Break into the art market

For a long time it was the opinion in the fine art world that there were artists on the one hand and illustrators on the other. The former talked to God, albeit often in a slightly insane sort of way, while the latter were pixel and paint monkeys doing disposable work for hire that no one gifted with true taste and discernment would ever want to look at twice. This is a harsh view, and while it suits some people in the fine art market to perpetuate the myth, the reality has never been quite so straightforward.

Plenty of illustration is created first and only sold to a client later, while many famous artworks have been created to a strict commission. And there have always been artists - Mucha, Millais, Warhol, even Dali - who have created paid work for commercial clients that's been indistinguishable from their work exhibited in galleries.

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