How to Make Money with AI and Art, 16 Ways

For the artist

Regia Marinho


"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." — Andy Warhol.

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Making money with AI and art can involve a few different approaches and skills.

One way is by using AI tools to create and sell digital art, such as generative art, digital paintings, and computer-generated animations.

Another way is by using AI to assist with the creation of traditional art, such as painting, drawing, or sculpture.

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Generative art:

Generative art is a form of digital art that is created using algorithms and computer programs.

It can be sold as digital prints, animations, or even physical sculptures. Artists can create their own generative art using software such as Processing, openFrameworks, or p5.js and sell it online on platforms like Society6, Redbubble, or on their own website.

Digital painting:

Artists can use AI tools to create digital paintings that mimic traditional art styles, such as oil or watercolor paintings. These can be sold as digital prints or even printed on physical products like t-shirts, phone cases, and other items.

Computer-generated animations:

Artists can use AI tools to create animations, such as short films or music videos, that can be sold or licensed to film studios, production companies, or streaming services.

Assistive tools for traditional art:

Artists can use AI tools to assist them in creating traditional art forms, such as painting, drawing, or sculpture.

For example, an AI tool can be used to generate a rough sketch or a base color palette, which the artist can then use as a starting point for their work.

AI-generated music:

Artists can use AI to generate music, such as electronic, hip-hop, or pop music…



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.