Responding to some comments on >>3707780
Sure thing. There's nothing wrong with working in adult entertainment (specifically drawn porn) and you can definitely make some money with it. But it is not a long-term viable option. It is not going to give you the foundation for a life-long career. Placing all your cards into a potential Patreon income is downright irresponsible. A real, sustainable career has opportunities and incomes drawn from a variety of sustainable sources. >>3709773>Why not both?
If you can and want to do both, go for it. I'm more specifically referring to people who see porn as the ONLY way to make a good living with art (even if they aren't super interested in it), which many people on /ic/ think. For everyone else, I think any efforts spent building a supplementary porn income could be better spent on building up a professional illustration business.>>3707875
I'd really argue that you don't have be as good at drawing as you might think. With almost all fields of illustration, style is generally more important than fundamental mastery. If you're so-so at drawing but you're drawing in a stylized, unique & appealing way, you'll stand out just as much (if not more) than artist who are fundamentally better than you.>>3707921>>3707904
These posts are ridiculous.
1.) Are you both implying that the only alternative to porn is fantasy illustration for mobile games?
2.) Calling things 'generic' is pointless. You could say drawing porn is all about drawing 'generic sexy women', 'generic furries', etc.
3.) What you both described sounds great. Mobile games are a great source of well paid fantasy illustration jobs, and you are by no means limited to mobile games. Fantasy illustration is a niche of illustration that you can build your entire career around, and you'll develop a portfolio of work that opens up a variety of different lucrative & sustainable opportunities for yourself.