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How to be pro'
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Published: February 11, 2018
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>> My webcomic is up and running again. <<  Check that website out for more and maybe I'll make the next episode before next year.

Through all the 25 years of my life I thought being good at something is all there is, BOY HOW MISTAKEN I WAS.
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idunknown's avatar
Competition is more like a huge ass monster shark that swims in all that with you. Also there is no other side; your just treading water forever. Good luck,
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
"the other side" is about getting used to it
idunknown's avatar
That's a good response. Happy days, and go punch that shark.
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THAT'S a pretty deep canyon, maybe go back to Hobbyland and see if anyone has a hobby for building bridges!
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that...is a very good idea O.o
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iriscillaHobbyist Digital Artist
D: very scary indeed...
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MusicnotemangaStudent Artist
Tbh I want to be a manga artist but, told that it isn’t a job (but only in japan) but now it will be my hobby (my mom and sis couldn’t told me that in the first place) in fact I want to be musician singer,animator for youtube also (pretty sure that being a youtuber is a job I think) but more honestly I seen alot of this brutal honest on youtube (make me wonder why they do that)

(Hope this doesn’t offend you or anything sorry I get apologetic these days)
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
Doing a webcomic is a great alternative to being actual comic artist these days. You can easily do it from anywhere.

You can do Youtube as a hobby too but it will be hard to gain traction. You need to commit to a specific niche that has not been filled yet and upload regularly. For example, there are many vlog animation channels in Youtube, so you need to find other things to add in order to stand out.
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MusicnotemangaStudent Artist
Actually I seen a lot of meme animations and stuff including fanimations like game grumps,markiplier or anykind (even mlp animation also yes I’m a brony) but I want to do like animation series for youtube and also manga series also (got everything ready but need to know how to draw like you tbh)
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
you don't even need my level of skill to make popular animation these days. Most animations in Youtube are stickman, chibi and lineart-only level anyways.
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MusicnotemangaStudent Artist
Ok that is true btw there one thing I need to know
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
just shoot.
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MusicnotemangaStudent Artist
Well I seen some webcomic series and also shorts one also but I never seen manga webcomic and I was wondering if that would be a thing can it?

(Wanna do that tbh)
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If you go to Webtoons there are tons of webmangas there.
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Koza-sanHobbyist General Artist
;w; ahh its like reality just splashes cold water on your face ;v;
I wonder if I'll have any chance in this feild of profession considering that my art isnt nearly as good as most people ... ;w;
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
there is nothing wrong with staying in hobbyland really
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Koza-sanHobbyist General Artist
Ahh thats true ^^;
but I wonder if I would be happy doing anything else ..
The very thought mortifies me ;A;
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
fun fact, the moment something becomes a job, it will not be as enjoyable anymore.

So even if you can draw as a "job"...you prolly won't be happy either. There's just so much stuff you need to deal with then.
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iriscillaHobbyist Digital Artist
This is why I never went to study art, I was scared it would turn into a chore and I'd start hating it. Then I regretted it because with it I would be probably much further and now I'm envious of artists younger than me who produce better stuff (but that's my fault for not practising enough, I believe). But I'm also proud that I discovered everything myself. Eh, humans are hard to please. :D
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
Personally I don't think art school helps that much, the strongest force really is motivation and commitment. Those younger artists get there faster because they're committed to a single thing. Everything that helps you becomes better can be found easily and quickly with internet these days, all you need is the motivation to do it and commitment to keep going.
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iriscillaHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that's what I thought. I have seen opinions as that self taught people are not that worthy but now I think it was only envy speaking. Imo it can be quite the opposite, though I have seen that people improved a lot when they attended an art school. But yeah, the school itself probably isn't the main factor but their motivation is.
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Koza-sanHobbyist General Artist
:o oh !
it sounds like tough world's out there ^^;
I think I should reflect at myself for some time ....
Future is so depressing ...
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iriscillaHobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's better to get a normal job you at least somewhat like, you will still earn more there than with art from the start. You can do art as a hobby on the side and if you improve a lot and people will start throwing money at you then you can maybe slowly switch to full time art if you find out it's what you want. That's at least my plan. :D
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RadenWAProfessional Digital Artist
maybe a good way to think would be would you rather 

Not enjoy your job but still enjoy your hobby

or

Do your hobby as a job and thus you enjoy it less.
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