The starving artist. It’s as cliché, and so is the “crazy artist” (think Van Gogh and that missing ear). None of these myths need to be the truth about working artists. The fact is that artists can and do make a living with their artistic skills. This is because many of them don’t just think in terms of pencils and paints, but also use digital tools too and have a knack for marketing their creations.
Here are four skills that artists can acquire to help themselves become more versatile and profitable.
1. Multimedia Skills
Many marketing and promotions companies use multimedia skills like video production, animation, and web design to create their promos. And some of the most common commercial jobs that artists get are in multimedia in some capacity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for these jobs will grow by 6% by 2024. Many of these jobs will be in the mobile app and video game production areas.