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DeviantArt: losing to Instagram...?Greetings everyone,
FYI, I’m writing the clean version of chapter IV’s script and jumping on the fifth one when I can. I’m also designing some sort of a “super state” to introduce to the series, but that won’t be revealed for quite a loooong time. Nonetheless, things are doing good for HEART OF WILDFIRE.
I wanted to talk to you guys about a certain aspect of the artistic community on the web and how it has changed during the recent years. To be more precise, I’d like to point out Instagram and DeviantArt; and on how the latter seems to be losing a lot of field as the years go by.
I’m certain that I’m not being a stranger when I say that DeviantArt used to be more... close to its members and more interactive as well. Especially when it came to art thievery. Third party members could help fight art thieves, but not anymore unfortunately. And don’t get me started on the logo change... Other than that, and I hope I’m just se
H.O.W.- Other sharing options. DeviantArt no more?Greetings everyone,
I hope you’ve all had some amazing holidays. On this occasion, I’d like to wish you all to have a great year in 2017.
But we all must get back to work. (Bummer…)
As I said in some posts earlier as I tend to give HEART OF WILDFIRE a new makeover, something really got me thinking through that process.
I don’t think it is new that DeviantArt, somehow, has been going through a certain decline due to some new policies (especially regarding art thievery), the higher prices of premium memberships (and its weird renaming as CORE) and the competition with other social network that offer better options for artists. For example, people are welcome to go on Pixiv, and Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram are better equipped to share work through a larger and more interactive audience.
I’m not saying that DeviantArt is useless, but many great artists that I’ve discovered on DA years ago switched to other platforms. Their accounts are still there on