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My Watchers - Curiosity & Roll Call!

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According to Inkbunny I have 1,084 watchers. While that pales in comparison to the several thousand I had on FA, it's still a sizable chunk of people. Yet I wonder how many of my watchers actually check IB regularly and use the site? How many of you lovely folks on my watch list are actually active?

I guess it's like running a little 'watcher roll-call' to see who's actually alive out there. *pokes watchers with a very long stick* :P

Let me know! If a reasonable amount of you guys are active, I can start introducing things like livestreams and other such stuff, knowing that people will actually be around to watch it and I won't just be bogging down my system with a stream for no reason. I love to interact with my watchers since I'm not one of those social hermit artists who likes to avoid contact with others. Make yourselves known! Ask questions about my style, technique, etc! I don't bite, I swear. :)

So comment if you are actually alive out there! :D
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Added: 6 years, 4 months ago
 
arkaid
6 years, 4 months ago
I haven't used FA for months, but I don't think watches count much, specially in FA. Many of them watch you, then abandon their accounts (for example, me!). That being said, IB is more of a thriving community in my opinion, so an IB watch is more significant than an FA watch.
Kannos
6 years, 4 months ago
I actually feel like Inkbunny is a lot less active than FA, sadly. When I was on FA, commissions were booming (I was able to actually make a living, where as now I get by largely by taking out student loans) and in general people were commenting left and right (a simple doodle could easily get 30+ comments in a few hours, where as here even a finished piece doesn't seem to get that much attention).

I do hope that IB does pick up in activity though, because I like the site layout, the organization (Pools <3!) and the way it's set up in general. :)
Sinaqui
6 years, 4 months ago
I try to check daily, though I'm not always available for watching streams. My normal being-awake times are while the sun is down on the west coast, but classes will be starting soon, so I'll have to focus on that.
Kannos
6 years, 4 months ago
I know the feeling! I sometimes work on art so sporadically with so many breaks that a stream wouldn't be very practical. I used to be a night owl too, but these days I find myself getting tired by 2-3AM, unless large amounts of caffeine are involved.
MystBunny
6 years, 4 months ago
EEP! *swats stick away*
Vaermina
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm aliiive (obviously). I sometimes post my own art to IB, but I mainly come on here regularly to watch a few people including yourself, who aren't on FA (or not that I know of).

I could ask a million questions about your technique lol. Main thing I am wondering though is if you use custom brushes, or what settings you use for your brushes to achieve such a traditional-look, and also if you use any post-processing software (I think that's the right word?) or if you mess around with colours and stuff on completion of the piece. I find my own art turns out way too bright and shiny, or way too dark :\
Kannos
6 years, 4 months ago
I don't use custom brushes for fur or most things (I sometimes use them for cross hatching/texturing in the background for badges or busts). Instead I just use a round brush with varying opacity and flow settings, depending on my project, the color of the fur, etc. The hardness of the brush also varies slightly, although it's usually somewhere in the middle. Never fully 'soft' and usually not fully 'hard' either. As for post processing, I will use adjustment layers (Curves, Color overlay) once the piece is done to tweak the colors, tones, and contrast of the piece. I also apply a layer of actual film grain over my works to give them a bit of texture. :) I hope that answers some of your questions about my technique! Once I get the WIP video of your bust edited (still fiddling with it) I will share it on Vimeo and link to it here so you can see how I work.
NamelessTraveler
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm here too! ^^
I think its great that you interact with your watchers; I know I sure do enjoy when other artists do, but when I try to, nobody responds. ^^;
But yeah! At first I made this account as an alt furry place to post art, but I'm taking a liking to this place too... Although it doesn't seem like people are as talkative here...
Kannos
6 years, 4 months ago
That's the vibe I got too! People seem less chatty here. :) I've always enjoyed talking to my watchers and being friendly/sharing stuff with them. Artists are people with normal lives too, and often I can relate to my watchers and vice versa.
DarkestCatSoul
6 years, 4 months ago
Yep, I'm active, check in almost every day.
LupineAssassin
6 years, 4 months ago
I check your IB and SF galleries every single day. ^^
Iarann
6 years, 4 months ago
I poke my head in here once a week or so just to keep on top of a few artists not on FA, otherwise I don't use the site at all.
melfluff
6 years, 4 months ago
I might be here possibly maybe????
Toa
Toa
6 years, 4 months ago
I am alive and well... at least on this plane. Setting up my account on here to show off the commissions I have gotten over the years and once saved, perhaps even acquire one from you some day! :D
Lyserdigi
6 years, 4 months ago
i think, therefore you are.. i think..
Whitehair
6 years, 4 months ago
This old mutt lives and is somewhat active.  
BookerTW
6 years, 4 months ago
I check here often, but on here and fa I have a bit of a back log >.>
and concerning streams, I used to watch random peoples, but the pc I'm using sucks at streaming anything but youtube :/
xpanther
6 years, 4 months ago
i go back and forth most of the time o.o I do my general rounds every night checking four furry services in quick succession *shrugs*
SeleneNightfang
6 years, 4 months ago
I use this site more then FA, because a lot of my stuff involves underage, but not necessarily "cub" things (no young character is under 13), but I check it less often then FA because 1. I don't watch as many people, yet. 2. I watch several people on both sites, so sometimes I'm just seeing the same stuff twice. So unless bored I usually check here about half as often as I do FA within a day (If I check FA say 6 times, I've likely only checked here 3 or 4 times)
CooperEudaemon
6 years, 4 months ago
Got one window logged into FA, one on IB, every day, hehe.
WolfeChan
6 years, 4 months ago
I am a live but I lurk
Naki
6 years, 4 months ago
I always check the site.  I'm just not as active as I am on here compared to FA.  Mostly still because most of the people I know are on FA and not here and it's kind of the same thing for them.  So they arn't very active on here as well.  As far as my watching streams and such I rarely do that anymore.  Either because my signal won't be strong enough or because I don't like jumping into streams with a bunch of people I don't know.  And if it's a, "grab a commission while you're in my stream" sort of deal they just tend to be more of a headache than they are worth.
OneHit
6 years, 4 months ago
Ah be alive!!! stoned as i may be :V lol
DrDevious
6 years, 4 months ago
Oh, I'm around.
mistystriker
6 years, 4 months ago
I check in every week or so but I'm not watching a lot of people so I don't have a lot of messages to check.
BlauRascon
6 years, 4 months ago
Bblbsldkjldsfjsv
I don't really post anything anymore and livestreams like to crash firefox but i'm heeeeere :3
shadycat
6 years, 4 months ago
Yo.
Panthertaur
6 years, 4 months ago
Roll call check in!
mrpandragon
6 years, 4 months ago
I check it. But IB's kind of... been...

At least by my observations...

...bleh.

That's it. It's been "bleh."

ProblemChild
6 years, 4 months ago
A very active lurker reporting in.
mWolf
6 years, 4 months ago
O.< ouch! You poke my eye
Sybes
6 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for the return watch!
SilverDwaggy
6 years, 4 months ago
I check both IB and FA every day. I really should learn to take some time to comment though, instead of just adding to Favorites and then leaving.
dahan
6 years, 4 months ago
Meep!
RyuuKishi
6 years, 4 months ago
I am alive but i don't check it every day. I don't use FA anyomore though. Maybe once a month or even less
torchlight
6 years, 4 months ago
Here!
TreeWeasel
6 years, 4 months ago
*gnaws at stick*
Not that active here tbh; I take a look about once a week or so.
PURRfect93
6 years, 4 months ago
im here about every other 5 mins XD unless im doing a coloring or taking a break to play games or work XD
Amaterasu
6 years, 4 months ago
only 54 =P what is this? text!? DAMMIT I DIDNT SIGN U TO SEE TEXT I SIGNED UP TO SEE PORN!!!

>Average furry mentality<
Infinityplus1
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm around, but I don't check my submission updates regularly.   I largely just skim my messages.  I watch streams occasionally, when I find the time.   Most of my time is spent either drawing, or putting off drawing.
rimescales
6 years, 4 months ago
*Tapes a cookie onto the end of the stick* o.o
lemontrees
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm pretty active around here, need to post more art and comments though!
Killerwolf1020
6 years, 4 months ago
im here and im an active watcher
Zala
6 years, 4 months ago
I check both FA and IB pretty much everyday, so yeah, I am active on both sites. FA is my "main" furry art site though.
CeLdragon
6 years, 4 months ago
checking both FA and IB pretty every day if I have nothing else to do
rolandguiscard
6 years, 4 months ago
One check per day, to see if there's anything worth seeing. Usually not.
Webster
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm active here, although I'm pretty sure I'm watching you on FA, too, and I check FA more regularly.
Kannos
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm no longer on FA, actually, and haven't been for a good year and a half, if not longer.
Webster
6 years, 4 months ago
Ah! Well, I was at some point, then. I guess here's a good place, then.
SenGrisane
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm active ^^
IB folk seem to be more talkative too ;3
cheetor7
6 years, 4 months ago
Active wolf is active. ^^
wollypegger
6 years, 4 months ago
Is Poked!
Wren
6 years, 4 months ago
I only check when I remember. Could be weeks or months apart.
JamJams
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm not very active on this site.
May check in once a week if that.
I prefer FA due to like you pointed out, it is a much more active community than Inkbunny.
Draghorn
6 years, 4 months ago
I only check IB occasionally.  FA and DA are the ones I check regularly.  Honestly I probably wouldn't check IB as often as I do if you weren't exclusive to IB.  I think your the only IB exclusive artist I watch - so far.  lol. :D
wintaur
6 years, 3 months ago
lub dub, lub dub.  Yep alive.  check back daily if close to a computer.
Limeria
6 years, 3 months ago
I like to come on here almost daily and look at art because I want to try to learn to draw so id probably watch ur streams. Do u have any training, like have u been to art school? Could u give any tips to someone starting off? And also do u plan to do tutorials ever? Sorry for the questions this is something ive been wanting to ask a few artists and since u said to ask questions about ur art, im asking away <3
Salmy
6 years, 3 months ago
Hopefully the immense ammount of comments on this journal let you know that IB indeed is a very active community! ^^ And I'm sure you'll eventually get tons more of watchers. You got the account long ago, but I don't think you had uploaded much here until when I saw your first realism badges (more or less when I asked you for one), so if you keep uploading stuff here you'll see you'll get lots more of watchers in no time! :)
Kannos
6 years, 3 months ago
I'm hoping so. :) During the school semesters my activity tapers down big time, but so far I'm trying to keep things pretty active. It's still no where near as active as FA, where a simple sketch would get like..200+ faves and 30+ comments in less than an hour, but on FA I used to have almost 6k watchers at one point, where as here I have a little over 1k.
Salmy
6 years, 3 months ago
Yeah, my point ^^ if you continue uploading consistently I'm sure you'll get as many watchers here c: well, maybe not as many! (we're still like.... 10 times smaller than FA!) but you see, you already got relatively more watchers here than there /without/ having been too active here until very recently!
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