Ep 116 Taking Action with your Art

Ep 116 Taking Action with your Art

Today, we’re chatting about having action with your art…And what we signify by that, is when you come across you a little bit trapped somewhere, then how to do one thing about it.

Podcast Ep 116 Taking Action with your Art

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The strategy for this episode came about when I was owning my personal particular assurance disaster, which we all have from time to time. It was at that time that I was experimenting with new tips, but continue to, I was normally down on my artwork.

But, then points started off to materialize, that advised me that essentially, I was doing alright… Of training course, me, staying me, I assumed it was some kind of concept from the universe, but then Tara pointed out that it’s possible it’s for the reason that I took some action just lately, and that designed individuals issues materialize.

I had entered the SWA exhibition, which I had never ever performed prior to, and my portray got picked. I experienced put all of my art up on a secondary internet site, and shortly later on a person of my paintings was featured in their May favourites and not prolonged soon after that, I also obtained a commission.

I worked more difficult on my social media and off the again of that, I got invited on a further podcast as a guest… All of these matters, I experienced place down to some sort of information, wherever of training course, Tara, who is much more degree-headed than I am, was right… It wasn’t a concept from the universe. It was only because I experienced actively, even if unwittingly, made these points take place, and just as I had started off to feel flat, they all came to fruition.


Initial of all, you will need to look at what may possibly you have to have to consider motion on.

Is there just about anything you aren’t pleased with at the moment?

Perhaps you really feel like your art isn’t increasing

If that’s the scenario you will need to talk to oneself why not?

The most probable answer is that you are not placing more than enough time into actively drawing.

So the action you require to choose is to:

  • Place apart a set amount of money of time to draw every single day or 7 days and adhere to it.
  • Get section in troubles or build a single for yourself that will assist you strengthen
  • Bear in mind to be sensible, if you have a whole-time job and a loved ones you possibly don’t want to routine in 4 hours a working day, but possibly 50 % an hour a day is doable. Small and typically operates finest.


Place apart some time for energetic discovering

Practice is actually vital, but make confident you set apart some time for lively studying too. You’ll make improvements to substantially extra rapidly if you combine practice, with looking through tutorial guides or looking at films on the matters you want to improve on.

But you do need to do both of those. So make certain you are also putting sufficient time into actively working towards and not just seeing other individuals do it.

You could also take a class. That might be a physical course that you in fact go to, or it may possibly be an on line training course.

I know, Tara, that you love an on-line course, because you’ve accomplished loads of them. How helpful have you observed them?


Are you making an attempt to discover a new medium?

Maybe you are pissed off because you have been attempting to learn a new medium, but you can’t seem to be to get to grips with it.

This could be for the reason that you aren’t putting dependable time into it

Your Action:

  • Perhaps you may possibly want to be a part of a problem related to that medium. That could give you the accountability you require.
  • I try to remember making an attempt to discover how to make free watercolour faces with no drawing very first. Together with shopping for a advised book I determined I would paint a facial area a working day right until I felt I experienced the knack of it. Up to day 10 was a catastrophe, I was finding annoyed, then as if by magic the upcoming facial area worked much much better, it was like magic. Of program, it was not ideal, but I could see development. You will not essentially see enhancement each working day, you have a tendency to make a leap and then remain the same for a bit.


It’s possible you are missing some knowledge that could support propel you ahead.


So apart from what I talked about before, which was to read through tutorial textbooks and look at videos, why not have interaction with other artists who do the style of artwork that you’re into. Request their advice!

Of study course, there are constantly likely to be some artists who are going to be hesitant to share their information, it is unfortunate. But thankfully, the bulk are much more than delighted to share some guidelines.


It’s possible you are applying the wrong machines.

This is a common with watercolour. If you test and master watercolours working with low cost paper, it can be a disaster. Even an completed watercolourist would battle with low-priced paper.

And which is basically the very same with a large amount of mediums. I recall men and women in our team obtaining difficulties making watercolour brush pens operate. And that was mainly because they ended up usig a typical cartridge paper that was just soaking in the color

So the Motion, in this case, would be to

Browse up on the medium and find out video clip tutorials. You could also achieve out to another person on social media and request for suggestions


You really feel like you are not staying witnessed or noticed

It’s possible you are self-assured in the art you are making, and nevertheless you really feel like you are not getting viewed or found.

It’s possible you are not putting enough work in to Social Media


So, the very first assume to do is to make a strategy to article at least at the time a working day.

And it actually doesn’t have to be a extravagant put up, there are all types of neat approaches to share your artwork on social media and in actuality, not long ago we did an total episode on 31 ways to share your artwork, so definitely check that 1 out if you require some thoughts.

But it allows if you allocate selected instances especially for publishing. Truly it is just to remind individuals you are there and it encourages people to interact with you as nicely. And really don’t fail to remember to commit a tiny time commenting on other people’s posts way too.


Have a listen to our previous Episode on sharing your artwork much too.

Some motion you could consider on your social media

You may possibly want to Devote a day or 50 % a working day a 7 days earning your reel and scheduling your posts. That way you know it’s performed and never have to instantly appear up with some thing to post.

If you have a site, probably you are not driving targeted visitors to it generally ample


Often article one-way links to your goods. Make clear what you adore about the piece, what it suggests to you.


If you really don’t share your artwork, nobody will see it

If you really don’t want your possess web page, then probably it’s time to be part of Etsy, Artfinder or something related. Or, most likely even a site. If you really do not share your art, nobody will see it.

A site is a definitely pleasant way to share your art and it’s much a lot easier if you actually never want to create a internet site. And the great matter is, they are normally free of charge as very well, so there are no expenditures included.


Do you sense like very little has occurred for ages to support move you ahead in your art profession?

Maybe you are not throwing more than enough sticks in the air or using ample dangers.


  • Enter a opposition (be mindful which as it should not charge considerably, if any revenue).
  • Consider asking other people who you think the concentrate on market is for your art. I did this in a team once and a person proposed a area of interest I experienced never even listened to of. It was relevant to the tattoo current market, when I searched it, I could see how my art may possibly suit.


Really do not be frightened to inquire massive questions.

Would you be fascinated in demonstrating my operate in your gallery?

Would I be ready to keep an exhibition in your house? (this does not have to be in ta gallery… It could be in your regional pub!

What’s the worst that could happen? They can say no? Perfectly that is great. Attempt someplace else!


Do you experience like you are not providing nearly anything?

It’s possible you are not pushing your function out there sufficient.


  • Remind people today of impending dates, like Father’s Day, the Wedding day Period, Mothers day, Valentines day, Christmas… Are they seeking for a exceptional reward? You can connection them to your solutions or provide commissions.

Do you experience like you are not receiving a great deal engagement on Social Media?

It may possibly be that you just haven’t found the appropriate viewers.


  • Maybe Linkedin or Twitter or a unique system may well be truly worth experimenting with if you at this time use Instagram or visa versa. You can constantly use a social media app to thrust articles out to tons of distinct destinations at as soon as.
  • Maybe there are a distinct set of persons you require to get to, You will need to work out wherever they are.


Perhaps you are putting time into some thing that is just not correct for you.


Determine if you are flogging a lifeless horse. Sometimes you have to know when it is time to minimize your losses and check out one thing else. If you are unsure, set a time restrict and force until finally you have attained it. If absolutely nothing has improved, then it’s time to make a decision.

I had to do this just lately. I’d set a large amount of time in to NFTs, but following a while I realised that, for it to work, I would will need to devote even a lot more time on it, which I really don’t have, so the time I do have is far better spent building work to sell on other platforms that do function for me.

Your most effective off throwing a several sticks in the air and then concentrating on the kinds that seem like there heading to do one thing.

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