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For example, American artist Kehinde Wiley paints portraits   looks for sources of ideas, themes, or messages that they
         of young black men in poses inspired by classical European   want to express in their work. Inspiration can come from
         paintings, challenging the notions of race and power in art   anywhere, such as nature, culture, history, literature, music,
         history.                                             or personal experiences. Some artists use tools such as
         •How contemporary fine artists balance own artistic vision   sketchbooks, journals, mood boards, or Pinterest to collect
         and expression with the market demand and expectations   and organize their inspiration. Exploring possibilities: This
         of your audience?                                    is the second step of the creative process, where the artist
         Balancing one’s own artistic vision and expression with   experiments with different techniques, methods, or mediums
         the market demand and expectations of the audience is a   to create their work. The artist may try out different materials,
         common challenge for contemporary fine artists. There is no   colors, shapes, forms, textures, or compositions to see what
         definitive or universal answer to this question, as different   works best for their vision. Some artists use tools such as
         artists may have different goals, values, or preferences for   pencils, brushes, paints, clay, collage, or digital software to
         their work. However, some possible ways to approach this   explore their possibilities. Preparing the work: This is the third
         challenge are: finding your niche: This means identifying   step of the creative process, where the artist finalizes their
         and targeting a specific segment of the market that shares   plan and gathers the necessary resources for their work. The
         your artistic vision and expression, and that is willing to   artist may make sketches, outlines, or drafts of their work
         pay for your work. By finding your niche, you can focus on   to refine their concept and structure. The artist may also
         creating work that satisfies your own creative needs and   acquire the materials, tools, or equipment that they need
         those appeals to your ideal customers. You can also avoid   for their work. Executing the work: This is the fourth step of
         competing with other artists who may have different or   the creative process, where the artist actually creates their
         broader market segments. Experimenting and innovating:   work according to their plan and vision. The artist may use
         This means trying out new techniques, methods, or mediums   various techniques and skills to apply their materials and
         to create your work, and exploring new themes, ideas, or   tools to their work. The artist may also make adjustments
         messages that you want to express. By experimenting and   or changes to their work as they go along. Evaluating the
         innovating, you can challenge yourself to grow as an artist   work: This is the fifth step of the creative process, where the
         and to discover new possibilities for your work. You can   artist assesses the quality and effectiveness of their work.
         also attract new customers who are looking for originality,   The artist may compare their work to their initial goals and
         diversity, or novelty in art. Adapting and evolving: This   expectations and see if they have achieved them. The artist
         means adjusting your work to the changing trends, tastes,   may also seek feedback from peers or professionals to get
         or demands of the market and the audience. By adapting   different perspectives and suggestions for improvement.
         and evolving, you can keep your work relevant, fresh, and   Presenting the work: This is the final step of the creative
         interesting for your customers. You can also expand your   process, where the artist displays their work to an audience
         market reach and opportunities by creating work that   or a market. The artist may choose a suitable venue or
         meets the needs or desires of different or wider audiences.   platform for their work, such as a gallery, a museum, a
         Collaborating and communicating: This means working with   website, or a social media account. The artists may also
         other artists, professionals, or organizations that can help   prepare a statement or a description of their work to explain
         you create, promote, or sell your work. By collaborating and   its meaning and purpose. Some of the tools and techniques
         communicating, you can benefit from the skills, knowledge,   that they use as contemporary fine artists are: graphic art:
         or resources of others who share your artistic vision and   they can use graphic art to create graphical artworks based
         expression. You can also increase your exposure and   on prompts that they or others give them. Search web: they
         reputation by being part of a larger or more diverse artistic   can use search web to find information or images related
         community.                                           to contemporary art topics that interest them or that they
         •How contemporary fine artists approach the creative   want to learn more about. For example, if they want to know
         process and what are some of the tools and techniques   more about different contemporary art techniques and
         that you use?                                        performance practices, they can use search web (“tools and
         Contemporary fine artists approach the creative process   techniques for contemporary art”) and see what results they
         in various ways, depending on their personal style, genre,   get. Markdown: they can use markdown elements to present
         medium, and purpose. However, some common steps that   their information or content in a visually appealing way. For
         many contemporary fine artists follow are: finding inspiration:   example, they can use headings, lists, tables, code blocks,
         This is the first step of the creative process, where the artist   bolding, italicizing, or linking to highlight their text. (The Editor}

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