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What should I do as an aspiring artist?

What medium do you like doing art in? There are a number of careers that could utilize your art or maybe even designs. Depending on how you create, you could do anything from User design for apps to graphic design for marketing materials. Tracy Griggsby Leonard
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Rebecca’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

I think the first step is to decide on which mediums of art you really want to use in your job. There are so many directions you could take here and I'd encourage you to think deeply about what art form you love most. You can definitely chose more than one, but try to limit to a few in order to narrow down the career options.

The best thing to do next would be to create! Go wild with your imagination and make a lot of art! Try to find ways to take high quality photos of the ones you are most proud of and turn that into a portfolio/look book that you could easily share with others. It's always important to self-promote and make sure you are sharing your art with others.

It is important for artists to use Instagram to both post your own art and as a way to connect with other artists. I have found that as an artist, building your network is extremely important for motivation, inspiration, and promotion. Artists love helping each other, but you need to put yourself out there to do that!

Hope this is a helpful start!
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Katherine’s Answer

Just put it out there wherever you can - in-person (when possible), IG, etc. Then you will begin to get a sense of where your followers are coming from or what gravitates them to your work. There are also more professional career paths to channel your artistic talent - visual design, set and costume design, game design and animation.
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