Then what was that supposed to mean?
> whereas the artist who can't make enough to get by can still draw for his own amusement during his 1 day a year holiday.
In those communities let's say that an average person watches anywhere from 200 artists to a 1000, the sky is the limit in extreme cases. You probably aren't gonna be their favorite. How much attention do you think are you gonna get, 1/200? Most people there aren't looking particularly for you in the influx of pictures in their feed, they might be glad when they see yours, but they will not particularly trouble themselves with your existence. They might see a journal from you and commission you if they happen to have money at the moment, and the interest is self-interest, it's rarely uncoditional love if that's what you seek and if it is you're better watch out for trouble, as in any parasocial relationship. Having relationships with watchers is more burdensome than enjoyable as soon as the novelty and the high wears off when you see that people don't seek you out much after the spike in attention from a submission or a journal recedes in time. There are better ways to look for love, like getting a girlfriend. Just admit that you're an attention-whore, that's all you seek out art being just means to and end, hence you failed to get good at it, because you tried doing it for all the wrong reasons. And cease projecting your want on all artists as a whole.
If an artist as broke as someone who isn't then his art doesn't mean jack and shit and he's completely equal in his brokeness all thing concerned.