April 18, 2024


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Ep 116 Taking Action with your Art


Currently, we’re chatting about using action with your art…And what we imply by that, is when you discover yourself 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 plan for this episode arrived about when I was acquiring my have individual confidence crisis, which we all have from time to time. It was at that time that I was experimenting with new suggestions, but however, I was frequently down on my artwork.

But, then items commenced to happen, that told me that basically, I was carrying out alright… Of class, me, currently being me, I imagined it was some kind of information from the universe, but then Tara pointed out that maybe it’s simply because I took some action just lately, and that designed all those issues occur.

I had entered the SWA exhibition, which I had hardly ever accomplished in advance of, and my painting obtained selected. I had place all of my art up on a secondary internet site, and soon later on 1 of my paintings was featured in their May perhaps favourites and not very long immediately after that, I also obtained a fee.

I labored more difficult on my social media and off the again of that, I received invited on a different podcast as a guest… All of these matters, I had put down to some variety of information, wherever of training course, Tara, who is significantly extra degree-headed than I am, was right… It wasn’t a concept from the universe. It was simply simply because I experienced actively, even if unwittingly, created those people matters transpire, and just as I experienced began to feel flat, they all came to fruition.


1st of all, you will need to glance at what may possibly you require to just take action on.

Is there just about anything you aren’t happy with at the second?

Most likely you sense like your artwork is not improving

If that’s the scenario you want to inquire your self why not?

The most likely respond to is that you are not putting adequate time into actively drawing.

So the action you will need to choose is to:

  • Set apart a set quantity of time to draw every day or week and adhere to it.
  • Consider element in troubles or build one for on your own that will enable you improve
  • Try to remember to be sensible, if you have a total-time career and a household you likely really do not want to program in 4 several hours a day, but maybe fifty percent an hour a working day is doable. Tiny and frequently functions ideal.


Place aside some time for active discovering

Exercise is actually important, but make certain you place aside some time for active mastering far too. You will make improvements to significantly extra promptly if you blend observe, with reading through tutorial books or viewing movies on the factors you want to boost on.

But you do require to do both. So make confident you are also putting adequate time into actively working towards and not just seeing other people do it.

You could also acquire a study course. That could be a bodily program that you in fact go to, or it may well be an on line program.

I know, Tara, that you appreciate an on the web program, since you’ve carried out masses of them. How valuable have you located them?


Are you making an attempt to discover a new medium?

Possibly you are disappointed because you have been making an attempt to discover a new medium, but you can not seem to get to grips with it.

This could be because you are not placing constant time into it

Your Motion:

  • Possibly you could possibly want to sign up for a obstacle relevant to that medium. That could give you the accountability you have to have.
  • I remember trying to find out how to make free watercolour faces devoid of drawing 1st. Along with getting a advisable guide I made a decision I would paint a deal with a day till I felt I experienced the knack of it. Up to working day 10 was a disaster, I was receiving frustrated, then as if by magic the future experience worked a great deal improved, it was like magic. Of training course, it wasn’t ideal, but I could see progress. You will not automatically see advancement each day, you tend to make a leap and then keep the similar for a bit.


Maybe you are missing some expertise that could assist propel you ahead.


So aside from what I outlined earlier, which was to examine tutorial guides and watch films, why not engage with other artists who do the sort of artwork that you are into. Inquire their suggestions!

Of course, there are normally going to be some artists who are heading to be reluctant to share their information, it’s unlucky. But luckily, the greater part are a lot more than happy to share some recommendations.


It’s possible you are employing the wrong machines.

This is a traditional with watercolour. If you try out and master watercolours using low-cost paper, it can be a catastrophe. Even an completed watercolourist would battle with affordable paper.

And which is basically the similar with a large amount of mediums. I bear in mind individuals in our group obtaining problems making watercolour brush pens function. And that was since they were usig a regular cartridge paper that was just soaking in the colour

So the Motion, in this circumstance, would be to

Examine up on the medium and find out video clip tutorials. You could also achieve out to a person on social media and question for information


You come to feel like you are not staying noticed or recognized

Maybe you are confident in the artwork you are producing, and nonetheless you truly feel like you are not remaining seen or recognized.

Possibly you are not placing plenty of energy in to Social Media


So, the first feel to do is to make a strategy to post at the very least when a working day.

And it really does not have to be a fancy put up, there are all kinds of neat techniques to share your artwork on social media and in simple fact, a short while ago we did an overall episode on 31 techniques to share your art, so surely examine that a single out if you have to have some concepts.

But it assists if you allocate sure situations specially for submitting. Genuinely it’s just to remind folks you are there and it encourages persons to interact with you as nicely. And really do not neglect to spend a minimal time commenting on other people’s posts much too.


Have a hear to our earlier Episode on sharing your artwork too.

Some motion you could take on your social media

You might want to Devote a working day or 50 % a working day a 7 days creating your reel and scheduling your posts. That way you know it’s completed and really do not have to abruptly arrive up with some thing to put up.

If you have a website, it’s possible you are not driving traffic to it normally ample


On a regular basis put up backlinks to your products. Reveal what you adore about the piece, what it indicates to you.


If you really do not share your artwork, no one will see it

If you really do not want your very own internet site, then perhaps it is time to be part of Etsy, Artfinder or a little something related. Or, maybe even a web site. If you don’t share your artwork, nobody will see it.

A site is a actually pleasant way to share your artwork and it’s significantly easier if you genuinely really do not want to make a web site. And the excellent factor is, they are normally absolutely free as nicely, so there are no charges included.


Do you experience like absolutely nothing has transpired for ages to assistance shift you ahead in your art profession?

It’s possible you are not throwing enough sticks in the air or using more than enough challenges.


  • Enter a competition (be watchful which as it shouldn’t expense substantially, if any funds).
  • Check out asking other individuals who you feel the focus on industry is for your artwork. I did this in a team once and somebody recommended a market I had in no way even read of. It was connected to the tattoo industry, when I searched it, I could see how my artwork may well suit.


Really do not be scared to question major questions.

Would you be intrigued in exhibiting my operate in your gallery?

Would I be ready to maintain an exhibition in your house? (this doesn’t have to be in ta gallery… It could be in your neighborhood pub!

What is the worst that could transpire? They can say no? Perfectly which is high-quality. Test somewhere else!


Do you truly feel like you are not marketing anything at all?

Probably you are not pushing your perform out there adequate.


  • Remind men and women of approaching dates, like Father’s Working day, the Wedding day Year, Mothers working day, Valentines working day, Christmas… Are they seeking for a unique gift? You can hyperlink them to your goods or present commissions.

Do you truly feel like you’re not having considerably engagement on Social Media?

It may well be that you just have not discovered the suitable audience.


  • Maybe Linkedin or Twitter or a distinctive platform could be well worth experimenting with if you at present use Instagram or visa versa. You can usually use a social media application to push information out to tons of different spots at as soon as.
  • Maybe there are a distinct established of folks you require to arrive at, You require to perform out exactly where they are.


Maybe you are putting time into a thing that is just not right for you.


Decide if you are flogging a dead horse. Occasionally you have to know when it’s time to slice your losses and attempt something else. If you are doubtful, established a time limit and push right up until you have arrived at it. If almost nothing has improved, then it is time to make a selection.

I had to do this not too long ago. I’d set a large amount of time in to NFTs, but right after a when I realised that, for it to work, I would have to have to commit even extra time on it, which I don’t have, so the time I do have is better spent generating work to market on other platforms that do get the job done for me.

Your finest off throwing a couple sticks in the air and then concentrating on the ones that glance like there likely to do a little something.

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