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Artyczar

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Do you follow a lot of people on Instagram? How many, and are they mostly other artists? I follow like 600 people and most of them are other artists that inspire me, friends and such. There are also galleries and art advisors. They don't all show up in my feed of course, but maybe 100 or so do. I rarely comment (but I try) and just "heart" on the images I like each morning. I try to post one image a day, but they are very rarely new.

What about you?
 

Iain

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I am not on any social media, but coincedently, only yesterday I was again thinking of signing up to Instagram. I guess I am fearful of showing the little work I have. When I began looking to publish writing, poetry, something in that killed it for me.
 

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I don't remember if 400 or 600, all artists, apart from 5 or 10 which are either reference sites, models or photographers.

I was not on istagram, but then I read that in recent years the artist whose works or tutorials I saw on the forum wetcavan no longer published on the forum but published on istagram then I started using it, one artist leads to another so when I read other accounts I added them in the same way, and then many directly on istanzam, in a few days they were 10 times more and then 10 times more, I put like and comments on the works I saw and admired,
I did not think I would publish, occount was free, since I followed various figure artists I thought it was better to private account when I discovered that there was such a possibility and a 10 people who had started to follow.

for figuary, to say that I liked the initiative, which had remained free for this year even if the site had become paid I had thought of publishing for the first time, but I made another account even if starting from that email, from that account, there now i follow 40 or 50 people, it was more to post, i posted 8 times, some after figuary figures,
doubt was and is about the nickname and whether to publish or not, I don't know (publish here or wetcavans I find it as something more intimate, like between friends, social networks, it's different), I then came up with an idea to challenge myself, that is
see if a higher number of people could decide to follow my drawings or they preferred not to see them, I lost, where I published I have a follewer, where I do not publish, some requests arrive beyond those 10, it would be 30 or 35 against one.
but it is beautiful for art, to be able to see and then comment and like
 

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Iain, when I first got on insta, I wanted to mostly publish writing so I'd make little things in Photoshop with some art and some snippets of writing on them...it's just that it got hard to make one of those everyday (time consuming) and I didn't keep it up for very long. But I was thinking of the things you post in the text and photo thread. That would be so cool! :)
 

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Yes, thank you. You have encouraged me. I was thinking I could link to here. Most, if not all, of the posts in the Photography thread were posted as I thought of them. "Variable quality " as it says on the packet. 🙂
 

Iain

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I'd make little things in Photoshop

I was thinking of how much more I could do if I was of a mind to master all of this different software (like with craft skills, where does it end?). With my inherent ineptitude, I even considered using a whiteboard marker on the screen rather than the software!
Speaking of software, I did get Scribner after you guys mentioned it. And it's great, sure, but shame mine didn't come with a brain inside the box to make use of it's full capacity. 🤣

See, I even cocked up this post!
 
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