Welcome back to our article series on becoming a professional artist!
In the previous article, we read about learning the basics of drawing, practice, mediums and where to find the right information to improve our drawing skills. In this article we will read more about the other half of tips you need to approach to drawing professionally.
1. Get a portfolio together
As an artist, one of the most important things you can do is create a portfolio of your best work. This is a collection of your best drawings that you can show to potential clients or employers.
Creating a portfolio can be a daunting task, but it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect. The most important thing is to just get started and to keep adding to it over time.
Start by gathering all of your best work. This can be anything from sketches to finished pieces.
Once you have a good selection of work stylistically consistent, start putting it together in a cohesive way.
Creating a portfolio is an important step in any artist’s career. By taking the time to put one together, you’re showing potential clients or employers that you’re serious about your work.
2. Start marketing yourself
Now that you’ve got a portfolio, it’s time to start marketing yourself as an artist.
Create a website or blog, and start sharing your drawings with the world. If you don’t have a website or blog yet, now is the time to create one.
You can use a free platform like WordPress to get started. Once you have a website or blog up and running, start sharing your artwork with the world. Share your artwork on social media, and be sure to include a link to your website or blog.
You can also submit your artwork to online galleries and forums.
By getting your work out there, you’ll attract attention from potential fans and clients.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. The more people see your work, the more likely you are to find success as an artist.
So get started today, and start sharing your drawings with the world.
3. Get social
As an artist, one of the best ways to connect with other artists and get your work seen by a wider audience is through social media. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram provide a great way to share your drawings with the world.
When posting your drawings on social media, it’s important to use hashtags to make them easily discoverable. For example, if you’re posting a drawing of a landscape, you might use hashtags like #landscape #drawing #art.
In addition to hashtags, another great way to get your work seen on social media is to tag other artists in your posts. When you tag other artists, their followers will see your post and might be interested in checking out your work.
Finally, don’t forget to promote your social media posts on other channels, like your website or blog. This will help you reach an even wider audience and get your work seen by even more people.