Growing Your Art Online Through Online Art Platforms & Websites

LynaChiu
4 min readMar 9, 2021

Being an artist in such a competitive and talent-rich community can be a struggle, especially if you have trouble putting your work out there and trying to stand out from the sea of creatives from all around the world. Luckily, with the new digital age, there are a ton of ways for you to showcase your art and at the very least make a name for yourself in the vast world of the creative community.

You need to establish your online identity.

Since we’re all living in a digital age, your online identity as an artist is crucial. One of the ways to establish it is by creating your own art page or account on different artist platforms or social media. Now, making your page is easy, but maintaining it is the hard part of the process. The problem that most artists have when growing their accounts is that they are almost always flooded over by other artists. Keep in mind that the creative community has over millions of people finding ways to stay afloat and develop an edge in the industry. Find your specialty and your niche, then try to stick with it. Maintain your art and keep improving it while continuously keeping up with your accounts and pages.

Don’t give up and keep at it.

When you start out, you’ll probably feel discouraged since not a lot of people take notice of your work. THAT IS OKAY. There’s no shame in growing bit by bit, just keep doing what you love and keep growing with your work. No artist grew their following overnight, and not all artists have that “jackpot” artwork that suddenly goes viral. Starting with a small following is already a nice step to growing your name as an artist online!

Find the platform or website that works for you.

There are so many artist websites and platforms that you can choose from to get you started on growing your online identity as an artist. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all have methods for your to make your online profile. There are also sites like DeviantArt and ArtStation which are websites you might have heard of from different artists. These are great platforms, but the problem here is the competition staying afloat from other established artists.

For starting online artists, pick a platform that you can stick to and grow with. If you are easily overwhelmed from all the competition from big sites and social media, you can start with relatively new artist platforms.

You can find a bunch of new artist websites and platforms online, but a good website that’s worth mentioning is Ayewind (www.ayewind.com). It’s a beginner-friendly site for artist and artist lovers alike. The registration process is easy and free, and uploading on this site is a piece of cake!

Ayewind.com Homepage (www.ayewind.com)

Ayewind has a steady growing community and it provides the new, starting artists more chances to be featured, so you can grow along with the website without being easily thrown off the creative map. Users can interact through messaging, comments, likes, and follows; providing a thriving community for open constructive criticism for artworks and for just having a nice support-base for your work.

They also offer a tab where you can find and apply for projects posted by different art clients. You can use your Ayewind profile as your portfolio and submit a proposal to them just like that.

Art Project Offers on Ayewind Posted by Different Clients

The site is still in it’s beta-stages and developers highly value feedback from it’s users so that they can improve the site and make it the perfect platform for growing artists and various art enthusiasts! It’s also worth mentioning that the site has an affiliate program for animators and content creators which they’re continuously developing for their users.

If you want to check the site out, registration is free!

www.ayewind.com

Good luck and try your best out there, fellow artist!

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