What Does The Best Assignment Look Like
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by Thriving Women Artists
1M ago
We all want to have the best assignments and commissions that are right for you. But how do we work out what commissions will be like before we say yes? Today on Thriving Women Artists, Sarah, Ping and Dorien will be talking you through how they choose who to work with and which projects appeal to them and why.   KEY TAKEAWAYS For Sarah the first thing she thinks about is money. Does the assignment pay well? Are you being attached to a big to a big company who will help get your name out there? Is there good exposure? For Dorien, money or the exposure isn’ the first thing she thinks abou ..read more
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Year-End Considerations
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by Thriving Women Artists
1M ago
It’s the end of the year which means it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months and see how you’ve grown and what you could have done better. Today on Thriving Women Artists, Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be talking through their own year-end considerations and maybe from that, you will be able to use their experiences to make 2023 even better than 2022. KEY TAKEAWAYS Things might work for you now or in the past, but that doesn’t mean that they will work forever. For example, Sarah used to post on Instagram every day but now that schedule doesn’t work for her, and that’s o ..read more
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6 Insights to Help you Grow as an Artist
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by Thriving Women Artists
2M ago
Today Sarah, Ping, and Dorien will be giving you 6 insights that helped them grow as artists that will hopefully help you as well. From feeling guilty about not working every weekday morning to keeping your artistic mind fresh and ready to go when inspiration strikes, the Thriving Women Artists are here to share advice to help one stroke at a time.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Being an artist is a lifestyle. It’s a routine and part of your daily life much like exercising. There isn’t a moment when you’re going to make your big masterpiece from nowhere. It’s all the little things that you do on ..read more
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Traditional vs Digital
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by Thriving Women Artists
2M ago
Which is better, traditional analogue art or digital art? That’s the question Sarah, Ping and Dorien are here to discuss. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of both, which kind of projects suit one over the other, and as always there will be helpful tips from the trio for those who make their art digitally and those who prefer to make it traditionally.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Sarah works traditionally but uses digital tools to make corrections if she gets feedback from the publisher. This is easier because it means she doesn’t need to go back to her original artwork and scan it in again ..read more
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Ways To Make Money From Your Art
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by Thriving Women Artists
3M ago
How do you actually make money as an artist? Where can you sell your art and who are you selling it to? How can you make money in other ways? These are just some of the questions Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be answering this week on the Thriving Women Artists podcast. Not every revenue generator is right for everyone, so listen in to discover what might be the best fit for you and your art.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Dorien sees commissions and assignments as different things. Commissions are art you do for clients and are usually more creative. An assignment is more like a logo for a client or so ..read more
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Struggles of a Creative Life
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by Thriving Women Artists
3M ago
Struggles, they can be pretty universal, but how do you overcome them? That’s the topic of conversation on this week’s episode of Thriving Women Artists. Join Sarah, Ping, and Dorien as they discuss their personal struggles and how they work to overcome them. Hopefully you’ll pick up some tips and tricks that can help you in your day-to-day life.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Struggles can include, having too many ideas and not staying focused, time management and balancing work with family life, self-doubt, and not taking enough care of yourself. The first step in overcoming your struggles is to ackn ..read more
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Social Media for Artists
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by Thriving Women Artists
3M ago
Why should you be using social media as an artist? That’s the question the Thriving Women Artists will be discussing this week. Find out what platforms Ping, Sarah, and Dorien use, how they gain benefits from them, and what content you should be posting. Why not check out the links to all the podcast's social media in the bios below.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Sarah and Dorien mostly use Instagram but Ping tends to use TikTok as well as Instagram. These are primarily visual mediums which work well for artists. You can use social media to connect with other artists, gain inspiration, and discover ne ..read more
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How to Find Inspiration
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by Thriving Women Artists
3M ago
Join Ping, Sarah, and Dorien as they discuss the difference between copying and being inspired by another piece of art. As well as that you’ll hear all about the different forms of inspiration and what inspires these Thriving Women Artists. See the list of inspirations in the links below.   KEY TAKEAWAYS By copying someone else's work you can’t truly know and understand the reasoning behind the work. When Sarah copies someone else’s work she does not publish or post anything, she keeps it in her sketch book. This is a technique to learn to illustrate something that you don’t have a lot o ..read more
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First Commission Experience
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by Thriving Women Artists
3M ago
Getting your first commission is something you’ll never forget. In this episode of Thriving Women Artists, Sarah, Ping, and Dorien will talk about their first commissions, what they learned from it, and what they would do differently now. Listen in to find out what the trio would recommend you add to your first commission check-list.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Your first work might not pay very much but a little exposure can be good. It’s bad to undersell yourself but for the first few commissions most artists will make that sacrifice. It can be good to meet a client face to face and get a feel for ..read more
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Art School vs Self-Taught
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by Thriving Women Artists
3M ago
Which is a better way to learn, going to art school or self-teaching? Does one make you a better artist than the other? Is there a right way to learn how to be an artist? These are some of the topics that Ping, Sarah, and Dorien will be tackling this week on Thriving Women Artists as they look at the advantages and disadvantages of being self-taught vs going to art school. KEY TAKEAWAYS Art school isn’t this one place that you go to and learn everything. Every art school is different and you will learn different things depending on what you study and where. In some places you will learn about ..read more
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