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A robot painting a large mural of a palm tree and bamboo.

Top 10 Essential Skills for Aspiring Artists in 2024 | ArtDayJob

The state of the art field for beginners trying to break into the field and make a living of it is both challenging and exciting! Below, I’ll cover some of the challenges and opportunities that exist for all of us who are trying to become a paid artist. Challenges for New Artists in 2024 Opportunities … Read more
AI produced art - a UFO in the shape of an Alien Head.

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Going to Ruin Artists’ Careers?

Yes. That’s the answer. AI, AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), is going to eventually ruin the entire space. Some are optimistic and will only say it’s going to change the space. Yes, change it for sure. Like turning it upside down. Just like ChatGPT, Gemini, and some other AIs can do with music – create songs … Read more
Girl walking in ocean at Ko Samui, Thailand for a stock photography shoot.

Money Matters: Why Photographers are Switching to Art Careers

Making money as an artist is even more rewarding than with photography! Many photographers and artists are considering making the switch from photographer to artist this year. There are many kinds of photographers and artists and finding common ground may not be as hard as you think. We cover the pros and cons of a … Read more
Marble statue by Michelangelo in museum.

Beyond the Reach of Robots – Art Styles Humans Do Better than AI

I really been thinking a lot about what kind of art styles will not be taken away by artificial intelligence like chat GPT, Gemini and Dolly. I’m thinking about art styles humans do better than AI because my daughter is really interested in becoming an artist and she is only 14 years old. Should we … Read more
3 female cartoon characters by Mali Lovic. © 2024 Mali Lovic.

Should Children Choose Art as a Career in 2024?

We have a 14 year old. She has really taken to painting, drawing on paper with pencil, pen, or markers, and using the iPad drawing programs. She’s quite good and wants to choose art as her career that she does for the rest of her life. Should we encourage her in art based on the … Read more
Some amorphous monkeys playing around in Van Gogh like bamboo.

Is It OK to Copy an Artist’s Work? | ArtDayJob

Copying another artists’ work and trying to pass it off as your own, or not crediting the original author of an artwork you are displaying in your book, on a website, or in other media is called plagiarism and is illegal and NOT OK. How To Copy Other Art and Stay Safe from the Law … Read more

Is Dall-e Good at Painting Pitta Birds? | ArtDayJob

Well, we were looking at Dall-e this morning and trying to get a decent bird painting from it. We told it to paint an impressionist painting of a Hooded Pitta bird flying in the rainforest and got 4 samples. None was great, we thought the colors were over-dramatized (bright, garish). We told to tone them … Read more
Shark underwater painted on iPad using ProCreate app.

How to Paint a Shark Easily (iPad/Procreate)

In continuing my series on how to draw various fish in the ocean, I decided to draw a shark and show you how I went about it. Drawing fish is not that difficult and it’s a good subject to start with as a beginner. Drawing a shark is fun, though I didn’t put any big … Read more
Learn art with an iPad or with traditional methods of paper and pencil or brushes and canvas?

Learning Art on iPad vs Pencil and Paper – 30 Advantages of Each!

If you’re considering learning how to draw or paint you’going to have to choose a medium to start with. You may choose to learn art skills on an iPad with a drawing app like ProCreate. Or, you could use a pencil and paper and paintbrushes and paints on paper or canvas – up to you! … Read more
We made this Jhana 8 logo in 5 minutes using a tool you can all use.

Artists – How to Make Logos in 5-minutes | ArtDayJob

One of the ways new artists or established artists can make money with their art is in the area of designing business logos for new business owners. You can make simple logos that are attractive within just minutes using a free tool that is available to everyone. You can improve them on the iPad with … Read more