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"I'd like to buy it but I have no money" - The art of Thornwolf — LiveJournal
"I'd like to buy it but I have no money"
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yaochi From: yaochi Date: February 11th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
In general terms, I think artists are underpaid. Problem is, for a lot of us customers, resources vary over time and sometimes we cannot indulge without repercussions that exceed our desire to own. At Califur I was a person who slept on the floor in a room full of equipment. Sometimes folks will say that the market sets the value of any given item. In one sense that may be so, but it can just as easily over or under value items. I have not seen the results of the art show this year for FC, but my gut was telling me that purchasing was down. That is heartbreaking because quite frankly there was a lot of stuff that deserved to go home with somebody. I suspect that a lot of folks who, in previous years, purchased more art, purchased less. Some may have had less money, some may have had more insecurity, some both. When someone tells us that they cannot afford a thing, it can have many meanings, and often more than suggested by the writer of that article, whose arrogance reads through their text.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 11th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are one of those people who really appreciates the value of art, and I really like that about you. It's a rare thing that I meet someone who understands the kind of work that goes into each piece of art.

That said, you commented that a lot of things in the art show deserved to go home, there was a lot of nice art but honestly I mostly saw limited edition prints (which I don't really buy), it seemed the majority of the show was that. I would have loved to see more originals honestly. I really look forward to that part the most. Looking at a piece of art that has brush strokes or marker lines just really is /awesome/.

Sales were indeed rather abysmal this year (for me anyways but I priced my items for prices I wouldn't be disappointed if they went so..maybe that's my fault) but I am thankful that I sold anything at all, because it means that the things that went will truly be appreciated rather than casually purchased because it's their murrsona (which there's nothing wrong with that, but I don't like to undersell myself either just to draw a yiffy yiffy fox cuz I know it will sell, i like to draw things I enjoy).

And yeah this individual is indeed arrogant, but I try to take away a bigger message from it being "don't worry about it just keep on keepin' on, people will always have their reasons, it doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong"
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