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Are you an aspiring or established artist looking to take your skills to the next level and sell more of your work? With the right approach and a little willpower, you can turn your passion into a successful career. In this article, we’ll share some practical tips and strategies you can adopt to achieve this sooner.

Practice Every Day

Artistic skill is like a muscle that needs regular exercise to develop and strengthen. So, whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpting, or any other form of art, the key is to be persistent and stay committed to the process.

Even if you are a video editor, dedicating time each day to learning video editing tools such as InVideo, Movavi Video EditorNero Video, and others can help you refine your techniques. Experimenting with new styles and mediums, you will create more impressive and engaging video art. Besides helping you improve your skills, regular practice will give you confidence in your abilities, which can be a powerful tool in attracting buyers and standing out in the competitive world of art.

Seek Feedback

Constructive criticism can help you identify areas for improvement and give you insights into your work. Although feedback is not always easy to hear, it can be an invaluable tool for growth and development. It can also help you build a stronger connection with your audience. So, don’t be afraid to seek feedback from friends and fellow artists and, more importantly, embrace it as a crucial step towards your artistic success.

Take Art Courses and Attend Workshops

Not only do art classes and workshops provide opportunities to learn new skills, techniques, and styles from other artists, but they also offer a chance to network and connect with potential buyers and collaborators. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to sign up for the course or art workshop you’ve been eyeing; it could expand your artistic repertoire and open up the door to endless opportunities.

Build an Online Presence

Create a website, social media accounts, and an online portfolio where you can showcase your work to a wider audience, connect with fans, and even attract potential buyers from around the world. You must also go the extra mile and share your work or create engaging content with tools like Canva or Google Trends regularly — this will help you build a loyal fan base and increase your brand visibility.

Price Your Work Appropriately

Pricing too high could discourage potential buyers, while pricing too low could undervalue your work and harm your reputation in the long run. So, how do you set reasonable prices for your art pieces? Start by researching market trends, then consider your experience and skill level without forgetting the time and materials that went into creating each piece. You might also consider seeking advice from other artists or art consultants on how to adjust your prices as your career evolves.


As you plan to implement the above tips, don’t forget that building a career as an artist takes time and effort, and it’s rare to achieve overnight success. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t sell many pieces right away – keep creating and promoting your art, building your online presence, and networking with potential buyers and other industry players. Remember, success comes when you consistently perfect your skills and put your work out there to increase your chances of being discovered by the right people.

Luke Hickman is a printmaker and artist with over 15 years of experience. He studied at Norwich University, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, and has worked in both the commercial printing and digital marketing industries for over 7 years. Luke's work revolves around the idea of creating art that can illustrate a story with topics covering war, politics and history.

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