I'm an old member here and I've long wanted to be an artist. what matters most to me is becoming a respectable and talented artist. I'll keep this short or at least try to.
I got very ill both mentally and physically and sort of lost my way and lapsed on my art, I feel awful about it but there is no use crying over whats done.
I want to start over.
I do have a thread here with some of my old work in it but I want to start over with a mentor or group that will keep me on track, challenge me, and help me become the best I can. I want someone who will give me exercises and something to follow everyday, someone that'll push me analyze me and break down my flaws without any remorse and then drill me till its fixed. I will do anything it takes to become a good artist but I'm lost and I need a mentor or a group to lead me a little and I need a program to follow.
I know its asking a lot but I would do anything for this sort of help.
Other than that I need advice about schools. There is a fullsail here and an International school of design and technology or something or other then there is the local colleges around Tampa which are actually pretty good but I have no idea what to do. Should I even go to school yet?
I don't know if it matters but here is a little blurb about me: I love realism but also have a thing for manga and I appreciate various degrees of stylization in between, my favorite games are Metal Gear Solid series, Half-Life Series (including Portal), Okami, Team Fortress, and Persona 4. I've longed to be an artist for quite sometime but have sort of been struggling with illness and life, I have just recently moved to be with my girlfriend in Tampa Florida and I am trying to restart my life. I'm easy going and kind but can be a bit anxious and pessimistic but if I feel like I have a path to follow then I can do anything. My life long dream is to become a concept artist and help make memorable games with unique style. Money is not important to me, I want to be the best artist I can and help unlock my creative potential. So if anyone can please help me or give me advice I would be forever grateful.
Mentor me and I promise to be a great student!~