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> >Mike - I am curious. How do you make money with your art work? Also, what
> >do exactly suggest artists do to support themselves and still have time to make
> I am an illustrator. I paint images for books (mainly children's
> literature), design projects (annual reports, brochures, collateral
> pieces), advertising (posters, packaging, ads), institutional (posters, PR
> materials) and editorial (magazine articles, newspapers, some television
> I began as a film animator and did Sesame Street segments, commercials, a
> piece for Nova and even Saturday morning cartoons.
> I also occasionally teach drawing and life drawing in a local college and
> drawing seminars to corporate design departments.
> An artist CAN make a decent living - provided he divests himself of the
> foolish notion that purity is some kind of virtue. If personal projects are
> important to you either do them on your own time or you can forgo the money
> to be had from commercial ventures. Should you choose the latter you
> shouldn't expect the public to pick up the tab for your decision.
> Mike Reed