Let’s talk about Instagram. I’ve really only had one social media profile which I used for everything. Recently, I decided to get an Instagram account since I tend to share more photos than anything else. It’s quick, easy, and it works rather well for my needs. After playing with the app for a while I found the suggested follows page.
For the artists reading this blog: listen up! There is a treasure trove of unique artists all over Instagram, be it 2D, 3D, traditional or experimental and more. If anyone is ever lacking in inspiration, or needs some cool visual references to get their creative juices flowing, just flip through artists on Instagram. The more artists you follow, the more it will suggest for you. Many of them are famous and well known but occasionally you’ll find a real talented gem that very few people know of.
These “smaller” artists need support too, and in our day and age a simple like and comment can make somebody’s day. It lets the artist know that, “Yes. We like this, more of this please”. This can also influence what direction the artist eventually goes in, or at least let them know what their fans like and want so they can produce more or less of that.
- Juan Rubio