>>2366194 I watched his Journals on youtube when they came out. I don't blame him at all for wanting to actually do something worth it. There are only so many pretty girls you can draw. I don't want this to happen to me, and I respect the guy.
>>2366231 Only for those people who have never held an actual job in their life and immediately got lucky enough to make it big as fanartists. They have no idea what the alternative is like for 90% of the rest of the world's population.
I guarantee you that anyone who has actually worked for a living will not whine about making thousands of $ a month for drawing cute girls for a couple of hours a day, getting to decide their own work hours, not having to bother with annoying co-workers, the ability to take breaks any time they want, as many as they want etc. A successful fanartist's mid-career crisis is the ultimate first world problem.
It really doesn't seem that unlikely to me to have a mid-life crisis over this sort of thing. Some people have greater ambitions than making a quick buck on drawing girls. Life isn't all about whether you can make a living drawing fan art to some people. Given how condescending this board tends to get about what subject matter people draw and how so many people get up their own ass about having better taste I didn't think this would be hard to grasp why someone would be conflicted.
>>2366194 I had a run in with a guy like this. I pointed out how his specialty was cheesecake and he blew up "Do you know me? I'm more than that." Not everyone is driven by the money or the popularity. They aspire to create something of their own and doing cheesecake, fanart, is just a means to an end. Him taking a break doesn't mean he's quitting it means he take a new step.
Wow I knew /ic/ had some assholes but taking joy in this is two steps below a piece of shit. Makes me want to draw more because someday there will be some dead beat loser angry that I tried and am going somewhere.
>>2366544 Now that I think of it...it might have been this guy. That was some years ago but I guess it either finally hit him or he's just a drama queen and will go back to doing cheesecake for Capcom.
>>2366518 I'm just saying, people who talk like this have never held a real job in their life. Being able to make a comfortable living as a fanartist means you have one of the easiest, least stressful jobs in the fucking world.
People don't always have a crisis because their job is too hard, they have one because their work/life is unsatisfying and they're not doing what they were hoping to be doing at that point in their life. People in all sorts of professions at all sorts of incomes experience that sort of shit. The fact he's sick of it and wants to change it, and is willing to actually put his ass on the line to do it, is admirable.
>>2366594 >Being able to make a comfortable living as a fanartist means you have one of the easiest, least stressful jobs in the fucking world. Where did you get this idea from? A few Patreon pages getting thousands a month? I know a good amount of artists who have to juggle multiple commissions, freelance for companies, and still make peanuts. Easiest? Have you ever sat down and churned out 5 complete piece, a dozen line drawings maybe day in and day out just to make enough? While still having to stay on your game as an artist. And there is stress. Ever heard of a deadline? When you're doing side work for Marvel and also trying to do commission then all of a sudden you get sick, injured, computer breaks, family member dies, what have you then you're set back from a deadline it's a stressful as fuck feeling. The life of a self employed artist is not simple or easy it's hard fucking work and not everyone gets lucky have a load of supporters.
>>2366625 >People don't always have a crisis because their job is too hard, they have one because their work/life is unsatisfying and they're not doing what they were hoping to be doing at that point in their life Sometimes I forget you were all born and raised in the first world
That's what happens when you based your entire career off of someone else's IP. Surprise you have no identity, you're just a guy that draws manga girls. How do you only realize this just before approaching your 40s?
>>2366898 How is that any different from most other artists though? If you work for MTG, big comic publishers, Hollywood studios or video game companies, you're always working on someone else's IP as well. That's just what it means to be a professional artist. You do client work, either in-house or freelance and you do your personal work whenever you can make time for it.
Why do you assume that fanartists wouldn't be able to do personal work on the side, just like any other commercial artist does?
>>2366914 The difference is that MtG artists have a lot of creative freedom with the monsters and shit. If you're drawing anime fan art, then you can't really deviate or do anything original with it. Also, shows how much of a childish faggot you are.
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