If you’re like me and have asked yourself if it’s possible to become a professional concept artist without attending any school that could teach you all the techniques and what you need to do in that job, the answer is: Yes. And the existence on the market of digital artists who learned basically by self-taught confirms it. Obviously, a school can give you a method, a teacher can report you what you’re doing wrong, so this surely would speed-up your learning process. Although, what makes you good on painting is in all the cases the same process: observing what surrounds you, studying it, and most of all practice.
In this article I’m going to cover the different ways someone can study to become an artist, and how I personally improved my skills.