pixiv is an online art communication service that connects artists with other artists and enthusiasts. pixiv is a place where you can enjoy submitting and browsing countless artworks.
Aside from the wide variety of illustrations submitted on pixiv, there are frequently held illustration projects from both users and our staff. Users can collaborate with each other and create new works by utilizing this co-creation platform. More Info »
You're probably thinking there's already lots of similar services, and you'd be right. But they each have their own issues - there are sites where you can only browse for illustrations by specific categories. What happens when the category you're looking for isn't available? On other sites, it takes way too long for your new submissions to appear.
pixiv's main feature is tagging - these keywords describe artworks and help users quickly pinpoint illustrations that may interest them. Tagging an illustration with its traits make searching for specific works much easier. (Each work can have up to 10 tags)
pixiv lets you easily choose who you share your artworks with - whether it be restricted only you, only to your friends, or the entire world! You can also bookmark artworks you like for later or view other users' bookmarks. You can also add your favorite artists to a favorites list to get a personalized feed of new artworks from all your favorite artists as they're uploaded!
Ever wondered what people think of your artwork? Finding out objectively is rather difficult; on pixiv, users can rate artwork using a 1-10 scale. Higher rated works are published on various ranking boards (daily, weekly, etc). This rating system lets you to determine how popular your works are, presenting your best works to a larger audience via our ranking boards.