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Art can always be your passion, but are you planning to tie your professional life with art? 

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740 deviants said Yes, I do but there's still a long way ahead of me.
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284 deviants said No, I don't. I'm planning something else!
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203 deviants said No, I don't. I don't think it's realistic.
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200 deviants said No, I don't but I do take commissions from time to time.
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182 deviants said Yes, I do! So far I'm taking commissions from time to time.
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49 deviants said Yes, I do! I'm already earning my life through art.

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Matoyak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
As someone focused on creating Games for a living, there is a lot of art in my life. Art in the code, art in the design, and art...art. Spriting, mostly, but I've also done 3D modeling as well. Going to be focused mostly on coding, as I'm a programmer, but Design is where my heart lies.
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Sort of. I'd like to go into advertising.
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Soapy-Lump-Nugget Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooooooo way. :XD: Art is more of an obsessive hobby of mine. I doodle a lot and do crafts, but I don't upload to dA very often because I'm not eager to share. :meow:

I actually plan on being an English teacher, whether that means to foreign language-speaking people or writing/grammar/literature/spelling to English speakers.

I am pretty realistic. I do not think I'd ever be able to have a career off of my art. Also, it's not that easy to build your way up to the point of being a professional artist who gets paid enough money to feed however many mouths they have to satisfy. =P

TL;DR : No.
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SasukeUchiha22 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, and I'm doing it, and I'm very thankful for it. :)
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me as an artist or writer will never be a realistic goal. Not even commissions. But I do like doing it regardless of how shitty it comes out.
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HolyFrap Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to work in a lab... I mainly want to work in Haematology research and junk

fun fun!
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superwuffles Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I'm lucky enough to already be able to make a living off art. Currently a rigging artist in the games industry. :) Doesn't require much in terms of "drawing", but it does require the eye at least. :)
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WorldHero Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm halfway through my 3rd year of studying to become an animator with an emphasis in Traditional 2D and Character Design. :la:

...And for a hobby, novel-writing. :meow:
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purplekyloe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
hahah that's just what I'm doing!! :giggle: I'm in love with 2D animation ^^
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WorldHero Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yay! :iconyaayplz: I've worked in digital animation (Flash, Photoshop, etc.), but it just doesn't feel the same as traditional 2D. :saddummy: I have more fun drawing the whole thing out on paper instead of on the computer...More work, but it's still more fun, instead of worrying about Flash screwing up the work and doing stuff it's not supposed to do. :shrug:
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