dear natello, i hate asking this but how did you get popular on tumblr? i mean, besides posting mind blowing art, there's something you did that helped? it's not like getting notes and stuff is a priority for me, but i wish i had more followers to have more feedbacks and more interactions based on my art. much love and thank you in advance :)
Am I popular on tumblr? I don’t think so, I see this a little bit different. Also, you don’t have to explain yourself, feedback is important. Followers and notes are nice when you show your own content, it’s normal. But I’m affraid I didn’t do anything besides posting my drawings.
Drawing fanart helps to be noticed, then you can start tormenting people with your original stuff and OCs xD That’s what I do. Idk, it’s hard to say. Some people make giveaways. You can think about some bigger project like a series of drawings (people liked my spell series…) or dunno, something to make people wait for it and be excited about.
Also, give feedback yourself! This is how you make friends. (I’m rather terrible at it. I usually message people who don’t have thousands of notes under their drawings but they deserve it, and then run away so they never see my url again xD) If you’re shy you can always put all the love for the art in tags. (I tend to check blogs whose owners leave long tags with their thoughts about my drawings. And if I see they have an art blog I check it too.) But these are natural interactions on social media. If you give some love it comes back to you, right? :)
Generally, I feel lucky to have my followers (they are pretty good at cheering me on ;D without them I wouldn’t draw as much). So yup, the most important thing! I wish you a lot of luck!