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How to make it as a digital painter

For many, digital painting starts off as a spare-time hobby, but for others, it's a serious career aspiration. As with any creative career, it takes a lot of patience, perseverance and hard work. Working for the likes of Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and Time magazine, Jason Seiler (opens in new tab) is a successful digital painter with plenty of advice.

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Curated by Lynda (opens in new tab) – a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills – Seiler talks through his early aspirations and the steps he took to get to where he is today.

As well as showcasing his inspirational work, Selier remembers the teacher that ignited his career as an artist; how his father (artist Larry Seiler (opens in new tab)) influenced his art; and how he keeps editors at major magazines apprised of his latest work. Take a look and soak up the tips!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.