So, recently I've had a couple of "I want to see the nudes" comments on here. I usually direct them to my eBay store ( stores.ebay.com/korokstudios ) Why do I do this? Well, as an artist and photographer who earns a living off his art, I need to earn money. That means promoting myself where and when I can. I mostly use dA as a promotional tool.
Now, dA is a free site. That means you get to look to your heart's content. I love to look myself, so no issues there. That said, why not support the artists you like on here? I'm not talking spending a lot of money. Surely, most of you could spare $5 a month... spread that out. Buy a $1 digital print from artists that you like.
Other things you can do are:
* Add items to your favourites list. This allows others to find a creator that you like.
* Buy a commission. I do this a bit... I have commissioned several dA artists to draw stuff for me.
* Share on social media! Post that piece you like on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and other social media sites. Again, it gets more eyes on that artist's work.
* Visit the artist's store or web-site. Then, while you're there, share a post.
I understand that not everyone can spend money, but helping to spread the word can really help an artist out. Even if it only brings in a single sale. That's one more than they had otherwise.