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

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

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survivorwolf Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i really do not know
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.
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.
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.
vengeofthestars Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends on how much you are making and your state laws.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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