I find it interesting that people tend to believe that artists don’t make money. I mean just think of Disney!
I believe that artists tend to put much of them selves in the work and feel that they can’t part from their paintings and their drawings. I think that one of the ways for artists to profit from their art is to put it on merchandising that people want.
Disney makes interesting characters and stories then they create stuffed animals and toys that kids die for and parents pay for.
I was interesting in knowing where the myth of the starving artist came from so I did some digging. I found an article published on Ramit Sethi website. It was a featured post written by Cory Huff.
Here’s the link to read the full article.