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Emberdragoness
11-18-2015, 11:00 AM
I post my drawings and photography on Instagram, and I have very few followers. I've looked up accounts that feature artists and I've tried to get featured more than once, but my art is just not good enough to be featured on these accounts. All of them only post good art. Do you guys know any accounts that post art by less experienced artists?

TerryCurley
11-18-2015, 12:48 PM
I post my drawings and photography on Instagram, and I have very few followers. I've looked up accounts that feature artists and I've tried to get featured more than once, but my art is just not good enough to be featured on these accounts. All of them only post good art. Do you guys know any accounts that post art by less experienced artists?

Welcome to the forum.

Are you wanting to post to sell them or just to have your art get more exposure? You can post any art on facebook. You can even make your own facebook page just for your art. Mine is listed in my signature.

I think the best way to get followers is to be interesting. But I don't know I don't even use Instagram.

Perhaps you could load some of work to this forum. Set up an album. Or even better post your art in forum post. Artists on here are happy to give suggestions for improvement. It has helped me a lot.

Susan Mulno
11-18-2015, 01:28 PM
Welcome to the forum. Let us see a sample. :biggrin:

Emberdragoness
11-19-2015, 07:43 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Are you wanting to post to sell them or just to have your art get more exposure? You can post any art on facebook. You can even make your own facebook page just for your art. Mine is listed in my signature.

I think the best way to get followers is to be interesting. But I don't know I don't even use Instagram.

Perhaps you could load some of work to this forum. Set up an album. Or even better post your art in forum post. Artists on here are happy to give suggestions for improvement. It has helped me a lot.

Thanks for your suggestions! My problem is I have never been able to attract people on any site which is why I wanted to be featured so bad! The Facebook page is a good idea and maybe I'll post some art here sometime!

SuddenLife
11-26-2015, 05:29 PM
I don't know at what level you are currently, but I personally feel the harsh truth of putting your art online, is that it's extremely hard to stand out due to the baffling amount of art, both digital and traditional, that can be found online.
The things is that with programs like Fire Alpaca and Gimp being the free equivalents of Photoshop and every cellphone being able to take relatively good pictures these days, it's very easy for anyone to put their stuff up for all the world to see.
I think that is great, but it also comes with the inevitable downside that there's going to be a LOT of art circling around the web. And in turn, that will make difficult to be noticed.
Another result of that is that artist that still have a long way to go get less attention, due to the fact that even the best artists produce so much all together that even many of them get overlooked.
So, those accounts that feature art really have a luxury problem. They probably get a lot of requests and can't post everything. On top of that; if they only post the good stuff, the account will also get a lot more attention.

I'd say; keep improving. I feel that's the best way to get noticed. And also keep promoting yourself. Not just on instagram, perhaps. Sites as this one are great for getting useful feedback. Putting your work on something like DeviantArt or ArtStation (though the latter is more focussed on the gaming industry, though not entirely) can also help you create a followerbase. Tumblr is also an option, there are a lot of artblogs there that range from realistic traditional things, to 3D modeling stuff; anything goes.
Just keep going, basically. Standing out is tough, but persistance is how you get there.

Cricket
11-28-2015, 10:37 PM
One of the keys to success with Instagram is to make sure you are using hashtags appropriately so that people can find your work.
http://blog.instagram.com/post/17674993957/instagram-tips-using-hashtags