I've been a commercial illustrator for 25+ years and I recently finished a watercolor character sketch of two super heros for a small business. I thought I'd write about what it takes to become a comic book illustrator, and why you might never get the chance if you're trying to learn while in prison.
Tessellations are an excellent example of math being used in art. A tessellation is a tiling of geometric shapes on a flat surface. M.C. Escher made mathematically-inspired woodcuts, using tessellations and the outcome was spectacular.
Anyone can find work as an art model! Artists want to practice drawing people of all shapes and sizes. There are three main avenues to pursue when looking for work as a fine art model: colleges and universities, open drawing sessions, and individual artists.
Go big or go home is a slogan that dares one to accomplish their dreams. Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali are two fine artists who were experts at publicity stunts and will be studied in marketing classes. Publicity stunts can be a cost effective method of gaining recognition especially when traditional marketing costs may be preventative.