Staying Organized Helps Me with Apartment Hunting

Apartment hunting can be a lot of fun. It can also take awhile to do if a person does not do a little research to find just the right place that makes them happy. That is why I do a lot of research about Tampa Florida apartments online. It allows me to find a good place to live more easily and in a better-organized fashion.

The first thing that I do when I start on my search, is to look at the location. I do not drive, so I need to find things that near my job and a lot of local places that I can get to easily on foot or by bike. I also make sure that there is a bus line close by because there will be days when it is raining or very cold out and walking and biking are not a good mode of transportation on those days. Continue reading →

Choosing A Career As A Makeup Artist

Makeup is a skilled art when you use a host of cosmetics like paints, powders and lacquers to provide a desired and meaningful appearance. It is also compared to the fine art of painting, when you project cosmetics as your paints and your beautiful face as a canvas! In fact, they are considered as skilled person who knows every trick and secrets of successful makeup. Makeup experts also know all the finer techniques and minute details that can give your face a wonderful appearance.

Experts who work on makeup are many invisible persons behind the screen, who were so successful in creating perfect looking and beautiful models. These makeup artists have created some of the most stunning models and movie actresses over the past several decades. These people know how to create a presentable face depending on the given situation and chosen scenarios. There are many successful makeup artists behind all famous actresses and glamour models.

These facial artist usually works in television, film and glamour industry, and usually applies makeup and arranges face and hair for artists, performers and presenters. Some of the techniques that are mastered by a dedicated makeup expert are:

1. Basic makeup and beauty techniques

2. Hair style and Hair-do techniques and

3. Barbering techniques.

Makeup designers and artists work on a round the clock basis to research and design techniques needed for a particular show or event. In the meantime, they will liaise and coordinate with the event managers, producers and directors to get the overall picture of the proposed show or event. Small time makeup artists may own their own tools and gadgets that are needed for the makeup work, while big time experts will have their fixed budget designed to carry out the assigned work.

Most makeup artist usually works in production houses, beauty salons, in retail stores, in large hotels, on cruise liners, in stage shows and also for fashion shows. Seasoned ones are smarter and will have the ability:

1. To enjoy working with people

2. To have a strong aptitude for everything that is there to visual sense and a creative imagination

3. To be able to get the best out of people

4. To display an uncanny attitude of perfection and excellence

5. To suggest people the type of appearance and look they want

6. To display an indefatigable strength, stamina and concentration

7. To cope up with work pressure

8. To be very methodical and accustomed to the fine art of makeup

9. To be able to work as a team member

These artist forms an inseparable part of a multi-billion dollar, entertainment and glamour industry. Whether you’re looking for an ordinary makeup artist or an experienced professional, you can expect only the best in the cosmetic industry, which is to look pleasingly beautiful and stunningly attractive!

As more and more people aspire to look smart and presentable, the need for a good makeup artist is perceived by them as an immediate necessity and a matter of priority.

On Becoming An Artist

How does one become an artist? It makes sense to start with this broad topic, rather than the fundamentals of drawing, painting, etc, because this is the basic framework for everything else. To say that a person is “born” to be an artist is a romanticized cop-out. Some people may have a greater aptitude for learning the craft, but the inclination towards art is shaped by a person’s experiences and the influences they encounter in life. I could easily be a jockey today if I had grown up around the race track. Instead I grew up in an environment where artistic and intellectual pursuits were encouraged.

In it’s most basic form, the desire to create art is all that’s really needed in the beginning. But to pursue art as your life’s work, to be a “serious” artist, requires a well-rounded foundation, one built upon a broad range of knowledge and experiences.

Art reflects the world around us, and often the world within us. The old advice to “paint what you know” is certainly valid, but just what do you know? Most take this maxim to mean that you must paint or draw your backyard, your neighbor or your dog. I “know” these things too, but I also “know” history, literature and mythology. I have traveled in a number of countries; I have been in the military. I know my life, and I know something of myself, too. This knowledge is reflected in my work.

Writers are encouraged to write as much as possible from their own experiences so that it sounds authentic. Why should a visual artist be any different?

The wider the range of your knowledge and experiences, the deeper and broader your art will become. Exposure to great works of literature and philosophy have given me new ways to look at life and the world, as well as giving me ideas for new artwork. It has allowed me to see how others have viewed these things before me. Some artists have been optimistic; others cynical; but every age has had both optimists and cynics, demonstrating a continuity in human affairs. Both art and psychology tell us that whatever you feel, others have felt the same way you have. The more you read and study, the more you’ll see this too.

The more well-rounded a person you are, the finer an artist you’ll be. It’s “cross-training” at its most intellectual level. This also applies at the more technical level, when developing the actual skills for creating art. To create fine art requires mental focus, patience, discipline, superb hand-eye coordination, well-honed decision-making and problem-solving skills. It requires you to be a good student, one who knows how to study and practice. It also demands the ability to look at your work objectively, not an easy task. I spent a year or two playing and studying chess many years ago, and found that it improved my drawing ability, probably because chess demands so much concentration and foresight. And if you are an artist that works in a representational style, try studying and working in a more abstract style for a while, and vice versa. You’ll gain a greater understanding of both.

Da Vinci and Michelangelo were remarkably well-rounded individuals who could think logically, practically and analytically, thanks to their activities in engineering, architecture and the sciences. They applied these skills to their art, and the results speak for themselves. I can think of no better proof for my contention than of these two extraordinary men.

I think it would be helpful now to address the merits of being a formally trained artist, as opposed to being a self-taught artist, such as myself. There can be no doubt that a school trained artist has a considerable advantage over one self-taught; you have someone knowledgeable to ground you in proper technique and help you to correct your mistakes. The self-taught artist must go to great effort to be as constructively critical of his work as he can, concentrating extra effort on the areas in which he is weak, something that will be difficult for some.

But I think all students are ultimately self-taught; no one can make the effort for you. And I have seen many works by academically trained artists that are so formulaic that they look like they came out of a paint-by-the-numbers kit. The self-taught student may fall into improper practices if he isn’t careful, but he may be freer in his artistic expression than his school trained friend. Keep in mind that Van Gogh was largely self-taught, receiving only minimal classroom instruction.

I don’t want to scare anyone away from pursuing art; as I said before, all you need to start with is the desire to start. But gradually, bit by bit, you may find that expanding your sphere of knowledge and experience will improve the quality of your work, and your life. This all reminds me of the criticism that students have perennially made — why should I study geometry, French. Latin, etc., when I’m going to wash dishes or mow grass for a living? You’re right — you don’t need these studies for everyday accomplishments. But creating fine art is not an everyday accomplishment –it is an extraordinary endeavor that requires extraordinary abilities. I hope that my thoughts here can be of help to you in developing these skills.

Art Work And Paintings From Daniel Hesidence Artist At The Saatchi Gallery

Daniel Hesidence describes his work as a process of decoding consciousness. Working from a memory bank of visual information his practice is based on an intuitive negotiation of imagination through tangible media, narrating the sluices of thought through spontaneous and unmediated painterly response. Often working on several canvases simultaneously, each image feeds into and progresses from a continuous dialogue. In Untitled, the form of a horse dissipates into a torrential abstracted field. Painted with restrained energy, raw emotions of power and sexuality are tempered through Hesidence’s romantic palette and sybaritic brushwork. Rendered in monumental scale, Untitled is arresting in its passive grandeur; its dramatic climax is emitted with an unsettling elegance and rarefied potency.

Daniel Hesidence’s most recent body of work. Shifting from the lyrical eclecticism of his FARM and Post FARM paintings, 1 7 3 6 is forceful in its visual intensity. Mimicking the flickering seduction of fire, Hesidence presents an entanglement of colour that dances across the canvas with effulgent brilliance. Punctuating deep greens and cool violets with radiant white highlights, Hesidence’s 1736 conveys both a spectral luminosity and sculptural depth. Giving physical form to ethereal sentiment, Hesidence’s impassioned gestures and gaseous hues transpire as a consuming field of meditative fixation.

Daniel Hesidence’s canvases ebb towards the transcendental. In negotiating visual articulation Hesidence reconvenes with an elusive and long-forgotten collective experience. In Untitled, Hesidence’s grid-like composition dissembles with chaotic uncertainty as tranquil hues of opposing colour converge with awkward grace. Hesidence’s paintings possess a synaesthetic quality: their visual surfaces conjure sensual associations of sound, touch, motion and scent. Describing the totality of perceptual experience through paint, Hesidence’s work strives to evoke a deeper lever of shared consciousness.

Creativity And The Artist

The artist’s inspiration has been the object of wonder and misconception ever since early Man created the first painted images on the walls of his caves thousands of years ago. In truth, there is nothing mystical about creative thought; the average person uses it in his daily life to solve everyday problems, just as the engineer, scientist and architect employ it in their professions. And to expand the mind’s ability to conjure new ideas can be accomplished by simply learning to break free of restrictive ways of thinking, and by exposure to new and stimulating experiences.

Everyone falls into a mental rut sometimes, where habit takes over. But habit is the enemy of creative thinking! You have to open your mind to new ways of experiencing and perceiving in order to gain fresh ideas. There are many established ways to improve your ability to think creativity. To begin with, you should always strive to avoid time-worn cliches; for the visual artist, this could mean taking a common subject, such as a still-life, and injecting some new element into it that normally wouldn’t be associated with that subject. Consider my painting “Voodoo”, found on my website. Instead of the usual flowers and vase, I have used an African ceremonial mask and a human skull, adding a darker twist to the traditional still-life genre.

Many innovative ideas originate in the subconscious mind. Therefore dreams have often been the source of new ideas for the artist, and for Surrealists such as Salvador Dali they were usually the main source of inspiration. Sometimes the mind can be stimulated simply by drawing or painting in a different location than usual. I often find walking or pacing helps me to think and sort out any confusion in my mind. Trying your hand at other fields of artistic expression, such as writing or music, can give you new perspectives. Literature and film can also be rich sources of ideas. I found that studying poetry helped me to draw more upon the subconscious, and to gain a greater appreciation of the principles that are common to all art forms.

One of the greatest obstacles to creativity is conformity. Don’t allow yourself to be restricted by what is socially or culturally acceptable; society encourages uniformity of thought and attitude–this is the death of creative thought! Follow your own instincts, believe in your own view and perceptions; don’t be afraid to be provocative if that is what your concept demands. Look at my works “The Lady Of Ill Repute” and “The Years”–certainly not everyone’s idea of beauty. But beauty can be found in the truth expressed in these women’s faces and in their lives, like the beauty found in the ruins of a forgotten temple. In these women one sees the scars of past experience and the price that time exacts from the human soul. In short, they tell a good story, something art should always strive to do.

It is a great mistake to think that every idea that you arrive at should be a good one. The creative process is by nature somewhat chaotic–this naturally means that some of your ideas, perhaps most of them, are simply bad. This is fine! Even a bad idea can be of value, as it may lead you to make an unconscious connection that eventually matures into something useful. In fact, sometimes deliberately coming up with a bad concept can open the mind to something better. It’s all a matter of making unconscious associations.

I have come to believe that there is no truly original idea. Everyone builds upon the work of others. Consider Van Gogh’s style: his use of color comes from the Impressionists; the hard outlines and flat forms from Japanese woodcuts; his everyday subject matter from earlier artists like Millet. Perhaps his fluid brushwork is his only personal contribution to his distinctive style. But by blending these different elements he came up with something totally unique and personal. This is an example of combining influences. And there are other approaches, such as modifying, maximizing, minimizing, substituting, rearranging, reversing, exaggerating and separating.

Inspiration is always an uncertain commodity; some people will always have the advantage over the rest of us when it comes to innovative thinking. But everyone can expand their capacity for creative thought by ridding themselves of old ways of thinking, and by exposure to new experiences. However, it isn’t always necessary to be clever; the most important consideration for the artist is to have something to say, and to say it well. I hope that the methods discussed here will help you to do just that.

Wish You Were A Professional Artist? Quit Wishing And Read These 8 Tips To Becoming A Pro Artist

Being an artist for many years, owning an art dealer business representing multiple artists in Los Angeles, and being employed by the world’s largest fine art instruction school have enlightened me on the finer points of what an amateur artist must do if they desire to make a living as a professional artist.

The following rules are addressed to becoming a professional fine artist working in the medium of paint. However these tips can really be applied to any medium of art, whether it be painting, poetry, or music.

It is my sincere wish that these pointers aid in your journey as a working artist!

Rule #1: Know the Underlying Basics and Fundamentals of Your Craft.

For many many years I “played” the guitar and bass without having a clue how to read notes, scales, modes, keys, etc. After learning music theory my music was much better and I was far more productive.

Before I was aware and had in my arsenal all of the basics and fundamentals of music I had ready all sorts of excuses as to why I couldn’t make a song I was writing sound proper. I was so tired, and today was just a plain good old fashioned bad day, and I was not in the mood, my muse left me, etc etc etc.

As a result since I had no clue WHY I did what I did when creating music I could never reach that state of being cause over my music, let alone professional in anyway.

Information, knowledge, data, has been, and unless the world turns inside out in the future, will always be power. You cannot only rely on your natural ability, you have to know the WHY (all the basics and fundamentals) behind the scenes of your art.

Take art lessons. If you are of the opinion that your skills are past this stage then you need to find a good mentor.

Rule #2: You Will Learn How to Market Both You and Your Art.

In my time as an art dealer and gallery owner I have witnessed this same phenomena time and time again.

Two comparable pieces of art, each created by two different artists. One sells for $500 and the other for $10,000.

Why?

It has and will always come down to marketing and sales skill. One artist painted and displayed work in a gallery as the sole means of promoting.

The other artists would do promotional actions like press releases highlighting their new work, they had a professional website, they got interviews with art magazines, they networked with other artists, art professionals, and art enthusiasts, they got their work published in a coffee table books or calendars.

The outlets to make your artwork known are infinite, the point being, you are going to have to learn this skill of marketing so that you can apply it to yourself as an artist and to your artwork.

You could always hope that you create such an incredible work of art that the buzz created just by your painting will have the public beating down the door with cash in hand.

However that takes the responsibility of your success out of your hands and places it into the hands of the public.

When it comes to art, the public can be a very fickle entity indeed.

Do you want anything fickle in charge of your success?

Rule #3: Do Not Succumb to Fear of Rejection or Failure.

Everyone has heard some variation of the story about the author who has a closet full of manuscripts that have never been read by another soul due to fear of rejection.

The duplicate scenario can happen to artist dealing in the visual arts.

Many successful painters still do not view their own work to be perfect. So if you wait till your work is “perfect” then you may very well be dead of old age before perfection happens.

Don’t be afraid to get your work out there. People will love your work, hate your work, see it as mediocre, or see it as the beginning of a new renaissance.

Taste in art differs widely and you will never win over everybody.

Rule #4: You Will Give the Critics ZERO Attention.

I am not referencing just the art critic, but also referring to those people who are plain negative and give off that “suck the life out of you” vibe. A lot people on this planet are miserable and they like to drag others down with them.

Some are overt in your face, “you’ll never be any good.” At least they are easy to spot.

The worst are the ones that give back handed compliments or deftly slide that needle of criticism into the conversation by use of passive aggressive means.

‘That last painting that you made was MUCH better than this one, I don’t intend to be rude BUT.., That is very good work for a student, but there is soooooo much competition out there in the professional world,’ etc etc.

Of course if you called them on it they would profess innocence, say that you are over reacting, that they were just kidding. Don’t buy it.

If you can, just don’t associate with these people, if they are our family don’t talk about your art work with them. Hopefully you are an aspiring artist because you love to make art, not due to some misguided attempt to impress your family.

If you have no choice in being around these people just recognize that they are just lonely unhappy people, and above all, do not take it personally.

The only critique one should listen to is your professional drawing or painting instructor.

And be wary of that as well, make sure that at the same time they are critiquing your work that they are also showing you how to improve.

Rule #5: Speaking of Art Instructors, You Will Choose a Good One.

My wife originally came to America as a foreign student from Canada to study visual art in college.

My wife’s first semester involved taking basic sketching and panting classes.

She arrived eager to learn the fundamentals of the visual arts, line drawing, tones, use of color, proportion, and the use of light and shadow.

Instead she received a lot of airy fairy over significant mumbo jumbo. The main technique taught was the ‘if it feels good then do it’ technique.

No substantial techniques were taught to the students simply because the instructors did not know them, or if they did they knew ABOUT them, but didn’t really KNOW them!

When choosing any art school, whether it be painting, dance, music, acting, please PLEASE choose one that teaches the fundamentals and basics of the art.

Speak with your potential art instructor, Make sure that you inspect their work AND their students art as well.

Ask the potential teacher how they go about teaching the basics to a new student.

Rule #6: You Must Learn to Sell (or find someone who can and will)

The odds are, if you work is displayed anywhere where people can view it someone will come along who likes it, maybe even love it.

The problem comes in convincing them that they love your painting more than they love their money.

This is not as hard as it looks. All you have to do is handle any of the potential customers objectives and interest them continually in your work and in you as the artist.

If you absolutely think that selling your art work is demeaning to the concept of art that it totally fine. There is still a way to be an artist and not have to live in your mothers basement. You have to enlist someone who will do it for you.

Rule #7. Learn to Harness the Power of the Internet.

Take a peak at ebay or even the google search engine and enter in ‘original artwork’ into the search box. You will see hundreds of paintings from artists selling their work online.

Type in ‘fine artists’ into any search engine and you will find professional websites featuring professional artists.

There are a few websites that even act as an online art gallery and will display and sell your work online for you for a cut of the sale.

The world wide web happens to be a splendid way to show of your artwork, garner brand recognition, and to dissiminate your art to a massive international audience.

Rule #8: You Will Not Get Weird About Art and Money.

I know some of you cringe when it comes to selling your art for money, or that some of these tips might sound a little too business like, with words like brand recognition, professional, selling and marketing.

Like it or not, if someone exchanges money for your art you have entered into the field of business.

When you come to this fork in your career as an artist you can take one of two paths.

Path one, never sell your art for money, continue to work at your day job and keep art as a hobby. Perfectly acceptable. Many people do this across the world and lead happy lives.

Path two, realize that your art is providing someone with a product that they will adore for years to come, You created something original. Nothing in this world is it’s exact duplicate.

For this you will receive money in exchange. This will help you concentrate on creating more works of art as you may have to work less hours at a ‘real’ job. Maybe you will get to the point of not having to work that ‘real’ job at all!

Michelangelo was commissioned by the Vatican to do his work in the Sistine Chapel. He was paid quite handsomely for it.

He was also commissioned by Florence to create the statue of David.

Artists can create wonderful enduring works and should rightfully be exchanged properly with.

Well my friends, there they are, the 8 rules,tips,precepts, that you as an artist need to follow if you are going to make it as a professional artist.

Artists’ Biographies on Film – Top Movies about Visual Artists

Visual artists biographies is a popular theme in the movie world. Moviemakers have always been fascinated by visual artists biographies, especially if it includes struggle with insanity, drug addiction or social conventions. In addition, it gives them an opportunity to depict original or resurrected artworks on the big screen.

Here you can read about some of the most interesting movies about visual artists biographies.
Lust for Life directed by Vincente Minnelli in 1952

Vincent Van Gogh biography had gained several cinematic adaptations. Lust for Life with Kirk Douglas as the struggling artist is one of the most notable. The movie is based on a best selling book by Irving Stone, who also authored The Agony and the Ecstasy about Michelangelo, which also had appeared on the silver screen.

If you are a fan of Van Gogh artwork, you would enjoy watching Last for Life, which features almost 200 of Van Goghs original paintings. However, if you are familiar with Kirk Douglas previous filmographic, seeing him as a tortured Dutch painter might take a little adjustment. Another recommended film about Van Gogh is Robert Altmans Vincent and Theo from 1990.

Surviving Picasso directed by James Ivory in 1996

Like Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso image made him an iconic figure outside the artistic circles. While Van Gogh symbolizes the self destructive, manic depressive artist who achieves success only after his death, Picasso represents the misanthropic and womanizer artist. Picasso infamous relationship with women is the focus of this Merchant and Ivory film. The story is told from the eyes of Picasso mistress Francoise Gilot and features only reproductions of Picasso works. With Anthony Hopkins talent and his physical resemblance to Picasso, Surviving Picasso manages to create an unflattering portrait of an artist as a cruel, self centered genius.

Girl with Pearl Earring directed by Peter Webber in 2003

Comparing to Van Gogh and Picasso, Vermeers biography is less known and less controversial. Therefore Girl with Pearl Earring is much more restrained and delicate. The movie focuses on a short period in Vermeers life in which he was painting the portrait of his young low class maid. Although Girl with Pearl Earring does not avoid filmic conventions by over dramatizing Vermeers painting process, the movie is worth watching if only for its artistic design, which success in evoking Vermeers perception of light and color.

Basquiat directed by Julian Schnabel in 1996

The most common critique against movies that deals with visual arts is the way they depict the creation process. Therefore, there were big expectations from Basquiat, which was directed by the celebrated painter Julian Schnabel. Schnabel did well in depicting Jean Michelle Basquiat rise and fall story in less the predictable manner we have seen millions time before. However, the only reason to watch Basquiat is David Bowie plays the role of Andy Warhol.

Frida directed by Julie Taymor in 2002

Like most of the visual artists who had their life story appear on the silver screen, Frida Kahlo carried an unusual biography, which includes bus accident, problematic marriage, and an affair with Leon Trotsky. Like Van Gogh, Picasso and Jackson Pollock, who was the subject of a biopic from 2000, Frida Kahlo was an icon long before Frida was released, but the 123 minutes film did help to strength her position as a feminist idol and probably the most famous woman painter of the 20 century. Frida tries its best to integrate Frida Kahlo life story with her painting and the result is very colorful and pleasant, but still does not stay far enough from the conventions of depicting artists on film.

Create a Cutting Edge Marketing Campaign With a Brochure Printing For Visual Artists

In today’s competitive business world, it is vitally important to make your company stand out from your competitors. By using insightful marketing strategies, you can help people get a real feel for your business and gain an understanding of the services you offer. This is where brochure printing for visual artists can help to highlight the very best of your company.

Make Use of the Best Imagery and Graphics to Showcase the Talent Within Your Company

It makes perfect sense to create something that is aesthetically and artistically stunning when creating promotional materials. This gives potential customers an insight into the quality and variety of products available. Brochure printing for visual artists should highlight the talent and top quality service offered by your company, giving you an advantage over other companies within the same field of business. When selecting the images and graphics, use of as many different types, sizes and shapes should be included to highlight the versatility of your company.

Think About Other Ways to Display the Quality of Service Delivered By Your Company

Your business may already have created promotional materials without even realizing. Something as humble as a drinking mug that has company produced graphics on it can become an effective marketing tool that can help your business stand out from your competitors. Other ideas that can be employed are key rings and bookmarks both of which are relatively easy to create. They can be mentioned in the brochure printing for visual artists, helping potential customers have first-hand access to the amazing services offered by your company.

Make the Pricing System Clear

A good method to employ in the creation of a pricing system is to present it in a straightforward list format. Use graphics and images alongside each service offered and its price; this has a great impact, giving the customer a clear idea and vision of what to expect from each service you offer. If you use a company to help you in the creation process that specializes in brochure printing for visual artists, they can provide some useful tips and techniques to get the most out of your promotional materials.

Include Information on How to Place an Order

So now, you’ve attracted the customer and they’ve made a decision about what they’d like to purchase; now you need to inform them about how to place an order. The inclusion of an order form within any brochure printing for visual artists will help make the order process clear and straightforward for your customer. Making this part of the process easier for your customers will help secure a sale. Payment methods and estimated shipping times are useful information to include here. A customer may want to place an order in person, so providing information about how to do this will enhance the customer experience.

Visual Artists – How to Deal With Criticism of Your Artwork by Artists and Those Dear to You

Working almost every day to improve as a visual artist in photography, digital art, and painting has required me to expand to new mediums and experiment with new subjects and styles however experimentation alone is not enough for rapid growth and significantly improved artwork.

Some people recommend having a mentor or instructor to critique your work, but one is often either unaffordable or unavailable. It is much more practical to join one or more art communities or participate in a forum belonging to one of the print on demand art services that the artist is uploading artwork to. In those sites, one can receive feedback from multiple users.

Of course family and friends will often share their views on what is or is not good about your artwork too. That is all great, but we must take care to weigh the advice given according to who is giving it.

Family and friends are most likely not art experts so the advice might not be very accurate. They all have a separate subjective point of view of what is right and that may not agree with your desire for an artwork.

When you create a new artwork, you are in your creative space not your friends, family or other artists so you must be in charge of the artwork and only be ready for specific constructive criticism toward the end of the creation process.

Think about how a novel writer does a book. The writer determines the main plot and basic characters and finishes the first draft before showing it to others to read and give feedback. Likewise your artwork should be mostly complete before getting feedback or the changes may cause the work to lose your unique creative touch.

Be aware of prejudice when taking advice from others especially friends and family. Quite a few people dislike certain subjects, mediums, and styles and no matter how good those are done, they will not like your work. Do you really want to get that? Some common ones are traditionalist painters dislike for photography and photographer’s dislike for photo-manipulation art. I can’t say how common these views are, but I’ve interacted with people who thought like that. When you discover that a friend or family member has one of these biases, just don’t go out of your way to show them your work in those mediums. Let them know where online they can find your work if they’re interested and leave it at that.

Be ready to agree to disagree as well. If someone gives you specific advice and it doesn’t meet your vision, it is better to just keep the idea in mind for next time. Do not be afraid to ask for and get feedback from friends, family and other artist, but remember who is really in charge of your artwork.

Christopher Johnson is a visual artist who works in photography, photo-manipulation, computer generated art, oil painting, acrylic painting, portraits, etc. He has been selling fine art online since 2007 and is available for art commissions and licensing. His favorite subject is flower and nature art and he enjoys creating digital portraits.

Visual Artists in the Web

There are a lot of artist who have the ingenuity in creating visual arts. These artists go into the process of having a vision, of getting their pencils, coloring tools, and just putting that vision into expression. After finishing that emotional expression, a masterpiece is now created.

Visual artists (drawing/paint artist) can always create stunning works of art which seem to make our day just by seeing their beauty. Therefore, these artists can always create eye catching drawings.

Visual artists in the web are called web designers but being artists like them doesn’t always happen instantly. Aside from having a beautiful eye, designs they produce must also have a good interface system that will make it easy to use, navigate, explore and will guide website visitors browsing their website.

A web designer is not just a good visual artist. For a web designer, producing good looking web designs with deep meaning is not enough, they design more than a beautiful piece of art, they need to catch the one surfing their website’s eye. Some designers though, just want to make designs purely for artistic presentation, some for information, and others just for experience. For example, a web designer who wants to promote a product needs to convert his/her visitors to clients, so they don’t just create it with beautiful combination of texts and pictures; and it should also be readable and informative to the website visitor. A good web designer should be able to help you in assessing the following:

1. What identity will be conveyed for your website?

2. What will the function of your website be?

3. How can it effectively communicate information that you intend to ?

Proficient web site designer needs to work on the kind of site that resembles the site you have in mind for your company; this is for him to able to design/develop your site effectively

In today’s competitive world a site should be designed by a competitive web designer. Being a good visual artist is not enough; as an artist, he should be able to give his clients an affirmative return on their client’s investment. As graphic artist they must either come into the interview with a good sense of what your business is about, or will at least be eager to adapt to your instructions. He must be an open minded professional and will not dismiss any of your questions as insignificant to the design you want your site to be, so you as the owner of the business will understand the process when you don’t agree on something. When it comes to pricing, he should also be able to give you a reasonable estimate on how long it will take to complete the project, and at what cost.