Artist Hand-Draws Profile Pics Of Twitter Followers

Artist Hand-Draws Profile Pics Of Twitter Followers
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A British artist's clever use of Twitter lands him more than 5,000 followers in just a few days.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 8 november 2011


British artist Greg Burney has found an interesting way of utilizing social media to market his artistry to a wider audience. Using Twitter as his driving vehicle, Burney announced that he “will hand-draw the profile picture of every new follower [he gets] for the next two weeks,” then he will tweet it to them.


The Twitter project, called #drawmyfollowers, drew a large audience of over 2,000 new followers in just four days, causing Burney to set a limit of 3,000 drawings. Burney now has over 5,000 followers. He explains:

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