|Thinking about habits of successful artists|
Success is often associated with accumulating income, but that is only one important part of the journey.
You have to get yourself known, your art out there for it to be seen and have the right amount of luck and positioning of your work to get the right amount of visibility.
There are five main habits which can help you become a successful Artist. You can also watch my video I created here too - 5 Habits of Successful Artists
1. Be Consistent
If you are going to post something online whether it is your art or some tips that you'd like to share, then it's best to be consistent with that and do it more often. Work out a posting schedule, whether daily or weekly, you could provide value by not posting your art for sale all the time. Maybe show others the process of how you make your drawings, what pencils, pens you use.
I myself did a daily art vlog for a number of months non stop and it was enjoyable and fun for others to see and on the plus side, I learned a lot about my drawing along the way and how sitting down to draw and create new art can help you come up with new ideas.
A good example of being consistent is when you stick through every single drawing that you do, even if at the beginning it looks terrible.
2. Look for Opportunities to expose your art
Look for opportunities and don't wait for them to come to you, because you'll be in for a long wait. Post in Facebook groups and forums related to your area or subject of art and find any methods to sell, potential customers that can buy from you or even collaborate with others to make something.
Opportunities can happen anywhere, in any situation, so be open to them often.
3. Try new techniques
Always use new materials, experiment and have fun. Art is a journey and can be a very personal one. Look for ways to expand your artistic range and appeal to more buyers. Varying styles of art could open more doors for you if you offer abstract, realistic,manga or any other type of illustrated style.
New mediums and mixed media is always fun and using lots of materials to create something can be more fulfilling as an Artist.
4. Meet other Artists
Always a great idea to hang around like minded people and if it's creators that create similar work to you or not, then it's a good crowd of Artists that you can learn from quicker. Also this could open up more opportunities for you being in a solid network of creative individuals.
Be open to work in an art studio with other creatives as the right kind of setting can make a difference within your own art journey and theirs.
5. Do more of what Works for you!
Early on in your art career you will probably find out what you are best at drawing and that other people might like the stuff you do too. If there is a demand for certain types of artwork that you make, then do more of that, it makes sense to keep fulfilling that need.
There are probably other habits that you could have to make yourself successful as an Artist. Comment any other ideas you may have below.