Kelly Bastow of Moosekleenex Instagram: @moosekleenex
I'm a comic artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. I work traditionally using mediums of ink and watercolor, creating nature-based images with vibrant colors and rounded shapes to help the viewer feel calm and relaxed. I also create patterns featuring plants, food, and people, promoting positivity and self love. Additionally, I draw motivational messages and autobiographical comics in an effort to poke fun at my bad habits while urging myself and viewers to make positive changes.
I joined Instagram about a year ago and have enjoyed getting feedback from my followers. People have particularly enjoyed viewing photos and videos of me drawing and painting. I feel it shares a more intimate side of my work, which gives me a warm feeling. Through Instagram, several companies and people have found my work and commissioned me for custom pieces of artwork. It's nice to know that people around the world are seeing and appreciating my work. For anyone trying to grow an Instagram following, I would recommend posting simple, aesthetically pleasing photos, and being honest and real with your viewers. Be kind and gracious in your comments and descriptions as well.
“It's nice to know that people around the world are seeing and appreciating my work.”