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Visual artists





Visual artists create and execute works of art by sculpting, painting, drawing, creating cartoons, engraving or using other techniques.
Tasks include -
(a) conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings and sculptures;
(b) arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter;
(c) selecting artistic media, method and materials;
(d) creating representational or abstract three-dimensional or relief forms by shaping, carving and working and combining materials such as wood, stone, clay, metal, ice or paper;
(e) creating representational or abstract drawings and paintings using pencils, ink, chalk, oil paints, water colours or through the application of other techniques;
(f) creating drawings and engraving or etching them on metal, wood or other materials;
(g) creating cartoons to depict persons and events, often in caricature;
(h) restoring damaged, soiled and faded paintings and other art objects.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Cartoonist
- Ceramic artist
- Illustrator
- Picture restorer
- Portrait painter
- Sculptor
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Industrial designer - 2163
- Graphic designer - 2166
- Painting teacher (private tuition) - 2355
- Potter - 7314
- Decorative painter - 7316

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