Bcm114 Making Media – Online Presence
If you’ve been following for a bit you would know that I started Taylor-Lani Artistry a month or so ago for University. Taylor-Lani Artistry is where I post on Instagram and sell on Redbubble my artworks that I make in my free time.
I have a pitch for this project here, where I showcase feedback on the idea I had for my DA and different aspects such as my logo changes.
I love art and creating in many different forms, however, this project hasn’t been running perfectly or been without setbacks. I want to preface this with that while these things have been occurring, it doesn’t mean I love my process or the project any less.
I digitally paint a lot of portraits of people who inspire me or I am just inspired to paint based on their style, and so with this I make portraits of ‘artists’ I like such as Awsten Knight and Colson Baker (MGK). This produced a setback with my store with ‘copyright’ and ‘mature content’ issues, resulting in one of my favorite pieces being taken down. However, after observing this problem, it has taught me to be extra cautious and respectful of my own work without changing what I’m doing and have had no issues as such since.
Another occurrence with Taylor-Lani Artistry is the fact that I am not inspired to create all the time, and as many others do, struggle with artist block. To me my project feels like it’s been pushed back and not where it should be, however to others they don’t even notice it. I wanted to use my struggles to my advantage though, and on my Instagram stories engaged and consulted with my audience how they overcome art block and to share their strategies if they wanted. This has made me feel more connected to my audience even if I haven’t been continuously creating.
I feel as if my short break has also made me more interested in my project as of right now. The artworks I have been working on since have had so much heart and soul in them and I have come to be really proud of them. I think this comes from my works not being forced and fabricated for the sake of putting out content.
I feel as if I have only just stepped out of the defining stage, with supporters now receiving items of which they have brought off my store, which has me very excited to see where this continues to go in the future.