well, i think it would be a bit odd not to make a profit out of it after all that learning, especially when you'll presumably be very good and it'd be the ideal thing to pay off the loans etc with, but overall i don't see the problem! the only reason i've taken an art a level is to get better at it. i've done piano lessons for years because i like the feeling of being /good/ at something, especially for someone of my age. it's just a nice feeling. some people don't care about the money; it's more about enjoying yourself or knowing that you can do something well. it's a real self esteem boost!
mind you, i'm saying this now, but i'm lucky enough to come from a family that doesn't have many money problems. i'm very grateful, but i think if we always had to be super careful about what we buy, i'd have a different point of view on things.
RaylornFeatured By OwnerNov 7, 2012Student General Artist
I took piano lessons as well and I didn't make a career out of it. But the thing is I don't think piano lessons don't give you sleepless nights to meet the deadline. And art college is way more expensive than piano lessons. (But I don't know about the piano lesson fees in America because I'm not a US citizen and I also don't know how much is the workload in US art college/school)
That's why I'm curious that anyone why to put unnecessary stress on themselves.
ahhh well actually i have to do performances and those are extremely stressful :U but you're right they're not expensive! art college is way more expensive indeed. i don't live in the US, by the way. i'm english haha, everything is really expensive here lately.
sometimes the stress is worth the reward. i stress out a lot but in the end it's always worth it. it's not about careers and money for everyone, i think!
"I mean seeing I was an art student myself, how could I draw for pleasure when I'm not allow to draw what I want and when I please?"
I don't know, I enjoy drawing stuff for other people on a schedule. It's a challenge. If I were stupidly rich I *would* go to art school for pleasure and it would be a lot less silly than buying a $7000 handbag and snorting cocaine off the pool boy. Heck, I'd go get a chemistry degree for pleasure. I'd collect degrees like Pokemon.
But if you can't afford to blow $100,000 on school then yeah, it's silly.
But if you have the money then a classroom experience is different from a sitting-at-home-working-for-someone experience. For one thing there's someone at the front pretending they know what they're talking about. And there's a whole group of other people that you're sharing the experience with. Maybe you get access to equipment that would be too expensive or impractical to own yourself.