How Does Technology Help Contemporary Artists With Their Art?

Technology is one of these things that many contemporary artists are not sure if it is a good or a bad thing for them. Undoubtedly, there are many artists who have had a bad experience with technology and others who have had great success.

Technology can help contemporary artists find inspiration while also helping them learn new artistic techniques. Through technology, an artist can also join online groups and get social through social media. Many artists only sell their work online. Technology can help an artist to improve their artistic skills.

If used correctly, technology is a gift for all contemporary artists. Many artists may be afraid of technology or afraid that someone will copy them or steal their ideas, but if used correctly technology can become a great artistic gift and help to give you exposure to sell your art.

Here are some ways that technology can help Contemporary artists with their art:

Find Art Inspiration Online

The internet is a great place for contemporary artists to find inspiration for their art. Whether it is going online to look at some of the old master’s work, taking a virtual tour of a museum, looking at some photography for inspiration, or just seeing what other artists are doing – there are so many things that a contemporary artist can see online to help them find inspiration for their artwork.

One of the great things about using technology to find art inspiration is that you can see a lot in a short period of time by using the right search phrases, hashtags or keywords. Social media sites like Pinterest or Instagram are also great places to find and discover new artistic inspiration.

Learn New Techniques Online

One of the most amazing things about technology is how much you can learn online; I am a great fan of YouTube for this reason. I have learned so many things on YouTube by watching what other people are doing or how they are doing it.

As an artist, this kind of online learning can be invaluable. You might find someone, for example, who is making furniture but doing a specific technique or finish; you think “wow” maybe I could try something like that on my oil painting.

Technology opens the doors for you to see and learn many new things that can help you with your artistic pursuits.

Join Online Groups

Technology has made the world a much smaller place. You can be living in the United States and find there are artists in Europe, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world who are like-minded artists and individuals. You can form an online group or association with them.

There are so many groups and associations that you can join online. You can find people who can inspire you, help you become a better artist or even those you can join and sell together with.

Get Social with Social Media

Whether you love it or hate it, social media is here to stay; social media may change forms and become different as the years go on, but social media has become an integral part of our lives.

For an artist, social media is a chance to get to know other artists or potential customers. Social Media also helps give others exposure to your artwork. Social media is one of those technologies – if used correctly – can help an artist sell their work to a wider audience.

Sell Your Artwork Online

Use to be that an artist could only sell to people who knew them or through an art galery. But today by using technology this has all changed. An artist can now sell their work online directly from their website or by using another platform.

For an artist this is a great opportunity to be able to gain exposure for your art work. Today, an artist has the chance to be able to reach out to people all over the world.

Technology Helps You Become A Better Artists

We believe technology can help you become a better artist. This is why we love technology’s such as the Procreate app; there are so many things you can do with Apple’s Procreate app to help save you time, and to help you become a better artist.

Many artists have switched completely over to digital art. I have not yet done this because there is still so much that you can do with a canvas, paints and brushes that you can not do digitally. But by using an app like Procreate can help you become a better artist. For example, it can help me to decide which background color I will use on a painting.

Procreate can also help me to be able to sketch something I want to paint. Or I can use the app to help me keep a digital art journal.

If you use technology correctly then there are so many ways that technology can help you become a better artist. This is why technology is not something an artist should fear but instead something that every artist should embrace.

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Anita Louise Hummel

Hi, I am Anita Louise Hummel. I am an artist and a blogger. I paint mainly oil paints. I love to paint women, animals (mainly dogs and cats), and abstracts. I use a lot of gold and silver leaf in my paintings. I also love to blog about anything to do with art, business, Procreate, and all the wonderful artists that inspire me.

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