Hi +Natalie Villalobos
, this is actually a very good question and of course idea. Art + Design Community does not yet exist in Google+. Even though we all know each other, we are not like the photographers for example... mostly because artists are very quiet people by nature, focusing only on their work.
Still, here are many artists and designers which representing their works as well writing tutorials or sharing very interesting content related to art and design.
I have one small suggestion which is running in my mind from a long time. Would you please help to these people by few changes in your information content about: Google+ Suggestive Users
Now, I can see there are 37 people in category Art and Photography. As I was checking from 37 only 5 are related to art and design. Lets add a bit more from them in that category OR if is possible let's make another category: Art and Design. Why? Because when we talk about Art there are many sectors which can be included as traditional art, digital, sculpture, diy.. then, when we talk about Design, we have print design, advertising, architecture including interior, typography and so on. If you think that can be possible, I’ll send you links to people who can be very interesting for the new visitors as well for all others.
Still, I was very happy to see that big art networks and online magazines as +deviantART
, +Concept Art World
, +Etsy +Computer Arts
, +Art Limited
are already here.
They should be included in that new information content I’m asking you for... and if I go a bit deeper for sure I can give you one huge list of information related to those categories.
Well, I have many other ideas, but I think this is what should be done for now and step by step we can go even more far.
To answer your questions, how I’m finding people to follow by interest. 1st. is by checking the Google+ Recommended Users, by visiting them I make check on who they follow.. and like this for me is possible to connect many others. This is the most simple method for me, as many of us don’t use yet tags like #name of genre / for sharing information.
2nd variant is connections from sites. Now many of them have pages in Google+ this is the other way for gathering information.
Also at the end I would like to thank to +Jan Kabili
for the brilliant idea by making vids about Photoshop as they are very useful for all of us, photographers, designers and painters. This is absolutely wonderful idea and I'll be watching for your next hangout. :)