Being successful as an artist is challenging and takes a lot of dedication and perseverance. Anyone who decides to become a professional artist must be aware of the hurdles ahead. Digital artists have it somewhat easier than traditional artists, as they have many more professional job opportunities, such as production modeling and graphic design. However, they face extreme competition. Traditional artists have challenges with both competition and visibility, as well as limited job opportunities. However, no matter which path you chose, there are hurdles to face to be successful. An artist, like any profession, needs to continue to learn and grow over the course of their career so they can maintain their competitive edge.