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How do I become an artist?

I'm interested in becoming an artist. #art #fine-art #career #career-counseling #college

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Philip’s Answer

Your question has merit however the term artist is far too broad to give any kind of definitive advice. The arts is such a broad field and each type of artist has to plan based upon their kind of art they produce eg. a illustrator for children's books as opposed to an artist who produces illustrations for medical anatomy publications.
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Carissa’s Answer

Hi Azra, I think it's worthwhile to explore what kind of art you'd like to pursue. Do you want to be a fine artist and sell paintings in galleries, or make sculptures? Or maybe work in the entertainment industry creating concept art or matte paintings for games or films? The art world is very broad, but my advice is to explore different types of art, find what you enjoy most, and try to learn about that more in depth! Don't be scared to try new things, you may be surprised by what you like once you try it out.
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Eric’s Answer

Depending on what type of artist you want to be will determine what track you follow as an artist.

What do you like? What medium do you like to work in? What inspires you? What art field have you seen that excites you? Whatever the answers are to these personal questions might help you decide what track to pursue as you work your way to college.


The simplest answer though is just do it. Just draw, paint, design... Just do it now and keep doing it every day and then when you're in college do it some more. You become the artist you want to be by just doing what you're passionate about.


Once you hone your skills, learn, practice, understand and continue to improve you'll begin to find your place and the career that works for you.


Check out the website in the suggested steps section, it is a nice list of art and art related jobs.

Eric recommends the following next steps:

https://www.studentartguide.com/articles/art-careers-list
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