As an artist, you are a creator with experience. You create art, you create beauty, and you inspire other amateur artist to do the same. As an artist, you have many opportunities to share your gifts with the world.
However, being a professional artist is more than just creating art. It also means sharing your gifts with the world in financially sustainable ways.
Becoming a successful artist requires an investment of time, money, and energy. It requires a deep commitment to sharing your gifts with the world.
However, sometimes art is not a job. Art is a lifestyle. It’s a passion. It’s something you do for the sheer joy of it.
It’s something you do to connect with your inner self. But if you want to become a successful artist, you must invest in yourself and keep the balance.
Now, we will look at what you need to be a professional. We will also discuss how to get the most out of your investment in yourself.
Before you start learning to be a professional, you need to know the basics. This means that you need to learn how to use your creative tools properly.
Here are some of the basic things that you need to know:
You need to know how to draw in perspective.
This is a basic skill that will make or break your professional art career. And yet, this is a skill level that many people don’t have because they find it hard. You can learn this from any book on perspective image drawing or online tutorials.
You also need to know how to paint like a pro.
This means knowing how to paint an image with watercolours, acrylics, oils and other paints. Many artists struggle with painting because they don’t learn the basics of watercolour painting or acrylic painting even though they have the necessary art supplies. These two techniques are some of the most popular among artists.
You also need to know how to draw in 3D.
Aside from 2D image and painting, many artists have a hard time drawing in 3D. But the good news is that you can learn this from a book or online tutorials. There are also 3D modelling programs that you can use to help you draw in 3D.
Work on your craft
Once you have learned the basics, you need to start working on your craft. In other words, you need to start practising what you have learned. Keep working on your art is the only way that you can get better at art.
But here’s the thing. You can’t expect to get better at art overnight.
Becoming a professional artist takes time and patience. If you want to become a professional artist, then you must have a lot of patience.
Take online courses
Taking online courses is a great way to learn more about art. You can learn a lot from online classes. However, not all online courses are created equal. Some of them are better than others.
You must take your time to choose the right online course for you. Take your time to compare different online courses and find out which one is the best for you.
The key here is to find an online course that will teach you what you need to know without wasting your time and money.
Make friends with other artists
There’s a lot of value in making friends with other artists. The first reason why it’s good to make friends with others is to learn a lot from them. They have been in your shoes before.
The second reason is that you can collaborate with them. Collaborating with other artists is a great way to get more work done and expand your client base.
Start working on your portfolio
A good portfolio is key to landing more clients. And a good portfolio is also the key to getting a better paying job.
You can start by doing some pro bono work for other artists. This will help you build your portfolio and also help other artists out. This is a win-win solution for everyone involved.
There are online portfolio builders that you can use to build your portfolio. You can also make your own portfolio website and use it to show off your works.
Make a plan for your career
It would be best if you made a plan for your art career. This is something that you should do before you start investing in yourself. This is because you need to make sure that your investment will pay off.
Write down your goals and think about how you can achieve them. Think about how you can make use of your portfolio to land more clients.
Keep learning new things
Don't stop learning new things as an artist. The more you learn, the better you will become as an artist.
You can do this by going to art galleries, visiting art museums and joining art groups on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
You can also read books about art, watch videos about art and attend seminars about art. All of these activities will help you become a better artist in the long run.