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Old 11-27-2007, 04:01 PM
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Thanks for the nice words everyone and wow a lot of you do do stuff with art! That's soo cool, although if I had my choice I would be on Broadway singing!
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by lives4dogshows View Post
Okay I have to ask how many of you do art for a living because I have seen some amazing work of outstanding quality on here. I feel kinda bad just posting my little sketches, I have no training in art.

Simply put you guys are amazing!! I would love to be have as good as you all are!

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I am.

I thought it is going to be a lot easier than it really is. You become expert in all areas of bussines and you never know enough.

Although I am getting more and more orders every year when order comes in I am still very very happy.

Donīt feel bad this is how we all learned and still learn by working I will not even comment how many sketches I drew in my life.

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:39 AM
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Default I try to make a living out of it

TRY being the targeted word in that sentence.

My personal art site is at

Yet I specialize in hand-painting dog figurines to likeness using pictures.
and that is a seperate site at
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:20 AM
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I am too detail oriented to ever be able to work fast. I don't think i could ever completly support myself with my art alone. WHich blows, but in the midwest, epsecially in missouri even the gallery owners say it is next to impossible. PEople like to LOOk at art but buy it sheeesh. ANd if they do they want it for walmart discount store prices.

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:24 PM
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I don't do it for a living and I never post on my art on here. Mainly because im protective of it and I don't have a scanner or camera right now lmao. But I paint and sketch on a regular basis and I have done a couple pet paintings that I actually sold. Someday I will post my stuff on here. I just get intimidated with all the other artists on here lmao.

I taught myself and took advanced art classes in high school.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:45 PM
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I draw for fun.
I do sell some prints or commissioned work now and then.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:26 PM
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I paint with acrylics and oils. I dot generally sell my work, but have to get extra cash!I need to get pictures of some of my paintings.

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Old 12-08-2008, 04:28 PM
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I sculpt, paint, 3 dimensional wall hanginings, custom wine glasses, and custom jewelry.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:59 PM
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Aww, I used to work for an arts and culture agency before but I had to change career to make a living. lol! Same old reason, but very true for many people involved in arts esp. if you're not rich enough.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:07 PM
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Many talented people on Chaz !!!
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