>>2375900 woah woah woah art is literally the no1 hobby for medical physicians and these guys can draw better than 99% of /ic/ because art is fucking easy. Studying medicine, fucking up your mind and soul attending classes from 8 to 5 daily, learning stupid shit you will never apply in real life and risking your entire semester in final exams is about a billion times harder than tracing cartoons.
For example, I live in Estonia, and here if you are making more than 1000€ per month you will be called successful. Full time teachers here making less than 500€ p/m, doctors are making far less than a 2000€p/m. So sometimes, I can receive more than a doctor.
>/ic/ think art is hard you dipshits need to visit the celebrities art thread, those are mediocre compared to what normal people can do and theyre already better than than what /ic/ typically dish out. also ask the top tier artists in /ic/ what theyre doing for a living, most of them have professional jobs and they only do art as a hobby.
I am very seriously looking into moving to the third world for this reason. For 2-3 years so I can grind fulltime and build both my serious art business and my nonserious commercial garbage sidebusiness (which atm is much more lucrative bc nobody is willing to pay the minimum rates I need to be profitable with my serious work).
I think art CAN be a good career but it takes a fuckton of work and time. And there is no 'life' you could possibly have on the side. If art is your life and all you ever want out of life, then it might be satisfying while you make 30k per year. But even getting to that number will take you two decades.
you know what's funny? if some d/ic/k posted that painting the replies would be
>head too big >perspective is fucked >lighting doesn't make sense >nose is wrong >tit is missing
it's only after 'knowing' that the artist as an established professional, that this piece is considered 'good'. that's the problem with this fucking place.
it's the same kind of thing that makes someone go 'hurrdurr Noah is still better than 99% of /ic/' when it couldn't be further from the truth. Noah is fucking terrible yet the average /ic/ imbecile will elevate him simply because he is popular.
>>2375876 >>2375900 It's very much a "Dream" profession as in, if it's your dream you'll love it and not care about the hardships and low pay, but if its not your dream or passion and you're just looking for cash for your talent, you're probably going to find yourself burnt out and struggling.
I have no other careers in my mind that I want to do. Nothing appeals to me enough to go to school for except for art. I do have a backup plan however which I think every artist should have, even if it's just something you could do part time if you ever need to switch careers (Mine is cosmotology and I'm learning it alongside my art so I'll have it if things don't work out as planned. Plus learning makeup has helped my drawings a little bit since it gives a bit of an understanding of facial structure since, well, if you don't know how your face is shaped your makeup is probably going to look pretty shitty.
I see people post this question all the time and people respond with "NO it's low pay and not worth it" That's a stupid answer.
The real answer is you can make good money doing art. If you get picked up by an animation company, or find your way doing freelance work you can make more money then your average 9 to 5 15 dollar an hour job, especially if you get picked up by the animation company, they make like 35 dollars an hour. Freelance is a bit more difficult because you actually have to be good, not just consistent. But in order to get to the point you're good enough to do either of these you have to work your ass off. Art has to be your life, not just a side thing.
But at the end of the day this is not a career for anyone who does not want to do art all day. If your first consideration is the amount of money you'll get, you're already on the wrong track and you'd be happier drawing as an occasional hobby or not drawing at all.
>>2376001 THat artist actually is good. His pictures have energy, good colors and technique and a cohesive style. And Noah is still better than 99% of /ic/. He's not amazing but he's damn better than most people here. Your edgy contrarian attitude is kindof obnoxious.
>>2376182 Then explain how I have 4 different friends, just a year out of college all living in one of the most expensive cities in the world either doing freelance or working at game/animation studios and have enough money buy numerous cintiques and computers and other art shit. I'm actually the worse off of all of us and I'm still doing just fine.
It isn't enough to just be proficient in creating content - you have to create a context for yourself to make a living in today's society. If you have enough determination to get good at what you do, then you should have more than enough determination to also package it in a way that creates value.
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