@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 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?
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 :)
🎨 Comic Artist & Illustrator in UK
🏳️🌈 Dorky #LGBTQ+ Romance
🤓 Pun enthusiast
🍑 Sketcher of Butts
✨ Available to hire!
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 :)