Oh hello, and welcome to my step by step guide on how to get some friends on DeviantArt. Now this is going to be easy, because I know you can do it! Anyway lets get started.
Step 1: make a DA account. (If you have one that's great, if you don't...WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS GO GET ONE NOW!!!! *coughs* anyway)
Step 2: post some art! (Now the very first thing you should do after making an account is posting art I mean who wouldn't)
Step 3: waiting.
Step 4: still waiting.
Step 5: Reply to your first comment/comment on their profile thanking them for the favorite. (So after a week or so you will eventually get a comment or a favorite for one of your pieces. So what i would do is comment and have a little conversation, if they don't reply back your either screwed or their just busy. But if it's a favorite comment on their profile. They'll love being liked by you)
Step 6: play a gambit and go to a random artist with good talent and be friends with them, not just for their art but for who