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How to feel miserable as an Artist

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 13, 2013, 5:24 AM




I found this on another deviants journal and have to sya I agree totally.

How to feel miserable as an artist (or what not to do)

1. Constantly compare yourself to other artists.
2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on.
3. Base the success of your entire career on one project.
4. Stick with what you know.
5. Undervalue your expertise.
6. Let money dictate what you do.
7. Bow to societal pressures.
8. Only do work that your family would love.
9. Do whatever the client/customer/gallery owner/patron/investor asks.
10. Set unachievable/overwhelming goals.To be accomplished by tomorrow.



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MiusEmpire Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
trueeeee < 3 my family will only support me the day i get success meaning the day i get an actual job there can provide enough money to live off.

doesnt matter what i can earn online, or what i can earn IRL by selling privately.

doesnt matter it something i love and something i've done pretty much my entire life.

They find it stupid that i have paid 515 USD on a tablet [became that expensive because i had to get it shipped to my country and also had to pay tax of the shipment]
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oakhollowd Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hear hear!
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ValiantShadow Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Not all families shoot you down. Mine is very, very supportive of what I do, and I don't think I would be the artist I am today without their support and critique.
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BangGoesReality Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm making money from it* bad dA
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ValiantShadow Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah...I can't actually make money legally due to the restrictions I have on photoshop, and I'm not good enough yet to take actual commissions.
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BangGoesReality Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Must say mine are only supportive as long as I'm making money from it :P otherwise it's a waste of time xD
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ValiantShadow Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Each family is different. Right now I've made about...0 dollars, but I'm still improving as an artist, and at least they recognize that.
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BangGoesReality Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Indeeds :] Nice when everything isnt about money.
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ValiantShadow Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah....It probably helps that I'm not even like in college yet....yup...no room or board needed yet, so money isn't that much of a trouble right now. It will if I ever move out though (which I will want to do.)
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BangGoesReality Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh right yeah you're still a kid xD I've been doing commission work for 4/5 years now xD
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