Hi! I'm thinking of leaving deviantArt and posting my art on Tumblr instead but I'm not too sure and am actually a little nervous about making the change - so I've been asking around for some second opinions. deviantArt or Tumblr? Or both?
HMM TOUGH ONE
I used to use DA years and years ago and moved to Tumblr once it was shown they could sell your art to companies to make profit. Not to mention they got weird with the copying rules or something and it was harder to report people (idk if thats still true tho)
Both websites have pros and cons.
Deviantart’s community is tighter imo you can get more feedback since it’s easier to comment on people’s art, easy to submit your work into large groups, etc. Plus everyone there is an artist, you have things in common, so it’s easier to make friends.
Tumblr is great cuz people can reblog your work which in turn shares it with their followers, so more people can see your work. However I feel like its hard to get a start here, takes a bit longer to get recognized if you dont draw fanart/comics. Its harder to get feedback since lots of people DONT comment. The most they’ll do is +Like your picture and that’s all so it can get pretty discouraging….ah….very discouraging….
Ive had people repost my art on Tumblr and I reported it. Tumblr took down the repost within 2 days and sent a warning to the reposter! it was awesome!!
Ive also reported tracing and impersonation to DA a few months ago but it took them a little longer to take action. However they did get around to it eventually haha hmmm maybe…within 4 days? 5? can’t remember haha but they did the same: take down the art and send a warning to the tracer.
I personally prefer Tumblr idk why. I’ve gotten more into art here and I can get way more personal here then I did on Deviantart since I can most much more than just art haha. I love the artists here…I got more into other artists here than on DA.
But DA was made specifically for art so..yeah the community there is a huge plus to me!
You can always do what I did which was have both at the same time and slowly try to inch closer to Tumblr until youre ready to fully move haha. BUT REALLY ITS ALL UP TO YOU!!