So what's the level I should aspire IF I want to live off my art? I don't mean to be ultra-super-mega-good but something along the lines of "meh, you pass now go make minimum wage"?
I just want to make like 1000$ monthly with my art, as an illustrator or a concept artist, working from home.
Is this possible? at what lvl is this possible? more or less. can ic point this out?
I'm a beginner not a total-utter-out-of-hope beginner but a beginner I am
so? what do you think? any advice?
Anywhere in the US 1k would get depleted quickly.
To OP: work on getting a studio gig. Art is a skill that is meant to be paid top dollar. Or you can prostitute yourself on fiverr and work more than a real job for peanuts. If that's what you want then go for it.
Art is super competative. I don't think you'll even make minimum wage if you're just trying to make minimum wage (because someone better will take your job because that person is going to want it more, be better and he'll probably be more motivated).
It would be like asking an athlete how fast you should be able to run (minimally) in 1 hour to get top 3 in a marathon or whatever.
So my advice is to get rid of that mentality, but if you're really interested in that answer try to think of how many paintings you'd want to produce in a month, lets say 8 wich means $125 a painting and then google 125$ paintings.
It isn't just about being good. Even exceptionally good people have to do shit jobs until they get their CV together. Even so-so artists can get high paying jobs if they're good at maintaining contacts with a solid CV.
this guy should give you an idea--he was a concept artist for the original guild wars. Just look at this oldest videos and you'll see how low the bar is...now that was years ago and things have changed
competition is fierce and your odds have greatly been throttled
tl;dw art isn't a game
>>google $125 paintings
OP if you are satisfied with an income ceiling of 1k/month don't aim for illustration or conceptart.
aim for mainstream garbo hentai/furry/anything bullshit.
super doable. almost entirely about self promotion. you still need skill, but only in the sense that you want to be able to work very fast in order to stay profitable and not have to work 12 hour days all month.
I was surprised to find out a 30% gallery commission is regarded as fairly low.
To get traditional rep you need to be in exhibitions, and then you then need to be good enough that you can get your money and time back on a sale.
>how good do I need to get?
you don't. create pandering fanart, a shitty webcomic, or even shittier porn and slap that shit on patreon.
if you don't wanna learn how to draw at all, just trace and paint over portraits, give them slightly anime features, and let everyone assume you're an artistic genius.
sorry, is my salt showing?
your salt? no? Your stupidity and ignorance? Yes.
This is what ic fags say to make themselves feel better when they upload their art and no one gives a fuck about them. Cus apparently, it's everyone else that is a shitter and not them.
>because there's absolutely no truth to anything he said. None.
There isn't. If there was even half as easy as you think it is, everyone would be doing it. We had a whole thread full of people who TRIED to do it, they made a group on Deviantart to promote nothing but the most pandering, Kronprinz inspired animu fanart and they all failed laughably, getting maybe 10 views per image.
When it comes to webcomics, the only ones who make lots of money, yet are drawn very badly are either gag comics or slice of life webcomics that have run for years before Patreon was even a thing. To think you could just draw some shitty webcomic no one has ever heard of and suddenly people will throw money at you, you must be genuinely retarded.