First off, let me tell you popularity isn't about being friends with famous artist! It's about having your work seen and admired, I'm sure any artist would love for their work to be admired, or at least appreciated! I'm not a savant on these things so please don't quote me XDD;; Anyway, here is how I do things to try and get some watchers for my artwork!
TIPSStyle conflict! xAx
Don't be afraid to use someone's style and add many things that inspire you to make a style, however most people usually get angry if you don't credit them! The best thing to do is list them as a style influence on your page! Many popular artist have style influences so you shouldn't be afraid or embarrassed to show yours!
It's much better than having arguments about it! The artist will also appreciate the credit!
Don't feel ashamed to enter your artwork into groups, I always see people saying you're an attention whore if you enter it into too many groups. However, don't let that change your decisions on entering your artwork into groups! Thats what groups are for! They're there so people with the same interest/taste can admire each other's artwork!
Just make sure to enter your artwork into appropriate groups!
Drawing fanart can get you watchers, and maybe even some friends with the same interest as you! Fanart won't make you instantly famous or anything but it's a nice way to get yourself out there!
TALK AND SELL YOURSELF!
Converse with your watchers, look at their artwork too! Not only will you achieve more friends but it'll be a great experience //// Don't feel afraid to talk to them!
That's all for now!! Hope I could be of some help!
inspired by RinaShuu's popularity journal! For more in depth tips on how to gain a fanbase of viewers read her journals!