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Hey everyone!

A little while ago I was given a list of questions about my experiences as a professional illustrator, along with a few other deviantART members who have taken up art as their career. Now the answers have been put together in a neat overview and I thought it was a very interesting read! 

Should You Become a Professional Artist?Community Week
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
        :oops: Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
        :oops: Will it be hard getting a job?
        :oops: Will I become a starving artist?

If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then :la:
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske


If you're interested in becoming a professional yourself, or if you already are one and would like to read about the experiences of others, go and have a look :). One thing I'm particularly happy about is how this demonstrates that the stereotypical "starving artist" is just that - a silly stereotype.

- Lhune

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Ilse "Lhune" Gort
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PK3rM3 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Such a beautiful gallery <3 deserves a watch for sure!
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DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Holidays c:
Holiday Gift: Lhune by DemonML
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SkyJaguar-TFproject Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thank you for joining :iconbestiarum-mythica:!  :)
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magdali-na Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
amazing gallery..
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