The concept of the struggling artist has always been one that has been romanticized for generations. Today, we wanted to give some useful—and practical—pieces of advice for any struggling artist.
Take That Odd Job
A common thing that a majority of newbie artists complain about would be the odd job offers that they get. After paying a significant amount of money on classes and even art courses, it can understandably be frustrating to be offered lower paying jobs.
The thing is no one knows what you are capable of yet. So taking that odd job increases your portfolio and gives your audiences a chance to better understand your style.
In certain cases, a lot of artists decline to share their work online due to copyright issues. This, however, ensures that they also miss out on massive exposure from people who would rightfully and legally support your craft.
Just learn what the acceptable forms of copyright are like putting watermarks on everything—and other forms of protection for your art.
Don’t Stop Learning
The advent of the internet has made it rather easy for networks to find each other and share knowledge about their particular crafts. If you are an artist, you must always try to enrich yourself through further study.
Learn more about the different movements out there. See if there is a particular market which aligns itself with your niche.
To Wrap Things Up
The idea of a struggling artist is one which shall continue for years to come. Every artist has their own interpretation of how they are ‘struggling’ and how they can get out of it. The world does need artists and there has been an increased clamor in supporting them. What we hope that these few pieces of advice will help any struggling artist with their cause.
What sort of advice would you offer another struggling artist?