Time-lapse colored pencils - The myths about being an Artist

in #dlive6 years ago


Hello everybody! Today's I'm going to be talking about different myths about being an artist. This is myths that I see a lot of people think it true.

The first one which is that being an artist isn't really a real job and I feel like a lot of people have this sort of idea that being an artist is just a dream job and a fantasy and isn't really a realistic career path and it isn't a stable career I think this is particularly evident in younger people they get discouraged away from doing an art career by people like the teachers or even their parents because people don't really see it as being some sort of successful realistic career goal and so they stay younger people into having more stable conventional career paths. I think nowadays it has become so different, with online and the fact that you can reach a worldwide audience through social media. That's the kind of myths that go around being an artist and the starving artist idea and no longer exists because we have such a large audience that we can reach so I definitely think being an artist is a real job and it is a stable career that you can build. I think another reason why people think it's not really a real job is that being an artist is seen as something that's just fun being an artist she just gets a paint and draws all day so how can that really be a job, surely it's more like a hobby. I think that's so untrue why would you want to wake up every single day and spend hours doing your job for years of your life that you don't enjoy so being an artist is just a job that you can also really love doing.

The second one is where you have to be naturally talented to be an artist and if you're not born with this sort of artistic talents then you can't go and pursue art as a career and this again is definitely not true being an artist isn't a talent. I feel like the word talent diminishes all of the hard work that an artist puts in to get to the level that they are. Being an artist is definitely a skill and perfecting your drawing and painting skills takes many years and a lot of patience and hard work to get to the level where you can be a professional artist and start making a career out of it.

The third one surrounds the whole idea of being a starving artist so a lot of people think that if you're an artist then you must be living very poorly, you can't really afford much to eat and there's this whole persona that being an artist also means that you're not very
wealthy or to the other extreme you are the person that's selling your art for millions.
So either you're poor or you're really wealthy but there is that middle ground you can earn a very nice stable living being an artist. You may not earn millions from each piece of painting but you can a normal kind of successful wage from being an artist just like any other career path. To do this you can't just be the person that's making all the art you've got to also have that business mind too. You need to know how to market and advertise yourself and promote your work so definitely need a business skill in order to be a successful artist.

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Beautiful art sir @vaansteam. She is looking very beautiful. I always appreciate your brilliant creativity.

Thanks @msena again for the awesome support!

You have really fast hands!

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Yeah, I know. I like things fast! ahaha

very good quality and technique of overlapping colors my congratulations! @vaansteam

I really liked your video and the way you approached the figure of the artist, @vaansteam. The contemporary artist has many advantages in comparison to the one of yesteryear! I think that certainly the career of an artist is still very frowned upon, especially in some countries, where it is considered that he is a lazy and that he will not achieve anything. This is because there is another myth and that is that the artist achieves fame only after his death. I know of many people who please their parents and society by studying university and leaving art aside. They are frustrated people with jobs that consume his life. If you have talent, the ideal is that you work on it, that you study, you perfect yourself, that you listen to your voice. If you do this, surely the other will come with time. Nice evening and thank you for sharing your talent!

I'm glad you like the video. You're absolutely right. It has many advantages than before. It's better to do what you love. Thank you so much for the comment. Have a blessed week!

You are absolutely correct.

In my locality, that's just the way people see artists. They dont even want their children to study art in higher institution even though they know that the kid has the skill or talent. Instead of them to support them, nurture and encourage them to do better, they would want them to venture into other career and at the end, the kid will end up being frustrated because he realized his destiny so late. This is what happened to me but hopefully, am picking up now. I have left the course I studied and now fully engaged in art because I see my future there.

Thank you for sharing.
I just hope they will start valuing artists and art itself and start seeing it as a skill, profession and something worthwhile.

I hope you can pick up too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Yeah, I believe I will....

Everything starts with believing.

Have a wonderful week as well.

wow,its obviously very excellent art photography.really you are a big master of good skills photography.its always showing your art drawing.. your art videp just brilliant.how good creativity? ..my dear friend @vaansteam you are just talented..i am always like your magic art... good quality..

That is really sweet thank you so much!

Really a fantastic art as usual! I know you have a great skill of art and have patience that made you a perfect artist, always like your magic art,thanks.

Thank you @tangera you always have something nice to say!

fast hands or fast forward ... you are creative creature.

Haha life is too short to be slow

You are intelligent to control speed otherwise as well said;

Speed kills running down the mountain,
Speed kills running down the street,
Speed kills presence of mind,
Speed kills you know what I mean :p

Hi @vaansteam, I think you have struck on some very important points here and ones that I can relate to as an artist.

For many years, I avoided pursuing art as a serious endeavour due to those same misconceptions held by people around me.

It was only recently, over the last few years I decided to pursue my art work.

In terms of being talented or not, it is much like sports. Where some basic talent and ability is necessary, but to be successful, you must go through training and be disciplined.

I am hoping with the rise of the steem platform, we can have more people pursuing their passions as careers. If we remove the middle men and allow the rewards to flow directly to creators, it is a far more efficient system.

Hello @livvu, I've always avoided pursuing art because of these reasons. Steemit has helped realize my potential. I hope you keep doing what you love. Life is too short to be unhappy.

Yes you are right @vaansteam ! Btw, last time I planned to draw with charcoal for an art project I did with an ekip making documentary movie. But in the end they choose the scribbled style. I'll try drawing with charcoal another time

good job

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