Coming back to my dream, in need of help.

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    Unhappy Coming back to my dream, in need of help.

    Sorry to everyone if i did not post this in the correct area on the forums. I just wanted to ask of the community if they had any advice for someone out of practice trying to reignite their future potential in concept art. I am 22, I have been to community collage but didnt complete it. I still work in a crappy min wage job and havent practiced for long hours in about 5 months. At this point I feel as if i might have been unfocused for too long and have lost my chance at being anything in art but i am now willing to try. I just would like to know has anyone else recovered from such a downward slope. Sorry again if this post annoys anyone.

    Last edited by StarPower; June 10th, 2014 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Edit said i was 23 i meant 22 xD
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    It's hard to decide what to do. Some of my art I think is bad, other people love and stuff I spent a lot of time on, sometimes isn't so good. You have to consider what subject matter and mediums you like to work with. And think about what might be a market for your art -- children's books, graphic novels, cartoon, fine art..perhaps you might show your stuff at local art exhibits. I sometimes look through The Artist's Market -- it's a list of places online and off that use illustrators, artists, photographers. You're better off getting an answer from someone who is currently freelancing. Trying looking up freelance artist videos on Youtube.

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    23, lol.I'm so well, um, sophisticated. well, more like vintage.

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    Er... I'm 53 and chasing old dreams.

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    While working towards a goal doesn't mean you will reach it, giving up assures you will never reach it. Worrying about anything else is inappropriate teenage angst and useless

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    well, if you want to make your movie or cartoon or video game, its a sure thing.

    whether people give a crap about it? well... its hard to say if it ever happens to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarPower View Post
    Sorry to everyone if i did not post this in the correct area on the forums. I just wanted to ask of the community if they had any advice for someone out of practice trying to reignite their future potential in concept art. I am 22, I have been to community collage but didnt complete it. I still work in a crappy min wage job and havent practiced for long hours in about 5 months. At this point I feel as if i might have been unfocused for too long and have lost my chance at being anything in art but i am now willing to try. I just would like to know has anyone else recovered from such a downward slope. Sorry again if this post annoys anyone.
    There is only one advice I can give: start practicing again.
    If this is really your dream, not having a degree or working a shitty job wont stop you. The only way to lose your chance is giving up drawing completely.
    I am 23 too, and nothing makes me more anxious than younger people with better skills than me, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Just keep drawing.

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    Start small, work up. Practice for 5 mins a day, then 10, then 20, then 40... that's what I did, I had a lot of trouble sustaining concentration. (Still do.) Just do something every day. Draw anything. It'll help you in other areas too.

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    I think i was facing exactly save problem as you @.@
    I tried lot of things but nothing helped .
    In the end i found a way to counter this problem .
    N it was 'Make Drawing study group Online/offline (Offline is much better )
    and make Checklist for daily with ur group . (I have made a daily check list note in evernote, As soon as i complete it, i upload JPG in that note n check the list. )
    and also avoid Dota 2 , COD like addictive games !!!!! XP

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    Thanks to everyone who responded. I will start practicing more again. i never fell off completely but went from 6 hours a day to skipping days all together. Games are sometimes an issue but not really sometimes its just fear holding me back. Like i would want to do nothing at all when i could practice just because i felt i was going to disappoint myself. It is comforting to see other people are facing similar issues, i hope you all resolve any of those you have and live happily.

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