Become an Artist >> Browse Articles

Browse Art Careers Articles

  • +4

    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 ...
    Rated: +4
  • +7

    The Art of Good Collaboration

    The Art of Good Collaboration
    How to find an art partner and share artistic ideas successfully! Collaboration is another word for teamwork. It's the art of merging two or more creative whizzes, whether it is an artist and a writer, an artist and a photographer or an artist and a musician. This powerful partnership has the ability to create a massive explosion of creativity and result ...
    Rated: +7
  • +3

    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?

    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?
    Just what are we supposed to be doing? As we get through design school and try to do a real job out in the world, we must pause and think sometimes. Just what is our job anyway? What are we really supposed to be doing? Is the whole thing simply a lot of words and pretty pictures? Is it fine art ...
    Rated: +3
  • +1

    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines

    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines
    Dr. Maisel, I have a deadline coming up in a few months and I’m finding myself procrastinating badly. Any tips? - Barbara L., Minneapolis Thanks, Barbara. Here are some tips from artists and writers about how they meet their deadlines—and how you can meet yours. Jerry, a portrait painter, explained: “The thing that works best for me is to have a ...
    Rated: +1
  • +5

    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 ...
    Rated: +5
  • +5

    How Get Started in Web Design

    How Get Started in Web Design
    Getting into web design, like any other art field, takes time and energy. It’s an industry that’s rapidly growing, and one that can be a little intimidating. But rapid growth doesn’t have to be scary. It means opportunity, after all. We use the web a little more each and everyday. And new websites are popping up every second — websites that ...
    Rated: +5
  • +8

    10 Ways Artists Can Overcome Spring Fever

    10 Ways Artists Can Overcome Spring Fever
    This article was originally posted on FineArtTips.com. This winter has been a bit too cold, long and confining for this native, California girl! I must admit I’ve caught Spring Fever, a common woe that strikes when the days begin to get longer and warmer. This time of year it is customary for people to blame Spring Fever for their restless or ...
    Rated: +8
  • +2

    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 – ...
    Rated: +2
  • +1

    How To Be Creative Even When Uninspired

    How To Be Creative Even When Uninspired
    Inevitably, there will be some projects in your create-on-demand role that you will be – let’s just say – “less than passionate” about. In fact, there will be some things you’re required to do that seem downright ridiculous and generally like a waste of time. How do you do with these projects? Do you rush through them so that you can ...
    Rated: +1
  • +3

    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 ...
    Rated: +3
  • +3

    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 ...
    Rated: +3
  • +1

    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 ...
    Rated: +1
  • Rate

    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs

    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs
    What do a flea-market ringleader, a popsicle maker, and an architecture nerd have in common? They—and five others—have built successful careers doing something truly novel: exactly what they want. Name: Sonja Rasula Project: Unique L.A. Years at it: Two Many people didn’t get what Sonja Rasula was talking about when she floated plans in 2008 to put on a massive, 90,000-square-foot ...
  • +4

    7 Methods for Choosing Better Subject Matter

    7 Methods for Choosing Better Subject Matter
    Dear Dr. Maisel, Once I start painting I know what I’m doing but I have the hardest time getting started. For instance I’ll set it up a still life and then I find myself asking, ‘Well, what do I want to do with this?’ It feels like I’m really very uncertain about my subject matter choices. Do you have any suggestions ...
    Rated: +4
  • Rate

    Desktop Publisher

    Desktop Publisher
    h4. Job Description Desktop publishers use computer software to format and combine text, data, photographs, charts, and other graphic art or illustrations into prototypes of pages and other documents that are to be printed. They then may print the document using a high resolution printer or they may send the materials, either in print form or electronically, to a commercial printer. ...
  • +4

    Be Productive Even in Short Studio Sessions

    Be Productive Even in Short Studio Sessions
    Dear Dr. Maisel: Like any artist, I crave long periods of time in the studio. But in fact those long periods are awfully hard to come by and I know that I’m letting all those smaller bits of time that are available to me get away from me. Any thoughts on reclaiming those lost, fleeting minutes that fly by each day? ...
    Rated: +4
  • +1

    Cinematographer

    h4. Job Description Cinematographers, camera operators, and gaffers work together to capture the scenes in the script on film. Cinematographers compose the film shots to reflect the mood the director wishes to create. They do not usually operate the camera; instead, they plan and coordinate the actual filming. Camera operators handle all camera movements and perform the actual shooting. Assistant camera ...
    Rated: +1
  • Rate

    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know

    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know
    Being a professional artist is as much about tenacity as it is about talent. Just because you have the creative ability to mold perception and shape moods using color, light, and sound, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to make it as an artist. In fact, being creative and being talented is rarely very lucrative. So what are the 10 ...
  • +2

    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry

    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry
    h4. Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in curating and architecture. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com:8080/education/articles/317 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points Most worked in museums, historical sites, ...
    Rated: +2
  • +3

    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 >>
    Rated: +3

Find the right campus or online art or design program for you!