Although it still feels relatively new, Instagram has reached over 100 million users! You already follow your BFF, your far-off aunt, and that girl from high school who posts pictures of her baby every day, but chances are you’re missing out on these great accounts. (Psst… if it’s orange, it’s a hyperlink.)
If you’ve been following celebrity news, be it on gossip sites or lifestyle magazines, you should have a good knowledge with Hollywood A-list stars. Jessica Chastain, best known for her role as Celia Foote in The Help and Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, has finally joined Instagram. If you still don’t know who she is, you might want to consider feeling a little ashamed. Even Al Pacino’s a fan of her! The redhead beauty first announced it on her official Facebook fan page. If you think she posted her username, think again. The actress decided to have some fun by posting an enigmatic message for her fans. The only clue that she has given: it has something to do with the word maniac. Fans of the versatile actress prove to be quick witted as they solved it in a matter of minutes. She doesn’t have very many posts, but she just join in February, so we can expect more from her soon.
Andhika Nugraha, or better known as Dika Toolkit, is an illustrator from Indonesia. His sketches are influenced by American and Japanese artists and they are beyond beautiful. Just take a look at any one of them, it’ll evoke an emotional response. Most of his sketches are drawn using pencils and he seems to have a thing for portrait drawings. Every single one of them is emotionally charged and admired worldwide. Andihika Nugraha’s stunning works of art have even caught The Walt Disney Company’s (SEA) attention. He took part in the Disney Calendar Project 2014 with other artists from other Southeast Asia continents and drew popular characters in his very own style. He did a very different approach with his sketches of Snow White and Captain America. Clearly an artistic genius, this guy should have a million followers.
The team behind oh comely described themselves as the “magazine that makes people smile, full of quiet moments and stories.” The UK based magazine is published six times a year and they’ve recently joined Instagram. They are certainly true to their words. The photos are gorgeous and they have a playful vibe. Now, if only they were more active on Instagram. Maybe if we follow them in droves they’ll feel inspired!
You know that phrase we often hear? A picture says a thousand words. This is exactly the case with Words From A Book. The fact that it has only a thousand followers leaves me baffled. Its most recent photo is the most famous selfie of all time. You know, the one where Ellen took the priceless picture with top-notch actors in the entertainment industry? The one where J Law said “Somebody should drop a boob if we want this retweeted this many times.” (If you didn’t catch the 86th Academy Awards, spoiler alert: no one “dropped a boob.” Although, Channing Tatum did offer.) The user behind Words From A Book frequently posts meaningful passages from popular novels. Often accompanied by provocative pictures. Pretty inspiring stuff.
If you’d like to make it big as an artist, listen up. The next time you post your sketches on Instagram (really, social media tools are great to publicize your work), either tag nawden or include #nawden. The self-professed Instagram art assistant has been helping artists from all over the world to gain exposure. It’s heartening to see so many gifted people working hard on their artwork and getting the attention they truly deserve. Images include exotic animals, famous faces (think: Emma Watson, Audrey Hepburn, Cara Delevingne), food, babies, the list rolls on and on. There are so many wonderfully talented people out there that I feel I should crumble to the floor and sink into despair, I’m not worthy. I’m not worthy.