Being an artist can be full of distractions, which means that you may not get a lot of work done in the run of a day. This is fine when you are exploring, or when you are creating art for fun. However, if you want to make a living as an artist, you need to look at being more productive.
There are many ways that an artist can become more productive. There will be ways that work for you that won’t work for someone else. The one thing that you should avoid as an artist is taking shortcuts, as shortcuts can ruin the whole art work. Here are some tips to be more productive as an artist.
1. Make Art Daily
Making art daily teaches you new skills and how to create art faster. Many artists use a 15 minute to a half an hour challenge every day to push their skills. It can be hard knowing what to create, but you can create a list of ideas, concepts, and inspirations that make it easier to have an idea for every day.
2. Time Block
Time blocking has been used for centuries by artists, scientists, and others to get their best work done. The science behind time blocking is that you allow yourself the time to enter the state of flow. This state of flow allows you to enter your peak performance state. As an artist, you should set aside time that you are only going to create art in. While this may not make you a faster artist, you will get more work done.
If you are going to sell art, you should also make time to sell it. Remember that you need to have the art work done before you make time to sell the piece.
3. Treat Art Like a Job
Many artists have day jobs, and these jobs take up a lot of energy and time. When you want to be an artist who makes money from your art works, you need to treat your art like a job. Make a schedule for your art business and do the work. There could be a million other things that you would like to be doing, but you need to get around to working on your art at some point.
4. Organize the Work Area
Before you start, you should have all the supplies you need to complete the art work out. This means that you won’t need to stop to get something.
Being a productive artist is important for anyone who wants to make a living as an artist. Lowering the quality of your art work can save you time, but you should create the best art works that you can.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.