On the Job
Fine Artists make original art using a wide variety of media and techniques. They may sculpt, paint, or illustrate.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Create computer-generated graphics or animation.
- Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
- Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
- Research new technologies.
- Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
- Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
- Monitor current trends.
- Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays.
- Arrange artwork, products, or props.
- Build models, patterns, or templates.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using e-mail.
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