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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!

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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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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
My feelings exactly.
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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.
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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:
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I could...but what should I do with it afterwards?
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:iconsandranataly:
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 :)
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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...
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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
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razzor40 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
sehr gutes bild, vereint klarheit und die kreativität von dir
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
vielen dank!
klarheit?
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:iconrazzor40:
razzor40 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
klarheit, hmm dummes wort, meine einfach "CleanDesign" :dygel:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
also, dass das konzept sehr ersichtlich ist, oder wie?
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:iconrazzor40:
razzor40 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
du bringst es auf den punkt, ich schrieb einfach "Klarheit" und meinte halt dass man sieht was du tust... Farben, malen, kreativ, künstlerisch begabt.
Jeder der das Bild sieht weis von Anfang an in welche Richtung du arbeitest.
Bin halt ein Schweizer :confused:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
hehe ok^^
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 47.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

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:iconanko6:
Anko6 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:o Everything's floating! Nice job!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
hehe yes^^ thank you!! :D
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
So cool and awesome ... LOve it :heart:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
oooh thank you :iconlovecuddleplz:
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Dessine-moi-un-Beru Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
yeah, your photo is beautiful and we can feel those feelings you speak about!
Moreover, I really understand you because I share your feelings... I'm more than fond of drawing but I also like biology and animals so I plan to go attend a preparatory class next year but I know it is really difficult and what I fear the most is the fact that I know for sure that I won't be able to draw during 2 or three years (except a bit during summer holidays) ... and I don't know how to live without drawing, how to live without thinking about it every day...
That's why I want to tell you "courage !". I think that the most secure way to live from your art is to start by doing something else, more stable in order to make a living and then, little by little, move to art !
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
thank you! :D
if biology really interests you: do it! and I am sure you can take so time for drawing! :nod:
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Argolith Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cooles Bild -- die herumfliegenden Gegenstände haben etwas Dalí-artiges.

Von Kunst zu leben ist sicher keine einfache Sache. Was studierst du denn?
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
viele dank! das ist mal ein kompliment! :dummy:

nein... :nod:
Bildungswissenschaft^^
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Argolith Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Also gar nichts so sehr Künstlerisches... Die Frage ist wohl, ob du mit einem Abschluss in Bildungswissenschaft einen Beruf ausüben kannst, der dir Spaß macht, oder ob du nur in der Kunst die Erfüllung findest. Ich weiß nicht mal so genau was man mit Bildungswissenschaft alles tun kann. :)
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
nein..
naja mit dem bachelor kann man schon mal wenig machen, dh ich muss sowieso noch was weiter machen. im moment interessiert mit kinder therapeutin, aber keine ahnung, was man da alles für ausbildungen, kurse, seminare etc. machen muss
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Argolith Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich verstehe. Nach dem Bachelor hätte ich auch nicht aufgehört -- damit ist meistens wirklich nicht besonders viel anzufangen.
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
jep..
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:icontaigachu:
Taigachu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Ich liebe das Konzept, ich finde das bringt super rüber, was du damit audrücken willst. Genial!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
aw vielen dank!!! :la:
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garretstarfox93 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconilavplz:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
:la:
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SuperArtCraft Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Please Reply - How to add the art in popular
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
oooh now I understand! my pic was on the frontpage for a bit of time. you can not "add" it to the popular section, it has to become popular! that means it has to have a certain ammount of pageviews and faves to get there. if it has enough in the first 8 hours after it has been submitted, it appears on the frontpage at the popular section "popular 8 hours"
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SuperArtCraft Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how to hadd in popular section please
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
please use a translater if you don't understand what I just wrote :P
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
sorry I don't get what you mean..
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SuperArtCraft Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ok
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
just say it in other words please^^
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SuperArtCraft Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sieht gut aus, wie Du den Sturm in Deinem Kopf bildlich umgesetzt hast. :clap:
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
oh danke! daran hab ich gar nicht wirklich gedacht, dass es ein sturm ist. aber du hast recht :nod:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mit kreisenden Gedanken kenne ich mich aus. ;)
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
^^
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Taorax Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
jaaaaaa...das mag ich :) finds toll wie deine haarfarbe raussticht trotz das sie eigentlich net so grell ist

is echt cool gemacht :nod: ...auch wenns mich an lernen erinnert...bäääh lernen :D
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
hihi danke :la:

haha ;P
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kimerajam Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Similar to me!,though i'm studying architecture at the moment( I feel a lot of pressure). In fact ,i want to become a photographer, maybe later i will look for a professional courses in order to develop skills for my passion. About money, I think working in a fashion magazine like Vogue will be great(this is my dream) you can mix genres such as conceptual, fashion, fineart, portrait ... I do not know how to balance between money and Drawing Jobs, but I know there are many ways to work full time with photography :p. Finally ,Pursue the things you love doing..
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
but architecture sounds creative!
everything sounds unrealistc for me at the moment... :(
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daPerforM Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wahnsinn, mal wieder!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
ach danke :dummy:
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Shero0n Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
totally understand your worries. I stopped drawing for now because of tough times in university, but I begin to understand, that I don't really want to finish university, make my diploma and those bullsh... stuff. So, yeah. The question really is "How?"
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I would never stop doing art because of university or art! I never want to, I should say instead :nod: I hope I never will...
but yeah, the question is if it is enough to keep it as a hobby...
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