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The Ever-Evolving Artist: Finding Balance and Growth in a Digital World

Bijgewerkt op: 31 jan.



Illustration resembling a descent into hell from 'Berserk,' symbolizing the artist's journey through the digital landscape. Explore this concept in the blog 'The Ever-Evolving Artist. by Foeshel


Hello everyone,


As promised in my last blog post, today, I want to delve into my current journey as an illustrator and how I've adapted to the ever-changing digital landscape. As I mentioned before, losing my Instagram account was a turning point for me, and it made me re-evaluate my approach to sharing my work online. In this post, I'll discuss how I've diversified my online presence and focused on building my own website to regain control over my art and how it's presented.


First and foremost, I've put a significant effort into expanding my website (foeshel.com). I wanted it to become a hub where people could explore my work and get to know me as an artist. To achieve this, I've added a few sections to the site. Along with my personal work gallery, which showcases a diverse selection of my illustrations, I've introduced a blog where I post articles about my thoughts, experiences, and current projects, combined with my illustrations. I see this blog as a window into my workflow and my way of thinking, giving my audience a more personal connection to my art.


As I've realized that relying solely on one platform can be risky, I've made a conscious effort to diversify my presence online. I'm using TikTok to share short videos of my illustration process, creating both fun, edited clips and time-lapse videos to give viewers a glimpse into my creative world. While TikTok's future is uncertain, I still find it an engaging platform to showcase my work and potentially reach new audiences.


I've also started using YouTube shorts, although not as extensively as I should. YouTube is a different animal altogether, with its focus on trending content, but it also has a long tail, meaning that people can discover your old videos and explore your entire catalogue. I plan to invest more time in YouTube shorts to grow my presence there and take advantage of this platform's potential.


And then there's Twitter, a platform I initially wasn't fond of but have grown to appreciate. I use it as a hub to promote my work, directing people to new content on other platforms and my website. It also serves as a channel for direct communication with my audience. While I've added a comment section to my blog posts for feedback and interaction, I realize that it could potentially become a target for spam bots. If that happens, I'll remove it and encourage people to reach out via Twitter instead.


In conclusion, my journey as an illustrator is ever-evolving, and I'm continuously learning and adapting to the changing digital world. By diversifying my online presence and investing time in my website, I've found a new sense of balance and growth in my art career. It's essential to prioritize your mental health and find a balance that works for you. Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I'll share some of my future plans and ideas.


Until next time, thank you for your support, and please feel free to contact me via email, using the form on this site, or on Twitter.

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