I'm at a crossroads in my life.
I'm a 17 year old senior, a good student. My parents are pushing me to go to college and pursue a career in medicine and what not, but I'll be honest, that doesn't appeal to me at all. What I'm wanting from you guys, aside from critique for my art, is a word on whether you think I have what it takes to make it in the industry. Doing this kind of thing for a living would be a dream.
This is the product of me having too much time on my hands in my commercial art class (there's a nice Wacom the school has). It took me quite a few hours of fiddling with it. It is my first finished digital painting. It was done in attempt to create a new desktop background for my school district's network, hence the blue vikingness and the 'W'.
There are few errors that have become apparent to me (the hair needs some work, helmet is bland in some areas, neck needs work)
But I need your expert opinion CA, be brutal.