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What got me 63k in one week 1

Last week I grabbed my 5-nibbed selfmade pen and drew an “a”, then filled it with the first few notes of the song “ABC” by The Jackson 5. As I had filmed that process, I uploaded it to Instagram and submitted it to the “Letter Archive” which collects hand-drawn letters.

Oh. My. GOSH!

That video got thousands of views within the first few hours! Usually I get ±60 views/likes for my Instagram photos, so I was completely baffled. Right now I have around 19k views on my personal account:

When the Letter Archive featured my video, it got an additional humongous amount of views (44k!!!) and dozens of comments (plus more than 100 new followers, yay!). One of the most asked questions was where I got that pen. Well, it is selfmade, and I’ll gladly share a tutorial with you. Just stay tuned until it’s finished (follow me on Instagram and/or sign up for my newsletter, then you’ll get notified about the tutorial).

 

One thing I totally messed up was the length of the video which slightly exceeded one minute. The last closeup of the finished letter was cut short, that’s why I’m posting the drawing here again for you to see in detail:

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Yes, I know that there are some small mistakes in the music. That’s freedom of art, m’kay? 😉