There’s been some debate recently through those that I follow about what really defines a good artist, so I figured I would toss in my 2 cents.
In my own personal opinion, when it comes to defining a GOOD artist, it’s not about how popular they are, what schools they went to, or how much money they make. I believe it should be based around how much that artist is willing to learn and apply that learning to their work. No artist should ever stop and think “I’m at a comfortable level of skill.” An artist should learn something new with every piece they create. We learn through experimentation, and there is so much to experiment with in the world of art, whether it be picking up a paint brush for the first time or sculpting a block of clay. I can’t tell you how much fun and how rewarding it was for me learning how to use oil paints and doing charcoal life drawings of the human figure. No matter what field of art you want to pursue, experimenting with different mediums and techniques will only make you stronger. Everything can be learned, you do not need natural born talent, it just takes time and effort. So whether you’ve been making art for most of your life or even if you’re just starting out, never stop experimenting and exercise your abilities!
Again, I don’t consider myself a professional when it comes to this stuff, this is just my own opinion. Take from it what you will.