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Is it just me, or

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 13, 2014, 1:38 PM
Has dA become a totally entirely different  thing than what it was?

Seems like the normal crowd that used to follow me has either moved on to something else, or dissipated altogether. It might be that I haven't really done anything SF related in a while and just Momo stuff for almost 2 years.

If there is a site I should be on, which should it be?

I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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Kamakru Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Hmm, I wouldn't suggest leaving DA, but adding a couple sites could help your reach.
Tumblr will reach a lot of people and the re-blog feature is handy. 
On Facebook it's easier to share things virally (since they're so good at making sure everyone sees everything you're can come in handy at times..). If you upload any images make sure they're super small and watermarked, in case they get iffy with their copyright usage.

For both these sites you can set a click-through link/direct link back here to your DA, or even your own website. 
I wish there was a magical site for artists that was clean with a good layout (and color scheme), user friendly with a good mature audience but still laid back not snobby, and still have great networking, but ah, that's asking for a lot these days.

Vermin-Star Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional
I'm glad it's not just me! Yes, this place seems dead now. All the old crowd has gone away. I'm guessing Tumblr and Facebook like everyone else is saying, otherwise, no idea. So yeah, by all means share your stuff on those sites too, it can't hurt, but I'd recommend keeping one eye on DA incase they come back :)
Anths95 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It does seem to have changed a bit; it's mostly just deader and there appear to be more talented artists leaving (or more subpar artists like myself drowning them out a bit). I believe I signed up right in the middle of this exodus :P I can't suggest a better place though, sadly; Pixiv has massive levels of talent but is difficult for English-speakers to use, Tumblr's format seems too blog-like to actually be an effective place to share art, and Facebook isn't an ideal place for art either, although I am following more and more artists on there lately. 
DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Tumblr happened, amigo
Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya  i feel the same way because of facebook, tumblr, the crowd dispersed, its quite sad as fb was the one who has one of the greatest interface to contain them all
Calaca35 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I follow artists here mostly, but hey, I haven't been here that long. But I also follow my faves on Facebook and Tumblr as well.
ZakOnestar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I agree with what DarkerEve Stated.
Since you guys have been here for many more years than myself you may feel this site is changing/not the same/ghosting in a certain way. But overall, the love  and passion artists show here is still the best. 

I see Artists who have dA also make a Facebook and Tumblr but its not really that passionate there. Tbh people share your photo/reblog it and move on in a way - don't get me wrong they truly appreciate the time and effort and beauty of your artwork but its not going to be the amount of passion you would get from a community that is centered around Artists.

Its kinda like that old quote i saw somewhere a long time ago. "dA is a made by Artists for the Artists." The same could be said for Pixiv aswell but overall its where you feel "at home" with your artwork.

I also second what Darker said. "Don't move to another site"    but if you Feel the need to explore and open another site. Don't leave us here on dA. Your art is indeed inspirational. it'll be heartbreaking to see you leave Omar-Dogan
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally agree, well said.
VGHopkinsJR Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: Agreed and VERY well said.
Chronorin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ignore the doubters, Deviant Art is forever!
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