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March 3, 2013

Artists have many careers to choose from

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A caricaturist is a special kind of an artist. While in Chicago two years ago, we had our pictures drawn by a caricaturist at Navy Pier. I have heard others call this type of artist a cartoon artist, but they are not. They simply glance at the person and notice the most distinguishing features and go from there. If you have big ears, you can pretty much guarantee they will be bigger if done by this type of artist. Their work is often seen in newspapers and magazines that cover world events.

Printmaking has many varieties. There are etching, engraving, lithography, and screen printing for only some of them. They are all still much in demand.

Fashion design has defined the past and will define the future. An artist who has a flair for sketching both people and clothing, along with an excellent imagination, could go far in this field. I am going to mention the following three because they follow along with fashion design: jewelry design, footwear design, and handbag design.

Another area that has become even more highly used is, of course, interior design. An artist is required to give a makeover to a certain room, house, office, or set. They must use the current trends to do this.

Architecture is another form of design. Architects must talk with civil engineers and carpenters in order to verify the possibility of their design coming to fruition. They can plan entire cities, large parcels of land, buildings and landscapes.

How about a nice drink of tea? Hot tea is a wonderful drink on a gray, gloomy day like today. A drink of tea always makes me feel that I am at home. How about you?

Industrial artists most often need to merge the art world, design, engineering and advertising world in order to create a universal product. An artist like this needs to create a concept. They must use the elements and principles of art and allow for the utility of the product.

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