No Way to Make It Tik Tok Famous For Visual Artists Like Myself
I recently joined a new social platform, Tik Tok, where I began posting short 15 seconds long video clips from my studio. I love it. For some 15 seconds, maybe not much or concise amount of time, but, within this short time, you can share a lot of information.
I can give you enough information on what I am up to in the studio. Tik Tok allows me to cut the frames and edit them as I take a video. This way, I provide only the necessary information making the clip enjoyable – not necessary with a goal to make it viral or TikTok famous.
It is a great to for creative people and for visual artists just like myself. Recently, two of my videos went viral and I received over 30,000 likes and 2300 followers. I want to say that I am on the platform only for about six months and I believe that I have not bad results. Of course, I want to create a better content hoping that it will go viral again.
What Tik Tok Offers?
Since I am new to the platform, I am still learning about features and possibilities Tik Tok offers.
Everything in my life is around my studio and painting. At the same time, this is a life that I am living, and for some of you, it might be a different and exciting way to discover my artistic life.
Clips I shared with you shows a short period of this in my studio when I received art supplies to my studio and began unpacking canvas, stretching, cutting it to the size of the stretchers and stretching it.
For me, it was a fun way of documenting what I am up to in the studio. You can also see the short video when I primed the canvases with gesso, and lastly, but not least, I show a transition between empty canvas and recently completed painting on the panel for my solo exhibition at Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.
I am preparing these canvases, as I need a new body of work for my upcoming solo exhibition in Hopkins Art Center in August. Don’t panic, I took those clips about two weeks ago, and by now I am far into painting on them.
If you are on Tik Tok or even better, if you are already Tik Tok famous, please connect with me here. I am building my audience there.
As you may know, I began a new project under the name of Meta Tag Project. In simple words, you send a picture (JPG file) of yourself, and I will paint a small, abstract version of your face on paper. I will charge $60 for an abstract portrait and $15 for shipping, nationally and internationally. All together, the costs come to $75 + sales TAX, as I live in Texas.
Project will end once I reach 20 orders. I have already 5 orders confirmed.
Each abstract portrait involves an hour-long painting session. Every time I complete a new order, I will post the painting on @bartoszbedaproject and my website.
If you are interested to join the project, please go here or email me if you have questions.
As you may know, the Meta Tag Project is now completed. You can view images in the Paintings 2019 page or click on the image. Description of the project: "In simple words, you send a picture (JPG file) of yourself, and I will paint a small, abstract version of your face on paper. I will charge $60 for an abstract portrait and $15 for shipping, nationally and internationally. All together, the costs come to $75 + sales TAX, as I live in Texas.
Project will end once I reach 20 orders. I have already 5 orders confirmed."
Each abstract portrait involved an hour-long painting session. Every time I completed a new order, I posted the painting on @bartoszbedaproject and my website.
If you are interested in project like this, please follow my social media or subscribe to newsletter.