Posted on by Ezra W. Smith
The problem with making money with art (for me anyway) is that when your life and well-being of your family depends on the art you are making it’s really easy to lose your way… unfortunately, I am saying “no” to a lot of projects lately that I could make money with because that project doesn’t feel right.
I turned down a book about healthy eating because it turned out it was more bullshit about getting as slim as possible or die. And there is nothing healthy about it in my opinion. I really want to do more commercial illustrations but .. but but but.. I am looking for really meaningful great projects, and I think I am not going to lower my expectations for the money. Maybe I am wrong and I am going to starve to death in the near future.
But it is breaking my heart to see people being ignorant and hypocritical. Talented people getting involved in shady controversial projects and supporting things that I think should be fought against. Or just promoting values that humiliate human dignity and harm the environment.
P.S. This illustration was created (by me) for the FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 2018, if you want to know more about it, go to fashionrevolution.org