Grayson’s Art Club is a blog that gives hints and tips to becoming a professional artist. Grayson’s Art Club is a place for both amateur and professional artists to share their skills and knowledge. Grayson provides information on how to succeed as an artist, from building a portfolio to marketing your work. Membership is free, so sign up today!
So you want to become a professional artist?
There are many different ways to become a professional artist. Everything from waiting on tables, to becoming an art teacher, and even becoming a fine arts painter. If you want to become a professional illustrator, or work in the comic book industry, there are plenty of ways to go about doing that as well. But if your goal is just to make money off of your art, then this blog is for you!
I started drawing in the third grade back in 1996. I was very good at it, but never really pushed myself. I always felt that there would be other opportunities later on that would allow me to pursue my love of art professionally. But those years went by, and I didn’t do anything about it. Now I’m 21 with nothing accomplished and no experience in the field of fine arts.
I have decided that this has to change. It’s time for me to start making steps towards my dream of being a successful artist/illustrator! In this blog I will share my journey towards that goal with you all!
So let’s get started with step one: Self Promotion!___
First we’ll take a look on how to become a professional artist. Becoming a professional artist isn’t as simple as it’s cracked up to be. It takes years of dedication and practice. It also takes a lot of talent, but that’s another story.
To become a professional artist you must have the right attitude, talent, and skill. If you don’t have any of those then your not going to make it in the art business. What I mean is that if you don’t have an artistic talent then you’re out of luck. If you feel like you still have what it takes to become an artist then follow these steps.
Hello there! My name is Grayson and I am a professional artist (more specifically I am a comic book artist). This is a blog all about how to become a professional, working artist.
What this blog is not:
This blog is NOT going to be a step by step tutorial on how to become an artist. There are many other places you can go to get that information. This blog will talk about my art experiences and hopefully give you some insight into the world of being a working artist.
This blog IS going to be about the ups and down of being an artist, how to deal with those hardships, what you can do to combat them, and how to come out stronger on the other side.
I want to make it clear that by becoming a professional artist I don’t mean you will be rolling in dough (unless you’re really good) or even making enough money to quit your day job. What I mean by professional is working for money on art as much as possible. To me this means 3 days a week or more of drawing or writing comics, as well as doing paid commissions when they come up.*
How this blog works:
The idea behind this blog is to tell stories about my life and show you what it’s like being a
Hi there! My name is Grayson C. and I’m a professional artist! I’ve been drawing for about 9 years now and I’ve decided to try to help people just starting out in the world of art.
Step 1: Start Drawing Comics
Start by drawing comics. You don’t have to be able to draw well, but you do need to be able to write stories and tell jokes. Comic books are the best way to get into the field because they are very popular right now, so it’s easy to find an audience. If you can’t write your own stories and jokes, use other peoples’. There are thousands of comic books out there and plenty of writers who are willing to share their work for free if you give them credit for it.
Step 2: Make A Website
You should make a website that showcases your comic book work. Think of your website like a business card for your art and always keep it updated with new comic pages. Having a website will also help you connect with other artists, stores, publishers, etc.
Step 3: Quit Your Job
You should quit your job as soon as possible because having a job distracts from your art. Also, if you’re not working then you can spend all day on your art instead
This is the blog of Grayson Lanza, a professional artist. Grayson’s Art Club features articles and tutorials on the business of being a freelancer in the arts. It was created to provide valuable insight into how to get started on your own career as an artist in any field, with a focus on art, illustration and design.
The blog posts cover topics such as: How to Become a Professional Illustrator, How to Start Freelancing, Getting Your First Art Job, Making Money As An Artist and more.
Grayson’s Art Club is updated regularly with new interviews, tips and advice for artists and illustrators of all levels. Grayson has been featured in magazines like Layers Magazineand Icanhascheezburger.com; he has spoken at conferences like HOW Design Live and Alt Summit, and his work has been featured in numerous books and news outlets.”
I’ve read a lot of advice on how to become a professional artist. But it’s always the same old stuff. “Draw every day.” “Find an art school and get a degree.” “Make contacts at conventions.”
Those are all good things to do, but they’re not enough. If you want to make a living as an artist, you need something more.
You need to treat your art career like a business — because it is. Every successful company needs employees, and that’s what you are: one employee of your company. Just like a business needs customers and marketing, you need customers and marketing too.
Step 1: Set Your Goals
If you’re working for yourself, then you’re the CEO of your own company. And CEOs have to articulate their vision for their companies or everyone will just be running around doing whatever they feel like. So write down your goals for your art career in general and for this coming year in particular. What do you want to do? Where do you want to be in five years? What kind of lifestyle do you want? You may have different goals for different time periods. For example, right now I’d say my most immediate goal is to finish writing my book, but my five-year goal is to