@Emmavieceli in the "about this instance" section it says something about auto-following 20-ish people on sign up from a curated/random/rotating list of supportive and active members??

@daisyein @Jaybendt thanks, your work is lovely too - looking forward to more art :)

@daisyein @Jaybendt signal boosting is a good solution hadn’t thought of that - and same on the keeping up with multiple accounts haha

@daisyein that's my concern too - the specialised communities such as .art are great and can be a great source or support/advice/camaraderie but reach beyond that is incredibly important too and I'm not yet 100% acclimated to mastodon to work out the best option for doing both

When I joined masto, I gravitated towards following creative peeps and noticed a thing that's pretty common to all of us: we feel guilty for promoting places that people can buy our work or otherwise support us financially. So I started the #CreativeToots hashtag for that very reason. Got an Etsy page? Online store? Patreon? Selling a piece of art? Throw that tag on it. Do it with unfettered abandon. Everyone else: Look at that tag for artists to support. Buy their stuff. Help them create. <3

@daisyein I'm on .social too - have yet to decide what to do with them or whether it's better to maintain both somehow, split content between them with a heavier art focus here, or it it'd be better to manage a single profile?

"Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

Hi everyone! I'm Davy, a comic book artist. I mostly work on fantasy/sci-fi stuff with a dash of queer romance. I used to be a video games code monkey but somehow ended up making comics and sketching cats/butts (an in joke took on a life of it's own somehow) in artist alleys across the UK.

Still learning the ropes here, but don't be afraid to say hello :)

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Mastodon.ART

Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. (翻译:DeepL)mastodon.art是艺术家和艺术爱好者的空间,而不是政治内容的空间--有许多其他的fediverse实例,你可以加入以获得更多的一般内容(而且你仍然可以从任何实例中关注你在.art上的朋友);见https://instances.social :)