Hi everyone o/
How are you all doing? I hope everyone's doing well :> I've been spidering around, as usual, leaving as many comments as I can to support Steemians, and not only at specific platforms, because there are so many talents on this place that needs the boost :)
And so I've decided to do another post to share with you a few positive vibey thingies :D And and and, they are of various lil tidbits, like a highlight, and a signal boost, and a newbie search, so to tie all of these positive vibey things into a coherent post, I made a new character, and I'm calling her Gifti~ (yes, I am not very original with naming conventions, hahaha~)
So, here is Gifti !
She brings gifts! And her name is Gifti~ .....
ANYWAY, here is Gifti's first post!
Gifti Notices You
This is going to be a section where I will highlight Steemians that have been overlooked, and yet despite the lack of notice, these Steemians faithfully generate valuable contents and push along without asking for attention or rewards. Their blogs might be modest and does not pop with pomp and glamour but there is faithfulness and sincerity to them.
The first one that Gifti will be highlighting is: @antic
@antic draws almost daily, and I think during commute times. I followed him as steadily as I could, leaving him encouragements and giving him upvotes so he knows someone's right there with him. Last year, I watched him finished an entire sketchbook with his sketches :D I could feel his excitement and anticipation as he announced he was moving on to a new book :D
Gifti helps fun stuff!
This section will be where I've ran into things that some Steemians might be doing that are trying to create engagement or fun, and which may be too small for general hype or notice. And Gifti will be trying to either signal boost these things that I stumble across or sending some resources to help generate some excitement and involvement from others :)
The first thing that Gifti has helped is.... @hedidylan's very cute "Name Me" contest!
@hedidylan runs these "Name Me" contests where she draws very unique and adorable characters, and they are born without names! So she seeks for Steemians' engagement to christen them with name suggestions. You don't need to be an artist or a photographer or a sculptor or a singer to participate, any Steemians can suggest potential names for these very charming characters, and the winner will get 0.25 Steems !!
I was just chilling at @c-squared discord when one day @hedidylan piped up about her contest, so I checked it out and now I am happy to announce that Gifti will match the 0.25 Steem to boost the reward pool a little bit :D
This was from Round 6, which was won by @blairbitz:
The winning name for the character was "Merekedi" :D Adorable, right???
Gifti loves New Joiners :D
And last but not least, when the generous @themadcurator awarded me 200 Steem Powers last month, I was compelled to pass the benefits along to others who may have needs of Steem Powers more than I do. After HF20, I often heard from new joiners that it is very difficult for them to engage on this platform because they keep running out of mana to do anything with.
I sent the 200 Steem Powers to @Arrr and @SadHeaven (both are incredibly talented and awesomely engaged new Steemians, and you should totally check out their blogs when you have time), and yesterday I asked them if the delegations actually had made a difference because I thought if it hadn't actually helped, I would delegate my future earnings in SP to communities, instead.
I was very happy when they both told me that the delegations had made some difference! So I decided to continue to pass on additional Steem Powers to another new comer, @platyfolio :D
@platyfolio is an aspiring artist from Brazil and they seem to exude positivity and talents :D I have sent them 50 Steem Powers this morning!
I hope Gifti will continue to be able to delegate these small helping hands for new Steemians in the future :) I don't have very much left in my pocket, but I will do what I can, when I can :)
For now, I am looking to delegate another 50 SP to a new joiner, and since I'm passionate about arts, the criterias I'm looking to support are: Engagement and Talent. If you have come across a talented and engaged new joiner, please comment below and I will be sure to check out their blogs!
Alright, that was Gifti's first post :D
I will bring her back when she's got new pressies to hand out, and I hope she will be of some use to Steemians :D
And now, to close the post, I've got the step by step for the drawing I made of Gifti~
Step by Step
Step 1: RIP fountain pen. You was a brave warrior~
Step 2: HELLO new fountain pen. I expect much from you!
Step 3: Gifti's face
Step 4: Hair and hands. And a box~
Step 5: Body and a bow for the gift box :D
Step 6: Outlined, added some manga shoujo bubbles effects, and DONE !
As you probably noticed, I tried to still get some life out of the old fountain pen and all it did was make ink blotches all over the paper .... Yes, I was greedy. Yes, I asked much of that pen. Yes, I am a pen slavedriver! XD;;; Anyway, served me right for asking for so much from it. So it has been retired now and I've bought a new one from DAISO for $2... :D
I didn't mind the blotches, to be honest.... Even though I had no idea how a picture would turn out later, part of a creative journey is to incorporate what life gives you, and in this case, I worked the blotches into a shoujo manga bubbles effects :D So, you can see that what might seemed as a 'hindrance' at first, could actually work into a picture :D :D :D
Alright, that's long enough a post for now haha~
I will see you all next time o/
Artists' Highlights with C2
On another note, please check out this article that I wrote for the @c-squared's Artists' Highlights a while ago :) Please check it out! I am featuring TWO artists at a time, and the third two are: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart :D
I also talk about plagiarism and other fraudulent behaviours in art, and how they really affect artists in this issue, so if you do have a spare five minutes, please consider reading this one :) Thank you~
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