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February 11, 2013
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Feb 8, 2013, 12:22:37 PM
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in between by Nilanja in between by Nilanja
I am torn between university and art...
on the one hand I want to finish university and get a nice job. of course it is not that easy, because I actually don't know what I want to do after the bachelor. the only thing I know at the moment is, that I want to get the bachelor^^
on the other hand I love art, I love taking photos, I love looking at other people's awesome works and I also see how much some artists give to earn money with their art, to make a living out of it. that makes me dreaming of beeing a full time artist...but how? then the doubts come that I will probably not make it...

I don't know if you can see all that in the photo. there is probably more behind...I worked on this picture for hours - I can't even tell if it is good or not, if the concept is clear and so on. So I would appreciate a constructive critique very much!


thanks to my sister for helping me with the photo! on my own this wouldn't have been possible

PS: I am thinking of making a series out of this concept...but I am not sure yet. also I really should bring my alphabet project to an end ._.


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Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
My feelings exactly.
TheLearningArtist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You can do both. WHy would you pick?
If you can only pick one pick art.
sandranataly Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hard decisions... but u can do both, isnt? in fact u can even study art, or photography, there u have something u like :nod:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I could...but what should I do with it afterwards?
sandranataly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pezi, there are a lot of things u can do being a photographer!! publications, journals, magazines, covers! and most important ART! :nod: people on this things wants professional photographers, and u are creative! besides u are a designer too! and with a little of imagination u can mix both works in time to times.. what could be more fun then that? :D
but ofc u can always choose others things. and continue to photograph as a hobby. :) is your choice girl :)
Writto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you are in a quite similar situation to my own...
Well, I think that you will be a great artist no matter if you become professional at it or not. You already are - having a head full of ideas and making them come to life :)
But how and if it's a good idea to become professional, I don't know that either... Well, it's all about whether you can do something that others will commission or buy and whether you want to do it. There are things I could do for small amounts of money, but I don't want to do them... I've made a choice similar to yours at the moment and I am going to keep going on my personal artistic path while striving to get a degree and, as you say, a "nice job" ;) And I'll keep an eye open on what life has to bring...
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
thanks :blush:

sometimes I also think keeping it as an hobby sounds nice too :) and yes, you are right, there are also disadvantages
razzor40 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
sehr gutes bild, vereint klarheit und die kreativitšt von dir
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
vielen dank!
razzor40 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
klarheit, hmm dummes wort, meine einfach "CleanDesign" :dygel:
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