Many of you may be aware of how difficult it can sometimes be to get your art published. Sure, there are several websites where you can post art, but most don’t offer any visibility. And I’m not talking about being anonymous like Banksy. Posting your artwork on obscure sites may cause it to miss valuable chances to be seen or appreciated.
A common mistake that some artists make is that they’re afraid of feedback. As a result, they only publish their artwork on social media, or on small networks.
Also, if an artist submits fan art to a publication and gets rejected, it isn’t the end of the world. The most important part of becoming a successful artist is to try to publish as often as you create art.
If it’s big, it means that you’ll have room
DeviantArt is the greatest online art community. While you may think that you will get lost in the crowd, a well-developed community like DeviantArt can ensure that you have a chance to be appreciated, as an artist. Also, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to find inspiration in the work of other artists.
The website contains art made with a variety of types of graphic software, from MS Paint to GIMP and the Adobe suite.
Don’t ignore the opportunities presented by lesser known communities
Websites like fan art review are ideal for starting artists. They organize regular contests on a variety of topics and accept almost any kind of fan art. The site mentioned above is particularly useful for anyone who is looking for constant feedback, as the community behind it is extremely active. You’ll practically get ratings and reviews on any artwork that you post.
I’ve also found that the sites the selling process. Selling art is as easy as setting a price and clicking “Accept.”
Try your hand at publishing in magazines
Magazines are also a great way to have your artwork featured. However, try to find the publication that fits your style. Format Magazine is an excellent choice for those who aren’t exactly sure what they should be looking for in a magazine. They publish any artwork and are friendly enough.
Most magazines pay the artists and also allow them to publish their art in other places, but it would be best to read the submission guidelines a few times, to ensure that you won’t have any problems.
Don’t bite more than you can chew
This is having been said, please keep in mind that it’s not a good idea to try to publish your art directly in a magazine if you’re just learning how to create fan art. Start small to get some feedback and once you feel confident enough to move to a larger audience. Also, never underestimate the importance of feedback. Any feedback is useful.
Don’t be put off if someone gives you a bad review. Instead, read it a few times and try to understand the individual’s opinion. This will enable you to see beyond your perception of the artwork.