Tips on How To Be Productive As An Artist
Productivity is key to improving your skill as an artist. No matter what your medium is, one of the secrets to becoming a successful artist is to create artwork consistently. It can be tough to stay motivated, but with a little organization, you can make productivity a habit. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Create a weekly routine: Try different routines for your creative process and decide what will you accomplish each session. You could choose a day each week to collect and study new ideas for the next artwork. This step might also help you to stay inspired. Depending on how much free time you have, you might want to add between 2-4 days each week to make the artwork. Or perhaps between 15-50 hours each week.
- Keep your work area always ready: After choosing an artwork idea, decide which techniques and tools will you use and make sure everything you need is clean and ready.
- Track your time per week and per artwork: Decide how much time you want to spend on your art per week. Write your progress in an artist diary to make sure you are investing enough time in your passion.
- Sketch, and make color studies: When you study the scene, sketch it, and try different colors. This will help you to avoid making mistakes and you’ll enjoy the creative process more.
How Fast Can You Increase Your Productivity?
To summarize, it may take time until you find your routine. However, productivity doesn't necessarily mean that you need a strict schedule. In essence, it is more about whether or not you're investing enough time in your art to see the result you want. Moreover, how can you improve that? Each creative process is different and what might work for one artist might not work for another.
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