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[PART 1] HOW TO GROW YOUR INSTAGRAM

Jun 09, 2021
Hey guys, I'm Erica the Goober. If you are new to my channel. I am a freelance digital artist and character designer. In this video, I'll tell you some tips and tricks to

grow

your

Instagram art account before you get started. the tips and tricks

part

I want you to ask

your

self why you want to

grow

your Instagram account if you want to grow an Instagram account just to gain followers and have a big number at the top of your page, this video is not going to know for you now, if you are an artist who wants to improve and use Instagram as a tool to help you gain exposure, then you are in the right place in my personal experience.
part 1 how to grow your instagram
Instagram is a wonderful tool to help you spread your artwork, it is a great way to find people who enjoy your work and have similar interests to yours. Plus, you can get involved in the Instagram art community and meet tons of inspiring artists. Growing your Instagram account can lead to all kinds of opportunities and connections, that being said your main priority should always be growing your art and growing as an artist, don't worry about getting followers from the beginning, people will start to notice when you are working on your art and improving over time. I currently have one hundred and thirty-five thousand followers. on Instagram, if you are

part

of the goober team on Instagram, you must leave a comment with your username.
part 1 how to grow your instagram

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I'm going to do some shout outs on Instagram and my story, so be sure to leave your username below. I think it's the best way for me. Explaining these tips and tricks is like telling you the story of how I started my Instagram and what I learned from growing my account. When I created my Instagram account, I didn't expect to actually use it. I posted a drawing and then just left it for a few months at that point. I was posting my art pretty much only on Tumblr. I had just left deviantART as part of that great exodus of people leaving DeviantART for Tumblr.
part 1 how to grow your instagram
At first I was really against having an Instagram. because I thought Instagram was everyone taking pictures of their food or posting selfies or whatever, after a while of using Tumblr and not finding any success, my brother actually told me that I should start using Instagram more because there was a growing community of artists. on Instagram, so I thought, well, I might as well try that since tumblr doesn't work for me, so I just keep posting on Instagram, like when there wasn't a pattern, there was like hey, I have something, let's put it up. Instagram, my posts were just sketches, like I had some pictures of me and Marley, some finished stuff, I was like all over the place, kind of like I have a picture from Pokémon Go, I'm a Vaporeon on my Instagram, like what.
part 1 how to grow your instagram
What was he also doing at this time? I wasn't drawing much. I liked the illustrations and the characters just because I was in school and I didn't really draw that in school. In the end I thought, "Okay, I'm not drawing." As much as I should right now, I'm going to try to make a schedule so I can draw more and what better way to do that than to make a posting schedule on Instagram by telling yourself you're going to post a certain amount. of times a week helps you have more routine and helps you improve at drawing.
This is exactly what I did. I told myself okay I'll try to post every day and I did that for about 80 days so there are a lot of posts, this was around 2016 and my account had grown to about 200 and a few followers at that time which More importantly, I could see growth in my art. I realized that by making more art I was improving faster, so that's my first time. One tip to create a posting schedule for yourself doesn't have to be every day. I would say a good place to start is maybe three to five days a week.
Creating a posting schedule will not only help you grow your account, but it will also help you grow your account. help you grow as an artist during this time and until mid-2017 I was making a lot of Overwatch fan art. I wanted to try out some new digital painting techniques by making fan art of a new look for Deva. I'm very proud of how it turned out. So of course I posted on Instagram and then one of my friends told me they had seen my artwork on his Instagram page so I checked it out and it was blowing up.
It was crazy that thousands of people were seeing this illustration that I worked so hard on. Even the official Overwatch account followed me on Instagram, which was totally surreal when they posted my work. People started coming to my account to follow me and I finished my account in a very short time so I went from having between 200 and 600 followers and in a few days I think drawing fan art is a great way to practice your technique and learn new stuff. Also, when you post fan art, the people who are part of that fan art community will do so. see your work and they may join you and be part of your community.
It's very important that when you post fan art that you tag it correctly, for example with this diva fan art, I would make a hashtag overwatch hashtag diva, so things like that to make people who are looking for the specific type of thing that you are drawing find it. See, you can even tag the official account of any fan art you're making so they can possibly see your art too after all that madness happened. I started drawing a lot more Overwatch fan art because I loved Overwatch and all the people who followed me for that D piece, of course they wanted to see more Overwatch art.
I started noticing that if I posted something that wasn't Overwatch related, I wouldn't get as much. A lot of engagement, that's one of the downsides of posting fan art, is that if people come to follow you a lot of times to see that fan art, that's what people would want to see, it's really better to post a variety so people can enjoy all the different types of work. What do you do at the end of that year? I reached my first 1,000 followers on Instagram. At that point I started noticing things that were definitely helping me grow my account and I saw patterns occurring.
One thing I noticed. Instagram loves consistency and once you should post as much as possible, so posting more is very beneficial in growing your account. It's good to educate yourself about Instagram to learn about an algorithm so you know how it works and why things work for you and don't work for you the way Instagram works. and in their current algorithm, posts do not appear in chronological order. The Instagram algorithm is built in a way that it tries to show you what it thinks you want to see, this means that only a fraction of your followers will see your posts, but the people who like your posts the most and interact with them will see your posts the most. frequency.
Instagram assumes that the posts you engage with are from accounts you want to see more of, so this means that when you post more consistently, you give people more opportunities. To view and engage with your posts, the most important thing to keep in mind is that Instagram encourages engagement, so likes and comments are very important to getting your artwork seen when you post. It is very important to interact with people from the first moment. post time, so when you make a post and people comment, make sure you respond to them within the first hour. Instagram will see this as a very positive thing and seeing more engagement on your post will favor your posts more, so more people will see them. it Plus and it's great to interact with people who enjoy your work and liked it enough to tell you and leave a comment on your drawing, since Instagram favors comments and participation, the best way to encourage this is by asking a question, for example , you can post one. some of your drawings and ask people, which one is your favorite?
Another good thing you could do is draw fan art of something like Overwatch and ask who your favorite Overwatch character is, different things like that where you ask a question is great. To generate engagement on your post, another thing that is very important is posting at the right time. When I started publishing, I looked up what is the best time to publish on the Internet. Anna told me it was five in the afternoon. So I thought, "Okay, I'll post at five in the afternoon." but then I made a trading account and my stats said three in the afternoon.
It was the best time to post, so I wasn't getting the engagement that I could have gotten just because I didn't know the best time to post if you really want to grow your Instagram art account. One of the best things you can do is convert your account from a personal account to a business account. Having a business account allows you to see different statistics and information that you wouldn't be able to see before, this includes statistics about your posts. In addition to your account in general, one thing it tells you is when your followers are online, for example what day is best to post, as well as what time of that day, now that we've gone over some more technical Instagram stuff I can finally answer the question: what do I post?
If it is a herbal bead. I suggest you just post art to your feed. People follow you because they want to see your work, and posting too many random photos will often lead to unfollowing. I definitely followed some artists who posted too many personal photos and had them appear in my feed and I thought: why am I seeing this photo? and then I clicked on his account. I thought, oh, this is an artist, where are they publishing? these things, so sometimes I would like to follow people because there are too many random pictures, it's better to post those photos on your story and that's another thing you should definitely do is post on your Instagram story, not only do people want to see your artwork, but they want to see some things behind the scenes and they want to know more about you.
Also, Instagram really likes it when you use all of its features, so be sure to post the stories and occasionally upload them to Instagram. TV Videos: It's also good to make a post to your story every time you make a new post so that people watching your story know that you made a new post in case it doesn't appear in their feet. I like to always have at least one story at all times, even if it's just like a picture of Harley, it's like Omar, these cute people want to see Marlee, this is especially helpful if you can't post much, it lets people know . of what you're doing and that you're still out there making art and living life, it's good to draw and post the things you love, if you put a lot of heart and passion into your work, people will be able to They liked the same things as you, so they are more likely to interact with your artwork and maybe follow you.
This includes fan art too, if you love drawing fan art then draw a fan o It will help you get better at creating art in any way like I said but be careful about posting too much fan art. You want to have a good balance between original art and fan art just so that people follow you for your art and not only. For that fandom, one of the best things you can do to get involved in the community on Instagram is to do art challenges. I'm sure by following other artists you've seen people do challenges like Inktober Murmee or even draw this in your style. challenges draw this and your styles are definitely my favorites.
I've made quite a few of these. If you do, I draw this in your style by an artist you really admire. There is a greater chance that your work will be discovered. They like. there's a chance they'll share it on their story or even standing up doing challenges like these are some of the best things you can do to get your name out there and get involved in the community every time you do a challenge like this. use the hashtag and if someone searches for that hashtag, your artwork might show up there and they might say, “Oh, I like this drawing.” I'm going to check out their page, people will see your art and you can discover new artists that you like.
You may want to follow us too, just make sure to use the hashtags to get your artwork featured. Another thing that is good is trying to publish our videos. Instagram favors videos right now, so post as little snippets of your quick paints or your butt. behind-the-scenes process similar to the work you do. I found that people really like to see things behind the scenes and how you create your work. It's good to post sketches of works in progress and just snapshots of you working on your art, my last tip for growing our account is to be patient, it won't happen overnight, you have to give it some time.
I posted for over two years before I hit 1000 followers and believe me, it can be really discouraging at times, they might work on it. something for a long time and you think "oh this is going to do great", you post it and then it doesn't show up, but that's just the nature of the platform, it doesn't mean your art isn't good, it just means the platform is activated notis working in your favor right now my account didn't really start growing until I understood how Instagram works. This will definitely help you in those times when things aren't generating as much engagement as you think.
Don't pay too much attention to the numbers, just focus on your work and keep going, just remember that the most important thing is that you grow as an artist and get better at the art. Maintaining a positive attitude, being consistent and interacting with the artistic community are three. one of the best things you can do to grow your article. I hope you learned some useful tips and tricks to grow your Instagram account in this video. Remember that if you are part of the goober team on Instagram, comment your username below. I'll try to do it. As many Instagram story shout-outs for art accounts as you can get.
If you are interested in art tutorials, you can check out my patreon. I post a ton of video guides to go along with the tutorials on this channel, as well as various tutorials on different things, like the most recent one was a guide on how to do things in Photoshop and procreate or do procreate things in Photoshop. I just started posting videos. where my process is recorded in real time you can see every brush stroke and technique done and exactly how to do it so this guide is really helpful if you are the appropriate user because I am using Photoshop in this video so everything I do in Here you will be able to translate that into your work in Procreate.
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