So far I’ve never given in to that feeling since I’m afraid of being called out for it. I just hate being this indecisive over my art and that irrational need to have many people look at my art and like what I made since my self-worth shouldn’t depend on it. ._.
submitted by -hardrockangel
I gotta warn you, it doesn’t really work that way. I’m a pretty prolific artist in the Homestuck community, though I’m by no means super famous. Still, I usually do at least once piece of fanart a week, and my Homestuck stuff rarely pulls in less than 200 notes nowadays. Sometimes it tips the 1000 mark. It’s exciting every time.
But….. this doesn’t bleed over to my original stuff. I’m thrilled if I get more than 10 notes on things for my own webcomic, or just regular OC art. The bottom line is that you’ve just got to draw what you enjoy and keep putting yourself out there. Attention for your own original work will come if you work at it, but fandom fame isn’t a reliable route. If you want to draw fanart for a wildly popular fandom, do it, it can be loads of fun, but there aren’t often many tangible rewards for it.