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Art instructor working with young artists, teaching them about the best habits artists should have to become better
BY ALEX TOWNASTALLI, ARTCENTRON
Artists everywhere need extra encouragement to continue improving their skills. Here are the best habits creators should develop so they can improve.
Practicing any art form takes time and patience. We often feel defeated if we don’t think we’re good enough. It’s completely understandable to feel like your work isn’t good enough. Truthfully, everyone feels that way. Even artists you look up to experience this. These are the best habits all artists should have to become better.
Follow Other Artists and Network
Following sprees are great to help kickstart your art career. Make sure you follow the right pages, as in the pages that match your art style and inspire you to work on your craft twice as hard.
You should also network. It doesn’t matter where you live; you will need to connect and reach out to other artists. Don’t limit yourself to bigger names. Stretch your horizons and meet smaller artists looking to improve their craft as well.
Plan Your Projects Out
Anyone can call themselves an artist, but the ones that prove their word and remain faithful to their craft are the ones constantly in the studio or with a creative team planning out their projects. Whether it’s writing, drawing, or digital art, you should carry something around with you for jotting down ideas for your future projects.
Learn From Critiques
Critiques help you improve as an artist. If someone tells a 3D modeler that their project doesn’t look realistic enough, it doesn’t mean their work is bad. It just means they need to take it back to the beginning stages again and take note of where to improve.
After receiving those notes, start making changes. You should learn how to make your 3D models more realistic. Your toolkit will incorporate math, critical thinking skills, and creativity.
Practice Every Day
We’ve all heard about practicing every day, but that doesn’t mean spending every waking moment at the computer designing, writing in a journal, or writing down piano keys for a song. What “practice every day” means is spending at least an hour or two a day working on your skills, improving a project, and doing your best.
Don’t give up on your passions. Keep learning and reaching for those long-term goals because, in the end, all that hard work will be worth it. Every artist should have the best habits to become better. This is where you can start improving your art form.
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