Today is International Artist Day! Founded in 2014 by Canadian artist Chris MacClure, it’s a day to appreciate the beauty of art and how it allows for freedom of human expression. To celebrate, we will explore how artists can use OnlyFans and achieve success with their creations in this handy guide.
The online world and the rise of social media have both changed the artistic game and opened up a whole new world for creatives. Artists at all levels are now taking to online spaces to share their craft and connect with their fans. Due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the world and content constraints on other social media platforms, artists are learning to adapt to a “new normal” and are strengthening their digital presence in alternative ways. With more downtime to express their creative flair, art has been flourishing, leading to more artists than ever showing off their skills to their audiences.
Creativity and OnlyFans go hand in hand, making it the perfect platform for these artists to showcase their best content without giving it away for free. So, whether your speciality is fine art, crafting, illustrations, sculptures or graphic design, talented artists have a place to monetise their work and express their imaginations endlessly on OnlyFans.
Here are just a few ways artists can use OnlyFans as a canvas for their innovations.
Connect with your fanbase
Artists need audiences and social media enables you to find that audience without even leaving your studio. Connecting with people around the globe, you can now find those with similar artistic tastes looking for the type of art you are making. Over the last few years, the artistic community are using online platforms to connect with those who appreciate their work.
OnlyFans is a place where you can be your best authentic self. This allows your work to be validated without a gallery or museum exhibition, which means that you can avoid the elitism of the art world and get close to your biggest fans. Whether you choose to have a free account and create a ‘fan club’ for those who appreciate your work or you choose to set a subscription fee, one thing is for sure: the enthusiasm for art is something to be discussed and shared. What better space than this platform where you can scope out your biggest fans, eliminate trolls, bypass algorithms and connect with those who have a genuine interest?
Putting your gallery behind a paywall
We all appreciate the time and effort it takes to produce an amazing piece of artwork, so why give away your best work for free? The online world has given artists a way to avoid gallery commissions. However, with OnlyFans, monetising your art has never been easier. Setting a subscription price to your profile allows you to spend less time chasing sales and more time creating and crafting.
You can even use OnlyFans to make money from your work collect commissions. Fans can pay to view your work via paid messages and can even give you a ‘tip’ if they are wowed by your artistic genius. Creators often create a tip ‘menu’, offering custom content in return for a certain amount. If you choose to have a free account you can have paid posts and live streams that fans can choose to unlock, saving your best work for those who really want to see it. You could offer secret reveals of paintings or gallery showcases that your biggest fans will be willing to spend to view.
Live stream your art
The expression of art is beautiful to watch, so why not bring your fans along to witness your genius at work? Live streaming on OnlyFans is a great way to build relationships within your fan community by interacting with them in real-time. Whether you are a master of sketching or a graphic design whizz, you can share your best tips and techniques and teach your fans through lessons, tutorials, masterclasses and critiques.
Live streaming can also provide a way of sharing the person behind the easel – providing a space to show off your best authentic self through behind the scenes and Q&A sessions. With OnlyFans, you can charge your fans an entry fee for the chance to be involved in the live video.
On OnlyFans, there is more creative freedom for artists. Unlike other social platforms, there are fewer limitations and censoring, meaning you can be unrestrained with your art. By not relying on ad-based platforms and annoying algorithms, artists of all specialities can have more control over their content, enjoy the incentives of our platform and increased financial stability.
Fundraising is often vital for the artistic community. Many OnlyFans creators use the platforms as a way to collect donations for good causes. Holding an auction is a great way for artists to raise money and with OnlyFans this has bever been easier. You can even create a wishlist where fans can choose to pay for important tools and materials that you or your local art centre may need.
Artists of OnlyFans
OnlyFans is full of artistic talent, spanning across a large range of creative fields. From fine artists – such as Ria, Dalilah, Lera, Serinna and Joza Art – to designers such as Chelsea Designs, to art galleries – such as the Vienna Tourist Board – there’s plenty to discover on our platform, and there’s a place for different types of art.
Artist, guitar maker and DIY guru Beth Freeman is connecting with her fans on OnlyFans by showcasing everything from her latest leather art to an insight into her talents. She’s passionate about crafting, gardening, leatherwork, learning Italian, fitness and fun! And thanks to her OnlyFans page, you can keep up with her artistic endeavours.
Another artist to check out is Pastel Rae. She’s an artist and humanitarian from California who’s been on an incredibly ambitious, inspirational and challenging journey to get to where she is now: sharing her beautiful art with the world and on OnlyFans. Having worked in fashion, she decided to pursue her dream of running her own art business, and she made it happen! Plus, thanks to OnlyFans, Pastel Rae has been able to take her art to the next level for her fans. She says:
“OnlyFans really let’s me be me. I can be fine and be an artist. There’s no judgement, just people appreciating me and my art!”
Overall, artists can monetise their audience by using OnlyFans to collect commissions and share exclusive creations, from live painting tutorials, to illustration masterclasses, to gallery reveals.
Are you an artist on OnlyFans? Do you have a favourite artist account that you’ve subscribed to? Let us know in the comments!