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Can we please bring back art blogs? Places where artists can post artwork and write more than a short paragraph?

Now it's all pictures with the pencil in the frame pointing at the drawing like that's a natural position. LOL

>> No.4011226

>>4011223
Tumblr

>> No.4011231

>>4011223
Start one faggot

>> No.4011236

>>4011223
I hated that about tumblr, for maximum “shareability” you’d try not to put too much information about your work n the description because people didn’t want that on their blogs or whatever.

>> No.4011254

>>4011223
I have a Pillowfort account and it’s pretty good for that. But it’s more like a personal journal, there aren’t enough users to treat it like a real social media platform,

>> No.4012373

I've been thinking about creating one at neocities. It must be pretty cool do your own page like the shit you have in your head.

>> No.4012375

>>4012373
I have one and it's the best option to me because you can really control how you want to present your art, gallery wise and viewing wise.
If you have already social media you can use that to promote whenever you have new art on your site.

>> No.4012376

>>4011223
>the pencil in frame

everybody who does this is a pretntious donkey and should be expelled from any community. What even is the purpose of doing this?

>> No.4012388

>>4011254
>Pillowfort
oh snap. seems like a cool one. better join now while it's still small
I wonder what the next big site will be...

>> No.4012393

>>4012376

I agree that it's pretentious af, but I believe it's purpose is to make the posts feel more engaging and personal to the followers, as if they're invited to get a glimpse behind the scenes to speak. It makes the posts more about the creation of the art as a lifestyle event, rather than the finished artwork.

>> No.4012399

>>4012376
The purpose is to show the materials you used to make the picture without writing it down in the description. Use your fucking brain faggot

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>>4012393

The podcast One Fantastic Week had an episode where they discussed this. They called the concept something along the lines of "where the art lives".

If you sell originals or any physical objects such as art prints, instead of presenting them as perfectly cropped pictures you can take a photo of the object to show it as it exist in physical space with some appropriate props and setting. Pic related is an example.

>> No.4012431

>>4012375
Did you learn html/css for it? I always wanted an excuse to do so, making my own portfolio site may be it.

>> No.4012601

>>4011223
Just find any ActivityPub enabled blog software. You can write your blog and people on pawoo/whatever meme site can follow you with their existing accounts.

Don't bother with anything where users need to actually sign up with a new account.

>> No.4012604

only reason i've ever put a pencil in is for sense of scale to a viewer. Mainly because my camera's lens was weird. I don't do it anymore, I just zoom out and take a photo of the whole page.

>> No.4013704

>>4011254
>Pillowfort
>paying money for a social media site

>> No.4013713

>>4013704
I paid a one time $5 fee for a personal blog with unlimited NSFW content hosting, seems more than reasonable to me. For those of us older than 15 living in the first world $5 is literally pocket change.

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>>4012376
I listened to some art thot talk about this and it's like >>4012400 says. It's to make it feel like "I'm making this art right now as you scroll your feed" though the brush I'm holding is dry and the piece is finished, the thot discussed how to frame your hand the right way while pretending to paint.
It's sickening that people are open about this fake marketing shit with no shame whatsoever and I refuse. The worst I've done was put the pen I used next to the drawing for "presentation" and that made me roll my eyes already. Can I just post the fucking drawing please?

>> No.4013728

>>4013713
>$5 is literally pocket change.
well aren't you rich mr. pornfag, I eat for days with that

>> No.4014314

>>4013725
>>4012400
I also assume the pen/pencil specifically is a compositional way to direct the viewers eye to the drawing.

I'm of two minds. On one hand I hate the fakery of it, but on the other it's just playing the game. Gotta' do what you can to get ahead.

>> No.4014382

>>4013704
>Go to pillowfort.io
>Asks for sign in with 0 explanation of what the site is
Mmmyeahhh, Not really selling me on it.

>> No.4014391

>>4011223
There is absolutely nothing wrong with an Art Blog aside from that if you care or not about followers.

>> No.4014455

>>4014382
You hit the join button and it right away asks for your credit card information.
It was a kickstarted social media site tumblr clone that got really popular in the wake of the tumblr purge. You had to donate to the crowdfunding platform to get an access code. Nsfw artists jumped on the bandwagon, not realizing that the .io domain does not allow NSFW materials/pornography. (It was originally pillowfort.io).
I can only assume paypigs are holding on to it to justify their purchase and it's probably a bit of a hugbox--as is any site that gatekeeps in any way.
The site has probably had enough member growth to have advertisements run on it or be attractive to advertisers, but they're still charging well over six months later. I'd prefer if they gave you a free trial on a temporary username--not allow you to have a custom username/not post content/only like content/not comment it would allow the site to grow naturally and would encourage those that like the site to create a full account. But, I'm not a money grubbing SJW.

>> No.4014486

>>4014455
They do have a demo username you can sign in with.

>> No.4014490

>>4014314
I've heard people keep the pencil in frame often cause it helps deter art thieves from putting it on T-shirts and prints.

>> No.4015219

>>4012373
Please do that anon, I'm looking for more personal art websites to follow adn the only people to scratch that itch are the nips, these major social media sites where people have no personality are terrible

>>4011223
Be the change you want to be, start one now and get your friends to do so as well

>> No.4015251

Arthavn might be an art blogging site? I don't remember what the devs are planning.
Pillowfort would have been good if it were called anything other than pillowfort.

>> No.4015776

>>4011223
yes please!

>> No.4016063

>>4015219
I second everything here

>> No.4016107

I have a website on Squarespace and there's a blog feature. What do you guys write in blogs? One reason why I'm afraid of having text as creative outlet is that I always overshare and come off as pretentious or dumb (even now gahh)

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>>4011223
>LOL
I was going to share the two I just know offhand but this ironic-unironic phoneposter shit has to die

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4016371

>>4013725
>It's sickening that people are open about this fake marketing shit with no shame whatsoever
>with no shame whatsoever
>with no shame whatsoever
>with no shame whatsoever
Really? Odd,
Golly anon, why do you think that is?
HOW do you think that is, even??

>> No.4016729

>>4015219
>Please do that anon, I'm looking for more personal art websites to follow adn the only people to scratch that itch are the nips, these major social media sites where people have no personality are terrible
I loved having an art blog but not a single person ever visited, so what's the point? If I had a single engaged person I'd keep one up.

>> No.4016765

>>4016371
>>4013725
why should you be ashamed of showing what fucking pencil you used to draw? if you were actually popular or decent at drawing you’d know that half the questions you get on social media are about what tools you use. you assholes will get mad about anything.

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>>4016765
>why should you be ashamed of showing what fucking pencil you used to draw?
If you weren't retarded you'd understand that this is about shooting your art like this, with your hand covering half the artwork

>> No.4017029

>>4016765
It's one thing to place it in the shot, maybe on the side. But they make it look like they're actively drawing while taking the picture. It's fake as fuck, but I honestly don't mind if they admit what they're doing.

>> No.4017044

>>4017029
I had this idea of making a meme account with really shitty drawings but nicely shot and edited, with every single supply I have including the hair dryer and I'm holding something different every time like a carrot, a toothbrush etc.
Someone with more time to waste than me should do it, you can probably make a meme career out of it.

>> No.4017484

>>4016729
Don't be discouraged anon, please make one! On either of those sites you can get some traction and I'll check it and interact with you. What kind of art do you draw?

Having a personal website is a nice place to have your art archived

>> No.4017670

>>4012399
>show the materials without writing it down in the description
>figuring out what material it is just by looking at some fucking picture
>"Use your fucking brain faggot"

you're another kind of special arent cha?

>> No.4017948

>>4012399
>The purpose is to show the materials you used to make the picture without writing it down in the description.
90% of the time you can't even see the brand
retard

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