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What is a piece of advice to become a successful artist.

I am a junior in high school and I love art and am considering going to art school and pursuing art. #art #artist #painting #paint

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Andy’s Answer

Focus on your fundamentals. Make sure that you learn about perspective, composition, anatomy, color theory, etc. Developing your own artistic voice is important, but you should understand the basics and build up from there.


As an added bonus, I think that there are a lot of good points in Neil Gaiman's University of the Arts' commencement address, "Make Good Art": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWexCID-kA

Thank you comment icon Thanks for the youtube link! Andrea
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Vivian’s Answer

Hi Seinna,


Great choice. :D You actually don't have to go to art school to pursue art. There are plenty of great design programs at city/state colleges and in the meantime, you could finish all your required classes for a fraction of the price. I did that. I went to San Francisco City College and then transferred to San Jose State University. If price is an issue, this might be a better route. Good luck!


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Thank you comment icon Thank you Vivian! What did you major in for this? Sienna
Thank you comment icon I majored in Graphic Design/Digital Media Art (Creating art with technology). :) I mentioned this in another post, but I went to city college and took almost every art class to figure which one I would want to make into a career. Hope this is helpful. :) Vivian Urata
Thank you comment icon Thank you again Vivian! This was again very helpful and useful. Sienna
Thank you comment icon You're welcome. :) Vivian Urata
Thank you comment icon thank you for this advice, this has helped me as well. Helem
Thank you comment icon You're welcome Helem. :D Vivian Urata
Thank you comment icon Just in case you were thinking, maybe a private art school is better than state. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140506113915-17000124-it-really-doesn-t-matter-to-your-well-being-if-you-went-to-harvard-or-state-u?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0 Vivian Urata
Thank you comment icon Thank you Vivian for the answer and the link for the article :) Andrea
Thank you comment icon Anytime Andrea! Vivian Urata
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Joseph’s Answer

Network network network! Talk to everyone with curiosity. You never know who you will meet along the way. Think outside the box with different ways you can apply skills. If you’re a quick learner don’t hesitate to apply to jobs that might seem scary. The worst they can say is no, the best outcome is that you learn something valuable and meet and network with more people. Depending on where you live, you can look into murals for business, escape rooms, theme parks, water parks, etc. don’t be afraid of hard labor and learning new materials. The more you learn and know, the more valuable you are and the more creative and expressive you can be with your art.
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Yvonne’s Answer

That's great to hear that you're passionate about art! Here's a piece of advice to help you become a successful artist:

Practice regularly: Dedicate time to practice and improve your skills consistently. The more you create, the better you'll become.

Experiment and explore: Don't be afraid to try new styles, mediums, and techniques. This can help you discover your unique artistic voice.

Seek feedback: Share your work with peers, teachers, and experienced artists. Constructive criticism can be invaluable for growth.

Study art history: Understanding the history of art and various artistic movements can provide inspiration and context for your own work.

Build an online presence: Showcase your art on social media platforms and create a portfolio website. Building an online presence can help you connect with a wider audience.

Consider art school: If you're serious about pursuing art, art school can provide formal training and networking opportunities.

Stay persistent and resilient: The path to success in the arts can be challenging. Keep pushing forward, even in the face of setbacks.

Remember, success in art often takes time and dedication. Follow your passion and keep honing your skills, and you'll be on your way to becoming a successful artist.
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Sarah’s Answer

Work hard, sketch, paint, draw, study.

These are the basics if you want something. I'm a working artist, but I am yet as successful as I would like to be. I continue trying different things, drawing different ways, making art and crafts that stratify the creator in me while I wait for someone to ask for a personal piece or people to buy my work without fear. You work the crowd knowing what will sale, what could sale, and what you want to sell and make.

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