Figments of the mind follows artists in their daily lives and endeavors, sharing their thoughts and passions about art, creature designs and nature.

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Practical tips on finding, and catering to multiple target audiences

Catering to an audience is a challenge on its own. Being a pro artist is, like any other profession, a form of business. Some people may not want to make money from their art and see it as a hobby instead, but this article it’s all about the artist that wants to be a part- or full-time artist. And an artist that wants to cater to multiple target audiences. Something I very much recommend as one type of specialization may dry up at any time. Others though may flourish. Having more than one outlet for your art is very beneficial.

Target audiences, how I aim to generate income (and so should you)

Having more than one audience is totally fine. Honestly: Catering to more than one audience means that you’re having a good business practice!
Especially when it comes to the artistic world, its very beneficial if you have more than one project going on. It will help you continue your work even if there’s a crisis or recession going on. If one kind of project doesn’t work: The other might do very good, or at least sustain you.

Musings of a blogging artist – Who am I, and what do I do to ensure a living

Hi, my dear reader! This post is a little bit different from what you’re used to. I always do my best to be as informative as possible, and I do this in different formats I hope you all like. Sometimes it’s a summed-up list, a top 7 or 10 of interesting facts, and youtube channels for example. Other times it’s an in-depth article about a specific subject. I always try to add a personal flair to the articles, but I was thinking that maybe it’s interesting for you to read about my personal musings and progress as well. As an artist, a blogger, and in person. So that’s what this is! I mean to expand on it in the future whenever it feels right. I’d love it if you let me know if you enjoy reading this or not!

Art career: The journey as an artist starts

First of all: Unlike most of the other articles, this one is about my own journey. How did I get where I am, and where am I at in 2021 after 4 years of training myself and 3 years of actually working in the field. Although this article is about me: I’m just using myself as an example, what I struggled with, what really helped me out, and some other useful lessons along the way. This article is especially interesting for people who think they won’t be able to do what I do, or what other artists do because of age, skill, resources, and so on. But also for people who want to be well-prepared and know what to expect when they aim for an art career.
So let me take you on a stroll and don’t hesitate to scroll past the first chapter if my pre-art-age doesn’t interest you that much!

How Life to Legend (LtL) came to be

Life to Legend is an initiative, especially for artists. The focus is around creature design, but it really doesn’t stop there. It’s a website built to create a community throughout a forum, the Facebook counterpart (Wildlife and creature design) and basically, anyone that enjoys coming here, now, and in the future. For illustrators, painters, sculptors, people in the gaming- and film industry, and even writers. People that love wildlife and creature design, but also people are just into art. So, how did this website come to be? Let us continue!