So I've heard some stories from people on both sides of the fence that there is sometimes a mutual contempt between people who are more "entertainment art" and people who consider themselves "fine artist." Specifically I've heard that there are many Illustrators and Fine Artist who disdain each others fields. For example that there are certain fine art galleries that would turn down any submission that seems to "illustrative" or ones that seem to imply to much storytelling. I have noticed at my own school that there seems to be a sharp (perhaps that's not the right word maybe distinct) division between the interests of our Fine Artist and those of us interested in doing work in the entertainment industry. It's not a serious point of contention, we make friends with people on the other side but it is something that I'm becoming more and more aware of.
For me it's a rather stupid distinction because I believe it's simply a line in the sand that people turn into a huge thing. I would consider most of the old masters who were painting Biblical and mythological themes to be "illustrators" and "Fine Artist."
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?