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Do you plan on making a living out of your art? 

43%
69 deviants said I'm not sure yet... / It will depend
29%
47 deviants said No, it's just a hobby for me.
20%
32 deviants said Yes, I absolutely want to make a career out of my art!
7%
11 deviants said No, I'm not even an artist.
1%
2 deviants said I already make a living out of my art!

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Erexis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure do plan on making a living of my art, but I think I will be more successful with my writings I guess. But...a little side-money wouldn't hurt with drawing a few things here and there. :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed ^^
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L-y-n-e-a Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Well although I really love drawing I don't want to make my living out of it. I just can't draw under pressure and I worry that I wouldn't love it anymore if I always had to draw. ;)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, same xD
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MysticalWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm planning on starting commissions sometime in November. If I end up selling some and progressing in my art over the next several years or so, I might end up living off of my art, although it's very, very unlikely.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see ^^
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to make a few bucks off of my casual art, but I'm not completely sure if that's just a pipe dream or not. But I know for sure that I don't want to make a full-blown career out of it. Ever heard people say that you'll hate something you love if you do it for a living? I love art so much, I don't want to put my love for it at stake by making it into a career.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess that'd happen to me, too x3
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Rasaliina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if plushies count as art, then yes, I am currently making my living with them :meow: well, about half of my living at least - the other half (or a bit more tbh) comes from the social security system because I don't make very much with my ponies after all... but they make for a nice "extra" on the side whenever I can make them :) 
... haha "extra money" hahaha as if students ever had extra money all my money goes to food and rent and bills //shot
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do count :D
And what is extra money even -sobs-
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TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know what option to vote, so I didn't XD I'd like to at least make some kinda living out of it, but it's the market that's the judge of whether or not I will tbh. If people won't buy my art/commission me I'm not going to get very far after all ;P
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I know that xD
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Raccoon-Whisperer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Im not even an artist, but for those who living only by art is usually pretty hard, really low income. I saw lots of them, even if the art is really great. Like at college my teacher was known artist here in LT. Before he got teaching as a side job or something, everything he getting from his art spend on professional art tools, pains and so on just to be able to make more more art and theres not much would have left for a normal living. So I imagine being an artist and making living with that is really hard and demanding life.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it can be, but it depends on how hard you work and how lucky you are, too.
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Soltori Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I kinda make a "Living" right now. I get paid for my commissions but I don't live off the money because I'm only 16?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see ^^ It's not the exact same as you don't have to pay your own bills yet (I suppose?)
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just a hobby for me. The only time I got money for it was when I was trying to raise funds for an important trip this past summer.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh :)
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red-sunfox Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i would love to, but i feel like most careers in the art industry are super competitive with very little reward :c although i would absolutely LOVE to become a tattoo artist.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so, too D:
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As nice as it would be to make a living out of my art (or even my photography!), it is not exactly a realistic career, considering how difficult it is to make a proper living from these things. cx
I think I will be doing something that uses far more of my mental capacity, like science-y stuff. :dummy:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, nice :D
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :dummy: How cool would it be to be a nuclear physicist and a furry? :giggle:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know it had to be said. ;D
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Heck no

My art isn't even worth while.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh
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Aravil1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me it is a hobby and maybe another form of earning (not now, sadly)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh :P
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Gothalla123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to do both art and baking. Though I'm looking for an Mentor to apprentice under in baking. I plan to take art and culinary classes in college :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, nice ^^
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Gothalla123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Nah, I don't think I will... My art isn't even that great but that doesn't mean it isn't getting better. Although I'm not even really sure what I want to be when I grow up exactly... When I was little I used to want to be a veterinarian but it seems like it would pretty stressful. Sure it isn't a human life however animals are very special to me and hopefully their owners too. So far i'm just going with the flow and hoping my life turns out ok. ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to be a vet too, but eh xD I love animals but I just don't think I could handle the studies - or some animals.
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Yeaahh, that too, before when I was young and I barely started school. Then I realized I would have to do more school to become a vet so I changed my mind. xD 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realised I'd have to pass sciences and do more advanced sciences and... yea. xD
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icefirewolfie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe as a... side job of types
part time,
something like that
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see ^^
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Deercliff Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it's...complicated sort of? I currently plan to become a librarian as like, my main paying career, but calling my art a hobby doesn't feel right with me. Even if art never pays my bills it's still my passion. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I aim to be a librarian too :dummy:
Ahh yes I see :0
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Deercliff Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh awesome! yay for libraries! 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
Well I'm aiming for that, I'll see where I end up! But I'm studying linguistics and literature so I guess that would be a good start to get there :dummy:
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:iconvintagesweaters:
VintageSweaters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't make a living out of my art. 

XD Ok, ok. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's with the negative comments about your arts on polls today fffff
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VintageSweaters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah nah not like that bruh.

i just.. Wouldn't know where to start. I like my stuff. -pets art-
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see x3 I just saw your comment on Griwi's poll too and yea.
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VintageSweaters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, oh, on that one she's just a higher level than me ^^; 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then why comment?
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VintageSweaters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...idk.

im sorry ;;
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