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TheGreatCthulhu

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career in the arts is certainly a leap of faith, you have no idea if you are going to be discovered. i reckon its best to assume you wont, not to discourage yourself but to help you arrange your priorities.

most people i know who take art commissions do it to help them make money on top of the money they're already making because they want some extra spending money. but most of their customers are going to be friends, and people they've networked with. and for a lot of people that's where it may end, but for other people it may go further, depending on your connections.

its connections that seem to be the key though and thats beyond just art. my sister's gotten a lot of opportunities that someone with her experience as a medical student wouldnt have gotten because of the connections she's made with doctors who want to mentor her
Facts.

Art is definitely a worthwhile endeavor, and in my mind, no drug can ever replicate the high one gets by creating art, just know, it is a financial leap of faith.

You're basically doing two jobs, one is steady, the other is unsteady and takes way more commitment, at least that's how I view it financially, if I just take the joy of creating art and the art itself out of it.
 

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Well as an artist I also mean, and this is also a leap of faith, to so concept art and designs for games, if I could ever work with a dev team
That's definitely a worthwhile goal.

Whatcha wanna do is make that like the big, ultimate goal, and just eliminate the excuses that get in the way, at least that's what my dad taught me.

Success is just eliminating excuses that get in the way of success.
 

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Well as an artist I also mean, and this is also a leap of faith, to so concept art and designs for games, if I could ever work with a dev team
fun fact: I'm currently volunteering as a concept artist for a fan project simply because nobody else wants to
it's hard and makes me feel inadequate perma
 
opportunities for concept designs i think are greater in the fact that indie artists and devs are like thriving right now

and indie devs are usually teams of friends, they usually are people who know each other from a mutual interest and find they share a vision for a project. so your odds of being discovered and getting to be a concept artist for an indie team could be relatively high, but then you have to consider the likelihood of the game itself making a profit afterward. for a lot of devs, just getting to work on it is probably part of the pay off but it is nice to get recognition for that work too.

the plus sides of having a smaller following that you do get to be more intimate with your fans though
 

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I’d love to work with an indie dev team.

I’ve wanted to make a project with my friends at art camp, like a big art piece or possibly animation because one of them is good at it
One thing to be sure of, make sure you have good people who are just as dedicated and driven about a project as you are.

I had to fire a "bassist" today for several reasons, but one of the big ones is that he did a lot of talking and not enough playing bass. No matter what art you're doing, I think the art should speak for itself, ya know?

Which is why the bassist we have now actually cares, and is so crazy prepared that he has converters for power supplies meant for Europe, the UK, and such.

Which, it wasn't needed, but that shows to me a passion for the art, and that passion will bleed over and people are going to notice. Now if society didn't devalue the arts as much as they do, things would be perfect, but, we don't live in a perfect world, so ya gotta make do.

Anyhow, I'm rambling. :)
 
i mean if you were devoted enough you could carry a project solo but it'll definitely take a lot of work and you gotta really know what you're doing

on one hand i find a lot of appeal in doing a solo project, that way i have full control of my vision, but at the same time its like... i know what my weaknesses are as a creative mind and i think it would be valuable to have someone to keep me in check and we can compensate for our weaknesses. for instance, i think a lot about how im a macro photographer, i fixate on minute details. my friend is a landscape artist. the two of us combined could create an immersive world with those strengths overlapping
 

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How is art entertainment overrated?

It’s a real job

Is me wanting to be an artist for my job not fulfilling? Is being a musician or author as your main job not fulfilling?
Oh whoop de doo, you've got warm fuzzies from a fulfilling job, good for you. Is anyone else benefitting from your job in a way they couldn't get anywhere else? People can get entertainment from people that don't do it for their job. Same can't be said for stuff like medical care, plumbing, farming, etc...
 

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Oh whoop de doo, you've got warm fuzzies from a fulfilling job, good for you. Is anyone else benefitting from your job in a way they couldn't get anywhere else? People can get entertainment from people that don't do it for their job. Same can't be said for stuff like medical care, plumbing, farming, etc...
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i know what youre saying chev but thats why im so discouraged as an artist

its not that artists are replaceable, but the art MARKET is replacable. art is a consumable. art is a consumable, indulgent product, in the eyes of modern society. its not about the creator.

its an oversaturated and competetive market but why are we all competing when people just buy it on whim? is there anything i can do to make an impact if thats what art is for people?

i give up

but i feel that same way about my dreams of pursuing sciences too i suppose. all jobs feel that way to me anymore.

i dont like to thinka bout it
 

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