Ways to Succeed as a Digital Artist

Jan 27, 2021 at 09:30 am by LNiro


Has browsing through Instagram magically made you interested in drawing on your iPad? Because being able to showcase your talent and having a million followers is precisely the kind of life you want. As world culture has developed, technologies have changed too and many new skill sets have appeared.
 
Digital art has become very popular amongst the new generation. Digital art itself has many features that you do not get while drawing on paper. There are different applications designed especially for this type of art. You might have the talent, but how will you grab those million followers' attention? Let me show you how to do it.

The First Step is to Start Drawing
While most of us are aware of our talents, we tend to get blind-sided every time we look at other people's work. It is natural to be intimidated by someone better than you, but what if you were to take this intimidation in a much more positive way? What if this intimidation becomes the reason for your motivation?
 
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” - Emile Zola
 
Being an artist is not easy because of the journey one goes through in one’s mind. The most important thing that an artist needs is clarity, which is not very easy to achieve. So, to be a successful artist, the first step is to draw. Draw different things and figure out what you enjoy doing the most. If you are into fashion, do not forget to check dresses online at UAE for some amazing ideas. Originality in art is a most beautiful thing.
 
It is talents like these that help us figure ourselves out and have a clear vision for what we want to do in the future. And once you do find yourself, make sure to hold on to that person!

 Facebook, Renderosity, and Instagram are your best friends
Sharing your art with the world is probably one of the hardest things you can do. Works like these not only show your talent but also express you as a person. But trust us when we tell you that the project you are working on right now will come out amazing!
 
If the previous comment made you feel good about your work, you make an account and share your work with the world. Hiding away your talent has never made anyone successful.
 
 
Start by sharing your work with your friends, and if they like what you create, you know the next step. While social media makes you famous slowly and steadily, it can also be a source of income for you. With the growing trend of shopping online, people have become more inclined towards purchasing digital art. Moreover, when you grow as an artist, people might ask for commissions, and soon you will be an artist and a person running a small business from home and becoming an entrepreneur.
 
One great place to share you work is Renderosity.com. It is home to over 800,000 artists who share and comment on other artists work every day. Membership is free and beginners are welcome. 
 
Youtube
Youtube is also a helpful platform for learning topics you could not understand in school, getting tips, learning new recipes, and watching tutorials. "Tutorials" is the word for you if you have just started drawing. You might not be familiar with it; there is nothing to worry about because youtube has come to your rescue!
While youtube is a major source of learning, it can also help you become popular! Just start by sharing your struggles and journey with the world, and who knows, you might be the first name on Google search.

Be critical of yourself
There are many people out there ready to criticize you. They will question almost everything you do but trust me when I tell you that the best critique is you, yourself. Self-analysis is one of the major skills you need to succeed as a digital artist. It is important to go with your gut feeling for every drawing that you make, but at the same time, over analyzing does not do you any good either. There needs to be a balance when it comes to critiquing your work, and if you fail to do, there is no harm in turning to your friends for help. However, if you feel that a drawing is not worthy of being shared, there is no need to push yourself into doing so. Satisfaction is the key to success.

Do not give up
"Artists Block" is a scary word to be familiar with but a very natural process artists tend to go through. An artist block is when an artist fails to come up with new ideas and cannot draw. There is nothing to worry about; we do feel like failures because we are our biggest enemies.
 
Most of the artists at this point stop drawing and sit back and continue scrolling browsing Instagram and feeling miserable. This is one of the biggest setbacks that you need to overcome to move ahead with all those amazing ideas at the back of your mind and need some effort to come forth.

Artist block is the time you need an art break! In this break, you should scroll your Instagram for new ideas, look around and visit new places because that inspiration is just around the corner. The most important thing when doing any creative work is never to stop believing in yourself. This is the key to success, and to do that, while you might delve into self-hatred, do not stop drawing.

Final thoughts
These are some of the most important skills you need to have for a good start with your career. The rest, as we said, is all available on youtube or renderosity.com. While choosing the best software, figuring out its features are an important step towards your goal.
 
An artist needs to control his thoughts so that he can communicate them through his work. With the development of technology, digital art offers you a million ways to express yourself through animation, 3D effects, and many more.

"The world is your canvas," as they say, so what are you waiting for? Grab a pencil and get started.

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