Artists are an integral part of every city's culture. Every artistic form is a reflection of the creativity and imagination of the people who create it. Art can express a person's emotions, ideas and beliefs much better than with text or speech alone. Art is an essential part of humanity; without it, societies fall into dull stagnation.
Being an artist isn't a requirement for fame or fortune. Most famous artists were born into wealthy families or had connections to the art world early on in their careers. However, there's no need to go to college to become an artist if you have a passion for it. College teaches you how to function within society, which is great for long-term success but not necessary for short-term success as an artist. Instead of a college education, focus your time and energy on developing your artistic talents first. Once you're ready, contacts and connections will follow naturally as a byproduct of your hard work.
There are many different types of artists; painters, poets, musicians, actors and so on all have their own specific styles and subject matters. You can learn whatever interests you by studying the works of other artists and paying close attention to the expressions on other people's faces when they're experiencing things directly. You don't need to leave home to find other like-minded individuals interested in artistic expression either. Everyone has access to a computer, so you can find like minded artists anywhere in the world via the internet. Even if they don't share your interests, you can email them with questions about developing your artistic talents and skillset. Art is a constantly growing field; no one is ever content with their current work either. There's always room for growth and improvement in every artistic discipline.
Success in any artistic field isn't measured by how much money an artist makes but by how much joy their work brings to others. Artists are continually exploring new ideas and expressions; they couldn't be happy if everything they did was loved by others 100 percent of the time. Therefore, being a successful artist requires more than just talent- it also requires hard work and dedication. You'll need to plan your daily schedule around your artistic endeavours and put in hours of hard work to improve your skillset and gain experience in your chosen field. This is known as 'merit'- using your time effectively to achieve goals - and it's an essential part of becoming any kind of professional at anything.
Becoming an artist isn't easy, but it's well worth the effort if you have a passion for it. Art is an essential part of human culture; without it, humanity would be stripped of its ability to make sense of the world around them. Anyone can become a skilled artist with commitment, determination and hard work- but only if they're willing to put in the work does anyone truly deserve success as an artist?