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    Question regarding art as a career to more experienced artists.

    Nevermind closed this thread. This guy below me is a total moron and can't comprehend anything I asked.
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    You dont sound like you are fit for this path bro... Can you make some good money with art? heck yea you can, but if money is what you are really after.. you might wanna reconsider.. are there starving artists? you betcha, even if you go to art school you can tell that at least 50% of the people in there will end up flipping burgers after graduation or something, this path aint an easy one.

    "I'm good at anything in art really"

    Mind backing that up with some of your work? just to have a better understanding of where you're coming from.

    " Until I figure out a route and I can draw a path in life of what to do and how to build my art life, I don't feel comfortable starting on any projects."

    Well, if you really loved art, this wouldn't stop you from trying to produce some.
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    Doesn't sound like you can read. You're extremely biased as well.
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    You shouldn't let one response you find negative bother you to the point that you close the thread - that way you won't get any good advice at all. Actually, one of the things an artist needs to be good at is taking critique well! If someone responds to a piece of your art negatively, critiquing it or reading into it a different purpose than you intended, would you react the same way? I hope not!

    I get the impression that your question was about being able to structure an art career in such a way that it feels like a financially reliable career choice you can plan around. There are many different types of career in which you can use artistic skills. If you want a more structured career with a set path to follow and a good monthly wage then you may want to aim for certain kinds of in-house employment such as working in product or architectural design, advertising, publishing, etc., in either a 2D or 3D capacity. The ways of making a living as an artist which appear more "glamorous" such as concept art for games or film, fine art or higher-paying illustration work tend to be freelance careers which are very competitive, financially unpredictable and are impossible to really "plan" for because you can't predict how clients or the market will respond to your work, if they respond at all. You can't really go into careers like those if financial security is your primary concern - and there's nothing wrong with financial security being the primary concern, by the way.

    Hope that was helpful in some way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLP Studio View Post
    Nevermind closed this thread. This guy below me is a total moron and can't comprehend anything I asked.
    Actually, I think I'll leave it open so that people can comment on what a baby you're being.

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    He's like the guy in Mystery Men, he's awesome at doing stuff other people can't see. But he can't be bothered to do it. Also, if someone has "Studio" in their handle, you'd think they had a clue about something.
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    Like i said, you are not fit for this path bro. You just proved my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLP Studio View Post
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    I'm currently looking into making art into a career, and I haven't a clue which way to go with it, where to start, what to do. My question is, does anyone out there know what you can do in art to make good money and how to set yourself up on that path? I need a way to support myself independently and stably and I really enjoy art. When I hear the term "starving artist" I can't stand it, because it seems like nothing more than a term used by pessimistic people who haven't hit where they need to be in art yet. I'm just confused on what route to go. I'm good at anything in art really and I love it all, I just want to make a career and I'd like to see my option. This has puzzled me for a very long time. Until I figure out a route and I can draw a path in life of what to do and how to build my art life, I don't feel comfortable starting on any projects.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    Nevermind closed this thread. This guy below me is a total moron and can't comprehend anything I asked.
    Restoring original Post and going to restore your other one. People don't like seeing mass edited posts that destroy context.
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    "Don't feel comfortable starting on any projects."

    ...what? I'm confused.
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    I think the OP should get a new acronym to go by, just so the average person doesn't get the wrong idea.
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    Jesus.
    OP, how old are you? The thought of leaving someone like you with any sort of responsibility makes me worried. Work on your people skills, lacking that shit is going to make anything in life difficult to achieve. Forget an art career, I'd be surprised if someone hired you to flip burgers. Or trusted you with a pot plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    "Don't feel comfortable starting on any projects."

    ...what? I'm confused.
    "I really am good at art and have nothing to show for it"
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