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What are some careers related to art/ drawing?

I love drawing and usually draw digitally, always wanted a job involving art

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Ellen’s Answer

Hi Yili
Great that you love to draw on paper on the computer; good to have that versatility. Drawing (as opposed to painting) can have different uses in different careers. There are the technical drawings that you see in electronics manuals and websites, and in other technical manuals in paper and online. Some of these come under the technical "drafting" category, but they are drawings. There are artists who work in courtrooms when cameras are not allowed, plus artists who work with police departments to render suspects based on witness's descriptions. Scientific magazines and websites often use drawings and illustrations.

Then there are the drawings or illustrations that interpret someone else's ideas or requirements; such as illustrations in graphic novels; cartoons, and illustrations in children's books; hair and makeup tutorials in fashion magazines and websites, and drawings of architectural models. These are just a few, there are many many other types of careers websites and books, magazines, newspapers, that use drawings. So you have lots of choices, and it may depend on your interests and your style of drawing.

Do you like the challenge to be realistic in your drawings, that is draw exactly what you see in front of you, or do you like to draw ideas from out of your imagination or from ideas that you have heard about or have read about? Think about what you enjoy reading and think about how you would illustrate what you read. Think about your hobbies and interests and be on the look-out for how drawings and art are used in those areas. Start keeping a list of where you see drawings on websites, in books and magazines, on packaging and so on. You'll be surprised at how important drawings and illustrations are in our lives.

Talk to your current art teachers for ideas, they know your style and skill level in drawing, and they should have some good advice too. But whatever type of drawing or illustration you would like to do in a career, be prepared to work hard on improving your drawing skills, be patient, as drawing is a skill that takes time to learn to do well, listen to feedback from your teachers, and be flexible.
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Archived’s Answer

Most advertising jobs involve the product of marketing material which may require artwork.
Website designers often (almost always) use artwork in their designs.
Another possibility is to become an art teacher.
Book authors and publishing companies may require artwork in their books.

I found some additional ideas at https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/types-of-art-careers
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Barbara’s Answer

Think video! Disney used to be the place, but there are so many opportunities in large and small companies for talented artists. Tinker around on your own and check out some YouTube tutorials on video graphic design.
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