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While it’s unclear whether the seeds of creative talent are innate or acquired, Blender Guru founder Andrew Price believes that artists can grow and improve by changing their behaviors to work more effectively. Though his advice treads well-worn ground, Price provides some useful reminders that may inspire doubting artists to stay the course. getAbstract recommends his advice to artists, writers and anyone striving to turn a creative hobby into a career.

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Artist Andrew Price created Blender Guru, an instructional website that educates artists in Blender, a 3D computer graphics software product.



Becoming an effective artist requires developing good behaviors and working hard. Adopt the following seven habits to keep moving forward on your creative path:

  1. “Daily work” – Find time to work on your art every day rather than, say, setting aside a large chunk of time at the weekend, a plan that rarely unfolds as you intended. You may feel tired after a long day at the office, but simply laying out the tools you need to engage in your creative project will motivate you to work for an hour or two.
  2. “Volume, not perfection” – Artists’ pursuit of perfection often undercuts their progress. To ...

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