Create because you must. Create because you love the process and eventually the outcome. Invest in yourself, challenge yourself, and keep learning every day with a growth mindset that you will improve if you keep working at your craft. Strive to find the uniqueness in your ideating.
Doing computer-generated art is a bit like being a genetic engineer and a gardener at the same time. The challenge is to surrender enough control in engineer mode so that lots of interesting species grow that I could never have predicted in advance, but then to be fairly ruthless in gardener mode about pulling the weeds, pruning scraggly branches, and keeping things in reasonably organized beds.
In the last two installments, I’ve been making the case for why having a brand as an artist is important. Now that you’re on board comes the more difficult part – how does one create a brand anyway? I’m not talking about the name – usually your name, or whatever moniker you choose – but […]
Holly Van Hart is an award-winning artist who creates beautiful large scale abstract nature paintings. Her work surprises with uncommon colors, brush strokes and textures; and ignites excitement about a particular slice of nature.
Lorraine Lawson creates abstract paintings that are full of texture, life and movement. An accomplished artist with almost 25 years of experience she currently has the honor of having a solo exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.
There are a lot of great books out there for artists. Here are some that we have found useful. Do you have a favorite art book that is not on this list? Let us know about it in the comments. Art Business Books I’d Rather Be in the Studio!: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion The […]