How to become a successful artist beginning from zero: Three key attributes.

Three keys to become a successful artist or illustrator. At the close of a university art education, diligent students often find themselves with only a portfolio and foggy dreams of a successful future. Mindsets need to change, and actions taken, if the distant dream of illustrating and creating great stories is going to be realized. Let me walk with you through three of the most important changes in my mindset and why they are critical to success. Patience:  Patience is frustrating. As artists, we likely enjoy what we do in part because of the immediate results of paint on canvas or a drawing appearing on paper. We have put years into developing our talent and want the validation of work coming in and the security that time in learning was well spent. We don’t want to waste our time or work inefficiently, we have bills now, we want results now. But anger at current difficulties poisons the process of improvement. Patience should not be...
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