Before I ask the question I would like to talk about myself a little bit. It may be a little bit long so I will be glad if you can bare with me.
Like almost everyone else who has fallen in love with drawing, I was very good at drawing when I was very little but of course this was compared to other children. Between the ages 4 and 12 I kept drawing but it was nothing serious. Never took any kinds of lessons and my parents were not encouraging me. I don't know why but after the age 12 I stopped drawing. At age 18 I started drawing again and realised how much I love it. I found myself enjoying it a lot. I was feeling a passion even when drawing just a single line. However, in my country being an artist basically means being unemployed 99 percent of the time. Afraid of studying art I got discouraged again and just to be able to find a job in the future I got into a university to study statistics. During those four years I studied statistics, my love to drawing never ended. However I was not drawing much either. I spended those years following and admiring other artist's works by heart but not drawing anything. Suprisingly, I fooled myself that I like statistics. During my university years, I realised that I have good teaching skills when working as a guitar and piano instructor (I may be called a professional musician but its actually nothing too serious) . Because I had teaching skills, I thought ''why not become an academician on statistics? '' (now I can see the weird logic I made). So I started an MSc at Statistics in UK. After 1 month of studying, I realised what a big mistake I made. I regretted all those years that I haven't draw anything. I regretted not going to artschool after highschool. I regretted studying statistics and even doing a masters on it. But thinking about the past was pointless and these things( eg. studying stats) are not a total waste. However, I knew that I should'nt look back anymore. So I started drawing again after all those years.
Here I am, 26 years old, four months away from my graduation at MSc Statistics in UK. I have started drawing again and this time I am not just scribling, I am studying and practicing the art of drawing as much as I can do when I am not studying for my MSc on Stats. For the last few months, I am really confident on what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am planning to get into an artschool and study entertainment design probably in US or any other country that I can get a good education on entertainment design. However, let alone the preparations for a good portfolio such as figure drawing and life drawing studies, painting, perspective, color theory which will take me many years to improve , I also need to save some money to be able to pay the tuition fees (I am guessing I can't get a scholarship because of my age) . So I am planning to work as a statistician for 2-3 years to save the money for artschool. I can also improve my skills, take nightime figure drawing and classes like that during this time. The only problem is I am going to be 30 when I apply to artschools. Now I can ask the question:
Is age 30 too late for artschool? Do artschools, especially the really good ones care about the age? I am guessing that my age will be a problem when applying for a scholarship. But if I can save the money while working as a statistician (something I have no passion at all) , and if I can improve my drawing skills during this time, do I have a chance to study entertainment design in one of the respected artschools?
Thank you very much for reading this. I would really apreciate any answers and I am really looking forward for your advice regarding my question. Thank you very much.