It takes more than raw talent and skill to become a great artist. Being a great artist requires hard work and the development of an individual style. The good news is that anyone can put in the effort. Simply dedicating yourself to your art and making time for it every day is the most important step you can take to become a great artist.
Check out the do’s and don’ts list here to become a great artist
DO’S THAT YOU MUST CONSIDER
Become Familiar with Art and the Art World
This should arguably be the most important step on your list because it is the foundation of your style, artist statement, understanding of the art world and a first step to becoming involved in the art world. Making good art or becoming a successful artist does not happen by simply spending time in the studio. First, you must learn about art, broaden your knowledge, and develop your artistic personality.
Create an Artist Statement
The artist’s statement serves as the artist’s spine. It ties your works to your vision and explains why they are relevant, good and interesting. The artist’s statement is more than just a description of its work; it is your philosophy that allows you to create continuity within your body of work.
Creating an artist statement is a process that takes time to develop. First and foremost, I believe that writing about your art and vision is an excellent and healthy thing to do. It compels you to consider your work. As a result, you will discover your artistic vision and identity.
Make it a daily habit to practice your art every day
Humans improve much faster when they work daily.
Make art a part of your daily routine by making it a high priority on your schedule. Being a great artist becomes exponentially more challenging if you don’t work on it consistently.
Creating a Personality
When it comes to project selection, go with your gut instinct. If an idea seizes your attention and refuses to let go, you must pursue it. Great artists do not care if their work will sell, if it will fit with the current artistic trends, or if it will take a long time to create. Great artists dive headfirst into their passions, believing in their ability to succeed. You must trust your voice if you want it to be heard.
How to Become a Professional Artist
Create an online portfolio to showcase your work and abilities. Every artist requires a portfolio, which serves as a showcase for potential buyers or clients. Fortunately, the internet has made it simple, as website design platforms such as Wix.com, Squarespace, and WordPress all have templates designed specifically for artist portfolios. Simply change the name, color, and bio then upload images or videos of your work.
THE DON’TS YOU MUST BE AWARE OF
- They do not compare themselves to other artists on the internet.
Comparisons can either stifle your creativity or steal your joy.
Each artist is at a unique point in their career and everyone has a journey filled with ups and downs. And, often we only see the triumphs, the result, and the incredible artwork.
Don’t worry about the other artists! There are several routes to success:
Instead of focusing on how you compare yourself with others, Spend your time comparing your current work to the work you did six months, a year, and five years ago. Have you learned something in this process? Because learning is the most important thing. And don’t be alarmed if you come across someone else’s work! Breathe deeply and simply accept it for what it is, allowing it to motivate you rather than stifle your progress with anxiety.
- They will not be a one-trick pony
You must be a creator, an entrepreneur, a marketing professional, a sales expert, an inventory manager, and many others to develop your skills to work in this field. Even if you work in a creative field, there is always more to learn if you want to advance artistically.
Some artists become obsessed with this realization, wishing it were not true and almost defiantly declaring,”I’m an artist, all I need to know is an artwork.”
But that is just fear speaking.
The reality is that successful artists never stop learning. You are not required to be flawless. Not everything needs to be understood at once but you must keep an open mind and dedicate your life to constantly learning something new.
So, whether you read books, follow art business blogs, attend workshops, or join an artist association, you are taking a positive step.
Here we discussed how to become a professional artist and the dos and don’ts to avoid future disasters, and if you want to make a career in this field, you should continue to participate in art contests and look for digital and printed media promotions. Your career will advance with each new addition to your resume, and you will be one step closer to success as a painter or artist.
Q. WHAT IS AN ARTIST?
A person who uses conscious skill and creative imagination to create art (such as painting, sculpture, music, or writing). Artistic abilities include the ability to function in the world of fine arts. Fine art is typically defined as aesthetic works of art. However, the larger field of art and design may require you to be able to create decorative or applied-art works.
Q. HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST?
An artist is considered a professional by his or her peers if he or she has received specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions) (artists working in the same artistic tradition)
Q. FUTURE SCOPE OF AN ARTIST?
Fine artists have numerous career options available to them. They can work in a variety of fields depending on their specialization. Art Directors, Animators, Art Teachers, Illustrators, Curators, Cartoonists, Fabricators, Community Arts Workers, StoryBoard Artists, Visualisers, and Commercial Artists are among them.