Meet the Artist: @akramness

7. When did you decide to start a social media account for your art? Were you nervous? Excited?

I started posting my work online when I was around the age of 15 on Facebook and DeviantArt, that’s maybe 6 years ago. I was very excited to be honest. I had been doing art just for myself up until then and to have other people see it, comment, and give feedback was thrilling!

It was also huge motivation to keep drawing. 

8. How has your experience been with your social media account(s) for your art? What are the positive outcomes? Is there any negative outcomes?

It has mostly been positive, for sure. People in the art community are mostly very kind and helpful. I’ve made friends and received advice from others. I halve also had the opportunity to do commissions online and get paid for my work. 

There has been some negativity with trolls and such, but that’s to be expected on the Internet. 

Mostly, I’m grateful for the people who like my work and support me. 

9. What advice would you give any artist out there who are considering sharing their art on social media?

It can be intimidating and embarrassing at first, but I think it’s worth that risk, especially if you want to build a career out of your work. Social media is a tool you want to take advantage of. It might not always go well, but if you have patience and stay true to yourself by making the art you enjoy, then in time good things will come of it!