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    Thanks arttorney, that's pretty much what I wanted to know and it gives me something to aim at

    Thanks to everyone who contributed, interesting perspectives one and all. By the way, a professional is someone who makes their living from their skill... don't give the word any more meaning or significance than that. The phrase 'personal definition' is just silly.

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    Ha! When I saw this thread my first thought was:



    So, I guess that tells you where I am.

    I think Arttorney and Elwell summed it for your question. I'm not sure the motive of the qustion, but I did just want to add one thing. I think the diverse mixture of skill levels and backgrounds is what makes this place so special. Even though there are some heavy professionals here, I dont think there is anyone that comes to this site and doesnt learn SOMETHING new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Coene View Post
    I think you are changing your meaning after the fact, as your orriginal statement that they "should be able to teach at an advanced level" implies a formal setting, most likely in a college or academy of some sort.
    No, you simply aren't understanding, it has nothing to do with teaching in a "formal setting" it has everything with the ABILITY to teach through the level of their work, period.

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    Hmmm, I think I can consider myself semi-semi-pro. I have made some good money whenever I did paid work. But since it's a rare thing right now, as a saying goes, it's not enough to scratch my bum with.

    I think that might change in these next years, and my confidence in selling more art will help. For the actual looks of my art, I think I just want to improve, making my art look great, even if it looks professional or not. (definitely a grey area though, as many said already)

    As for the teaching argument, let's not worry about it! O_O That's a varying thing with people, whether some implicit/explicit teaching could happen from their works or their words.

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    Wow, thread necro... load your shotguns and look out for zombies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Coene View Post
    I guess I count as semi-pro? I've done a couple jobs but not enough to pay the bills.
    ...Time for an upgrade. I figure I count as a fullblown pro as I'm now able to support myself with my art. Of course, there's still that jump between being a professional and acting professional... that'll be a tough one...

    ...and then getting to be a master... ok, dream on. For now I'll just draw my lego people.

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    I'm a pro alright, but I'm a pro in graphic design.... I'm slowly making the transition towards more illustration related work.

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    Holy crap, I didn't notice the month up there! O_O Hee hee! XD Oh well, sorry 'bout that!

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