And I left out the most surefire way to get popularz! FANART! A WHOLE LOT OF IT!
IN FACT, TURN FANART INTO ANGSTY ANTHRO. OR INFLATE YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER LOLZ. OR MAKE THEM BISHIE KAWAII.
Oh yeah. My ass is FLAMED for this.
EDIT: The naga bit is referring to one particular artist here on DA who is talented, but has a rather... uh, interesting style. And she's obsessed to the point of Uber!Creepy about her crazy pretty boything naga people. I won't mention any names, because I don't mean to offend her or her fans, it's just... well, with the 3+million pageviews, obviously pretty snake-type things make you popular. Hope that clears that up.
Fan art annoys me the most because some characters are only drawn for their appearance (Ellen Parr (Elastigirl) from the Incredibles) or seen as a shipping vehicle (Karkat Vantas from Homestuck). Another problem with fanart is the popularity of the character - You can make an awesome fanart for FTL Faster than Light that took twelve hours to make by hand - and get a couple hundred likes over a month-long period - but suddenly a fifteen-minute doodle of Smash Bros or Avatar the Last Airbender appears and gets eight thousand likes in a week . Plus, fanart of less popular titles gets buried under the more popular titles. Then we have the out-of-character moments, the over-powered original characters, the slash, the smut, the reference spam, etc.
Rant aside, I wish you happy holidays!
10 WATCHERS EACH PICTURE MAN THOSE WERE THE DAYS
*sweating intensifies 3-fold*
1) You win yourself a
2) I never understood why people are so obsessed with drawing women with unreasonably large breasts...hell that's one thing I fear the most when I end up drawing a female...it creeps me the f*** out...*shudders*
I think you've been put in the DA "hall of fame" for this instead of dieing...I know ED does.
Oh, and you forgot robots. Robots get LOTS of views.
8. Draw a youtube famous let's player. It doesn't matter if it looks like them. Just draw a blonde anime guy and say it's Pewdiepie. Or if you can't draw, just upload a screencap of him.
But seriously, I love everything in this. And it is drawn well. *high fives*