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    Explore Careers in Art

    [photo:270039]Are you interested in a career in the arts? If so check out our guide to art careers. What creative career is right for you? View job descriptions, step guides, as well as featured groups and discussions to help you choose the best path. [photo:270036]Architecture and Interior DesignLots of careers can make a difference in a community, but none quite in ...
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    "You’ll Never Make a Living as an Artist”

    "You’ll Never Make a Living as an Artist”
    Who said that to you? Was it your parents, who wore concerned looks while they tried to steer you into declaring a business major? Did your eyes glaze over as you imagined a noose around your neck, dragging you to a windowless cubicle in a nondescript office building where you would face a dreary existence for the rest of your life? ...
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    12 Step Plan to Building a Thriving Art Career

    1. Build a Supportive Network [widget:inarticlebulleted_networking] First off, you can’t do this alone. Working in your studio is a lonely business most times. You need a community. I tell my students and my clients to hang out with passionate people, other artists, visual, writers, poets, performance artists. Anyone who inspires you, understands what you’re going through, and will share opportunities ...
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    Step Six: Networking as an Artist

    Step Six: Networking as an Artist
    Careers are built on networks. Your network consists of your classmates, teachers, family, friends, and mentors. These are people that support you and want you to succeed. Ask them if they know of any artistic opportunities for you. Build your network. Who Is Doing What You Want to Do? Do your research. Meet people who are doing what you want to ...
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    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry

    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry
    It may come as a shock, but the design industry can be very competitive and sometimes cutthroat. Even the most talented and experienced graphic designers among us will tell you how difficult it can be at times, to earn a living. That is because in order to make a living from design, a graphic designer must always be on the lookout ...
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    Design Resources: Finding What You Need

    Design Resources: Finding What You Need
    Build Your Design Arsenal, Blow Away the Competition I think it’s safe to say that most designers cringe at the idea of using clip art in their work. When I think of clip art, I think back to the Intro to Computers class that I took in college where I was frequently forced to use clip art in my assignments. You ...
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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    1. FxCamera (Platform: Android OS) FxCamera (Platform: Android OS): FxCamera is the most popular mobile photo application on the Android operating system. It has cyan filters, Polaroid and Fisheye simulations, and light aperture sequences, among many other features. Pros: It’s constantly updated, every two months in the last year. If users know their favorite app produces good pictures and catches up ...
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    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Backgrounds

    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Backgrounds
    Four times a week I look through your portfolios to choose work to go in the Featured Portfolio on the home page. This is one of the best parts of my job. I get to see what you are working on and often am very impressed with the caliber of work on ArtBistro. There is one main way that I think ...
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    10 Tips for Painting "En Plein Air?"

    10 Tips for Painting "En Plein Air?"
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I feel a strong desire to paint some cityscapes but I feel really blocked about going out and painting en plein air. Any thoughts about what might be holding me back? - Cynthia L., Chicago Thanks, Cynthia. What you’re experiencing isn’t so unusual. Here are 10 tips that may help! [gate] 1. You will have to do deal ...
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    Preparing to Paint with Acrylics: 5 Video Tutorials

    Preparing to Paint with Acrylics: 5 Video Tutorials
    Extremely versatile (they can be thinned with water and used like a watercolor), fast-drying and easy (they can be used straight from the tube!), acrylics are the go-to medium for many artists. Want to get started? We’ve assembled 5 video tutorials to help you prepare to paint with acrylics. Benefits of Painting with Acrylic Paints >>
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    Illustrator

    Illustrator
    h4. Job Description: Illustrators usually create pictures for books, magazines, and other publications and for commercial products such as textiles, wrapping paper, stationery, greeting cards, and calendars. Increasingly, illustrators are working in digital format, preparing work directly on a computer. This has created new opportunities for illustrators to work with animators and in broadcast media. Illustrators can also work to become ...
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