Tips to Become an Artist

Everyone wants to be famous one day, and if you’re talented enough, you might just be remembered forever as one of the greatest artists that ever lived. You might reach the heights of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and many others. However, no one just become a famous artist. You need to work hard for it, and in order to help you out with that, we’ve compiled a list of tips that may help you on your path. So, read them up, and good luck on your journey.

550x-barb-wire-artWell, first of all, if you wish to become an artist, you need to have some talent. Try everything out, and you’ll realize that you are talented in something; it doesn’t have to be paining. Maybe you’re talented in sculpturing, or singing, or writing, or acting, etc. All these professions are considered to be artistic, and if you become one of them, you’ll be considered an artist.

Apart from the talent, you need to have some equipment. For example, you can’t draw or paint without a pencil or a paintbrush. You need to have the equipment, because without it, you won’t be able to do anything. The equipment does not have to be brand new; you can get the used one. You can even use the equipment that is not fully in order, because you’ll only use it for practice at first.

No one was born with a complete knowledge about this world in his head, which means that you haven’t either. So, you must practice; and it doesn’t matter how much talent you have – if you don’t practice, you’ll never live up to your full potential.

abel-and-kaseemThen, you might consider getting a mentor. You need someone who is going to be your Mister Miyagi – someone who is going to show you everything there is about this type of art you’ve chosen. This person will guide you through the world of art, and will try to teach you as much as he can about it. When a time comes when there is nothing left for you to learn; you can continue down your path all alone because you won’t need anyone else. But, until then, you must listen to your mentor, and learn everything he tells you to.

We may have mentioned this before, but we need to mention this again, and in fact, this tip should be something you’ll do every single day. This tip will tell you that you need to practice! Practice during the day, practice during the night, practice every chance you get. Even when you become a famous artist, you’ll have to practice. Perhaps, then you’ll have to practice even more. But, this is something that you must always keep in mind, and something that you should always do.

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And finally, there is nothing left to say, but to start working and start creating some art. Art can come in many shapes and forms, and whatever you create that has an artistic value can be considered art. So, just work hard, and the results will follow.

The History Of Roofing Art, It’s Been Here Awhile

Roofing Art has been around for years. Normally the art work is a style of exactly what the business is. Like various colors of shingles like that of a Minnesota barn, weaved into a 70 foot design of a white and brown milk cow, or a bright yellow shark on top of a flat roof of a biological field station in the Bahamas. There are lots of art designs on roofs I have actually seen, but the coolest roofing system art of all … remains in Seattle Washington.

Marlin Nelson a roofer in Orlando and  an artist, was commissioned by Washington State Art Trust to paint a mural anywhere in Seattle. Marlin’s normal murals are on city walls however he wanted to change it up a little and after acquiring consent with the Seattle Center Armory, he began his next mural on the roof.

Marlin Peterson SpiderBuilding a model himself, using lighting to develop shadows and with simple mathematics, he came up with a design for his roofing art. He prepared the somewhat pitched, mineral appeared roof by sweeping and scrubbing off seagull droppings. Marlin stated to me that, “initially the seagulls were frightened by him however soon returned to inspect his work and deposit more droppings daily.” In a short 2 1/2 weeks, Marlin completed a pair of Daddy Long Legs crawling across the roofing system top of the Seattle Center which is a Food Court at this time. One spider spanning practically 100 feet the other about 80. The appropriate name for these spiders is Arachnids. A-rack-nids They remain in the scorpion and tick household and are stated not to be spiders at all.

Roof ArtMarlin Peterson began this mural in 2012 and the mural is still there … since this blog writing. The Daddy Long Legs roofing art has actually been preserved every couple of years by Marlin and will be there till the roof is redone. Ideally long enough for you to see for your self from the Seattle Space Needle.