Money in Art - Scams, thefts and more..I decided to write this journal entry after receiving a few too many "fishy" offers lately.Money in Art - Scams, thefts and more.. by San-T
Sorry in advance for the long post.
Here I will share with you few personal experiences and ask a few questions that I welcome you to answer.
First off, the statistics regarding artists are horrible... Most artists need to have at least a part time job to keep afloat and even the better selling ones are looking for additional sources of income. The misconceptions about art making being a wealthy source of income still exist, even though the term "struggling artist" becomes more and more popular. Art thefts and scams are quite silly if you think about it, but also very scary.
I can say this upfront, I been selling my work almost from the time when I started painting... but that isn't enough to even pay all the bills, I also teach, and always look for additional projects that I can profit from... The thought of someone making money from my work while I get nothing for it, is just disgusting.
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I am in art school and that keeps me pretty poor! If you want to donate to this artist that would be greatly appreciated. The money will go towards art supplies, registration fees and cost of living for me! Any donation large or small helps, and keeps me motivated towards my goal of being a character designer/concept artist. Thank you beyond words for considering C: