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What's a day to day basis for an artist?


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Melissa’s Answer

The short answer: it varies. There are many artists who find structure very limiting, and so their day-to-day tasks look very different. This is especially true for creative pieces—oftentimes, you can't speed up the creative process. There are also many artists who find structure to be what helps them move forward and complete tasks, and their day-to-day schedules look fairly similar one day to the next even if slightly different.

As Javier mentioned, having a goal in mind helps determine what the day will look like, especially as goals change. If you're working on a single piece for multiple days, having a schedule can help you focus on what's needed.

As a graphic designer, my daily routine is planned out, but flexible. I start each day by going over my task list and checking for new items, then I determine which tasks I want to accomplish by the end of the day. Then I decide which ones are a higher priority and how long they'll each take and schedule accordingly, e.g. 2 hours to complete a presentation, 15-minute break, 3 hours to sketch logo ideas, etc.

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Mansi’s Answer

On a daily basis, Fine Artists and Painters integrate and develop visual elements, such as line, space, mass, color, and perspective, to produce desired effects, such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods.

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Melisa’s Answer

Hi Jessica,

As others have already answered, you may want to add more clarity around what specific aspect you are interested in and how those with experience can help with your question.

The only other thing I'll add is to consider looking at additional resources with helpful videos and insights from others.

Check out the links below and best wishes for success to you in your future goals!

#art #technology

Melisa recommends the following next steps:

Check out these video resources https://www.ted.com/topics/art
Also check out this site for a look at some careers that combine both art and technology. https://www.warnermediacareers.com

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Rohit’s Answer

Typical day (if I already have an existing project signed for a client)

Get up early and go surfing for an hour or so to clear my head and start my day with a bit of exercise, as I will spend the remainder of the day in a chair.

Have breakfast, read the web for an hour or so, then, start working on what the specific piece of art it is. Could be rough blockouts, color variants, or, taking a piece to final because it has passed all the rounds of art direction feedback from the client.

This process does not really stop, except for brief coffee and bathroom breaks for about 10–12 hours. Wife usually brings me food.

When i have a lot of client work lined up, i’ll easily work 60 hour weeks to get all the work done.

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Javier’s Answer

Jessica, this is a very open question and depends on the type of activity related to. One thing that is for sure, if you are passionate about something, artistically speaking, time, effort and job will look like a fun nice thing to do. So it will become a matter of not how many hours each day you have to deidcate, or at what time, but as to achieve the dream and objective of that particular task.

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Javier’s Answer

Jessica, this is a very open question and depends on the type of activity related to. One thing that is for sure, if you are passionate about something, artistically speaking, time, effort and job will look like a fun nice thing to do. So it will become a matter of not how many hours each day you have to deidcate, or at what time, but as to achieve the dream and objective of that particular task.

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