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What's the hardest part of being an artist?

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Naomi María’s Answer

For some people, the hardest thing is getting criticism and for others it might be getting stuck and not feeling inspired to make anything.

For me, it's getting frustrated with what I make. While I like most of the things I create, sometime I make something I feel pretty terrible about. Then I have to decide if I'm going to carry the idea through anyway, start over altogether, or figure out how to change what I made into something I like. But that doesn't happen too often. If I get stuck, I switch to something else for a little bit as a break and go back to it with new eyes and hopefully a new idea. :)
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P.’s Answer

Selling the art. Post on socials to gain a following. Work at a art studio/attend art events. Network as much as possible.
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Susan’s Answer

Hi Isaac, I like to think of hardships as challenges. One thing that is challenging is that whether your design or others designs are good is subjective. Subjective means that it is up to the person that is viewing the design. Whether art is good is not a yes or no answer. One person may like the design and another may not. So it is sometimes hard to prove that you are doing a good job. The same is true if you are the Art Director that is deciding on another persons designs. But this is also what makes art so interesting. It is important to give the story of how you came up with the idea for your art, so the people viewing it know where you are coming from. I highly recommend the art field. You can make great money in graphic design and you art can hang in airports or in malls or show on instagram apps or on web sites. And you are building something beautiful every day.
Best of luck in your endevours.
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