We live in an age where people are quick to laugh or mock the budding artist, and there’s a general belief that earning a degree in an art-related subject is a good way of not finding any real work in the job market.
The truth, however, is that becoming an artist requires hard work, dedication, patience, and often not being able to afford work. Creating something new and unique can be a difficult and long road, but there are few other careers that allow the creative among us to express themselves.
But for those that want to break into the art industry, there are some skills that are considered absolutely necessary to master in order to be taken seriously be both peers and potential bosses alike. These are skills that an artist will need to refine with time and practice, and they are well worth learning.
1. Realistic Drawing
Realism is a movement that took place during the late 1800’s, and it’s one that has remained strong to this day.
It’s also an extremely basic skill that an artist will need to be perfect before trying new forms of art. Being able to enter a scene and then duplicate that scene onto canvas is the first step that many new artists take before entering the art world in a more professional manner.
2. Knowledge of Art Materials
The average laymen would be able to tell the difference between a paint brush and a jar of paint, but the artist will … Read More