Hello! I'm newly registered but I have been keeping tabs on this site for years. I never wanted to post work because I felt my work wasn't at a high enough quality to do so. I may start posting my work now (if anything, just to learn where I can improve), but I figured I would make my first post an inquiry on advice on actually making it to art school.
First, a little information on myself:
I am a 19-year-old male who has been out of high school for about two years.
I grew up in the middle of no where (Mississippi, USA). Art and artistic careers are fairly unheard of.
My family never really had much money so my parents never have been able nor will they ever provide me with any financial help in attending a school.
I've always wanted to do concept art or illustrations for comics, games, movies, etc.
I am engaged (happily) with a girl who is actually interested in this exact same thing.
Knowing that, I would like to ask for advice on actually making it to the point that I can attend an art school. Currently I am looking at Ringling in Florida.
Portfolio wise, I think I have the potential to get accepted. I am mostly worried about being able to pay for it and making it work.
My fiancee and I both are interested in attending Ringling. Advice on how we can both attend and live together would be welcome. I am not sure if the dorms there (or anywhere) would allow a married/engaged couple to stay together, so that's another issue.
To sum this all up in one big question: Is it possible, and how?
For reference, this is my deviantART site.
What's on there is old, but you are welcome to check it out and give advice on where I can improve with my work to get an acceptable portfolio. Must of what you will find there is anime, yes, but you don't have to tell me to drop it. I could never fully drop the influence of what got me started drawing the in the first place, but I do understand the need to know other styles and have been working with them.