The difference between having a “patron” and “selling out” is who controls what the art is about. A patron should let you continue making YOUR art for YOU while paying for your lifestyle. Selling out means that you let your patron tells you what art to make, and they pay for your lifestyle. Levi sells out every day because he works with clients. Pete changed style when he found a new company to work at, but that doesn’t mean he sold out. BUT, selling out isn’t bad. As long as you’re not doing something that would compromise your morals, then make the money doing the art, and do the art.
Our Episode on Patrons: https://soundcloud.com/creativecombat/20-patrons
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