The Three Brothers
this time i wanted to use colors i don't usually use, like green, but it doesn't looks too green
i´m gradually getting better at backgrounds
I can´t get to focus on anything today
where is that song
that one that starts with the aishite aishite aishite vocaloid song and then FREAKS THE FUCK OUT
it has partial english vocals from a guy
the guy who is freaking the fuck out
i Need It
I LISTENED TO YOU LIKE A DAY AGO WHERE DID YOU RUN OFF TOlime
love that song
La Prophétesse Libuse by Karel Vítězslav Mašek (1865 - 1927)
i like this kind of places
disclaimer, the wiriting in this post kinda sucks. im smarter in russian (no im not)
Well, actualy, Waterfall community right now is really inspiring and unique and i'm proud to be a part of it. When the site was first made, it was empty, and everyone was like: well, okay, i'm going to make content, but how?
By the time we got on tumblr, that site was already 90% reblogs. Original post just weren't been made, and if they were, they didn't get as many notes as those circulating around for ages. A lot of people were putting work in their blogs, though, but the algorithm kept screwing them over, putting "best stuff first". And with tumblr fame came great irresponsibility and lots and lots of hate, so producing original content was slightly unrewarding. Still, people stayed on tumblr mostly because of content, mostly fanart, sj and those "weirdly specific relatable cursed posts". Those who had nothing to lose, moved here, to an empty field, first.
And then we were like??? Oh hi, hello??? First we were just yelling, then everyone started uploading. There was a wave of art. Beginner artists got their chance to be seen among the experienced artists. Then came (and is now happening) the blooming period of aesthetic blogs. But the site seemed so calm and yet still a little bit empty, that people finally became comfortable to post about stuff that interests them the most.
And those kinds of posts are ususally as beautiful as a genuine, happy smile because of their sincerity. And, surprisingly, turned out that a lot of us share interests with others, or at least are happy to listen about stuff that interests their mutuals! We already have memes, reoccuring themes, just because someone saw something nice and decided to share... and didn't stop sharing... There is a lot of content here now, and 90% of it is "very strong original" - from people talking about their life to fanart and fanfiction of OCs - as dramatically opposed to tumblr! Notice that I am not saying fandom content is "lesser" - we still complain about lacking it here, I'm just observing and admiring the phenomena!
I don't know how long this will continue, because i know, sadly, every community is really nice as long as it's small, and then... Still, with moderation rules and feedback system, I feel more hopeful about the future of waterfall. All the upcoming features seem incredibly promising, and i can't wait to see more of what we can do with this site!
i like this empty field :)
let´s keep being nice to each other
That was when a friend at the art club let me use her liquid watercolor for the first time. Turned out good ! I'd love to have a go again, but sadly liquid watercolors aren't cheap, and hard to find. I'm doing pretty well with classic one and pencil thoacropiromaquia
i was feeling stressed, but i drew this and now i feel better
I HAVE AN IDEAnot-theatre-trash
OK! If you see this post, reblog it! That's it!
You don't have to reblog it every time, but I wanna see how many people/blogs there actually are on waterfall rn, so... REBLOG (please)
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Waterfall is just over 7 months old now, and, at the time I started typing this post, had 24,960 users. From the beginning I said 25k was probably going to be the cutoff point where I sat down with the volunteer mods and we had a talk about what the site was going to be. Part of that figure was thinking we’d never actually hit it, but here we are - by the end of the week, we'll have hit 25,000 users. We’re also averaging 1,000 posts a day now, which is frankly incredible for such a young site.
Before I forget though, here’s a post-mortem on the infrastructure upgrades over the last couple of days.
So, back to the future. A few days ago, I sat down with the mods and we had a nice little chat about what's happening, what we’re doing, and where we want the site to go. We even broke out a little math to help us work things out - a deep-dive on Waterfall's analytics, including a comparison to public figures for Tumblr and Pillowfort, are here.
We took all that into account when making the decisions. When a site gets to this size, it kind of stops being a hobby - it needs a little more constant attention, and a bit more work put into it. There were three paths available - close the site and piss everybody off, abandon the site and let folks run riot Blue Hellsite style, or double down on the site.
We decided to double down.
Once we'd settled on that, we had a quick discussion about where we're going with the site. The short version is - we're remaining completely committed to community and creators. Here's an overview of what’s coming. Not everything is listed here, but these are the major features.
Waterfall can now take advantage of TOP's infrastructure, meaning that soon - hopefully within the next week - reporting and support requests will receive a complete overhaul, making it easier for both you, and us.
The marketplace is on track to launch very soon. There's not a whole lot to reiterate here since I've talked about it enough. Anyone over the age of 13 will be able to offer commissions, provided they're eligible for a Stripe account, which we'll be using as our payment processor. We spoke to a few artists and have settled on what was almost universally considered a fair fee of 10% on commissions over $10 for sales through the marketplace - Stripe's fee comes out of Waterfall's cut. All currencies Stripe supports will be supported and autoconverted for artists. The fee may be slightly higher for commissions under $10, but we're running the numbers to try and make that not be the case. We expect to launch this by the end of July. Don’t worry - we haven't forgotten about writers and musicians.
It’s nice to know who's looking at your blog. Sometimes it's just idle curiosity, sometimes you're an artist wanting to know how well you're doing. Statcounter lets you do some stuff, but given GDPR and improvements to adblockers meaning stuff like that is useless nowadays (ethical considerations aside), there needs to be an alternative.
Waterfall will be building in analytics for artists and blog users alike. You know your art has 100 reblogs but don’t know how many people have actually seen it? Now you'll be able to tell. It'll even get a little bit clever for you and tell you whether a specific post or piece was why people followed you. The system will keep users pseudo-anonymous to protect their privacy, while still giving you what you need to know provided they don't opt out. This will likely replace the Activity page.
Patreon was a nice idea, until they decided their new fee structure was the way to go. Waterfall will be investigating a similar system, where you can give your supporters and followers tiered rewards. With the option to release stuff to lower tiers later, and then to the public, we think artists and creators will find this useful.
Not actually a new thing, but more an upgrade to the Commission Marketplace. Folks wanted to be able to sell adoptables and merch - while the Commission Marketplace will launch without the capacity for this, we like the idea, and we're making inquiries with suppliers to make this a reality for physical products. Digital products like adoptables are also being investigated.
Yep. An app. Soon, we'll be launching an IndieGoGo campaign to fund getting an app going. We don't need too much - we're just settling on the rewards right now. In the meantime, a prototype for the Android version has been bootstrapped.
This covers the essentials. There's still more not here - improve site navigation, bug fixing, the Tumblr importer etc etc. But we were excited to let you know about this, and thought now was the right time to do so! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to let us know in the Discord!acropiromaquia