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

64%
732 deviants said As long as you don't use your art as your main source of income.
24%
272 deviants said Yes
9%
106 deviants said If you use your art for any profit, you are no longer a hobby artist.
3%
32 deviants said Other (comment)

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survivorwolf Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i really do not know
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Fawnflight 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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xEternal-Dreamx 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 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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vengeofthestars Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends on how much you are making and your state laws.
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Alymae 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 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 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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Jo-san 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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LilithCorthaine Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it would all depend on how the artist who is doing commissions looks at it.
A lot of artist who do commissions regularly, I would consider no longer a hobby-artist.
I still consider myself a hobby-artist even though I do commissions cause of the sole fact that I am not as good as a professional.
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