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Choosing Your Platform: Why Are Open Platforms Best for Budding Artists?

featured8 - Choosing Your Platform: Why Are Open Platforms Best for Budding Artists?

Art and artists certainly need to embrace the future. A lot of the time, a lot of budding new artists tend to get left behind due to the inability to choose their particular platform. Being an artist in this century can be quite difficult.

Not only are you facing constant criticism over the validity of your art form but heaven forbid if you try out a different medium that wasn’t used by any of the great masters. When you are an artist of this generation, technology will play a big part in what you choose to do. That being said, it would be good for budding artists to explore open platforms.

What is an open platform?

This term is generally used for software and even hardware which was not tied down to a particular brand. The common trouble that a lot of digital artists face is the fact that they tend to use different programs so when they face an error or a problem, it can be hard for them to find a solution.

Asking around would be difficult as well since you’d have to find someone who used the same sort of program or hardware that you did.

Why go with an open platform?

Here are a few good reasons why an open platform would be good:

Feedback and Support

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Most open sourced or open platforms have a very supportive community to them. Other users of the same platform tend to share any issues and solutions that they’ve found. Artists need a good supportive community behind them.

That way, they’ll be able to grow in a more positive way rather than negatively.

It’s Affordable

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Most open platforms like tablets or an art program tend to be free. This is because they are usually developed by other artists themselves. Made by artists for other artists, so to speak!

As such, artists generally do not need to worry about shelling out something excessive in order to get started on their artistic journey.

To Wrap Things Up

Open platforms make being a connected artist a heck of a lot easier than other platforms do. When it comes to choosing the type of open platform you’re going with, it would still be best to apply a bit of critical thinking and decision making. As there are more open platforms available both online and offline, it would be highly important that an artist chooses one which works well for what they need.

Have you tried out different open platforms? Which one worked best for you?