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    is it true that bumskee started with 23-24?

    hello, i ve read here in a thread that bumskee started when he was about 24 years old, is this true?
    i just wanted to know it for motivational issues.
    i know this answer is asked alot, but are there actually artist who start with that age and make it (examples) ?
    im currently drawing for about an year (seriously) and i really like it.
    im studying so i have times when i got no time for that hobby and i just study. (that can be a whole month before the exams).
    so i asked myself to switch into a major that has more to do with art, but im not sure if this is naive, since im 23.
    sorry guys for this repetitive question.
    ive read about alot of examples but i just searched for the source 2, and couldnt find something.
    thank you!


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    The only thing that's too old are threads asking "am I too old"

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    I never quite got why people think they need to be really young to start. Are they expecting to only draw well if they take 50+ years of their life drawing or something, and so they're afraid of dying before getting there?

    Serious question here.

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    I forgot to post this as well here, it talks about age: http://www.muddycolors.com/2018/06/b...-enough-cycle/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroAisu View Post
    I never quite got why people think they need to be really young to start. Are they expecting to only draw well if they take 50+ years of their life drawing or something, and so they're afraid of dying before getting there?

    Serious question here.
    Most likely it's people who want to have an 'out' when the fail and then do not pick themselves up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modi123 View Post
    Most likely it's people who want to have an 'out' when the fail and then do not pick themselves up again.
    I thought failing was most important part of learning

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    Why does everyone think 20-25 is too old? People are living to their 100s now. 20 year olds are babies
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    Quote Originally Posted by octopuscats View Post
    Why does everyone think 20-25 is too old? People are living to their 100s now. 20 year olds are babies
    In The Netherlands, it is next to impossible to find a job once you're older than 40, because you're considered sick, slow and non-productive. Yes, that is a stupid stereotype, but employers buy that crap, which seriously narrows your window of opportunity.
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    Oh, it's the same in the US. Once you're over a certain age, employers won't look at you. Even though it's illegal to ask an applicant's age, they find sneaky ways around it.

    It seems like it's the whole "if you're not wildly successful by 30 then you're a failure" myth. Grandma Moses didn't enjoy success until she was in her 80s. But I have to wonder if they even bother to teach art history anymore. *sigh*

    Quote Originally Posted by stonec View Post
    I forgot to post this as well here, it talks about age: http://www.muddycolors.com/2018/06/b...-enough-cycle/
    That blog post should be required reading for most of the artists (and all of the fan artists) on DeviantArt. I wonder what the next installment will cover.
    "A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonec View Post
    I thought failing was most important part of learning
    Not if you give up right after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtal View Post
    Oh, it's the same in the US. Once you're over a certain age, employers won't look at you. Even though it's illegal to ask an applicant's age, they find sneaky ways around it.
    Its same in here Finland as well but I think employers think if old applicant get job they can end up to early retirement, but that's should be employers job so that woundn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonec View Post
    Its same in here Finland as well but I think employers think if old applicant get job they can end up to early retirement, but that's should be employers job so that woundn't happen.
    Another favorite trick of employers looking for a way around gender discrimination is to outline physical requirements that probably aren't ever required to perform the job. Like having to lift and carry a certain weight. . . as if the wheel had never been invented. More people are working well past traditional retirement, though. They pretty much have to these days.

    At least art is one of the few fields where nobody will care if you have a wrinkle or a gray hair. To me, failure is never trying in the first place. . . however trite that sounds. Or, at least, that's what I tell myself whenever I get rejected.
    "A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig."

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    We are all in agreement, ageism sucks.


    is it true that bumskee started with 23-24?
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    Is there something you'd rather do than art?

    Is drawing only enjoyable once it gets good sometime in the future?

    Nobody knows when life is over... If drawing today is the best thing ever, then draw!
    If you live and function well until you are 101, then you will achieve much in that time span, and it will be worth doing what you love.

    If you die in 2024 because the planet is hit by a malfunctioning alien spaceship, at least you spent the rest of your days doing what you love the most.

    If you achieve an art goal, get bored, and at 40 years old you start to direct movies instead, well at least you had fun with art as long as it lasted.

    One of my biggest worries is that I'll be too old to fit into a studio-environment socially. "All the kids would not work with an oldie, I'll never fit in anywhere!!!".
    But then I found this... There's hope!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0tQRJ4qKs

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