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Still figuring out Mastodon. Did the rookie mistake of joining a general server a couple of days ago, now migrating here for the community and local feed. 😬

Here are some studies trying to capture that effortless clouds look!

@camilabrun these are great, love the movement in the clouds

@marmalbear Thanks! Part is due the rough brushwork, it always create the sense of movement, but strokes direction and dimensions also play a huge role with clouds.

I'm finding skies with thin, perspective-heavy clouds very challenging due this!

@camilabrun I think you'll be much happier here. Some of those servers are crazy big! LOL! I'm relatively new here myself, and I have found it to be incredibly welcoming.

One of the best ways I found to discover artists to follow was to look at who other artists were following. But there's also a running list of great artists (and everything else...) that get a shoutout by Fedifollows, who coordinates this list:

mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1

@coreyartus Fantastic tip, thank you! So far I've just browsed some tags, following people and checking their boosts.

Just one day in and I'm finding .art very cozy! I was at .social, but it's so big and generalist it's hard to find people.

@camilabrun@mastodon.art @coreyartus@mastodon.art I wish Mastodon had a better user discovery system like some other Fediverse software does, because despite being the most popular Fediverse software, it's severly lacking on features. Over here on Calckey/Misskey, we have this page where you can discover trending and new local/remote users. Anyways, I love ur art!

@CymechDraws Thank you! I shifted hues for the "green hills and blue skies" pieces because they looked too similar, heh. I'm glad they still work!

@camilabrun

Those are beautiful.

I don't know of anyone, myself included, who didn't try a couple of servers before they found one who's community and culture was a good fit. I've been on .art for a while, and it's a good place full of interesting folks.

@RussSharek Thanks! I'm lucky I didn't have to wander too far before finding .art. It's lively in the right amount (I'm easily overwhelmed 😂) and the community seems nice indeed.

@camilabrun

Agreed about the level of stimulation here.

@avalon turned me on to the idea of using lists to make mini-feeds of people I didn't want to lose track of in the flood of posts, and it's been very helpful.

@RussSharek @avalon I didn't have the opportunity to fuss with lists just yet, but anything that helps to categorize posts sounds very helpful.

@camilabrun Welcome to .art ! 🎉 I think you'll like it here. Lot's of artists of any kind, very diverse community. Take your time figuring out stuff, you'll be fine! :mastohi: Very beautiful colours in your artwork by the way.

@MalteHollmann So far I'm having a lot of fun. This seems a nice place!

@mopani Yay thanks! It's funny how nerve-wracking it can be to paint something that looks so loose. 😆

@camilabrun I like these a lot. You especially nailed it in the second one.

@cobalt Thanks! It's my favourite! It's only second because the thumbnails looked strange otherwise.

@camilabrun clouds... My archenemy... After hands.
Ooohhhh those hands with fingers either too long or too ugly

@uddelhexe_ Alas, hands, the bane of at least half the artists! I have yet to find an approach to drawing them that feels right.

@JennyFluff Mastodon makes it so easy, it's the least I can do!

@camilabrun

Wise selection, in my opinion.

Nice clouds!
Keep up the good work.

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