How to Become a full time artist by Angela Chumroo
Ok here is a list :)
1st: NEVER SLEEP!!! sleep takes away from creating and marketing. If you do catnap make sure you dream of creating
2nd: Learn to use both hands and feet in case one gives out
3rd: Socialize with many other artists on many sites and fill your brain and a journal with all their helpful advice and tips
4th: Make mistakes and learn from them
5th: Invest in any and every media possible you can to experiment and find which is best for you . Unless of course you already have a favorite.
6th: LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY WELL! there are many here that are very helpful and many threads about learning. After all they are all correct when they tell you photography artwork is the hardest.
7th: Create a blog tell of your sell and post pictures on the blog of your art. Update the blog often and feature and support fellow artists.
8th: Enter contests and join groups
9th: Create contests and groups
10th: Excel your talents with lessons,advice,videos,books,and other resources.
11th: Update your portfolio regularly
12th: DONT FORGET TO EAT AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER! You need your good health to think and concentrate well.
13th: Learn full aspects of sites you join such as this.
15th: Learn how to use facebook,stumble,linked in,twitter,myspace and others as marketing tools.
16th: Learn how digital art programs how to use and how they can better you art. GIMP is free and works nicely.
17th:Pull all your hair out cause your gonna need it for the brushes they have hair loss problems and need replacements as they are full time employees.
ARE YOU TIRED YET? Marketing yourself is the by far most important part and learning how to well market yourself. There are helpful threads here also on this topic.
Now go take a nap after you go to the pharmacy and get some muscle ache medicine and Tylenol.
Have a great nap :) j/k
A week of finding out what happens in the artists brain
In the following blog article thru the week of May 10 – May 17, 2011 the artist Angela Pari Dominic Chumroo (aka) Pari D. Chumroo will cover the following:
- What happens in the brain of the modern artist as he or she works?
– What happened in the brain of an artistic genius like Leonardo Da Vinci?
– How do the brains of amateur and professional artists differ?
– Why do artists in certain times or places have certain visual tastes?
–What are artists dreams like?
–Do artists sleep a normal 8 hours?
–Do artists create during their time of sleep?
–Do artist think spontaneously before creating?
–Do artists have an closer relationship binding with others like them and what causes this?
First lets address what happens in the brain of the modern artist as he or she works. Often their work can vary depending on the atmosphere and noises they are surrounded by while working.
Atmosphere can be seen as surroundings such as things,temperatures,lighting,and smells.
Music can also play a large role in their performance.Rhythm is an elemental force in human nature. In visual art the moving brush and the wandering eye are directed toward harmonious cycles and shapes that amuse and satisfy. This rhythm is between curves and flats, protrusions and recessions, crudeness and delicacy, patterns and amorphousness, lines and forms. As in music, the list goes on.
Temperatures can vary from place to place and time to time. Heat and cold have been found to affect learning. The brain is the master control center for the body. When it is too cold or too hot, the brain is constantly reminding the body to do something about this condition instead of focusing on what the mind is trying to focus on and accomplish.
Here are a few suggestions if you are trying to complete a piece of work and your focus is disturbed by the temperatures:
**”Get a sweater,”
**”Close the window,”
** “Move to a warmer part of the room,”
** “Remove sweater.”
The pupillary light reflex is a reflex that controls the diameter of the pupil, in response to the intensity (luminance) of light that falls on the retina of the eye, thereby assisting in adaption to various levels of darkness and light, in addition to retinal sensitivity. Greater intensity light causes the pupil to become smaller (allowing less light in), whereas lower intensity light causes the pupil to become larger (allowing more light in). Thus, the pupillary light reflex regulates the intensity of light entering the eye. Therefore, the light reflected on an artists eye while creating will play a major role in the outcome of their artwork.
The perception of smell consists not only of the sensation of the odors themselves but of the experiences and emotions associated with these sensations. Smells can evoke strong emotional reactions.Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion. Smell sensations are relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, only after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated. Thus, by the time we correctly name a particular scent as, for example, ‘vanilla’ , the scent has already activated the limbic system, triggering more deep-seated emotional responses.
Tip for the day to aid in increasing brain power:
Your Instant Increase in Brain Power:
**First thing in the morning have a glass of water. Go ahead and have your coffee or whatever afterward.
**Around lunch, have another glass of water along with whatever you planned for lunch.
**Then grab a glass around 3:00 or somewhere in there, especially if you’re starting to feel like you’re slowing down.
One glass of water with supper.
These are things that happen in the brain of the modern artist as he or she works. All these listed things and many more are required by most artists in order to perform well.
Tomorrow in a new lens the topic discussed will be: What happened in the brain of an artistic genius like Leonardo Da Vinci?
Please feel free to leave comments or your insights on this topic.
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