The Initial Journey of Getting Recognized Is Challenging - Ananth Talam


Use every social media out there post your work on them, don't feel shy to ask your friends and family members to share your work. Remember one thing, "Don't work for free just don't, even its for family or friends."


1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

My journey includes digital marketing and vector artist. I did not study anything related to the arts in college. In college, I did my Bachelor of Science in MSCs, but I was interested in arts from a very long time. I am a full-time freelance Digital Marketer and Vector Artist.


2. When did you decide you wanted to be an artist?

Three years ago, one day randomly, I felt in love with Vector Art and started exploring it. I watched many YouTube tutorials and learned from it. A hobby turned into a profession. So, how it all started to become freelance Vector Artist.


3. Is it a financially stable career?

Yes, it is. I would say it is not easy, but it is a financially stable career. The initial journey of getting recognized is challenging, but once we overcome that phase, we can make a living out of an artist. 


4. Who is your favorite artist and why?

Grzegorz Domaradzki, I would say he is one of the best vector artists out there. I got to know about him through the Rockstar movie poster. Kept following his works closely. His works kept pushing to learn and try new things. Grzegorz Domaradzki art style is so unique as an art lover; I was stunned with his work how wonderful he makes things super creative.


5. Where do you get inspired to create art?

Movies inspire me and influence a lot. Ideas for artworks sometimes come out of the blue. I observe a lot of other artist works and check how they are doing them. If I feel demotivated, I open Behance or Pinterest keep scrolling hundreds of other artist works randomly.


6. What does your typical day look like?

I don't have a particular timetable for my work. I'd wake up whenever I want. Take my coffee, list out of what works to do and finish. As I am full-time freelance Digital Marketer. I finish my main work by evening 6 and start the art projects at 9 and work until I feel tired. I take a lot of breaks in between for full potential.


7. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring artists?

Always remember one thing. Don't be afraid of failure, and keep practicing what you do. Be consistent and patient. If you want to make a living out of your art, you should work hard twice than most of the artist does. 

Use every social media out there post your work on them, don't feel shy to ask your friends and family members to share your work. Remember one thing, "Don't work for free just don't, even its for family or friends."


8. Which is your favorite book and why?

ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear, one of the best books I have ever read. Though the book is not about anything related to art, it covers so much about life that inspires and keeps us motivated. The book is so simple and powerful, reminds us of the things we know and how they can affect us. 



- Interview by - Chamanth Krishna



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