It’s never been easy to become a professional artist, but most young artists make it way more difficult on themselves than it has to be.
Yesterday, I was a guest on Noah Bradley‘s Livestream and we covered what seemed like every hot topic that professional and pre-professional artists are facing today.
- Is a traditional, brick-and-mortar art school education worth the extremely high cost?
- How important is personal style?
- How do you grow your social media following?
- What about creative burnout?
- How do you know when a painting is done?
- Which creative discipline transcends skill level, struggles and personal goals?
- Why money doesn’t always matter.
- How to deal with parents who don’t support your art.
- Why most critiques are a waste of time and energy.
And, so, SO much more…
If you’re an artist who is trying to survive in this new, weird, unpredictable, inspiring, connected world, you will not want to miss this.
Here I’ve posted both audio and video versions of the interview.
“We’ve seen a huge gap between what people think it means to be an artist and what it actually takes to work in this industry.”
I’m A Huge Fan Of Noah Bradley.
I absolutely love Noah’s paintings.
…but I’m an even bigger fan of his teaching.
Being a great artist doesn’t make someone a great teacher.
But Noah is both.
If you want to become a professional artist, Noah is the kind of communicator you really want to pay attention to.
You’re in for a real treat when you hear Noah’s perspectives on these hot topics.
One of the things I loved about this event is that it wasn’t an interview.
It was a real collaboration with Noah and all of the fantastic artists who submitted such inspiring, rant-inducing questions…
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Play/ Download The Audio Recording Of The Event:
…Or Watch The Video:
“Everything you put online is your professional face. …whatever you want that to be.”
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The Rising Stars Of Animation (ArtCast #59)
The Five Lies Of Creative Block (Paper Wings #12)
How To Gather Healthy Critique Groups and Collaborators (Paper Wings #22)
Our ‘Frankenstein’ Art School Recommendations:
Concept Design Academy (Bill Perkins’ and Ed Li’s courses especially)
Please share your thoughts on any or all of the hot topics Noah and I addressed in the Q&A…