This art articles archive will inform you about everything you need to know about the art world. From creative endeavors to professional work in the field. Learn more about freelancing, art fundamentals, the market, and much, much more.

Anthropomorphism, how to turn a creature into a character

Anthropomorphism. To those that don’t use English as their first language, it is quite the word. As a Dutchy, I thought it was a word for a specific era. Like the Jurassic, the Devonian, or the Phanerozoic. Yes No, I know, they’re not all eras, They’re in fact a period, another period, and an eon. But that’s exactly my point. Anthropomorphism sounds like something it’s not to someone that’s not English and/or doesn’t know too much about expensive words like these. But as you may have guessed already: Anthropomorphism is the art of turning an animal into a human-like being. So how do you do that?

How to time and price your artworks

Time is money, I’m sure that you heard this one before. And that’s the simple answer. You chose to make money from your art. There is only one way to survive with that, and that’s to make a decent amount of money. This counts for any profession. In my personal opinion that should at least be your minimum wage from the point that you start your business.
However, there are many nuances. And how do you measure how long an artwork takes anyway?

The wonderful world of weird plant features ~ Archive

The wonderful world of weird plant features. Here we are, the conclusion and archive of those support articles. As you might already know, those articles describe wonderful adaptations in the plant world. Over the many years of evolution, cultivation, and documentation some strange things popped up. Some more than others.
Other than a fun read, this archive and the connected articles are meant to inspire artists and world builders and expand their scope of knowledge. Those examples are just a small collection of what goes on in our world, but it’s enough to make you as artists become aware and start discovering on your own.
Our world is full of the wonderful and remarkable. Many things of that most people are not even aware of. But because they exist in our world, they can be a really nice place to start when building creatures or worlds.

How to make money with art

Making money with art is the dream of many artists. How wonderful is it to have your passion appreciated by people and even be paid for? Many artists manage to make a living out of their profession, however, an endeavour like this has to be treated as any other business. And art is probably one of the most competitive markets of all of them, simply because people enjoy making art.
So what can you do to set yourself up for success? And where can you go to make a living from your art?