ART/VIDEOS – Becoming a Professional Artist Part 01: What to Learn
- How did you go about honing your skills as an artist? (Were you mentored? Self-taught?)
- Practice is often regarded as the most important part of improving artistic ability. What was your preferred method/s of practice? What did you find to be the most effective method/s?
- What would you consider to be the most important skill/s to understand and hone? (for example: perspective, line work, composition, form, value and shadows etc.)
- How much time did you invest into your training on a daily or weekly basis?
In this video I answer these questions.
An art student recently contacted me and asked me these questions about becoming a professional. I recorded my answers on my iPhone and sent them to him. Then I realized other people might benefit from listening to my responses.
I’ve decided to make videos from the recordings. I hope you find my answers helpful:
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