Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The best worst advice of my art career.

Posted by: Dave

Being an artist comes with its benefits, but it also comes with one major drawback.   It is one of the only careers where people feel entitled to give you their advice even when it has not been founded on any statistics, first hand knowledge, or insight into the industry.  In fact, I really never ask for it.  So I thought I would reflect back on some of my favorite worst advice in our new section appropriately titled "our best worst advice."  Illustrated by yours truly.




 I did a couple sample cards just for fun:




12 comments:

  1. I would buy that 'Happy 50th' card. Just sayin'

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  2. That was so much fun! Thank you for sharing. I like when people try to get me to work on other mediums because they know someone who makes a fortune doing it.

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  3. It's been suggested to me that I paint the sides of vans, or paint pictures on Chuck Taylors. (these are now my fallback plans).

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    1. Ha ha, I had someone tell me to paint original portraits for 20.00 because people would by them.

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  4. Hey! I recognize that guy in the first three panels! He's given me lots of advice,too.

    If you take your painted Chuck Taylors, tie the laces together and throw them over power lines - would that qualify as public art? That might get you more recognition!

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  5. A fairly recent one .. "You can make molds of babies' newborn feet, paint them, and charge $20!"

    I really must look like I'm starving. Need to eat more salami.

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  6. I had a family member offer to buy one of my paintings for a dollar. I think they were kidding, or joking. It wasn't that funny.

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  7. Yes, I would buy the "bum" card. It would have been perfect this week!

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  8. Very funny. Just happened to drop in by way of another blog (don't ask me whose). I think I'll follow you and see what else you do to make me laugh. God knows I need to laugh. :)

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  9. Hahaha that 50th birthday card is too good.

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  10. I loud-laughed at this post. Hilarious.. and I would totally buy the skull card. I think every profession get this to an extent. I was sad that my engineer boyfriend didn't know how to fix my computer ("I'm a pipeline engineer!") and he was surprised that I would never ever open a bakery ("I said food writer..")

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  11. I dated a woman who, when she found out I was an artist asked me "if I was good enough to draw portraits at Great America?" that was the last date.

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