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Are you still considered a hobby artist if you take commissions? 

64%
733 deviants said As long as you don't use your art as your main source of income.
24%
273 deviants said Yes
9%
106 deviants said If you use your art for any profit, you are no longer a hobby artist.
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32 deviants said Other (comment)

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:iconlyme-pretz:
Lyme-Pretz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's only a hobby if the artist says it is.
That being said, I believe it is only a hobby if you would do it for fun. If you're only doing it for the money, or you wouldn't just do it in your free time for the fun of it, it is definitely not a hobby, so you really never know if it's a hobby or not unless the artist says it is, because you will never get inside their head for the real reason they draw.
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survivorwolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i really do not know
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:iconfawnflight:
Fawnflight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you're still drawing art for yourself, you could still be considered a hobby artist.
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:iconxkirameku-lunaix:
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm good question i guess not unless its just for support/motivation for the artist or something.
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TheStripedKit Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
:shrug:... Art is a hobby to me when I'm drawing for myself, but I plan to make it a job too so I think it's okay to say it goes both ways.
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:iconvengeofthestars:
vengeofthestars Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends on how much you are making and your state laws.
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Alymae Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well its a obby in the side that makes a little cash, so yea
its not like you LIVE off of it, if its just for spending money i think it's still a hobby
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Shoe-Demon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think you're still a hobby artist if you take POINT commissions but if you take money and use it as your main source I don't think your a hobby artist.
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I consider myself a hobby artist, even though I occasionally sell pictures to my classmates for a few dollars.
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:iconjo-san:
Jo-san Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say, amateur ... commission ... artist?
My father has sold paintings but he's not particularly well-known ...
I never sold art in my life but I don't feel that selling a work or two would mean much in means of accomplishment. So far I've drawn for myself and I'd do commissions if I felt like it.
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