I'm posting this here, feel free to move it if necessary.
A bit of advice possibly from people who are in my situation or had been in this situation.
I went to college for communications, I have a 9-5 job in which I spend all day in a cubicle, have you seen office space, umm yea. The job is fine, unsatisfying to say the least, but it has allowed me to pay back the Corvette size debt I had in loans. I've loved art in some facet for as long as I can remember.. For foolish reasons, I never really saw art as a potential career, I lacked confidence in my work, which as I see now was due to a lack of dedication to the craft.
Well things have changed. More and more I find myself hunched over my laptop scratching away on my tablet till the wee hours in the morning, forgoing the bars and social scenes that would occupy my Saturday nights. Creation, discovery, and seeing the progress is the greatest drug, and I am addicted.
I would consider myself an "intermediate artist" and would like to go back to school, I WANT TO LEARN! Thank god for places like concept art and I try to absorb as much information from this site as possible, and the results can be seen. Should I start from scratch? Do i really need all those 100 level art classes? Should I try and pick which classes to enroll in ie. color theory, life drawing? Would just taking individual classes that I am interested in be benifitial, or as a self taught artist would I be lost in the terms and theories that were taught in previous classes? Or should I just keep chugging along painting and practicing teaching myself, albeit in many cases the "wrong way"?
Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.