I am currently studying philosophy in college and I thoroughly enjoy it. However, I am having second thoughts about whether or not it will pay the bills when the time comes, and more importantly, whether or not I will enjoy the work environment.
I don't have much drawing experience, a few drawing courses here and there over the years but that's it. I have always dreamed about becoming a concept artist for games or movies, being the creator of fantastic images that I could share with the masses. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at drawing. I think I could become better with practice but my concern is whether or not I should take classes at my university. I am strapped for cash as it is and I don't want to take any unnecessary steps if I can just buy a book or even have a mentor here at conceptart.org.
I should note that I'll be graduating in 2.5 years. Is that enough time to get good enough to be competitive?
Are classes extremely important? Or should I just train myself and supplement with books? Thanks.