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Our current header is from the pages of Tales From The Fediverse, an anthology series featuring stories from a few artists from across the Fediverse, created and edited by @david_a_webcomic !

Find it here:

And there's a mirror overview with previous editions at:

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:mastoart:•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 :fediverse: with your amazing art! Thank you!

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Following is a thread of toots about how you can support :mastoart:•ART.

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.

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I'm going to start a thread of quick for new users. Apologies for any hiccoughs, these toots aren't planned, so they may seem a little haphazard. :da_sweat:

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. :dali_persistance:

blessed tomato children

thanks to Neoscottie for the commission of their character!

I'm loving all these beautiful, colourful, exquisite, and downright incredibly creative takes on merfolk for that are swimming about the fediverse! What's next month's theme? 😁 :artcataww:


Hi again, sorry for spamming but I also want to mention two other great reference resources:

Is there a extra tag for all art-resources, links, tips&tricks to collect information like this?

With some help from a friend, I managed to get the nightly build of to work, and even record some timelapses.
It's so much fun to watch it back~

Past few days i have been working on some krita brushes that feel a bit similar to medibang paint pro watercolor brushes. Still need a lot of improvement but so far the results seems fine.

after many weeks of work, the new color smudge has been merged (it now supports lightness and gradient map brush tips!), and we also recently had new texture option modes merged. Together these features can create some really nice strokes.

Another case of extensive testing and collaberation bringing cool results:

thanks for sharing this great resource :)

I also want to mention the blog from Etherington Brothers, which is one of my key inputs for my self-teaching process.

they have hundreds of mini-tutorial about almost everyting for free.


A friend discovered this drawing/sketching site. It looks like it has tutorials, references, exercises - might be a good resource? :)

New brushes, a better suited paper, and I'm back with acrylagouache 🎨 I hope to get smoother, straighter lines, but I'm confident it'll come with practice !

And here's another cutie for you to draw! *holds up mirror *

:O :O :bowie_stardust:

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