It’s been an amazing journey throughout my first ever AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode and I couldn’t be more thankful for the support from all of you.
As an artist, podcasting has been a great way to express my creative side and share my ideas with the world.
I’m so grateful to have had your help along the way, and I’m excited to see what the next AMA episode brings! With the help of my followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I was able to make this last episode for 2022 something special.
So if you liked it, please show your support by sharing, tagging me, commenting and contributing questions for the next one!
In this #AMA episode I cover topics like:
- Art Licensing, including how to get contacts and what is art licensing?
- Tips for Artists looking to make a living from their artwork
- Advice for self-employed creatives.
- When to switch your side hustle into a full-time job. Some logical tips as well as some more risky approaches.
- Music I love to listen to while painting and creating art.
- Does 3D and sculpture translate into painting?
- NFTs and Blockchain for Artists and collectors. Is there a future for NFTs? What are my thoughts on them?
- What does my creative process look like?
- How to tap into inspiration. Some practical tips from how I approach making artwork.
- How to work on freelance art or commissioned pieces when you have a client or collector to please and it’s not necessarily a subject matter you’re into?
- My regular artistic practice and how it is behind the scenes.
- AI, especially how it pertains to art. Will AI ruin jobs for artists?
- What else do I love to paint besides surfing and waves?
- How to find a niche as an artist?
- Family life while painting in my art studio.
- And some fun random questions like the meaning of life.
- Some more thoughts on the topics in this episode:
Art Licensing is the process of obtaining the rights to reproduce a piece of artwork for commercial use. It involves securing permission from an artist or company to produce a specific item, such as a poster, book cover, or fabric design.
To get contacts and start art licensing, it is important to build relationships with artists, manufacturers, designers, and retailers. Networking with these industry professionals can help you find opportunities for art licensing.
3D and Sculpture and how they relate to painting
Yes, 3D art and sculpture can definitely translate into painting. In fact, many artists, include me use their understanding of form, perspective, and spatial relationships in 3D art to inform their 2D paintings.
For example, an artist who is skilled in sculpting may have a strong understanding of how to depict the human form in three dimensions, which can be helpful when creating a 2D portrait. Similarly, an artist who has experience with 3D art may have a good sense of how to use perspective and spatial relationships to create a sense of depth and volume in a painting.
Overall, the principles of 3D art, such as form, perspective, and spatial relationships, can be very useful in creating convincing and realistic paintings.
While painting and sculpture are different mediums, they both involve the use of form, composition, and visual elements to create a cohesive and visually appealing artwork.
I have studied both photography, 3D digital art and sculpture and having that background certainly has aided in my painting process.
Will AI take jobs from artists?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change the way that artists work and create, but it is unlikely to completely replace them entirely. While AI algorithms can be used to generate art or assist with the creative process, the final product will still require a human touch to ensure that it meets the standards of quality and creativity that are expected from professional artists.
Quickmer answer is that yes, it will have at least some negative impact on artists. However, it’s unstoppable, so it’s pointless to argue.
That said, there are already examples of AI being used in the art world, such as algorithms that can generate music or paintings based on certain inputs. However, these works are generally not considered to be on par with those created by human artists, and they are often used more as a tool or a starting point for human artists to build upon.
It is important to note that AI is not a replacement for human creativity and artistic expression. While it may be able to assist with certain aspects of the creative process, it cannot replicate the unique perspective and emotional depth that only a human artist can bring to their work.
Likely also is that AI will enable new genres and styles and act as a tool that could be debated to be good or bad. What do you think?
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