I've been subsisting on freelance illustration for over a decade. In the past six weeks I've had one family member refer to a warehouse job that I had for a couple months as a "real job", and another family member refer to a teaching job that I'll be starting in the fall as a "grown-up job".
What a supportive and empowering culture we have for artists. :|
@neauoire Haha. Well, I'm lucky in that my dad thinks that me being an illustrator is about the best thing ever, but unfortunately his understanding of the profession is not shared by all.
@laemeur Making a living from your art is a great achievement, kudos to you!
Don't let those $#*&%! bring you down.
Just like my grandmother. After 15 years as a professional musician she still askes me whether I will search me a real job...
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko