The debate of the best artist is everlasting and it will last forever. It is a bit like chicken-or-egg question, so whatever the argument we give, it might be not enough. However, we will present the best artists under 20 that made a lot of success so far.
LA Weekly gave this kid the title of the best toddler rapper as this Seattle-based kid rocked the microphone. This third grader since he was five years old started rapping and had been written a lot of lyrics, relying on the iconic and classic albums that inspired him. There are rumors that the documentary will be shot that will depict his life. We will see how this prodigy rocks the charts for a few years!
This 12 years-old kid from Norfolk, England has been playing with mud, bugs and sticks while investigating the outdoor. That is where his love for art come from – he started playing with drawing and manage to show his skills at some of the exhibits. His works have earned him more than $550,000, as he has his shows opened to public. He likes water coloring and therefore a lot of his works are made in this style.
This 18-year old from Bristol, England has been making portraits of famous hiphop artists like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa. Although he did not rap, his main music style was hiphop/rap and that is his main inspiration for drawing, as he said. The exhibitions and galleries of his works have attracted many popular and mainstream artists, including some of the persons that he had drawn.
Another teen from Sleadford, England who uses social media to promote his works! He quit the school after his portrait of Harry Styles went viral. His realistic portraits are attracting people from all types of business, but he gained huge popularity and fame upon drawing Morgan Freeman’s portrait. He got a tattoo salon in London!
If you are a fan of abstract drawings, then this 8-year old girl from Melbourne, Australia will delight you! She started painting when she was just 9-months old, ultimately having her first showcase when she was two years old. She also had her first solo show in NY and all tickets have been sold in just one week.
This teen used the latest technologies to deliver high quality photographs and he is basically a street photographer that has unique view of the world! He uses iPhone to produce fantastic pictures and proves that you can educate yourself on your own. He exhibits his works in a local gallery that helps the poor and homeless.
Each artist today has a professional who advises him on promoting the art, whether it’s on social media or any other digital way. They present artists the list of dos and don’ts so the artists could launch themselves on the market, since the digital marketing has never been more important. However, the artists should not forget to promote themselves offline, as it is an another way to get more people to their website so they could create new business opportunities as well. So, we could say safely that offline marketing boosts art sales and helps in the artists’ branding and promotion. Below are simple offline suggestions that you should follow if you are into the art and you have just starting out.
Each artist tries to promote his work and to direct all the interested people to his website so they could see his work. Still, beside the website, artists should us collateral materials like business cards, mailing labels, invoices and envelopes. Include your web site on these materials, your email address for example. Engage the social media profiles so the other people could visit your site and contact you for more information. Be creative!
If you have a friend who works in press, try to ask him/her to do the interview with you. The press release is taken for seriously and people will see you often if you show up in the press. Plus, you can use the interview and upload it on your website, send it to art shows, awards and exhibition sales. Just make sure you edit the video nicely.
Though this type of writing is usually not paid in terms of money that you receive for the articles you write, it can boost your popularity. Try to get your way into a local newspapers for example and write about the art. Become the professional who knows a lot about the art and shows its knowledge in this way. People will perceive you as the professional artists and once you show up you works, people will get you more seriously.
This is an excellent way for promotion as the local networking events will gather people who like art and therefore you are increasing chances for bumping into someone who needs a professional artist. People come here to meet and develop relationships with the professional artists. Does not cost you anything, but it can be of great help to attend such an event.
Promote your skills through the message of your own and direct it to the target audience. Newsletters are cool since you give them directly to the professionals. You can give them at networking events, exhibitions, in shops and stores andmany more places where people gather. Cheap but effective promotion.