Some Questions New Artists Ask

  1. How do I know if I am ready to start selling my art

Ready to Sell Your Art?

You’ve been working on your art for quite a while now. It’s time that you showcased it in the big wide world beyond family and friends, right?

You know you are ready to start selling your beautiful prints or originals when you are proud and confident in your finished pieces and you have started to develop your own style.

You may have many friends and family members asking for prints or commissioned pieces. Maybe you have won awards at art shows or been asked to do a special piece for a charity.

All of these are indications that you are more than ready to start marketing and selling your artwork.

  1.  What is the difference between a professional artist and a hobbyist?

The most important distinction of the two is their motivation. Professionals have an innate desire to create and grow their art business, while amateurs may only enjoy it as a side-hobby that they do for fun or because someone else asked them too.

Also on average professionals receive more hours of formal training than those who choose not pursue art professionally although formal training is certainly not a prerequisite to becoming a professional artist.

Professional artists produce work that is more refined and more expensive with the idea of making art their career. They also tend to use professional quality materials.

Hobbyists, on the other hand, are not as serious about their art-making pursuits and tend to do artwork for enjoyment and relaxation. They usually ( but not always ) use cheaper craft paints and materials with an eye to keeping costs down for their hobby.

  1. How can I find inspiration for new pieces of artwork?

Artwork can be inspired by anything and everything from people, thoughts, ideas, artworks within themselves. Artists find inspiration from the world around them.

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You can even find inspiration from your own artwork. What are some of your favorite pieces of artwork? Do you have any pictures or sketches that you made in the past? Look back at these and see if there is another angle you can try or a similar piece you want to make.

People who create art are always finding inspiration in their surroundings, and there’s no better place to start than with a blank canvas!

  1. Should I sell my work online or in person?

I would recommend selling online and in person if at all possible. More and more people are choosing to shop online, especially with everything that is happening in the world today.

You should sell your artwork online because of its convenience for both artist and customer alike. Not only does selling through platforms such as Etsy make things easier but customers are much more likely to purchase pieces they love when browsing their favorite website or scrolling past them on Instagram.

A lot of people choose to research their purchases online before they actually go to a store to buy. Having your own website or online store makes it easier to reach a larger audience and increases your chances of making a sale.

If you don’t have your own website or don’t want to set up your own store you can sell your work on sites like Etsy, Redbubble and Society6 among others.

These platforms give artists a way to make more money off their art by selling it in different formats without any upfront costs or risk of losing inventory if the product doesn’t do well.

The commissions are small, but you don’t incur any production or shipping costs other than your original painting. The money is to be made in the larger volume of sales from more products.

There are advantages to selling your artwork in person too. Selling in person lets you interact with potential buyers and get feedback. Selling art by oneself is an incredibly personal experience.

You have the opportunity to not only create, but also share what inspires you most through a one-on-one conversation with somebody who may eventually purchase something from you.

It can be difficult to find an art gallery that will take on novice artists like yourself and there is a high chance that you won’t get the proper exposure. But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible!

  1. Should I take classes on how to become a better artist or just keep practicing on my own time?

To make yourself a better artist, there are some simple steps you can take.

First and foremost, do not be afraid to experiment with different mediums of art. Experimenting with other mediums inspires creativity.

Try painting with oils, acrylic, or watercolor or digital art. Try sculpting with different materials, or experimenting with textiles.

I find using other mediums to be especially good for breaking creative blocks.

Likewise don’t feel pressured into sticking with just the same type of subject matter for your artwork.

I know people who paint landscapes all day every day but never really show any variation in what they produce because they have mastered this particular genre so much. Learn from them – master something before moving on!

Practice, practice, and more practice! Keep your creativity flowing by trying new techniques and exploring different types of media.

You should also keep up on current art trends so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to style and technique.

Attend exhibits and read books about art and design.

Taking classes can certainly help improve your art but choose the class carefully. You and your art teacher may not be on the same page when it comes to style and technique, so find one who shares your creative vision.

  1. What are some tips for being a successful artist?

Here are a few tips on how to be a successful artist:

1) Make art that you yourself enjoy. This is important because it will help filter out what your audience wants from the start and allow them to see more of who you really are.

2) Be open minded about criticism, but make sure it’s constructive before deciding if there’s anything worth changing in your work or not.

3) Have fun with art! Don’t just think “I’m making this for my portfolio” all the time–Think ” I am creating something awesome!”

4), Finally, remember why we create anyway: It’s self fulfilling and rewarding

 

 

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