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While I'm at it, I'm going to make one more thread of posts, and that's about how you can support •ART.
As many of you know, to accommodate our recent influx of new users I had to purchase a server upgrade to handle the extra weight.
Our instance is fully hosted and managed by @mastohost, who does such a fantastic job keeping us updated and running smoothly!
But it also costs money every month, and we rely on the support of our users to keep going.
Mastodon.ART also has a Profile directory:
You can opt-in to add yourself to it in your Preferences page. Any hashtags in your profile will be used to help find you in the directory, too
Check it out, and consider adding yourself if you feel comfortable with it. It's a great way to find new folks to follow!
I'm going to start a thread of quick #MastoTips for new users. Apologies for any hiccoughs, these toots aren't planned, so they may seem a little haphazard.
First of all: Welcome to Mastodon! If you're coming from Twitter you'll find some things very similar. Mastodon is a microblogging platform for sharing thoughts, photos, music, video, etc.
Posts on Mastodon are affectionately called "toots". You can laugh, it's OK. We found it funny too when we first joined.
•ART will never serve you ads, track you, sell your data, or charge you to use our site. But there are still costs related to running one of the largest artistic communities on Mastodon, and we rely on the generous support of our users to keep the lights on.
If you have the means and inclination, you can support us in two ways:
Otherwise, just keep on inspiring the with your amazing art! Thank you!
Still have some stippling to do on two of the outer petals but can't bring myself to do it right now XD #MastoArt
There's been a surge of new users today, many of them Portuguese speakers. Bem-vindo a todos! We're so happy you're here.
New users, make sure you've read and agree to our CoC/ToS! Then make an #introduction post with some info about yourself so we can get to know you better!
Consider adding yourself to our Directory: http://mastodon.art/explore
And don't hesitate to ask questions if you're unsure about something! We're here to help.
As an addendum; if you see any new accounts pop up in the local timeline, be sure to say hi and give them a warm welcome!
Also, make a post under the #introduction tag with a bit about yourself so we can get to know you.
We're so happy to have you! Happy art-ing!
Here is the prog on tha bat btw!
This is the practice run where I am making/perfecting the idea + pattern before I use some nice fabric on it
First pic is the just the head w ideas for a face
Second is head + ears and body, both of which I think need to be adjusted in size. Ears BIGGER. Body slightly smaller.
And finally, the actual pattern I devised for the head itself. The nose is made by gathering a chunk of the head after you stuff it
I finished a new large #watercolour #drawing. It's again a very detailed one, and it took many, many hours.
It is mainly based on a picture I took at the Gion Matsuri in #Kyoto some years ago of musicians in a festival float, but I gave them all kitsune masks. I will write a blog post about it with more details.
I used Derwent Inktense, Conté Aquarelle and Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle pencils. The paper is Fabriano Artistico 56cmx76cm 300g/m2 rough watercolour paper.
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