I didn’t study art per se. I had a professional degree in landscape architecture, with a small portion of it devoted to fine art and graphics. I’ve always wondered how things would have turned out if I had studied fine art, or illustration instead. Would it be any different? Would I have loved it as much as I do now, and would I be better because of it? Or would I hate it, and would it change my course in life completely?
This my internal dilemma. I know that quite a few out there feel the same way, and so I thought that it would be a good question to throw to everyone out there for our next and fifth issue of Good to Know:
Do you think that artists need to have degrees/qualifications from art school in order to be one? Did you study art? Does it matter?
I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter:
1. Just reply to this e-mail with your response; and also
2. Add in your name + link to your blog/portfolio/shop
And if you’d like to send in images to go along with your entry, that would be awesome! Here is a quick guideline:
1. The image should be in black and white, (dark grey is acceptable as well) – colors won’t show up well, so you can tweak your image to make it B&W.
2. Image must be at least 200 dpi for clarity, and be at least 1000 pixels wide.
Please send in your answers by Friday, 11th September to be a part of the issue!
All participants will get a free download of the PDF of the issue.
Participants can also purchase the zine for keeps at just USD4 that will cover international shipping & handling (retail price is USD7 + shipping).
I can’t wait to see what you have to say about this topic, and if you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email anytime.
p/s — If you haven’t checked out our current issue that deals with Goals & Successes, here’s the link that will get you there!
Have a great Friday!
++ The Good to Know project is a monthly read available as a printed zine + PDF download that’s full of advice + inspiration from artists/illustrators/designers on creativity, business and life.