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My Art Tips for Beginners
Lessons I've learned and that I wish someone had taught me when I was first starting out.
For all of you beginners out there: it's a challenging, frustrating, but ultimately rewarding path.
You need three things to succeed:
Passion - If you don't absolutely love this stuff, you won't stick with it. Period.
Patience - Things won't happen right away. It will take years to get anywhere. It will take longer than you think it will.
Persistence - Don't give up, no matter how frustrating things get. You will fail often; accept this and learn from it.
Lessons for beginners
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Right-Side-Brain-Definitive/dp/1585429201
Highly recommended for anyone just starting out, especially for those who think they can't draw.
This book teaches you how to perceive in a different way and removes a lot of roadblocks that beginners often run into.
Tips For succeeding as an Artist
Succeeding as an artist: These are just the thoughts that come immediately to mind.
1.) A very important and often overlooked aspect of the art industries is networking. Get to know people and especially get to know who is important to know. Acquire a list of contacts and MAINTAIN those contacts. Don't call someone up after ten years of radio silence then be like "hi, remember me? Need job now, can has?" Also, don't be a dick to people and don't burn bridges. You'd be surprised how quickly that can get you blacklisted from a variety of places. Even if someone is a rampaging, fiery doucheflute, cope..... pretty much like any other job. keep your contacts list nice and organized. Sounds like frivolous advice but trust me, it's not. When you have several hundred contacts, being able to go "who's the guy I did that porn mural with.... *scrolls down to PORN category* oh right, HIM," can make networking much more efficient and a lot less confusing.
2) PORTFOLIO! It must