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Learn how to up your game as an artist with our helpful artwork tutorials, tips and techniques covering art business, art practice and online art marketing.

Advice on selling your artwork, whatever your career stage

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Outdoor art fair to sell your artwork

If you have read our previous comprehensive artwork pricing guide, you’ll appreciate that selling your artwork isn’t as simple as just adding up all of your obvious expenses (paints, canvas, studio rent and the like) and giving yourself a wage…

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The self-portrait: the bravest form of art?

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Artist painting a self-portrait

Self-portraits are one of the most challenging artistic endeavours. Here’s how to get started with painting a self-portrait.

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How to digitise your artwork: photography and scanning

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As practicing artists in a digital age, we all know the importance of getting our work online. And we do so by uploading images to websites, blogs, social media, online galleries and so on. Because of this, it is so…

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How to find the perfect art studio

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Are you looking to rent an art studio? Read our post covering the process of finding and choosing the perfect artist’s work space.

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How to photograph artwork

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It’s essential for artists to have good-quality photos of their artwork, either for displaying on an art website or for making print reproductions. In this article, we’ll cover methods on how to photograph artwork, both simple and advanced to ensure high-quality results.…

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Your guide to thriving as an artist outside the major art capitals

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Many of those today who aspire to a sustainable artistic practice, or already have a long history of precisely that, have found themselves confronted with a major dilemma as London, New York and other more obvious art capitals have become…

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Tips for oil painting on paper (and the best paper to use)

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We outline the benefits of oil painting on paper, the best paper to use, and tips for oil painting on this versatile and accessible medium.

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How to increase your creative productivity

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to do list go a long way in helping creative productivity

Tips and advice for artists on improving creative productivity and time management. A few changes can go a long way.

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How to package artwork

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Tips and advice for artists on how to package artwork for shipping. Personal touches and secure packaging are a must!

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An artist’s guide to writing successful applications

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A beginner’s guide on how to write artist applications for open calls, opportunities and competitions. A little planning goes a long way!

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