The Art of Becoming An Artist

Based on the concept that creativity is unique to each individual, The Art of Becoming an Artist is designed to help artists discover the myriad, astonishing factors – social, educational, political, psychological, and personal history ...

The Art of Becoming An Artist

Being an artist can be the most enchanting life imaginable – and the most tormenting. Finding your way to your own creative universe is an extraordinary and infinitely surprising journey. Still, every artist falters at some point. Call it what you will: blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting into the ocean, or shredding your manuscript – we have all stumbled, we have all shut down. Based on the concept that creativity is unique to each individual, The Art of Becoming an Artist is designed to help artists discover the myriad, astonishing factors – social, educational, political, psychological, and personal history – that both enhance and interfere with our creativity. There is no “right” way to get to one’s art. There is only YOUR way. Finding that way is every artist’s goal. Using safe, gentle, revealing techniques to aid readers’ self-examination, The Art of Becoming an Artist produces epiphany after epiphany as it guides artists into shedding the restraints that are shutting them down. Artists of any stripe will find hope, excitement, and joy in this compassionate but thrilling process.

The Art of Becoming An Artist

Yet you still get to consider yourself a real artist even if you don't plan. One caveat on this point. I'm assuming that if you're an architect, say, planning does become critical at a certain stage. This is probably true of many art ...

The Art of Becoming An Artist

Being an artist can be the most enchanting life imaginable – and the most tormenting. Finding your way to your own creative universe is an extraordinary and infinitely surprising journey. Still, every artist falters at some point. Call it what you will: blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting into the ocean, or shredding your manuscript – we have all stumbled, we have all shut down. Based on the concept that creativity is unique to each individual, The Art of Becoming an Artist is designed to help artists discover the myriad, astonishing factors – social, educational, political, psychological, and personal history – that both enhance and interfere with our creativity. There is no “right” way to get to one’s art. There is only YOUR way. Finding that way is every artist’s goal. Using safe, gentle, revealing techniques to aid readers’ self-examination, The Art of Becoming an Artist produces epiphany after epiphany as it guides artists into shedding the restraints that are shutting them down. Artists of any stripe will find hope, excitement, and joy in this compassionate but thrilling process.

The Mystery of Art

Explores the profound implications of human creativity in the image of God, along with the process of becoming an artist dedicated to practicing art from the context of a deep relationship with God.

The Mystery of Art

Explores the profound implications of human creativity in the image of God, along with the process of becoming an artist dedicated to practicing art from the context of a deep relationship with God. The true Christian artist is not necessarily one who treats religious themes, but one who creates through the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.

How to Become a Famous Artist and Still Paint Pictures

A successful international artist offers a no-holds-barred approach to making it in the arts and selling your work. "This profound, funny book, full of hard truths and smart advice, is must reading for artists.

How to Become a Famous Artist and Still Paint Pictures

A successful international artist offers a no-holds-barred approach to making it in the arts and selling your work. "This profound, funny book, full of hard truths and smart advice, is must reading for artists. Read it and you just might transform your life and jolt your art career awake! Are you ready for some high voltage inspiration? Then come listen to the master's voice." —Eric Maisel, A Life in the Arts "The best bunch of advice I've ever seen for someone who is serious about this crazy addiction called art." —Barnaby Conrad, artist and best-selling author.

The Guide to Becoming a Professional Artist

This guide will help you derive a decent income, doing what you love doing best. This guide will give you the opportunity to realize your vision, and share it with the public.

The Guide to Becoming a Professional Artist

Having sold millions of dollars of fine art in a career spanning over 30 years, veteran art consultant Harry Israel lays out in simple, easy to follow steps, a basic plan to become a professional artist. From the novice who is just starting out, to the experienced artist that wants to take his career up to the next level; you will find this to be an indispensable guide. You will learn how to: Develop a presentation package of your art. Retail price your art. Investigate the potential market for your art. Gain entry into high-end galleries. Develope a stable of fine art galleries to represent your art. This guide will move you from a recreational pastime, to supporting yourself as a working artist. This guide will help you derive a decent income, doing what you love doing best. This guide will give you the opportunity to realize your vision, and share it with the public.

On Becoming An Artist

A psychologist explains how each individual can develop a rich creative life by identifying and eliminating the "rules" that govern creativity and prevent one from reaching one's goal to truly express oneself.

On Becoming An Artist

A psychologist explains how each individual can develop a rich creative life by identifying and eliminating the "rules" that govern creativity and prevent one from reaching one's goal to truly express oneself.

The Introverted Artist

This book will make you question everything you've always taken for granted about being an artist, and will inspire you to think deeply about what an "artist" really is.

The Introverted Artist

An unconventional blend of memoir, art history, and social criticism which manages to be funny, moving, and controversial all at the same time. This is the entertaining and personal story of a forty-something woman who decides to become an artist and discovers just how much society is involved in our creative lives. She finds powerful social pressure, not only in the art world but among artists and even in our everyday world, to work and think and speak about art in the accepted way... and that way assumes you are an extrovert. In art (and beyond), there seems to be universal belief in the importance of spontaneity, originality, and self-expression. We laugh at and yet are impressed by artspeak. We cultivate the mystique around art but also encourage amateurs that everybody is an artist. Most of all, we insist that art is for communication. Why are these ideas so important in art? Where did they come from? Why does everybody believe in them so powerfully? Downey relates self-deprecating stories of how she came up against each one, and then dives deep investigating these questions. The art world's focus on these ideas sounds harmless, but Downey shows us how closely they are tied to our society's Extrovert Ideal, and how today's assumptions about artists make the art world an unwelcoming place for introverts. Sharing stories of hilariously uncomfortable art classes and the ups and downs of faux painting jobs, The Introverted Artist is a vicarious experience in becoming an artist, while also being a short education in lesser-known tidbits of art history that made the art world what it is today. This book will make you question everything you've always taken for granted about being an artist, and will inspire you to think deeply about what an "artist" really is.

Art Inc

Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond.

Art  Inc

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

Learn the art of Tattooing Become a Tattoo artist

But where the art of tattooing really matters, many fail. They simply lack the understanding to realize the pattern in detail. Of course, every tattoo artist has his own handwriting, his own style, and room for certain ...

Learn the art of Tattooing   Become a Tattoo artist

Tattooing is not just about putting color into the skin. For this work you should bring a good mixture of artistic understanding, perseverance, organizational talent, sensitivity and above all reliability. Get into the world of tattooing or improve your previous work. You will find all the information you need in this book. You will grow with every page, learn how to handle motifs, machines, needles and colors correctly. You will learn how to avoid serious mistakes, how to manage your time wisely, how to deal with your customers and how to present your work to the world. In the end you will be able to open your own studio, manage it and make a living from it.

Becoming an Ex Artist

The manifesto for giving up Art.

Becoming an Ex Artist

The manifesto for giving up Art.

Think Like an Artist

Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz - wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas?

Think Like an Artist

Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with brilliant, fresh ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? After spending years getting up close and personal with some of the world's greatest creative thinkers, the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz has discovered a handful of traits common to them all. Basic practices and processes that allow their talents to flourish, and which we can adopt - no matter what we do - to help us achieve extraordinary things too. It's time to Think Like an Artist and . . . Become Seriously Curious (Caravaggio's discovery of optical lenses changed art for ever.) Think Big Picture and Fine Detail (Turner transformed a masterpiece with a tiny dab of red paint.) And realize . . . It's Nearly Always Plan B (Mondrian spent years painting trees before becoming a master of abstraction.) 'Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had.' Guardian

Be the Artist

This go-to guide can be your handbook as you enter the art world and navigate the nuances of becoming self-sufficient.

Be the Artist

This go-to guide can be your handbook as you enter the art world and navigate the nuances of becoming self-sufficient. Instead of feeding you new techniques, it will provide you with insights to help you make decisions based on your specific situation and goals. By the end of this book, you will have a set of guidelines for scenarios that range from taking on commission work and conducting negotiations to dealing with rejection and improving your organization. Be the Artist is designed to help up-and-coming creatives educate themselves on essential yet seldom-discussed strategies, learn about new and relevant artists, and gather the resources they need to build their business.

Art Book and Color Reference for Coloring Book Become a Painter

ABOUT THIS BOOK: This is the Art Book (A) and the color guide / color reference for my 2 coloring books (Nature Is Beautiful and Painted France). This book includes: 36 paintings I made between 2017 and 2018 - printed in color.

Art Book and Color Reference for Coloring Book   Become a Painter

"Become a Painter", Vol 1+2, Book A A new, educational series of painting books / coloring books designed for gifted / older kids and adults. ABOUT THIS BOOK: This is the Art Book (A) and the color guide / color reference for my 2 coloring books (Nature Is Beautiful and Painted France). This book includes: 36 paintings I made between 2017 and 2018 - printed in color. Themes: landscapes, cityscapes, cottage, antique lanes, France, Paris, Normandy, Provence, Annecy, Burgundy, romantic country, flowers, animals, sun sets, summer, winter, autumn. FROM THE AUTHOR: The artists first create a sketch. Then they paint on it. My series "Become a Painter" will show you that painting and coloring can be pleasant, fun and easier than you think (even for your kids) - if you use both my sketches and reference pictures (Book A or AC) instead of blank pages. And the best: with every picture you draw, you''ll be a better and better artist. First your paintings won''t look like the works of Leonardo da Vinci or Monet. And you may encounter difficulties: lack of experience, little details, no idea for the next color. But don''t worry. Practice, draw, improve your skills. And suddenly, one day you will see that what you have drawn is really good. That''s why I designed for you not only this one book, but also the whole series! AS A SCIENTIFIC JOURNALIST, I WOULD GIVE YOU A SCIENTIFIC TIP: Some scholars argue that talent... doesn''t exist. There are only predispositions. And 10,000 hours is enough to master any skill: a new foreign language, painting, master level cooking, composing music and playing any instrument. It means that you can become an artist, engineer, architect, and whoever you want. By the way: improve the other skills of your kids. See my: Puzzle Books for Kids Ages 9-12 and Whole Family. Activity Book 1. https://amazon.co.uk/dp/1549717413 Various Styles: I painted my pictures using various styles, colors and tools, including digital and classic tools (pencils, acrylic, oil and experimental techniques). Thanks to this, you can see the differences and try different methods and learn better painting and coloring. Then you can become a better artist. ABOUT THE SERIES: - big (8.5 x 11" / 22 x 28 cm), smooth paper, color - you can color books -with- OR -without- pages removal - various graphic styles and themes, photo-realistic paintings, photos and a mini guide - you can color (use strong drawings) or you can develop your drawing skills (use delicate sketches) - every book gives you hours of good entertainment, exercises, relax, and artistic pleasure Available 12 Books: Nature Is Beautiful, Vol. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. Painted France, Vol. 2, 4. Painted World, Vol. 6, 8, 10, 12. VARIANTS: You can buy 3 variants of books and 3 variants of pics: * Pics: S, D, S+D - strong drawings (S): more dark and details - super easy coloring for colorists who use colored pencils. The goal: anti-stress. - delicate sketches (D): designed for using with paints - less details, more place for your interpretation. The goal: learning to paint. - both (S+D) * Books: AC, A, C - Book AC: contains both original color arts (A) and pics designed for coloring (C). - Book A = Art Book + color reference. - Book C = Coloring Book (sketches only). If you want to give paintings to your friend (Book C is printed on one side). There is no adult content. Give it to your kids and then it will be able to improve their creativity, artistic imagination, and skills. Besides, the active art is as good as contact with animals: it develops their sensibility. Have a great time, Lech Balcerzak

Painting Harlem Modern

And as if Lawrence, art, and Harlem weren't enough, Patricia Hills also explores the creation of modern black identity. This book is a major contribution not only to African American art history but to African American history in general.

Painting Harlem Modern

Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In Painting Harlem Modern, Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and interviews with artists, Hills interprets Lawrence's art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image, and follows each decade of Lawrence's work, with accounts that include his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence's symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. Painting Harlem Modern is an absorbing book that highlights Lawrence's heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision.

Art of the Doodle

The book will include elaborate coloring activities, as well as simple guidelines to get started on creative doodling pages. Inspirational quotations will add subtle meaning to the art pages.

Art of the Doodle

Doodles become art in this beautiful guided art journal. The instruction book gives tips on creating, coloring, and ways to use doodles. The art journal provides an elegant place to experiment with all of the techniques described in the instruction book.

Cross training

Cross training


Mary Engelbreit The Art and the Artist

becoming. an. artist. was. a. mystery. to. Mary. Looking back now, Mary marvels at the popularity of those early cards. "'People would wait for them and buy them as soon as I delivered them — and they were so ugly," she laughs, ...

Mary Engelbreit  The Art and the Artist

A survey of the artist's career from her early years to her current status as a major illustrator of greeting cards, books, calendars, and other products features an extensive collection of her art, including never-before-published drawings.

Beholding and Becoming

Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and Becoming. With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things.

Beholding and Becoming

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ● PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER Ruth is such a gift to us—her voice is strong and honest, yet believably grace-filled and kind. We learn and grow into who we want to be when Ruth's words and art lead us. —Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave and host of That Sounds Fun podcast Become What You Behold You are in the process of becoming. Every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves your heart…drives your thoughts…captures your gaze. Is it any wonder that where you direct your eyes and your heart matter in your day-to-day? We become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives. Not just on Sunday, not just on holidays, not just when extraordinarily hard or wonderful things happen…but today. Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and Becoming. With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things. Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane. No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship. His transforming grace turns your “everyday ordinary” into a holy place of becoming.

Watercolor 1 2 3

A three-part tutorial on the art of watercolor painting offers a detailed guide to materials--paints, brushes, paper, and more--and how to use them--the fundamental techniques of watercolor, and a wide array of creative projects followed ...

Watercolor 1 2 3

A three-part tutorial on the art of watercolor painting offers a detailed guide to materials--paints, brushes, paper, and more--and how to use them--the fundamental techniques of watercolor, and a wide array of creative projects followed step by step from first drawing to final painting.

The Road to Parnassus Artist Strategies in Contemporary Art

Rise and Success of Glasgow Artist Douglas Gordon and of the wider YBA generation Diego Mantoan ... this research is based upon: starting as an artist candidate in art school, becoming a new entry in the art system after graduation, ...

The Road to Parnassus  Artist Strategies in Contemporary Art

How can one become a successful artist? Where should one start a career in the art world? What are useful strategies to achieve recognition in the art system? Such questions hoard in students' minds ever since entering art school and they probably chase every kind of art professional who is at an early career stage. “The Road to Parnassus” tries to understand what makes a good start in today's art world, who are influential players in the field and which strategies might apply. The swift career ascension of Glasgow artist Douglas Gordon – one of today's leading visual artists – and of the broader YBA generation that rose into worldwide prominence in the 1990s – Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas among the best known – serves as a convenient case to analyse contemporary artist strategies. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach – spanning from traditional art history, to sociology and economics – pursuing the reconstruction of the field of forces in art as intended by French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Compared to previous publications on art system dynamics, such as Thompson's “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark”, this book offers an enhanced understanding of the factors that allow a young artist to enter the arena of contemporary art. The present research should help uncover the art system logic – which appears enigmatic to non-experts – revealing that artists are aware they need to consider global trends, beat competitors and meet the demands of dealers, collectors, curators and museums. This book furthers existing contributions on the YBAs (for example Stallabrass' “High Art Lite”), offering innovative conclusions on recent British art, such as on the duality between London and Glasgow, the gender opposition among emerging artists and the predominance of resourceful authors.