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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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721 deviants said Yes, I do but there's still a long way ahead of me.
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279 deviants said No, I don't. I'm planning something else!
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199 deviants said No, I don't. I don't think it's realistic.
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194 deviants said No, I don't but I do take commissions from time to time.
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178 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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:iconmatoyak:
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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:iconavskyggene:
Sort of. I'd like to go into advertising.
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Soapy-Lump-Nugget 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 Nov 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, and I'm doing it, and I'm very thankful for it. :)
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Shaleene1 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 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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:iconsuperwuffles:
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 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 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 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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