Weeeeeee! First 'proper' piece using the Foundational Hand script I picked up yesterday.

Materials: Pilot Parallel and Rotring calligraphy pens, Sakura Pigma Micron, Ecoline and Diamine ink applied with brushes, and Edding Gold fineliner, on Daler Rowney 90gm calligraphy paper.

#MastoArt #calligraphy

You want to know the value of Mastodon over Insta? Posted this on Instagram to the 15k followers I have there, properly tagged. 29 likes, no comments.

Masto? *So* much engagement. So much fun discussion. So much more community.

Numbers don't mean squat if you don't have the follow through. I've never sold a single piece of art through Insta. People on Insta like passively browsing through images and tapping the heart. For an artist, it's a useless audience.

Further, I have a colouring book published through Barnes & Noble and a big art licensing firm in the US that represents me. Neither of these found me through FB, Insta, or Twitter. The only people who reach out to me with 'business opportunities' on Insta are accounts entirely unrelated to mine offering me 'influencer opportunities'.

Meanwhile, people here don't just buy art that I post for sale, they ask if they can buy art I haven't even listed. "Supportive" is an understatement. :artpaw:

@welshpixie You have a coloring book out? :D

*heading over to your profile to check it out*

@shahaan It does have a proper ISBN and stuff though and got stocked in bookshops worldwide so if you really wanted one you might see if your local book shop can order it XD

@shahaan It *is* a really nice book though, if you can find it - it's good quality paper, the cover's really nice with metallic bits, and each mandala has an accompanying nature quote ^.^ They did a good job with it

@welshpixie Yeah I have no doubt! I really want to find it now. I was considering getting a mandala colouring book anyway, but getting one by an artist I actually know just makes the activity that much more engaging and fun! :D

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A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.