As the world is becoming increasingly competitive, it is more important than ever to be on top of your game in your career if you want to remain relevant in your industry. It is harder than it was back in the day too. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can access information about anything. And while this does not mean you can learn how to do eye surgery from home, it does mean that you now have to be specially qualified to be taken seriously and to be considered someone serious in your field. So here, whether you are a veteran visualisation artist or a newbie, you will find a few (hopefully) useful tips to get you along.
Practice Makes Perfect
Whether you have a long line of clients or none at all, it does not matter. What does matter is that you take the time to practice on a daily basis because practice really does make perfect. Of course, some are naturally gifted with artistic skills that make the process a lot less tedious on them, but that does not mean you should lose heart. Having talents alone can only take you so far. You need to be fuelled by dedications, perseverance, and passion, no matter what you plan on doing in life if you want to see tangible results.
This is one of the most significant things a visualisation artist can do. How can you possibly expect to be inspired or come up with innovative ideas if you insist on being holed in your room with your eyes on the screen? Sure as said above you do need to practice, but you should rely on your common sense to know how to balance them both. If travelling to far-flung places is too expensive for you, start small. Start from home. Travel domestically and head to areas you have never been before. Every country has a rich architectural history, and you are sure to find yours too. So assuming you handle 3D rendering in Perth for example, then you should dig up Perth’s architectural history for help.
Another trait you are going to need to ensure you stick to its remaining updated on industry trends. That does not mean architecturally alone, but also in terms of technology. The software’s to be more precise. With continuous advancements being made, what was in yesterday will be obsolete tomorrow, and if you are unaware of this, you would look rather silly not to mention incompetent at your job. Needless to say, not many people would feel confident about investing in you. So read every day, go through the web, speak to people in your field and always research. Network, connect and expand.
Work With Passion
Life is too short to be stuck working in something you do not like at all, and when it comes to creative industries such as these, it is even more important to be motivated, else you will feel as dry as a sponge. If you feel like your passion is waning for whatever reason, take a break and re-centre yourself. Think about how you can rekindle the flame, and look at alternate options for inspirations. Sometimes, the most unexpected ideas come from the most unexpected places, so never give up hope.