Daialune (Dee) is a streamer and digital artist. And they just launched their merch shop! Merch is a great revenue stream for artists/creators. See what advice Dee has for other artists in our Q&A below:
Where do you get inspiration for your art?
I get inspiration from songs and nature around me! I love going to new coffee shops to explore what inspires me.
What does “comfort art” mean to you?
Comfort art means warmth in an artistic form, like a hug but drawn! I always make that a priority when I draw.
What’s a misperception people have about being an artist?
That inspiration doesn’t come from anywhere, when in reality, it comes from where we go. It’s all in the matter of perspective.
What advice would you give to other artists trying to build a following on socials?
Hashtags and the timings are your best friends!
How has your Twitch channel affected your art?
It affected it greatly! I think the mixture of it being a podcast and an art speed run is what made lots of people stay and become fans.
How did you hear about Spreadshop?
My friend Neph (Nephyrus) has a shop with Spreadshop!
How did you decide on the merch designs for your shop?
I knew ever since I though of merch being part of content creation that I wanted my cat, Puma, to be a part of it. So I made her the mascot of my merch.
Why do you think it’s important for creators to have merch?
It helps them with silent marketing. The more people wear a creator’s merch, the more people would ask and know about them!
What plans do you have for your shop this year?
Maybe a Holiday merch line would be nice! I have many sketch ideas waiting for me to explore.
Make art? Want to connect with your audience? Start making and selling merch! Open up your own shop for FREE!