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    Question Going Solo?

    How many artists here, ever want to, plan to, or already are indpendant artists? Not commercial artists, but artists who keep ALL the rights to their work to sell in galleries, publish, merchandise etc? Any one here ever aspire to reach a status like Kinkade, Wyland, or Worhal etc.?

    If not, why? What are the positives and negatives in your opinions?
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
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    Hello. Anyone? Anyone?
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
    his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he
    has imagined, he will meet with a success
    unexpected in common hours."
    - H.D. Thoreau

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    I am not one and I don't think I would want to be but I have a friend who is. She owns a gallery and does personal work and commissions and also has a number of other gallery mates that make it so that they can survive. But other than owning your own gallery I am not sure how feasible it is. There would need to be a lot of leg work, agents or you would have to be so well known that people come to you and you can charge a lot or all three. Just my opinion and all that.

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    Good points. Name recognition is important.

    I thought I wouldv'e gotten more feedback on this one.
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
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    - H.D. Thoreau

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    I'd rather be in a permanent employee position... I think I need a "frame" to keep me focused, and to take care of "side issues" like insurance and such.
    Plus, it's when you have limitations that imagination flourishes

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    Wow. That's a perspective I thought I'd never hear. Being limited is when imagination and creativity flourishes? wow.
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
    his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he
    has imagined, he will meet with a success
    unexpected in common hours."
    - H.D. Thoreau

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    Bad client: listen, I need you to do a 4 page brouchure, using our official colors, and the photos I provided, I have limited funding so nothing expensive, and you have to do it in a week.
    Worse client: I don't know what I want, I trust you'll do something good...

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    Both Chris Anderson and I are working on separate personal projects. They will start as graphic novels and hopefully move on from that. I want mine to end up as an action adventure cartoon but, for now I have to go with what's at my disposal.

    I don't think that is what you were really asking about...


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    It might be a rumor, but I heard somwhere that Feng wanted to start doing his own work. If it's true, I'm soo excited for him! I would love to see what that kid can come up with for himself. Moving away from the formulaic production design, and just doing his own thing.

    And...finally having somthing to show and own for himself....not Lucas, Ubisoft,...etc.
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
    his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he
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    unexpected in common hours."
    - H.D. Thoreau

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