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  • Your Social Life as an Artist

    Meeting people and building relationships is the most important thing you can do for your art career. This means you have to get out of the studio and socialize.You must, gasp, be social in the real world as well as online. This goes against the natural tendency of so many artists who would prefer to be alone with their art supplies. But it’s absolutely necessary when you want to attain a high level of success.Art by Bubble GeeIf you desire more sales and more recognition for your art, you Read more...

  • 8 Tutorials to Make You a Better Illustrator

    If you want to learn how to become a better illustrator, you will have to learn more than just how to use Photoshop and Illustrator's basic tools. Knowing how to draw is important but you will also have to practice. In this article, we have put together a list of 8 tutorials that will help you become a better illustrator and links to where you can get more. These tutorials will show you how to practice using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Let's take a look!Quick Tip: How to Draw Read more...

  • 6 Very Common Figure Drawing Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them

    We came across several (actually, six ) common figure-drawing mistakes that we would love to share. Like any other art process, figure drawing is a fluid activity and impossible to pin down with exact rules—but if your goal is to create a more convincing life drawing, then these next few ideas will certainly help.Here are the six common figure-drawing mistakes, along with their solutions:Mistake #1 – Drawing without a goal in sightMore often than not, people immediately begin sketching Read more...

  • STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST PT2

    We really hope you enjoyed and learnt something from the first five lessons we shared from the book ‘Steal like an artist’. Today, we are sharing five more interesting lessons. Enjoy!LESSON NO. 6SCHOOL YOURSELF.School is one thing. Education is another. The two don’t always overlap. Whether you’re in school or not, it’s always your job to get yourself an education. You have to be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than Read more...

  • STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST...

    The creative mind is such a beautiful thing to waste. Some creatives know this and have found their way while others are still lost, wondering, seeking some sort of path and direction. We read this book and decided to share with you all, hoping that someone will learn something from it and find their path...LESSON No. 1“Art is theft.”—Pablo PicassoEvery artist gets asked the question,“Where do you get your ideas?”The honest artist answers,“I steal them.”How does an artist look Read more...

  • Turn Your Passion to Profit

    The 54artistry Creative Workshop Presents A 2-day Art Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th & 20th of February, 2016. Have you always wanted to use your Art talent to make a living for yourself or you know someone who wants to? Now is the time to take that bold step and improve your drawing skills. Every day, new artists are emerging and are getting paid and/or recognized for their creativity. Don’t be left out! Learn from some the best Artists in Nigeria, @FolaDavid, @Scaezar Read more...