If you are interested in creating art, you are going to have to spend some time learning about the art form that you want to practice. There are so many different art forms to choose from, including painting, drawing, sculpting, graphic design, fashion, illustration, and so much more. Each of these art forms has their own styles and communities. To help point you in the right direction, take a look at these 7 tips for getting started in the arts.
7 – Purchase Supplies
Most forms of art require some supplies. Find out what supplies you will need to begin practicing an art form. For example, a painter will need a canvas, paints, and brushes. If you just want to draw, all you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and some paper. A sculptor will need some type of sculpting clay and possible some utensils for creating shapes and textures.
6 – Look at Examples
A quick search online and you should be able to find out who some of the most popular artists are in the particular art form that you want to study. Spend time looking at examples of their work. See what makes their work stand out from the average artist.
5 – Start Practicing
Studying any type of art is a skill. To get better at a skill you need to practice. Once you have purchased the necessary supplies needed to get started, begin practicing. It does not matter how your art turns out, you are not going to be an expert right away. The best way to start practicing is to just jump right in.
4 – Watch Instructional Videos
You can find instructional videos on any topic. Watch a few videos related to the art form that you want to start practicing. Some artists even create a series of videos that you can use as in-home training, including a complete lesson plan.
3 – Take a Class
While you can find instructions on just about anything online, many people will benefit from taking an actual class. You will have a teacher available that can answer one on one questions and provide critiques of your work. The hands on method is always a good idea.
2 – Stand Back from Your Work
Every so often you should take a step back from your artwork. When you work on a project for a long period of time, you should take an occasional break. Step away from your work and judge it from a distance. This is especially true when painting or sculpting.
1 – Practice Different Art Forms
After working with one art form for awhile, you may decide that you simply do not have enough natural talent or understanding of the art form to fully grasp the technique needed to make great art. If this is the case, do not despair. There are plenty of other art forms to choose from. Simply choose another art styles and go through the process of purchasing supplies, watching instructional videos, and practicing, all over again.
Hopefully you found these tips useful. Practicing an art form does not have to be difficult; though, it can take a considerable amount of time to become a good artists. In fact, some people may never truly be able to become a great artist while working with a particular art form.
The main thing to keep in mind is that you should be patient and realize that practicing art will take time. Thank you for reading. If you have a question or comment, please feel free to send us a message.