Sharing Your Art Process: Part 2
The book is all about reasons, inspiration, and strategies to sharing your artwork via the internet. Clearly, I also believe this to be important. For me, I enjoy sharing my process because I like seeing other artist's process. I'm inspired when I see what people make and how they address challenges. It makes me want to create more and helps me overcome creative challenges I face.
Here are some of my take aways from the book about sharing your artwork online:
- Don't just focus on the end product. Feature your process as well.
- You won't have time to update your social media status... you have to MAKE time.
- Focus on the social platforms that work best for what you do.
- Own and update a website as well. As trends in social media change you can retain control of your content on your site.
- Think of your posts as part of a documentary.
- Your posts should answer questions like "What are you working on?"...Or think of it as if you were interviewing yourself. Then address those questions.
- Put little relevant bits out there. Eventually, they will add up to one big piece.
- Share your influences and inspirations.
- This is one I think I need to work on: Tell stories.
I was happy to see the author encourage the development of a website in addition to social media. I was surprised recently to see a famous YouTuber didn't own their own website. If YouTube loses popularity or changes their structure that will have a major impact on all they've built...that would be sad.
I also liked the idea of thinking of the information put out there like a documentary. I've never kept a journal so thinking of it that way doesn't help but I do enjoy a good documentary.
I liked that the author encouraged the sharing of inspiration as well. That's half of what I do [Discover and Make Art]