Do you plan on making a living out of your art?
|161 votes
No, I'm not even an artist.
7%
No, it's just a hobby for me.
29%
I'm not sure yet... / It will depend
43%
Yes, I absolutely want to make a career out of my art!
20%
I already make a living out of my art!
1%
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Published: September 26, 2014
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ErexisHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed ^^
L-y-n-e-a's avatar
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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, same xD
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MysticalWhisperHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see ^^
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TakaEdakumiHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I guess that'd happen to me, too x3
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RasaliinaHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
They do count :D
And what is extra money even -sobs-
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TheElvenJediHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I know that xD
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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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it can be, but it depends on how hard you work and how lucky you are, too.
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SoltoriStudent 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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ThyWordIsTruthHobbyist General 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh :)
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red-sunfoxHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so, too D:
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WonderSparksHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, nice :D
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WonderSparksHobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :dummy: How cool would it be to be a nuclear physicist and a furry? :giggle:
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
:XD:
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