Not true at all. You should EXPECT, you should 'count on' you should be planning for....deserve....never....
And the word you want is COMPENSATED, not paid.
It's a hard concept to explain, but the idea is that ....
You get paid to do art. As opposed to ' you do art and THEN look to get paid for it/ from it.
That twist makes all the difference.
No assumptions, let's look at the OP then. They said:
I share it one my social media.
(no one owes you attention in any way shape or form.) Many of you (sorry to level this rude charge) think your ART is ABOVE any reader or viewer. You are a servant to them, your arts' [partial value] is determined by THEM, not you. You LOVE IT, buy THEY give it value. It's valuable to YOU, but it's value is decided by those who judge it or use it.
We've all looked at work from other popular artists and wondered why they get hundred of notes and we're getting none, right?
That is aspect #3 being broken. Which has almost NOTHING to do with your art. That is the heart-breaker! Hobbyist artists believe that MORE and BETTER art is the way to gain greater success. It is not. Take the test yourself. If you can name one thing that is successful and 'popular' but you (and your peoples) think it's trash, then #2 (your judgement) does NOT decide the value of that art. If you can name something that you LOVE, but it got mass attention and then passes over (A flop) then again, your judgement does not determine value. If you find a "great" piece of art in the world and no one is paying attention to it - then just making 'great art' is not a guarantee for exposure or mass feedback...or payment.
But when I get frustrated by the lack of
And that's where they should be -- frustrated- they deserve to be frustrated and that's about it.
Frustration is a FEELING. That is why they were getting advice about their FEELINGS.
Do art for art's sake or do art for the love - is how you counter that EMOTION.
Go back to the 1, 2 and 3 - points that I dropped.
Now, if you want to talk about PRO level- thinking we can do that, but THAT has nothing to do with this.
And has, almost nothing in common with this thread so far.
Even though you somehow compared having a degree and searching for work being close to doing art and deserving attention and support.
"Of course I am assume that the artist in theory did indeed go to school, and is attempting to make a profession of their craft, and is taking it seriously, and it’s not just a hobby for them."
This disclaimer doesn't get around that feeling or point of view. You are now assuming someone in that position STILL thinks like a hobbyist. To turn your hobby into a business or career or even any kind of money-making enterprise requires a massive mind-set change. Most can't or won't do it.
Understanding this video is an early step towards that.
I'll go further, but I already know this is forbidden talk. lol
Let me know.