In the short time it has been since I posted my Pitch for my DA, a Redbubble store where I can showcase and sell my digitial artworks, TaylorLani Artistry has under gone major shifts and changes that ultimately have put me in a far better place now than before.
When I first launched my store, I was excited to actually have something out there of my work, and while it technically worked and I made sales from it, I found that it was difficult to maintain.
This wasn’t beause I fell out with the idea or anything, in fact I still have my store open and still update it. However, I am kind of a perfectionist and though to someone who isn’t an artist it may not look it but I can spend days up to weeks on one piece and because of this I found that I wasn’t really being consistant with updating my desgins. Who wants to sell an unfinished artwork right?
Thus, after my first prototype I shifted my idea to focus on another area that not only works better for me but is more convenient to my scheduale and the duration of making.
I was already using an Instagram account for my DA as more of a promotion aspect for my store, but after a lot of consideration I have decided to focus more so on an Instagram page of my art rather than my main ploy being Redbubble.
This has been working incredibly well ever since making the decision. Now I don’t have to wait to share just a finished product with my auidence, but rather I can include all different aspects of the making process. From sharing my sketches and utilising the IGTV option to share speed-paintings.
This has also allowed me to see my Insights in a more exact way then just my sales, and I have come to notice that my auidence interacts higher with my portraits rather than my other artworks. This has also enabled me to use Polls, which I have since been enaging with my viewers to vote on which portriat they would like to see.
Ever since moving my ideas to Instagram I have also had the opportunity to recieve feedback and shares in a more orgonised and simplistic way from messages, comments and stories.
In spite of the platform shift, I believe my DA still targets the same audience that I had originally been working with becuase my content has changed within itself, morever that now I am able to showcase more than the final product but all the stages that go into creating an artwork. This has enabled me to be more active online and enage with my account.
While my DA has had a pretty decently sized shift, that hasn’t stopped the process of my ideas and concepts changing and growing over time. I have just started to interact with my audience to gain feedback in the possiblity of opening up commisioned portraits and whether or not anyone would be interested in seeing such development with TaylorLani Artistry. As for further one however, all I can say it that my DA is always growing and evoloving into something bigger and better.