ive always wanted to be the best... i don't do this for fame although it would be nice to have money and recognition its desire to outperform/innovate that makes industry thrive and remain relevant.... this is just like in basketball when so many superstars aren't fundamentally sound because they dont care about being great just being paid
I used to care, really. I used to think the most important thing as an artist was to be popular, or uber, or whatever it is that makes people flock to you.
I think realized that it seems to be a burden and a pain and more pressure to do ... whatever it was that made you popular. This goes for sales too, to get bigger sales going more mainstream or 'opular' with your paintings helps.
Then I realized I didnt want, or care, any of that just for more pageviews, more favorites, or more sales.
Id just rather paint whatever it is I wanted and if that ended up popular, or sold well, then bully for me. Whatever 'it' is that makes one popular I dont have it and I accept that and enjoy doing my own thing.
There are things I love more then art, and to do these things, as planned, is much more important then being a successful artist for me... So I chose "A Good Artist, but unpopular (as in you'd have to do something else to support yourself.)" for that reason... To do what I love as a career, and what I enjoy as a hobby.
Hope this helps man, Love your work, and if you ever want to go pro-bono hit me up, I got an idea you could do justice to.
that is a bit of a mesed up set of questions, because I do good art, I am known enough to live off my art, but I choose to persue other career paths, I will update some pictures of my art when I get the chance, just to show that I'm not trolling. but i do believe that those atre the generic options for artists today.