You know when you're at the art store and you're trying to figure out what the best tool to use for the current project you're working on? Trying to find out how to get paid for your art work can feel just as overwhelming.
Because here's the thing. Talent does not equals success if you're heart's not in it. It doesn't matter if you're good at drawing car parts if you heart lies in comic books. Am I right?
Your Art Superpower is a combination of aligning your creative talents with what you are truly interested in. You can use this your compass while figuring out what art markets to target and how to set up your portfolio.
This superpower is what you can use to separate you from all of the other talented individuals out there.
After all, at the end of the day, there are really only two ways to enter any art market.
- You match your skills, abilities and passion with the needs of an existing market or
- You find a market you are passionate about and reverse engineer your skills to fit into what they are looking for.
Sounds simple right?
The problem lies when artists confuse being a fan of something with being passionate about it. It's OK to be a huge fan of something and not pursue it as your career just because it's in the same playing field your talents lie.
Just because you love a certain artist doesn't mean you should do the same thing. I love animation, but that doesn't I meant to be an animator.
You have to be true to yourself - your unique superpower. That simple change in mindset can be incredibly powerful, freeing make a huge impact on separating you from other artists in your market.
So how do that?