PK 185: What it really takes to make great art with Michael from Evolve

Have you always wanted to create art that gets noticed, but not sure if you have the talent to make it happen?

If so, you鈥檒l love Michael鈥檚 story as he is currently working through Block 4 of the Evolve Artist program ( where students have learned the skills necessary to create professional level illustrative paintings.


In this interview, he will tell you that talent has nothing to do with it because it鈥檚 all about putting in the work which makes even the highest levels of art attainable to anyone with the desire to learn.

When Michael started with Evolve Artist just over a year ago, he wasn鈥檛 sure if it would work for him, but he knew that this could be his last real shot at being able to learn the skills that would give him the ability to create the work that he really wanted to make.

Throughout his life, he always had a creative calling and had tried a number of different ways to learn and improve but was never quite happy with where he was with his art.

He made that fateful decision to join Evolve a year ago and now he couldn鈥檛 be happier.

Michael has the same challenges as most other students鈥 there鈥檚 family commitments, work commitments, and even travel commitments, but he鈥檚 prioritized his painting and his results are now clearly on display for anyone to see.

This is the third interview we鈥檝e had with students in the Evolve program and there are patterns starting to emerge:

– Every student has had a friend or family member want to hire them to create a piece of art (well before they are finished the program)
– Every student made the commitment to do the work
– None of the students claim to have any special talent or ability that鈥檚 allowed them to develop the mastery they are showing with their work.

So if you鈥檝e always wanted to learn to create head-turning artwork, and have the willingness to put in the work, there鈥檚 nothing really stopping you from taking the next step to create your own artistic legacy.

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