If you’re an aspiring artist wondering how to get ahead in a sea of intense competition, you’re not alone. At times, artists get so caught up in the technicalities and complexities of their work that they forget to take a deep breath, stand back and devise a strategy that will make them reach their goals faster.
Let’s take a look at how you can establish yourself as a great artist.
One Piece A Week
We cannot emphasis the importance of creating and sticking to a schedule. Sure, as artists you may feel you’re not chained to a timetable and can do your work as and when inspiration strikes but as Lemoney Snicket says, “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
That certainly holds true when it comes to the completion of your work. Set yourself a goal of completing one piece of artwork every week and stick to the schedule. Being organized and cultivating self-discipline is an integral part of an artist’s life and will serve you well later on.
One of the most important things to remember as an artist is that your life is a long journey of self-improvement through constant learning. The Art and Design Critique community at Critiquer offers a wonderful platform for artists and designers to submit their work and receive constructive feedback from peers and professionals.
One of the most disturbing trends in the arts community these days is one where artists submit their work online to receive compliments. While praises may strike your ego, they do little to improve your work.
Constructive criticism is invaluable to your career as an artist. So, next time you find yourself needing help; submit your work to a community of artists and ask for honest, actionable feedback.
By surrounding yourself with artists, especially ones who are better than you, you motivate yourself to do better.
Rubbing shoulders with accomplished artists will help you get a sense of the direction and learning from people better than you will in turn help develop your work faster.
Let us help you become a better artist!
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