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    Question Do artists make a lot of money?

    Do artists make a lot of money?

    Im just a kid, I dont know much, but I have aspirations and thoughts of the future of opening some business and being an artist both at once

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    No.

    Unless you are a graphic designer, then you fucking bathe in cash.

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    Some do, some don't.
    Do actors make a lot of money?
    Do musicians make a lot of money?
    Do writers make a lot of money?
    Same thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh View Post
    No.

    Unless you are a graphic designer, then you fucking bathe in cash.
    i guess you said that because being a designer you can have more of the art proyect areas covered . if not, could you elaborate on that statement? do you have any examples of people making it that way?

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    Most artists have second jobs to Supplement their income. But that could be for many reason. I guess its not so much the money thing, but a lifestyle. It all depends on what kind of art you want to do and how well you market yourself.
    All artists pay their dues in the beginning, so don't expect to get rich overnight.

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    There are some artists who make lots of money, some who make too little, and a good number in the middle who quietly make a stable, medium income doing what they love.

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    My teacher Keith Wicks sold half a million dollars in paintings in 1 year. he also used to charge $1000 - $2000 a day doing art in the entertainment industry.

    on the other hand another teacher of mine has to teach and illustrate or he doesn't make enough money to make himself happy. Good artist but his art is very out there and evidently doesn't sell as well as he would like.

    Then look at people like Jason Manley who own a huge company but are still artists. I am sure they do quite well for themselves.

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