Becoming a successful artist is not easy. Not only do you need to perfect your craft, you will also need to make the right connections and be able to advertise yourself.
The first thing that you have to do is to develop your own styles. Though you can be good at doing art, remember that you need to still standout. Just think of musicians for instance. There are tons of good musicians but only few ones who can be distinguished by listeners. If you are doing visual arts, then might as well go after something that is unique.
Next, you also want to build your connection with other artist. You will never know if they can point you in the right direction if you need to sell your work or if you need a gig. Also, you should do your own effort when it comes to advertising your own work. Create a dedicated artist page wherein you can showcase your works. You’d be surprised by the number of people who will randomly look into your work.
And lastly, never forget to explore possibilities. You can find influence from different artists. Don’t be afraid to explore new options.