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    Question The Famous Illustrator

    Hey guys, just wanted to get something off my chest. I just graduated from Ringling back in May with a degree in Illustration and it amazes me how many people go..."whats an illustrator". Only a few short decades ago an Illustrator was the talk of the town, every one knew who Norman Rockwell was, or Gibson and his Gibson Girls, or other famous illustrators, they were up there with rockstars and movie stars. Now, its hard to find someone who could name one Illustrator they know...one person I know said no one illustrates any more as they held a copy of Harry Potter with a cover by Mary Gran Prix. I just find it frustrating that a profession where it takes true TALENT and drive to succeed, is so underrated. Anyone else feel like this??? Thanks for listening
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    Mary GrandPre. Just to ironically drive your point home even further.
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    LOL...I knew i was gonna spell her name wrong
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    that is so damn true! It seems like the more skill a creative vocation takes, the less respected and known it is! lets all go on a killing spree!!!!!! bllllaarrrrrggggg!!!!!!!!!
    art is fun and addictive. like coffee. I like coffee too.
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    yes, the general public is generally ignorant when it comes to illustration. A teacher at my school asked if anybody was into illustration and I raised my hand people just looked at me.

    but I'm a rockstar so I don't care :rock: Party like a rockstar, kick a little ass!!
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    im all about some Brett Helquist
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    roooom! rooooom!

    play like an allstar, party like a rock star and hammer like a porn star - norman rockwell....


    i just want my work to be well known, i don't want to be a superstar. i don't mind that so much. the problem is with the money.... people don't pay for hardwork and real talent like they should. well, not enough i mean.
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    ordinary people don't get that you can draw... two examples:

    1) On a previous portfolio I added small stories to each pic, apr. 6 sentences. When I showed it to some people (staff at work, I used to work with mentally challenged people) they asked: Did you write that? (mmh, there also this hardwork, almost A4 friggin image covering the whole page ...did I write that...well yes)

    2) yesterday...i showed one of my favourite pics to my little sister (about 10 y.o), and said; look at this picture I've done! what do u think?
    And she said:
    Oh are u gonna draw that? (me) No, I just made it!
    (sis) Oh, you scanned it! (me) No, I just made it!

    I don't think anyone think U can make anything yourself thes days. If u can't buy it in a package at the store...don't exist
    I'm ranting. Hope anyone enjoyed it !
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    True, most people don't know what an illustrator is. Most people don't know what a lot of things are. Most people are idiots.

    Tell 'em you're an artist.
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    im all about some Brett Helquist
    Yeah, Brett rocks. Some of the other Shannon artists are pretty OK too .
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    Glad to hear people feel the way I do. Just to go along with the subject i've started...does anyone else get tired of the starving artist jokes???,
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    i'm tired of all artists considered poor.

    In the icelandic school system, they burn into your head... "nobody can make a living of art or music" When you're told something often enough you'll start to believe it.

    The general public in iceland thinks that if you're an artist you just dropped out of high school and started doing drugs

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    hey frank,

    Here are a few guys who are not to be for gotten.


    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/for...?s=&forumid=19

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    "Why go around making stuff if you can rip it or steal it? "

    seems to be the way it is done in most professions today. In art it's just a lot harder but in many once respectable jobs e.g. accountancy) it's no longer about the content but only about the way people get to view it. Marketing and money rule, and hard work and discipline, and originality, are seen as ridiculously difficult ways of attaining a goal.

    ...

    sigh.
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