Profession artistic painter

Visual artists create and execute works of art by sculpting, painting, drawing, creating cartoons, engraving or using other techniques.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic

Related professions artisan

  • Artists agent

Knowledge

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

  • Art history

    The history of art and artists, the artistic trends throughout centuries and their contemporary evolutions.

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

Skills

  • Use genre painting techniques

    Use a genre or academic painting and drawing techniques.

  • Create artwork

    Cut, shape, fit, join, mould, or otherwise manipulate materials in an attempt to create a selected artwork - be the technical processes not mastered by the artist or used as a specialist.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

  • Create original drawings

    Create original drawings, based on texts, thorough research and discussion with authors, journalists and specialists.

  • Define artistic approach

    Define your own artistic approach by analysing your previous work and your expertise, identifying the components of your creative signature, and starting from these explorations to describe your artistic vision.

  • Develop visual elements

    Imagine and apply visual elements such as line, space, colour, and mass to express emotions or ideas.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Monitor art scene developments

    Monitor artistic events, trends, and other developments. Read recent art publications in order to develop ideas and to keep in touch with relevant art world activities.

  • Create original paintings

    Create paintings, drawing from your experience, inspiration and techniques.

  • Select artistic materials to create artworks

    Select artistic materials based on strength, colour, texture, balance, weight, size, and other characteristics that should guarantee the feasibility of the artistic creation regarding the expected shape, color, etc. - even thought the result might vary from it. Artistic materials such as paint, ink, water colours, charcoal, oil, or computer software can be used as much as garbage, living products (fruits, etc) and any kind of material depending on the creative project.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Use artistic materials for drawing

    Use artistic materials such as paint, paintbrushes, ink, watercolours, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.

  • Study artistic techniques

    Study a variety of artistic techniques and learn how to apply them in concrete artistic projects.

  • Create sketches

    Draw sketches to prepare for a drawing or as a standalone artistic technique.

  • Use painting techniques

    Apply painting techniques such as 'trompe l'oeil', 'faux finishing' and aging techniques.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure safety of exercise environment collaborate with technical experts on artworks keep personal administration plan art educational activities submit preliminary artwork develop educational resources assess conservation needs confer on artwork collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions paint sets study artworks develop artistic project budgets develop educational activities