Creating 101: How to Become an Artist
This how to become an artist guide is full of all of the resources you need to learn how to improve your art, crafting, and design skills; as well as make money with your work.
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Part I: Improving Your Skills
So you want to learn how to become an artist? Let me help you. This section covers all you need to know to improve your art, crafting, and design skills. Keep practicing and creating. Every day. You’ll be surprised by how much your work improves. When you are ready; check out Part II to learn how to make money with your creative work.
Color Theory 101
One of the first things you learn when you discover how to become an artist is color theory. Choosing, and using, the right colors in your art, crafting, and design work is important. This Color Theory post covers color choice, color mixing, and includes a free printable color wheel,
Top Typography Tips
Typography is defined as the art and technique of arranging type to make the written language readable and beautiful. Whether you are an artist, crafter, or desiger; chances are you will use type in your work. My Typography Tips post covers how to use type correctly, as well as common mistakes.
How to Create a Brand Identity
Knowing how to create a brand identity is one of the most important lessons you can learn as a creative. My post on Brand Identity covers how to create your own brand.
Logo Design 101
Your logo is an important part of your creative business and brand identity. My post on Logo Design will show you how to create your own unique logo for your business.
Creative Resume Design
A creative resume is a resume that deviates from a standard black and white printed resume. Artists, crafters, and designers have the opportunity to showcase their work with a Creative Resume. If you are looking at applying for a creative position, consider creating a creative resume.
How to Master Your Craft
In this post I teach you how to Master Your Craft, and improve your creative work. The more you practice, the more your work will improve.
Part II: Make Money Creating
I believe that you can make money (and gain financial independence) doing what you love. My goal is to help YOU become a successful artist, crafter, and/or designer. Whether you are a hobby crafter or full time artist; I can guide you. This section is full of information to help you build your creative business, and make money creating.
Starting a Craft Business
My guide to Starting a Craft Business covers the ins and outs of building your own creative business. You’ll learn what types of creative businesses are out there, as well as how to start your own creative business.
Craft Businesses that Make Money
When you first learn how to become an artist you’ll find that there are numerous ways to make money with your art, crafts, and designs. My post Craft Businesses that Make Money covers all of the unique ways you can make money with your creative work.
Hot Craft Ideas to Sell
My post Hot Craft Ideas to Sell is a cheat sheet of ideas for unique items that you can make and sell. Use these ideas as a springboard for coming up with your own creative product ideas.
Fabric Design with Spoonflower
If you are interested in surface pattern design, you might want to read this post. Spoonflower offers a unique opportunity for artists and crafters to create one of a kind pieces with fabric. This is a great way to test the market with your designs.
How to Build a Portfolio Website
A portfolio website and/or blog is a great way to promote and grow your creative work. My tutorial on How to Build a Blog will take you step by step through the process of creating your own website.
How to Build an Online Store
An online store is a great way to sell your own art, crafts, and designs. This post covers how to build a WordPress WooCommerce Storefront. It’s easier than you think.