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    What to Expect from a Career in Architecture

    What to Expect from a Career in Architecture
    h4. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in architecture. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/316 • Employment • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] h4. Significant Points About 1 in 4 architects was self-employed—more than three times the ...
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    Choosing Your Graphic Design Specialty

    Choosing Your Graphic Design Specialty
    “Do you like to kern or would you rather vector?” Looking back, it's a little weird how you start your first years of art school not knowing what you want to major in (That's true for most of us, anyway). And when you finally choose, it feels like there are so many other big decisions to be made after. Like: What ...
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    Step Four: Identify Lacking Skills

    Step Four: Identify Lacking Skills
    What Skills Do You Need? Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the artist that you want to be. These skills may include other subjects than learning a new medium or becoming more adept at figure drawing. You will also need to know about the history and theory associated with ...
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    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials

    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials
    Learning to draw the human form is a helpful skill for any visual professional to have in their back pocket. These 10 tutorials breakdown each feature of the human face and body so you can perfectly portray every detail. Watch and learn to draw everything form soulful eyes and facial wrinkles to superhero muscles! Have a video that's helped you master ...
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    Vital Safety Tips for Outdoor Painters

    Vital Safety Tips for Outdoor Painters
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. Painting pretty pictures in the great outdoors is not a walk in the park. In fact, plein air painting is tough work. It takes us from the controlled environment of our studios and into the unpredictable environment of Mother Nature. Outdoor painting with a pochade box is a wonderful experience, but believe it or ...
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    Fashion Designer

    Fashion Designer
    h4. Job Description Fashion designers design clothing and accessories, creating original clothes according to market demands. Most fashion designers, however, work for apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men's, women's, and children’s fashions for the mass market. People in the fashion industry work for magazines, television shows, public relations firms and salons. Because style and fashion trends change quickly, fashion designers must ...
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    Myths About Passion and Your Art Career

    Myths About Passion and Your Art Career
    If you Google “find your passion” you will get 39,000,000 hits. Go to the self-help section of any bookstore and you will see 50 or more volumes on finding your passion, following your passion, living your passion. Every other social media bio has a reference to “passionate about.” Passion, as they say, is the new black. So I was hardly surprised ...
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    Useful Advice for Aspiring Artists

    Useful Advice for Aspiring Artists
    I am often asked to give advice to aspiring designers hoping to make it in the industry. I have always found this to be an awkward question for me to answer because even after 10 years, I still feel like I’m an aspiring designer myself. So when I’m asked that question I tend to think back to my early days; I ...
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    6 Most Photogenic Places in America

    6 Most Photogenic Places in America
    Any photogenic city gives you hundreds of shooting options. It may be rich with color or offer strange, interesting angles. It may be populated with an exotic culture of people or surrounded by beautiful natural parks. Most importantly, photogenic cities inspire, giving visual artists a sense of wonder at the cities’ uncanny ability to seem different year after year. Check out ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Fashion Design

    What to Expect from a Career in Fashion Design
    h4. Fashion Designers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in fashion design. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/318 • Employment • Job Outlook • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] h4. Significant Points In 2004, two-thirds of salaried fashion designers were employed in ...
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    Step Seven: Internships

    Step Seven: Internships
    Ideas for Internships For fine artists, internships in a gallery, museum, or non-profit institution are very valuable to understand the business side of making art and selling it. Working for an artist as a studio assistant is also a very valuable experience. It may open doors for you that would other wise be inaccessible. While you are working in any internship ...
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    2011 Job Outlook for Artists

    [photo:268697] Part of building a meaningful and productive creative career is looking toward the future. If you’re an art student researching your interests, or an existing artist or career changer exploring your professional options, investigating your career’s outlook is a very smart idea. Whether you want to freelance, enter a business-oriented industry, or take a job in an art-related field at ...
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    Interior Designer

    Interior Designer
    h4. Job Description Interior Design refers to the decoration and functionality of any interior space. Interior Designers act as consultants to ensure that their clients get what they want and need. Interior Designers must be good with color, fabric, and furniture; they must have knowledge of materials and possess good communication skills; their work includes creating lay outs, and even purchasing, ...
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    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer

    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer
    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part II. Part 1 of this letter was published last week. Here is part 2 and the second 10 things you ought to pay attention to as you build your design career. 1. Never stop learning While I use most of my projects as learning vehicles, I find that this isn’t enough. ...
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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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    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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    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space

    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space
    When setting up your design workspace take care to be organized and efficient to maximize your creativity and motivation! Your projects will benefit from a workspace that is not only well thought out but inspired by your life! Creativity Ideally, your workspace should be separate from your living area so as not to confuse work/life tasks and obligations. However, working in ...
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    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste

    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste
    When it comes to the phrase “bad taste”, do you immediately go to stereotypical images of front porch flamingos and plastic-covered furniture? No, that’s the bad taste grandmother to the current generation’s mix of over-abundance in color, pattern and all things “trendy." If in your first meetings with a client you can sense a not-so-keen eye toward design, fear not – ...
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    Step Seven: Get an Internship

    Step Seven: Get an Internship
    On the Job Training The field of design is ever-changing, especially now that there are so many new technologies to learn. Start your practical education early by getting a field for the real world through design internships. An internship is a great way to network and get on-the-job training for graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and other design-oriented careers. Go to your ...
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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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