An artist can now use the Internet to showcase his works. The unique nature as well as the broadness of the Internet’s reach can give artists just starting out a better opportunity to communicate his or her art.
Take a photo of all of your art works.
Your main purpose in setting up an Artist Website is to exhibit your art works for all the World Wide Web to see. Go and grab a digital camera and take photos of all your art works. Using a digital camera will make it easier for you to transfer the pictures from the camera on to your computer. For enhancements of your images, like cropping the edges or adding borders, use software like Adobe Photoshop or other similar programs like Corel Paint Pro. Save all the pictures in a folder so you can access them easily later when you upload them to your Website.
Look for a reliable Web Host to subscribe to.
Search online for reliable and affordable Web Hosts for your Website. Web Hosting prices range from $4 to $20 monthly. A few Web Hosting services that you can check out are www.hostclear.com, www.justhost.com and www.godaddy.com. Compare their packages and choose the one that works best for you. Another thing that you have to consider in choosing a Web Host service apart from the price is the space. I suggest that you get a plan, which offers unlimited space so that you can upload all of your art works, without worrying about running out of space. This will also come in handy when you need to upload more content to your Website in the future.
Choose a name for your Artist Website
For the name of your Website, use one that closely resembles what your work is all about, or simply use your name to make it easier for you to be recognized on the Internet as an artist.
Design your Website.
Some Web Hosting services include Website templates in their packages. So if yours include Website templates, you simply have to choose one, upload the images of your art works and you’re all set. If you don’t get Website templates in your subscription, you can design them by using software such as Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe DreamWeaver, or iWeb if you are using a Mac. You can add a more personalized touch to your Website if you make it yourself. Don’t forget that you have to design the different pages of your Website like your ‘About Me’ or ‘Biography’ page, ‘Home’ page and ‘Gallery’ page. When you are done designing the different pages of your Website, access your Web Hosting account and upload the images you have prepared in Step 1.
Once you are done uploading all the images and other content of your Website, you are ready to publish it online.