Artists take a lot of special consideration, but there’s no reason an artist can’t meet a non-artist, or “normal” person halfway. You’d be amazed what kinds of things you can discover by talking it out. This little bastard will tell you your art sucks, quit while your ahead, you’re not good enough for your loved ones, everyone hates you, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

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Drawing nude models is not weird or kinky or sexual or threatening in any way. If you can't stand the idea of me looking at naked people for extended periods of time, remember that you watch porn, which 5. Do not let it wreak its havoc on that which you create. The way you may collect video games or stamps or whatever it is you're into is how we collect pens.

I just might give you a long lecture on why you should never write any email in Comic Sans. Especially when that which you create is destined for my inbox.6. picky about the lighting and filters on everyone's Instagram photos.

Artistry is a very solitary job and while we’re used to being alone, we do sometimes crave that human connection and we fear losing it.

I know I’ve already talked about this, but all those little what ifs? Get them out of your head and out in the open where they can be burned by the sun. If you don’t understand, see my post about Rammstein.) More than likely, your significant other will tell you you’re being ridiculous and it will never happen, but they need to understand your fears and it’s something we all have.

Dating someone in the arts is no cake walk: in general, artists don’t really tend to be “salt of the earth people.” They can be moody and insecure, their work life can be volatile, they stay out late, they often don’t make money, they can be a little eccentric, etc., etc., etc.

So why would anyone in their right minds want to date one? Someone in the arts is used to long hours and little pay and slices of pizza scarfed down at 1 am and rehearsing in hallways and commuting by bus and doing things on the cheap.In the case of this quirky Australian couple, their art is not just their livelihood, but their life.While you may not have heard of the couple, you've definitely seen their work.So my tips for dating an artist is apparently very popular (at least as far as I’m concerned) and hopefully a little helpful for folks. I don’t know how it is for painters, graphic designers, jewelers, seamstresses, etc., but for writers, we have a super active imagination. I’ll SEE the monster in my room with all the lights on and never sleep. Not the scary something under the bed nightmares, the what if nightmares. Now, with that thought in mind, let’s flip this idea around a little bit. Don’t just assume “they don’t understand.” That feeds back into the whole tortured artist thing and, quite frankly, it’s annoying. In artistic fashion, they were actually two separate artists until one acid-filled night when they started to paint together and collaborate on styles.