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What type of feedback/response do you feel is most impactful for new deviants?

44,565 deviants said Meaningful comments (Profile Page or deviations)
8,245 deviants said "Welcome message" from a fellow deviant with similar interests
12,095 deviants said Having a deviation Favorited or Collected
2,721 deviants said Being shown artwork related to relevant interests/tastes
13,383 deviants said Obtaining new Watchers

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Weatherkitten Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
 Just started here a few days ago, extremely humbled by the warm welcome I've been given! I personally feel so far that meangiful comments are most important when you are starting out because you know that someone likes(or dislikes) your work enough to comment, so you know how they felt about it and encourges/inspires you or gives you handy hints on how to improve. To me, it lets me know that my work has been enjoyed by someone. Second most important is watchers/favourites because then you really know if you are on the right tracks and that someone likes ur work enough to take note of it. It makes you feel like ur artwork matters!
Snklover55 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'm a new deviant here, and honestly, seeing that there are people who actually like my stuff means more to me than anything.
It's hard for me to get around though; I don't even have a tablet especially for drawing yet, and it's REALLY hard for art to get noticed when it's not digital ;~;
Horsesaurus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel that obtaining new watchers is best because it makes me feel like my art isn't crap. I also got one welcome message and that made me feel really good.
ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like meaningful comments, because it allows me to make new friend, or have a fun conversation, and it makes me feel important. Compare to Watches and Favorites, these upsets me. Because I want to listen to their opinion, and its boring..... Especially when you do your best and nobody ever leaves a comment.
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you~!
Weatherkitten Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Me too!!
ShadowtailsDerol Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
MeIsACupcakeLover Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Meaningful comments always put a smile on someone's face!:happy:  It will make the new deviants feel good, and want to come on DeviantARTCaramel dansen emote more! Favorites Icon 3D 
DazzlingEnd Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Comments! Positive feedback and helpful advice = super nice feeling, especially if you're new somewhere.
Maxi-Moran Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Being ignored, that way, people learn their place sooner.
P-086 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Being told that your art is terrible is generally the most impactful; even if you are good, the human mind likes to focus on the negatives, and ultimately the twenty people that disliked something get more attention than the 2,000 that liked it.
NekoHimi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Comment and feedback ofcourse. But that seems impossible to get these days without having 5000+ watchers
AlexEchofall Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's complicated. I'm not very popular on DA so it's hard to explain. Though compliments are nice, meaningful comments have to come from different types of people, rather than the same people or different groups. It can't be a friend or it feels less from the heart or forced. Watchers feel like more people accept you and your art and favorites aren't as special either.
27157 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all of these count in.
wmhearts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Digital Artist
I would have enjoyed these 2 years on deviantart so much more if i actually had gained watchers

Now whenever I see relatively new users with no watchers and potential i try to follow them
PaulAndTheBeatles Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
All of those things are really nice for a new member.
Poke-Chann Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student
sadly some deviants favorite things just becuz they want you to be their watcher. It annoys me when people just shove my art into a folder that doesn't mean anything, and that gets added to every 5 seconds
zive Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel as though watchers are the most helpful.  This site is not as newbie friendly as it was years ago, sadly, and a lot of wonderful and talented artists aren't showcased the way they should be.
AuroraStardust13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm new to the site and unsure of my art. I don't get many comments and it makes me think I have bad art and that no one likes what I do. 
Animalshine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm how about adding your art to groups it will get more people to see your art that way! Here is one: exclusively-all-art.deviantart…
KikaHyuga Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   General Artist
I love comments more than anything else
Boran-Tatli Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Photographer
As much as I enjoy getting a favourite on one of my photographs, it's the comments that help the most. Ironically, I would also love to have some actual critisizing feedback, or I won't actually know what I'm doing wrong, and improve on myself. 
UniversalFocus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think all of it is important. At least, when you join to get some attention for your work.
larmyne Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Obtaining new watchers. It will propel them forward, they'll have faith in themselves.
blasife Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i just joined and my crappy stuff got faved i do not understand
AppleCatJ Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
As a new member, the first thing I saw was a welcome message and it really made me feel comfortable in deviantART so I think that's really helpful. And. Getting new watchers too helps feeling good in this community since it means that people are interested in you work and so it's encouraging and helps them improve :) well, I guess that having favs and good comments also helps... ^^
RynkaWorks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For most people it's usually meaningful comments, but as for new users, I think attention through watch & favs & comments in general are better. It lets the person know that he's doing a good work and should continue to draw and post.
lucas449 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know i smile when someone faves a drawing of mine it makes me really happy :)
BETGOLD Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
i say meaningful comment,usually all i see are faves XD,but when someone leave a comment on one of my drawings it makes me happy to know that there are people who like my art and want to see more of it :)
Black-Sun-Frau Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More watchers is nice, but most of them aren't that active and it's hard to keep up with everyone so...I gotta go with meaninful comments. It makes me happy when someone comes on my front page and starts up a discussion about something they noticed about me, common interests, or whatever. There's more to it than just fave thank yous. I like quality feedback on my best deviations too, especially when I put alot into them. Whether it's an actual critique or a conversation on the subject matter.
breyerloversunite Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all of the above
GirlsWithManyAliases Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think all of us are really just waiting for feedback, any shape or form, but meaningful comments are probably the most....meaningful for new deviants, i would know, i was one up until like 2 months ago, when i was no longer classified as one.
N1ghTw4lk3r666 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Artist
id say some comments of admiration about my looks or my body or my talent because im an awesome person and i love being admired in general (something that always happens) okay
vabele1489 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well this is stupid, people who said being shown relevant artworks really must think it thru like seriously?? 
Maddison-Starstruck Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I'd say meaningful comments.
HannahMahna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student
I would say all of the above. Each bit of feedback, in whatever way the deviant chooses to show it - is both valid, useful and much appreciated.
xXx--Raven--xXx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say it would be meaningful comments, though I am guilty of giving favorites with no comments or a short comment. 
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   General Artist
Anything involving watchers, so NEW DEVIANTS get a chance to know that they are not ALONE, at all! :salute:
Ragecomics100 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i prefer coments than favs
for me comments are  like an applause
Jay-Kapor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
thanks for the comment but why you all are comment on this site ?
midnight21 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After a new deviant sets up their new account and submits some of their artwork, the first thing they should do is build an audience. Go ahead and introduce yourselves to the forums or chat rooms and offer to take requests and trades with fellow deviants. it takes time for people to build an audience and get noticed in this community but eventually everything will fall into place on its own. Most importantly, a new deviant should be themselves and refrain from drama of any kind, especially if it's a ploy to gain negative attention. An ex friend of mine does that to people a lot and i've seen how much harm it can do to people....
Nightmare-Kaltes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Meaningful comments and knowing my work was favorited because they actually enjoyed it.

I hate fave whores and stupid comments...
sakunowaarudo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meaningful comment, especially on deviation page. It somehow gives the feeling of support that keeps us working to get better
Crystal-Firefly Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate very much when I get an honest comment on my drawings of my page. It motivates me to show more, becuase someone likes my art.
SapphireHost Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Well, when someone with similar interests give you a welcome message, it means that they actually looked at your page, which, to me, means that there's so much more effort on their part, rather than them just saying something about one specific art piece. At least, I know the welcome messages I received were what I thought was the sweetest and most impactful.

Don't get me wrong, though. Meaningful comments are a close second.
Spottedfire-cat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hello yes i am spotty
Atarster Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I can't stand the mean comments anymore!
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