Ask the Art Prof Live # 7: How do I Improve My Art? How do I find My Artistic Style?

Other than “keep practicing,” how do I improve my art?

Set short term and long term goals.

Recognize your automatic pilot and the plateau.

Build in periods of experimentation.

How do I find my artistic style? Related article.
Mentioned: Picasso and Cubism

Style doesn’t develop overnight. Jackson Pollock

Try everything! Be a restaurant critic and sample everything that exists.
Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni’s memoir “Born Round
Mentioned:  mezzotint, lithography, intaglio printmaking

Make a series

Your style will keep evolving. Alberto Giacometti

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