So how do you market yourself? I made these posts on the dead Patreon thread>>3892122>>3892131
All I heard so far is>fanart / trendhopping
I don't think I can use fandoms to my advantage>be "funny" / use your "personality" / be a girl meme
which I suspect only works if you want to draw in children ala Pewdiepie>porn
that's an entirely different market>"networking"
what does this mean? if I talk to other artists on social media they reply to me like I'm a fan (of course), so I'm just a fan, I'm not "networking". Even mildly popular artists won't even consider you if you don't have a fanbase of your own that can cross over. It makes no sense.>be professional, regular updates, etc.
fair enough but many popular artists didn't follow this at all and still got popular, and being 100% consistent right now for me would still mean completely zero views because I'm isolated from the search algorithms and my art may as well not exist on the platforms.>be ultra amazing at drawing and get by with sheer quality
I would do this if I could
Is there anything that an industry professional learns on the field that I am not even thinking about? How much of it is related to actual drawing? I honestly doubt that getting better at drawing, even a whole lot better, will have an effect.