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What do you want to do with your art? 

46%
1,849 deviants said I want to keep it as a hobby while having another profession
44%
1,747 deviants said I want to do it as a profession
5%
202 deviants said I am simply an art appreciator, i don't personally do art
5%
196 deviants said I am already doing art as a profession

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ShinyDancer Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I do it as a profession but, it looks so difficult, it really hard to find a job in art world... :(
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NADreamer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't know at the moment. I'm torn between keeping it a hobby and doing it as a profession.
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Phantom-Shadow16 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want ti use my art to make graphics for video games. Right now Im getting my degree in game and simulation programming but I might go back for a degree in art if I need it. If I don't then I will just keep practicing. I'm already making games. Its pretty fun
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TapSkill Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Same here. I'm pursuing a degree in computer sciences, majoring in web development, but I am, at my heart, an artist. My art skills help with game development and web development equally.
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Phantom-Shadow16 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, It really does help. Being an artist that is. I even got extra credit in one of my classes because of some 3d models I made that no one else could make :)
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qbrown96 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wanna be up on my sketchings to the point that it could be a profession should my initial plan fall through or I get tired of it. I just love the whimsy and focus art brings outta me!
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electricTwilight Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It's a hobby for me because I have a completely different profession, but it is a very important hobby, a true interest, something I would have done on my entire time If I would not have a profession.
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm actually in the process of getting my bachelors in Graphics and Web Design with the eventual intention to get my Masters. My ultimate goal is to become an Art Director. :nod:
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karkooz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I am well on my way of becoming a lawyer, but i still love art!
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baffledBITS Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I put I want to keep it as a hobby while having another profession. I'm not really sure if that's accurate for what I want, though, lol.

I want to become an art teacher. That's less about my art and more about teaching how to art, lol. I would also like to sell my art if I can, but that's less a profession I think if it's just on the side :T Idkkkk.
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Kolokino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I want to be an animator but I also want to keep painting as a hobby
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TheOliverAddict Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm a hobbyist. Its what I do! I like things without deadlines, and I don't have to do anything I don't want to, or an editor jumping down my back. Rather have a job that pays well with good hours than a job with people hounding on me 24/7 asking if the manuscript is done.
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THEAIMANDPS Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first i thought that i should do another profession and keep this as a hobby but now i have observed that my country lacks good art so now i`m going to adopt it as a profession
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DeltaAltair Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
I love to draw but I want to join the Army.
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Eckroadious Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Want to become a professional artist for movies and/or video games. My drawings still suck so I plan on going to college to help improve my drawings and with any luck I can improve at least alittle bit before I start going to college.
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ChibiRat3019 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd like to do it as it a profession but none of my art professors like anything that I enjoyed making and they mostly killed that dream - _ -;
so I'll just keep it as a hobby
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FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I'd like to get good enough to make some income out of it, but I don't think I'd be able to make a full career from it. I'm also not sure I'd want to.
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NearoC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Undecided.
Doubtful on any plans for a profession, but it's not totally excluded completely as a possibility.
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ChibiTaryn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a reasonably fulfilling career that lets me dabble in design (but is mostly technical writing) so I'm more than happy to keep my art as a hobby. But I'm pretty serious about that hobby! :)
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jennsch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My current plan is actually to just finish up my degree in forest sciences, get a reasonably paid job and eventually pay for myself to go back to school into graphic designs for careers such as logo design or even video game concept design. I also had this secret wanting to work with Pixar or Dreamworks, although that seems a bit far off since I don't know how I feel about staring at a computer screen all day. It certainly would be a drastic change from working in the outdoors!

For the time being, my artwork is just a side thing that I enjoy doing when I can (:
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StrideGum Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to do it as a profession, I've already talked to my parents and they support my wanting to go to animation school.
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yt1DER Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I want to draw because I WANT to, not because I HAVE to. In an industry this competitive, I'd definitely be doing a lot of pieces that I'd derive no pleasure from whatsoever. So I think I'll just keep it as a hobby, making a few extra bucks here and there from people who actually like my work.
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vDorp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to do it as a passion, but also I want to keep it as a hobby. It depends on the kind of art, since it's a big blob full of things you can do with it. I have a lot what I love to do, but not everything will be in my professional work when I get to that one day. ;)
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Sakura-chan4100 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would loove to make it my career, but I'm trying to figure out if it'd be doable for me.
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xbleugreenx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Even though my passion is in traditional art, I am currently studying to become a video game designer. I will continue to study traditional art on my own time 9and maybe try to make money off of it) and go to school for digital training.
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zzpopzz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Vote 1 cause I can't afford professional art
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lostSHAD3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Art is the thing I'm best at (...which is a little sad since I'm still a huge armature in that field). I would love to become a freelance graphic designer and illustrator as well as a web developer. All which provide an option to work from home, which is really awesome. I still have a longgg way to go though.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
I'm aiming to be a forensic anthropologist, but I also want to publish books. So, I guess I want them both to be my profession.
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selene13immortal Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm an amateur photographer, so when you said "art" I assumed you meant all branches of art, not just traditional media.
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MacKenzieX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I'm about half way between wanting it to be my profession and it actually being my profession ... if I beat out the other three designers for a new local store's logo and mascot, well, it'll be a good start to a freelance business and about 500 bucks in my account. But it's a pretty big IF.
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kampfly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i'm between hobby and profession, but i don't want to make a career out of it, per se. i'm in school now, and i sell things sometimes on etsy, and i've been in a gallery, but for some reason i don't like the idea of "being an artist when i grow up" :shrug: i think it's because i'm addicted to structure, lol! and sometimes i feel like i need that struggle of finding time in order to be productive.
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trinity343 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm a little in between keeping it a hobby and making it a profession. but i need more....functional basic knowledge of photography ...which i am learning a little at a time :) and then of course more practice in the editing stage.

i enjoy doing it as a hobby though but i want to it to become something more
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pandaora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm going for animation and sequential art so that I can become a cartoonist. ^^ I can't live without drawing, and I feel like I wouldn't be living if I didn't give it a shot.
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peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to just wing it. I have many interests other than art, which is awesome and leaves me with more opportunities. I'll be making art as long as I live though. For sure. And making a profit from my art on the side of my career would be awesome as well.
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Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would starve to death if I tried to do art as a profession, I do this as a hobby only. I have been in my profession of network engineering for over a decade and I like to do art as a way to alleviate stress.
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laWlsARTstuff Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I like it as a hobby so no one can tell me what to do :P i get to do what i want when i want.
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a-nyul Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It would have been a hobby if I had time for such things. :(
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I want it to be my profession. I always wake up going "i wanna draw something" :D
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kuryuki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I think it's best to have it as a hobby. I'm going into engineering xD. I feel like if I have art as a profession I'll end up hating it because of all the stress and deadlines.
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Miratara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I want to be be a freelance illustrator. I've learnt everything I could on this job, I just have to fill in the form and to make a website with a portfolio. But I have to make more pieces to put them on my portfolio, there's not a lot of thing yet, and there's nothing practictal, and nothing in the field I want to go in. What's more, I have a hard time trying to grow confident as an artist.
But that's really what I want to do so I'll just go for it.
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Lily-de-Wakabayashi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I have an another profession. Im a doctor, so, I just make art as a hobby.
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LeftyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At this point, I can't decide. I don't feel like I can do art as a profession because I don't have the motivation to put my skills toward a career, and would rather draw what I want without the pressure. Also, I don't want to go to art school. I'd rather go to a college where there are people who are different from me
I think my best solution would be to minor in art. Also, ever since I was little, I've wanted to write and illustrate children's books, so I'd like to see that happen someday.
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LeftyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shoot, I accidentally hit send before I was done. About the art school thing, I meant that I want to have the experience of meeting different types of people. I feel like if I went to an art school, I would be around the same type of person all the time, and they would all be people like me.
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm almost done completing my BA in Psychology but I wouldn't mind doing an art related job sometimes
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Foxslit Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
It really depends. If I have the chance to do art as a profession, I'll take it, but I'm looking more towards being a voice actor or writer, doing art on the side.
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Smoludozerka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something between a hobby and a part-time profession :)
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FIREREDAlbinoUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Being an artist has always been my dream, but another one has bumped it a bit over the years; I'd love to major in music, but I love all the fine arts equally. <3
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DreamAngel-Ren Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I clicked on the wrong answer XD
I want to do art as a profession since I have so much fun drawing and coloring pictures :]
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merunicorn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Working at pixar as an animation artist is my dream job. :3
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altearithe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've been making amigurumi pieces and selling them, but it's not really much of a profession yet. >.<;
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