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Art Business - How to promote your art business

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http://www.evancarmichael.com/support/ - SUPPORT ME :) Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! "Hey Evan, I have been following for a while. I love the positive encouragement and the likeable social media you have created with sharing etc. I read and follow as much as I can. What I can't find and maybe you can help direct me to the right place is somewhere that I can find information that isn't as broad. I see many things about entrepreneurs, how to etc but it dosen't quite fit the mold of what I do. So many articles I have found talk about business will fail. Just toss it, rack it up as a learned experience and try again. Or help like find who your customers are. I know who they are by age, income, and all the other items that my insights and google tracking + my sales have told me, but I have a different case which I don't seem to be able to apply some of the methods. If my business fails, then I won't be starting a new one. I am a fine artist. What I sell is my artwork, gifts and merchandise based on my artwork, and eventually video tutorials on painting techniques etc. Only 2% to 5% of the population buys original art. My gifts and merchandise are aimed at home decor, office decor, jewelry and apparel to broaden the market of who will buy my products. Getting loans to open a store are not such a good idea as it takes time to build art clients. That's almost a guaranteed sink. If my business fails, starting a new one won't work. It's not like I'm creating a software app that may or may not hit, then in the next 6 months I'm trying opening a computer hardware repair business. It's not about choosing the right product, I am the product. Getting it right is detrimental to my business. There are quite a few artists who have landed the right path to financial success just like any other entrepreneur. It's a business. I create products, I look for licensing of my images, I create smaller items to purchase for those who don't fall into the 2 - 5 % category. I have to market, network, and promote just like any other business would. Add to that trying to build prestige, creating enough pieces for collections to show at galleries, attending festivals, and making public appearances. So why is it so hard to find information on how to for what I am doing? Information on where to look for Independent Sales Reps would be great. Or where / how to market for niche products? Even though I am more than dedicated and believe in my product / artwork 100%, I find that I am struggling to connect the dots. Most art business help books don't really seem to be geared to creating a large enterprise based on artist products. Instead they try to coddle and persuade artists to become organized as if we were addlepated helpless drooling idiots who can't manage to have a cohesive though. The business advise geared toward us is to take 2 and 3 jobs on top of the full time job we already have creating, promoting, selling, showing, and marketing what we create. I see artists like Tripp Harrison who's Florida gallery takes in over 2 million every year, or Guy Harvey who's products created from his artwork is in every gift shop along the cost in the US as well through the islands and cruise lines. These guys are raking it in. How do I reach that level of entrepreneurship where I am no longer a one person owned small business but instead have multiple employees, sell my products across the globe, and create the business that I see when I create my goals? The standard protocol dosen't seem to apply. Are there resources out there that you know of that you wouldn't mind pointing me in the direction to so that I can help myself progress? Thanks so much for you time, I appreciate it. Allison Richter - allisonrichterwildlifestudio.com" Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DVel/
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Based Seal (19 days ago)
A 2013 vid now this channel has 1.6 mill subs. You were on the money
Evan Carmichael (15 days ago)
Thanks for watching. #BTA1008 Luka
This is great! Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom! This is really refreshing for me as an artist and art teacher. Even as a teacher inspiring others in their art, it’s important for “even the teacher” to hear things like this to help boost our confidence in what we’re doing. I’m trying to “think bigger” currently in my business... Thanks again
Evan Carmichael (1 month ago)
Glad you're feeling inspired! :) #Believe #BTA991 Luka
JUNGLE VIEW (1 month ago)
Thank you very much my beloved brother.
Evan Carmichael (1 month ago)
Thanks for the love :) #BTA975 Luka
LavenderPerson (1 month ago)
Thank you so much Evan!!
Evan Carmichael (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching :) #BTA974 Luka
Marcus Brown (2 months ago)
Man, Evan. The timing on me seeing this is amazing! Just want I need to hear. You're Dope.
Evan Carmichael (2 months ago)
Thanks for the love :) #BTA959 Luka
Phoebe Sparrow Wagner (2 months ago)
Hi Evan, a friend who believes in me sent me this video and it was just heart-wrenchingly inspiring! I have a blog, a FB page and a twitter account. I just had an art show and did three well attended and very much liked presentations, yet no one buys! I have three different styles, however. One comes from a background of severe trauma, and I want people to care, to feel sorrow that such things happen in this world. But I am also moving past the trauma-inspired art into life-inspired art, which uses vivid color (in my trauma art too,color is a huge draw) in what I have come to call “fractured portraits”.
Evan Carmichael (2 months ago)
Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing with us. i hope that our content is helpful to you. #Believe #BTA947 Luka
kalabhavan art academy (2 months ago)
Hey evan, this is my first comment in any videos. i am an artist from India working Hard for my own art business and my art classes. i would love to know more how to promote my class and art to the audience .thanks Akash
Evan Carmichael (2 months ago)
We already have a lot of videos on that subject, you should check our channel for more :) #BTA935 Luka
Sadia Husain (3 months ago)
Thank you. This video was really motivating. :)
Evan Carmichael (3 months ago)
Glad you're feeling motivated! :) #BTA919 Luka
bryan kniker (3 months ago)
Evan Carmichael (3 months ago)
Glad you're feeling inspired :) #BTA909 Luka
Saurabh Dey (4 months ago)
Great stuff Evan: As an artist, I'm all about 'Feeling Free'. Feeling free gives us the scope to experiment, being crazy. It opens our minds to absorb knowledge, observe whats goin on around us, to feel the air around us. People would like to be engulfed in work day and night, and while that's one way to live, I like to have free time to be able to explore and feel stuff and emotions that I wanna feel. In my work I express on the emotions of feeling free. Its this feeling of freedom that makes me wanna go do stuff like paragliding and sea diving, or simply sitting with my friends on a hill top around a bonfire chatting about random things. Its this feeling of freedom that I'm all about. I'm working towards buying a house that is empty and live there for days in the nude with my partner, just being, and exploring the emptiness... feeling free. Luckily my partner feels this too. Let her off the hook (from work nd family) and she'll do exactly that. My art (the ones I've painted and the ones in my head) is also all about just that. I feel that those who like my work would like it coz it would make them hopeful of feeling free. Could you give me some tips as I'm bad at expressing myself too when it comes to marketing.
Evan Carmichael (4 months ago)
Hey, thank you for your question. The best way to reach Evan directly for Q&A is on one of his live streams. The next one is on next Thursday at 11am EST, here is the link to it: https://www.youtube.com/user/ModelingTheMasters/videos?view=2&live_view=502&view_as=subscriber&shelf_id=13&sort=dd Much love! #BelieveNation #BTA896 Luka
Sophie Navarro (4 months ago)
Hi Evan! Wow! This is amazing! Your video couldn't have come at a better time for me! I am at that point now where I am building my art business! I will be graduating with my Master's degree in Arts Management! I created a guide book as a graphic memoir that helps artists become an entrepreneur. Your video helps me really see that people want that feeling you're talking about. I get this! My art is all about color, words of empowerment and love. I would love to share my art with you. Thank you for inspiring me to share!!! Check me out on Instagram Sophie Navarro Designs www.sophienavarro.com
Sophie Navarro (4 months ago)
Evan Carmichael (4 months ago)
Glad you're feeling inspired :) #BTA892 Luka
Hariarts (4 months ago)
I am an artist....I really liked your video.....there was so much passion in that...really brought tears in my eyes. Because I am an artist who is trying soo much to establish my self . Thank you for the video. I have subscribed your channel.😊
Evan Carmichael (4 months ago)
Welcome aboard! I'm glad that you like our content. Thank you for watching! :) #BelieveNation #BTA886 Luka
Lori Owens (4 months ago)
I'm tryin to get my art work out there. Having to start my.life over financially from a divorce. My ex-husband new wife freaking corners me in every aspect that I try. She annoys the crap out of me. I'm frustrated I have art work that I would like to sell and have been told I have the potential to sell my art work as well, and having difficulties I. Getting hired for a job outside of drawing, is a struggle for me as well. I guess that is the luck of being an exwife that lives in the same town as the ex-husband and new wife. I think I'm.convinced I just need to live somewhere in an alternate dimension. LMFAO
Very Private Gallery (4 months ago)
I like when you mentioned 'keyword' in the middle of emotion speech. We have a different theory: emotion is great, idea is great, concept is great, believe is great. But these alone don't help building a good communication. You need to attract people to share, you first need to be discovered. Having a good keyword strategy would help others discover your art on Google.
Very Private Gallery (4 months ago)
Evan Carmichael (4 months ago)
Thanks for sharing :) #BTA873 Luka
Carl Parker (5 months ago)
This is excellent, thank you, Evan.
Carl Parker (5 months ago)
Carl Parker (5 months ago)
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Evan Carmichael (5 months ago)
:) #BTA865 Luka
Embot 3M5 (5 months ago)
Thank you ! IG - Embotobme
Evan Carmichael (5 months ago)
Thanks for the love :) #BTA862 Luka
Jackie LiAthen (5 months ago)
It makes sense :) ^_^
Evan Carmichael (5 months ago)
:) #BTA846 Luka
Joseph Gilbert (5 months ago)
Hey Evan, Everything you said is on point! I am a Baltimore artist and get my work out there but you gave me great ideas. By the way...like that hoody a lot...they offer it in black? Seriously! God Bless You brother! 😎👍⭐
Evan Carmichael (5 months ago)
It's part of Evan's gear, you can get one by going through this link: http://evancarmichael.com/Gear.html I'm glad that you like it, and thank you for showing interest! :) #BelieveNation #BTA846 Luka
Stéphanie DA ROSA (5 months ago)
That's just amaaaaaaaaazing !
Evan Carmichael (5 months ago)
Glad you like it!! :) #BTA845 Luka
Mary Collier (6 months ago)
This helped me a lot. Being an artist myself. thank you :)
Evan Carmichael (5 months ago)
Glad it's helpful to you :) #BTA841 Luka
Forest God (6 months ago)
Thanks a lot I believe in making beautiful music. music where there is time to sit down and close your eyes for a while.
Evan Carmichael (6 months ago)
Thanks for sharing :) #BTA834 Luka
Eric Ariz (6 months ago)
Amazing video...
Evan Carmichael (6 months ago)
Glad you like it :) #BTA833 Luka
Izzy (6 months ago)
Hello evan izzysworld.us 🙂
Evan Carmichael (6 months ago)
Hello :)
Robert Pennix (6 months ago)
I start back trying to sell art work after 25 - 30 years away @robertpennix_art. I will try some of you technique. Thanks for sharing. Promote positive!
Evan Carmichael (6 months ago)
Glad it's helpful to you, Robert :) #BTA813 Luka
Sharon Holkey (7 months ago)
Thank you for this! Really!! Sharon
Evan Carmichael (6 months ago)
Glad you like it, Sharon :) #BTA810 Luka
pic marz (7 months ago)
Thanks so much for sharing this amazing video. My husband is a very talented artist but he feels stock in this art  industry and doesn't know where to start and what direction to take. I hope this video encourages him to go out there and show his amazing work. Thanks again!!
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
Woot! :) #BTA800 Luka
Raja Chemali (7 months ago)
Thanks Evan, your video / content is very valuable and so true! I'm an artist, www.rajachemali.com, and you, with this video, motivated me to start being proactive with my own Youtube channel.
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
Thank you for sharing with us Raja! Keep it going!! #Believe :) #BTA798 Luka
BarreraPromotions (7 months ago)
Blessed Day Evan! you inspire us to move forward. Now, we will have our very 1st Art Exhibit and Auction coming up soon. In turn, what will be achieve from our event goes to our local Person With Disabilities kids get good education. Will follow this up with pics from the event. Target date of the event: July 2018
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
That's very thoughtful. Thank you for sharing with us! Much love. #BelieveNation #BTA790 Luka
Marc Bell (7 months ago)
The best way is to sleep with a powerful art dealer / gallery owner. This is how Picasso and Michelangelo made it.
Marc Bell (7 months ago)
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
That's a crazy profile pic you have there Marc :)
Chris Lindholm (7 months ago)
Awesome Bro!!!!Thank You for sharing this!!
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
Glad you like it :) #BTA785 Luka
Guanah Tamar (8 months ago)
never dropped a comment ever on youtube, but this is fucking amazing... thanks bro
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
Glad you like it :) #BTA783 Luka
Abi Bec (8 months ago)
This was really inspiring! I'm just starting out my art business and was feeling like I'm a little all over the place (I am drawing/painting classic cars/sports cars/offroad vehicles/outdoor lifestyle). I couldn't see the connection between these things (aside from the obvious- they all have motors). But this video helped me take a step back and think about what connects these and what emotion I want to evoke. It came pretty quickly- rememberance. Remembering happy times. I want someone to look at my 58 Impala painting and remember when they were a kid and those cars were everywhere. Or see my snowmobile drawing and remember that day last year they had a blast with their friends and managed to pull that awesome catwalk up a hill. Or see that hotrod sketch and remember spending time with their dad in the garage and he showed them how to take apart a motor. And so on. So thank-you for taking the time to post this!
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
Glad you enjoyed it :) #BTA783 Luka
Pop Nocturne (8 months ago)
Just listening to you talk with such passion gave me a dozen ideas of how to promote my art and music. Thank you!
Evan Carmichael (7 months ago)
Glad you're feeling inspired :) #BTA781 Luka
Fox And Jackal (8 months ago)
Really hit me today with some powerful conversation. I was sitting here on a rainy day in the UK and was wondering if I was being silly for dreaming about being an artist that brings value. Then in the video, there was a mention of having a word/thing you stand for and it hit me, I use my creativity to feel Alive. I believe in life and feeling it at it's most powerful when you embrace your creativity. As always Thanks Evan and hands up high for the #BelieveNation
Evan Carmichael (8 months ago)
Glad that you're feeling inspired! Thanks for the support :) #BTA770 Luka
Rainy Haley (9 months ago)
What my art stands for is FEAR and understanding fear. @shirleydark_
The Red Pilgrim (9 months ago)
Thank you!
Evan Carmichael (9 months ago)
Thank you for watching. #BelieveNation #BTA742 Luka
BLESSING To go (9 months ago)
you can think big but not ever make it happen due to the lack of money ..
Evan Carmichael (9 months ago)
Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for watching. :) #BelieveNation #BTA739 Luka
BLESSING To go (9 months ago)
this is sooooooooo cool thank you
Evan Carmichael (9 months ago)
Thank you for watching. #BelieveNation #BTA739 Luka
Great advice, thanks for the video. I'm new to blogging from my website but I'm sticking with it along with mailing lists and physically contacting people face to face.
Evan Carmichael (9 months ago)
Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for watching. :) #BelieveNation #BTA741 Luka
DIEGO DIEGO (9 months ago)
This really help me man... Like many other of the videos you upload, but this was very precise for my situation... Thanks a lot, and thanks for sharing and encourage all of us... Thanks... You are a good person...
creativevirgo12 (10 months ago)
When you say belief, is that about KNOWING full well it is gonna happen! ?
Evan Carmichael (10 months ago)
It's about believing in yourself with all your heart and not just knowing but MAKING IT HAPPEN! :) Always #Believe. #BTA717 Luka
creativevirgo12 (10 months ago)
LOL!!! I go to comment &mine is 667 when I enter. So...what key words does artist enter to find seekers of art? 1st video of yours thus far. Going to subscribe
Evan Carmichael (10 months ago)
Nice! Welcome aboard. :) Evan is focused on making a bigger impact through creating videos so more people can learn but if you have any question, you could catch Evan via YouTube live streaming and ask him question via live chat - the next "Entrepreneur AMA - Ask Evan Anything" - on December 21st - Thursday at 11:00am EST. Thank you very much for the love and support. Much love. #Believe :) #BTA716 Luka
Maru Cisneros (10 months ago)
and yesssssssssssssss keep talking!!!!
Evan Carmichael (10 months ago)
Thank you for watching. #BelieveNation #BTA714 Luka
Maru Cisneros (10 months ago)
speechless... thanks
Evan Carmichael (10 months ago)
I'm glad that you like it! Thank you for the love and thank you for watching. :) #BelieveNation #BTA714 Luka
art refrence documentary (10 months ago)
i love what you are doing my friend i wish i could meet you
Evan Carmichael (10 months ago)
Thanks for the love and thank you for watching. Much love! :) #BelieveNation #BTA710 Luka
Kitina Reid (10 months ago)
Thank you SO much for this video! This is the first time I've ever been inspired enough to comment on a video. I've been researching business plans for artists. I know that establishing a brand is critical to ANY business. But I still struggled with the true meaning of brand identity. Your video made me understand! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I FINALLY got it!
Evan Carmichael (10 months ago)
Awesome to know that the video is helpful to you Kitina Reid. :) All the best to you! Always #Believe in yourself. #BTA702 Shine
Kristopher Dylan (10 months ago)
wow 663 comments and I thought you were talking to just me lol. but seriously Evan thank you so much. I've added some of your videos to my favorites list and I like your work a lot. but this is my favorite so far. I'm really feeling your passion right now. thanks again
anji t (11 months ago)
Thanks man.. ☺
Evan Carmichael (11 months ago)
Thank you very much for watching anji t. :) #BelieveNation #BTA673 Shine
Divya R T (11 months ago)
Thanks Evan! What I realized is that through my art, I want people to know or feel that I learn more about myself by engaging in it and feel more connected to myself. It makes me my best friend.
Evan Carmichael (11 months ago)
That's awesome! :) Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for watching. :) #BelieveNation #BTA667 Luka
Divya R T (11 months ago)
Many wish they could make good decisions and have the confidence to do so unflinchingly. They should feel that through the love for this artwork we share, they will get there.
United Kalakar (11 months ago)
Loved it! I don't speak much, but I have my words and my art and I have stood by what you just said since the day, I stepped into the field to empower artists in India. Today I am a business artist and a visionary, with a mission to unite with artists who can empower and create a revolution, can think bigger as Steve Jobs and Da Vinci, once did. I am still at it, building my vision for art in India, which people fail to envision. I am happy, I stood by my belief, as it needs to be done and the time is now. The ecosystem, which I have designed is larger than anything many of heard nor could relate too. As I realized in my journey, we as a society and its people were not educated to see Art & business together, hence several artists had to stand for their own art and then work hard to survive, in what they believed the most.  I am very happy to hear you Evan and so relate to what you said. I wish we could unite, and unite like minded artists like us, who could build something together and empower the world of artists and the new generation through art and innovation. The algorithm of my design is borderless and could seed this new movement, so our coming generation of artists have the opportunities, which we have struggled for generations until now. THINK ARTIST, THINK VISIONARY is my motto, if we direct and seed this thought, we may direct our society, entrepreneurs, industries and leaders to create a larger than life platform. So, lets connect and keep in touch, maybe we shall speak soon too.  Love always,  Pranaay Katke Founder, Art Visionary  United Kalakar Mumbai. India Keep in touch  @unitedkalakar on instagram, twitter and fb.
Melina Zografou (11 months ago)
Evan Carmichael (11 months ago)
Thank you for watching. #BelieveNation #BTA667 Luka
Denise Morgan (11 months ago)
Hey Evan! I grew up in TO as well. I'm now back in England. Check out my art here. https://2-denise-morgan.pixels.com
James Mcintosh (11 months ago)
I do landscape paintings as I drive around and see beauty everywhere that I go, in the trees, clouds, river and people. I tried putting quotes on my work - but unless I write a quote and if people haven't visited that place, then they don't relate - I don't know how to get the feeling of Inspiration, empowerment into each piece. Love your words - just need to find my thing!
Evan Carmichael (11 months ago)
Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for watching, James. I'm sure you'll find it! Keep it going and continue to enjoy what you do! All the best and much love. :) #Believe #BTA661 Luka
James Mcintosh (11 months ago)
'You are enough' is what I tell my kids every morning and they are flourishing
Evan Carmichael (11 months ago)
That's awesome to hear! Thank you for sharing and thanks for watching, James. :) #BelieveNation #BTA661 Luka
Inspiring to hear this as a artist. Feel free to check out our artwork!
Evan Carmichael what did you think of it Evan?
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for watching. :) #BelieveNation #BTA657 Luka
Wendy Adams (1 year ago)
This is the first time I have seen one of your videos and I believe that the Goddess directed me right to it. It is exactly what I needed. I got a "late" start with art . Didn't begin learning until I was in my mid-30's. It took 20 years but I have been selling my art, slooooowly, for the last couple of years. I tell you, this video was my missing puzzle piece. The light has gone on over my head. In the course of a few minutes, I realized what I stand for. I stand for the earth, nature, our precious environment. I create landscapes and furred and feathered creatures. I stand for nature! Bless you! Subscribed, liked and shared with all my artist friends. <3
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
So glad to know that the video is helpful to you Wendy. :) Thank you very much for subscribing and for sharing the video with your artist friends. Welcome to the channel and to #BelieveNation. I hope you'll find more videos here that will be helpful to you. Much love. #BTA653 Shine
constance choo (1 year ago)
Thank you for your sharing. It is quite inspiring for all artists.
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Glad to know you found it inspiring Constance. :) Thank you for watching! #BelieveNation #BTA646 Shine
Carol Gilden (1 year ago)
I really liked what you had to say....I do need to narrow it down and find my core word. I have been trying so hard to get it out there and feeling frustrated especially when you hear people saying they love your work but nothing is happening...thank you.
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
I'm glad that you like it! Thank you for watching. :) #BelieveNation #BTA646 Luka
whiteknight7 Wayne (1 year ago)
I want to get on to you Evan because i want to assist a very very talented and versatile artist who has poured greats years , blood sweat and tears into their work.....
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
I would recommend you to ask your question on an upcoming live stream, here is the link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrRLUIQa-4w He will do his best to answer as many questions as people from #BelieveNation have. Thank you for watching! :) #BelieveNation #BTA645 Luka
whiteknight7 Wayne (1 year ago)
For a subscriber iv a dumb question....how do i communicate with Evan on this subject...
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
I would recommend you to ask your question on an upcoming live stream, here is the link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrRLUIQa-4w He will do his best to answer as many questions as people from #BelieveNation have. Thank you for watching! :) #BelieveNation #BTA645 Luka
Rishabh Sharma (1 year ago)
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thank you for watching. #BelieveNation #BTA642 Luka
Alan Camps (1 year ago)
Thank you very much Evan, very powerful and inspiring, your encouragement is amazing!!
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
I'm glad that you're feeling inspired by our content, it means a lot. Thank you for sharing and thanks for watching! :) #Believe #BelieveNation #BTA639 Luka
Andre Smith (1 year ago)
Thank you very much for this. I really needed to hear(and see) this. Oh yeah, as proof that I am an artist, here's my portfolio: asfarnham.artstation.com
Andre Smith (1 year ago)
Evan Carmichael Thank you very much. I will believe in myself. :)
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Great to know it is helpful to you Andre. :) All the best! Always #Believe in yourself. #BTA631 Shine
Abraham Kim (1 year ago)
I loved the level of emotional depth in this video. Like you mentioned, your channel's content is usually 100% 'believe' and positivity but this video expressed a layering of other tones beneath the BELIEVE. It was like I could feel the struggles that tackled you during the early stages of 'believe'. I hope you make content documenting the beginnings and development of your channel. Thanks for all the content you've been empowering Youtube with!
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Glad you loved it Abraham. :) Perhaps you might like these videos: https://youtu.be/2kHUgSzLhnY / https://youtu.be/0NMUI0mQGWU / https://youtu.be/lenbDannVQ4 / https://youtu.be/OlHFHyTd4F8 & https://youtu.be/w5aeqD4F-Hg Thank you very much for watching! #BelieveNation #BTA632 Shine
Joyce Rogers (1 year ago)
This is great information for me I appreciate you doing this I needed the information, thank you 😊
King Jamo art (1 year ago)
King Jamo art (1 year ago)
Evan Carmichael if you don't mind can you check out my artwork my art YouTube page is king jamoart3 I had my first gallery in I put it on there it's only like 2 videos on that page I will very appreciated
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thank you for watching King Jamo art. :) #Believe #BTA617 Shine
Could you take a look at my business? Thanks for the insight and encouragement.
Sandeep Das (1 year ago)
I liked your video its really helpful but I lived in India and I am a painter. India, where thousands of people can do, I guess better then me so, Want to start a new business related art or craft. What should I do. Yes I am good in craft too.
kirito Entertainment (1 year ago)
i stand for dreams, love and happiness
Monika Welch (1 year ago)
Love your words Evan. Can't seem to squash it down to one word! Great chat.
Trapacology (1 year ago)
OMG dude thank you Evan. I am a current artist in Richmond. I am studying Chemistry but still want to pursue art. I am so passionate about both subject. Please take a look at my website and instagram. www.trapacology.com IG: @trapacology
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thank you very much for watching Trapacology. Keep pursuing what you love. All the best! #BelieveNation #BTA603 Shine
Jasmin P. Wall (1 year ago)
Can it be based on two words? Or a short phrase? I <3 your videos. I've been watching for a while and taking notes. :)
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Perhaps you might be interested to check this video: https://youtu.be/8fF88WdUKbY :) It can be based on two or more words but it's advisable to narrow it down to one since it would be easy to remember aside from it should be your core values. Thanks for watching our videos Jasmin. All the best! Always #Believe in yourself. #BTA576 Shine
Trotter (1 year ago)
Just like to say that you did really give some good advice here mostly about the specifics of honing abstract concepts about what art actually offers. I think people start to think of it as a commodity and then they forget that it is inspiring/uplifting or connects with an audience. The difference between making work for yourself and for other people. Belief is such a strong word that hinges on hope. Belief systems create religions that take on lives of their own good or bad...I do believe. And in fact have several things that say Believe in Gold lettering in my home to give me hope in a future. I believe in God despite what the world tells me and in spite of the evil in the world. I have faced insurmountable odds and come across deep waters and there have been many times when I chose to believe or not believe-those were the times that God stepped in and said "I will teach you again to believe" and tiny miracles or even major ones started to collect like water droplets everyday. And I would make a mental note of them, until it became a pool that I could no longer deny-a force higher than myself was making Himself known.
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and experience Trotter. :) Great to know that you continue to #Believe and you are able to overcome any challenges. #BTA569 Shine
Sam Loveless (1 year ago)
Evan you bring up some good points that until now I had never even thought about, namely "What is my Art About" I had to think about that for a while since until now I've mainly been an Amateur Artist, but am now looking to make the move to the next level and try to sell some of my Paintings and maybe get some Commission work, so what is my Art about, this is what I came up with "Escape". Something that when you come in from a hard days work will help you Escape the pressures of the day if only for a few moments, whether it's a Beach/Surf/Seascape scene, a Mountain Landscape, or a Space/Sci-Fi/Fantasy scene from your favorite Franchise in that genre that reminds you of your favorite Movie/Episode. Now that I know what my Art is about I can more clearly communicate that to my Facebook/YouTube followers, Thank You Evan for making me realize this!! Facebook - 'SL.Studios.Art' if you want to check it out.
peaceandpiesperson (1 year ago)
how do we contact you ??
wolf cub (1 year ago)
I am an old timer who after 25 years on an "involuntary pause" trying to get back in the ring, it;s a new world now. Your love and enthusiasm for us is a life saver. Evan, I would like to hear from you , I am ready for the 15 round game..I am a long term runner :) www.devywolff.com
Elaine Alonzo (1 year ago)
I needed to hear this RIGHT NOW. I literally typed in "entrepreneur" and "artist" in the search bar. This video was the one. I could listen to this over and over again while I paint... which is what I'm doing now. I do this for a living. Painting from home, working and grinding everyday towards my craft... hearing stuff like THIS is what really helps and teaches me how to and what to do next in my career. This is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life... pursuing my dreams. Making a living from it, barely getting by each month but it's been one full year now I've worked for myself and it's all fucking worth it. Excuse my language. I'm stoked. Thank you. I BELIEVE my work evokes LOVE, FREEDOM, and TRUTH. Check out some of my work if you or anyone else would like, www.elainealonzo.com , patreon.com/elainealonzo , facebook.com/elainealonzoart , or instagram: @elainealonzo . I plan on creating a Youtube channel in the near future as well. You are inspiring. 💕
Chima OGBONNAYA (1 year ago)
You're great guy, Thank you
Pieter Pienaar (1 year ago)
Thank you for your lovely ideas. May God bless you richly!
Pieter Pienaar (1 year ago)
Hi Evan. I am in my early 50s and obviously not as "well-versed" with the media and technology as you guys from the younger generation seem to be. (Or perhaps I should rather say, my generation is generally a little shy at times when it comes to showing our faces and talking about our passion.) I am an artist and art teacher and I have to stick my head out now in order to give some publicity to what I do and intend to do. I avoided securing a website but I recently succumbed and now that is being done. It all started after I had a self-published a book about an art journey I enjoyed and then I was told by most of the YouTube-'preachers' that I need to have a website if I am a self-published author (and artist I suppose). So, I hope to be doing what you are urging us to do, very soon. For us as artists, the task seems rather daunting, because there is so much information out there, not to mention the imagery and flashing brands. I am currently teaching Art in China and I feel I am drowning in visual imagery. So it is quite natural for me to become passive and say, "What chance do I have to be seen on the digital or internet stage if there is so much out there already?" BUT I will put on my hopeful boots and enter that arena soon, to become part of the "colourful circus".  Your advice is very nice, because artists are usually not the best of marketers, but we have to become much wiser if we want to survive in the digital era.
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thanks for the appreciation and for watching Pieter. :) Much love and blessings! #Believe #BTA549 Shine
Sowmen Chanda (1 year ago)
Thank you Evan... http://www.sowmenart.blogspot.com/ this is my web but not so good arrangement..i make it few years ago but not entry here for a long time.after see your vedio i share to your comment box... thank you so much for your vedio...so inspiring. GOD bless you..... :)
Matthew Kennedy (1 year ago)
Love it! Thank you! This really helped.. My "Tag Line" for my urn business is "the fist artist to use a tattoo machine on ceramics". One word..... ? Maybe you can give me some ideas? I create one of a kind custom art urns for people here: http://handmadearturns.blogspot.in Thanks... Matt
Matthew Kennedy (1 year ago)
Thanks!!! :)
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Glad to know it is helpful to you Matthew. Perhaps this videos about finding your One word - your core values as Evan talked about it in his book - Your One Word (http://evancarmichael.com/oneword) could be of help to you: https://youtu.be/UpZ2jyrxtkg / https://youtu.be/8fF88WdUKbY which might be helpful to your business. All the best! #BTA548 Shine
that was incredibly helpful. when I graduated college of art feelings were NEVER something no one was interested in
Magdalene Chang (1 year ago)
You really inspired me a lot,and I hope to hear more from this topic.Thank you.
good stuff - being true to yourself and others
Carlos Roces (1 year ago)
Very well done. That is a resume of my C.V. http://www.carlosrocesfelgueroso.com
Carlos Roces (1 year ago)
Here are some of my links https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=carlos+roces+pintor
Carlos Roces (1 year ago)
I like your explanations. Good.
Yvette Lodge (1 year ago)
Love your passion, Evan. Thank you!
Priyagold7 (1 year ago)
I'm an artist and I'd love for you to go into more detail! Great video! PS...I do have some 'Think Big' ideas. Contact me if you're interested!
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment and for watching. All the best! #Believe #BTA541 Shine
Octavia Olivie'r (1 year ago)
Thank you for creating this video!!! What type of camera did you use, to create this??
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thanks to check: https://youtu.be/y534HBDd3jQ for the type of camera Evan is using. :) #BTA541 Shine
ryan glasmann (1 year ago)
great video from an artist
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thanks for the appreciation and for watching ry ji. :) #BelieveNation #BTA541 Shine
potrart_ studio (1 year ago)
this is my hobby ~ http://rajeev-arts.business.site/ and i wish i could live with my hobby ❤
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Keep up the good work! All the best! :) Always #Believe in yourself and keep taking action to achieve your goals. #BTA534 Shine
Sylvia Sloots (1 year ago)
Thank you for your advice. That's what I needed.
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Great to know it is helpful to you Sylvia. :) Always #Believe in yourself. #BTA533 Shine
BarbieTheWelder (1 year ago)
Evan I'm so grateful for you tackling the artist subject! I am a full time metal sculptor and I've been watching your videos for over a year. The videos are always inspirational but this is exactly the advice I have needed to catapult my career. My word as an artist is BELIEVE. I believed in myself when no one else did and now I'm creating art and living a life beyond my wildest dreams! I am so grateful that you believed in yourself when no one else did! You have helped to made my life more beautiful. If your looking for art that represents believe I have a 10 foot tall dragon I'm creating!💙👩‍🏭
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thank you very much for the appreciation Barbie. :) Awesome to know that you are doing what you love and you are living a life beyond your wildest dreams. Continue to #Believe! Much love. #BTA533 Shine
Patrick Yesh (1 year ago)
are you still looking to do a commission for thinking and feeling "going Big"?
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Not anymore but thanks Patrick :) #BTA530
Rachael Shores (1 year ago)
Thank you for such an inspiring video! I just subscribed. You are validating what I am trying to do. My message from my art is to live your life, do what you love. I will add "thinking big" to it. I've been trying to think of more ways to describe it. I will leave my instagram account since that is what one is supposed to do. Right now I am mostly posting about my travel in Germany and that art that inspires it. I am living my dream as a travel artist. www.instagram.com/sparrowshand
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Glad you found it inspiring Rachael. Thank you very much for subscribing, for sharing your thoughts and for watching. :) Welcome to the channel and to #BelieveNation. I hope you'll find more videos here that will be helpful to you. All the best! Always #Believe. :) #BTA527 Shine
Brian Schmidt (1 year ago)
id love to collaborate with you create something about thinking big man:) check out my work on instagram Brianmschmidt or email me at [email protected]
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
What did you have in mind? #BTA530
Jingjing Luo (1 year ago)
You have the guts to share your guts! This is inspiring to all of us.
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Glad to know you found it inspiring Jingjing. :) #Believe #BTA527 Shine
Jingjing Luo (1 year ago)
I love your passion and vision about artist!!! This is what we need in our 21st century, certainly because everyone is hiding or repress their----FEELINGS. Thank you!
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for watching Jingjing Luo. :) #BelieveNation #BTA527 Shine
thereal7figa (1 year ago)
Well said! Love it
Evan Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching. :) #Believe #BTA527 Shine

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