How Do I Find my Art Style?

How Do I Find my Art Style?

Finding your own art style is super difficult.

Like it’s fun...

But then it has the nerve to become frustrating as time goes on.

Like really, art ability. I’m giving my right hand the side-eye right now.

You start looking at other artists that you admire (or envy). Let’s be real at this point it may be more envy than admiration. They’re art style is top notch and you could recognize it a mile away.

9 Ways to Make Your Art Stand Out! (Online & IRL)

9 Ways to Make Your Art Stand Out! (Online & IRL)

You know what I’m in the mood for?

Leaving you guys with some dope ways to expand your art into real-life and online situations. I’m talking about increasing your art presence so that people can see the amazing visuals you create!

Now before you start thinking of all the reasons why you think you can’t do this, read this list of common procrastination thoughts from my head:

Why is this important?

Why is this not important? Okay that came off a bit too aggressive. I’ll explain:

if a tree falls down in a forest and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound? It does...but since no one witnessed it, it virtually doesn’t have any sound.

Basically this silly analogy I've shamelessly made, ties in with you like this:

Without an audience, your art doesn’t exist to the world.

Your art is real of course and not a hypothetical fallen tree out in the middle of nowhere (AKA "in the cut"). 

I want your art to have a voice and to be acknowledged so that is what we’ll be working on today!

How I Grew My Instagram Following and Helped My Audience Find Me!

How I Grew My Instagram Following and Helped My Audience Find Me!

You ever just look at your Instagram feed and think,

“why do I only have X amount of followers? So-and-so has [insert crazy long number] of followers and I know my stuff is x10 better than that!”

I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve been there and occasionally am there.

So before you get to read about how to grow your Instagram following I’m going to need you to do something for me, but mainly for yourself:

Stop comparing yourself to others.

It’s so easy to want to be envious. It’s so easy to want to compare yourself to someone. If you are anything like me, you end up spending more time comparing yourself to someone else instead of learning new techniques from them.

Learning is the key.

Once you start looking at other artists as teachers instead of direct competitors you’ll be more open to trying new ideas!

How Portfolio Creative helped me transitioned out of my 9-5 and into my digital design career

How Portfolio Creative helped me transitioned out of my 9-5 and into my digital design career

This agency gave me the break I needed to get into the creative industry for graphic design. If you are in the same position I was (as in stuck at a unrelated day job) here are a few tips that helped me transition into what I actually wanted to do and maybe it'll work for you too.