How to Become a Better Artist

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Everyone who is involved in art wants to know what they need to do in order to become a better artist and maybe make a living with from their passion. Well, you are in the right place to find that out, we have everything you need to know. After reading this article, you will be ready to become a better artist, in fact, once you finish reading, you will immediately become much better because you will understand some things that most people don’t realize.

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Becoming a good artist is something that takes a lot of time and effort, it has almost nothing to do with luck. So, if you have people saying to you that you are not lucky, they are wrong, you can make it without a drop of luck, all you really need is hard work. Here are few professional tips which ultimately help you to become a better artist.

Practice

The most obvious tip that we can give to you that will help you out the most is to start practicing. There isn’t an artist who became popular without a lot of practice. All of them have put a lot of time into just practice long before they became successful and people don’t even realize that. That is the worst thing, you need to put a lot of your time and effort into practicing and you won’t get any credit for it. Of course, the goal of the practicing is to become better, sharpen your skills at that particular art.

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Once you start practicing, you shouldn’t stop it, even if you reach a point where people tell you great things about your art. There is always more room for improvement and that is something that people don’t seem to get. Just because you got some good feedback for your art, doesn’t mean that you are the best at what you do. You can always push forward and reach some places where nobody has ever been before. The more time you spend practicing, the better you will become and that time you spend isn’t wasted because every time you learn something new that you are not doing good.

Find Motivation

In order to be a better artist, you have to find some type of motivation in your life that will push you forward. You cannot practice if you don’t have any motivation, that won’t lead you anywhere. You will be going in circles and you won’t learn anything new because you are not trying hard enough. Once you got some type of motivation, you will be putting a lot more effort into your art and that will lead to you increasing your skills.

The best way to find motivation is to think about the benefits that you can get from being a successful artist, that is something that should drive every artist forward. If you don’t have the dream of becoming a successful artist, then there isn’t any true motivation for you and that is a sign that you should be doing something else.

 

 

Importance of Making Unique Art

By Donnie G. Henderson / March 13, 2018
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As an artist who wants to make it in this world, you have to have some type of unique skill. And be quite talented at the art that you are creating. If you think that you don’t have to have any unique skill to be successful, then you are wrong and let us explain to you why that is. If you carefully read this article, you will find that making unique art is extremely important and that you as an artist need to find that unique and special thing about you that separates you from the rest.

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Even if you think that you don’t have that something special in your skill set doesn’t give up so easily. Because everyone is unique and we all have something special. If people were the same and had the same skill level, we were same as robots. Here are few of the reasons why you need to have unique art if you want to succeed.

Legacy

One of the things that you might not think about right now is. That you can leave a legacy behind you with your art. That’s right, you can become the next Picasso in the future if you create art that is unique to you. Making the same art as everyone else will not help you create a legacy that will live on forever. There isn’t an artist who has done that, every artist that is popular has been making art in a style that is unique to them. Of course, during your artistic life, you will most likely try out some of the most common styles of art and that will give you ideas to maybe create something special and new.

If you want people to remember your name, then you have to start making art that is one of a kind. Just take a look at the art of Salvador Dali, he became popular because of that unique way of art. Having a legacy is something that you won’t affect your current state a lot, but if you don’t change things up now, it will never affect you. Of course, becoming popular with them is not that easy and probably not even possible, but you cannot lose anything by trying out your luck.

Recognition

If you want to get recognized for your art, you just have to start creating unique art, simple as that. It will be like creating your own brand logo or name for a business. You must have something that people can recognize you by. As an artist, your only chance to do that is by your art and that’s why it is so important. That you always be creative and make unique art that has never been done before. A unique artist will get recognized easily just by the art pieces. If you can pull that off, then you have made it. however. For that to happen you have to put a lot of effort and time into your career to perfect your skills.

 

Tips for Selling Your Art

By Donnie G. Henderson / February 26, 2018

If you are a new artist and you are making some very nice art and you think you can make a profit out of it, then the next step would be to learn how to do it. Selling art requires a lot of skill and experience, that’s why not every artist is rich. There are a lot of good artists who have beautiful art and they never make it. Even if you are not good as someone else, it doesn’t mean that you cannot make a living from art, you just have to find the people who appreciate your art and what you do.

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There are people all around the world who are helping the upcoming artist to succeed if they have any talent. However, these people are not looking for the only talent in your art. They are looking for an overall talent which means that you need to be able to present your art and sell it on your own. We have created this article to give you some professional tips and tricks that will help you sell your art. Even if you don’t have any previous experience with this.

Get Your Art and Name Out There

The first step to selling your art is to know how to marketize yourself and your art. that’s right. You won’t be able to sell your art just by simply placing it on some website. You need to create a follower base of people who appreciate your art. To do this, all you really need is to use social media like Instagram for example because it allows people from all around the world to see your art. Of course, there are other websites that offer the chance to share your art digitally with other people, there are even some websites that are designed just for sharing art pieces.

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Creating these accounts will not cost you anything and you can really get started by just doing this. You most likely won’t get any profit, but you are not after that at this point yet. First, you want to make an audience for your art, a group of people who would be interested in seeing your art. Those people are the ones who will actually buy it later on. Make sure that you are staying active on these platforms and that you are posting often in order to maximize your success.

Ask Questions

As an artist, it is your job to understand what people are looking for and if you really want to make money. You will have to adapt to some of those things. of course. You don’t need to make something that you don’t like, that is not the point. All we are saying is that you need to ask your customers what they like in your art. So you can continue improving or even add something new to it. The best way to ask people is when your art is presented inside an art gallery. Then you have direct contact with those people.

 

Top GPU’s For Mining Cryptocurrencies

By Donnie G. Henderson / February 13, 2018
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One of the top GPU’s for mining is definitely the RX580 Sapphire Special Edition version because they offer the highest hash rates of all the RX 580’s with one of the lowest power consumption. That’s right, we are not only looking for high hash rates, but also for power consumption because it can make a huge difference if the card isn’t using a lot of power. If you have a high-power draw from your wall because of the GPU’s, your profit will not be that high, even if you have a good hash rate, that is because you will have to pay your electricity bills.

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Now let’s talk about this particular GPU, it is a Sapphire card and it is a special edition. Which means that it is unique and different from the regular RX 580. It has a much nicer look, the fans have integrated LED lights that light up the cards. Which makes them more appealing to the eye. However. You are not buying them for the looks, you want to know what hash rates you can expect and what power draw. Well, from our testing, with these cards if you set them up properly, you can get up to 31.5 stable which is extremely good because each card will draw around 130 W.

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You have most likely head about these cards because. They were considered to be one of the best graphics cards for gaming in the year of 2017. However, that doesn’t mean they are the best at mining. Of course, they have good performances when put to the test, but they have two issues. One of them is they are quite expensive, and the other is they are not the most power saving ones that you can find.

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For the price of one of these, you can actually get two of the previously mentioned Sapphire RX 580 cards. The hash rates are quite similar, a little bit higher around 34 which isn’t a big difference considering the price. They consume around 150 W which is again, a little bit more than the RX 580’s. So, overall, they are a good card. This is a great choice and you can mine other currencies that the RX 580 cannot.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

This one is one of the newest graphic cards that were released at the end of 2017. They were a nice refreshing addition to the Radeon family.  Because they offered even better performances than the RX  580 line. It took some time for people to find the best settings for this GPU to make it stable and have a nice hash rate.

It is a very good mining card for the price. You can get a lot more out of it than the GTX 1080 Ti. From the initial testing, we can see that these cards can put out over 45 hash rate which is incredible, the one problem will be the power consumption because it is quite a lot.

 

Easiest Way to Sell Your Art

By Donnie G. Henderson / February 6, 2018
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If you are an artist yourself or you just own some art and want to make a profit by selling that art, then you probably know that it is not easy to do it. Selling art has become more and more difficult because you cannot find people who can truly appreciate that art. If you have a problem selling your art, then you are in the right place. We have everything that you need to start selling your art immediately. All you have to do really is to simply follow our instructions and for that, you need to read this article very carefully because you don’t want to miss out anything.

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We have designed this article to be a step by step explanation for an artist that are searching for an easy way to sell their art to people that can appreciate their work. The reason why people need to appreciate the art is that that will give you the ability to get higher prices. You don’t want to end up with all of your art and no money just because you ask for a too much money, you also have to realistic with the prices.

Use the Internet

The most obvious and easiest way to sell anything nowadays is to use the internet because when people want to buy something, they go online and search for it. Therefore, the first step for you is to go visit some popular websites that give you the ability to sell your own art. There are various websites that are designed just for this purpose and they are the best choice that you have because they target a specific type of people who actually want quality art. If you go to a huge website such as eBay or Amazon, your chances of selling your art are not that great because there are a lot of competition and people will most likely have similar art for a cheaper price.

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You want to find websites that are designed for artists to sell their art online. These websites are extremely great and beneficial to every new artist that is just started their career. You can sell your art quite fast on these websites, and even if you don’t sell it immediately, it will stay up for quite some time. of course, you need to use as much of these websites as you can to maximize your chances of selling the art piece.

 Reasonable Price

If you are a new and upcoming artist who doesn’t have any following or brand, then you really cannot ask for some high prices. The key to being a successful artist is to share your talent with as many people as you can and that is possible if you give them the chance to buy your art. After few years, you will have a follower base and people will know who you are just by looking at the art. Then you can move on to having a lot more profit and ask for quite high prices.

 

How to Mine Cryptocurrencies

If you want to invest into cryptocurrencies, you have to know that there are two available options for you to choose from and they are completely different, so you have to decide which one you like better. The first option is to simply invest and buy the currency that you want and save it for the future when the price might get much higher and sell it for a much more money. That is the simplest way for you to invest and it doesn’t take any effort to do that, you just have to create a wallet and have money to invest.

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The other option that you have is to start mining cryptocurrency, which means that you will have to invest your money into equipment that is specially designed to mine these virtual currencies. There are a lot of pros and cons of both of these methods of investing, but in this article, we will be focusing on the mining one. Therefore, if you want to invest in a mining rig, we suggest you read this article. we will be covering the entire process that you have to go through if you want to start mining. All you have to do is follow our instructions and you shouldn’t have any issues.

Buy the Machine/Rig

The first step is to actually buy the machine that you will use to mine these cryptocurrencies. There are all kinds of mining rigs that you can choose from and each of them offers different profit potential. Some machines are basically a regular desktop computer that has strong GPU’s. With these machines, you can mine even bitcoin, but you won’t get the profit that is anywhere near to having an Antminer. With GPU based rigs, the best thing that you can mine now is the currency called Ethereum. One thing that you have to have in mind is that these mining rigs are using up a lot of power and that will be something that you have to deal with.

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Depending on where you live, this might not be a smart investment idea if the electricity is expensive. In case that electricity is not expensive, this is a great way to earn cryptocurrency and the best part is that you will constantly generate them. The noise these machines produce can be also an issue to some people and you need to take that into consideration, especially if you are interested in Antminers because they are far louder than GPU based rigs.

The Heat

If you are living in an area that is hot and has long summer days, then the only way you can mine is to have a specialized room that gets cooled off because these mining rigs generate a lot of heat.

If the room temperature is really high, these rigs will not function properly, and they can even fail because of it. You have to be really careful, especially if you are placing more than one rig in the same room.

 

The Perfect Time to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Is there such a thing as a perfect time for you to make an investment in cryptocurrencies, well stick around and you will find that out in this article. We have been involved with cryptocurrencies for a long time now and we know how they work and we are able to help you by giving professional advice. Now, is there a perfect time to invest, answering that question is not easy, yes and no, you have to know everything in order to understand our answer. If you want to make your investment, we strongly recommend that you read our article because it will be extremely helpful for you to make your decision.

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People want to know when the right time is to invest because they know it can make a huge difference and they are not wrong. If you invest at the right time, you can double or triple your investment. Just take a look at all the people who invested in Bitcoin when it launched, all those people are now millionaires and they haven’t invested more than $1000. If you could go back in time that would be the answer, but that is not an option, so you have to make the smart decision now that will benefit you in the future.

Research

The first and most important thing that you want to be doing at all times is research about these currencies because it will allow you to get more precise information about the future. Of course, you cannot see what will happen, but if you understand the graphs, you can make predictions of what might happen. This is something that a lot of people are trying to do in order to figure out when is the right time to invest. If you are not good with finances or numbers, this will be a very difficult thing for you and in that case, you might want to follow someone else’s lean and listen to their opinion. Everyone wants to invest at the right time, but nobody knows when that time will be.

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We suggest you gather as much information as you can from various sources and compare them to get an idea of what to do next. Now that all the cryptocurrencies are slowly going down in price might indicate a good time to buy some because in just a month, they can go right back up and that would mean a lot of profit for you.

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The easiest way to see if it is a good time to buy would be to simply look at the prices and see if it is an affordable price. If you see that the price just went down significantly, you don’t want to rush it immediately, give it a day or two and see if it still goes down. If the price starts increasing, then you should take the chance and invest. Of course, this is completely up to you, you are the only one who should be making these kinds of financial decisions.

 

The Most Profitable Cryptocurrency

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When it comes to things such as cryptocurrency. People are always asking too many questions because they don’t have enough information about it and they are scared to invest. Well, we have news for you, if you want to make a profit, you just simply need to face and take these risks because that is just a part of it. You cannot make a fortune without taking some huge risks, otherwise, everyone would do it. Being brave enough to invest in things like this requires a very mentally strong person who can deal with defeat and loss.

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The reason why we are telling you that is because, with cryptocurrency. There is always a chance that you will lose everything that you have invested. Of course, we don’t want to scare you off by saying this. We just want you to know what the possibilities are. This way you can be somewhat prepared if that happens. Also this will help you decide the amount that you wish to invest. The last thing that you want to do is invest everything. That you have just to increase the profit because you might lose it all. You have to be smart about investments, especially if you don’t have any previous experience with making investments.

Reliability

Unfortunately, we cannot tell you what is the most profitable cryptocurrency that you should invest into because everyone is different, and they are all changing rapidly. It will take few years, for these currencies to become somewhat stable to make a smart decision. However, there is a way to make a safer investment. And that would be to stay away from small cryptocurrencies that are new. This means that you should invest in things such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, NEO, Ethereum. These coins are offering much higher reliability than any other and the chances of you losing your investment are quite small. If you decide to invest into a new cryptocurrency, you will face some higher risks because some of the new ones cannot keep up with the rest and they just simply collapse, and your investment will be gone.

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It is always the smartest decision if you choose one of the top cryptocurrencies as your main investment. Because they are much more reliable, and they offer one of the highest profit possibilities.  The good thing about some smaller ones is that there is a chance they can grow up to be huge and worth a lot of money in the future and buying them now would mean that you would be a millionaire by then. However, things like that are not easy to predict because we cannot see the future. We can only monitor the graphs and speculate.

Hard Decision

The most difficult decision will be to choose a currency that you want to invest into because it will determine your profit and future. We suggest that you don’t rush things because waiting is sometimes the key to get the best investments. You can save a lot of money if you invest at the right time.

 

ART MARKET REPORTS

By Donnie G. Henderson / December 29, 2017
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Skate’s Facebook Art Lovers Audience Report

Saatchi Has More Fans Than Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Gagosian Combined

The USA Ranked 1st, France 2nd, China 71st, Confirming Much Weaker “Grassroot” Art Demand in China Than Perceived

Facebook is increasingly used by the art industry to reach and engage with its audience. Skate’s has observed and reported about this trend for a while, and here we take a deeper look into the geographic composition of the Facebook-using art-loving audience – welcome to Skate’s Facebook Art Lovers Audience Report. Here you will be able to find some much more detailed. And in-depth information about Facebook users who are dedicated to art. We have created this article using information from all around the world. Because we wanted to create a global look and not just a localized one.

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Facebook, being one of the largest social media platforms. Provides a lot of art related pages and groups where people. With the same interests can interact and share their art with the whole world. That is the true beauty of Facebook. Connecting people from all around the world with all forms of art.

Exhibit 1 ranks the top 20 Facebook pages by the audience (fans) based on 100 global art-industry businesses tracked by Skate’s Art Media & E-Commerce and Skate’s Art Fairs reports. Kickstarter is a well-expected outlier, as the firm is much larger than its art-focused offering1. And there is no way to rank its Facebook art-interest-related audience only. The next two largest players are a surprise: Canvas-on-Demand (acquired by Circle Graphics from Café Press earlier this year) comes in second, sporting almost one million Facebook likes – a powerful sign of vanity-artists’ self-marketing power – while the Art Newspaper has the third-largest audience on Facebook due to its early adoption and consistent use of the platform.

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Such early adoption and consistent use of Facebook can have remarkable effects – Saatchi Art (the low-end art-trading business unit of U.S.-listed Demand Media) has a larger Facebook audience than Sotheby’s, Christie’s. And Gagosian combined, thanks to very focused and clever Facebook marketing by originally VC-funded Saatchi. Facebook demographics also clearly match Saatchi’s audience better. Than audiences of the world’s top auction houses and galleries.

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Exhibit 2 looks into where the art-loving Facebook audience resides. Our research shows that there are approximately 11 million Facebook users who like Facebook pages of 100 global art-industry leaders (including five “light art consumption” image-sharing platforms). With this audience residing in 117 countries and territories3.

The United States is by far the largest market for Facebook-based art lovers, with approximately 35% market share. China (ranked 71st on the basis of art-loving Facebook population) and Russia (27th) are not on the list of top countries largely due to prevalent use of their own social networks, with both China and Russia is among the few countries in the world where local social networks (Weibo, Renren, Vkontakte) have a larger market share. That said, China’s rank provides solid circumstantial evidence that the much-publicized emergence of China as the second world’s biggest art market is an overstatement made by Skate’s rival data providers based on often-unreliable Chinese auction market statistics.

 

The Great Chain Of Being Sure About Things

Why invest in cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is a question that people are asking more and more often because of the whole crypto craze that has been going on for the past year. Of course, cryptocurrencies are not a new thing, they were available for quite some time now. However, they never before had any huge success that blew up like it did now. So, you are looking to get an answer, whether you should invest in Bitcoin or not, well we might be able to help you out. We have designed this article to talk about all cryptocurrencies in general and if you read everything, you might catch some hidden tips that you can use to your advantage.

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The main reason why people thought that investing in virtual money was a good idea in the early days was that they believed in technology and that once it will come a time when everything will get digitalized even money. Of course, you can pay online without taking out your wallet. That is one form of digital payments, but it is not the same as cryptocurrencies at all. There is actually a huge difference between regular currencies and these. The main one is that the government has nothing to do with this money. Essentially it is an unregulated form of money that people can use in various ways.

Living in the Past

Unfortunately, the world is still living in the past. And people don’t realize that it is much better to use this virtual money. We have to do something about it, to make changes that will affect the future. It is almost inevitable and everyone who just puts some thought into it can see that cryptocurrencies are the future that we need to step into. Of course, this is a huge change for the world and because of that, some people refuse to accept that. There are some countries that actually banned the use of these currencies because they cannot control the flow and they simply don’t like that.

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The one thing that we should avoid doing is life in the past. We need to focus on things that are happening right now around us and take the future into consideration. Our world has become a digital world that is completely different from what its used to be 20 years ago. When you look at that, it is actually not a long time, but a lot of things have changed. This change isn’t something that counties have to invest into, they just have to accept the facts. Once that change happens, we will be able to use this type of money completely regularly.

Everything Connected

Everything is connected somehow, which means that if we make a change. Many other things will be affected by that change also. If we start using cryptocurrencies regularly, the world will become a different place. And we don’t even know what some of the changes are that might happen, but we know that it needs to happen.

 

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