, and say that's the winner. Nobody will notice!

Step 9: Enjoy your popularity!



If you followed these steps, you're sure to get more popular in no time! Sure, people may comment harsh things on your profile and your work, but that's just because they're jealous of you and your incredible art. So just hide their comments and block them. Who needs honest critiques when you can get tons of people to say your art is perfect when it actually sucks? I hope this guide worked for you, and if it didn't, it means you didn't follow it well.




Okay, there's my "guide". I don't make myself responsible for whatever may happen if you actually decide to do anything on this journal.

Now, totally serious. These steps could make you popular in deviantART, but that doesn't mean you'll automatically be a successful artist in reality. My advice is just to practice, practice, practice:

"Imagine you have several thousand crappy drawings you have to get out of your system before your any good and try your damnedest to get those crappy drawings out as fast as you can."
-Lauren Faust

(I love that quote)

Of course, deviantART is a good place to start sharing your art with others. It doesn't matter whether it's drawings, sculpture, photography, literature, music (Whoops, uploading music isn't possible on the site. F***ing lovely, deviantART staff) or anything else. Just keep practicing and never give up!

By the way, do not fave this. The last thing I want is this crappy journal to take the bottom bar spot of a journal that may have actually been interesting and helpful. I'm just ranting about what I've seen on the site, that's not artistic. But again, most stuff on here isn't artistic either, right? (By the way, I'll classify this journal as "deviantart, Inc.>Help & FAQ" for the sake of parody)
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Sakura-iro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL That tip about taking pictures of kittens. So true haha! :D
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Deadcat-ink Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't like mlp
I going to be unpopular
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BlackOutDotEXE Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say that step 2 always works
hell,it even worked for me :XD:
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XsweetsfreakX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Even if I try all these I'll never get popular. All I get is a tiny bit of comments and like 1 or 3 favs. :(
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LucariShay Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
this may be kind of stupid...
DeviantArt isn't about being popular, it's about sharing and improving 
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AtomicPhoton Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't understand that quote.
I was gonna ask, does a premium account really make a difference?

Also 80pts=$1?!WOW!
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EvilPervyGirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have one question. When i see peoples drawings, on the right side where it shows the drawings of other people, it is about the same stuff. for example lets say someone draws ed,ddd n eddy and then it shows on the right where it says "more from deviant art" other people with same interest drawing ed ddd n eddy. but for me it just shows random drawings of anime..I don't really know how to explain myself really.
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nickperriny7mai Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm trying so hard ! :(
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BeespokeBagsandMore Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use to get a lot of favs comments and commissions on my old account because I drew lots of lion king crap. Now that I draw my own charecters I am lucky if they get one fav at all!

It is annoying too when all the my little ponies base colouring accounts get tons of attention and paid hundreds of points to adopt their "wonderful" creations

I drew a mlp adopt in my own style and not one fav or interest! 
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butterscotts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
This is hilarious:D And I can see that it would probably work too haha.
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DeviantSaiyan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
step 9 if none of this works just make custom requests until you get popular, then after your popular never acually do it.
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PrancingTomato Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Omg the satire I love it thank you somebody needed to say this
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Denimtrans Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You forgot exchanging 'Watch'
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JustSnilloc Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno man, I can make some serious stuff in MS Paint.
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:iconbackwardspocketwatch:
Step #1 to becoming popular on deviantart, Create a piece named "How to become popular on deviantart" and rake in image and profile views from all the desperate people.

Jk, good guide though.
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Letseatpeople Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm following literally all of these steps and I've only got 35 watchers.
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:iconjomy10:
jomy10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It takes time
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Letseatpeople Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh. That was so surprising.
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Virdeporte Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is the first honest guide i've ever seen. I mean, putting things that actually work instead of a lot of heresay and crap.
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Agnethamoon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What is the point of getting watchers that are not remotely interested in your art? A bigger penis number on your page, that's all. Making good art and putting them into (the right) Groups for display should be enough to get you some attention. .___.  Recently I got watched by someone who stated in his journal that if he got to 150 watchers, he (I think it was a he) would give away a Premium Membership. Sorry, but there are only two sorts of people that I watch back: People whose art I enjoy and people I've had a nice and lengthy conversation with. I will never get overly  popular that way but at least my audience is somewhat genuine.
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jomy10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why you need good art :)
And i agree,
just giving away stuff isn't the way to get popular,
if you get popular and people buy your paintings (if you sell them)
then you can start by doing something like that,
just make shire they like your art,
that's the best method!
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Agnethamoon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:nod:
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Midnight-Star234 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I hope this helps me
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KhaliaArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, this is so interesting!! :clap:
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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:

YOU GET!!!

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:
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Prince-Vegeta-0011 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I feel ya there
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's funny 'cause it's true. :iconheplz:
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Prince-Vegeta-0011 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
mhmm
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, my work here is done. :trollface:
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Saiyanpelt-and-Co Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The truth hurts, huh?
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it does. :(
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Saiyanpelt-and-Co Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: I feel you, man.  Literally, we have some arm to waist contact going.
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SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconeeyupplz:
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mmv303 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
lols.
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is EXACTLY how DA politics work. :iconteheplz:
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Sugary-Cakes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
:/
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfotunately, 'tis true.
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:iconsugary-cakes:
Sugary-Cakes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn.I used to do base work all the time when I first got on here.But now I do hand drawn stuff.

My latest devation don't even have a single comment.It's like I don't even exist.
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SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that feel. :iconcomfortplz:
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:iconsugary-cakes:
Sugary-Cakes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
*hug* Maybe I should start talking to my watchers more often.It might help me out a bit right?
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jomy10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reply to their comments,
be nice!
Look at their art and
favorite the ones you like!
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Sugary-Cakes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the advice :-)

Sorry for the long wait,my computer isn't working and all i have is my tablet
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:iconspetsnazkaz:
SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely. ;)
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:iconsugary-cakes:
Sugary-Cakes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
hey,have you heard of a bill called sopa?
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SweetCreeper132PL Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
1. I hope I don't must hmm 
2. I making emoticons and shooting photos Wink/Razz 
3. Started deviantART Groups
4. I'm sometimes adding some differents things ;) (Wink)
5. I doing this from the start +fav 
6. Meh, I wanna earn points from the dAhub :| (Blank Stare)
7. I giving 2-3 points for everyone, for I want Points
8. Not enought points :( (Sad)
9. I enjoyed? Sweating a little...

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XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahah this is great too much work for me though. I'll just cross my fingers and hope people honestly like my work. 
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This...is elaborate....
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D-Goldenheart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am mostly just a philosopher and a minor artist. I don't know if people consider written words art, because I kind of like writing almost as well as drawing... online. In reality, I draw more than I write mostly because of me not having a sketch board and I don't know how to transfer physical copies onto the computer beside from taking pictures of it. Anyway, I really like the amount of time and consideration you put into this to help other artists on this website. I will probably be taking a while to gain a little bit of attention for my work, but nonetheless, this is good. Thank  you for doing this, and I hope to see you again here. Bye-bye!
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YankeePitbullTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional
I don't Ned to be popular I just fine. ^^
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FliegenderHirsch Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't realise this was meant to be ironic until the end bit. You, my friend, are brilliant.
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