Are you selling your art online or at craft shows? Are you interested in building up your business so you can charge more for your artwork? If you do you must enhance your artistic skills while learning everything you can about digital marketing.
Enhance your Artistic Skills
A professional is defined as someone who makes the most of their income from a particular occupation rather than it being just a hobby. If you enhance your artistic skills, you are making your art business more valuable. You will be able to sell more drawings. You will be able to charge more for your original paintings.
When you start your art business, you are starting a profession. This is when the competition becomes difficult.
You will want to schedule in some time to enhance your artistic skills every week.
I tell my guitar students and artists all the time, “Creating music and art is an expression. Practicing techniques allow you to express your beliefs so people can understand your message.”
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
~Vincent Van Gogh
Athletes work during the off-season so they will be able to perform better during the next season. Some people might think that athletes only work during the on-season.
In fact, the best players will work harder during the off-season. They know that the competition is strong and only getting stronger. To keep themselves on top they need to train and enhance their skills. If they don’t, they will find themselves on the sidelines.
Musicians will work on their scales daily to keep sharpening their skills.
Singers will work on daily voice exercises to enhance their skills.
Artists should work on their skills daily.Creating music and art is an expression. Click To Tweet Practicing techniques allow you to express your beliefs so people can understand your message.Click To Tweet
Every professional will work on their skills to better themselves. You as an artist should be doing the same thing.
Enhance your Artistic Skills Be Your Worst Critic
Your income is based on your artwork. When your artwork sparks an emotion the viewer will make a purchase.
You have to be your worst critic if you are interested in selling art.
Look at every piece of art that you have finished and find the weaknesses. Never settle. Don’t say “Well that is good enough.” Instead, make your weaknesses your strengths.
Becoming aware of what your weaknesses are is the first step.
The second phase is to take action. Study and learn how you can better your weaknesses. Schedule time every day to work on areas that need improvement. Do not rush this step. It takes time and dedication for you to enhance your skills. If it were easy, there would be no such thing as practice.
Have a diary of your work and your goals. Every three months you should visit them and assess the outcome.
Have you accomplished your goals?
Do you feel that you made your weaknesses your strengths or do you think that you need more time working on them?
Looking at your art will provide you the answers you need.
When you are happy with the outcome and your efforts are consistent, it is time to start working on your next weakness.When your artwork sparks an emotion the viewer will make a purchase.Click To Tweet
Enhance your Artistic Skills Stay Motivated
Everyone gets motivated in different ways. What motivates me might discourage you. There is no right or wrong way to keep yourself motivated. Your goal is to find ways to keep your fire burning strong.
Artistic skills are greatly increased by motivation.
How can motivation enhance your artistic skills?
You will always want to practice techniques to better yourself.
You will enjoy the progress that you have made and strive for more.
You will feel a sense of pride when you step back and look at your finished creation.
There will be times that you might lose motivation.
You might become frustrated or impatient.
You must be able to identify when this emotion is starting to brew and fix it immediately. There is no time to waste. This is your profession and your income. You will need to find what keeps you motivated to keep that fire burning.Enhance your artistic skills and add value to your business.Click To Tweet
Learn From Other Artists
When you find yourself in a situation that you cannot overcome find someone who can help you. There is no time for personal pride. I see so many people who are not growing because they think that learning from someone else is beneath them.
I believe that a strong person is a person who is willing to learn. It will take you less time to learn if you study with an expert. There will always be someone who is better than you. Why would you not want to learn from an expert? Be a sponge and absorb as much information that you can from them. The only reason that you might not be willing to learn from an expert is that you are not willing to learn.
I just want to say this one more time. This is your profession. You will want to think like a professional.
Enhance your artistic skills and add value to your business.
What art skills are you working on?
Only you can be the one to say, “I can make this better. I will find a way to make this better. I will not stop until I have accomplished what I have set out to accomplish.”
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