Quick Sketch Artist

Artists express thoughts, feelings and ideas by creating paintings or drawings. After making preliminary sketches they complete the composition using acrylics, oils and watercolours.

Quick sketch artists draw people, animals, still life or landscapes etc. Some quick sketch artists work from photographs. Their work may be exhibited by various art galleries and sometimes even sold abroad. Some sell their work to the public by exhibiting at flea markets.

Although quick sketch artists do not necessarily have to have a tertiary training, it is extremely difficult to make a living from art alone, therefore a degree in graphic arts or art and design would give an artist access to other careers in the arts field, e.g. graphic design. To be a quick sketch artist takes a lot of talent, but also many hours of practice.


  • art galleries

  • self-employment, as a freelance artist

Getting Started

  • take art courses or extra art lessons or attend a school for ballet, art and music

  • make an appointment to speak to a good artist about this type of career


Boston City Campus & Business College, College of Cape Town , Kyambogo University, Motheo TVET College, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Tshwane North TVET College, University of Johannesburg, University of Malawi (Chancellor College), University of Rwanda, University of Stellenbosch

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