Saturday, 25 September 2010

Make Money From Creating Fantasy Art

Making money from creating fantasy art is easier said than done. It takes a creative individual to create some good fantasy art, whether that is a painting or a drawing or a special fantasy comic book or graphic novel. Fantasy art is a highly popular artistic medium that has been around for a long while, over a couple of hundred years I suppose and there have been many artists over those years creating some stunning pieces of work to inspire.

Typically creating some worlds and scenes in a drawing or painting takes some good solid draft work, but it is achievable with having a self belief in your own art and believing it can sell, if you can match the quality of other fantasy artists you admire, then sure selling your own art would be fantastic. Making money with your fantasy art can be done in other ways, with selling wallpapers or screen savers online, these are the screens that can appear when you leave your computer ideal for a certain amount of time. Wallpapers are photos or illustrations that display on a persons computer desk top and this is the first image they would see when they switch on their computer.

Clip art would be the next one, as clip art has advanced over the years from the early pixellated versions of Microsoft Paint clip art as many are created now with Photoshop or some advanced art software like Gimp, they really make things much simpler in the design and certainly more smoother, although they do take time to learn, but they are very worth it.

If you have some reasonable talent in the style that you draw and create your own art, then you could consider selling courses and tutorials which others would benefit from, maybe students or artists who are just interested in the art style that you draw and even the stuff that you draw. You could start off with basic drawing tutorials that get advanced at a later stage or you could show people how to draw specific things, like tattoo art, comic book art, portraits etc. There are endless possibilities!

Whenever you may hear online about making money, you might find that most stuff online is just for these site owners to make money and they present money making products that sound good and that they may work to some degree, but not overnight or within a week like the products sales copy suggests. So with this in mind, you need to be making your own corner of the business world, creating your own line of products that you will use as evidence that you are serious about this as a viable business.

But among the obvious ways to make money with your art, there are others that require a certan amount of pushyness that will help to get your foot in a few industries, like games development and other Illustration based concept environments. An art portfolio is needed to show your best fantasy artwork and present it in a way that will show your capabilities as a fantasy artist/illustrator, bear in mind that the creative industries are very competitive, so you have to think of ideas to stick out of the crowd and either get employment in creating art or making money with your art directly.

Next time when you begin drawing, have a little think about the possibilities of marketing your artwork, who would buy it? think, what would your art best suit?, what genres? and what styles?

Always think ahead of your artistic creations and try and categorize them into manageable earning entities that create many strands of income on their own.

Go on, make money with your fantasy art!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Can You Learn To Be An Artist?

This is a question that you might ask if youve never drawn before or created pieces of artwork yourself. to the amateur artist, you might wonder can you learn to be an artist, but somethings go beyond basic talent and sometimes a need for learning to draw or a need to express your creative side may not require talent, just commitment to figure out the many problems to solve by actually getting on with drawing a load of stuff, whether that's life drawing or imaginative art.

A sense of knowing about a particular topic is what is required, but I always think that the deeper you get into learning how to draw, the better your artistic skills will become regardless of any specific talent in art.

I suppose my interest in art started from learning how to draw stuff, anything and then I just got interested in the imaginative side of art like fantasy art and it all snowballed from there. Art is what you make it and being interested in a certain subject area really helps you focus all of your creative energies. The idea that drawing is something you can learn is very true, but you do have to stick with it and be experimental in your approach to making marks on paper. Draw with pencils, but also learn to draw and make marks with paint brushes, art markers and other art mediums like paints and spray paint. Art makes you feel free in a way, because you can set a piece of work to order in a specific way and be organized with it or you can just let your imagination run free.

Learning to be an artist is certainly a good idea, whether that's being a self taught artist like me or a trained artist who went to college and university for a good few years, it doesn't matter, so long as the interest in art can sustain your enjoyment and a certain degree of career satisfaction then why not.

Beginning your learning journey with art should always begin with the basics, the very foundations of art, such as figure drawing, life drawing, objects of interest and then your art can become a transcended amalgamated form that becomes your passion, the reason why you like drawing and want to continue to draw.

The reasons why I draw is because it's relaxing letting your mind wander, seeing the sights of your imagination and not letting others thoughts and images influence a bad creative mental block. Others art should influence you in a positive way and should be all that you can see and touch and feel. The art that's all around us can truly be one of the most magnificent things to look at on a daily basis, it can shape and mould our creative minds and help us in times of creative need, the mind needs feeding a lot and different artists work can bring about a change in thought processes to unchain negative doubts and reaffirm your artistic confidence.

So, in answer to the question, if I haven't veered off topic slightly, is that you can learn to be an artist, but there is more to be learnt from actually being an artist if that makes sense, the more you draw, the more adept you get at problem solving, whether that's drawing realistic figures or drawing your art in a way that has a feel of realism, but keeps to your own art style well and therefore doesn't detract or deviate from one subject matter to another.

Drawing should be fun and really, just draw what interests you.

See how to identify your artistic strengths from artist Miranda Aschenbrenner