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Apr 03, 2019 19:39:27

Thoughts on Instagram

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Sarah Hum

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Everyone says what you need to do to improve your craft is to practice. So I started an Instagram a few months ago to get myself to post consistently. I would be able to see myself improve by looking back at my earlier work. 

While I have been able to get that, there are some other things I've learned as well.

There's a great artistic community on Instagram

I've "met" several other artists now and everyone is so supportive. Everything I post, people chime in with wonderful comments. Their support encourages me to continue drawing. There are times at work where I'm itching to get back to drawing (although maybe that's a bad thing). With so much hate going around in other parts of the world, it's great to be a part of a community that is overwhelmingly positive.

People are so talented

It's very inspiring to see all the different kinds of art out there. Some people have been drawing their whole lives. Some people (like me) are just getting started. Either way, having all of that creativity around me is really exciting.

With all the good, I think there's also a dark side to Instagram. I'll talk about that more another time.


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    @hum haha, to some extent I could have written the same article (simply replacing Instagram with 200wad). Thanks for the perspective (and generally, all your insights on making a startup in the open. That's super inspiring)

    Clement avatar Clement | Apr 03, 2019 21:16:09
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      @clement Haha true! Thanks for your kind words Clement :)

      Sarah Hum avatar Sarah Hum | Apr 04, 2019 10:42:58
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    @hum - this would be a great place for some links :-)

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 03, 2019 11:59:47
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