As a hobby art is fun, but a professional in a competitive environment has to be 'a cut above' the rest, and you will
need to develop real, marketable skills. Creative careers can be challenging and rewarding. Remember that as well as being
an 'artist', there are other creative, and sometimes lucrative, avenues to explore. The occupation of cartoonist and animator
was expected to grow rapidly throughout the year 2000. The growth of this profession, as well as other fine arts occupations,
are expected to grow at an average rate. The growing internet community will also provide plenty of new opportunities for
upcoming talented artists. As long as artists continue to visualize ways of pleasing the eyes of the masses, there will always
be jobs available to those who seek it in the art industry.