Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?

The path of an artist has developed a stereotype for years that the working artist is a “starving artist”.

But what defines a starving artist?

A starving artist is someone who gives up the daily 9 to 5 grind and commits solely to their art. It’s an artist who goes on a whim to Continue reading “Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?”

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What Do Artists And Coffee Filters Have In Common?

I once heard a joke from a man who said “What do artists and coffee filters have in common?” and when I asked for the answer, he replied “They’re disposable!”

I remember being so furious I stormed out and thought to myself that he was ignorant and had no clue what he was talking about. It never crossed my mind ever again until recently… Continue reading “What Do Artists And Coffee Filters Have In Common?”

Why It’s Great To Go Back To The Basics

Most of the work that I have been focusing on is photography related and I absolutely love it!

I really pushed me to use technology since I really love to focus on sketching and painting. I first started my art journey through painting and I developed everything form there. But when it came to photography and using photoshop – that was a huge challenge for me to face. And I’d like to think that I am doing an awesome job (let me know what you think haha!) Continue reading “Why It’s Great To Go Back To The Basics”

Are You Comfortable? Here’s Why That’s A Bad Thing!

Have you ever been so comfortable in your current state that when something unexpected gets in the way, you freak out?

Lately I’ve realized that I haven’t been making as much artwork as I normally do and I had to sit down and figure out what’s going on. Why haven’t I been making my pieces? Continue reading “Are You Comfortable? Here’s Why That’s A Bad Thing!”

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Top 3 Exercises On How To Make Your Art Stand Out!

One of the things that people look for in an artist is their sense of style!

I know this may seem like a no-brainer but for creatives who are just starting out, this is one of the toughest things to master. Sometimes it even takes well-known artists YEARS before they can finally settle down with a style that defines Continue reading “Top 3 Exercises On How To Make Your Art Stand Out!”

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This Is Why Your Work Isn’t In Galleries (& How To Change That!)

Do you ever question whether your work is great because a gallery says NO to you?

Why wouldn’t you! One of the things that gets artists discouraged is when they submit their final piece to a gallery and receive a rejection letter. Sometimes other galleries don’t even bother Continue reading “This Is Why Your Work Isn’t In Galleries (& How To Change That!)”

Why Selling Your Work Isn’t Selling Out!

Have you ever called someone you admired a sell-out? Or have people look at you and call YOU a sell-out?

This is one of the most debatable topics when it comes to art.

Have you ever heard of the artist named Swoon? She is a graffiti artist who creates stencils of portraits and was able to turn her street art into fine art. Continue reading “Why Selling Your Work Isn’t Selling Out!”

A Quick & Easy Trick On How To Get Your Inspiration Back!

You ever get those days where living your passion suddenly out of no where feels like an obligation?

That has to be the most feared outcome that any creative would encounter. Living your passion is what you want to do; it’s what you were put on this earth to do…but there can be days where starts to feel like “work”. All of a sudden you lose inspiration and you just can’t get out of bed in the morning to continue… Continue reading “A Quick & Easy Trick On How To Get Your Inspiration Back!”