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How to become an artist

16 November 2010

No one is born a talented painter. It is a studying process to become a painter. If you aretrying hard, you have a result. Even the most famous artists have acquired skills with the brush and perfected it over the years to reach the top of success. First you need to understand art. It may not be as important to understand it as to welcome it, treat it with a degree of reverence, and contemplate it. You can read different books, magazines, visit art galleries or browse collections of famous artists in online art galleries, if you don’t have an opportunity to go to different places. Art galleries offer valuable insight into artistic expressions in the variety of their forms, functions, and cultures of origin. It is a good way to gather more information on the subject of art. You can compare various original oil paintings and different artists. It also helps to understand a little more about We all have a budding artist within us waiting to surface and explore. Art is so simple that it does not have any determinate age, does not require special qualification or skill to begin with. You can start learning art at any time. It helps to know this fact itself.

Each one of us has to express our feelings. We can start to paint as a hobby and then become a real painter, if you possess of course required skills, imagination and talent. It can even become your future profession. Pablo Picasso said: “Artist is a person who paints something that can be sold. A good artist is a person who sells what he paints.”
It is your chance to emote, make a space in the art world. It will be your interpretation of the world, new view. Decide what type of art you are interested in. Becoming an artist is not difficult once you realize what type of art you are interested in. Read up on artists and visit art galleries. There are hundreds of art techniques that you can learn from.

Don’t give up when you don’t see improvement in the first few months. Nothing goes right the first time. You may waste time and some art material, but it won’t be in vain. Focus on the painting. If you don’t have new ideas, leave it for sometime. There is no deadline to finish a painting and there is no end to creativity as long as you are willing to express your inner vision, your feelings. We should do what we really love, it is the most important thing. If you like painting, it is perfect solution to combine profession and hobby.

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2 Comments to “How to become an artist”

  1. hmm. Not convinced. One major concept I take into consideration is just how arduous it is to do justice to the subject material so absolutely. I was musing about this when planning to publish an article for my own internet site.

  2. I do agree that almost everyone can learn how to paint, but I have to disagree with you in the part everyone can become artist. Being a artist is more than a full time job. A good artist is almost never a good husband, father or mother…
    Studying art techniques and history will greatly enhance you art world knowledge but I doubt if it will make you a better artist. In fact most great artists did not have a time to study art beyond what they need for practical purposes.


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