I did my fair share of charcoal drawings in art school. I wasn’t a big fan of the dust that ended up everywhere. On the days of the classes that required charcoal, I always wore black. There was no other way to get around messing up your clothes otherwise.

Here’s…

Are you selling out by selling your artwork or committing a major faux pas by even considering putting a price on your work? How dare you call yourself an artist!

Of course I’m laughing and rolling my eyes as I type that.

The idea of being a sell out for selling your artwork is ridiculous. Even the Old Masters like Da Vinci and Michelangelo got paid. (Photo Credit: 123RF.com Image ID: 164933154 Copyright: benzoix)

I’m not even sure where in history that…

The biggest question for any aspiring artist has to be how to make money with artwork. Times have certainly changed and so have the methods for getting your artwork in front of potential buyers.

Once upon a time, you had to schlep your work all over town to galleries, art…

People who expect free artwork from you has to be one of the most annoying things that artists have to deal with. I’m sure you’ve experienced it. Someone finds out you’re an artist and they ask, “Oh! Can you draw (insert subject matter here)?”

People are actually shocked to find out that artwork isn’t free. (Photo Credit: 123RF.com Image ID: 91361048 Copyright: Denis Pepin)

What gets me first and foremost…

What are the best art supplies for drawing or painting? It’s an age-old question and there really isn’t one simple answer. It depends on a number of factors which you need to take into consideration.

What are the best art supplies? It depends… (Photo Credit: pixabay-bodobe)

These factors include the following:

  • Price. Art supplies can be expensive. The best art supplies can be very expensive, especially…

Creating your own creativity hub might sound a little strange. What is it and what do I need it for? We’ve all fallen down the bottomless pit of the creative block. That miserable time where creativity eludes you and you create nothing new for days, weeks, or months.

What it…

Putting your artwork on social media can be terrifying. (Photo Credit: 123RF.com Image ID: 45863185 Copyright: Dean Drobot)

Putting your artwork on social media can be absolutely terrifying for some artists. Let’s face it, people suck. Not all. But the few whose goal is to just scroll through social media searching for places where they can leave their particular brand of hate and nastiness are sometimes enough to…

Here’s How to Handle Them

Yes, haters are going to hate. There’s no getting around it and there’s no making haters see reason. This alone has prevented countless artists from posting their work online. It’s understandable but sad. A 2019 article in USA Today stated that cyber-bullying has risen from 11.5% in 2015 to 15.3%…

Myra Naito

Freelance copywriter who is passionate about art and fitness. Check out my art blog at mnatiodesigns.com/blog/ or follow me @mnaito_fineart .

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