Recently I have hit 1,000 followers on Instagram, which is crazy to me. When I started posting I doubted I would ever even have 500 people, let alone a thousand, interested in my art. So I just want to say thank you to anyone who may be reading this. So,
Thank You!! ❤
A bit about my journey on Instagram…
I had originally started on Instagram as a way to share the traditional art I was making whilst my computer was broken for about a year and I couldn’t make digital art. This ended up being a huge turning point in my career path. I went from wanting to be a digital concept artist for the longest time, to accepting that I wasn’t cut out for that kind of work. It was a rough, but I think my broken computer situation ended up being the best thing that could’ve happened. I probably wouldn’t have gone on Instagram, found a bunch of awesome illustrators who inspired me, and chose the path I’m on now if it hadn’t.
To me, 1,000 people is a lot. Considering I started with around 250 of mostly just friends and family in January. I have made so many new friends there over the last 2 years which has been awesome and has pushed me to really keep improving my work.
I also found that starting my 365 day challenge journey and sharing it on Instagram has really helped connect me with a lot of people, which has been super cool too~
Here’s a fun comparison of the first few illustrations I had ever posted to Instagram to some more recent ones. (And I think it’s safe to say, my skill in just taking the pictures of my art has improved drastically haha)
Summer 2016 vs Fall 2018:
Anyways, that ended up being a longer post than planned. Congrats if you made it this far and thanks for reading! I hope you had a great weekend 🙂
Also, if you’ve ever had a huge stop and switch in career/life paths, please share! I feel times like that can be super difficult and it’s always nice to know you’re not alone and all the stuff you learn along the way~