Now that Tumblr is dead for NSFW it leaves some artists wondering where to go. Unfortunately, the convenience that Tumblr offered was pretty unique, with its gallery based community, and it might be a while before it’s replicated.
Right now my personal recommendation is Twitter + Newgrounds!
Twitter is easy to use, allows for easy communication with your favorite artists and as a content creator allows you to let your followers know what you are up to. The NSFW artist community is pretty active too.
[A big concern for some people seems to be that they do not want to mix their personal Twitter account with their NSFW interests. You should definitely make a secondary account and just swap between them on your phone or whatever device you use without problem. It is a feature Twitter has.]
[Another mechanic some people seem to be hesitant on missing is the ability to get ASKS in their inbox. On twitter you can use external applications to expand it’s use, and it just so happens that CURIOUSCAT.ME blends very well as a substitute for that.]
Newgrounds, while clunky and super oldschool, is an art oriented community [that allows NSFW]. However the biggest utility of it is allowing you to have a static gallery where to post your art where people can comment on the piece itself.
[You can also post art on Twitter, but there’s no dedicated gallery to look for past pieces and your followers might need to scroll through memes and retweets to get to what they want.]
[Some people also prefer Pixiv, but any gallery site that allows your content works! You just use Twitter as a connecting hub between you and your followers.]
The best way, after-tumblr, to share your art IMO is to:
- Post Artwork to Gallery Site [In my case, Newgrounds]
- Post link to Artwork on Twitter
- Engage with followers casually on Twitter.
- Review comments on Newgrounds every now and then.
Let’s see how it goes. Gonna leave my links if anyone wants to follow me there.
Good luck everyone!