Being a full-time artist can be a very hard profession because you need to be creative at all times and make sure that your employer or clients stay impressed because if the work of an artist doesn’t impress you then the worth of the work and the artist is nothing. This is the first disadvantage of being an artist. Just like any regular job, you know that you will get paid by the start of the month and that will continue unless you quit the job or the employer fires you. But if your work in subtle and steady you can work for years.
And if you are an artist, you have to make sure that you keep impressing your employer because if that doesn’t continue, you can be replaced and since there are many artists in the market, any artist can be replaced very easily. Another disadvantage is that people take artists for granted. Let’s understand this by an example, if you are an artist and your work is great as well and people do appreciate you, and then you have friends as well, and they ask you to make a portrait of them and when you ask them to pay you, they say that they are your friends and you don’t need money for that. There will be many kinds of people who will ask for different favors some may also ask you to teach to paint or draw without paying any kind of charges. This is another reason that artists are underpaid, people say that they painting r drawing or making anything is easy but the fact is that it takes a lot time and brains to do that. You need to be creative at all times. People will ask to make a portrait and when you make them people will ask you make several changes. And if you meet their requirements and they get disappointed they don’t pay you and all your hard work in gone in drain. There are different people who are not able to explain how they want a portrait and, in this way, again if you don’t meet their expectations even though they cannot explain well, they don’t pay you and all of that energy, creativity and work in not paid. That is why some artists kill their passion and just do regular jobs and lead a depressing life.