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Hi, everyone :)

Well, looks like the Golden Days are over.

I had several on- and offline discussions with other artists and art-lovers and it appears, that it is no longer possible building up a stable fan-base for one´s artwork, especially with 18+ stuff.

Why?

It´s the sheer amount of online-communities, offering free services for artists and free artwork for collectors and art-lovers. DA was one of the first serious art-communities and it WAS amazing then; but others saw, how much money was in this business, selling ad-space and so other communities developed or jumped on the band-wagon, now sharing the fixed number of users amongst many online services. I guess, that´s why DA got sold; the previous owners saw the $-numbers going down and reacted accordingly. Smart move for them; tough move for DA-users.

At the moment, if I want some attention, I have to post on DeviantArt, HentaiFoundry, FurAffinity, FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram and altogether I reveive only a handfull of comments and likes, because the "old" users of those communities have moved on with their lives or have focussed on a community more suitable for them; a community I do not post my stuff in. Unfortunately, I cannot post everything everywhere. The current submission is a good example.

Kyoko-292-Gowan NoBubblesCensored by NekoToTora

Only few communites accept Hentai or at least nude artwork and even IF they accept the hard stuff, it gets hidden in a way, that you only find it, if you exactly know, what you are looking for - I guess, because otherwise it could scare away the sponsors/advertising clients.

Now YouTube has changed it´s policy, making it very hard for video-artists to earn money with YT and this means, my Kyoko-animation project for YT is a dead-born baby.

Am I complaining?

No.

I understand, that people hosting communities want as much effortless money as possible and art-loving idealists are some sort of mythical creatures. And if you want web-contents care-free, you simply have to pay for it. As soon as money is involved, artists make sure to post on a regular basis, so they do not get the reputation of a rip-off.
Net-Neutrality bye bye - no matter, what politicians say. It´s already working that way.

If I would be a better artist or creating more popular artwork, then I certainly would have my fan-base supporting me on Patreon or similar platforms, like the amazing Canadian girl who gets DA´s full attention with her technically brilliant digital fan-art.

Am I jealous? Not anymore. She´s a hard worker and a very skilled artist and I love her stuff. She deserves everything she gets ^^

It was MY decision, not to create mainstream - and the result is a couple of die-hard fans I am very greatful for that :heart: I am content.

So what now? Nothing. Kyoko will go on; without the illusion, she could become so popular that I might be able to make a living of drawing sexy cat-girls from outer space.

Why am I writing this? Well, I am begging for your attention :D

Your likes and comments are what keeps me going. Without likes and comments, I have no reason to gowan. Thank you for being there and supporting what I love to do the most :heart:

I especially would like to thank the people spending lots of time commenting and discussing with me. Thank you for being friends (or at least behaving like friends :D ). If I have forgotten to mention you, please let me know; I will happily add you to the list :)

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the order is totally random ^^

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NekoToTora
Tora / Daniel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Germany
Born in 1967; living near Wolfsburg / Germany
Still happily married to Monika :iconempressangelina:
Two kids
Profession: Wanna-be Graphic Artist / Cartoonist; ex-Technical Illustrator; ex-MediaDesigner. Tutor for Adobe-Products, photography and Serif-products at community colleges, Writer, Janitor

Current Residence: near Wolfsburg/Germany
Favourite genre of music: ProgRock, FolkRock, Fusion
Favourite photographer: Suze Randall & Ken Marcus
Favourite style of art: drawing
Operating System: Apple OSX for work & Win7-64prof for gaming
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Favourite cartoon character: Kyoko; Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: Most people mistake "not using violence" for "courtesy"
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:iconiedasb:
iedasb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:party::cake::party: Happy Birthday!
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Ieda!!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

My wife and me have been reading some old Kyoko today - also the "Letters To Kyoko 19" from 2011, featuring your OC Jade; and I have to say: we were laughing out loud, litereally! :D

Thank you for being there :kiss:

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Letters To Kyoko 19 by NekoToTora
 
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iedasb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :giggle:
I still laugh at the fact you thought Jade was a giant! lol

No problem, thank you for not abandonating dA, even tho after all the drama.
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QueenxxRikka Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :heart:
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Krystine!

I am a REALLY old fart, now. Nevertheless: any chance for a blowjob? :D

only joking ^^

:heart:
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QueenxxRikka Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh haha. You’re still the same Percy old man. :p
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Isn´t it good to know, that some things never change? ^^

:kiss::heart:
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quamp Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
Alles gute zum geburtstag!
For your birthday present, I made a little fanart here. I hope you don't mind. 
Kyoko Neko Vegas Showgirl by quamp
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NekoToTora Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again ^^

I have her submitted now and she´s also on my website and reposted on Tumblr ^^

Later today I will post her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Please let me know, if you mind; I will take her down immediately, then.
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quamp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Go right ahead. I'm not on any of those social media. 
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