Some time ago, I described the four most important skills every artist needs in order to succeed. Those skills were:

• The ability to see
• The ability to draw what you see
• The ability to promote yourself and your work
• The ability to say no

At the end of that article I mentioned that there were other skills every artist should develop. I’ve been thinking about that ever since, and I’ve realized that skills aren’t the only things shared by most successful artists—there are also some common characteristics that every successful artist shares. Read the full article.