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Ugh, I am really getting tired of stuff like this to be honest.  Not everyone has the means and capabilities to do this.  This is awaiting moderation on their website but here’s my two cents.
I suppose you could take the “Don’t” panels from the perspective that you should make those things into what you love.  I wanted to read it like that and maybe that’s the way I’m supposed to read it.  However, there’s recently been a lot of this commentary floating around along a similar vein and I’ve seen a lot of working artists getting irritated.
So here it goes:
Do it for the assignment because grades actually do matter in college if you’re trying to get a masters degree or teach. They matter if you have a scholarship or even a loan. They matter and if they don’t then save your money by not bothering with college. Those assignments are to help you learn. If you don’t need them, save your money and get out into the art world and start producing YOUR work.
Do it for the money! We all have bills to pay and for a lot of artists, having the supplies they need requires having money to some extent to pay for them! You don’t have to make everything about your clients and maybe you take a separate job entirely to fund your work. Often those other jobs can provide a very unique, valuable insight to other aspects of the world that can elevate your own work! But if you take commissions, you can SET your boundaries. You know your style, do your work WITH the client, not against them!
And hell, do it because it’ll look good on your resume, especially as a starting artist. Is there a show space opening up? Maybe it’s not well known but WHO CARES, get a spot SHOW YOUR WORK. You don’t have to have a museum show but you need to get a foot in the door and HAVING A GOOD RESUME WILL DO THAT.
AND DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT. Yeah, that is the most important part but you CAN do all those other things too and it’s really really really not that big of a deal.

hyperallergic:

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Ugh, I am really getting tired of stuff like this to be honest.  Not everyone has the means and capabilities to do this.  This is awaiting moderation on their website but here’s my two cents.

I suppose you could take the “Don’t” panels from the perspective that you should make those things into what you love.  I wanted to read it like that and maybe that’s the way I’m supposed to read it.  However, there’s recently been a lot of this commentary floating around along a similar vein and I’ve seen a lot of working artists getting irritated.

So here it goes:

Do it for the assignment because grades actually do matter in college if you’re trying to get a masters degree or teach. They matter if you have a scholarship or even a loan. They matter and if they don’t then save your money by not bothering with college. Those assignments are to help you learn. If you don’t need them, save your money and get out into the art world and start producing YOUR work.

Do it for the money! We all have bills to pay and for a lot of artists, having the supplies they need requires having money to some extent to pay for them! You don’t have to make everything about your clients and maybe you take a separate job entirely to fund your work. Often those other jobs can provide a very unique, valuable insight to other aspects of the world that can elevate your own work! But if you take commissions, you can SET your boundaries. You know your style, do your work WITH the client, not against them!

And hell, do it because it’ll look good on your resume, especially as a starting artist. Is there a show space opening up? Maybe it’s not well known but WHO CARES, get a spot SHOW YOUR WORK. You don’t have to have a museum show but you need to get a foot in the door and HAVING A GOOD RESUME WILL DO THAT.

AND DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT. Yeah, that is the most important part but you CAN do all those other things too and it’s really really really not that big of a deal.

rylysann replied to your post: Anyone have tips for easy ways to get …

have it sit in screen wash for awhile, scrub super hard then have it sit in emulsion remover for awhile and scrub i can get most stuff off that way but sometimes its time to let them go they lived a good life.

I really want to see if I can salvage them first since I rescued them from some jerks who literally treated their supplies like garbage.  It’s heartbreaking - especially when I think that like… this is your livelihood and your supplies are so important?  How can you treat them so poorly!

So yeah, if I can rescue them I definitely will.  If the gunk stays to the outside edges I can just mask them off for tiny screens too since I like doing tiny work. 

Ahhh it’s just so frustrating to see supplies treated this way.