Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Study to Become a Professional Artist on My Own?

January 8, 2015 4:08 PM

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"I am 23 years old, and I'm a beginning visual artist. I really want to get to a professional level, but I have no idea how to teach myself to get to that level. I can't afford to go to art school and I don't have much money for local classes and workshops. Is there any way I could do this on my own?"

At an individual level, there are a number of initiatives you can take to begin to train yourself. Most importantly, you have to invest many hours of daily practice over a period of several years. Don't be too precious with your work. Instead, maintain a high production rate so that you are churning...

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